Last month, publisher Electronic Arts said preorder tallies for Battlefield 3 are currently tracking 10 times higher than predecessor Battlefield: Bad Company 2. However, reservation totals aren't the only area upon which Battlefield 3 is growing tenfold over its predecessor.
According to the latest Battlelog update, Battlefield 3 features 10 times as many in-game unlocks as Bad Company 2. These items include weapons, weapon attachments, gadgets, awards, service stars, and what DICE calls a "huge unlock tree" for vehicles.
DICE believes this in-game content surge will make it so players "will have as much fun with the game in 2013 as on launch day."
Battlefield 3 is due out on October 25, 2011, on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. It is the first core installment in the series since 2005's PC-exclusive Battlefield 2. Further, Battlefield 3 for the PC will not arrive on Steam and will "probably" charge secondhand users for online play.
For more on the upcoming shooter, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Battlefield 3.