Battlefield 4 gets a premium edition

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I miss playing Battlefield. I haven’t touched the fourth title since I reviewed it back in the day. Even with the odd crash here and there, the game was still very playable for me and I really did dig it. Looking back now, I might have been way too generous. Post review, a large patch came out and it basically destroyed my game. It was an unplayable mess, and I never went back. If you’ve been holding out on the game, you’re in luck. Dice have announced a premium edition.

No, it’s not some kind of remastered edition (which every other last gen game seems to be getting). Here’s what you can expect (via Gamespot):

  • Battlefield 4 single-player and base multiplayer
  • Five multiplayer expansions — Second Assault, China Rising, Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth, and Final Stand (launching this fall)
  • Priority position in server queues (an existing perk for Premium subscribers)
  • 12 bonus Battlefield 4 Gold Battlepacks
  • Exclusive personalization options, including camos, paints, emblems, and dog tags.

It will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and PC on October 21st. Own an Xbox 360? You can’t get it sadly. EA said it was due to the technical limitations of the console. Don’t worry, you can go seek comfort in that corner with the Wii U people.

The bundle will cost $60 and includes a Battlefield 4 Premium membership which is normally $50. I guess that’s good value for money, kinda. It could possibly fill the void while you wait for Battlefield: Hardline, which was pushed back to 2015. COPS AND ROBBERS CAN WAIT!

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It’s unconfirmed whether the premium edition will ship with an actual working game this time around.

Last Updated: October 9, 2014

Matthew Figueira

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Is that how publishers are going to label games from now on? Premium editions with the premium price will work, while the basic edition with the standard price is a crap shoot?

    • Hammersteyn

      Usually when a game ships with all the DLC it’s a GOTY edition at a discount price

  • Hammersteyn

    People should be glad to see BF4 finally coming out of Beta.

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      Im still waiting for the PS3 Skyrim Beta to finish.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Imagine Skyrim PS4 glorious HD edition

        • Mossel

          You mean the one I played on PC 3 years ago?

          • MakeItLegal

            Peasents I tell u

          • Captain JJ Underleyened


        • Hammersteyn


  • Viking Of Divinity

    It’s like this: Hi, we’re DICE, did you pay $60 for the game at release? Buy Premium and all the DLC, shooting the price up to over $100? Did you get mad when you couldn’t connect to servers, or the game crashed?

    Ha, F**k you.

    We’re now giving everyone a chance to have the same experience for $60. That’s right, We’re devalueing your game, because you’re a sheep. F**k you, pre-order Hardline (even though we didn’t develop it, we’re going to take all the credit)

  • Hammersteyn

    What technical limitations of the XBOX 360? Surely it’s not because of lack of Blu-ray?

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      I still believe the 2gig Mass Effect ending was cut to forceful download because those 2x DVD9s could only store 5gigs on each DVD with the Multiplayer code taking first priority. Why cut a third disk?

      • Hammersteyn

        Saves money that’s why

        • oVg Definitive and Remastered

          As for FFXIII being so compressed to the shitty looking FMVs and tin can Audio while Lost odyssey went for 4 uncompressed dics and 4 languages proved the XBOX drive suffered bad.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        It’s probably just too much effort.

        • oVg Definitive and Remastered

          Now its the opposite. So much duplicated code on these 50gig installs because optimization just takes up too much time and money.

          As for CAPCOM half of the code you can only unlock if you pay extra.

  • alcatraz5953

    But they had a premium edition from day one though? Or am I missing something?

    • hairyknees

      Except that was full price game + full price premium membership. This is the same, but at $60. HOW NICE OF THEM!

      • alcatraz5953

        Oooooh i see, makes sense. Cost me just over R900 for base game + premium day 1, now they want people to pay $60 (R660) for the same thing a year later? Seems legit

      • it was still cheap for awhile now also, i got both for around R700, so it not something special

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    The season pass gets you last gens COD frame rate of 60fps 😛

    • Hammersteyn


  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    I wonder of Premium in EA speak just means “working”

    • Hammersteyn

      Either that or Sucker

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        I think sucker applies to everything EA releases at this stage.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    Anybody remember the Battlefield 3 Texture pack on disc 2. lol

  • CAE9872

    Just sounds like a GOTY edition to me…so why not call it that!

    • Ragnar The Vengeful

      Not even EA can get themselves to pretend that that game was Game Of The Year material. It will be something like Candy Crush GOTY edition.

      • CAE9872


  • This doesn’t make sense since, a premium edition was out long time and you get the same crap, nothing different

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