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Battlefield 3 Limited Edition DLC: Protest will fall on deaf ears

We have some important news for those of you planning to pick up Battlefield 3 towards the end of the year, and let’s face it – many of you are. It has been confirmed that once again, EA will be offering a ‘limited edition’ version of the game, and it will come packed with exclusive weapons and maps.

Naturally, this hasn’t gone down too well with gamers, as it means that those who pick the standard game, will be at a disadvantage to those who can use specific guns and play on new multiplayer maps from day one, while buyers of the standard game will have to wait until it releases on DLC at a later date.

The Limited Edition is called the ‘Physical Warfare’ pack and it will come included with access to the Type 88 light machine gun, the DAO-12 shotgun, SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor and Flechette ammo for the DAO-12 shotgun, as detailed in our previous report here.

Furthermore, if you buy the Physical Warfare pack, you’ll also get the Back to Karkand map pack, which includes three Battlefield 2 maps rebuilt using the excellent new Frostbite 2.0 engine.

At the moment, it’s unclear whether some or all of these exclusive materials will be coming to the game as DLC later on, or if they will remain exclusive on the Limited Edition. Gamers have been venting their frustration on various online boards arguing that EA and DICE are taking away features that should have been included in the full game.

We say this is pretty common practise anyway. They did it with BF: Bad Company 2 so why shouldn’t they do it with Battlefield 3? There’s even a big protest thread that’s going on right now on Reddit. Some members have uploaded screenshots, showing that they have cancelled their pre-orders, with some of them going on to email EA informing them about this in the hope that they reverse their decision.

Have you pre-ordered Battlefield 3? Are you planning to cancel after finding out details about the Limited Edition content or do you believe everyone is complaining about nothing?

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