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EA Offering Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC For Free!



/ 3 years ago

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EA seem to pursuing a strategy to improve their image recently. First they listened to customer feedback over online passes for multiplayer games and scrapped those, now they are offering free stuff to people – that’s right FREE stuff from EA, who’d of thought?

Electronic Arts are teaming up with DICE to offer all Battlefield 3 owners a free copy of the Close Quarters DLC if you don’t already have it. Essentially Close Quarters is Battlefield’s attempt and bringing in a more traditional style of FPS combat that is fought at close range, in buildings with a high density of players. Furthermore it introduces new weapons and game modes, such as Gun Game, over the standard version of Battlefield 3.

To redeem the free PC copy of Battlefield 3 Close Quarters you must already own Battlefield 3 on Origin and you must not already own Close Quarters (obviously). You can gain access to the free DLC you need to use the code “BF3E3” in the Origin client under the redeem a code section. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download the Close Quarters DLC from the in-game store for free.

The deal lasts until June 18th or 19th depending on your region or platform, you can see more details here.

I can confirm this does work and I have personally been playing Battlefield 3 Close Quarters for the past few days. I might add that the Close Quarters DLC maps seem to be incredibly buggy with lag being prevalent, knifing issues occuring and just general glitches everywhere, it almost reminds me of the Battlefield 3 open beta again but hey it’s free so you can’t complain that much. I just feel sorry for people who bought this recently.

Image courtesy of DICE


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  • Ole

    So what the hell did we buy Premium for then?

    • Well technically this is only one of many DLC packs and Premium included them all. If you didn’t buy Premium you are only getting Close Quarters but there is still back to karkand and armored kill that you won’t get for free.

      • Niels L

        no, we bought it for the knife :/
        And also, that feeling of buying BF3 premium 5 days before the free DLC :C

  • ErionHashimoto

    Truth be told, they only got rid of online passes because of the new DRM shenanigans they can take advantage of.

    • I would call you cynical but you actually have a good point and that’s kind of what I think too. They are probably only giving this game away in the hope it lures more people into buying the rest of the BF3 DLC…