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POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jun 16, 2011

DICE Explains Battlefield 3 Controversy

In recent days there’s been a lot of chatter across the web about the Battlefield 3 pre-order offer currently available on EA’s new Origin platform and other select retailers. Some have expressed concern that those who pre-ordered the game would have exclusive access to the Physical Warfare Pack and that this would provide an unfair advantage.

Today Karl Magnus Troedsson, the General Manager of DICE, posted an explanation to the Battlefield Blog.

The bottom line: All Battlefield 3 players will have access to the Physical Warfare Pack later this year – for free! Players who pre-order the game will enjoy these added features immediately and will have exclusive access to the pack’s content for a limited period of time.

The Back to Karkand map pack, a set of the best maps from past Battlefield games, is also a free pre-order bonus but it will be available to all Battlefield players on day one as DLC.

For more details and a full explanation, Battlefield’s blog lays it all out.

Comments (6)

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    "I always knew our pre-order offers for Battlefield 3 would be open to misunderstandings." Yes of course they would, because when asked your employees said the exclusive gun, updgrade and ammo type would be TRUE exclusives for all time.
    Jun 17, 2011
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    well thats not a bonus give us a free skin or gun or something as a exclusive.
    Jun 18, 2011
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    i preordered and i really could careless if im the only one with a gun or ammo type i just want to enjoy the game im sure that there are other weapons and upgrades available for unlock that will be just as cool if not better... why the issue ?
    Jun 19, 2011
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    I really don't see a point to preorder bonus's. You want pre-order bonus's, how about in store credit. 5 dollars in your account for preordering this game? Amazon, gamestop, EA, bestbuy.....etc. This sounds like a much better deal then screwing around with users who cannot afford to preorder the game. Either way, I'll probably preorder it around september.
    Jun 20, 2011
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    Well if nothing is exclusive I dont see the point in pre-ordering, I can get the game day 1 when its available.
    Jun 22, 2011
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    i keep entering my code in for back to karkand but it wont work
    Nov 14, 2011
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