The stream of information coming out of E3 is fast and furious. It’s tough to keep up. EA has had all kinds of announcements, among them is the release of Battlefield Premium. This isn’t really a surprise, we kind of expected the rumors on this to be confirmed at the show, and so they were. So what is Battlefield Premium?
Well first, the guys at DICE gleefully announced that since the release of Battlefield 3, over 1.6 trillion bullets have been fired and over 50 million people are playing worldwide. Really? They’re tracking individual bullets fired. Anyway, there are several expansion packs coming, and with Battlefield Premium, you’ll get them all and you’ll get them early.
The Close Quarters expansion is already out on PS3, and if you have Premium, Xbox 360 owners will get access to it next week. The Armored Kill expansion drops in September, which will include huge maps designed specifically for vehicles. Aftermath drops in December, and End Game is coming in March of 2013. When all is said and done, these expansions will bring twenty new maps, twenty new weapons, ten new vehicles, four new game modes, as well as new assignments and new dog tags.
As a Battlefield Premium member, not only will you get all of that, and get it early, but you’ll also have priority waiting in queues for servers, exclusive camos and other elements to help you stand out in the game, helpful tactics from the guys who made the game, double XP events just for Premium members, the ability to reset your stats, and more.
The “estimated value” of all the expansion packs is $75, plus you’ll get strategy guides and tips from the makers, as well as all that exclusive gear. So is it worth it? Well, if you’re planning on buying the expansion packs anyway, sure, why not? Best of all, it’s available now.