A couple of weeks ago, DICE
revealed that a pre-order of their upcoming title, Battlefield 3, would get you the "Back to Karkand" map pack. For those of you unfamiliar with "Back to Karkand", it will include four maps from previous Battlefield titles: Strike at Karkand, Wake
Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqi Peninsula.
Today, DICE unveiled that they are sweetening the pot even further by offering a Limited Edition version of Battlefield 3 at select UK retailers. The Limited Edition, titled the "Physical Warfare Pack", will include two weapons, exclusive ammo, and an exclusive weapon mod.
Type 88 Long Machine Gun
The Type 88 is a gas-powered, air-cooled light machine gun that comes equipped with a bipod for maximum stability. Setting the bipod up on a suitable surface gives a major boost in accuracy and recoil reduction. With the Type 88, you will completely deny the enemy entry to your area of control.
It isn’t hard to see why the powerful DAO-12 was a big fan favorite in Battlefield 2. Being a highly versatile semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun, the DAO-12 can carry 4 types of ammo in a high capacity 12-round magazine. For close encounters, you wouldn’t want to carry any other weapon, and with the Physical Warfare Pack, you unlock it from day 1 in Battlefield 3.
Flechette ammo for the DAO-12 shotgun
This exclusive armor-piercing ammo makes your DAO-12 shotgun pack an added punch. Each flechette cartridge holds a number of 1-inch tungsten arrows that will tear through any material, be it metal, wood, or enemies. If you turn a corner and meet three soldiers from the opposing force, these are the rounds you want loaded in your DAO-12.
Flash suppressor for the SKS Sniper Rifle
This exclusive item is the only sniper rifle flash suppressor in the game. Attaching it to the fast-firing and high capacity SKS rifle turns you into a highly agile and versatile Recon member. For the true team-play Recon who wants to contribute at the front while staying stealthy, this weapon mod is an essential upgrade.
Battlefield 3: The Physical Warfare Pack will be available exclusively at UK retailers GAME and Gamestation. This Limited Edition comes at no extra charge from the standard edition. No word has yet been mentioned as to whether or not a similar Limited Edition will be available at US retailers
Battlefield 3 is due for release this fall.