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E3 2012: Battlefield 3 Premium Service And DLC Announced

The service will cost $50 dollars in the States for a year's worth of subscription. We can guess that means it'll put us back £35 to £40 here in the UK.

E3 has shed more light on Battlefield 3's premium service and has detailed the kind of DLC we can expect to receive over the coming weeks. What is undoubtedly Battlefield's take on Call of Duty's Elite service, Battlefield Premium has been confirmed and priced. The service will cost $50 dollars in the States for a year's worth of subscription. We can guess that means it'll put us back £35 to £40 here in the UK. As for what the service actually provides for players, there are a variety of reasons that serve to draw people in. On a completely superficial level there's the ability to create custom dog tags and knives, but that doesn't exactly scream "spend all your money on me." There's also the ability to wipe your Battlelog stats. Really though the crux of the service comes in the fact that signing up to Battlefield Premium will get you priority access to servers and into exclusive double XP events. There's also the lure of gaining access to DLC early and for free. Free access to all current and future content ain't too shabby. The Close Quarters DLC is available to Premium subscribers right now, while those on the 360 need to wait until next week. Looks like EA are supporting Sony much like Activision favour Microsoft. Along with the upcoming Armored Kill and End Game DLC, EA announced Aftermath, which is said to be a survival themed DLC pack slated for a December release. End Game will come later in March and may add motorcycles to the mayhem of online warfare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZUcLgtDM4
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