Battlefield 3 on sale on Origin for $5

Battlefield 3 has been revealed as the Origin mystery deal game; the offer will be listed for 12 hours.

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Electronic Arts has announced the featured title in its upcoming Origin mystery deal. First-person shooter Battlefield 3 will be available on digital distribution platform Origin in Australia for $5 from midday till midnight on Friday, April 19.

Players who wish to take advantage of the price must purchase the game via the Battlefield 3 page on Origin during the 12-hour sale.

Battlefield 3 was recently included as part of the free game redemption program that EA rolled out as an apology for the SimCity launch disaster.

The first-person shooter was positively received in GameSpot’s review, praised for its detailed environments and varied multiplayer. EA has since released five additional DLC add-ons for the game: Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill, Aftermath, and End Game.

Discussion

41 comments
silvergol
silvergol

E+Origin in any country,any time Don´t buy this, the promotion is a scam.

philp37
philp37

Still showing up at 39.99 when I checked right now.  Is there a promo code or something that I am missing?

ponorac92
ponorac92

Im from Europe and I don't see BF3 for 5$ in Origin.. Is the deal only for the US?

gunsofdeschain
gunsofdeschain

Thanks for the heads up guys!! Downloading now!! Its funny; Im excited about getting a two year old game. What a cheap bastard huh lol!

rangeraa
rangeraa

I got it for $3.33 Cdn 2 days ago from Origin sooo....

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

Hey everyone. This deal is for Origin users based in Australia. I don't know if the same deal will appear for our international pals. Sorry for the confusion.

neomh2
neomh2

in what time zone?

mediarays
mediarays

April fool is not over for Gamespot ?

Roxas3510
Roxas3510

Where do I go to buy it for $5? On origin it still says 39.99

Deeze-Nutz
Deeze-Nutz

Awesome game, its' going to go on many sales before it is completely dead. $5 is pretty close to as low as it goes. The release of battlefield 4 is the reason they are trying to boost some more sales off of this. If you like FPS you will like this most likely. 

I paid $60 for my copy. I also got medal of honor, but it totally sucked.

3Dsoldier
3Dsoldier

great deal... if pre ordering BF4 was that price i wouldn't think twice hehe

samsta2
samsta2

I have this on PS3 with Premium, but have just got a new PC so am tempted by this, til BF4. I wonder if it'll be $5 in UK pounds...

ponorac92
ponorac92

Is this just for US or can we in Europe buy it too?

brok
brok

A disposable price, for a disposed of game.

IEpic_rOxIS
IEpic_rOxIS

wow i have this on the xbox 360 but im definitely buying it for this price on the PC 

rangeraa
rangeraa

@ponorac92 

Australia actually...  The writer of the article put that little fact in the comments rather than update her article... Very unprofessional.

rangeraa
rangeraa

@Zorine then perhaps the article should be updated to include that little tidbit of information don't you think?  Especially since not everyone reads the comments.

106473
106473

@Zorine This is where it is really REALLY important to put this in the article and REALLY hard not to toss profanities at you.

Deeze-Nutz
Deeze-Nutz

@Roxas3510 If you read the article the sale is for tomorrow "midday till midnight on Friday, April 19". So wait and try to buy it tomorrow at 12pm or later. At midnight the sale will be dead.

SAvram
SAvram

@samsta2 no, probably will be 5£ in the UK or 5€ in the rest of the Europe. 

SAvram
SAvram

@ponorac92 I really hope that we have this deal in EU as well. BF3 for 5€? That's a bargain! 

Aletunda
Aletunda

@IEpic_rOxIS yeah I just built a new rig but already have it on 360, going to get it for pc if its 5 dollars and trade in the copy i paid 40 dollars for 1 month ago haha

cesarexec22
cesarexec22

@106473 @Zorine  DONT GET YOUR PANTIES AND BRA STRAPS IN A BUNCH , SHE IS HUMAN AND CAN SOMETIMES MAKE MISTAKES

Roxas3510
Roxas3510

@Deeze-Nutz @Roxas3510 Midnight April 19th would be tonight and if it's from midday, it should start today at noon. If it's for tomorrow they should change it to midnight April 20th.

brok
brok

@Xellos976 Yes, though what does that have to do with EA abandoning the game?

3Dsoldier
3Dsoldier

@Aletunda @IEpic_rOxIS sweet ^^

Roxas3510
Roxas3510

@Deeze-Nutz @Roxas3510 Some people are confused about midnight. Midnight, April 19th means tonight, on the 18th, after 11:59PM, it will be midnight 12:00 AM, April 19th. Tomorrow night, after 11:59PM will be midnight, 12:00AM, April 20th.

Deeze-Nutz
Deeze-Nutz

@Roxas3510 @Deeze-Nutz You must be in some other time zone or your computer time is wrong, Or you just messing around. 

Where I am it is 4,18,13. Tomorrow is Friday. At noon, mostly likely eastern or central time is when the sale starts.

Honestly I can care less about the sale, I already own the game. I have owned it since before its official release. I was in beta, which doesn't mean much. I just see noobs who can't read or tell time, so I felt I should help.