DICE condones cheating with Battlefield 3 DLC
We admire those of you who put in the time an effort into earning upgrades for games like Battlefield 3, and can understand some gamers will not be best pleased with a DLC that allows players to unlock nearly everything they have played hours to get. The new set of unlocks gives us the impression that DICE condones cheating and taking shortcuts to unlock many features.
The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle is accessible for 3200 Microsoft Points and Kotaku report on the DLC that gets players to pay to cheat and obtain everything from weapons and gadgets to vehicles and more. Not only will this big bundle give users access to stuff that other gamers have worked for, but additional separate unlock packages are also available at a cheaper price. Some may find solace in the news that this DLC does not unlock absolutely everything and apparently, this content can end up more expensive than the price that some outlets are selling the actual game for.
These packs were released last week for the PS3 version although not a big fuss was made about it and various opinions on this have made interesting reading, with some responses feeling that there is a trend of charging for things like cheat codes now in games, and this is just seen as another money grabbing exercise. Last week we wrote about weapon advantages for a price in Battlefield 3, and although there is a market for having various unlocks at your disposal, many fans are not happy with this new trend and there are plenty of reasons why we can understand this feeling.
Only yesterday, we reported on the recent release of the Battlefield 3 patch for the Xbox, which was on Tuesday and this DLC was designed to improve certain elements of the game, but apparently, this has brought many issues as well. Problems with connectivity and cryptic error messages have been noted along with some experiencing in-game glitches like erratic weapon changes and issues to getting out of vehicles. Do you feel that some of the patches can be more problematic than they are worth?