A lot of secrecy has surrounded the Battlefield 3 Premium service for Battlefield 3. Even though rumors have surfaced, Electronic Arts has kept everyone in the dark about its details since it came up on the radar. That has now changed, as a fact sheet has revealed the release date for the premium services as June 4th and also all the services details.
The service will cost the gamer $49.00/4000 Microsoft points, not far off the Call Of Duty: Elite asking price, but still cheaper. With the premium status, you will receive all five Battlefield 3 expansion packs and get to play them two weeks earlier then everyone else. Other items included will be, such as, camo, a new unique knife, more layers for your platoon emblem and many other small add-ons.
Following the release of the fact sheet, Battlefield said through their Twitter Account:
Here is the full run down of content and features:
- 5 themed expansion packs
- Back to Karkand
- Close Quarters
- Armored Kill
- End Game
- Combined, the Battlefield 3 expansion packs include 20 maps, 20 new weapons, 10+ new vehicles, 4 new game modes, 30+ Assignments, and 20+ dog tags
- 2 weeks early access to all future Battlefield 3 expansion packs, starting with Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
- Unique in-game knife
- Unique in-game dog tags
- 10+ unique soldier camos
- Unique weapon camos
- Stats reset feature
- 10+ unique Platoon emblem decals
- Increased Platoon emblem layers
- Server queue priority
- Save up to five of your favorite Battle Reports
- 5+ unique Assignments
- Exclusive events
- Exclusive Double XP weekends
- Exclusive videos
- Strategy guides
- Additional bonus Content
One of the features that might catch people’s attention in the wrong way is the “server queue priority” feature. This means if you haven’t paid for the premium service, somebody who has can skip the queue and take your spot on the server. You just know that it wont go over with the community very well come release.
It’s expected to launch across Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on a date not yet made official by EA, but make sure to keep your eyes on E3 2012 next week for more details. If you want to see the original fact sheet, it can be viewed below.