On January 7 and 8, 2012 Battlefield 3 will host an event on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to finally settle the age-old rivalry between metal and hip hop. Join world-renowned stars Big Boi, Korn, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, and Mickey Factz as they go head-to-head to settle it once and for all. For this special occasion, DICE and EA are calling on all Battlefield fans to pick a side, join a platoon with their musical compatriots and get into the fight.
Lucky fans have the chance of a lifetime to play alongside their chart-topping heroes when the stars jump into public matches and join the fray on the classic Battlefield multiplayer map, Strike at Karkand, from the recently released digital expansion pack, Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand. By siding up with either the metal or hip hop platoon, players will show their allegiance and start firing bullets in the name of their chosen musical genre. In a bid to see which force is the mightiest, there will also be a race to see which platoon gets the largest group of fans. Players can become a fan of their chosen platoon via Battlefield 3’s social newsfeed and stat tracking tool, Battlelog.
Additionally, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players can create their own player-created metal or hip hop platoon to support the war throughout the month of January. Utilizing the power of Battlelog, stats will be logged and monitored so that the world knows just how many bullets are fired, how many vehicles are destroyed and how many virtual kills each side registers. All player-created metal or hip hop platoons must be created before January 31, 2012 and named so that DICE team members can easily find them to crown the champions.