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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Why does my weapon switch to non-automatic in Battlefield 3?

I don't know if I am accidentally hitting a button and not knowing it, missing a feature that I didn't read about, or keep hitting a bug that hasn't been fixed - but my guns sometimes are no longer ...
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Knifing Animation In battlefield3

How come when sometimes I try to knife an enemy, my soldier will sometimes sit there holding the knife up instead of going through the knife animation?
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What do percentages mean on a BF3 server description?

I am a bit behind the curve, and just started playing BF3. I played BFBC2, and liked it, and enjoy what I see so far in BF3. The new server setup confuses me though. Since it appears that there are ...
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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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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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Can the stinger hit ground targets that are soflam?

Since the javelin can hit air targets when they are soflam, can the stringer hit ground targets that are soflam? And if so do you need line of sight to lock onto the ground vehicle?
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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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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 would the the most appropriate layout for a sniper in a Close Quarters map?

[Battlefield 3] I'm looking for the best sniper in a close quarters map. Based on stats, it has to be fairly accurate from being fired by the hip(laser sight can be attached) while dealing a decent ...
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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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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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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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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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Battlefield Premium: Gifting Back To Karkand to someone else

Having failed to find any means of contact someone relevant at EA.... I'm interested in getting Battlefield Premium, but I already have the base game which included the Back To Karkand DLC (limited ...
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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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BF3 or MoH:W, are they really different?

I'm really confused with EA's strategy to update their current shooting franchise and to release a new game for another. I REALLY enjoyed MoH (especially the single player which remains the best one ...
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Can I still play BF3 after I sell the game?

As the title says, can I sell Battlefield 3 on the PC and still play it with my Origin account whilst the buyer of my game buy an online pass and also play on his own account?
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Installing Battlefield 3 Premium where Battlefield 3 “standard” already exists

I want to install BF3 Premium on a PC that already has the standard edition of BF3 installed (via Origin). Will installing the Premium edition be treated as an additional game or will it overwrite ...
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I keep having to unlock the same things over and over again for Battlefield 3

I was playing Battlefield 3 and my friend said that he lost his progress and some unlocks when I left the game (he didn't leave early). I laughed at him because at the time, it wasn't happening to ...
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MOD 11 Gun doesn't show up

I have various guns for recon. When I go to my soldier it shows up. When I go use recon most of the time it doesn't show up to be able to use along with the other guns. Anyone help? Greatly ...
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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 Do I Select Canister Rounds in Tanks in Battlefield 3?

I've acquired the canister unlock for the T-90 tanks in Battlefield 3 but have no idea how to switch from the default selected rounds, HE?, to any other options. I thought it might be the V key but ...
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What is BF3's capability when dealing with lag?

Because upto 24 players in PS3 (64 players in PC) are scattered around the globe during a match, does BF3 balance gameplay to minimise lag issues by universally setting the ping response time for all ...
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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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When you pick up a gun do you get the entire kit of the deceased?

When you pick up a weapon that is on the ground during BF3 multi-player, do you get the deceased's kit as well ? Not sure, But I think I have noticed a different secondary weapon (pistol) after ...
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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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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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How do I benchmark BF3 graphics performance (FPS)?

I want a way to get a consistent average FPS reading in BF3 for benchmarking purposes. How do guys like tomshardware.com get a reliable FPS reading? In the Quake series you could always replay a demo ...
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How is the “designated target hit” point bonus calculated?

I've been recently trying to figure out all the changes with the latest Battlefield 3 update and the one that's baffling me a lot is laser designating. After the patch, if a guided missle/javelin ...
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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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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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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 the maximum detection range on the T-UGS in Battlefield 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the range of the T-UGS? Depending on my current sniping location, I usually want to place my T-UGS for max detecting efficiency. Usually on metro I will place ...
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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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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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Battlefield 3 last patch: weapons efficiency decreased?

Playing BF3 on XBOX360 after yesterday's patch, I noticed that my efficiency in killing enemies decreased. It is not about aiming, I had a concrete sensation that every weapon is less effective than ...
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How do I play fullscreen?

When applying the fullscreen setting, the game does not go fullscreen. It will go to the specified resolution, but won't be fullscreen; it'll still be a window. I can change back to windowed mode and ...
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Is theBattlefield 3 skin for Mass Effect 3 only available on same system?

I have Battlefield 3 for PC and Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 360. I'm signed with the same account on Origin, but I can't get the Battlefield 3 multiplayer skin for Mass Effect 3 (though I have the N7 ...
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Is there a way to search by clan tag on Battlelog?

Is there a way on battlelog (or somewhere else) to search players by clan tag? I've looked through battlelog and googled and haven't found anything. We run a clan at work and I'd just like to see who ...
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When is the best time to deploy ECM Jammer?

There are multiple defense mechanisms that are provided as unlocks for air vehicles in Battlefield 3. My friend and I were debating when to actually deploy ECM vs Flares. Personally, I have my own ...
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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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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 does one obtain the “black” camo in BF3?

Playing around in Battlefield 3 I often see players (with a rank higher or equal to 42, I noticed) that wear a black suit that's very difficult to spot (i.e. a relatively long time and short distance ...
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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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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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Video options for battlefield 3 (bad computer)

My computer is pretty old and not so fit for playing bf3 but I wonder wich video options I should use to get it to look as good as possible without being laggy. My specs AMD Phenom X3 2.10 GHz 3 GB ...
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Unable to join Battlefield 3 multiplayer

Whenever i try to join a multiplayer server on BF3 I get this error message from the game manager: Game disconnected: your connection to the server timed out. I've searched online and found out ...
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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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Has anyone else noticed springy controls in Battlefield 3 (PS3)?

Playing Battlefield 3 on my PS3, the controls feel very springy. When I, for example, quickly rotate right with the left analog stick, my character also rotates a bit to the left when the analog stick ...
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What happens if I kill my teammate?

What will happen if I kill one of my teammates in Battlefield 3? I am afraid to play on the Hardcore difficulty because I will lose points if I kill my friend accidentally. Will I lose points? Are ...