It looks like Call of Duty: Elite’s success has prompted EA to roll out their own premium content service for Battlefield 3. Inside sources close to Battlefieldo say that “Battlefield Premium” will arrive this June with the “Close Quarters” expansion.
“Battlefield Premium will land you a number of content drops with unique in-game items not available anywhere else.”
“Battlefield Premium will land you a number of content drops with unique in-game items not available anywhere else. First out it the one-of-a-kind Premium knife and black dog tag, plus a set of soldier camos, weapon camos, dog tag and assignments that will make sure you stand out and get more personalization options.”
Battlefield Premium is rumored to arrive on June 4th, a week prior to the release of Close Quarters on June 12th. These same sources also indicate that Battlefield 3 will be seeing a “Double XP Weekend” in May, similar to the double XP events that Call of Duty offers its players regularly.
The Battlefield 3 Expansion schedule sees Close Quarters releasing in June followed by “Bonus Content” in August, “Armored Kill” in the Fall, and “End Game” this winter. A fifth expansion pack is also said to arrive in March of 2013, which is still unannounced or titled.