There have been a new set of rumors regarding the BF3 subscription, and in fact, it’s not a subscription at all. A once off fee seems to get you all the existing and upcoming DLC for Battlefield 3, and not only that, but you gain early access to it.There is a shop in the UK already selling pre-orders of the premium service that converts to around $60 USD.
Personally I believe if you’ve gotten the LE version that came with B2K, and at least plan on buying one or 2 of the DLCs this could prove quite worth the price. At around $15 per DLC and receiving (estimated of 5 DLC packs) this is more than worth the money. Along with each of these DLCs there will be new assignments, which means new weapons. For the Premium users there will likely be new set of weapons limited to only them, camo, dog tags, and who knows what else.
There is no confirmation from DICE about any of this, other than a website already selling premium service. There is no set date of when Close Quarters will be released, but another rumor thaBF3Premium is to be released after CQ is. If this is the case will you be waiting for the Premium service or buying CQ?