If the latest Call of Duty hasn't replaced Battlefield 3 in your disc tray yet, then we'd imagine this news could be exciting. EA has just released a companion app for the widely lauded PC and console shooter. It's an interesting one, too, as it leverages EA's Origin to bring in a much more meaningful social component than we're used to with these things. From EA Battlelog [Free], you can message your friends, view their progressions and compare it with your own, and see what servers they're in. You can also view your own stats, monitor weapon progression, and see where you stand on the game's leaderboards.

Battlefield 3 launched in October 2011, so this app is definitely coming in much, much later than we would have liked... but we've been kinda looking for an excuse to dive back into the game. Those helicopters aren't going to crash themselves.

[Thanks, Jakub!]

  • http://twitter.com/jakubklena Jakub Klena

    Thanks for the Thanks! 

  • http://strangera.com/ strangera

    It took them more then six months to put this one online it was announced with battlelog and in the end, the app is not even universal... :D

  • http://twitter.com/Hawk_Ky Kyle Sus

    Finally, too bad I'm not playing the game anymore.

  • GFYantiapplezealots

    Too little, too late.

  • http://twitter.com/LearnIIBurn Tyler Piderit

    Oh man I hope I can hooah my hooah's from public transportation now. Hooah to buses and trains and hooah to the hooah that my hooah ghave your hooah from last Thursday's hooah. Hooah.

    • http://strangera.com/ strangera

      Hooah! :D

  • stormchild

    What's a 'disc tray'?

  • Exhumed91

    Battlefield 3 is a thinking man's shooter, Brad. I love running around aimlessly until I see an enemy in MW3, but Battlefield 3 is by far the superior game. It's Coke to MW3's Pepsi.

    • bradnicholson

      Not the way I play, bro!

      • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

        I can vouch for this.

  • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

    Its free and its better than Elite. Count me in.

  • DeInit

    Now to update it to be Universal.

  • MVMNT

    Bit late to the game this...

  • http://twitter.com/Marcos_El_Malo Marcos_El_Malo

    Over the years I've heard many terrible things about EA as a company, but what finally made me hate them was their substandard implementation of franchise board games Scrabble and Monopoly. As far as I am concerned EA sucks. They are unwilling to put in even a half-assed effort on these games.