Battlefield 3 Premium has been a huge cash cow for EA and DICE. EA has announced that Battlefield 3 Premium has 2.9 million subscribers, each who paid the $50 to $60 bucks for the Premium service, which includes free DLC and other goodies. The Battlefield 3 Premium service has earned EA $108 million in additional revenue from Battlefield 3, the company revealed to shareholders recently.
Back in November, EA revealed that Battlefield 3 Premium had sold 2 million copies. It seems that sales have been steady so far, with a million additional copies sold until now. Battlefield 3 has one last DLC, “End Game”, which is scheduled for release next month.
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DICE has finally released a trailer for End Game, the latest Battlefield 3 DLC. The trailer showcases a high-speed chase with tons of motorcycles in the game mode “Capture The Flag”, which returns to Battlefield with End Game. Towards the end of the trailer, we also get a glimpse of the new Battlefield 3 Air Superiority mode. Are you excited about End Game? Let us know in the comments section!
The final Battlefield 3 DLC, End Game, will be out in a few months and DICE just revealed some major news: the Air Superiority mode will be back in Battlefield 3 with End Game. Air Superiority was last seen in Battlefield 1943, the downloadable Battlefield game that was released a few years ago.
The objective in Air Superiority is to eliminate enemy aircraft and have more jets in the air than the enemy. In Battlefield 1943, the mode basically worked as Conquest with one huge capture point where players had to be within, in order to capture it.
Besides Air Superiority, End Game will also include Capture the Flag, another game mode from older Battlefield games. You can find more details about the DLC here
The world famous car show, Top Gear, recently returned for Series 19. A few years back, they did an awesome segment where a tank was chasing a Range Rover (or some similar vehicle). The guys from RocketSolution took the audio from that segment and applied it to a Battlefield 3 machinima. The results are quite impressive.
EA has a quick Battlefield 3 sale on Origin. Both the game, its expansions, and “shortcuts” are on sale. The base game can be had for only $12, while expansions have been slashed from $15 to $10. Battlefield 3 shortcuts, which give you unlocks and camo packs, are on sale for half the price, with the “Ultimate Shortcut Bundle” going for $20 (regular price is $40). Class specific shortcut bundles are only $2, down from $7. Get it while offers last.
DICE have released 5 new assignments for BF3 premium subscribers. So if you are a premium member, you can start battlefield 3 and see the 5 new assignments in the “My soldier” section.
For completing each assignment, you can gain access to a new weapon. The 5 new weapons that can be unlocked are M416 assault rifle, ACW-R carbine, the JNG-90 bolt-action sniper rifle, the M240B light machine gun and the PP-19 sub-machine gun.
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DICE and EA have revealed the first details about the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC called End Game. The DLC will be the final one for Battlefield 3, and will be released in March 2013.
In the upcoming issue of Game Informer, it’s revealed that End Game and its maps are “designed for high speed combat and action”. The new features include a drop ship which can deploy vehicles around the map, and a capture the flag game mode as well.
Battlefield 3 End Game will include 4 new maps, three new vehicles (including dirt bikes), capture the flag game mode, and more. As mentioned, End Game will be released in March 2013 and will be free to all Premium members, while others will likely pay the same amount as they did for the other DLC: $15.
Stay tuned for more info soon. Check out the full DLC details on the official page.
The latest Battlefield 3 DLC: Aftermath, has launched for all Premium members on all platforms (PS3 gamers got it a week earlier). The DLC includes 4 maps, and from playing a few hours so far, we can say that these are really good and detailed multiplayer maps, some of the best in Battlefield 3 yet. Aftermath ships with 4 new maps, a few new vehicles, a few new weapons (including a crossbow!). In addition, there are new character models which gives the game a new look and feel as you’re playing. Overall, Aftermath looks like a very good DLC and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
DICE have released the new Battlefield 3 patch details, which fixes a number of issues and tweaks several weapons and vehicles. The biggest changes include PlayStation 3 input lag fix, which has been an issue ever since the game launched last year. In addition, about a dozen weapons have been tweaked and some have received long-awaited bug fixes as well. Finally, several maps have been fixed in various game modes.
The patch will be released in the next few days across all platforms. Check out the full patch change log after the break. READ ON »
DICE has released a few more details about the upcoming Battlefield 3 Aftermath expansion, including a fly-through of one of the maps. The new expansion will feature aftershocks that go off at random intervals, and will obviously affect the gameplay. The ground will shake, debris will fall off buildings, etc, which will affect, or rather, disturb players throughout the map.
Aftermath will include 4 new maps, new weapons, new game modes, and new vehicles as well. It will launch next month. Premium members will of course get it for free, while regular players will need to fork up $15 for the DLC. You can also check out a fly through of the map “Epicenter” here. In fact, it’s one of the prettiest Battlefield 3 maps we have ever seen.