Join our first Premium-exclusive Double XP weekend

Last weekend, we ran a massively popular Battlefield 3™ Double XP event. This weekend, we are happy to offer all Battlefield 3™ Premium members their first of many exclusive Double XP events!

This means that everyone who is a Premium member will get double XP the entire upcoming weekend. Like before, this is valid across all maps and modes, as long as you play on ranked servers. The full details are listed below, so check out the exact timings and mark your calendars for a full weekend of faster ranking-up.

Premium exclusive Double XP event June 23-24
Who: Exclusive to Premium members only
Formats: All
Servers: Any ranked
Game modes: Any
Maps: Any (Base game, Back to Karkand, and Close Quarters)
What: Double everything
When: See table below

PDT timings (Los Angeles)
Event starts Saturday 23, 07:01
Event ends Monday 25, 06:59

Full time schedule
Double XP event timings
Click the link above for full reference of the starting time in a number of cities (this time converter does not support one minute intervals, so is four minutes off)

Or you could just look at this handy list for starting times in a number of great cities around the world. The event ends after 48 hours.

Event start times
Los Angeles – June 23 – 00:01:00
Stockholm – June 23 – 09:01:00
Paris – June 23 – 09:01:00
New York – June 23 – 03:01:00
Tokyo – June 23 – 16:01:00
Moscow – June 23 – 11:01:00

You can still join Battlefield 3™ Premium and receive instant access to Close Quarters and take part in this weekend’s Double XP event. Click this link to go to the Premium page to learn more:Battlefield 3 Premium page

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  • Slapshot68 06.28.12 at 17:21

    Can we please have a developer explain the hit detection / lag compensation mechanics used in the game. How they are supposed to balance higher and lower pings in the same game. I am sure that balancing all of the connections on a server is difficult to do. I would very much like to hear the methods DICE used, how its supposed to work and why they chose that over other methods. Will there be any tweaks to that system or at least restrictions on servers you can join based on ping. I would love to be able to play with international friends but right now when doing so the lag makes for a very un-enjoyable game. Thank you for your consideration.

  • donkey888 06.22.12 at 20:34

    Holy Crap, enough with the dinosaurs! How old are you, five? This is a first person shooter in modern times, why would there be freaking dinosaurs. Enough already. If you want dinosaurs, go find some Jurrassik Park game to play.

    • Supplice VI 07.07.12 at 20:59

      It was a old BF3 meme that died a month after release. Chill out

  • moodii_77 06.21.12 at 19:58

    thanks DICE 4 the XP and 4 Premium

  • StefanzZzlol 06.19.12 at 22:03

    Last week double XP and this week, too. Thank you DICE

  • Extranauz 06.19.12 at 08:09

    C’MON DICE WE WANT DINO’S!!!!!!!!!!!

    • donkey888 06.22.12 at 20:44

      THE BUZZ: Ever since the E3 Battlefield 3 trailer people have been asking what the dinosaur is all about? Well Patrick Bach, producer on Battlefield 3 has shed some light on the reasons behind it.

      He was asked by TGL if the dinosaur was link to the 4chan thread that appeared claiming that Modern Warfare 3 needed more dinosaurs, to which he replied:

      “Well, I can’t confirm or deny that part of it. But the official story is that we wanted to connect the player to the world back home. We had this idea of having a photograph of your family, that wasn’t the end goal, but that was the mental picture behind it; we wanted you to think about the ones you love at home. We wanted to find a metaphor for that and find a visual language for that and we had this toy dinosaur on a desk at the office and we thought about what it would be like if you actually brought something that your child gave you to war. That would give you the feeling that you not only have a son or daughter but you have a wife and the illusion that you have a family back home. Bringing a toy to war would also be a good symbol for toys in war and how it’s contradictory and gives you vulnerability. So that’s it. That’s the official story. It’s not the unofficial story but yes, we’ve seen that thread to refer to.”

  • JMB_THE_DEFILED 06.19.12 at 02:53

    Dinomode dinomode dinomode! Humans vs trexs survival

  • HELSPONT 06.19.12 at 00:59

    WHERE ARE THE REAL OFFICIAL EA/DICE SERVERS ? All these servers have weapon restrictions, combat restrictions, and player restrictions. I always have to take time to look for a server where some noob isn’t booting or banning someone just because they are getting romped on there own server. If that’s the case why not have an option to report these sore losing admins. How can i enjoy a double exp weekend when all the server admins are making room for there friends, kicking people for using specific weapons (NOT OFFICIAL) that where implemented in the game in the first place. REAL EA/DICE SERVERS wouldn’t kick almost a whole team in one game just to make room for more clan members to join or BAN you from using any type of frag round. PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE all these people who put restrictions on the game are ruining the BF3 experience. It’s messed up when a server admin adds these restrictions but only enforces them to non-clan/friends/members. The only thing WE the consumers can do is get kicked and move on to another fake unofficial server or purchase one of our own.

    • Extranauz 06.19.12 at 08:12

      I agree DICE servers were the best!

    • XXXX__RICH__XXXX 06.23.12 at 21:28

      Couldn’t agree with you more, its SO fu**** that you get kicked for playing the game like it is intended and even when you obey the custom server rules, then you still get kicked/banned.
      This totally ruins the great gaming experience, witch turns into utter frustration against DICE / EA.
      It is fine that there is custom servers, but there should also be official servers, it can’t be right that i “almost” have to rent a servers before i can play with standard rules.

      So come on DICE / EA……please put up some servers for the CQ maps……please…..!

  • drumscarinbr 06.19.12 at 00:06

    I think you guys have taken the buffing and nerfing as far as it can go. Why not make some changes that actually have a greater impact on gameplay, offering more flexibility for all players, but more specifically, those that want to play a more harsh/realistic style of game.

    One of (if not the most) crucial element that makes a game mode ‘hardcore’ is the ABSENCE of the minimap. Please remove it from that mode.

    Why not give the player the option to play both very different styles of game play, as you have always done in prior games (BFBC2)? This change would also be very simple to do on your end (DICE), as it’s not code intensive, it’s just a server-side setting for the most part. It’s not like I’m asking you to change some character animations or something complex like that.

    If you don’t remove it from hardcore, please allow it to be removed in custom servers while keeping ALL other HC settings…AND…..keeping the match ranked (that’s the important part). The custom servers need more flexibility overall, while keeping the matches RANKED. IMO, you should be able to edit ANY parameter with the only restriction being player health possibly. Maybe the lowest allowable level would be 30%, as I can understand your boosting concerns of people setting health at 1% and getting a bazillion kills/points. The bottom line is that players should be able to create and play a more harsh/realistic style of game play and get people to play those servers, but right now, most people won’t because the games are unranked.

    It’s extemely important to note that this change WILL NOT IMPACT other core players and even hardcore players that do like to play with the mini, since they will still be able to play custom games that have HC settings….with the minimap. So whether you’re a core, ‘hardcore lite’, or a true hardcore player, you really can’t argure with this logic, in any way.

    Other wishlist items:

    Please use the conquest flag capturing indicator that is in BFBC2. Do not bring up the large circular ‘C’ meter right in the middle of the screen just above the gun’s sights, as it just obscures the player’s view even more. Just stick with BFBC2′s audible ‘ticking’ meter at the bottom left hand side of the screen.

    Please remove the names of the conquest capture points/flags (warehouse, docks, etc.) and just stick with A,B,C,etc. these names just obscure the players view, specially in longer/narrower maps. The names do very little for the player, as I’ve never had an issue in communicating with my squad that “I’m capturing Alpha”, for example. If you want/need to include the names, just leave them on the full-size map while in the spawn/pause screen.


    • DK_Dusty_82 06.19.12 at 03:57

      Funny thing is that before BF3 came out I seem to remember that lots of people and old bf2 vets asked to get a HUD/minimap on hardcore, or something like that. But that was probable also mostly the pc fans of the series. I can’t remember exactly, I just remember when DICE told us that they would put a Hud/minimap in hardcore mode very few complaint about it… Personally to me hardcore mode isn’t really that important or special, not in most of todays games at least. And often it is just boring to pay HC and to many TK,Campers,snipers and what not… I think a game like (GB new game under development, pc only for now unfortunately) is the way to go to get a perfect mix between HC and vanilla mode.

    • XeroSum 06.20.12 at 09:26

      You don’t need to post this under every blog update. They read the comments, stop being such an annoying person. YOU are the only person who I’ve seen ask for no minimal on hc. The minimal is fine. It makes perfect sense to me. A guy gets spotted, and his co-ordinates get put on a map. There is no visual queue on the HUD, and that’s perfect.

  • SWE Sugar Daddy 06.18.12 at 22:52

    Nice!!! Synd bara att det är midsommar!!!

  • James-Parker 06.18.12 at 20:58

    thank you dice… very nice date

  • BeMoto 06.18.12 at 20:10

    I was wondering when and if this would happen. The Premium calendar in game is phrased in a way that makes it seem like it could be non-exclusive. Thanks for the clarification.

  • ikbensuperieur 06.18.12 at 20:09

    Je kan me zoeken in de kroeg, in de club, in de disco of de pub, je kan me zoeken bij de bar want ik weet zelf niet waar ik ben zo fking in de war.

    Gj dice, now fix the USAS-12 – 12G FRAG :)

    • Torri98 06.18.12 at 20:21

      Umm, the USAS12 Frag was fixed 2 patches ago…