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.
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.
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.
Battlefield 3 users across all platforms will be able to enjoy Double XP this weekend in celebration of the launch of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters which just went live for Xbox 360 and PC Premium members, a week earlier for PS3 Premium members. This event, however, will include both Premium and non-Premium members.
DICE senior gameplay designer Alan Kertz is at it again, suggesting tweaks and balance changes that may make it into Battlefield 3 in the near future.
Publishing his suggestions on Reddit, Kertz is looking to tweak a number of weapons, including their recoil, range and reload times. He also mentioned a fix for the recently discovered AUG M320 smoke glitch that was introduced in the latest patch as well as a few vehicle changes.
You can check out his comments and a list of tweaks below. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Battlefield 3 Lead Designer Gustav Halling clarifies some exciting new details regarding the upcoming, vehicle-based expansion pack, Armored kill.
Great news for console players! “All AK maps have 5 flags on consoles,” according to Halling’s Twitter account. Playing 5-Flag Wake Island in the Back to Karkand expansion pack will probably give you a good idea as to the type of gameplay you can expect in Armored Kill.