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Battlefield 3 is free to download on Origin

Offer valid until Tuesday
May 28
Electronic Arts' On the House program for Origin lets users download free games for a limited time and keep them. It is obviously a way to get the service installed on more computers, and it's EA so some people are going to c...

Death from above in Battlefield 3 - Challenge Scot

A new week, a new challenge
Oct 17
This week's challenge is in Battlefield 3 in which I attempt to run over an enemy player whilst piloting an air vehicle. With so many other players ready to blow me out of the sky combined with my lack of piloting skills, this might be just beyond my grasp! If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments!

DICE: 'We should be slapped' for Battlefield 3 unlocks

Glove slap, baby glove slap
Oct 03
Remember when Battlefield 3 came out and all everyone was doing was impotently running helicopters into the ground? DICE wasn't happy with the its flying learning curve, according to Battlefield 4 creative director Lars Gust...

'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'

And other pearls of wisdom from the Battlelog community
Apr 26
It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!  The otherwis...

Pterodactyls are invading Battlefield 3's End Game!

There's a ton of other Easter Eggs too
Mar 07
DICE really loves dinosaurs. It's no more apparent than with their final downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3, End Game. Users have already found a number of Easter Eggs, such as the pterodactyl that's flying around o...

Get pumped with the Battlefield 3 End Game launch trailer

DICE makes the best trailers
Mar 05
End Game, the final downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3, is out today first to those that have Premium membership on the PlayStation 3. There's four new maps, a bunch of new vehicles, new modes, a new weapon, and mor...

Battlefield 3's End Game DLC starts rolling out this week

New modes, new vehicles, and a new exclusive gun
Mar 04
Battlefield 3's End Game downloadable content is almost here! Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 get the content first this week on March 5. Then Premium users on PC and Xbox 360 get it on March 12. Non-premiu...

Battlefield 3 players create 2.3B explosions per day

Michael Bay, eat your heart out
Feb 28
If you've ever played Battlefield 3, rest assured that EA has tracked everything you've done online and turned you into a statistic -- a pretty cool statistic at that. According to a report from VentureBeat, every day EA coll...

A closer look at the maps in Battlefield 3: End Game

DICE talks specifics for new maps
Feb 15
Building on what we recently saw of the End Game expansion for Battlefield 3, DICE has another batch of screenshots, this time focusing on the four new maps. "Size-wise, they are comparable to Caspian Border and Operation Fi...

Three whole Battlefield 3: End Game screenshots

Air Superiority, CTF, and more in new DLC
Feb 08
With the latest Battlefield 3 expansion pack dropping next month, DICE has a few screenshots to tide us over in the meantime. End Game, as you'll probably remember, is the one that introduces the Capture the Flag and Air Supe...

Latest Battlefield 3 trailer shows off CTF in 'End Game'

Warning: Video has bass like you wouldn't believe
Jan 31
The fifth and final expansion for Battlefield 3 will be End Game. How appropriately titled. EA was kind enough to give us a good look at what we're getting come March. The two big points for this trailer are Captur...

Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2.9 million subscriptions

Oh, and apparently it made lots of money
Jan 30
In EA's third fiscal quarter financial reports, it was announced that Battlefield 3 Premium hit 2.9 million subscribers by December 31 of this past year (up from July's total of 1.3 million). For a rough estimate, just multip...

Battlefield 3: End Game has dirt bikes, capture the flag

Details on the fifth DLC pack
Dec 20
A website for the fifth Battlefield 3 expansion pack, End Game, has surfaced. While there's not much to look at yet, DICE has been forthcoming with the highlights of this downloadable content: Four new maps designed for high...

Battlefield 3's Aftermath DLC out for PS3 Premium members

New mode, vehicles, and a crossbow!
Nov 27
The "Aftermath" expansion for Battlefield 3 is rolling out starting today, with subscribers to the Premium service getting it first on the PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC players on the Premium service will get all this on De...

Battlefield 3: Aftermath trailer will rock your subwoofer

Oct 18
It's 8am, and I'm drinking my morning tea and going through my press releases and work mail like I do every morning when I find a message from EA pointing me to the premiere trailer for the fourth multiplayer expansion pack ...

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition out now in North America

Sep 11
With the new Armored Kill downloadable content available today for all Battlefield 3 Premium members, Electronic Arts and DICE are putting out a Battlefield 3 Premium Edition at retail for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It'...

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill out for Premium PS3 members

Includes biggest map in Battlefield history
Sep 04
Of the three expansions for Battlefield 3, this impending one, Armored Kill, is finally the one to make me regret not sticking with the core game. Take a look at this launch trailer, which really drives the point home by pri...

gamescom: Battlefield 3: Premium Edition announced

Aug 14
Electronic Arts just announced Battlefield 3: Premium Edition, which includes the base game and a full membership to Battlefield 3's Premium service. So that means it will include all of the downloadable expansions that have...

Preview: So many tanks in Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

Aug 03
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is all about the vehicles and that's the way I like it. While I only went hands-on with a limited amount of the new content, I did find out what else we can expect. Really, all I wanted to know was just how the AC-130 Gunship will work. Short version: It sounds like the AC-130 will be glorious.

New BF3: Armored Kill screens show off Tank Superiority

Aug 02
So, I finally picked up Battlefield Premium yesterday, and I can't tell you how excited I am to play the new Tank Superiority mode that's coming with Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in September. So, in Tank Superiority ever...

First details of Battlefield 3's fourth expansion pack

Jul 27
Ahead of the release of Armored Kill in September, EA has already went ahead and trickled out some of the first details for the Aftermath expansion set to launch in December for Battlefield 3. Set in a post-earthquake Te...

Witness the largest map in Battlefield history

Jul 19
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill will be out this September and it will feature the biggest map ever seen in a Battlefield game, Bandar Desert. The trailer also shows off the snow-capped environment, Alborz Mountain. The new down...

Aussie console gamers overcharged for Battlefield Premium

Jun 13
Electronic Arts has done what Electronic Arts does best and caused an outrage after trying to make more money than it should. Australian users were furious to see Battlefield Premium listed for $49.99 AU across all platforms,...

E3: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill epitomizes the franchise

Jun 09
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is the third in a series of expansions for EA's military first-person shooter, following Back to Karkand and Close Quarters. Armored Kill has a strong focus on vehicles, introducing five new vehicl...

E3: EA confirm Battlefield 3 Premium subscription

Jun 04
EA have confirmed the existence of their new Battlefield 3 subscription service, entitled simply Battlefield Premium. Confirming the rumors from last month, Battlefield Premium will cost $49.99 and will get you access to fiv...

EA confirms Battlefield Premium, claims you are excited

May 31
Looks like the rather hilarious rumors concerning Battlefield Premium are pretty much true. Although Electronic Arts wouldn't discuss the details, it did confirm that Battlefield Premium was indeed a thing, declaring that the...

Rumor: Battlefield 3's 'Premium' service will cost $50

May 30
Rumors have been circulating over a reported Premium service for Battlefield 3, and it looks like it's a sure thing now, as this document was found over on NeoGAF. The premium package will run for $50, and will include all fi...

Rumor: EA looking to a 'premium service' to Battlefield 3

May 14
With Call of Duty Elite proving a successful endeavor for Activision, it's hardly surprising to learn that Electronic Arts may be looking to copy the scheme in its own shooter franchise. The latest rumblings asset that a subs...

Battlefield 3 having first double XP event this weekend

May 11
Well, it was only a matter of time. DICE has announced today that they are putting on a Double XP Weekend in Battlefield 3 starting tonight. In fact, it's going to be Battlefield 3's first time. They grow up so fast. Just pla...

EA kills free Battlefield 3 servers, pushes paid ones

May 11
Electronic Arts has yanked a large number of official DICE and EA servers for Battlefield 3's multiplayer modes on PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving mostly privately rented servers in its place. For those wondering, EA's been leasing...

A quick look at the new Battlefield 3 map and mode

Apr 26
Donya Fortress is the second new map to be shown off from the Close Quarters downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3 and is a small, vertical focused level designed for confined, frantic gameplay. Like Ziba Tower, you ca...

Battlefield 3 is a totally different game with NES sounds

Mar 18
What composers did with game music 20+ years ago is a lot different than what they do now. We're talking full-on symphonies, ambient noise, punctuated silences, and a concerted effort to use the audio to envelop players as t...

Preview: Battlefield 3ís Close Quarters DLC

Mar 13
I’ve played about 20 minutes of Battlefield 3. I was with some friends and they handed me the controller during a multiplayer match. We were playing on a TV from the early 90’s that would occasionally, randomly,...

GDC: Three new DLC packs coming to Battlefield 3 (Update)

Mar 07
[Update: Some new info has been added to each expansion pack, plus we've added a new image.] Last night, DICE revealed three new upcoming downloadable content packs coming to Battlefield 3. The first of the new packs is calle...

Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill, part two

Feb 18
Remember the guy who performed that amazing rocket launcher kill after diving out of his jet? Well he's back with another amazing -- and lucky -- kill after diving out of his jet yet again. I literally screamed out loud "F*CK YOU!" from disbelief and anger at Stungravy's skills. Tops everything I've seen in BF3 [Reddit]

Battlefield 3 patch fixes voice chat, not much else

Feb 06
Good news for Battlefield 3 players; DICE has released the first in what looks to be a month-long series of updates. So far, update 1.03 has fixed voice chat issues that PS3 players have been dealing with since launch. W...

EA using First Amendment to keep helicopters in BF3

Jan 09
Electronic Arts has filed a preemptive lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Textron, hoping to invoke First Amendment laws and justify the use of real-life helicopters in Battlefield 3.  Three helicopters appear in the ...

Battlefield 3's Physical Warfare Pack is available to all

Dec 20
Pre-order DLC for Battlefield 3 like that of the "Physical Warfare" pack caused mass outrage among fans and prompted a boycott of DICE's military shooter due to the fact that customers had to choose between either gettin...

Battlefield 3 TV spot by Freddie Wong & Corridor Digital

Dec 17
Freddie Wong and his crew make a lot of crazy special effects-laden videos as does the Corridor Digital team. Each have offered their own take on the Battlefield series, which apparently caught the eye of EA. Tasked with mak...

Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill you will ever see

Dec 10
Yeah, going to be really hard to top this. There's an extended version showing more of the battle so you know it's not faked. Also, that's some really damn great piloting skills. Bravo, RendeZook. Video game moment of the year nominee [Reddit]

Battlefield 3 patches only available via Origin

Dec 09
Gamers who wanted to patch Battlefield 3 using standalone files are in for a disappointment, with EA confirming that Origin will be the only way to update DICE's shooter.  EA recently served a sizable 3.6GB patch fo...

Wake Island trailer headlines Back to Karkand PS3 launch

Dec 06
As previously reported, December 6 (that's today!) is when PlayStation 3 players can download "Back to Karkand" for Battlefield 3. Those playing on PC and Xbox 360 aren't getting this solid-looking expansion until December 1...

'Back to Karkand' hits Battlefield 3 on PS3 December 6

Dec 01
PlayStation 3 gamers are getting the oft-talked-about "Back to Karkand" expansion for Battlefield 3 on December 6, a week before everyone else. As you've likely heard countless times before, this is a free download for early ...

EA hopes Iran banning Battlefield 3 will fight piracy

Nov 28
Battlefield 3 is reportedly banned in Iran, which is hardly surprising because it is Iran. What is surprising, however, is that Electronic Arts thinks the suppression of its product may be a good thing, because it c...

EA surrenders, gives Battlefield 3 PS3 users their 1943

Nov 24
After incurring Internet rage and a class action suit, Electronic Arts has finally given up and made good on its broken promise to give Battlefield 3 PS3 owners a free digital copy of Battlefield 1943. Every now and then, ang...

EA sued over lack of Battlefield 1943 in Battlefield 3

Nov 21
Electronic Arts is being sued over its broken promise of extra content in the PS3 version of Battlefield 3. The publisher said that a digital copy of Battlefield 1943 would be included in the game but failed to deliver, inste...

Latest Battlefield 3 PC update gets detailed

Nov 20
Battlefield 3 didn't have the smoothest launch ever, with problems such as online passes not working straight out of the box, PC users finding ways to play Battlefield 3 on PC without the use of EA's Origin ser...

Battlefield 3 DLC trailer Strikes at Karkand

Nov 19
A lot of Battlefield fans wet their pants at the news of the "Back to Karkand" DLC pack for BF3 which includes a selection of maps, vehicles and weapons from Battlefield 2. This newest trailer for the pack focuses entir...

Battlefield 3's flashlight getting patched

Nov 14
Destructoid has learned that DICE plans on fixing the flashlight issue in Battlefield 3. Currently, the flashlight is as bright as the sun, even when out in the open in broad daylight. The patch will address this issue by mak...

Battlefield 3 may turn you into an animal murderer

Nov 07
In case you've somehow forgotten how mind bogglingly odd PETA are, they've been kind enough to jump up and down, shouting nonsense in hopes that you'll pay attention to them again. Continuing their confused crusade on behalf ...

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