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Battlefield 3 Premium Edition Coming September

Battlefield 3 is expensive.

Well, Battlefield 3 is expensive if you feel like getting your hands on the whole package. With each DLC pack running you $15 apiece and five DLC planned in total, getting your hands on Battlefield: Premium, which contains all DLC, for $40 almost seems like a deal.

To those who haven't picked up Battlefield 3, EA's finally made your wait worth your while. With Battlefield 4 confirmed and on the horizon, the appeal of Battlefield 3 is beginning to dissipate. No doubt to generate renewed interest and pick up sales, EA's announced Battlefield 3: Premium Edition for $69.99. Buyers will gain access to the premium service for a little less.

Not enough to entice you? EA is also throwing in a "Multiplayer Head Start Kit", which includes "15 different weapons, gadgets, and vehicle upgrades", presumably so you won't feel too behind playing at Rank 1 while everyone else astronomically ahead of you in levels.

Battlefield 3: Premium Edition will be hitting Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this September, and is already available for preorder.

  • randomizer
    With each DLC pack running you $15 apiece and five DLC planned in total, getting your hands on Battlefield: Premium, which contains all DLC, for $40 almost seems like a deal.

    No, it just shows how overpriced the DLCs are. ;)

    I've never been able to get BF3 to launch since I bought it (no, it is not minimised). I'm sure that if I cut out Origin and Battlelog I'd be able to, but there are just two many rusty links in the chain to getting the game to start reliably on all systems. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it.
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  • greghome
    Hopefully, the other 2 expansions coming out after armored kill won't be a crap and actually have more than 4 maps.....

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  • phamhlam
    The game is so good and DICE puts a lot of work into it. I don't think $15 is too much. Have anyone seen Armored Kill. The maps are amazing.
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  • assasin32
    I miss the days of old before DLC. When we had expansion pack which were almost and entire new game added or was (guild wars for example) instead of $15 for a few maps and a couple guns so we go "ohh shiney" and pay up to keep up with the competition.
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  • walter87
    assasin32I miss the days of old before DLC. When we had expansion pack which were almost and entire new game added or was (guild wars for example) instead of $15 for a few maps and a couple guns so we go "ohh shiney" and pay up to keep up with the competition.Sadly that day is long gone and will never see anything like that from all the major developers/publishers. Ridiculous skin/weapon addons for a couple bucks each or $15 for map packs on CoD and BF3. People need to speak with their wallets, but unfortunately most of petty consumers willing to pay for that letting the developers get away with and and persist and push petty DLC to even further lows to see just how much they can sqeeze out of the consumer.

    Atleast their are still developers like Valve and CD Projekt that deliver free DLC. A bit of a shame too considering CD Projekt is one of the last decent developers out there and among the number 1 pirated games.

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  • bigdragon
    Toms is looking more and more like an advertising solution for Blizzard and EA. I'm disappointed. Where is the mention of all the hacking? You can get killed by another player's ammo boxes from across the map on the PC version. On the 360 there's a new team wipe hack. Anyone coming into this game at rank 1 is severely disadvantaged even with an unlock pack. The game is designed to compel you to pay for hacks. Let's also not forget how badly implemented this game is. I have RAID 0 SSDs and it still takes the game 2 to 5 minutes to get onto a server due to all the logins it has to do to EA's unreliable backend. Normally it always fails the first time with "could not connect to EA online".

    BF3 is a huge ripoff. It's best to be avoided. Hell, I bought it to play with 9 other friends. We never got to work as a team and actually spent most of our time avoiding each other because of the unlock disparities. The game would never put us on the same team or even in the same squads despite being in a party. I remember having to avoid shooting at a friend's helicopter because he didn't have flares unlocked and getting killed while trying to figure out how to revive someone (I didn't have defibs unlocked apparently). If you don't have the game by now it's best to avoid it even if they give it away for free. Go back and play that wonderful co-op mod for BF2 where you could have 92 people on a server, custom maps, and every unlock.
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  • iamtheking123
    @bigdragon, I've got 25 hours in the multiplayer so far and haven't had a single issue with hackers or not being able to get into a server. I too have raided SSDs, and I just timed it, it took me 1 minute 28 seconds to start Origin, start Internet Explorer, login to battlelog, join a server, and spawn. Never ever seen "could not connect to EA online". Sounds like you need a better computer.
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  • aznguy0028
    bigdragonBF3 is a huge ripoff. It's best to be avoided. Hell, I bought it to play with 9 other friends. We never got to work as a team and actually spent most of our time avoiding each other because of the unlock disparities. The game would never put us on the same team or even in the same squads despite being in a party. I remember having to avoid shooting at a friend's helicopter because he didn't have flares unlocked and getting killed while trying to figure out how to revive someone (I didn't have defibs unlocked apparently). If you don't have the game by now it's best to avoid it even if they give it away for free. Go back and play that wonderful co-op mod for BF2 where you could have 92 people on a server, custom maps, and every unlock.I have over 200 hours on BF3 and I never had any of your problems, my M4 SSD loads it up very quickly. It sounds to me that the problem lies behind the computer with you and your friends. Not knowing the game/what to do is not an excuse for saying it's bad. My friends and I are always in the same squad, even when we are on opposite teams, just switch over, unlock your squad and everyone is good to go.
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  • buckcm
    bigdragonToms is looking more and more like an advertising solution for Blizzard and EA. I'm disappointed. Where is the mention of all the hacking? You can get killed by another player's ammo boxes from across the map on the PC version. On the 360 there's a new team wipe hack. Anyone coming into this game at rank 1 is severely disadvantaged even with an unlock pack. The game is designed to compel you to pay for hacks. Let's also not forget how badly implemented this game is. I have RAID 0 SSDs and it still takes the game 2 to 5 minutes to get onto a server due to all the logins it has to do to EA's unreliable backend. Normally it always fails the first time with "could not connect to EA online".BF3 is a huge ripoff. It's best to be avoided. Hell, I bought it to play with 9 other friends. We never got to work as a team and actually spent most of our time avoiding each other because of the unlock disparities. The game would never put us on the same team or even in the same squads despite being in a party. I remember having to avoid shooting at a friend's helicopter because he didn't have flares unlocked and getting killed while trying to figure out how to revive someone (I didn't have defibs unlocked apparently). If you don't have the game by now it's best to avoid it even if they give it away for free. Go back and play that wonderful co-op mod for BF2 where you could have 92 people on a server, custom maps, and every unlock.
    You're full of crap. This isn't to say EA's back-end is perfect, but it works fine mostly for me. I don't have problems with hackers. They did a far better job on BF3 than BC2.
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  • As much as I hate to defend EA, with premium, you're actually getting a whole exp pack / full game over the course of nearly a year. 20 maps, lots of new guns, vehicles, etc.
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