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In BF3 on PC I remember using bipods early on, but since about december/januari they simply don't work at all anymore. The animation is not there and neither is the effect (I'm spraying all over the place with the machine guns).

I tried switching on and off the bipods on all kinds of guns. None work.

I tried picking up a kit from someone I saw using a bipod... nothing.

I know I need a flat surface, but even when I'm flat on the ground.

Is there a setting that could cause this? A bug? Do I need to reinstall BF3 completely?

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What system are you playing on? I'm guessing by the reinstall suggestion that you are on PC. So far i've only found people complaining about it. Maybe a patch issue –  Samjus Jul 18 '12 at 17:13
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It seems to me harder to set it up now, you now have to hold the gun parallel to the flat surface for a second or so before it gets set up. –  Ric Jul 19 '12 at 7:51
    
@Samjus yes PC (edited question). It's not like I'm a big fan of bipods (have been playing without for half a year now...) but I did kind of like it to be honest. Just have to know what you're doing. –  Jannes Jul 19 '12 at 9:14
    
@Ric I'll give it another try, but I'm fairly sure I extensively tried that too. –  Jannes Jul 19 '12 at 9:14
    
As far as I remember, you cannot switch to bipod actively: It turns itself on when you lay your gun near a flat surface, and off again, when you move away. You don't even need to be in prone position. –  DrFish Jul 19 '12 at 9:16

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One of the patches released earlier this year added the option to bind Deploy Bipod to a separate key than zoom. I'd venture a guess that this command is either unbound or bound to a key that you're not aware of. Try changing the key for Deploy Bipod in the Key Bindings Menu and see if that fixes the problem.

Bipod key bindings

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Isn't that one for the sniper attachment? –  DrFish Jul 20 '12 at 18:26
    
@Bora I'm pretty sure it works for every weapon that has a bipod, which includes most automatic weapons as well as sniper rifles. –  Brysonic Jul 20 '12 at 19:08
    
Yep this was it: simple key binding... works perfectly now. I totally missed that change when the update happened. Thanks! –  Jannes Jul 23 '12 at 12:11
    
@Jannes You're very welcome :-) –  Brysonic Jul 23 '12 at 12:30

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