Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

EA blocks free download of Battlefield 4: China Rising when upgraded

See also

According to Battlefield 4 users pre-order customers who received a code to download China Rising with their current-gen copy are not eligible to carry the content over when upgrading to a digital next-gen version.

EA user Buckethead232 encountered a problem when he paid to upgrade his PS3 version of Battlefield 4 to the PS4 version. He paid to upgrade his copy but he was unable to download the free map that was included with his original purchase. So naturally, he turned to EA for answers. What he learned was the new policy was that anyone who upgrades from a physical disc copy to their next gen counterpart has to pay $14.99 for the map or purchase premium.

Apparently the decision to no longer honor the free maps with their original purchase was decided midday on December 18. Two of his friends had also encountered the problem but were issued new map codes that same day.

Another EA user, the VanillaGorilla also came to EA with the same issue and was also told that he needs to purchase the map or Battlefield 4 premium.

So if you bought the current gen versions of Battlefield 4, unless you are willing to purchase the map content don't count on being able to grab the China Rising free. Players who purchased Battlefield 4 Premium on PS3 or Xbox 360 are able to transfer the content over to next-gen, however, including China Rising and all future DLC packs.


Don't Miss

  • The Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: New details on racing types, open-world, seamlessness and more
    Games Exclusive
  • Amazon Prime
    Find out how you can share your Amazon Prime membership benefits with others
    Tech Tips
  • DayZ
    How 'DayZ' may be in trouble from Sony's newly announced 'H1Z1'
    Games Feature
  • Facial recognition
    See how the FBI's facial recognition database is continuing to grow
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Selfie
    A new automated mirror will take selfies and post them to social media for you
    Tech News

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!