Battlefield 3 DLC Lets You Pay to Cheat (Basically)

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EA is no stranger to allowing users to pay for upgrades most people earn the hard way. It's been doing it since the dawn of the DLC era. But a new set of unlocks for Battlefield 3 is beginning to take the piss.

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Called "The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle", it costs 3200 Microsoft Points, and basically unlocks almost everything in the game that you'd otherwise have to play for hours and hours to get your hands on. Put another way, it lets the rich/stupid pay to get on the same footing as those who bought the game at launch have had to put in a lot of hard work for. This goes for vehicles, weapons and gadgets.

In addition to the big bundle unlocking across the board, individual unlockss and unlock packages are also available for slightly less.

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Hilariously, it doesn't unlock everything, leaving some users - who paid more for the DLC than many outlets are selling the actual game for - upset. Try not to feel too sorry for them.

The packs were very quietly released for the PS3 version last week.

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DISCUSSION

This is why I think modern shooters are bullshit.

It is not a game of skill, it is a game of luck where your odds of survival are offset depending on how much time you spent in the game and how much money you gave to the publisher.

In Quake, any new player could just pick up the game and dominate if they had natural skill. In Battlefield or CoD a naturally skilled player wouldn't be able to hold a candle to some dipshit who payed £20 for the super mega laser gun of doom. Not to mention the fact that by making every weapon essentially instakill they remove any possibility of someone being skilled at the game... It really is just peakaboo with guns.