On the House - Battlefield 3 (Claim your copy before 3rd June)


Note: You don't have to download the games before the due date to have the copy yours for free. Simply claiming the game through Get it Now button, will link the game to your Origin account, and you can download and keep it for free anytime. 

This one's a biggie, but unlike previous offers, there's only 1 week to claim the game for free, so rush..

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3Battlefield 3 is a Modern Military First Person Shooter, released in 2011 by Electronic Arts (EA) set across locations from Europe to Middle-East to N.America. The game features combined arms battles across Single-Player, Co-operative and Multiplayer modes and it covers urban streets, metropolitan downtown areas and open landscapes for vehicular combat. 

Best known for it's Multiplayer combat and winning numerous awards for it, Battlefield 3 will give you the most competitive online experience. Dozens of players battle across 9 massive maps in tanks, jeeps, jets, helicopters, on foot to show one of the most realistic war we've seen to date. In the campaign, the player takes control of 4 different characters, while in multiplayer you take the roles of Assault, Support, Engineer or Recon across several modes like  Rush, Squad Rush, Conquest, Squad Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

Massive battles,eye-candy graphics, jaw-dropping destructions and explosions, stellar audio design, realistic sound effects with Hollywood caliber voice acting, near perfect level design with huge maps and the tense atmosphere offers an unforgettable, world-class multiplayer suite in Battlefield 3 that's sure to excite shooter fans. 

On the Househttps://www.origin.com/en-in/store/free-games/on-the-house

Download: Origin Store

Genre: Modern Military Shooter

Rating: Metacritic - 89

Instructions and details are featured in our first article of the series.. All EA games require you to download and install Origin, EA's digital distribution software to purchase & download games on the internet for PC and mobile platforms.  


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My mistake, I didn't read the stuff at the bottom about Origin. Thanks for pointing it out :)

It should be mentioned, to install this Battlefield 3 game, you must also install the Anti-Cheat system "PunkBuster". I'm not saying that it is a bad thing, but it would be nice to know about up front.


Punkbuster is installed automatically while you install the game. It's the anti-cheat system used by MultiPlayer games.

boristhemoggy, you have to create an origin account and download and install the origin software in order to download and play the game.

I may be being completely dumb here but I can't see any way of getting this file. It says download now but it never does, it just asks you to login to Origin (WTF?) using FB.

I'm sorry - This site is worth its weight in gold but like all such sites it can get taken for a ride by cynical marketing people who have their own agendas.

I also tried UNSUCCESSFULLY on numerous occasions over 3 days to download this game. I view this promotion as a complete scam designed to get email addresses etc. I read every article carefully - followed all instructions to the letter - I had an account with Origin - logged in - started it running on my PC - etc etc etc. The graphic said "preparing to download" - I even tried a different free game that said "Downloading" - but .... zilch .... nada .... nothing - except my mounting frustration and anger in being taken for a fool.

I googled what was happening and found loads of people in other forums complaining with the response "Try later - maybe their servers are overloaded". Simple answer to that - put more damned servers on or DON'T make offers you can't fulfill. The blurp where they protest their christian altruistic reasons for giving Battlefield 3 away are laughable. Contrary to their egotistical beliefs - we are not complete idiots. They are a commercial operation with a bottom line to fulfill. It was a 'loss leader' promotion to increase customer awareness and brand recognition in a highly competitive market. Probably because that particular game was either way past its sell by date and/or failing to meet retail targets.

Nett result ? I wouldn't touch an origin game now for all the tea in china. Has it damaged my perception of 'Gizmo's' ????? Errrrrr yeah !

If the download isn't starting, and stops at "Preparing download", you should see another screen stating that you don't have enough free space on your disk. To download Battlefield 3, you need about 20GB of free space on your C: drive. Check if that requirement is met. Also check if you have "Please verify your e-mail" message at the top of the Origin window. Verify it in case you haven't done it. Let me know if your problem is solved.
Origin is EA's game client to play any game from Electronic Arts. You don't have to use FB, all you need to do is to create an account at Origin and download and install Origin. Moreover you'll have your game in your library wherever you go and even you don't lose your save whichever computer you're playing from.