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Since upgrading premium (PC about 2-3 months ago) I can still spot but I can't set squad orders. Has something changed or is it a bug? There have been several updates since then and I can't see anyone else reporting this problem.

When squad leader I aim at a flag/objective hit 'q' and nothing happens. I've reset my input settings, I've re-installed BF3 (I was reformatting anyway).

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It was changed a while ago I believe. Now to set an order to an objective you should press and hold Q(or the other button if you changed the default layout) until the menu appears. After that at the bottom you will see a green line, choose it and the order will be set.


Here's the screenshot:

The text in green can be translated as: Give order(yes, it's Russian version of BF3)

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Awesome thank you, I'm at work now but I'll check as soon as I get home :) – piddl0r Aug 23 '12 at 11:34
after the edit I don't even need to check :) thanks again – piddl0r Aug 23 '12 at 14:22
@piddl0r you're welcome. Thanks ;) – Novarg Aug 23 '12 at 15:01
It doesn't seem to work well or at all sometimes when in a vehicle. – Bratch May 19 '13 at 17:17

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