I was notified through an email from EA's Battlefield mailer, but it is also on the Origin game launcher's store section and Origin.com. Both can be found under the "Deals" tab, or just click the link below.
JOIN THE BATTLE FOR ONLY $10
EA is celebrating 10 years of the Battlefield franchise with a one day sale of a selection of six (more like four really) Battlefield titles good through 9/20/2012 and expires 9/21/12 at 3 a.m. PST.
Titles included in the sale, along with normal prices:
- Battlefield 3 $39.99
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Digital Deluxe Edition (includes BC2: Vietnam) $49.99
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam (requires BC2) $14.99
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 $19.99
- Battlefield 2: Complete Collection $19.99
- Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition $14.99
These are all direct download only titles, so sorry to console owners out there. No codes needed, just select what you want on the deals page via the check boxes and go to checkout. Buying them any other way may likely charge you full price, so buy what you want through the deals page and double check before you confirm!
Not a bad deal if someone wants to dip their toes into Battlefield 3 and I can tell you it is way worth $10. Now EA also offers the Premium Edition for $59.99 on PC/PS3/360 which has the vanilla game, a subscription to their "Premium Club" that includes all five map packs as they become available as well as a "multiplayer head start kit." Buying the game for $10 and the $50 Premium Club separately would get you just about the same things, but without the head start kit that unlocks some things for you at the start. That said the base package is still a lot of content and will always find servers that cater to those who don't have the map packs, or you could just buy them all separately, but that wouldn't be very CAG now would it? As for Bad Company 2, just get the Digital Deluxe Edition since it comes with everything including the Vietnam expansion, unless you just need Vietnam and already have BC2 in your Origin account.
Legal mumbo-jumbo from the bottom of the deals page:
EDIT #1: Looks like some people are having issues getting the sale price, myself included. This is also an issue seen by people at Slick Deals. My advice would be to hold off and try again a little later. I hate to say it but it may be typical EA not having their ducks in a row when doing a promotion. Sorry about that you guys.
EDIT #2: Ok, randomly checked out the store just now and the deals seem live on both the client and website. I tested them myself and you should see the prices be $10 on the shopping cart screen before you even have to input a form of payment. If they aren't then I don't know what to tell you.
Edited by JohnDM, 20 September 2012 - 03:08 PM.