Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Character Profiles, Pre-Order Bonuses, and Limited Editions

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Character Profiles, Pre-Order Bonuses, and Limited Editions

It’s strange that people care so much about how a character, who you never really see when you play, looks. Everyone has just been dying to know exactly how the BF3 multiplayer soldiers are going to look. Well, alongside the announcement of pre-order bonuses and limited edition information, EA has released two snapshots of what you can expect your soldiers to be decked out in..

If you just cannot possibly wait to see what the classes are going to look like, DICE has released a set of shots revealing just exactly what you can expect your soldiers to look like when you charge into battle.

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Gearing up to give Call of Duty a solid run for its money, Battlefield 3 is a revival of the long lost, but certainly not forgotten Battlefield series. Sure, we’ve seen Battlefied games bearing the Bad Company title, but BF3 is a return to the series roots as well as marking its first true appearance on a console. Massive, sprawling levels filled with guns, tanks, jeeps, jets, and helicopters are going to be available for gamers to donate their hard earned free time to.

It really hasn’t been a hard sell to get people to convert over to BF3 or at least give it more than a fleeting glance. After all, I’ve played every Call of Duty game to the max since the series released and I am actually going to be foregoing COD MW3 this fall in lieu of BF3. Risky, I know. However, pre-orders are generally a bit tougher of a sell.

Pre-orders are becoming more of a device that retailers use to entice gamers to lay down some cash before the launch of the game. It used to be that telling gamers the title was going to be in very short supply was enough to snap a pre-order or two, but the population as a whole has wised up to that tactic. There’s no way that EA or any other company releasing a AAA title would leave consumers short and retailers without enough stock.Thus, we have varying pre-orders and Battlefield 3 is shaping up to have a rather useful set or pre-order bonuses.

The specifics regarding which retailers will be offering each is still unknown, but the following pre-order bonuses have been confirmed:

  • Physical Warfare Pack: Enhance the fight with three exclusive weapons including the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod, the SKS sniper rifle flash suppresor, and the armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun. Each weapon will be available in-game for a limited time before becoming available to all players.
  • SPECACT Kit: Expand your customizable options in Battlefield 3 with a set of eight unique multiplayer skins, one for each class.
  • Dog Tag Pack: Displayed on the screen every time a player takes down an enemy, dog tags serve as the players signature. This exclusive pre-order bonus comes five new, unique dog tags.

On that same note, generally filled with useless, random dust-collecting items like remote controlled cars and night vision goggles, Limited Editions rarely warrant the extra ‘x’ amount of dollars they require. However, the people at DICE have conjured up a pretty snazzy little Limited Edition bundle that may be enough to convice gamers to actually part with a bit more of their dough.

The Limited Edition is set to include:

  • Access to the deep and immersive Back to Karkland post-launch digital expansion pack at no extra charge. This pack includes four of the most celebrated Battlefield levels of all time: Strike at Karkland, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island. This expansion will be available for other gamers to download separately for $14.99.

 

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