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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You have died from… 'Bad Luck'… What actually killed me?

I have died from multiple opponents and near by explosions. Sometimes, these causes cannot be traced by the battlefield 3 system and, therefore, I get prompted 'Bad Luck'. Usually, I am okay with ...
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Can I practice the flight controls outside of an online multiplayer match?

Is there some way I can get practice with flying the helicopters and jets outside of a multiplayer match?
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What are “additional points” awarded for?

In Battlefield 3, sometimes at the end of a round, after my awards come in, I'll get one last bit of exp that's just called "additional points". It never counts towards any kit or weapon, just my ...
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Is there a beginner's guide to Battlefield 3 multiplayer?

Is there a guide that explains the different types of multiplayer matches that I can take part in? Also, is there a list of the different unlocks that I can get for the various classes that I play on ...
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Unlocking smoke grenades in Battlefield 3?

How do you unlock smoke grenades in Battlefield 3? You earn the M320 grenade launcher early on in the progression for the Assault class, and the M320 says in its battlelog page that it can use ...
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Battlefield 3 weapons statistics (damage, etc.)

Is there a definitive list of weapons in Battlefield 3 with the damage they do, accuracy, etc.? In Battlefield Bad Company 2, the game had this information available on each weapon inside the game, ...
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Who and what can lay down suppressive fire?

Reading about the classes before the beta started, I had the impression that suppressive fire was a super-power for the Support class. But since I've gotten the bonus when playing at least one other ...
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How to exit a Battlefield 3 server after a match has finished?

Is there a way to exit a multiplayer game of BF3 on the PS3 while waiting for the next match to start? I've tried the Start and Circle buttons but neither does anything. I know you can exit with the ...
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BF3 Exiting a vehicle - Stage Left or Stage Right?

Is there a way to dictate which side of a vehicle you end up on upon exiting said vehicle?
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Do dropped mines in BF3 disappear when you die?

Probably anything you drop might disappear when you die, but I want to confirm.
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What is the best strategy to take out a tank or armored vehicle if you've snuck up next to it?

I keep seeing tanks and being able to walk right up to them seems like a huge advantage when the gunner is looking somewhere else... but I'm not sure if there's an unlock that I still need to get that ...
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What is the range of the EOD bot?

I've recently unlocked the EOD bot, and while playing around with it (and being hopelessly ineffectual with it) I've noticed that after I have driven a certain distance away I will return back to ...
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Why does Punkbuster kick me when I join BF3 servers?

I enjoyed Battlefield 3 on Xbox, so I signed up for EA Origins and bought the PC version. However, every time I try to join an online match, Punkbuster kicks me from the game before the window even ...
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What do I lose when I quit a multiplayer game in BF3?

When I quit a multiplayer game in BF3, the game warns that "All progress will be lost". But I'm wondering if experience and unlocks will also be lost.
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Can I kill people with a defibrillator?

Is it possible to kill people with the defibrillator in Battlefield 3? In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, it was an instant kill (I think).
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Why can't I get the “M-COM Defender” ribbon in Battlefield 3?

I have a little problem, as you can see in this image: Yes, yes, I play Battlefield 3 too much. I'm not referring to that problem. See the missing ribbons, above? That's the problem! I understand ...
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Battlefield 3 negative skill level?

Does anyone know why, even after finishing a multiplayer round and earning the MVP2 ribbon, I get a negative skill level? These are the stats from this round that i pulled from Battlelog. Skill level ...
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How do I become a better pilot?

I am a beginner Battlefield 3 player and I am having a lot of trouble flying aircraft. What are some of the things I need to look out for as a pilot? What are some common strategies to use?
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How to skip intro video?

The age old question of how do i get right to the action ... NOW. ;) How do I skip the intro videos? So far I have been training in the Campaign mode. So I am not sure if online or co-op players ...
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Extreme headshot ranges in Battlefield 3

I have been looking at these damage charts of the main weapons in Battlefield 3. I am also using this Battlefield 3 stats provider, which is much superior to the built-in one that is provided by DICE. ...
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What is the best game type to level up in?

I'm not sure how I feel about the campfest that is BF3 just yet. I'm giving it an honest go, but I want to get some more weapons. What is the best game type to level up in or are they all mostly the ...
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How does one obtain the “black” camo in BF3?

Playing around in Battlefield 3 I often see players (with a rank higher or equal to 42, I noticed) that wear a black suit that's very difficult to spot (i.e. a relatively long time and short distance ...
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How is teamkilling penalized in BF3?

Is there an anti-TK system in the game? How can I punish somebody who intentionally killed me? Is there some kind of slap or slay system?
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Is there any way to take out helicopters and tanks while on foot using the Assault class?

Whenever a tank or a helicopter comes blazing by in Battlefield 3 and I'm on foot using the Assault class, I find myself completely overwhelmed. The moment I step out of cover I'm destroyed by their ...
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Manning the LMG in Operation Swordbreaker

In Battlefield 3, during Operation Swordbreaker, there is a point where you are told to "Get up on the wall and man the LMG". I can get up there and man it and then prone, but I keep getting killed ...
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What are the Dinosaurs for on Wake Island?

There are 5 or 6 dinosaurs 'lost' on Wake Island in the latest Battlefield 3 DLC. What are they there for, or what do they trigger once you find them?
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How do I climb onto the top of the train?

On the first mission, just after the bad guy plants explosives on the door and decouples the other half of the train, you are left hanging on to rungs at the side of the train by just your fingertips. ...
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What's the point of being squad leader?

Sometimes I'll notice in a game that I'm the squad leader. What advantages do I get from being squad leader though? I've never seen a way to mark objectives or anything like that
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Is there any way to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer from more than one xbox 360 it's installed on?

Is there anyway to play battlefield 3 from various xbox systems just by recovering your gamertag? I hope so... Currently I am trying to play battlefield 3 on xbox 360 at work. We have in office ...
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What Class determines Class Time Spent in Battlefield 3?

If you play as a class in a Battlefield 3 map, obviously whatever class you spawn in as will receive time spent as that class towards the service medal. But what happens when you pick up another kit? ...
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What maneuvers can be employed to shake a jet from my six?

Say I'm in a jet and start getting pinged by the machine gun fire of a jet directly behind me. He has me in his cockpit view and without some serious flying...I'm dead. What specific maneuvers make ...
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How do I see bad guys on Battlefield 3 multiplayer map?

I started playing the beta for Battlefield 3 and was expecting the gameplay to be like Call of Duty, but it is markedly different. I felt like I needed to creep around a lot more and it wasn't ...
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Avoiding spawn kills in team deathmatch?

Pretty much a yes/no question. Is there a way to keep from getting killed the instant you spawn in the game. No so much the problem with rush or conquest, just the darn, pesky death match games. ...
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How is skill level calculated in Battlelog?

After a match, I usually look in Battlelog match resume to observe my results, together with those of my teammates and opponents. On question came to my mind: how is skill level calculated? In fact, ...
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Does choosing “suicide” from the pause menu make your team lose a ticket?

I've been wondering if I can choose to suicide from the game menu without hurting my team, but too nervous to try it. Occasionally I'll find myself super far from the action, or regret that I picked ...
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What's the difference between the various red-dot sights in battlefield 3?

I've noticed there are several different "red-dot" sights in battlefield 3: KOBRA (RDS) PKA-S (Holo) Reflex (RDS) Holographic (Holo) and maybe some more, not sure. But all of the above are ...
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How do I “free look” in jets and helicopters?

I saw a video on Youtube (not sure if it's OK to link it since it has NSFW language) of a player who was able to look around while in a jet using cockpit view. What key/button do you use to do this? ...
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BF3 Mortar kills

When mortaring, there is always the risk of being mortared back, so it's a good idea to keep mobile i.e. mortar, then move and redeploy. Now, when you move and kill someone with a mortar, it displays ...
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Is it possible to destroy AT mines with small arms fire?

In BC2 it was possible to destroy AT mines with rifle fire. I've tried few times in BF3 and it just doesn't seem to work. Is it possible at all? So far I've been only successful at destroying mines ...
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How can I get easy Plane kills in Battlefield 3?

I am now level 10 on battlefield 3, but have yet to get any plane points. I can fly fine, but without the first unlock - Flares. The first time someone locks missiles on to me I'm a deadman flying. ...
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How do you turn on/off the tact light or laser sight in BF3?

I've killed more people coming down the subway tunnel than any other spot because I can see the tact light coming down the tunnel. Likewise, I have been killed more than I have killed using the tact ...
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What's the reload time on the SOFLAM?

When my SOFLAM gets destroyed, I am unable to redeploy. Is there a reload time for it, or am I unable to redeploy it until I die? There's been times I've been alive for a while after it was destroyed ...
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How can I compare guns in BF3?

My problem is that I keep unlocking new weapons and I really don't understand a great way to compare the guns. I understand that if I start with a new weapon I need to spend a lot of time to unlock ...
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BF3 Coop points

What is the quickest way to earn points in BF3 Coop (to unlock new weapons)? Does the difficulty level matter? Number of enemies killed individually or collectively? Moreover, which of the 6 levels ...
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Do tank bullets inflict damage on other tanks and jets in Battlefield 3?

When I'm in a tank and manning the gun on top, I'm often confused as to what I should be doing when an enemy jet or tank starts getting to close to my position. I often open fire on them and try to ...
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Do I retain my rank and stats across platforms in Battlefield 3?

I have been playing BF3 on my Xbox since it came out, and am now thinking about buying the PC version so I can play it on my laptop when I'm not at home. I am aware that my game stats are kept with ...
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In BF3, how does Reactive Armor work?

Battlelog says that the panels protect you from damage but are destroyed in the process. Specifically, what do the Reactive Armor vehicle unlocks do? How many panels are there? What constitutes ...
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What is this ship?

I was recently playing Battlefield 3 and came across this on the edge of the map, does anybody know what it is?
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What is needed for a game's stats to be saved?

Last night I played a few games with my friend. While in the last game, I suddenly remembered something I had to do and was about to leave but my friend told me that I would lose my progress if I did ...
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What is the best way to level Co-Op Score in Battlefield 3?

Personally, I am what they call an Achievement-whore or [Formally] a completionist... But Battlefield 3 has taken that to a whole new level. I think Battlefield 3 has about 367 total available dog ...