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Sep 06 2013
By: BRAINADEMA First Son 4 posts
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Battlefield 3 expired

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Hello, I am curious as to why I cannot use the free Battlefield 3 download even though I am a yearly plus member.  I played it once and it shows expired, when I attempt to play it sends me to the store to purchase it. What can be done about this because it takes up 12gigs of space and I don't want to delete it if there is a work around. Thank you.

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Re: Battlefield 3 expired

Sep 6, 2013

when you downloaded it the first time was it from the PLUS free game section or the 1 hour Free Trial section

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Sep 6, 2013

That is a good question. I am certain it was free but I may be wrong. There is a yellow capsule like shape next to the name. I never go to trials though.

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Sep 6, 2013

is it listed as purchased in the store or does it show the price?

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Sep 6, 2013

you may want to check your download list in the PS store and see if you can find the download, see if it says anythign there about whether its the full game or the free trial.

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Sep 6, 2013

Sounds like this is another case where the OP downloaded the FGT when it became available over a year ago and never actually played it.

 

I did this, as well, but luckily, I thought about it while BF3 was part of the IGC.  I tried to start the game and it took me straight to the store where I was able to 'purchase' the game for free.  I then started the download and then cancelled it.  Exited back to the XMB, started up BF3 and it worked.

 

Basically, just because you have the FGT downloaded, doesn't mean it automatically converts to the PS+ download.  You still need to go through the motions of 'puchasing' it with your PS+ account.

 

Sadly, there is probably nothing Sony will be able to do about this.

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Sep 6, 2013

ah that makes since, Battlefield and Call of duty sell online access passes to play multiplayer, it probably needed to confirm the purchase of that before giving you the purchased status.  thats lame, I dont remember if I turned it on or if I just downloaded it last time, oh well.

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Sep 7, 2013

Funny thing is it does not even show in my downloads but is on my PS3 so what is that? It shows the price.

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Sep 7, 2013

I played it just about 2 weeks agoand it was working. It doesn't show in my recent downloads at all like it was a ghost. It is on the hard drive however.

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Sep 8, 2013

hmmm if you played it a few weeks ago that is strange.  Normally I would say this is an issue for customer service but they havent been very helpful in the past with issues like this.  You could try though, their the only people who can actually fix it.

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