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Battlefield 4 Premium Edition bundles all DLCs later this month

by Mark Tyson on 9 October 2014, 12:35

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC

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EA has announced its plans to launch the Battlefield 4 Premium Edition later this month, a bundle that will include the main game and all its DLCs. However, the bundled product will be skipping an Xbox 360 release due to "technical limitations", reports CVG.

Besides bundling all five existing DLC packs - China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike and Dragon's Teeth, the Premium Edition will also include the upcoming Final Stand DLC when it launches later this autumn. Final Stand is said to feature twenty new maps, new weapons and enhanced customisation options including new camos, paints, emblems and dog tags.

The Premium Edition will be released on 21 October in the US, and will cost $60, the same as the Premium membership. UK console gamers will have to wait until 24 Oct, although it will be available to UK PC gamers on Origin from the earlier US launch date. In the UK, Battlefield 4 Premium Edition will be priced at £40 for the PC and PS3 versions and £55 for PS4 and Xbox One editions.

Those who purchase the new bundle will receive a Battlefield 4 Premium membership, which gives you twelve Gold Battlepacks filled with in-game content and priority positions on busy servers.

The 21st Oct was the initial date EA was supposed to launch Battlefield Hardline before announcing a delay until 2015. Battlefield 4 will reach its first birthday later this month, although EA is stuck with several online problems that are still being addressed to this day.



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That's what happens when greedy investors are running a gaming “show”
How many times are we supposed to eat the same meat?!
Battlefield would make a great case study - Battlefield became CoD so much it's not even funny. I stopped taking this game “series” seriously after Bad Company 2
I love the game, but its infuriating to play at times. I cannot complete single player due to a persistent error and the multiplayer game crashes fairly regularly. Bought the original game and vowed never to spend on the DLC until its fixed …. one year later and still waiting.
Old confused gamer here.
First, we used to buy games and maps etc were free.
Then, dlc came in to existence and we had to pay for what we used to get for free.
Now membership?

I don't understand this at all.
“Those who purchase the new bundle will receive a Battlefield 4 Premium membership, which gives you twelve Gold Battlepacks filled with in-game content”.

So if you get the membership, do you have to renew next year? Do you lose access to the DLC after a year? Do you own the DLC? I am guessing battlepack = DLC. Arggh.. I just don't get this. I must be getting old.

What does priority position on the server mean? Am I right in thinking that if you pay out and buy the game, they actually shove these customers to the back of the queue unless you pay more?

Any one care to clear this up for me? Many Thanks
TaintedShirt
Old confused gamer here.
First, we used to buy games and maps etc were free.
Then, dlc came in to existence and we had to pay for what we used to get for free.
Now membership?

I don't understand this at all.
“Those who purchase the new bundle will receive a Battlefield 4 Premium membership, which gives you twelve Gold Battlepacks filled with in-game content”.

So if you get the membership, do you have to renew next year? Do you lose access to the DLC after a year? Do you own the DLC? I am guessing battlepack = DLC. Arggh.. I just don't get this. I must be getting old.

What does priority position on the server mean? Am I right in thinking that if you pay out and buy the game, they actually shove these customers to the back of the queue unless you pay more?

Any one care to clear this up for me? Many Thanks

You don't have to renew Premium ‘membership’, it's a one-off payment, which includes all the DLCs. As a Premium member, you get access to the DLCs a week earlier, & you get priority in queues to get onto servers, ahead of non-premium owners of the game.

The ‘Battlepacks’ are just a collection of in-game items like scopes for specific weapons, camouflage, dog-tags etc. You ‘earn’ them as you play the game, and they come in gold, silver or bronze types, according to the items they contain. Specific weapons can have battlepacks too, which contain items just for that weapon. I hope that makes it clearer? :)
Thanks for helping an old gamer out. Made it much clearer. :D