Electronic Arts have announced that Origin users can download a free PC copy of Battlefield 1942, in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Battlefield series and Battlefield 3 Premium surpassing 2 million members worldwide since its debut in June.

In Battlefield 1942 you assume the role of one of five classes of infantry: Scout, Assault, Anti-Tank, Medic, and Engineer, and experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa,  pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway, and other famous battlefields of World War II.

The free download offer for Battlefield 1942 expires on March 1, 2013 and requires an Origin account.