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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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 ...
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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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How do I change my appearance in Battlefield 3?

I purchased the Specact DLC, but can seem to only change my player's camouflage. I've seen various masks and helmets in other matches. Do I have the ability to change these for my player?
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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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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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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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How to unlock the USAS-12?

I'd like to unlock the USAS-12. (I'm rank 32 right now) Is it part of Back to Karkand expansion?
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BF3 Exiting a vehicle - Stage Left or Stage Right?

Is there a way to dictate which side of a vehicle you end up on upon exiting said vehicle?
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Moving the mortar after firing?

I have to get 2 kills to complete an assigment on BF3. But the problem part is, whenever I start to use mortar, I get shown on the map with mortar icon (pretty normal) but I would like to move mortar ...
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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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What are “Squad Perks?”

The answer to this question stated that there are "squad perks" that affect your entire squad, but left a lot of questions unanswered: What do each of these perks do? (I haven't unlocked all the ...
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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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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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Why are some public squads “locked?”

When my friend and I try to join a squad together (on PC), I always have to join the squad first. If he joins it first, the squad becomes "locked" and I can no longer join it. This happens even ...
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How do vehicles become disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens when a vehicle is “disabled” in Battlefield 3? I noticed sometimes that when I hit a vehicle it becomes disabled. I'm not sure if it has ...
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Battlefield 3 installer problem

I just bought BF3 for my PC. I just upgraded it to a gaming PC, using win7. Trying to install the game I keep getting this message and can't go any further: "The game installation directory is ...
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Is there a way to quickly find a server with many players on VOIP?

I recently bought a new pair of PS3 headphones and wanted to test VOIP yesterday, but to my frustration it was almost impossible to find a server with players using it. On some servers there were 1-2 ...
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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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See game progress before joining a game

Is there a way to see how far along (how many tickets left) is before joining the game? Example: I want to play Operation Firestorm, I join a server with said level only to find that one of the ...
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How can I get easy Plane kills in Battlefield 3?

I am now level 10 on battlefield 3, but have yet to get any plane points. I can fly fine, but without the first unlock - Flares. The first time someone locks missiles on to me I'm a deadman flying. ...
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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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BF3: How many points do you need to get a service star in vehicles?

What are the points needed to get a service star in each vehicle? I know it's 100 kills with the infantry weapons but I read that each vehicle has a different amount.
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BF3 Mortar kills

When mortaring, there is always the risk of being mortared back, so it's a good idea to keep mobile i.e. mortar, then move and redeploy. Now, when you move and kill someone with a mortar, it displays ...
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Why doesn't my camouflage save between different servers in Battlefield 3?

Going from server to server is nice to mix up the game play, but it becomes a major hassle when every time I connect, I have to modify some of my player's settings: mainly, my player's camouflage. It ...
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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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Cannot join a squad in SQDM

In a Squad Deathmatch game, (I don't know if this happens on Squad Rush also) when I join I can view the other players on my "squad" team but I am not in the squad, i.e. I cannot spawn on them or view ...
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In BF3, where are the game settings saved?

This also applies to stuff like attachments chosen for each weapon, etc. (It takes a while to set them all, there are so many of them) It seems like the game files are usually saved in an Origin ...
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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 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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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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How can I change the active soldier?

I want to start a new soldier that I use solely as an aircraft soldier, but I can't seem to figure out how to actually create one (like you could in Bad Company 2, for example). Can I even do that in ...
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You have died from… 'Bad Luck'… What actually killed me?

I have died from multiple opponents and near by explosions. Sometimes, these causes cannot be traced by the battlefield 3 system and, therefore, I get prompted 'Bad Luck'. Usually, I am okay with ...
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Can I play the PAL version of Battlefield 3 on a NTSC xbox360?

Can I play Battlefield 3 PAL on NTSC-U XBox 360? Is it region free or locked? Does anyone have a hands-on experience doing this? I tried finding information, but didn't find any so far.
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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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Do I retain my rank and stats across platforms in Battlefield 3?

I have been playing BF3 on my Xbox since it came out, and am now thinking about buying the PC version so I can play it on my laptop when I'm not at home. I am aware that my game stats are kept with ...
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Battlefield 3 spectator mode

Is there any type of spectator/chase mode within Battlefield 3? And if there is, does it take up a slot on the server? If it matters any, I play on the PC.
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Battlefield 3 crashes only when flying

My Battlefield 3 on PC only seems to crash (BF3.exe isnt responding, etc) when I am flying in a Jet during combat. I have no idea why this is.... I currently have 6970 x 2 in Crossfire, stable OS: ...
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Is there any air defense against a SOFLAM + Javelin combo?

I am lover of air combat in BF3, but I seem to get dominated by players/squads/teams with a soflam & Javelin Combo. In my experience, I have not been able to ever shake a javelin in the helo. ...
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Battlefield 3 Kill / Death Ratio Determination ? (K/D)

This may seem like a dumb question, but I am curious how DICE actually determines K/D. Is your overall K/D determined by a absolute TOTAL of the player's kills / deaths? Or is it based off of ...
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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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Adding a server to favorites in BF3

Quick succinct question: Is it possible to add servers that are not "DICE" servers to the favorites menu in Battlefield 3 on Playstation 3. The option always seems to be greyed out when I've viewing ...
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How to kill the enemy soldier in the bathroom in Battlefield 3?

The bigger question is how to actually fight with the hands in Battlefield 3? I am stuck at the part where you have to clear that top floor and you climb the back of the building with another ...
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How can I compare guns in BF3?

My problem is that I keep unlocking new weapons and I really don't understand a great way to compare the guns. I understand that if I start with a new weapon I need to spend a lot of time to unlock ...
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Battlefield 3 elaborate chain of explosions

I found this video on youtube and trying to figure out how is this possible? How would you set up such an elaborate chain of explosions?
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Is it possible to get a marksman award with a shotgun?

I've been trying to get a marksman award with the shotgun just for the pure "wtf" credit. So far I'm using frag rounds with the Saige 12K and a 7X scope. Is it even possible though to get a marksman ...
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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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Extreme headshot ranges in Battlefield 3

I have been looking at these damage charts of the main weapons in Battlefield 3. I am also using this Battlefield 3 stats provider, which is much superior to the built-in one that is provided by DICE. ...
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Battlefield 3 - Upscaling windowed mode

I have a problem with the windowed mode. It will scale to the actual resolution, thus giving me a 20fps or so. I want to have the resolution set in the game (like 1280x800), but upscaled into the ...
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Which camo has an effect on thermal signature?

While playing with vehicles equipped with thermal vision, I've noted that some players are much less visible. I know that Spec Ops camo is supposed to give you that advantage, but are there any other ...
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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?