"More Armored Kill? But September's miles off!" thought Tom, mentally still trapped in June. And yet, new screens are here, and the next Battlefield 3 expansion pack will be too next month. If Close Quarters was Battlefield 3 trying to beat Call of Duty at its own game, then Armoured Kill looks more like Battlefield trying to achieve maximum Battlefield while simultaneously singing the Battlefield national anthem, which goes like this: "Tanks, tanks, tanks, tanks!" and so on. You can join in as you cast your eye over these three new screens which feature some awesome war machines, and a jeep trying too hard to impress.
Did any of you purchase Battlefield Premium? Well if you didn't, but you still want to play the new Close Quarters DLC, now's your chance. Mr Moneybags may have had the new maps to himself for the last week, but now everyday Joe Public, who prefers to purchase his map packs one at a time, thank you very much, is getting a crack.
The DLC, which adds ten new weapons and four new maps, is priced at £11.99 or $14.99, and you can get it through Origin.
The folks at Battlefieldo have dug up details on a possible Call of Duty Elite style service for Battlefield 3. According to an unofficial but "very reliable source" it'll be called "Battlefield Premium," and will offer players hooked up to the service a series of "unique in-game items not available anywhere else."
A few such items are mentioned, including a "one-of-a-kind Premium knife and black dog tag." New soldier camo patterns, weapon camos and "personalization options." The reveal is apparently set for June 4, on the eve of E3.