So most everyone is complaining that pre-ordering Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t come with any cool free stuff when reserving it, and on top of that the price point of $99 for the Hardened Edition doesn’t come with much incentive either. At first look it appears Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 HE only comes with a hard case and a limited edition Field Journal. How wrong they are.
Sure the regular edition of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 isn’t going to have any added bonuses for reserving it (that we can see), and most smart gamers have already pre-ordered by now anyway, however when comparing the Hardened Edition bonuses for $99 vs the $59 price point we’d like to point out something most folks are overlooking. Perhaps this may reveal a need to upgrade your pre-order before the reserve special for Hardened Edition ends which is probably going to be any day now.
In Call of Duty Modern Warfare Hardened Edition you not only get the nifty case, field journal, and other goodies, but the 1 Year access of Call of Duty Elite which sells for $50 on its own includes an entire year of DLC access. Now gamers on forums are saying “Oh that’s only a $10 difference” I.e. $59 + $50 vs. $99, but consider the fact that with Call of Duty Elite Membership you are going to get every DLC for a year, and it’s been reported that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is going to release A NEW DLC MAP PACK EVERY MONTH for the next year (at a cost of around $15.00 for non-elite members), the math you are doing isn’t adding up. At that rate, you are getting an additional $180.00 worth of content for $40, something unheard of for a special edition bonus.
Reconsider the benefits and remember, GameGuideDog is just here to report what is relevent to help you save some time and money. On a heavy midnight release of a highly anticipated title like this, it’s not just about gloating as you are walking past the line with your metal case in hand, it’s about getting your monies worth and with this kind of deal, you won’t have to buy another COD game for a year! Happy gaming and remember, you heard it here first!
- Modern Warfare 3 ‘Hardened Edition’ Details Leak, Includes Year-long Elite Membership [Call Of Duty] (kotaku.com)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition details emerge (digitaltrends.com)