Battlefield 3 PS3 Owners Getting Free BF 1943 After All

Battlefield 3 PS3 players will receive vouchers to redeem their free copies of BF 1943.

Last month, we reported on the fact that there was no mention of BF 1943 on the final box art of BF3. Then, EA confirmed that the downloadable title was not going to be available to PS3 owners for free. That was the end of the story until last week when a lawsuit was filed against EA for misleading and profiting “from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep”, according to Kotaku. Now that the court is involved, EA claims that the Battlefield 1943 gate was simply a “misunderstanding” and wants to make good on its original promise for PS3 BF3 owners. Here are dates and instructions on when and how you will redeeming your free copies of BF 1943 via the PSN as shown on EA’s website.

When will I get it?

Battlefield 1943 PlayStation 3 vouchers will be available on the following dates via the portal:

  • November 26th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony Europe.
  • December 10th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony America.
  • December 17th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony Asia and Sony Japan.

How can I redeem it?

To download your copy of Battlefield 1943 for the PlayStation 3 please follow the easy steps below.

  1. Activate your Battlefield 3 Online Pass for the PlayStation 3 using the voucher included in the game (see step #5 for additional instructions).
  2. Visit on or after the dates outlined above for your region and log in with your Origin ID and password. Click here if you need help with retrieving your account information.
  3. Select your territory. Note vouchers do not work across regions.
  4. You will then receive a PlayStation 3 voucher for Battlefield 1943.
  5. input your voucher into the PlayStation Network store. Instructions below.
    1. From the XMB (cross media-bar) of the PlayStation 3 connected to a network, choose [account management] under the [PlayStation Network].
    2. From the menu select redeem codes.
    3. Enter voucher and select continue.
    4. Download Battlefield 1943.
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