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PS3 BF3 Owners Can Now Claim Free BF 1943

Hurrah!

Electronic Arts has announced that “there have been some misunderstandings around Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield 3” and they intend to deliver the promised free copy of Battlefield 1943.

In fact, you can grab it this Saturday if  you are in Europe; Americans have to wait until December 10th and those in Asia the week after on December 17th.

To download your copy of Battlefield 1943 for the PlayStation 3 you will need to follow the steps below.

  1. Activate your Battlefield 3 Online Pass for the PlayStation 3 using the voucher included in the game (see step #5 for additional instructions).
  2. Visit 1943redemption.battlefield.com on or after the dates outlined above for your region and log in with your Origin ID and password. Click here if you need help with retrieving your account information.
  3. Select your territory. Note vouchers do not work across regions.
  4. You will then receive a PlayStation 3 voucher for Battlefield 1943.
  5. input your voucher into the PlayStation Network store. Instructions below.
    1. From the XMB (cross media-bar) of the PlayStation 3 connected to a network, choose [account management] under the [PlayStation Network].
    2. From the menu select redeem codes.
    3. Enter voucher and select continue.
    4. Download Battlefield 1943.

 Source: EA.com

39 Comments
  1. wuntunzee
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Ha, in the word’s of Lindsey Bluth from Arrested Development, just tell them you’ll sue them, it’s free if it’s just a threat.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:07.
  2. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Good news for those who do not have it. Just hope some didn’t buy 1943 after they bought BF3

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:08.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Didn’t EA say that it would be included on the disc?

    I already have BF1943 so it doesn’t affect me but i can see some people being annoyed about this. Surely it would be easier just to enter the code into the redeem code bit as not all gamers have access to a PC and trying to do it via the PS3 browser could result in anger.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:09.
    • Deathbrin
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      The wonders of Blu-ray, huh?

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:25.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      What do you mean Steve? You go online to get your code & then you do enter it into the redeem codes bit on your PS3. That’s what it says above anyway.

      I get what you are saying about the inconvenience of having to go online to get it, but i am just grateful in this day & age that they have held their hands up & are giving people what they were promised. Kudos to them really.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 13:50.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        I meant, if they have to go to the site to get another voucher that it would be a pain on the PS3 browser. :)

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:17.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        It’s true, but on the other hand, how would you suggest that they get the codes to people in that case?

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:43.
    • djhsecondnature
      Since: Forever

      It would never have been on the disc. It would always be a download like Dead Space Extraction was.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 13:56.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Dead Space extraction was on disc I thought? same with Medal Of Honor Frontline.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:37.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        You installed Dead Space Extraction from the disc, and you needed the disc in to play it.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:50.
  4. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Was thinking of trading my copy pf B4 in, might not now, but then again, that is a bloody convoluted way of redeeming something!

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:11.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I agree. As EA know those who have BF3 and play it on line (we log in to their servers using sign in information) they could just email the code to that email address.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:16.
      • Deathbrin
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        It’s never that simple with EA anymore since they’ve got that Origin crap.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:24.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        What about if the e-mail address is no longer used though – My origin details originate through an old e-mail address that i used many moons ago & now no longer use.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:26.
  5. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Shame, I could do with a free copy but I didn’t buy BF3.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:14.
    • MICKY17
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      You can have my code if you want. I already own the game and will probably have a spare code come Saturday?

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:59.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        I will offer mine up in the forums

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 12:23.
  6. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Great news for PS3 gamers. Unfortunately 1943 is actually a better and more addictive game. If it had more maps, I would still be playing it instead of bf3.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:20.
  7. IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Misunderstanding? Where’s the misunderstanding?

    EA said that PS3 users would get BF1943 on disc. They announced this. Then when it didn’t appear, they said the 2 weeks exclusivity of DLC was “in lieu” of the free game. Which equates to reneging on a firm commitment.

    I’m glad they’ve seen sense and are giving gamers what they promised. After all, I know I bought BF3 on PS3 over the 360 version for the chance to give BF1943 a whirl.

    To come out and say it was a misunderstanding is bullcrap. They should have just owned up and said: “Yeah, sorry about that, thought we could get away with it but we can’t … here’s that game we promised.”

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:24.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Yep, that is the top & bottom of it.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 12:15.
  8. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Good news! I’d have prefered a disc version, but it’s good.

    Can’t help but feel this might have been an after-thought. Otherwise, why didn’t they clear up the confusion earlier and maybe get a few more BF3 sales?

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:25.
  9. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    But it’s free. I can’t understand what people are complaining about. The game is good fun but the lack of chat gimps it. You now have the free game you were promised. You’ll not play it anyway and you’ll probably still complain.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:39.
    • Grey_Ghost13
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      It’s the internet, it was designed as a tool for complaining! :)

      I know what you mean, I think people are more complaing at the way they have gone about it.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 11:59.
  10. DeadlyChipmunk
    Member
    Since: Jun 2011

    They need BF3 on Steam and an ingame browser before I’d consider it. The demo put me right off it!

    Shame really as the graphics on ultra were b-awesome!!

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 12:45.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      unfortunatley for ps3 gamers, the game is actually worse than the beta in some cases. So you aren’t missing anything if you didn’t like the demo/beta.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 12:54.
      • david24
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        what exactly is worse then the beta? from what I’ve played of it i haven’t noticed any of the bugs that were present in the beta still in the final retail release.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 14:06.
      • TROPtastic
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        I’ve noticed quite a few bugs personally, but mostly
        with the interface. Overall, the actual gameplay seems to be pretty smooth.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 15:09.
    • DJ Judas
      Epic
      Since: Aug 2008

      I wasn’t a fan of the Battlelog browser at first but I’ve gotten used to it and it’s actually much faster than using an i-game browser, especially when there are server issues.

      BF3 is without peer when played with a good squad, nothing can match it. Away from squad and teamplay though and it can be no fun at all. The downfall comes from attempting to cater to too many different audiences, leaving us with a game that sits in the middle somewhere, not hitting the note perfectly with any of the target audiences without effort on the part of the player to actively seek out the type of fun that they desire.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 16:00.
      • razz1909
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Well said judas! Totally in a league of its own when when working together to take out objectives/badguys! love it

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 18:55.