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Retailer: Battlefield Premium Hits in June, Costs $60, Contains DLC Called Aftermath
Written Monday, May 28, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Some new details have emerged regarding Battlefield Premium, EA’s answer to Call of Duty: Elite. According to a retailer listing, the service will cost £35/$60 and hit on 29th June.

A description for the service on says, "BF3 Premium Service is 1 code in a box to give the consumers early access to the BF3 DLC expansion packs - Back to Karkand (already released), Close Quarters (releasing June), Armoured Kill (releasing Sept) and End Game (releasing December)." It is also rumoured to include a fifth DLC expansion called Aftermath.

Battlefield Premium is expected to be announced during EA's E3 2012 press conference. "Battlefield Premium will land you a number of content drops with unique in-game items not available anywhere else," say the industry whispers. 

The full list of rumoured Battlefield Premium content:

  • 20 Maps.
  • 20 New Weapons.
  • 10+ New Vehicles.
  • 4+ New Game Modes.
  • 30+ Assignments.
  • 20+ Dog Tags.
  • Also includes "Premium Benefits" which are made up of skins, camos and most importantly early access to all DLC.
  • These maps, weapons, vehicles game modes assignments and dog tags are spread across the following DLC:
  • Back to Karkand.
  • Close Quarters in June 2012.
  • Armored Kill in autumn 2012.
  • Aftermath in late 2012.
  • End Game in spring 2013.

[via MP1st]


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Comment #1 by nintendo64X
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 05:43:29 AM
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If this is true...

I know some will complain, but the alternative (for regular users of bf3)is to buy each dlc on their own...

So look at the karkland dlc, look at the other dlc's which will be at the same price each, then look at the rumoured may work out cheaper, but it won't be good value unelss you get good use out of the lot.

Otherwise stay clear trophy only players/those who don't play bf3 much/infantry/vehicle only players (gotta be an allstar to use them all, as you may know the close quaters dlc is infantry focussed while armoured kill is vehicle made, can't be one or the other or its a waste ;) )

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Comment #2 by sanchezz4387
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:27:03 AM
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the service costs more than the actual game............

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Comment #3 by Lukezordz
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:31:02 AM
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£35 is a good price in my opinion.

The only problem for me is the timing. Close Quarters DLC is rumoured to be released on the 1st of June (1 Week Early for PS3) but Premium is the 29th?

That would mean people not willing to buy both would have to wait almost another month for their DLC pack. Personally I think I'll have to buy both, at times I think I have more money than sense.

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Comment #4 by IM NaMTaB
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:35:48 AM
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there is no real savings if you got the limited edition. Some of the extras thu are providing aren't putting to much icing to sweeten the cake up.

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Comment #5 by JoBot 8000
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:36:26 AM
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I'll probably get it to save money and because I play B3 almost every day, but I'm pissed off with early access to the DLC. I want as many people to be playing it as possible, not a handful (unless a crap-load buy the premium service as well).

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Comment #6 by LukeyCow
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:44:42 AM
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i really wonder how much that 60$ is gonna be Australian... Id get it if it were 60 but I bet it will be more than 75$ which is a complete pain in the but.

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Comment #7 by goatamus
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 06:55:26 AM
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So I got B2K for free since I preordered, which means there are 4 DLCs left at $15 each. There is no incentive for me to buy the premium pass since it'll cost me $60 to buy them individually anyways. I don't care about dog-tags or weapon skins...

And premium comes out after 2 DLCs have already dropped? Those fuckers at EA need to get their shit together, it seems Battlefield is catching a case of COD.

R.I.P. BF3, let's hope BFBC3 fairs better...

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Comment #8 by Jungalist
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 07:05:59 AM
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hmmm... mix opinions of this. My taste of Battlefield is dying and I'm not sure if I'll get Premium, I prob just buy the DLCs as I think it cost me a little more that usual

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Comment #9 by crymsonglacius
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 07:26:05 AM
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I'm not really sure if I feel like its worth it this late in the game. If there was a 6th DLC that we got it would make it completely worth it but having already released (and gotten for free) B2K I see no reason to jump on this other than to get purchasing everything out of the way.

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Comment #10 by Lu81NL
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 07:58:36 AM
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It's a little late for this... New DLC is fine, but they had to release this when the game came out. But I think I will get this.

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Comment #11 by TheAlgebraist
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 08:26:01 AM
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Wait, is this $60, or $60 per year?

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Comment #12 by zeeree 11
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 08:51:51 AM
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why can't gamer devs just put everything on one single disc on launch instead of being a cash cow with all this add-on crap. its not fair you have to pay 50-60 bucks more just to get the best out of a game.

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Comment #13 by crymsonglacius
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:00:06 AM
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@12 they aren't treating us like cash cows they're just giving us the same treatment PC owners have had all along. PC gamers have had addons since I can remember, my first being Doom II Heaven II. There's a difference between true add ons/post launch DLC and day one/on disc DLC.

When its post launch DLC you're paying for the man hours that have been put in since the launch of the game. Buying the game wipes the slate of 2-3 years of development cost +minor profit, DLC is paying for that extra year worth of man hours and increased profit. As long as my money gets pumped back in the flow I could careless how much they ask for because I always have the choice to not download it.

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Comment #14 by love_handles1987
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:20:37 AM
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12 - 5 DLCS + all the standard maps on 1 disc? C'mon, be realistic dude...

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Comment #15 by Donkey-er
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:39:14 AM
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way overpriced is my first thought, but if each DLC set will cost 15 euro, it's not that bad. Ether way I'll probably buy it anyway:P Can't miss out on battlefield stuff now can we;) Luckely we have some time to deside, but I definitly want to hear what dice says it's gonna include, coz this really sounds like a sales pitch...

I mean 20 new maps, the 4 we got with karkand are probably in there already, same for the weapons and most likely the asignments...

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Comment #16 by Jpyo
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:41:34 AM
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I hope they don't pull this shit with the new Medal of Honor too.

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Comment #17 by bobbygo20
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:43:24 AM
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i'm not a COD player, but this is taken from cod

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Comment #18 by c1ned1ne
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 10:01:25 AM
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@14: Well, PS3 supports 50GB-Discs, which is quite a lot of space ;)

So, who is supposed to buy this? Die hard fans probably all got the LE with the Karkand DLC, second DLC comes out almost a month before Premium and will be bought by them near release. Leaving you with 2 DLCs and some skins for double the price. Don't sure if early access is worth it.
It's not even a good offer, if you don't have any DLC yet IMO.
CoD Elite offers more than that and is even cheaper.

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Comment #19 by ForceGrip86
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 10:12:42 AM
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I love BF3 so I'll probably be getting this. I mean, I got COD Elite and I don't even really like that game.

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Comment #20 by love_handles1987
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 10:21:52 AM
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@18 - I wasn't implying that a PS3 disc couldn't support all that content (although Xbox would have a more difficult time). What I was implying is that if anyone honestly expects DICE (or any developer for that matter) to include all the aforementioned Maps, a single player campaign and 6 Co-op missions for £39.99, then they are living in an absolute fantasy land.

I mean I'd love it to happen but you have to be realistic about these sort of things

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Comment #21 by AlphaCookie
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 07:32:22 PM
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Uhmm, I hope EA gives a discount for those who buy Close Quarters before Premium if they're gonna have such terrible scheduling.

Also, is this taken directly from EA, or just rumor? I could of sworn End Game was supposed to come out before the unannounced 5th Expansion apparently called Aftermath.

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Comment #22 by KindredCampbell
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 12:59:26 AM
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naw.. im good, they have done fucked up this game now, followin in COD's footsteps,,,,,WTF.

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Comment #23 by Re1Greatest
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:30:36 AM
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sweet, haven't been able to buy BF3 yet, and will definitely be getting this

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