After the two-week head start that Battlefield 3 Premium members received on the PlayStation 3, the Close Quarters expansion pack is now available to download for all non-Premium PS3 members.
“Starting today, you can purchase our second expansion pack Battlefield 3: Close Quarters via PlayStation Store and the Battlefield 3 in-game store,” according to DICE on the Official Battlefield Blog. The download comes at the cost of $14.99
Remember, non-Premium Xbox 360 and PC players will be able to download the Close Quarters expansion pack on June 26. You can check out the launch trailer here.
In case there was any doubt over the inclusion of multiplayer in PS Vita’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, Walmart posted the game’s description confirming that the first Call of Duty for PS Vita will indeed feature a multiplayer component.
Earlier this month at E3, Sony only revealed the title of the first Call of Duty game for PS Vita, Black Ops: Declassified. Little has been known about the title until now, well kind of. Walmart, via GAF, outed the following blip about the game along with the box art, which might still change.
“Before the future could be won, history had to be written. Exposing that story exclusively on PlayStation Vita, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified explores original fiction in the Call of Duty Black Ops universe with an all-new campaign of Special Ops missions. Optimized for gamers on-the-go, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified delivers the most intense handheld Call of Duty experience to date, including both Special Ops Story mode and Multiplayer combat tailored for the PS Vita.”
Battlefield 3′s second Double XP weekend event came to a close last night, but if you are one of those few who simply can’t get enough and happen to be a Premium member, you are in luck.
Next weekend, DICE and EA will be holding yet another Double XP weekend event, but this time exclusively to Battlefield 3 Premium members. This will be the first of many Premium events as indicated by the Premium Calendar.
These are the details below as seen on the Battlelog:
Premium exclusive Double XP event June 23-24 Who: Exclusive to Premium members only Formats: All Servers: Any ranked Game modes: Any Maps: Any (Base game, Back to Karkand, and Close Quarters) What: Double everything When: See table below
Seemingly a day ahead of schedule, the Double XP switch has been flipped on for Battlefield 3 players across all platforms.
Our initial reports indicated a start time of early Saturday (tomorrow) morning, June 16th, but you won’t see us complaining. So, it’s time to get to know those Close Quarters map a little better if you’re a BF3 Premium member. Grab your SPAS-12 and get to work! Remember, you’ll see a 2x score multiplayer at the end of each round after receiving your in-game rewards.
Lead designer at DICE, Niklas Fegraeus, takes Battlefield 3 fans through some Armored Kill footage shown off at this year’s E3.
Machinima’s Mr. Sark asks Fegraeus a few questions about upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC in this E3 interview. While much of the content of this interview has already been covered here, the spectacular Armored Kill footage, which starts at 2:26 in, is definitely worth a look.
As promised, Infinity Ward has released the latest Modern Warfare 3 Elite drops for PS3 premium members. In addition to the free Face Off maps, Elite drops 9 through 12 are now available to download for paid Elite subscribers.
Free to Public: Face Off Maps – Erosion and Aground (Available today for paid Elite members, tomorrow June 15th for everyone)
Elite Drop 9: Multiplayer Map – Oasis
Elite Drop 10: Spec Ops Mission – Kill Switch
Elite Drop 11: Spec Ops Mission – Iron Clad
Elite Drop 12: Face Off Maps – Getaway and Lookout
Also, Content Collection 2 is now available to pre-order on the PSN store for $14.99. An exclusive free theme is awarded for pre-ordering the DLC bundle starting today through Wednesday, June 20th. This implies that the collection will go on sale next week on Thursday, June 21st. Collection 2 packs in all the DLC listed above along with multiplayer maps, Sanctuary and Foundation.
The recent release of Battlefield 3 Premium across the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC has not come without it’s share of controversy.
It was recently reported that Australian Battlefield 3 Premium members were forced to pay above the advertised price tag in order to enjoy the benefits BF3 Premium has to offer. Originally advertised at a cost of AU$49.99, Australian PlayStation 3 users were, instead, charged AU$79.95 while Xbox 360 owners were charged 4,000 Microsoft points, an equivalent of AU$66.00.