Battlefield 3 Premium coming June 4, fact sheet leaks details early

Battlefield Premium, EA's new premium content service for Battlefield 3, will be rolled out on June 4th, according to an leaked fact sheet that details all of the service's features.

To service costs a one-time payment of $49.99 and includes a variety of features including all five expansion packs plus two weeks early access to the future ones and a "host of unique in-game items not available anywhere else" like dog tags, camos, and Platoon emblems.

While Battlefield Premium is an optional service, these next few features might provide a bit of an unfair advantage.  The service also includes, and this might anger some of you, a stats reset feature.  You'll be able to reset your Score/Minute, Kills/Deaths, and Wins/Losses.  Fair?

It gets worse.  Battlefield Premium also introduces server queue priority.  So remember that game you paid $60 for at launch to play online with friends?  Well, now you have to pay another $50 to ensure your spot on a server.  Otherwise enjoy waiting in line with the rest of us common folk.

Here's the full run down of content and features included in the Battlefield Premium service according to the fact sheet:

  • 5 themed expansion packs

    • Back to Karkand
    • Close Quarters
    • Armored Kill
    • Aftermath
    • End Game
    • Combined, the Battlefield 3 expansion packs include 20 maps, 20 new weapons, 10+ new vehicles, 4 new game modes, 30+ Assignments, and 20+ dog tags
  • 2 weeks early access to all future Battlefield 3 expansion packs, starting with Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
  • Unique in-game knife
  • Unique in-game dog tags
  • 10+ unique soldier camos
  • Unique weapon camos
  • Stats reset feature
  • 10+ unique Platoon emblem decals
  • Increased Platoon emblem layers
  • Server queue priority
  • Save up to five of your favorite Battle Reports
  • 5+ unique Assignments
  • Exclusive events
  • Exclusive Double XP weekends
  • Exclusive videos
  • Strategy guides
  • Additional bonus Content

So much for fair play.  Battlefield Premium has now become a game where money can buy you advantages over others. It is expected to launch alongside the Close Quarters DLC on June 4 across Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  Check out the full fact sheet below.

Battlefield 3 Premium