Battlefield 3 launched yesterday to great fanfare, and today EA reveals that pre-order numbers for the game have reached “close to 3 million” just before launch. EA says this makes Battlefield 3 the biggest first person shooter launch in company history, and we have no doubt it does. It was only a week ago that EA revealed that Battlefield 3 pre-orders had reached “a couple of million”.
While US gamers are enjoying Battlefield 3, Europeans will have to wait for a few more days, as the game launches in Europe on October 27.
Last night Battlefield 3 launched in North America with very few issues, a bit of lag here and there, some dropped connections, but overall the launch has been a great experience. Battlelog has been working like a charm, and there seems to be plenty of servers out there.
Speaking of servers, BF3Blog will soon be getting its own 64 player Battlefield 3 game server — use the comments section to tell us what you’d love to see from the game server, what maps to play, what game mode, etc.
Also, don’t forget to check out our BF3Blog platoon. While it’s currently filled to its maximum 100 members, you can become a fan and we’ll add you as member as soon as Platoon sizes are increased. Which they hopefully will be.
It has come to my attention that a certain game publisher under the name “EA” has issued an announcement to North American Battlefield 3 players. It states that the release of Battlefield 3 has been moved up to 12AM EST/ 9PM PST. That’s 12AM on the East Coast and 9 PM on the West Coast. In other words, less than an hour from now, you maggots will be gutting it out on the battlefield!
And let me remind you that you are to join the BF3Blog platoon, the penalty of failing to do so will result in imminent pwnage of your sorry ass on the battlefield.
As you were.
UPDATE: Looks like platoons are limited to 100 members Hopefully EA will increase the size. In the meantime, you can add our platoon creator and chief BF3blog PC player as a friend. But be warned: he’s crazy on the Battlefield and often goes Kamikaze on everyone.
Here’s the complete and ultimate list of all Battlefield 3 scopes, gadgets and accessories and attachments. Be sure to check out the complete weapon list and the complete vehicle list as well. Enjoy, and see you on the battlefield!
EA were so nice to release the main theme from the Battlefield 3 soundtrack, and as you might expect, it sticks with the same Battlefield tune that we’ve come to know from many years and many Battlefield games. And since you’re all waiting for the imminent release of Battlefield 3, we got a bunch of gameplay videos for you after the break, something to indulge yourselves in while you wait READ ON »
EA has released the official Battlefield 3 game manual in PDF form, to all those who bought and pre-ordered the game digitally. However, that doesn’t mean PS3 and Xbox 360 players have been left out: there are manuals for all three versions of Battlefield 3. You can find them on the links below:
With less than 12 hours until launch, DICE has released a new set of Battlefield 3 singleplayer screeshots, which show us some of the new missions in the game (and they do look quite stunning, as expected). We got a total of 9 screenshots in HD quality after the break. READ ON »
A few days ago we were excited to learn that the Commo Rose command interface would be available in Battlefield 3 on launch, and now we get the first screenshot of it, as you can see above. It looks pretty much the way we expected it to look, although it appears to be missing the most quintessential commands like “Need ammo” and “Need medic”, etc. We’re sure DICE can implement those in future updates.
Just 12 hours from launch, Battlelog has opened its doors to everyone! In case you don’t know, Battlelog is the service used to launch Battlefield 3on PC, find multiplayer server, manage platoons, and more. While there appears to be plenty of populated multiplayer servers available, those appear to be accessible to players in the right time zone — players in the US will have to wait for about 12 more hours before getting their game on. While you’re waiting, make sure to join the official BF3Blog platoon in Battlefield 3!
Yesterday we posted the ultimate Battlefield 3 weapon list, and today it’s the vehicle’s turn, as we post the complete and ultimate Battlefield 3 vehicle list, including tanks, jets, helicopters and more — in total, Battlefield 3 features 22 vehicles. You can find more about each Battlefield 3 vehicle by visiting the link for further reading. Enjoy!