EA to host weekend Battlefield 3 competition
Players get a chance to win cash and trip to Sweden, Back to Karkand expansion detailed
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Nov 7, 2011 - 3:10pm EST (Nov 7, 2011 15:10)
DICE has announced that it is thanking fans for their passion and loyalty by hosting a Battlefield 3 “Says Thanks” Sweepstakes weekend.
Gamers who play from Friday, November 11th at 12:01am GMT through Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm GMT will have a chance to win one of three prizes. The Grand Prize is a round-trip visit to DICE in Stockholm, Sweden for one player and three of their squadmates for three nights. Included in the visit is a tour of the studio and an introduction to the development team behind the game. The second prize is $5,000 USD in cash, or equivalent local currency, with the third place winner taking home a brand new game system with the full catalogue of corresponding Battlefield games.
Battlefield 3 will also release the first digital expansion pack, Back to Karkand, in December. This expansion delivers four remastered Battlefield maps; Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula. In addition, this expansion pack includes five new dog tags, five new achievements/trophies, three new vehicles (DPV, BTR-90, F-35B STOVL jet fighter), 10 Battlefield weapons and a new persistence system where players complete assignments to earn their rewards. Back to Karkand will be sold separately for $14.99 or 1200 MS points, and will be free to anyone who purchased the Limited Edition of the game.
Battlefield 3 is available now in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.