EA has announced that those wishing to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Battlefield series, players can grab a free copy of Battlefield 1942 off the EA Origin store
Battlefield is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Now available on Origin as a digital download for the first time, experience Battlefield 1942, the game that started it all.
Relive the greatest war in history in Battlefield 1942. Experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa or pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway. Choose your weapon and then jump into an all-out, raging firefight. From bazookas to battleships, a massive arsenal is at your command. Prepare to face the enemy in the air, in the deep and on the battlefield!
Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and General Manager of DICE, has a message to all of our fans:
“Since the beginning, the reception to the Battlefield series has been incredible thanks to our amazing fans. Every day, we strive to provide our community with great games and new ways to play as evident with Battlefield 3 Premium. We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years with a chance to go back and play the game that started it all.”
For those who own the original box copy, sadly you will not be able to play on the "newer" servers, as those with digital copies are separated according to the FAQ
. However for those eager enough that are stuck on the disc-only servers, simply grabbing the digital copy
will solve that issue.
Battlefield 1942 was originally released in 2002, and the series has since been developed over more than 10 different Battlefield titles, including the most recent Battlefield 3.