EA announced on Thursday (4th August) the details of the Limited Edition pack for Battlefield 3.

As I’m sure you are all aware by now that Battlefield 3 is due out quite soon. In fact, it’s as soon as the 25th of October. Whilst you are all waiting, more and more screenshots and videos are being frequently released for you to whet your appetites on.

This time around, EA has released all the goodies that you can get if you pre-order. This is currently only for North America, and hopefully, this will include Europe before the official release.

In case you weren’t aware of what Battlefield is all about, here is a little bit about it:

In Battlefield 3 players step into the shoes of the U.S. Marines. As the first on the scene, players will experience heart thumping missions across several locations from Paris, Tehran and New York City. There will be periods of quiet tension building and sudden moments of utter chaos. As artillery and weapons fire whiz about you, and buildings are slowly being destroyed, the battlefield is supposed to feel more interactive and alive than ever before.

In addition to the single player campaign, Battlefield 3 includes 10 huge co-op maps and several multiplayer maps, which I have personally found go on for ages, with the tide of the battle turning constantly. Almost every battle is exciting and action packed.

But, I have digressed, I’m sure you’re all dying to know whats in the limited edition pack and here it is….

Back to Karkand

A digital, post launch expansion pack, Back to Karkand enables players to wage war on four of the most celebrated maps of Battlefield 2, including Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and the Sharqi Peninsula all of the maps have been amazingly re-created using the frostbite engine.

*If you dont buy the limited edition pack, you will be able to purchase it as a digital download for the sum of $14.99. No date has been given for the release of the Back to Karland pack as yet.

Select retailers are also offering Battlefield 3 pre-order customers the following promotional items:

Physical Warfare Pack

3 weapons exclusive to this map pack allow you to open a more advanced can of whoop ass. Included in the pack are:

  1. Type 88 light machine gun with bipod for epic firepower and zone control.
  2. SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor that provides additional stealth abilities.
  3. Armour piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi automatic shotgun, tears 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 the DAO-12 Semi Automatic Shotgun.

SPECACT Kit

8 unique multiplayer skins, one for each class in Battlefield 3.

Dog Tag Pack

5 unique, new dog tags for use as identification in game.

That’s quite a fair bit of kit for a few extra pennies, and it’ll no doubt give you a whooping advantage on the battlefield come release…especially the shotgun, anyone else like to keep em for close encounters?

For the complete list, including a FAQ on the Open Beta, visit the Battlefield 3 Blog

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