EA Announces Battlefield 4 Premium, Multiplayer Beta


EA and DICE have announced the premium multiplayer package for their upcoming shooter, Battlefield 4.


In a statement, EA explains that Battlefield 4 Premium will include five digital expansion packs, spanning from day one release of Battlefield 4, all the way up to mid 2014. These packs are:

• Battlefield 4 Second Assault – Includes four fan-favorite Battlefield 3™ maps now re-imagined with the power of Frostbite™ 3. Available first on Xbox One.

• Battlefield 4 China Rising – Players fight for dominance across the vast and majestic Chinese mainland. Available December 2013.

• Battlefield 4 Naval Strike – Experience dynamic ocean combat as the Chinese armada takes the fight to the sea. Available Autumn 2014.

• Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth – The US strikes back engaging in all-out urban warfare. Available Winter 2014.

• Battlefield 4 Final Stand – Bring the war to its epic conclusion. Available Winter 2014.


Along with the five map packs, Battlefield 4 Premium members will also receive:

• Two-weeks early access to all expansion packs for that competitive edge
• Unique personalization options including camos, paints, emblems, dogtags and more
• Priority position in server queues
• New content every week
• 12 bonus Battlefield 4 Battlepacks
• Transfer Battlefield 4 Premium membership from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4


Battlefield 4 Executive Producer, Patrick Bach, talks about the success of the Premium package in Battlefield 3. “Fan reaction to Battlefield 3 Premium has been nothing short of amazing. We are humbled to see more than 4 million people join in”, and that “with Battlefield 4 Premium we continue to roll out the red carpet, treating our fans like VIPs with a massive amount of new gameplay, exclusive new content and even more benefits at an incredible value”.


In addition to the Battlefield 4 Premium announcement, EA and DICE have also announced that the multiplayer beta for Battlefield 4 will start early October. Those who pre-ordered Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe, or own Medal of Honor Warfighter – Digital Deluxe or Limited Edition will have exclusive access to the beta for the first three days, before going to open beta.


Battlefield 4 releases in Australia on 31 October for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will also be releasing on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later in the year.


Membership to Battlefield 4 Premium will cost $69.99.