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 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 ...
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How are the winners of ties determined in Capture the Flag?

In Battlefield 3's Capture the Flag game mode, ties happen quite a lot, with neither team reaching the requisite 3 captures and ending up with the same amount as the other team (Sometimes 0-0). But ...
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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 ...
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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 to check fire mode in hardcore?

Obviously in hardcore mode there is no HUD, so I cannot check fire mode there. But are there any visual indicators on the weapons themselves which would hint that?
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How do defib revives affect the kill/death count in a Battlefield 3 match?

When an Assault-kit player revives a teammate with the defibrillator, does that subtract the last kill credited for the enemy team in the match? Does that also subtract the last kill credited for the ...
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What do !punish and !forgive commands do on some hardcore Battlefield 3 servers?

Playing on some Hardcore Battlefield 3 servers, if I get teamkilled by someone, I get a prompt to type either !punish or !forgive. What do these commands do to that teammate? I tried asking a few ...
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HUD is missing in Battlefield 3?

I seriously don't know what key I hit, but it turned off the hub for the gun in BF3. The hub located in the lower right corner is now gone, and I have no idea how to bring it back. I've pressed every ...
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How to test weapons in Battlefield 3 without affecting accuracy score?

Do you know of any time when the game is [not] counting the bullets you fire or registering any hits or misses? Would the time when there is this "Waiting for players" message be suitable? The reason ...
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What's the difference between “Highest Kill Streak” and “Kill Streak Bonus”

When I look at the bottom of my stats in Battlefield 3 in the battlelog, under "All time statistics" there are "Highest Kill Streak" and "Kill Streak Bonus" listed with the same number, 20 in my case. ...
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How do I make effective use of the Mortar?

I've recently unlocked the Mortar for the Support kit which I've been wanting to get my hands on to take out pesky snipers. I've managed to get a couple of kills before someone hunts me down and ...
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How do I open the Command Options in Battlefield 3 for the PS3?

I play on the pc and can bring up the commands to spot enemies, call for ammo, etc but my son plays on the PS3 and we can't figure out how to do those same actions. Anyone got an answer?
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Do you need premium to change your gun camo?

I do not have a premium account but I wish to be able to change my gun camo. Do I need to be a premium player or is it just a matter of rank before I can change it?
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Gun lost in Battlefield 3 [duplicate]

I am playing the multiplayer online on the Xbox. I unlocked a sniper rifle I really like, then when I went back to play the next round the gun I unlocked was gone. I did not pick the gun up off of ...
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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 are the conditions to get a lock with the Javelin Missile System?

In BF3, sometimes I can get a lock over very long distances, using the Javelin Missile System, sometimes I need to be very close. For that reason, I would like to know all conditions in which I can ...
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Is there an UI Indicator for the Flashlight/Laser?

When you have the flashlight or the laser pointer, is there any UI Indicator for whether it is enabled or not? While it is very obvious with the Flashlight, it would be useful for the Laser.
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How can I unlock dogtags for Battlefield 3 if I own other games in the series?

The BattleField 3 knowledgebase says: Will veteran ranks and status earned in previous BF games grant bonuses in Battlefield 3? Yes, you will have unlocked a silenced M1911 pistol. Also you will ...
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which camo for snowy maps?

On most maps I've been using mostly spec ops black, but it makes no sense at all on snow. As far as I can see, there is no dedicated snow camo. Which would be the best camo for snowy maps?
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Battlelog weapon tab doesn't show unlocks

Recently I've encountered a small problem at Battlelog weapon tab with some weapons(standard weapons of each class I think). As you can see here, Battlelog says that I don't have any more unlocks ...
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Why can't I see all the assignments on Battlefield 3?

I have most of the assignments completed but I can't see the AUG or Scar-L and I need those guns. Also are the assignments supposed to disappear when they are completed or just stay there?
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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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Does buying Battlefield 3 Premium Edition force you to use the 'Multiplayer Head Start Kit'?

The Battlefield 3 package available on Origin including both Battlefield 3 and a Battlefield 3 Premium upgrade also includes the "Multiplayer Head Start Kit". This kit unlocks a variety of items in ...
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Is there a way to gift Battlefield 3?

Is there a way to purchase Battlefield 3 and/or Battlefield 3 Premium online and be able to give that copy to a friend? (buy it online without binding it to your own account) For instance, just get ...
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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 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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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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Is there a console command to change battlefield 3 mouse sensitivity?

is there a command in battlefield 3 to change the mouse sensitivity with a numerical value in the console?
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Installing BF3 From Disc

I am re-installing BF3 Premium on my machine and I purchased a physical copy of the game. When I stick the disc into my computer to install, Origin seems to be downloading the game instead of reading ...
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Have map rotate to be the direction you are looking

In Battlefield 3 is there a way to have the map shown in the hub always point the direct you are facing? So as you turn so does the map. EDIT: I'm referring to when the map is enlarged by pressing ...
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Battlefield 3's Battlelog doesn't recognize my Premium account

On XBOX 360, I recently activated a BF3 Premium account. Despite this, Battlelog keeps ignoring the fact that I own a Premium account and still shows that I should buy one (laugh): I bought the ...
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Battlefield 3 Download Stuck at 95%

I got BF3 Premium Edition through Amazon and started downloading through Origin, and now whenever I get to 95% it stops and says error code 262145:5 and just stops. It'll download maybe 100 kilobytes ...
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How does one subscribe to BattleField 3 Premium Events?

Looking at the news page on battlelog, I noticed this weekend friends @Battlefield will be spawning an Air Kills competition, which turns out to be very interesting (I think I have no chances, btw :). ...
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How can I download a free copy of Battlefield 1943?

Anyone know how to download the free BF1943 game on PS3? I read the following on Wikipedia, Shortly after EA was threatened with being taken to court over its failure to deliver the free game ...
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Is the M1911 still a bonus gun after signing up for EA Origin account?

I noticed after signing up for my BF3 Origin acct. it was stated i would receive the M1911 .45 cal sidearm. Where do I find this? Or is this bonus expired? Thanks John
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Where do I go to change the Battlelog email so it is linked to the PS3/Origin account?

I have signed up for an EA Origin account but can't get into the BF3 Battle Log on the PS3. I noticed that the Battle log shows another email linked to it and I can't figure out how to change it. I ...
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How to access the single player campaign in Battlefield 3 on PC after previously playing on PS3

I've previously played BF3 on the PS3 and have recently switched to PC and purchased the Premium Edition. I thought before I go online I'd spend a bit of time in the single player to adjust to 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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Battlefield 3 - Havoc vs. Viper

As a passionate Helicopter Pilot in BF3 with over 30 hours, I feel that the US Attack Helicopter (Viper), is way more mobile and maneuverable than the RU Helicopter (Havoc). How does the Havoc ...
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BF3 saving favorite servers

Wandering amongst several servers during matchmaking, I often come close to some that I would like to find again in my next matches. During a match, in the server settings section I can see there is ...
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Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?

I haven't yet unlocked the "Decorated" achievement for Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360. Description: Obtain one of each ribbon in the game This achievement was part of the original game. The ...
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Battlefield Assignments not updating

I noticed the last few days that my battlefield stats are acting weird. I am working to finish all the premium assignments and have completed all but the wench weilder assignment. I have already ...
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Does the eod bot count as an enemy vehicle for the “It goes Boom” assignment?

In Battle Field 3 the "It goes boom" assignment says that I need to destroy an enemy vehicle with the repair torch. I was wondering if destroying an enemy EOD bot with the repair torch counts ...
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Freelook using Xbox 360 Controller on PC?

I've been configuring my Xbox 360 controller to use for flying jets in BF3 for PC, and it works great except for one shortcoming. I bound the buttons to be the same as the 360 controls (Down on the ...
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As a squad leader I can't set squad orders

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 ...
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How can I set vehicle sensitivity to work for both tanks and jeeps?

I have adjusted the in game vehicle sensitivity options so that when controlling a tank the turret moves at a good speed. However, driving a Jeep my look sensitivity is too fast. Is there a way ...