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 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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Using SOFLAM and Javelin by yourself

There's not a lot of organized teamwork on Battlefield 3, so it's hard to have a SOFLAM user assisting the Javelin launcher. Is it possible to spawn as the recon class, set your SOFLAM down, commit ...
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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 ...
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How do I change my appearance in Battlefield 3?

I purchased the Specact DLC, but can seem to only change my player's camouflage. I've seen various masks and helmets in other matches. Do I have the ability to change these for my player?
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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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What are the differences in gameplay between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3? [closed]

I'm not asking for an opinion of which is better, but rather, what are the ACTUAL differences between the two games gameplay? they are very similar, how do they differ? Does one have killstreaks and ...
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Players outside of playable map in Rush game mode - exploit or legit?

I was playing Rush on Operation Firestorm as the defending team (Russians) and the opposing team was able to sit in the hills to the right of their spawn point and snipe. When I tried to rush that ...
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What is Skill in Battlefield 3?

By looking at my stats on Battlelog, I noticed one labeled "Skill". If I recall, it was also present in Bad Company 2. What is that statistic? How is it calculated? Mine is 367, is that good?
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How do I kill someone with the repair tool?

I got the Back to Karkland map pack, and it added new "Assignments," which are like little quests you can do to unlock guns. For the engineer assignment, one of the tasks is to kill someone with the ...
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How do you know if you have been killed by a headshot?

What are the telltale characteristics that you have been pinged in the head? Or indeed, are there any?
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What do these bars below my inventory at the Deploy screen in Battlefield 3 mean?

I've noticed that in the Deploy screen of Battlefield 3, there are all these bars below my various weapons and other associated doodads and specialities that fill up the more I use them. What do they ...
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Where can I find an explanation of the various details on vehicle HUDs?

All of the different vehicles have complicated HUDs that provide all sorts of useful information. Some of this information I've been able to discover through trial and error (i.e. gun position in the ...
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Is there any air defense against a SOFLAM + Javelin combo?

I am lover of air combat in BF3, but I seem to get dominated by players/squads/teams with a soflam & Javelin Combo. In my experience, I have not been able to ever shake a javelin in the helo. ...
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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 many claymores can I have out at a time?

So in BF3, the support class can lay antipersonnel mines (claymores). He can also reload himself with ammunition, providing him with a never-ending stream of claymores, if he desires. How many of ...
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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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Is it possible to lay anti-tank mines in a way that can't be seen by enemy tank drivers?

I know that anti-tank mines are observable by drivers with thermal optics, and you can even "spot" them. Sometimes I just happen to see mines myself, so, is it possible to lay mines in such a way, ...
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Combat Efficiency Ribbon Streak Bonus

What constitutes a Streak Bonus? This is in relation to obtaining the Combat Efficiency Ribbon, which states that you have to obtain 3 Streak Bonuses in a round.
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In BF3, can you steal a vehicle that has enemy players in it?

A friend told me that he saw a video of someone piloting an enemy transport chopper full of enemies (The enemy pilot had bailed out or something). He then proceeded to crash the chopper, getting kill ...
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How to counter a jet-sniping attack helicopter?

I was playing Conquest at Kharg Island, where my jet repeatedly got shot out of the sky by a hovering Viper attack helicopter with heatseekers. Whenever I tried to take it out, it would usually lock ...
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What are “Squad Perks?”

The answer to this question stated that there are "squad perks" that affect your entire squad, but left a lot of questions unanswered: What do each of these perks do? (I haven't unlocked all the ...
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How can I use underslung attachments in Battlefield 3?

I have unlocked the Grenade Launcher attachment a while ago, and my m16a4 constantly has the underslung rail attached to it, but I can't seem to figure out how to actually use the grenade launcher. I ...
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How do you get your parachute to deploy in BF3 on xbox360?

I jumped out of a chopper and went splat because I didn't know what to do.
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How to view old battle reports in BF3?

After a night of gaming I wanted to check the battle report of one of my rounds in Battlefield 3. I am probably missing something or Battlelog is just borked as usual, but how do I view old battle ...
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What is the significance of the star next to your name in the squad list?

What is the significance of the star next your name on the squad list in Battlefield 3?
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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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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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How does the MAV work in Battlefield 3?

When using the MAV in Battlefield 3, I can spot enemies using the select key to mark them, but I dont get any points. Am I using it wrong?
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What are the optimal video settings for spotting infantry?

I'm finding it difficult to spot enemy soldiers (dang camo!) and I wondered if there are certain video settings that can improve how soldiers show up. Here are my current settings (not limited by ...
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M320 Grenade Launcher: Under-slung vs. Standalone

What is the difference between having the M320 Grenade Launcher attached to your rifle and having it as a standalone weapon? Is it worth giving up an attachment (like the forward grip) to have it ...
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Does Battlefield 3 have bots/skrimish maps?

I just loved to play Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam with bots offline where I could choose map, positions etc., does Battlefield 3 also support playing maps with bots (not other players)?
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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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Is it possible to re-map or disable the key that brings up the console?

From time to time when switching to primary weapon (1) I accidentally hit `, which in BF3 brings up the console. I don't see possibility to change that binding on the options screen. Is there a way ...
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What is the range of the T-UGS?

It seems like this gadget is able to sense enemy locations periodically even through walls (which makes it much more useful than I originally thought). How far out does it detect? Also, the ...
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How do you change the zoom level of the HUD map in BF3 on xbox360?

I can see the HUD change when a mortar is deployed in this video. Is there a way to change the HUD zoom during the game?
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Which suppressed/silenced weapons don't make you appear on minimap?

In BF3 each time you shoot, you automatically appear on enemy's minimap. However with silenced weapons (eg. pistols) you don't. Things are less clear how it works with other suppressed (SMGs, ...
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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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How do you get a service star for the Medkit?

I play assault and I drop the Medikit liberally. Unfortunately, I've never seen the exp bar increase. There even appears to be a service star icon next to the kit on the equipment selection screen... ...
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In determining accuracy statistics, is each round of on-target suppressive fire considered a missed shot?

I've been considering putting some time into the Support class, but while looking through my stats thus far, a question immediately came to mind... I can't seem to figure out how accuracy statistics ...
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What is “Below Radar” and how does it work?

There is a jet (and helicopter) upgrade called "Below Radar" that states: When flying at low altitudes your heat signature is decreased, hiding you from enemy radar and preventing enemy air-to-air ...
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What good is the “Support” class in Battlefield 3? How do you play it effectively?

Assault can heal and revive teammates. Recon has a sniper-rifle. Engineer can repair vehicles, and gets a rocket-launcher and proximity mines. But Support, from what little I've played it, seems to ...
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What are Advanced Dog Tags

In Battlelog, the list of dog tags is split up into "Basic Dog Tags" and "Advanced Dog Tags". So far (Rank 13) all dog tags I have unlocked were "Basic Dog Tags". I started out with the BF:BC2, the ...
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Battlefield 3 PC boxed, DRM constraints and Origin?

Is the boxed version of Battlefield 3 free from other clients, "services", and DRM? For instance, the intrusive "always online" DRM, "3-install" limits, Origin, and so on.
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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 to use the guided missile unlock for tanks?

I recently unlocked the guided missile for tanks. The first round using it was a blast. I ended up killing a total of 36 helicopters, tanks and vehicles. However the second round (and every round ...
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Is there a way to reset all my stats?

And I mean all stats. Including unlocks, dogtags etc. And I want to do this without re-buying the game.
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What does the X mean over my crosshair in BF3?

Sometimes an "X" appears over my crosshair when I'm firing at an enemy with a gun or a tank. Does that mean that I have hit the enemy, I'm hitting it, or that I will hit it if I fire now?
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What does it mean when the icon next to teammate in spawn menu is flashing?

It only happens when they are in a vehicle. It flashes all different colors. Sometimes I am able to join the vehicle. What does this flashing indicate?