Over at the official Battlefield Blog, it has been announced that the Physical Warfare Pack DLC will be available for free after release.
Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager at DICE had the following to say:
I would like to start by clarifying that the Physical Warfare Pack is a time-based exclusive. If you do not pre-order Battlefield 3 at a retailer carrying the Physical Warfare Pack, don’t worry. We will unlock the contents of the Physical Warfare Pack for free to all Battlefield 3 players later this year.
The Physical Warfare Pack will be available as a pre-order bonus all over the globe. Right now, the UK is the only country where it has been announced, but stay tuned to get constant updates on where you can pick this up in your country. And remember, if you do not pre-order, you will still get access to this content at a later date, free of charge. If you do pre-order, you will get access to it from day one.
This should finally come as good news for all players who are planning to pick up a copy of Battlefield 3 this October.