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On August 24th, 2011 in Gallery

Battlefield 3 Steelbook
If you’re getting a Limited Edition or Special Edition of a game, chances are the game will be packed in a pretty “Steelbook” box — basically a cover for games made in steel/metal. According to a Reddit member, who works at a place where they manufacture Steelbook cases, Battlefield 3 will be shipped in these cases at select European retailers.

Furthermore, EA Singapore has released some promo images on Facebook of the Steelbook edition, which you can see in the gallery after the break. Also, the images confirm that Battlefield 3 will ship on two discs. It’s very likely that the Limited Edition retail version of Battlefield 3 will be shipping in these Steelbook cases. Read on for the full gallery of the new BF3 box.


  1. bloodysquad2
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Oh ma gawd, I have officially jiZZed my pants. I <3 you DICE!!!!

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    • Hired_Mark
      August 25th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      After all this sh*t EA pulls off, they can forget buying me off on their side with a simple steel case. Steam made the Orange box for their gaffes with Half-Life.

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      • ϟKRI||ƩX
        August 25th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

        So, are the two discs required to play BF3, or is it one disc required to play BF3 and then the second disc is just extras? I hope BF3 isn’t going to run off two discs… I played Titanic a lot when I was young, and it required two discs, right in the middle of a mission it would just randomly say, “Please Eject Disc 1 and Insert Disc 2″. I hated that.

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        • Bug
          August 29th, 2011 at 6:58 am

          they would never do that :D

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  2. Q3id
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Personally, I think the inside design of the box should have been the outside design.

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    • Alvatraust
      August 25th, 2011 at 1:26 am

      I don’t know about you guys but I’m kinda tired of seeing the same bf3 image on everything.

      They should have a different image for the limited edition. Something badass. Maybe some sort of military looking case?

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      • JOSHUA240496
        August 25th, 2011 at 5:47 am


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      • Q3id
        August 25th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

        All the same, if you went out of your way to get a special edition of the game, I would hate to think the best they could do with the Steelbox design is the words “Battlefield 3″ on a black background.

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      • Cyryl
        August 28th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

        I don’t know about YOU…but I’M going to be playing the game that came INSIDE of the case.

        Not staring at the case itself.

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    • Mike
      August 25th, 2011 at 7:20 am

      -Just what I was thinking dude.
      -Also I hate to say this but isn’t EA Copying Activition as they started to ship their hardened edition copies in steel boxes last year?

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      • TOCS
        August 25th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

        Steel boxes for special editions of games has been used for a lot of games through time. It’s just a way to display prestige over the standard product, nothing else really. :P

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      • Joakim
        October 27th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        “MIKE” just so you kow Battlefield Bad Company 1 had a golden steel case before Activition had their hardened edition…asshole…

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  3. Other Brian
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Have we gotten any confirmation on what the LE contains? That second disc could be a collector’s DVD or something, rather than an actual game disc.

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    • Jackson
      August 25th, 2011 at 3:40 am

      i think the second disk is for the Back to Karkand game data, since its technically an expansion pack for Battlefield 3 that you get for pre-ordering.

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      • Other Brian
        August 25th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

        That wouldn’t make too much sense, since they’re not just shipping the preordered amount of these. They’d end up having a bunch of steel cases with an extra DVD slot and no extra DVD. Plus I doubt the six maps that come with Back to Karkand would require their own DVD.

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  4. maxbox99
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    So if you pre-ordered, you get this?

    But yeah even if its a great plus, it will still stay where the rest of my games are stored…

    I mean why would we care about something else then the game itself?

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    • TheFourthAmigo
      August 25th, 2011 at 2:09 am

      seriously… nice box (puts into drawer) lol

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      • maxbox99
        August 25th, 2011 at 2:53 am

        Yeah exactly. I mean, I wont put it on shelf or whatever… I will be too busy playing the game anyway…

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  5. Phelipe
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    will be for ps3 2?or the box will be different?

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    • ϟKRI||ƩX
      August 25th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      All the boxes are the same, one will say PC at the bottom right or left or w/e, if you buy an xbox one, itlll say xbox, and if oyu buy a ps3 one, itll say ps3…

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  6. Colt_Gun
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Steel case looks sexy and sleek. I want it.

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  7. Aaron
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Im thinking about getting Battlefield 3 pre order from best buy so is that one of the dealers for that?

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  8. Tummynator
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    this is not a steel box … its a tungsten alloy box that is capable of blocking 20mm rounds and inside is a virtual world created by dice that makes you believe your in a real world so you have to choose to take the red pill or the blue pill

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    • Colt_Gun
      August 25th, 2011 at 12:19 am

      You’re waiting for a UAV to respawn, a UAV that will take you far away. You know where you hope this UAV will take you, but you don’t know for sure. But it doesn’t matter. How can it not matter to you where the UAV will take you?

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      • Other Brian
        August 25th, 2011 at 12:29 am


        …I think that’s actually something I’ve said while playing =(

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        • SitDownSon
          August 25th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

          We’ve all been there man….unfortunately I’ve gotten my wookie on occasionally.

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      • Tummynator
        August 25th, 2011 at 4:03 am

        sounds familiar … i just can put my finger on it … i know that the 3rd one is snakes on a plane :D … i give up … tell me :P

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        • Tummynator
          August 25th, 2011 at 4:17 am

          WAIT ITS INCEPTION!!!! :D

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        • Luka Mijic
          August 25th, 2011 at 11:13 am

          snakes on the plane it is :)

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  9. HOBO 123
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:14 am


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    • Techdude
      August 25th, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Only if you turn of caps lock :D

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      • HOBO 123
        August 26th, 2011 at 10:38 pm


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  10. Colt_Gun
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    If it can fit on two DVD discs then it should be able to fit on one blu-ray disc for the PS3, considering Blu-Ray can hold something like 6 times as much on them than most DVD’s. That is unless the second disc is a special ‘making of’ or a movie of some sort that is not gameplay related… even then they could probably fit it all on one Blu-Ray disc, and have the movie or whatever it is in some kind of ‘extras’ menu.

    Unless those are for 2 Blu-Ray Discs… O_O lol if it was then Xbox would need like 12 discs.

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    • Colt_Gun
      August 25th, 2011 at 8:32 am

      why all the hate?

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    • Blarg
      August 25th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      It would be more convienent, then you’d have BF3/1943,and whatever else all on one disk

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  11. [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Why do they do this!?!?!? I pre ordered on Origin to get early beta access and now you show me this! This just makes me want it for if Origin ever goes down. At least I’d have a sweet box to show I payed 60 bucks. :\

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  12. [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Also, is this just a box model in the factory? No discs definitely because the game is nowhere near done, or so it looks.

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  13. Doctalen
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Damn lucky euros. I want a steel book

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  14. Dominic
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    And what about america? i want the steelbook too!

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    • Trevor
      August 25th, 2011 at 1:08 am

      I agree!!!

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  15. rogankiwifruit
    August 25th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    judeing by the 2 dvd disks this is the xbox360 or pc version coz ps3 has bluray put to like
    25 GB (single-layer)
    50 GB (dual-layer)

    rogankiwifruit out

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    • ϟKRI||ƩX
      August 25th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      All versions will have two discs…

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  16. Ahoy
    August 25th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    That’ll look mighty fine on my shelf, collecting dust… I most likely won’t ever touch it, because BF3 will always be in the drive.

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  17. HollowSaiyanKage
    August 25th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I shall use this, DICE! As my heart armor, so if a bullet hits me there, I shud be good unless a 50 cal hits me while playing this game..

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    • Blackskull XX
      August 25th, 2011 at 3:20 am

      and risk damaging the case D:

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  18. Guythatlikespie
    August 25th, 2011 at 1:19 am

    do we get it for pre ordering?

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  19. DJ
    August 25th, 2011 at 1:46 am

    IS NICE!

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  20. Dan
    August 25th, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I still want a nice system cover that maybe glows in the dark

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  21. Daniel
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:18 am

    2 discs?!

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  22. Borat
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Very nice!

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  23. Nick-babzz
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    You get early access to the game and we get a steelbox, so its fair enough ?

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  24. EA Insider
    August 25th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Considering the packaging only kicked off this week, and those images are old promo shots, I’d be doubtful.

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  25. DreadsGhost
    August 25th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    PAX11 This Friday woooooooooooooo! Plz hurry up! I need a new BF3 rush!

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