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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What happens when a vehicle is “disabled” in Battlefield 3?

In a tank, it seems to slow down and catch on fire which will slowly "bleed" the tank. Is that all? Does this happen right at 50%? Does repairing above 50% relieve the affects? Are the affects 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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What's the best way to take out enemy jets using the default jet equipment?

I find jet warfare hard in BF3. I have not unlocked any abilities with the jet and would like to know what's the best way to spot and kill enemy jets with the standard gun. I find it hard to spot ...
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Shooting from the highway bridge in Tehran Highway: hack or bug?

In Battlefield 3's Tehran Highway map, I often notice (for the most part) opponents shooting from the highway bridge itself, almost undisturbed. Honestly I'm on BF3 since a certain time actually, but ...
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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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Is it possible to play the Back to Karkand maps in regular Conquest mode?

Whenever I try to play Conquest (either via quick match or the server browser) on the Back to Karkand maps, I always end up playing Conquest Assault. Is there a way to play regular Conquest on these ...
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Bipod does not work at all anymore

In BF3 on PC I remember using bipods early on, but since about december/januari they simply don't work at all anymore. The animation is not there and neither is the effect (I'm spraying all over the ...
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Does the time played stack in a class when in a vehicle in battlefield 3?

There are many awards that players can strive for in Battlefield 3. A few medals are for a decent amount of time played in a vehicle, emplaced weapon, and class. If I were to play with the Assault ...
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How can I get Battlefield 3 to play nice as a Steam shortcut?

I put the shortcut to BF3 into Steam. I load it, and Steam immediately places me from 'In non-Steam game' to 'Online' as the battlelog page loads. I think it's to do with that weird online server ...
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Horizontal distance in scope of Battlefield 3?

Does anyone know if the scale between the vertical dot distance is 1:1 with the horizontal dot distance? In simple terms: For the time it takes the bullet to drop 1 dot, is the same it takes a player ...
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In the mission Going Hunting, how do I hit enemy MIGs with my plane's machine gun?

My apologies if I mess up the terminology; I am overwhelmed by Battlefield 3's lingo, simplified as it may be. In the mission Going Hunting, I am the gunner and flare-dumper of a plane being flown by ...
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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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Are all projectiles affected by gravity in BF3?

So, as the games documentation cleary states that, everything is affected by gravity. Well, I was in the Apache the other day and landed on one of the buildings at a flag post and seated the gunner ...
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Is there any way to see kill/death ratio per weapon, map, or kit?

Subject says it all. I really wish I had those more finely grained statistics but since it's not on the battle log site, I'm guessing it's simply not available (unless I've missed it somewhere).
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Punkbuster keeps kicking me for weird reasons. 'Invalid Memory Image'; how to resolve?

So on top of getting kicked from Battlefield 3 games because of a 'lost connection to EA online' error I just recently got this gem; Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: ...
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Battlefield framerate: is my CPU or GPU the bottleneck?

I have a similar problem with Battlefield 3. In BF3, no matter what I do, the framerate will be in the 15-40fps range. 60fps only if I look into the sky. If I have everything at low and at 640x480, I ...
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C4 persistence — does it depend on where you plant it?

I find that when I die sometimes my C4 stays put and sometimes it's gone, but I can't be sure without any controlled testing. It seems to me that if I put C4 on the ground, then die, I can still ...
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When playing Conquest, where are all of those points coming from?

When playing Conquest, I stay pretty mobile and basically focus on deterring the enemy, capturing flags and destroying vehicles (my favorite). I typically end up with about 3000-4000 points with 15 or ...
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ...
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Tips and techniques to enhance aiming abilities

In Battlefield 3 (as I guess also in other FPSes) one of the most difficult things to do (at least to me) is aiming correctly when unexpectedly encountering enemies. I mean, I can even react quickly ...
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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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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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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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How do I install Battlefield 3 on Origin without Downloading it?

It might sound weird. I have the main Data files in a folder cas_06.cas etc etc. (I have all the files. The Data ones are the biggest (GBs) And would save the most time) I have tried placing them ...
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Battlefield 3 Obscure Dogtags

How do you go about unlocking some of the seemingly more obscure dogtags in BF3? Specifically: Dog Tag Name - Description 6 Wolf Moon - No one likes a lone wolf Bye Kitty - Scratched during the long ...
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Does target designation override what targets are normally valid for a missile/rocket?

If I'm flying a helicopter, there is an unlock that allows me to Laser-Designate ("Paint a Target") to be fired on by guided missiles. I am able to paint many targets, such as enemy armor, enemy ...
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What are the mechanics of aircraft flares?

I've often seen jets release their flares in dogfight or against ground threats. How does that happen? Are choppers able to do this, too? Does the aircraft do it automatically like in COD: Black ...
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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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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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Rendering artifacts (flickering/z-fighting in scope)

It appears that a lot of people have issues with flickering when using high powered scopes in BF3. The artifacts look like z-fighting issues, probably related to the large viewing distances when using ...
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What happens when you revive someone in TDM?

When you revive someone in TDM, and they get killed again, will this count as another kill for the opposite team?
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Why does it take so long for the support class to re-supply rockets/mines/etc?

It seems like there is a lag between when rockets/mines/c4/etc gets reloaded compared to bullets by the support guy dropping ammo. Is that the case or am I imagining it?
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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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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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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 deal with frag rounds

When I'm in the mood for some pure infantry goodness, I like to play Operation Metro. There are a variety of servers that offer some flavor of no explosives. One server I play on does not allow RPGs ...
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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?
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Does repairing a helicopter inflight gain you points?

In a game this morning on Caspian Border I was an engineer passenger in a helicopter. I spent 5+ minutes going round in the back constantly using the repair tool to bring the health back up to 100%. ...
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How do I maneuver the jet?

I sometimes get to fly the jet on BF3 near the end of the round, and I almost always fly it out of range of the battlefield and die. How do I turn the bird? It seems to have a mind of its own. I ...
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Is it possible to re-watch recent matches?

I was beasting on BF3 and there is this one match that I want to watch again.
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What maps have mobile AA (Consoles)

So I do play BF3 (on PS3) a lot, I've racked up about 60 hours gameplay but every time I look at my vehicle stats I can see I have absolutely no points for the AA! I can't believe I've been playing so ...
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Is there a way to determine weapon strength

In the description of the weapons I see range, speed and fire rates. However there has to be a difference in power.
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How is accuracy calculated in Battlefield 3?

Since there is no official source for this kind of information and I haven't found any data on the internet, I'm asking this here. The details: In which cases shots are affecting the specific ...
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Is there a specialization to carry more grenades for the M320?

Is there a way to carry more grenades for the M320? I have the AMMO and EXP specializations but I haven't noticed them increasing my carry capacity for grenades.
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Why is there sometimes no squad leader?

Several times I've been in a squad with no one marked as squad leader, i.e., there's no star next to the name at the top of the squad list. According to previous questions (one, two, three) the SL ...
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How to defeat the Bank ambush in Battlefield 3

Mission Guilllotine Secure the bank Enter the bank undetected How do you defeat the scenario where you are ambushed after sneaking into the bank? The knife is facing into the bad guy, and ...
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Battlefield 3 Premium Edition doesnt say I'm premium on Battlelog?

I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition about a year ago, and it hasn't said that I'm premium on Battlelog. It doesn't say I have all the content like the ACB-90 knife. When I try to get to use the ...
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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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What factors affect sniper rifle accuracy (horizontal, not bullet drop)

I had been using the SV98 sniper rifle for a while, but could not cause sufficient damage after about 600m, I was getting a lot of bullet drop, and it was difficult to lead a moving enemy. So I ...
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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 ...