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Battlefield 3 players will settle rivalry between metal and hip hop

Posted by: Travis at 1/8/2012 9:20 PM
EA has sent word that there has supposedly been an age-old rivalry between metal and hip hop and that Battlefield 3 players will settle which one is superior by the use of firepower. Battlefield 3 players will be able to fight alongside their "favorite" metal and hip hop artists including Big Boi, Korn, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, and Mickey Factz. Players can proclaim their preferred music choice by creating and joining metal or hip hop platoons through the Battlefield 3 newsfeed and Battlelog. Players must create their metal and hip hop platoons by January 31 to ensure the winners can be awarded upon victory.
 
For more information on the ultimate battle between metal and hip hop, visit the Battlefield 3 Blog and Battlelog.


Metal and Hip Hop Stars Vie for Supremacy In the Battlefield 3 “Metal vs. Hip Hop Challenge”

Fans Choose Sides and Play Along as Big Boi, Korn, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Mickey Factz
 
Engage in the Ultimate Grudge Match

On January 7 and 8, 2012 Battlefield 3™ will host an event on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to finally settle the age-old rivalry between metal and hip hop. Join world-renowned stars Big Boi, Korn, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, and Mickey Factz as they go head-to-head to settle it once and for all. For this special occasion, DICE and EA are calling on all Battlefield fans to pick a side, join a platoon with their musical compatriots and get into the fight.

Lucky fans have the chance of a lifetime to play alongside their chart-topping heroes when the stars jump into public matches and join the fray on the classic Battlefield multiplayer map, Strike at Karkand, from the recently released digital expansion pack, Battlefield 3™ Back to Karkand. By siding up with either the metal or hip hop platoon, players will show their allegiance and start firing bullets in the name of their chosen musical genre. In a bid to see which force is the mightiest, there will also be a race to see which platoon gets the largest group of fans. Players can become a fan of their chosen platoon via Battlefield 3’s social newsfeed and stat tracking tool, Battlelog.

Additionally, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players can create their own player-created metal or hip hop platoon to support the war throughout the month of January. Utilizing the power of Battlelog, stats will be logged and monitored so that the world knows just how many bullets are fired, how many vehicles are destroyed and how many virtual kills each side registers. All player-created metal or hip hop platoons must be created before January 31, 2012 and named so that DICE team members can easily find them to crown the champions.

Players interested in a chance to play with their favorite artist or to create their own metal or hip hop platoon can visit the official Battlefield Blog or Battlelog for all the details: blogs.battlefield.ea.com and battlelog.battlefield.com.