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bf3-rpg.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jan 6, 2012

Defend Your Genre In BF3’s Metal Vs. Hip Hop Challenge

80s-era films taught us several vital truths: (1) There’s no hero like an anti-hero, (2) Prom is the most important night of your life, bar none, and (3) You’re not really a musician until you win a Battle of the Bands. That’s why this weekend, we’re bringing Big Boi, Megadeth, Korn, and Mickey Factz to the Battlefield to fight for the ultimate in musical – and military – supremacy.

Unlike in a traditional Battle of the Bands, our song-slinging heroes won’t be taking the stage alone. In fact, they won’t be taking the stage at all. Instead, they’ll be facing off in a few heated rounds of Battlefield 3 alongside lucky gamers like you, with public matches taking place on the classic multi-player map, “Strike at Karkand.” Side up with either the Metal or Hip Hop Platoon to show your allegiance, then blast the competition into a shallow Karkand grave.

DICE and EA's Metal vs. Hip Hop Challenge kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PST on Saturday, January 7, with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and OutKast’s Big Boi bringing the pain. Then, join us again on Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. PST as Korn’s Jonathan Davis trades bullets with hip hop artist Mickey Factz.

In order to participate in the Metal vs. Hip Hop Challenge, you’ll need to become a fan of your chosen Platoon (Metal or Hip Hop) via Battlelog. You can also create your own metal or hip hop Platoon to support the war, but you’ll need to create it before January 31, 2012 in order to get credit. Get all the information on how to join on The Battlefield Blog

Still need to pick up your copy of Battlefield 3? Order it on Origin for $59.99, then get the Back to Karkand expansion for just $14.99 more.

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Comments (26)

  1. +3 -2
    Yeah.
    Jan 6, 2012
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  2. 0 -2
    Yeah..
    Jan 6, 2012
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  3. 0 -1
    ok..
    Jan 6, 2012
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  4. Comment Flagged +4 -27
    This game is trash!!! Not sure how any of you got paid for this. You should have called it Modern Warfare Battlefield 3!!!
    Jan 6, 2012
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    1. +2 -1
      smoke this smokey .i.
      Jan 8, 2012
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    2. +1 0
      You don't know what your talking about you modern warfare *** that game is garbage all you need is a weapon and a corner and you'll win mw3 is the worst game ever made its so poorly built so shut cause you have no say in this you mw3 ***.
      Jan 8, 2012
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  5. +8 0
    Man, no need to use bad words. This is new game with new engine, with new gameplay etc. EX: You have Mercedes E class, and you see like new E class comes out but in new body, with new engine, with new technologies. And you will call thant new trash? Im sure no. So this is still Battlefield, but in new body, and this is still Mercedes, but in new body, like i said.
    Jan 6, 2012
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  6. +1 -1
    Cool.
    Jan 7, 2012
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  7. 0 -3
    i need pass code really bad
    Jan 7, 2012
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    1. +1 0
      you can download one for free
      Jan 7, 2012
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  8. 0 -1
    goooooooood gammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmed
    Jan 7, 2012
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  9. +3 -1
    I DONT REALLY LIKE HOW YOU NEED TO USE A PASSCODE.
    Jan 7, 2012
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  10. 0 0
    quero tira uma duvida precisa paga pra joga online o battlefield 3 ?
    Jan 7, 2012
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  11. 0 0
    want to take a doubt have to pay to play online Battlefield 3 ?
    Jan 7, 2012
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  12. 0 0
    I bet the artists are going to be trash ^_^
    Jan 7, 2012
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  13. +1 0
    great game, love how much more realistic this game is than call of duty. i feel like a floating camera with a gun in the game, and i plop horrbly unrealistic ragdolls out of myself. BATTLEFIELD 9/10 CALL OF DUTY 6/10
    Jan 8, 2012
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  14. 0 0
    when will they come out with the UZI
    Jan 8, 2012
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  15. 0 0
    wicked mateeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!
    Jan 8, 2012
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  16. 0 0
    Hi i need info. I completed battlefield 3 and i gt the online pass i actaveted my account but i need help on actavatind my battle feed and i need help on my mass effect 3 dog tag i aint got 1 how do i get it i gt the letter
    Jan 8, 2012
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  17. 0 0
    do u have to complete bf3 campaign in order to activate ur battle feed?
    Jan 8, 2012
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  18. +1 0
    bij mij kan ik niet online spelen want ik weet niet *** het moet
    Jan 8, 2012
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  19. 0 0
    Totally confused about battlefeed?????
    Jan 8, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      MAKES TWO OF US love getting the messege to buy the game to log in when ive been playing online for 2 months GRRRRD D@MNIT
      Jan 9, 2012
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  20. 0 0
    Is there more than one campaign in B3?
    Jan 8, 2012
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