EAs’ given a reason why UK players may wish to choose retailers GAME or GameStation for their pre-orders of Battlefield 3.
As was the case with last year’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the newly-announced Battlefield 3 Limited Edition: Physical Warfare Pack gives those who pre-order early access to certain weaponry and equipment. Namely: the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod, SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor, armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun + the shotgun itself.
Again, this is not exclusive content but day one unlocks. Those who do not pre-order will be able to unlock the items later on.
More convincingly though, the Physical Warfare Pack also comes with the Back to Karkand add-on, meaning four of Battlefield 2‘s fan favorite maps rebuilt with the Frostbite 2 tech can be yours on day one, all for the cost of a standard edition.
Battlefield 3 is expected in early November.