The anticipation for the release of Battlefield 3 is growing as the October release date nears, and more details of the game emerge. Now it has been revealed the huge amount of content which can be unlocked for the game, and the rewards which can be earned. This will make the Battlefield 3 release more rewarding than ever.
An article on the Battlefield Blog has the details of all the unlocks from the upcoming game, which will make you want the game even more. The team behind the game wants its fans to still be enjoying the game as much in 2013 as on launch day.
The last installment of the game in 2005 first saw the launch of a deep persistence system, which was designed to keep bringing players back to the game for hours on end. But with Battlefield 3 there is to be much more of this with ten times more hardware unlocks alone. These include weapons and attachments, gadgets, and a massive unlock tree for vehicles.
There is also the promise of players being rewarded for their skill and commitment with medals, ribbons, and service stars. The best team players, who manage to keep vehicles in top condition or revive fallen team mates, will be rewarded. This type of skill is rewarded with ribbons with multiple ribbons up for grabs in each round.
But as winning a round for the team is more important, players who are trying to improve their personal achievements will still be part of the overall battle. Playing a certain amount of hours as a US soldier is rewarded with much harder to get medals.
The game has a large number of ranks included in the game, and a players rank badge measures players overall progress in the game. Battlefield 3 sees the introduction of Service Stars, which is a big achievement when even getting your first one. The Service Stars are added to player’s vehicles, weapon skill badge, and overall rank. When a player’s kill card is displayed everyone else can see how experienced you have become.
To make it to the top you will need 100 Service Stars attached, with 100 also needed in all kits, vehicles, and weapons. This will bring you the rank of Colonel which will take a lot to get there and a massive challenge. Unlocks sound great as you can get upgrades for a specific gun you are using, or for kit and vehicles. All of these help towards your overall rank, which then unlock other weapons and more.
There is also unprecedented flexibility in how players tailor their kits, as all four classes begin with the equipment needed to be an efficient soldier in the field. Players can decide to change this kit and swap things around the way they want them.
Upgrades and unlocks have been designed with tactics in mind, and players can choose what’s right for the situation or map. Items such as the standard assault rifle or jets can be modified to suit what they are needed for in a certain situation.
Battlefield 3 is going to be a massive game when it is released, and is likely to get many new fans to the franchise. Many who are used to getting Call of Duty but are growing tired of the franchise now with the annual refresh. There will be many gamers buying both though, and will be a great boost to the games industry.