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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Trouble connecting to Battlefield 3 servers

I'm hoping someone can help diagnose what my problem is trying to connect to servers playing Battlefield 3. For some reason, for example, I can only connect to about 2 out of 10 servers. I have a ...
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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 ...
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IFV and AA vehicle locations on console maps

Would someone be able to list which console maps have IFVs (LAV-alike) and AA (Tunguska-alike) vehicles and where they are located (and in which modes)? I am trying to level up those two but they ...
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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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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 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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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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Finding Good BF3 Servers

Can you give tips/guidelines/advice on how to find good games in BF3? Before DICE allowed anyone and everyone to rent servers (Consoles), you could easily find a decent game by choosing Quick Match. ...
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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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Does having your knife out make you move faster? If not, what does?

Do you run faster with your knife out? [I have tried to test this, but to no avail.] I am aware you can get a small boost by jumping while running. I am also aware having the sprint perk increases ...
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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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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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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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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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Battlefield 3 Recon Semi-Automatic Primary Weapons

What are the trade-offs between the different semi-automatic Recon Class rifles (including the co-op unlock) in Battlefield 3 in terms of: Rate of fire Damage Done Other important Factors? (To ...
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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 can I find a list of all the commands for Dev Console?

In the Dev Console of Battlefield 3, is there an official list of all the commands/cheats that can be achieved through the in-game developer console in the PC Version? So far i've seen only ...
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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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Are Battlefield 3 Premium keys region restricted?

I'm considering buying boxed CD key for Battlefield 3 Premium, as it has significantly better price than one in Origin Store. Are these keys region restricted in any way?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Unable to play Battlefield 3 because of an update but game is completely up to date

I'm trying to play BF3 but it won't let me. Whenever I click play it says to update the game, but when I click on update it just brings me back to my Origin application with all my installed games. ...
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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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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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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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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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Effective placement of claymores in BF3

Recently i've been trying to use claymores but I never seem to be able to position them in a way that makes them effective. I'm aware that you can avoid them by crouching or going prone but in the ...
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Can't always put down Recon Spawn Radio

When trying to place down my spawn radio it doesn't always work, it will beep but not place it on the ground. Are there certain conditions that need to be met to place the spawn radio?