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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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?
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Why can't I get the “M-COM Defender” ribbon in Battlefield 3?

I have a little problem, as you can see in this image: Yes, yes, I play Battlefield 3 too much. I'm not referring to that problem. See the missing ribbons, above? That's the problem! I understand ...
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Battlefield 3 Download Stuck at 95%

I got BF3 Premium Edition through Amazon and started downloading through Origin, and now whenever I get to 95% it stops and says error code 262145:5 and just stops. It'll download maybe 100 kilobytes ...
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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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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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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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Battlefield 3's Battlelog doesn't recognize my Premium account

On XBOX 360, I recently activated a BF3 Premium account. Despite this, Battlelog keeps ignoring the fact that I own a Premium account and still shows that I should buy one (laugh): I bought the ...
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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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Can I deactivate Battlefield 3 Limited?

I have BF3 for the PS3 which I bought when came out but have not really used so thought I would sell them to someone who would use them. Is there a way to do this and pass on the key to a new user ...
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Do scope readings scale to the map size in Battlefield 3?

I'm not sure if its just my own perception or not, but while sniping in Battefield 3, it seems as though depending on the map, the scope measures a distance. In other words, in a small map, a scope ...
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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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How does one subscribe to BattleField 3 Premium Events?

Looking at the news page on battlelog, I noticed this weekend friends @Battlefield will be spawning an Air Kills competition, which turns out to be very interesting (I think I have no chances, btw :). ...
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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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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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Can you individually use a SOFLAM to your advantage as recon class?

I tried for awhile to use the SOFLAM to laser target air vehicles, but no one else on the team was hitting them with javelins or laser guided tanks. (Same problem when I jump in a tank in the CITV ...
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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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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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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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As a squad leader I can't set squad orders

Since upgrading premium (PC about 2-3 months ago) I can still spot but I can't set squad orders. Has something changed or is it a bug? There have been several updates since then and I can't see anyone ...
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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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Which guns are the light machine guns this assignment is talking about?

Which are the "Light Machine Guns" they are referring to here? Here and Here are possibilities.
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Is Battlefield 3 available as a digital purchase for PC?

Is Battlefield 3 available as a digital purchase for PC? Where can I purchase it online?
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BF3 saving favorite servers

Wandering amongst several servers during matchmaking, I often come close to some that I would like to find again in my next matches. During a match, in the server settings section I can see there is ...
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Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?

I haven't yet unlocked the "Decorated" achievement for Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360. Description: Obtain one of each ribbon in the game This achievement was part of the original game. The ...
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Battlefield Assignments not updating

I noticed the last few days that my battlefield stats are acting weird. I am working to finish all the premium assignments and have completed all but the wench weilder assignment. I have already ...
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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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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 the eod bot count as an enemy vehicle for the “It goes Boom” assignment?

In Battle Field 3 the "It goes boom" assignment says that I need to destroy an enemy vehicle with the repair torch. I was wondering if destroying an enemy EOD bot with the repair torch counts ...
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Freelook using Xbox 360 Controller on PC?

I've been configuring my Xbox 360 controller to use for flying jets in BF3 for PC, and it works great except for one shortcoming. I bound the buttons to be the same as the 360 controls (Down on 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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Who and what can lay down suppressive fire?

Reading about the classes before the beta started, I had the impression that suppressive fire was a super-power for the Support class. But since I've gotten the bonus when playing at least one other ...
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What's the reload time on the SOFLAM?

When my SOFLAM gets destroyed, I am unable to redeploy. Is there a reload time for it, or am I unable to redeploy it until I die? There's been times I've been alive for a while after it was destroyed ...
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What's the point of being squad leader?

Sometimes I'll notice in a game that I'm the squad leader. What advantages do I get from being squad leader though? I've never seen a way to mark objectives or anything like that
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Can I practice the flight controls outside of an online multiplayer match?

Is there some way I can get practice with flying the helicopters and jets outside of a multiplayer match?
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How do you make a backup of save games and patches?

I'm getting a new motherboard which means I have to reinstall my OS, how would I do that but not have to remove my games? Is there anyway I can back up the games? For example, I don't want to lose ...
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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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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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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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Different spawning on a radio beacon behaviors

There are two different behaviors when you spawn on radio beacon: you either spawn right on it, or you parachute from above it's position. What does that depend on?
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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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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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Unlocking smoke grenades in Battlefield 3?

How do you unlock smoke grenades in Battlefield 3? You earn the M320 grenade launcher early on in the progression for the Assault class, and the M320 says in its battlelog page that it can use ...
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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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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 ...