To pre-order Battlefield 4 or not to pre-order?
Every time there’s a big game coming out, we’re faced with the inevitable question: should we pre-order or not? Retailers and publishers are pushing pre-orders like there’s no tomorrow, but gamers aren’t always getting a good deal.
Battlefield 4 is arguably one of the most anticipated games of 2013, and there are already plenty of pre-order offers out there. But should you fork down $60 (or even more) at a point where we know little about Battlefield 4? And when we know absolutely nothing about its multiplayer?
Those who pre-ordered the previous game in the series, BF3, got a pretty sweet deal. The game turned out to be one of the best Battlefield games to date and sold millions of copies. However, there is no guarantee that its sequel — Battlefield 4 — will be better. So far what we’ve observed from the Battlefield 4 singleplayer campaign looks pretty good, though, but multiplayer still remains to be seen.
If you pre-order Battlefield 4, you’ll get a few perks. Most retail game stores will give you a set of real dog tags, which on the real market are probably worth $2-3 bucks. A better deal can be found at Walmart, where you’ll get a free copy of BF3 when you pre-order. Target will give you a free $5 gift card if you pre-order Battlefield 4 at one of its stores.
No doubt there are plenty of decent deals out there. The things is, if you pre-order and the game turns out to be crap, you’re out of $60 and there isn’t much you can do about it. Just ask those who pre-ordered Medal of Honor Warfighter.
If you’re planning on getting Battlefield 4 Premium, which a lot of gamers are, you won’t be getting much by pre-ordering. Premium will include all the DLC and content that you would get as a bonus by pre-ordering, such as the Drone Strike DLC.
We’re going to wait with our pre-order until we know the first Battlefield 4 multiplayer details (and some gameplay videos as well). After all, most gamers will buy Battlefield 4 for its multiplayer, and since we’ve seen none of it so far, putting down money for the game is a tough proposition.
Have you pre-ordered Battlefield 4? Do you plan on pre-ordering the game later? Let us know in the comments section!