I am one of these people. I gave a large chunk of my life away playing Battlefield 2, and I can’t wait for Battlefield 3 to drop. I’m counting down the days on my calendar until I get to stop playing Call of Duty and dig into some Battlefield. Not a day goes by that I am not looking at these Battlefield 3 websites trying to find out the latest information and news about the game. Since I did not get into the alpha or beta, the first hand accounts of those who did is incredibly valuable to me.
This is one of the best sites out there for following Battlefield 3 news. They have a big staff of writers who are constantly following every piece of information that drops about Battlefield 3. They have an information page where they list all the important information that has been confirmed so far about the game.
To me, the most impressive feature on this site is the massive collection of screenshots. They have hundreds upon hundreds of screenshots on there. They could be better organized, but they make up for it terms of pure volume.
Planet Battlefield is GameSpy’s battlefield site. It is chock full of information about Battlefield 3, as well as all the older Battlefield games. If you are unfamiliar with any of the Battlefield games of the past, Planet Battlefield can help get you up to speed. This way when BF3 comes out, you will at least know the roots of the series a bit.
They offer information on all the classes, maps and factions. They also offer screenshots and videos of the game in action.
Planet Battlefield also has a very active forum filled with other players who can fill you in on what is happening in the world of Battlefield.
This website takes the cake for the best named website without question. Like all the other sites they offer news and information about Battlefield 3, but they have a much different tone than some of the other sites. They are not pretending to be super professional. They just speak their mind and clue you in what is happening in Battlefield 3.
DRMB also offers a podcast where they discuss Battlefield and even have the developers on to talk about the game. On top of the podcast, they also have a very active where they offer commentary and break down footage of the game. This is great for really digging in and examining the footage that comes out in a way that most of us just don’t have the time or knowledge to do.
There are no fancy bells and whistles here. This is a blog in the purest sense, and they are the fastest at reporting news. If you want to know what is happening with Battlefield 3 exactly as it happens this is the website you want to check out. They have good contacts with the developers, and they are regularly the first one to report information.
Good old Reddit. As with any topic on the Internet, you’d better believe there is a subreddit for BF3. The folks at Reddit are busy scouring many of these sites I listed and others trying to find news and videos of BF3 to get their precious up votes. If you are lazy and don’t want to dig around these other amazing sites to find information, you can always just check Reddit, if it’s something really important you can assume it will make the front page!
I cannot wait for Battlefield 3 to come out. Every day I check all these websites, and a juicy new piece of awesomeness comes along that makes me even more excited. At least with all these websites I never feel out of the loop, and now, neither will you.
Are you excited for Battlefield 3 or are you more on the Call of Duty side of the fence? Do you have any other BF3 sites you recommend? Let us know in the comments!