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Get Battlefield 1942 free in celebration of BF3 milestones

EA make classic free to celebrate BF3 Premium passing two million subs

Battlefield 1942 is now free to download on PC as publisher EA celebrates its 10-year anniversary and the Battlefield 3 Premium service having passed 2 million users.

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The 10-year-old classic can be grabbed for free exclusively via EA's PC download service, Origin, as of today.

"When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design. We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea," said DICE boss Karl Magnus Troedsson.

"We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years by restoring Battlefield 1942 for a digital re-release and give everyone a chance to play the game that started it all."

The publisher announced BF3 Premium's two million user milestone during its Q2 FY13 financial results last week.

EA says Battlefield 3 has over 5.2 million active players a month, and calls it "the fastest selling title in EA's 20+ year history" having sold 17 million units since its release in October 2011.

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