You can pre-load on September 27th, then play on October 1st.
EA does have a resource surrounding other questions about the Battlefield 4 Beta: https://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-4-exclusive-beta-access-information
Rise from the ashes and fight for survival! In Battlefield 3: Aftermath, players fight for supremacy amongst shattered streets and buildings across four earthquake ravaged maps.
This launch trailer features footage from all four maps and features the new crossbow, vehicles, and the new Scavenger game mode where players armed only with a pistol must search the environment for more powerful weapons.
The third of five Battlefield expansions, features the largest maps Battlefield 3 has ever seen. The map design and feel complete the experience and feel reminiscent to Battlefield 1942 in some ways. The greater focus on tanks and air superiority make for an easy way to unlock items for vehicles but also make infantry a very fragile role to play in a larger battle.
The second expansion is a more intimate experience than what you’d expect Battlefield to have. This is where it succeeds and fails. It does well in creating a highly explosive and a barrage of weaponry in close-knit spaces. The interiors have been changed and focus on deteriorating walls from bullets and grenades due to their thin material. Each map has a focused attention to detail in lighting that starkly contrasts the other maps in the game.
The battle continues as DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced the ultimate Battlefield 3 game pack: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition coming on September 11th for $69.99. This all-encompassing offer combines the original Battlefield 3 game, all Battlefield 3 Premium content including five themed digital expansion packs, and a Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Head-Start Kit that is custom-designed to help jump start players who are new to multiplayer by automatically unlocking 15 different weapons, gadgets and vehicle upgrades. Battlefield 3 Premium Edition delivers more than 25 maps, over 70 weapons and vehicles and dozens of unlocks and upgrades, making it the perfect entry point into one of the top shooter games of this generation.
Coming this September, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is the next digital expansion pack in the Battlefield 3 series and introduces a host of exclusive in-game content, new vehicles, assignments and more.
Taking vehicular mayhem to the next level as only Battlefield can, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill features 5 new drivable vehicles including mobile artillery, tanks, ATV’s complete with over 20 vehicle specific unlocks. Players will also have the ability to spawn in the all-new gunship and rain death from above.
The Battlefield army is over 12 Million strong and growing every day as Battlefield 3 and its first expansion, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand continues to recruit gamers around the world with its dynamic sandbox gameplay and state-of-the-art technology. Today, DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to fans by unveiling three new themed digital expansion packs* that will enhance the superior Battlefield experience with fresh and innovative gameplay, new modes, unique environments and more ways to wage all-out-war on the battlefield. Powered by the Frostbite 2 engine, the next expansion packs are: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters in June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in the fall, and Battlefield 3: End Game in the winter.
“Instead of delivering piecemeal map packs, we’re giving players a completely new experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh. Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and unpredictable every time.”
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters – In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill – Following the tight infantry gameplay ofBattlefield 3:Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3:Armored Killthat ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3:Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Battlefield 3: End Game – The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
From the football field to the battlefield, the Battlefield 3™ experience comes alive this fall! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that it has teamed up with some of football’s biggest stars for an exclusive reality show titled GTTV Presents Battlefield 3: Operation Gridiron. Airing on Spike TV this fall, the show takes quarterback Drew Brees, linebacker Clay Matthews, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and defensive end Jared Allen into real-life combat scenarios inspired by the award–winning videogame, Battlefield 3. Filmed at a top secret location, these all-star athletes are provided the ultimate in combat training by some of the world’s most elite Special Operations Warriors. Following their advanced training, they must work together as a team to accomplish a live simulated operation, pulled straight from the gritty war scenarios players will face in the game. Starting today, weekly Tuesday webisodes will be posted at 9:00am PDT on the Battlefield Facebook page. The finale will air on Spike TV on October 24 at 12:00am EST/PDT and at 11:00pm CST. Gamers can “LIKE” Battlefield 3 on www.facebook.com/battlefield to view the Battlefield 3: Operation Gridiron webseries.
“Taking to the battlefield in these real life war settings was really exciting and eye-opening,” said All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. “Every day men and women face challenges similar to what we tackled in this show but with potential dire consequences. Filming this show once again reinforced my respect for the soldiers who fight every day for our freedom.”
Battlefield 3, developed by DICE in Stockholm Sweden, is one of the most anticipated games of 2011, having already earned more than 50 awards including ‘Best Action Game’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer Game.’ Critics praise the game for its intense gameplay experience, powered by the Frostbite™ 2 state-of-the-art game engine that delivers superior performance in character animation, visual rendering, audio and physical destruction. To accompany the game, Orion Publishing will release a novel called Battlefield 3: The Russian written by the highly decorated ex-SAS operator and best-selling author of Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab, with co-author Peter Grimsdale. McNab is working with the creative team at DICE to ensure the authenticity and grittiness of today’s warfare is experienced in the single player, co-op and multiplayer campaigns. Battlefield 3 will be available October 25, 2011 in North America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® videogame entertainment system and the PC.
With the release of the Diablo III beta, I’ve been thinking back of the games released this year and as it turns out, there are A LOT of games with “3” or “III” in their title. It’s not all bad, as a three shows the game is an established franchise and is possibly the end of a trilogy. It’s something worth getting excited for.
Take a vote in our poll of what you think has been or will be the best game with three in the title.
So you’ve all probably clicked the link to: www.modernwarfare3.com. Quickly you realize this is NOT the official site for Activision’s third installment on the series, Modern Warfare 3 – CallOfDuty.com is. I did my homework, and despite what rumors there are floating around that Electronic Arts bought the domain, they haven’t. At least, not directly – perhaps they’ve contracted the purchase to not be directly linked.
But here are the results of a WHOIS search on Battlefield.com:
WHOIS information for battlefield.com :
[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com] [whois.verisign-grs.com] Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. Domain Name: BATTLEFIELD.COM Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC. Whois Server: whois.corporatedomains.com Referral URL: http://www.cscglobal.com Name Server: SEDNS.EA.COM Name Server: SWDNS.EA.COM Status: clientTransferProhibited Updated Date: 27-sep-2010 Creation Date: 02-oct-1998 Expiration Date: 01-oct-2011
Now compare to the results of a WHOIS search on ModernWarfare3.com:
WHOIS information for modernwarfare3.com :[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com] [Redirected to whois.godaddy.com] [Querying whois.godaddy.com] [whois.godaddy.com] The data contained in GoDaddy.com, Inc.'s WhoIs database, while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is" with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you in obtaining information about domain name registration records. Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of GoDaddy.com, Inc. By submitting an inquiry, you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular, you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible, dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose, including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes. Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified in the "registrant" field. In most cases, GoDaddy.com, Inc. is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database. Registrant: Domains by Proxy, Inc. Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: MODERNWARFARE3.COM Domain servers in listed order: NS3043.HOSTGATOR.COM NS3044.HOSTGATOR.COM For complete domain details go to: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?Domain=MODERNWARFARE3.COM
Alternatively, try: http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=modernwarfare3.com&prog_id=GoDaddy
We will have to wait for an official announcement from Electronic Arts whether they were involved or not. Activision never owned ModernWarfare3.com – so it’s not a case of “swooping” the domain.
The behemoth is back. Just a day after the announcement that Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield Bad Company 2’s DLC: Onslaught were both cancelled for PC, DICE and GameInformer revealed the cover to the magazine and a teaser trailer for BATTLEFIELD 3:
It’s a sad day for Battlefield fans wondering where 1943 and Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 is.