Electronic Arts and DICE officially announced Battlefield 3 will be available in two versions that include a Standard Edition and Limited Edition. The Standard Edition will feature a single-player campaign and 10 co-op maps and multiple multiplayer modes. The Limited Edition will include a post-launch expansion pack titled Back to Karkand which lets lets you play on four maps from Battlefield 2 that include Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula. Battlefield 3 will hit North America on Oct. 25, 2011 for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and PCs. The expansion pack will also sell separately for $14.99. (See below for promo offers.)
Some retailers will offer these promotional items if you pre-order Battlefield 3:
- Physical Warfare Pack — Storm the battlefield armed with a set of three exclusive weapons in the Physical Warfare Pack including: 1) the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod for deadly firepower and total zone control; 2) the SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor that provides increased stealth abilities for Recon soldiers; and 3) the lethal armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun that will tear through anything in its path. Each weapon will be available for a limited time in-game, and will later become available to all players. Also unlocked is instant access to the highly versatile DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun.
- SPECACT Kit — Players can expand their customizable options in Battlefield 3 with a set of eight unique multiplayer skins, one for each class in Battlefield 3.
- Dog Tag Pack — In Battlefield 3, dog tags serve as the player’s in-game signature, allowing gamers to customize their soldiers. Dog tags are displayed on screen every time a player takes down an enemy or claims an opponent’s dog tags. This pre-order exclusive item comes with five new, unique dog tags.