Battlefield 3 Pre-Order Bonuses Stir Up a Boycott
Over the weekend, EA announced the “Physical Warfare Pack” for Battlefield 3. It’s a collection of pre-order bonuses for folks who reserve the game at GAME and Gamestation in the UK. Included in the pack are three exclusive items (Type 88 LMG, SKS Flash Suppressor and DAO-12 Flechette Ammo) and one early access item (DAO-12 Shotgun).
The folks over at Reddit are up in arms about this offering, and to show their displeasure, they’re organizing a BF3 boycott. They’ve posted contact info for a large number of EA execs, as well as phone numbers for EA corporate.
We’ll have to wait and see how it shakes out this time, but as of right now, I’m not all that worried. Battlefield 2, Bad Company and Bad Company 2 each had a large number of weapons, and none of them had a marked effect on how you scored. It’s more a matter of the perception of an imbalance than one that actually exists. As soon as we hear how EA feels about this, we’ll let you know.