[Updated] Battlefield 3 Premium Now Live, Don’t Buy Expansions from Xbox Live or PSN – Close Quarters PS3 Live

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Battlefield 3 Premium is now live on both PSN and Xbox 360 for $50 or 4000 MS points but there’s a catch. Premium on PC is not available at the time of writing.

Update: We now have access to the  full description of Battlefield 3 Premium:

“Battlefield 3 Premium includes expansion packs Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill, End Game, and Expansion Pack #5 [Aftermath]. If you buy Battlefield 3 Premium, these should be accessed through the in-game store and NOT DOWNLOADED FROM Xbox LIVE Marketplace or you will be charged twice. Xbox Live/PSN or you will charged twice. Take your Battlefield 3 experience to the next level with Battlefield 3 Premium! Containing a staggering amount of content, Battlefield 3 Premium gives you five themed expansion packs for Battlefield 3 with two weeks’ early access! You will also receive unique in-game items including a knife, new dog tags, exclusive soldier and weapon camos, and more. Premium members will also get access to features such as the ability to reset their stats, queue priority into servers, and new decals for their Platoon emblems.” reads the description* of the DLC plan.

Also, PS3 Premium users now are able to download Close Quarters. The second expansion pack weighs in at 1142MB on PS3.

Schedule on when Close Quarters is expected to be playable as we reported earlier (still verifying the dates, not final):

  • June 4th for PS3 Premium (We’re getting mixed feedback on whether it’s playable at the moment or not.)
  • June 12th for Xbox 360 and PC Premium
  • Week of June 18th: for PS3 Regular
  • Week of June 25th: for PC and Xbox 360 Regular

New Premium assignments have also been listed, thanks to MP1st forums moderator Beanz3 for the list below:

Life Saver:

  • 50 kills with the F2000
  • 25 headshots with the F2000
  • 50 Squad Heals

Bullet Provider:

  • 50 kills with the PKP Pecheneg
  • 50 Squad Resupplies

Location Scout:

  • 50 kills with the L96
  • 25 headshots with the L96
  • 25 Spawns on your Radio Beacon

Wrench Weilder:

  • 50 kills with Scar-H
  • 25 headshots with Scar-H
  • 25 kills with shotgun

Jack of all Trades:

  • Get 30 kills with Assault Rifles
  • Get 30 kills with Carbines
  • Get 30 kills with Sniper Rifles
  • Get 30 kills with Light Machine Guns
  • Get 15 kills with Pistol

*Only an excerpt was sent to us earlier. The “don’t purchase from Xbox Live and PSN Store” statement seems to refer to the expansion packs, not Premium itself. Thanks Nate.