PS3 BF3 Owners Can Now Claim Free BF 1943

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 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.




  1. the steps to claim this are ******* stupid!, after many attempts at trying to join up to EA’s piss poor ******** joke of a service (through my ps3) and being unable to, I’ve now given up and switched to mw3. sorry for the rant but EA are really irritating me lately.

    • No need to apologise, I’m sure many feel your pain, their services really are appalling.

    • to be fair trying to get anything to work through the ps3 browser is going to be a challenge, although its hardly easy getting it to work on a decent browser.

  2. Far too convoluted method of redemption, clearly just a backwards step after realising they couldn’t get away with doing us out of it.. I’ll still get it though, so that’s nice.

  3. Just what the hell is going on with the games industry lately?. incentives that never happen (except when legal action is threatend), DLC codes either missing or not working, game breaking (not minor) bugs on release eg skrim, poor security leading to hacks, excessive DRM, constant network maintenance. all that may seem negative but I dont see other entertainment industrys having so many problems

    I know this is all sounds very negative but it seems the simple art of buying a game and then being able to sit down and enjoy the bloody thing is becoming increasingly difficult.

    There’s a point when entertainment becomes such a bloody pain it stops being entertaining and all the aforementoned issue are not doing anything for this industrys future.

  4. Release the Kraken!

  5. Well, i don’t know about everyone else, but i for one am just glad of the freebie, whether it was promised, hinted at or whatever.

    I will be taking a look into this on Monday. Thanks for the heads up. :)

  6. Sorry all, its been a long week

  7. I tried the trial and i didn’t really like it but since i can get it for free of course i’ll be trying the full game

  8. Can i sue them as i already own it but bought BF3 too , can i reclaim the cash value of 1943 . Wouldnt be surprised if someone in Acti.. America tried this now .

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