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DICE/EA have announced that they are not only releasing Battlefield 3 Limited Edition, but also Battlefield 3 Limited Edition: Physical Warfare Pack. This pack comes with the Type 88 LMG, a muzzle-flash suppressor, the DAO-12 shotgun and armour-piercing ammo for the DAO-12 shotgun. The DAO-12 shotgun is listed as Day 1 Access whilst the other three items are listed as Exclusive.

So what does this imply, that regular Limited Edition buyers will never be able to unlock the other three items because they are exclusive?
What's funny is that they say this new edition is at no extra cost and link to websites like GAME. However, on checking, GAME stock the Limited Edition for £29.99 and the Limited Edition: Physical Warfare Pack for £34.99, costing you a total of £5.00 extra to get the pack. These guys are going too far with all this...
Add to it the probable persistence of BFBC2-like crashing on BF3 and we're in for it...
Edited by Gib007 - 5/23/11 at 6:21am
    
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This is nothing new, they did the same thing with Bad Company.
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I don't think it should be whoever has the most money, wins.

Exclusive weapons are a stupid idea, early access is a better one.
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All I can hope is that Steam releases this version too, as I'd like all the extra features..

I know it's lame, but there's nothing we can do about it, I'll still buy it if we get good stuff, if they're useless, I'll go for the normal Limited Edition.
    
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What annoys me the most is that they say at no extra charge but then if you check, it would actually cost you £5.00 more, LOL. I also don't like how only GAME and Gamestop supply it in the UK whereas Play.com might not.
    
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this reminds me of the saying, early adopters all get the shaft. It isn't anything new for the first ones to jump on a band wagon to not get all the goodies. This is no different, if you bought the game way in advance, and then something else comes along for the people who haven't bought it yet then so be it. There might be a lesson here.... Don't pre order a game that is 9 months out?
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So since I have already preordered the limited edition, I wont get these weapons at all?
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I'm still miffed that us PC BC2 users never got the Kit Shortcuts OR Onslaught.
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So since I have already preordered the limited edition, I wont get these weapons at all?
Indeed, you will not. And you won't be able to unlock any of those items except the DAO-12 shotgun. Limited Edition buyers are no longer on the top, they have been pushed down, unless you want to fork out £5.00 more. Perhaps in a few months there will be a third Limited Edition with another extra pack? LOL
    
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Can you even fork out more money get it? You might have to buy the whole game again...

I had better actually start looking more closely at this game. I was planning to get it if it did not have kill streak unlocks. However, I keep hearing not so good things like this.

Though I could probably put up with this if there are no kill streaks
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