The fact that Electronic Arts is working on a Call of Duty Elite clone for their Battlefield franchise is one of the worst kept secrets in gaming right now, but it's still exciting to see things start to become official (sort of).
Through two separate leaks this morning, we've gathered some more details on what exactly Battlefield Premium will offer, how much it will cost you and when you'll be able to register, should you choose to do so. So far, here is what we know about Battlefield Premium.
- The service will run you a one-time $49.99 fee and will be launching on June 4th, alongside the Close Quarters DLC.
- Premium will get you all of Battlefield 3's DLC two weeks earlier than the rest of the world.
- Exclusive in-game items that let you show off your Premium status. This includes Premium dog tags and the ACB-90 knife.
- Queue priority in servers.
- The ability to reset your score per minute, kill:death ratio and win:loss ratio; giving your player a fresh start in multiplayer.
- Unique weapon and soldier camo's, unique emblem decals for your Platoon, increased Platoon emblem layers, exclusive events including Double XP for Premium-only.
- Strategy guides and videos.
Nothing in Battlefield Premium really stands out as critical for the Battlefield experience, but we believe the combination of smaller, less critical bonuses will prove worthwhile for most Battlefield players. If you play Battlefield 3 on a regular basis, Premium looks like a pretty good deal.
Thanks to a leaked fact sheet, there's plenty more information available. Check it out below, feel free to right-click and save the image to your local hard drive to review it more closely.