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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. READ ON »

On May 22nd, 2011 in Gallery, News

Battlefield 3 Limited Edition

With the reveal of the first details on Back To Karkand, DICE also released the official box art for the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition, which looks a lot like the old box art, now with a closeup of the BF3 soldier and the customary “Limited Edition” badge.

Battlefield 3 Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now at the same price as the regular edition, and includes the Back To Karkand DLC, which will feature four Battlefield 2 maps remade for BF3, plus exclusive BF2 weapons and vehicles.

On February 11th, 2011 in Editorial, News

Here’s a comprehensive roundup of all the Battlefield 3 news that has been flooding into the web over the past week, starting with what we know BF3 will support:

  • 64 player support on PCs
  • 24 player support on Xbox 360/PS3
  • Prone is back
  • Jets are back
  • No commander
  • 4 classes
  • Single player campaign + co-op
  • It will have more unlocks than Bad Company 2
  • No mod tools
  • Release date is set for Fall 2011
  • First screenshots released in GameInformer

New York, Paris, Tehran war theaters

It’s been confirmed that Battlefield 3 will take place in New York, Paris, and Tehran, although we expect several more locations and variations in each theater.

Frostbite 2.0

Frostbite 2.0 is the new engine that will power Battlefield 3, and it looks like a big improvement over Frostbite 1.5, which powered Bad Company 2. These are the first details on Frostbite 2.0:

  • Frostbite 2 will only support DirectX 10 and 11, as we reported.
  • Frostbite 2.0 is recommended to run on 64-bit CPUs and versions of Windows
  • The engine will have a new set of compilers and pipelines, which will improve its diversity and open the possibility to mod tools.
  • Tile-based deferred shading via DirectCompute, which will improve performance.
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA), implemented with DirectCompute, which provides better bandwidth conservation (exclusive DirectX 11 feature).
  • Realtime radiosity (a dynamic light source with HDR), powered by the Enlighten middleware engine, previously used in God of War 3 for the PS3
  • Improved environment destruction.

Read more about Frostbite 2.0 in our article and break down.

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition will include a DLC titled “Back to Karkand”, which will include 4 maps remade from BF2, including the iconic Strike at Karkand. The “Back to Karkand” DLC will be released as a downloadable add-on a month after the release of BF3. More info here.

Trailer breakdown + vehicles


The trailer showed a few hints of what to expect, and it showed the first vehicles as well, which we can confirm are:

  • M1 Abrams tank
  • LAV 25 APC
  • Apache helicopter
  • Blackhawk helicopter
  • Kamov KA-60 Kasatka (Russian helicopter)
  • Mig 29 Fulcrum jet
  • F18 jet

Box art

Here’s the official box art for Battlefield 3:
BF3 box art

Wallpapers

bf3 wallpaper
Finally, we’ve got over half a dozen wallpapers in high-res quality. More info and download here.

On February 5th, 2011 in News, Rumor

Another revelation regarding BF3 has just leaked onto the web: the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition will reportedly include a DLC titled “Back to Karkand”, which will include 4 BF2 maps remade with the Forstbite 2 engine, including the famous Strike At Karkand. On top of that, the DLC will ship with vehicles and weapons from BF2 as well. You can see the full promo above.

Those who do not get the Limited Edition will be able to purchase the Back To Karkand DLC a month after the game is released, and it’s rumored to retail at $10.