Battlefield 3 Double XP Incoming, Close Quarters DLC Free This Week

In light of all the exciting reveals DICE is doing for Battlefield 4 during this year’s E3 media briefings, even more information has been revealed.

Battlefield 3 users have collectively played a staggering 1 billion hours online in multiplayer. To celebrate this, DICE is rewarding players with a few days of double XP, alongside a free DLC expansion pack.

Close Quarters Free For All Players

Starting right now, visiting the in-game store on consoles, you will find Close Quarters for free. This promotion doesn’t last forever, as you can get your hands on this expansion until June 18th or 19th, depending on your region. PC users can load up the Origin client, enter the “Redeem Code” menu and input the following code: “BF3E3.”


Double XP Information

Haven’t reached Colonel 100 yet? No problem. DICE is throwing a Double XP party from 2 AM PDT on June 11th, running for a total of 144 hours. There is a snag though, you must play on ranked servers and you must be a Premium Member.

Start time: 2AM June 11 PDT
Running time total: 144 hours
Who: Premium members only
Game: Battlefield 3, any maps and expansion pack(s)
What: Double XP on any ranked servers

Tombstone Actual, Dogtag Acquired

DICE isn’t quite done giving out dogtags for Battlefield 3 users just yet. Unlocked now as you are reading this is a brand new dogtag inspired from the squad you will lead in Battlefield 4’s single player, Tombstone. This dogtag is for Premium users only.


Battlefield Premium On Sale, Again

Haven’t purchased a Premium membership yet? What are you waiting for?! To add to the already impressive number of Battlefield Premium users, EA has announced that Battlefield Premium will be 50% off during the week of E3. So if you haven’t already, now may be the time to snag this deal up.

I bet DICE is feeling a bit like Santa Clause right now – showing off Battlefield 4 gameplay and giving away free DLC, dogtags and double XP. It’s a good day to be a Battlefield gamer. If you haven’t already checked out the new Battlefield 4 multiplayer footage, you can do so here.

  • Timothy David Medric

    About the only thing I actually needed was the dog tag. The downside of being a 100 Colonel Premium member

    • James K

      At least you enjoyed your game.

      • Timothy David Medric

        1,000 hours logged! Best $60 ever lol

  • James K

    The joys of waiting. I didn’t buy any DLC for BF3 and I’m happy that I getting CQ for free. They should have done that Crysis 3 but oh well.

    • Timothy David Medric

      I loved CQ the most. Good stuff!

    • Bill Gates

      I don’t mind paying the big bucks to play it months early.

    • Dirtknap

      YES! Now I don’t feel so bad about being late to the DLC party and deciding that premium this late in the life cycle is a ripoff. Gimme that M5K!

      • AtheistMason

        M5K sux…

        • Dirtknap

          Son, I am disappoint… 😛

        • oofy

          You don’t even have to aim with that bad boy.

          • AtheistMason

            You don’t need to aim with all PDWs….. And Carbines + Laser


        The M-TAR is a CQ BEAST!

  • MegaMan3k

    Is Close Quarters free for this week, or free if you download it this week?

    • Storm_Worm5364

      You will be able to play it for free this week, you’ll need to download it and then play…

      • MegaMan3k

        The question was whether or not the content will continue to be free for those who download it this week.

        • Nop

          It will continue to be free.

        • Storm_Worm5364

          I don’t think so, probably not…

    • Dirtknap

      Have you grabbed this yet? I visited the PS Store via in game menu and there’s no close qaurters expansion to be found for free or otherwise.

  • Jamic

    Grind fest here I come !

    100* col is so close… 92* at the time…

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  • Black Cata

    This DLC is permanent?

  • Prithvi Raj Pawar

    The dlc is not for free in the in-game store for me on the ps3 -_- need help(psn region 3)

  • Alex

    Fuck, I was playing Battlefield 3 the week the promotion was going on and I had absolutely no clue it was free (-_-‘)