Battlefield 3, or BF3, is a modern first-person shooter by Electronic Arts (EA) and Digital Illusions CE (DICE), released on October 25, 2011.

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Battlelog not saying i'm Premium, Battlefield 3

I dont get any of the bonus stuff on battlelog, it says i got 200 something kills with the regular knife but most of them were on the acb 90 knife. I bought this premium edition the one with the code ...
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Will incendiary smoke stop lock on missiles? BF4 and BF3

The mobile artillery had incendiary smoke in BF3 also some vehicles in BF4, but will they stop missles such as a javelin one?
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How to have minimap for mobile artillery like on the PC?

Do they press M for it, or is it automatic? If it's automatic then how do you do it on consoles?
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BF3 Platoon Emblems Copy and Paste in Console like BF4

Can you copy and paste emblems in the console like in BF4 in BF3 Platoon Emblems?
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Can't buy Battlefield 3 Premium Edition via Origin (Promo code error)

I'm having trouble. I tried buying Battlefield 3 Premium Edition on Origin (On PC) and it didn't work. It says: This promo code does not apply to the items in your cart. More info. I don't have any ...
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How do I contact EA about my battlelog problem?

I have had this problem for a long time now. I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (game with premium code), and it doesn't say I'm premium on battlelog so I cant use the exclusive content. In game ...
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Will Battlefield 3 shortcuts level you up?

If you buy it when you start, will you go from Level 1 to a high(er) level? I don't want to buy it, but I just wanna know.
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Can I get a veteran battlepack in bf4 when I played bf3 on xbox 360 and bf4 on pc?

I haven't gotten a veteran battlepack yet, is it just an error or did I have to play bf4 on xbox 360 or bf3 on pc?
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Can guided shell from a tank still lock on to aircrafts?

Can the tanks guided shell still lock on to helicopters when someone puts up a soflam? I thought it was possible before the big patch they once did but i havn't been able to find someone who wants to ...
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How much difference does the autoloader make on a tank?

I'm just wondering if it really make a difference in a tank to tank encounter. Its usually which ever tank can get the first shot will prevail unless the other tank can drive, shoot and dodge some ...
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I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition but it doesnt say im premium on battlelog

So I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition about a year ago, and it hasn't said that I'm premium on Battlelog. It doesn't say I have all the content like the ACB-90 knife. When I try to get to use the ...
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What are the differences between the Battlefield series and the Bad Company series?

I entered the Battlefield universe with Battlefield 3, but since then I read and heard that Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 were largely similar to the Bad Company series, specifically that DICE ...
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Rapid Sight Acquisition

In Battlefield 4, the description of TRI BEAM LASER is as follows: Triple Beam laser sight that provides the normal benefits of a laser sight, but with three individual dots for rapid sight ...
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Do you keep your rewards and score etc when you are kicked from a server?

I know that in MechWarrior Online if you quit (or crash, whathaveyou) that any scores or accomplishments you have made in the match will be awarded to you at its conclusion (even though you're not in ...
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Punkbuster keeps kicking me for weird reasons. 'Invalid Memory Image'; how to resolve?

So on top of getting kicked from Battlefield 3 games because of a 'lost connection to EA online' error I just recently got this gem; Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: ...
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Can You Have Skype on 2.1, while BF3 on 5.1?

My friend's microphone makes wierd noises on skype when my 7.1 is on (g930), so when i talk to him i togle down the surround. Is there any way i can set my BF3 to 5.1/7.1 while my skype is on 2.1?
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Are there any recycled maps from old games in either CoD: Ghosts or Battlefield 4's Season Passes? [closed]

Just want to ask about Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 season passes. I had some bad experiences with CoD: Black Ops 2 Season Pass because of the recycled maps from old games, and I want to ...
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How do I enable surround sound (5.1/7.1)?

I have a logitech g930 (7.1) headset and I would like to know how I can make use of the surround sound in BF3 (5.1/7.1). Which setting should I change in order to make it use the surround system and ...
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Is it possible to launch Battlefield 3 or 4 campaign without Battlelog

I was wondering whether it is possible to launch the singleplayer campaign for either BF3 or BF4 without the use of the browser. This is useful when: You don't have an internet connection at that ...
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Getting Battlefield raw weapon data

I know you can get weapon data from symthic.com. However, i am wanting to get RAW weapon data from the game files. Symthic, claims they are getting their data from the game files. I was wondering if ...
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Can't play Battlefield 3 due to PunkBuster error since update to Windows 8.1

I just updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and now I can't play Battlefield 3. When I attempt to play in a multiplayer server, I get kicked immediately, the game quits and I get the following error ...
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Joystick does not turn properly in Battlefield 3

I'm experimenting with the Logitech Force 3D Pro joystick. I have the controls working, but I can't seem to turn properly. With the keyboard I can turn with A and D; how can I turn like that with my ...
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Battlefield framerate: is my CPU or GPU the bottleneck?

I have a similar problem with Battlefield 3. In BF3, no matter what I do, the framerate will be in the 15-40fps range. 60fps only if I look into the sky. If I have everything at low and at 640x480, I ...
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How can I get on the tunnel roof by MCOM A on Grand Bazaar Rush?

I've recently played a number of games of Rush on Grand Bazaar and when attacking I manage to run along the left tunnel, go to arm the MCOM and then get mowed down by people camping above the tunnel ...
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Poor Battlefield 3 performance

I have an i5 3.4ghz dual core CPU, a Geforce 650 GTX 1gb, and 4gb of ram, Windows Vista, and I am running on a solid state drive. On multiplayer I am running the game on med/low at 720p with no AA ...
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Why don't I get XP in some matches in BF3?

Sometimes when a match ends I get no XP at all. Why does that happen? And how can I make sure that the match I'm in will get me XP? I'm playing on a PC if that matters.
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What is a squad leader?

I see things about the squad leader come up during games and I have heard of it before. What changes when you are it?
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BF3 constantly crashes

I bought the game a few days ago, and since then the game crashes a lot when trying to launch. It doesn't give me any message, just "stop working". When i'm already in a game 1 out of 10 tries it'll ...
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When is buckshot preferable to slugs with shotguns in Battlefield 3?

In what situations is it better to use buckshot than slugs with shotguns in Battlefield 3? In close quarters battles, 6/11 pellets need to hit for a 1 hit kill… and that falls off quickly, to the ...
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When using SOFLAM, do lock-ons require less time?

When someone has the target painted using SOFLAM (or possibly CITV station), does locking on with JAV or Guided Missile require less lock-on time?
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Why do I always get kicked by PunkBuster in bf3 half way through the game? [duplicate]

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'playername' (for 0 minutes) ... This PB Server Requires (A1386 C2.331) - Error loading pbcl This is what ...
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Copying Battlefield 3 files to new machine

Im upgrading my Processor from Intel Q9550 to AMD FX 8350, so its surly going have to format my C drive, and re-installing Windows 7 again. While my Battlefield 3 setup (origin) is on D drive. Will ...
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Battlefield 3 Server list shows no pings

The Battlelog Server Browser shows no ping values for servers. http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/servers/ I Google'd the problem - there are quite a number of reports on the issue, but none of the ...
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Why are shotguns banned in a lot of Xbox servers? [closed]

I have been on a lot of servers recently as I am a new player and I have noticed on most servers there is a shotgun ban. Is there any particular reason[s] a lot of players tend to ban the use of ...
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Unable to play Multiplayer in Battlefield 3 (missing dlcs) PS3

I recently purchased Battlefield 3 for PS3, and I tried playing multiplayer yesterday. I entered the online pass, but when I try to find a server, every server visible to me has an alert symbol with ...
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Where does attack helicopter's rockets land?

Some people say it is the "I" sign, others say it is the "crosshair" and some say it is somewhere in the middle. It would be good to clear this issue up once and for all. Please don't just write "I" ...
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What XP do you lose when you exit a game mid play? [duplicate]

I was wondering what you lose of the XP and progress you have made from the round you disconnect from.
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Giving the “attack/defend the flag” command

In conquest mode, normally when you are not at the flag cap area, you can give flag attack commands. But when you are inside that area, it doesn't work anymore. Is there a way to give a flag attack ...
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Highlighted Vehicle Icons

Why are Tank Destroyer and Mobile AA icons highlighted as can be seen on the screenshot?
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Comparison JNG-90 vs m98b vs M40A5 sniper bf3 [duplicate]

How do these 3 sniping rifles compare in accuracy, damage, reloading speed, bulletdrop, rounds per magazine,...?
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Is spawn killing a good reason to report a player in battlefield 3?

Is spawn killing a good reason to report a player in battlefield 3? Dice doesn't mention it on their site, they only talk about hackers with aimbots etc... ...
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How to find Service Stars on non-gun or class weapons/objects?

As the title says. Is there a way for me to find out what Service Stars I have for things like grenade and knife?
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How to freelook in cars on BF3, using XBOX 360?

I'm not so sure of this since I play the game every 2 weeks or so, but I think there was a free look option on the jeep and other small cars, and I'm also not sure of this but there was also handbrake ...
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In which game modes/maps do I get airdropped IFV?

I'm having hard time doing the Fatal Drop assignment, since I don't get to use airdropped IFV too often. Seems that it's only available on limited number of maps/game modes combinations. So which are ...
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How does wielded weapon affect running speed? [duplicate]

How does wielded weapon affect running speed? Will I run significantly faster for example with pistol than with RPG?
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How do you drop the flag in CTF?

Sometimes you want to drop the flag to transfer possession to another player, and the only way to do this seems to be going out of bounds. Is there an easier way to do this?
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Prone firing mechanic?

So this method has been annoying the crap out of me for the past few weeks. You simply walk around and encounter an enemy. You start firing at them and they quickly go prone, and kill you in a matter ...
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discrepancy in total time vs time as RU/US

My stats show that I've got total of 228h 34m spent in BF3. However awards progress stats show, that for US service medal I'm at 88h 20m, and RU service medal at 89h 59m. That's 178h 19m total ...
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How does double XP work?

Some weekends, Battlefield 3 has "double XP". I would expect it to either double your base-XP or your total XP, but that appears to not be the case. For instance, in the last game I played, I got ...
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When should I choose a PDW as a primary weapon?

When playing Battlefield 3, I use the PP-2000 as a primary weapon for all kits but support where I tend to chose a heavy machine gun. Even though I tend to use it at mid-to-close range I still have ...