Battlefield 3 PS3 owners will receive Battlefield 1943 free


After a much-publicised outcry from PS3 owners over the promised free copy of Battlefield 1943 with purchases of Battlefield 3 that EA backpeddaled on post release, EA have now made good on their promise, offering a free voucher download of Battlefield 1943. Europe ps3 owners will receive the voucher this Saturday, November 26, North American owners will have to wait until December 10, and those in Asia even longer still on December 17. Aussie and New Zealand gamers should note we have been included in the European release of the content.

EA’s website details the steps ps3 owners need to follow to redeem their free copy of Battlefield 1943, which is also found below:

There have been some misunderstandings around Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield 3. To address this we are making Battlefield 1943 available free of charge to owners of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 beginning this month.

Battlefield 1943 PlayStation 3 vouchers will be available on the following dates via the portal:

  • November 26th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony Europe.
  • December 10th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony America.
  • December 17th, 2011 for Battlefield 3 players on PlayStation Network Sony Asia and Sony Japan.

Please note: Players in Australia and New Zealand should use the PlayStation Network Sony Europe option when selecting a territory.

To download your copy of Battlefield 1943 for the PlayStation 3 please follow the easy 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.Players in Australia and New Zealand should select Europe.
  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.

Isn’t it nice to see the ‘misunderstandings’ surrounding the offer have been sorted? Doesn’t it just give you warm and fuzzy feelings?

Any PS3 owners going to redeem their content? If you do – let us know how it is!

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