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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Battlefield 3 Origin preorders get free PC game - Report
Shooter fans who preorder DICE's upcoming modern shooter Battlefield 3 through Electronic Arts' recently launched online store Origin are awarded early access to the game's beta period. However, that's not the only big bonus for reserving the title through EA's virtual marketplace, according to a report.
An email purportedly from EA forwarded to Ars Technica by a reader states that those who preorder Battlefield 3 via Origin can get a free downloadable PC game for doing so. Offered titles include Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2, and Medal of Honor. According to the email, the offer expires at the end of the month.
Battlefield 3's Origin listing does not mention anything about the free game offer, and as of press time, EA had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.
As for the game, Battlefield 3 will sport both a single-player campaign and an online component, which can be played with up to 64 players (for the PC version only). Battlefield 3 will support co-op play for its campaign and will let gamers pilot jets, among other vehicles. Additionally, Battlefield 3 will run on DICE's updated Frostbite 2 engine.