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Retailer specific pre-order bonuses for Battlefield 3

by: John -
More On: Battlefield 3
I remember buying Hellgate London and shaking my head at the different pre-order bonuses that you would get at different stores. I'm shaking my head again, but as much with the details on the bonuses for Battlefield 3.

Thankfully, it seems the bonuses are confined to the visual aspect rather than weapons or something that affects the gameplay. All three places will nab you the Back to Karkand DLC, which is good.

Gamestop gives you a Prima strategy guide, meaning I'll definitely not be going there. Amazon will give you an exclusive set of dog tags, which some people might be mad at. Me, it's just dog tags that I won't really care about. Best Buy will get you some different skins, which again not that big of a deal to me.

I'm not one for retailer exclusive content, but I'm glad we won't get specific maps or weapons per retailer this time around. It's a sucky practice and I know we're going to get more and more, but if this is the extent of the Battlefield 3 exclusive bonus content, I'm fine with that.