As revealed a couple months ago, the Physical Warfare pack is the bonus gamers will receive when they pre-order Battlefield 3 at select retailers. The pack contains new weapons and attachments for players to use in the game’s online multiplayer. After watching the trailer, gamers planning on getting Battlefield 3 may wish to consider pre-ordering, as the the Physical Warfare pack will definitely help give players an advantage.
In terms of new weapons, players can look forward to two choices. First up is the Type 88 LMG. This weapon will most likely be exclusive to the new support class, which carries LMGs to help with suppressive fire, as well as ammo packs to help resupply teammates. The second weapon is the DAO-12 shotgun, which is semi-automatic and features a drum magazine. If Battlefield: Bad Company 2 offers any hints, chances are the shotgun will be class-agnostic, meaning it can be used with any class.
There are also two weapon attachments found in the Physical Warfare pack, the first being flechette shotgun rounds for the DAO-12. The flechette rounds will help to improve the stopping power of the shotgun, making it even more devastating at close range. A flash suppressor muzzle for most weapons is also included in the Physical Warfare pack. The suppressor helps to reduce muzzle flash, making the player harder to spot while firing. As shown in the video, it is best used while sniping as it allows the player to take pot shots while remaining relatively hidden.
At launch, players will be unable to access the contents from the Physical Warfare unless they have pre-ordered the game from select retailers. While this decision originally caused an uproar from the Battlefield community — who felt as though they may be put at a disadvantage — DICE later confirmed that the Physical Warfare pack will be free to all players later on in the year. Electronic Arts used a similar tactic with Army of Two: The 40th Day, wherein players who pre-ordered would receive access to the Extraction game mode, while those who do did not had to wait a month or so for the content to unlock.
Battlefield 3 is already shaping up to be a stellar experience, and with the Physical Warfare pack, plus the Back to Karkland expansion pack included for first run copies, players interested in the game should really consider pre-ordering. While many may feel that pre-ordering is unnecessary, it really does help out both the developers and retailers, and in this case, players will have access to some amazing content.
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Battlefield 3 releases October 25, 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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