EA has officially detailed Battlefield 3 Premium.
For $49.99, Battlefield 3 players will receive two week early access to all Battlefield 3 expansion packs, plus exclusive in-game items and enhanced Battlelog features, representing a $25 saving over purchasing each expansion pack separately.
The expansions are the previously released Back to Karkand, Close Quarters (out today), Armored Kill (September 2012), the newly announced Aftermath (December 2012), and End Game (March 2013).
Among other things, the expansions will introduce 20 new maps and weapons, four game modes, plus new soldier and weapon camos.
Battlefield 3 Premium and the game's Close Quarters DLC launch today on PS3, and on June 12 on Xbox 360 and PS3. Non-Premium players get Close Quarters PS3 access on June 19, and Xbox 360 and PC access on June 26.
Battlefield 3 Premium costs $49.99 on PS3 and PC, and 4000 MS Points (£34.27) on Xbox 360. Individual Battlefield 3 expansion packs cost $14.99 on PS3 and PC, and 1200 MS Points (£10.28) on Xbox 360.
Battlefield Premium exclusive in-game items:
- Get recognition and stand out with unique in-game items including the one-of-a-kind ACB-90 knife and a set of Battlefield 3 Premium dog tags. Players can further customize their experience with new exclusive soldier camos, weapon camos and unique Assignments.
Battlefield Premium new features:
- With Battlefield 3 Premium players have the unique chance to reset their Score/Minute, Kills/Deaths, Win/Losses and stats if they want a fresh start with their multiplayer soldier. To further recognize their status, players will receive queue priority, more decals for their Platoon emblems, and the ability to save their favorite Battle Reports.
Battlefield Premium unique events:
- Rank up faster with exclusive Double XP weekends and take part in unique events.
Battlefield Premium strategy guides and videos:
- Watch videos with playing tips straight from DICE, access a set of deep strategy guides, and get exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming expansion packs.
Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach said: "Battlefield 3 Premium gives our fans a massive amount of gameplay, early access and exclusive offerings at an incredible price.
"The sheer amount of brand new themed content available in Battlefield 3 Premium is staggering. We're rolling out the red carpet and giving Battlefield 3 gamers the VIP treatment they deserve."