Battlefield 3 Will “Probably” Have Online Pass

DiCE’s Patrick Bach tells GamerZines that Battlefield 3 will “probably” have an online pass that you’ll have to redeem to play online, but he seemed to be a little bit confused about it.

“But I don’t think it’s an online pass; I think it’s our own backend. I’m not sure I want to call our system an online pass,” he said.

Now I’m confused. Functionally, however, whatever it is will work exactly like what we collectively refer to as an “online pass,” and so we’ll just go with that name. And since BF3 is an EA game, I think it was already safe to assume that it would have an online pass anyway.

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3 Comments on Battlefield 3 Will “Probably” Have Online Pass


On August 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

As gandalf says: “YOU SHALL NOT ONLINE PASS!!!”


On August 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I think they are referring to the regular EA battlefield log-in…. which has been around since BF1942 lol.

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO ANGRY ABOUT IT, it’s been like this since BF came out. I mean unless you’re one of the bandwagon kiddies just finding out about this stuff.

Ron Whitaker

On August 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

What we’re talking about is for console players who buy the game used, there will be an additional charge to play online. Just like the EA Sports games that are coming out now. Buy it used, and you pony up ten bucks to unlock online functionality.

This shouldn’t affect PC gamers, since we don’t get to buy games used.