Battlefield 3 has been hyped up for months now as the game that will challenge CoD’s domination on this generation’s current multiplayer, and it is certainly shaping up that way. But for a game that is supposed to improve upon many of CoD’s weaknesses, Battlefield 3 may wind up with one very essential flaw – the rewarding of better weapons to those willing to pay up front.
EA recently announced that through Battlefield 3‘s “Physical Warfare Pack” exclusively available through pre-order, players will gain a distinct advantage at launch with better weapons, equipment and ammo.
Players can storm the battlefield armed with powerful weapons and items only available in the Physical Warfare Pack including the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod for superior firepower and total zone control, the SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor that provides increased stealth abilities for Recon soldiers, and the lethal armour-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun that is sure to tear through anything in its path. Also included is day one access to the highly versatile DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun itself.
It’s mind-boggling really. Why would EA with all the buzz circulating around this game provide potential customers with a reason to get pissed? DICE had provided a great E3 demo, and all that was missing to put the nail in the coffin was console footage to reassure gamers that non-PC players would be getting the same experience. With this announcement though, there are some, if not all gamers that are hesitant to pre-order that will reasonably be upset that they’ll be entering the battlefield day one at a disadvantage.
Source: Physical Warfare Pack