As with Battlefield 3, EA is offering a Premium service for Battlefield 4 which offers a discounted price on the game's inevitable expansion packs alongside a number of other extras.
Battlefield 4 debuts on October 29, and if you're willing to shell out a bit of extra cash, you can get the game and all five of its upcoming expansions in one purchase. Here's how it works: You spend $60 on Battlefield 4 which gives you access to the core game itself, then if you spend an additional $50 on the Premium program you're granted access to the following goodies:
Battlefield 4 Premium membership includes five digital expansion packs featuring new multiplayer maps and in-game content:
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 Spring 2014.
Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth - The US strikes back engaging in all-out urban warfare. Available Summer 2014.
Battlefield 4 Final Stand - Bring the war to its epic conclusion. Available Summer 2014.
- 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
Further, EA has also announced a new beta test for Battlefield 4, which is slated to begin in "early October." This test will be offered exclusively to owners of Battlefield 3 Premium, those who have pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe edition of Battlefield 4 and owners of Medal of Honor Warfighter Digital Deluxe and Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition.
"But what if I buy Battlefield 4 for the Xbox 360, then purchase an Xbox One and want to play the game on that new console?" EA has you covered there. According to the publisher, if you find yourself upgrading systems your Battlefield 4 stats and Premium membership will transfer to the new version of the game.
Expect more information on those expansion packs to appear as we near their respective release dates.