I'm having the same issue. I typed in the code at PSN Store, it accepted the code, but never took me directly to the download screen.
Nowhere on the Code Slip in the game box says that I can't download the game now. It does however show an expiration date of 12/31/2013.
I just picked up my game this afternoon, installed the game on my PS3, went to PSN Store, typed in the code, and now it won't work or let me type it in again.
EA needs to correct this now. I paid extra for this damn thing!
As carbonic said correctly, the DLC has not been
released yet and will be in December.
The code is now registered to your account. When
the DLC is released you will be able to download it.
as said the code was already linked to your account so it cannot be
registered again. That is why you also cannot enter it again.
The point of pre-ordering is the extra's you get like you get the DLC for free.
If you waited untill after the release you did not get the DLC for free.
but the premium content that it said i had unlocked by redeeming the china rising pack. Why i havent recive the deluxe gold battlepacks while my friends recived the deluxe gold battlepacks?
October 2013 - last edited October 2013
The China Rising itself is not premium.
If you have a code, pre-order bonus battlepacks can be redeemed here.
As the original problem has been aswered I am locking the thread to avoid
different problems in one thread.
If you want to know more about the battlepacks, please post your question
as a new question. This will also help others with similar problems as there wil
be a thread ready to join and/or follow.
Also include the version of BF4 you bought in your post so there can
be now misunderstanding in that.