BF3 Patches to Only Be Available Through Origin
EA has confirmed that Origin will be the only way to update Battlefield 3. Forget about downloading patches through mirrors — like Game Front — in order to get faster download speeds or to save the file to disk.
BF3′s latest patch weighed in at a hefty 3.6 gigs, so we’re not dealing with inconsequential file sizes. While Origin has provided fast download speeds for most users, Australian players have been desperate for mirrors.
However, EA has no plans for a standalone installer, making Origin the only means through which you can update BF3.