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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How can I check my ping in Battlefield 3?

How can I check my ping in Battlefield 3 when playing online?
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What is the M320/GP30 LVG's use or purpose?

This secondary/attachment was included with the CQ DLC. From battlefield.wikia.com: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Players who have access to the Close Quarters expansion pack can use this ...
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Can I use an American key from Amazon in my Origin client which is identified as British?

I live in Israel, when buying a game from Steam I pay in USD and pay the American price. I want to buy Battlefield 3 but Origin identifies me as British and asks me to pay the more expensive British ...
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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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Battlefield 3 problem connecting to same server on LAN

In Battlefield 3, I'm able to connect to a server with a first computer, but the second computer in the LAN will always keep on the "connecting..." phase. I think that happens because I was using the ...
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What are the requirements to be shown in the battlelog leaderboard?

Recently I've been viewing the leaderboards and I saw that this guy has the highest K/D Ratio(64.76). But then I've found another guy whose ratio is even better(477.25!!!). So I've got that question: ...
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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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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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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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What is veteran status, and how do you get it?

I noticed that in my battlelog (listed below my platoons) I have a veteran status for BF3 and BattleField Play 4 Free. What BF games qualify for veteran status? How do I set up these games so the ...
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Key for gadget 1 selection doesn't work

I have a huge problem with the key 3 which is default for the gadget 1 (rocket launcher, medpack and more). The problem is basically, that it doesn't matter what key I assign to that gadget 1 ...
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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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How to move Battlefield 3 game data folder?

Battlefield 3 created its game data folder for settings and screenshots at the top level of my documents folder: \My Documents\Battlefield 3. Most games get this right, saving their data in the ...
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Battlefield 3 installer problem

I just bought BF3 for my PC. I just upgraded it to a gaming PC, using win7. Trying to install the game I keep getting this message and can't go any further: "The game installation directory is ...
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Does Battlefield 3 support cross-platform multiplayer?

I've found pages and forum posts that come close to answering this question but that don't answer it squarely. Various people... feel it's obvious that BF3 won't support cross-platform multiplayer. ...
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Which weapons have extended magazines available for unlock?

For example most of the LMG's do. Some SMG's do. Has anybody compiled a list?
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Shotgun damage for different shotguns and ammo types

I want to know if the different shotguns have differing amounts of damage they do (and if they vary at range). I also would like to know if the different ammo types cause relatively different damage ...
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Is it possible to create your own server on the Xbox 360?

Is it possible to create your own server on the Xbox 360?
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When exactly can I revive people in BF3?

When I take the Assault class, I'd like to work as a diligent reviver. But in many cases (about 60% subjectively), although I can see the heartbeat symbol over the lying team mate, I cannot revive ...
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What is the “best practice” on taking down a helicopter with a (single) Stinger?

This is how I usually try to take down a helicopter: If he is too far away, I usually don't even care (longer "lock-on" time, reload countermeasures, etc.) if he is mid to close range I usually ...
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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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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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Is there a way to quickly find a server with many players on VOIP?

I recently bought a new pair of PS3 headphones and wanted to test VOIP yesterday, but to my frustration it was almost impossible to find a server with players using it. On some servers there were 1-2 ...
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Why are there PC players playing in PS3 matches?

I don't know if this is a bug or not but I can prove what I'm saying. In some PS3 match summaries on Battlelog there are also stats from PC players. See here for an example match ...
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What can I do to tackle “Rubber Banding”?

For some reason after I came back to my computer after 10 days away, when playing BF3, on any server, I keep getting lag in the form of me or people I'm aiming at springing back and forth in a manner ...
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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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Is “lag compensation” affecting my performance?

The are lot of complains about lag compensation in other games. I'm playing BF3 on servers having ping of 10-20ms, and I have seen somewhat similar effects (like for example sometimes I see the ...
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Battlefield 3 Origin Install issues - error 262145:5

I recently picked up Battlefield 3 in a physical copy but have had issues with installing it. Install steps so far: Inserted disk 1, created an Origin account, and installed Origin. No issues. ...
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How can I pass the bathroom part in the mission “Enter the Bank” undetected?

I get in the bathroom through the window, but when the Iranian came in it said press O, then he says NOW and it says press R1 but I just can't pass this part. I've tried hitting both constantly, then ...
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Should I ever use buckshot?

In BF3 I always end up using the flechette ammo because it has a much longer effective range. It apparently has lower damage than buckshot but is always a one hit kill anyway. Why would I ever use ...
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can you toggle sprint on BF3 on pc

I currently play battlefield 3 on the PC though have played it on the Xbox 360 where you can toggle the sprint when the left thumb stick is pressed down, and you will sprint until you stop moving ...
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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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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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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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Do the attack helicopter's heat-seeking missiles lock on to ground targets?

I have had success using the attack helicopter's heat-seeking missiles to take down jets and other helicopters, but I haven't been able to lock on to ground vehicles with them yet. Have I been doing ...
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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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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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Can exploding ammo crates cause damage?

It was suggested to me by a friend that I shouldn't put an ammo crate down next to my mortar as it would cause damage if it was destroyed by enemy fire. Personally, I doubt that destroying one of ...
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What is the fastest way to level the Support class

The other classes seem to be really easy to level in Battlefield 3, but how can I level an Support guy? All I seem to have is a rifle and some ammunition that nobody really takes? Ultimately I want ...
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Does Battlefield 3 stop you from spot-spamming?

Does the game have a built-in safeguard from spot-spamming (pressing the spot button repeatedly, while aiming in suspicious/distant/smoke-filled locations)?
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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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No vehicles in Team Death Match?

Are the vehicles just available in certain game types then? I've never played BF before and it's keeping me busy until 11/8. I only like TDM as I'm not much for objective capturing and I have yet to ...
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Can I play the PAL version of Battlefield 3 on a NTSC xbox360?

Can I play Battlefield 3 PAL on NTSC-U XBox 360? Is it region free or locked? Does anyone have a hands-on experience doing this? I tried finding information, but didn't find any so far.
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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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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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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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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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Bf3 on pc won't start up

I bought bf3 recently on disc and installed it to my computer. It took about 4 hours (strange?) but when I tried to start the game it took abou 10 seconds untill this message popped out: This file ...
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Battlefield 3 Network Problems (Lag)

So a few weeks ago, I was playing BF3 as usual when everything suddenly stopped moving, everything froze and the game was shut down. I also got a blank error message on Battlelog which did not help ...