Battlefield 3 Premium camo update angers gamers

By Alan Ng - Jul 10, 2012

With the Battlefield 3 premium calendar previously teasing new weapon camos as part of the July update, you would have bet your house that DICE would at least offer some premium camos for some new weapons.

Unfortunately, they haven’t and have decided to add new four weapon camos to the same weapons that they added premium camos for last time – much to the amazement of premium owners all over the world. To recap on on the update for those that aren’t aware yet, there’s four new weapon camos available for the PKP Pecheneg, the SCAR-H, F2000 and the L96 sniper rifle.

Rather than just have instant access to the new camos, DICE has made the excellent decision of adding new assignments to the game to unlock them instead. Since Close Quarters added the four new smaller maps to the game, we would have liked to see new camos for the likes of the Aug, the Scar-L, the ACW-R or the M5K sub machine gun.

That would have made a lot of sense from a logical point of view and would have provided a much more beneficial update as part of the July premium content. Instead they have confused a lot of buyers by just providing camos for these weapons, as you can argue that these weapons are not used as much as some of the more popular weapons in BF3.

That of course also leads us to suggest that DICE has done this deliberately in order to encourage BF3 players to use the likes of the PKP Pecheneg, the SCAR-H, the L96 and the F2000 as their primary weapons. With the exception of the F2000 since that is actually a pretty popular weapon, who actually uses the other weapons often? Perhaps a better way of putting it – who is going to use the SCAR-H, when the SCAR-L is twice as good?

We definitely like the idea of bringing more assignments to the game to unlock these new soldier and weapon camos, but DICE really needed to offer some variety with the camos. Now all we see is a ton of abuse on the likes of Battlelog and other places and criticism that they could have easily avoided.

What do you make of the four new camos for weapons mentioned above? Do you agree with us that new camos need to become available for the new weapons that unlocked with Close Quarters?

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