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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I perform the tightest turn possible in a jet?

Sometimes I seem to be able spin my jet around like a top and start going the opposite direction immediately. Other times my jet takes a wide looping turn. This seems to be mostly dependent on my ...
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What are the new Battlefield 3 assignments?

Since the last update which unlocked Back to Karkand, at the end of a round I see a range of titles and below each, a weapon and a progress bar, some of which increase as I play. But it does not tell ...
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What does the icon next to your squad leader's name mean?

Most of the times (always?) there is an icon next to the squad leader's name (see picture below). I'm not talking about the class icon which is visible for all squad members, but rather the icon ...
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What is the fastest way to level the Support class

The other classes seem to be really easy to level in Battlefield 3, but how can I level an Support guy? All I seem to have is a rifle and some ammunition that nobody really takes? Ultimately I want ...
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Can I see enemy mines in BF3?

I can see friendly mines on my HUD and on the ground, but haven't ever noticed if I could see enemy mines (before I was blown sky high).
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How do I customize my kits between matches?

It doesn't seem like it's possible to customize your kit, except for when you are playing or in the main menu (i.e. not between matches). Or am I missing something?
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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 do we prevent Clan Team stacking?

I am a higher ranked individual with admin access to our servers and a controversial topic keeps on coming back to us: How do we deter team stacking on Battlefield 3 on our own servers? We have ...