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 you drop the flag in CTF?

Sometimes you want to drop the flag to transfer possession to another player, and the only way to do this seems to be going out of bounds. Is there an easier way to do this?
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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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In Conquest mode, how fast does a team “bleed” Tickets when they own less than half the bases?

In the description for the Battlefield 3 mode Conquest, it's noted that when either team has less than half of the bases in their possession, they will "bleed", or lose, Tickets over time. How quickly ...
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Battlefield 3 all stats lost

Today I launched Battlelog to set up and play multiplayer, and when going to the load-out screen everything was locked with no progress. When I went back to the main screen, all the stats were reset. ...
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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 a squad leader?

I see things about the squad leader come up during games and I have heard of it before. What changes when you are it?
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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 ...
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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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Can I quick detonate C4 while another weapon is equipped?

When I've placed C4 and have my primary (or other) weapon equipped, is there a way to detonate the C4 without re-equipping the C4 again? In a previous Battlefield, or maybe it was CoD, you could ...
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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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Why does my squad get split up when joining a game?

I thought the whole point of forming a squad before you joined a game was so that you wouldn't get put on a server where your squad got split up. Multiple times on xbox I've formed a squad with 3 or ...
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Are the MVP achievements in Battlefield 3 stacked?

There are 3 MVP achievements in Battlefield 3, They are: Most Valuable Player Finish as MVP in a ranked match 1st Loser Finish as 2nd MVP in a ranked match It's better than ...
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What's the best way to level transport helicopters as a pilot?

I want to level transport helicopters in Battlefield 3. What's the best way to earn points? Do I only get points for kills from my passengers or is there something else I can do?
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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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Can you spot people in BF3 when you are in a vehicle?

Say you are flying a heli, can you use the same spot key/button to spot people on the ground? Do you have to have them in your sights?
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As recon, can I recover my T-UGS sensor?

I think I've read that you can pick up a T-UGS sensor after you've deployed it. And when I stand right next to my deployed T-UGS, I get a "Press [Space] to pick up weapon" message. (Note: I've ...
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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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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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What do the little blue squares on the minimap mean?

On the minimap I occasionally see small blue squares with little lines coming out of the corners. What do they mean? My first guess was that they were nearby explosions, but I think I see them too ...
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Battlefield 3 - Roadkill in a Mobile AA?

So, I was playing a round of Conquest Large on the Russian team, on Caspian Border. I'd jumped into the Russians' mobile anti-aircraft vehicle and begun attacking a hostile attack helicopter. I ended ...
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Where does attack helicopter's rockets land?

Some people say it is the "I" sign, others say it is the "crosshair" and some say it is somewhere in the middle. It would be good to clear this issue up once and for all. Please don't just write "I" ...
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which camo for snowy maps?

On most maps I've been using mostly spec ops black, but it makes no sense at all on snow. As far as I can see, there is no dedicated snow camo. Which would be the best camo for snowy maps?
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Is there a way to gift Battlefield 3?

Is there a way to purchase Battlefield 3 and/or Battlefield 3 Premium online and be able to give that copy to a friend? (buy it online without binding it to your own account) For instance, just get ...
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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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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 automatically join a squad when joining a server

When I played BF3 initially I recall always joining a squad when joining a server. I just got the first patch and I no longer do that. How do I configure Battlefield 3 such that I join a squad ...
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Is there a way to know the health of a vehicle without entering it?

Is there a way to know the health of a vehicle without entering it? I know that if the vehicle is on fire, then its health must be very low. But apart from that? And as an engineer, is there a way to ...
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Disable Mini-Map Rotation in Battlefield 3

Is there a way to disable the mini-map rotation in Battlefield 3? I would rather North on the map was always facing up.
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Battlefield 3 time per class

Although the stats page has a nice little pie chart, is there some way to work out exactly how much time you have played as each class...?
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When using SOFLAM, do lock-ons require less time?

When someone has the target painted using SOFLAM (or possibly CITV station), does locking on with JAV or Guided Missile require less lock-on time?
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How does double XP work?

Some weekends, Battlefield 3 has "double XP". I would expect it to either double your base-XP or your total XP, but that appears to not be the case. For instance, in the last game I played, I got ...
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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 3: Is there any way to set up a key binding so that when entering a vehicle you go directly to the second seat?

This would prevent some awkward moments getting in and out of tanks, like when both driver and gunner get out to repair at the same time. Edit: To clarify: This question is for PC. I already know ...
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Are there servers that have a level limit for players?

I've been looking for noob-friendly servers (since I haven't played a shooter since Q3A) and now and then I find a server that has a description hinting at noob-friendly gameplay but once in it's ...
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How can I spot vehicles when flying a jet?

For some reason I can't seem to be able to spot other vehicles when flying a jet. I've assigned the "spot / communications" key to a joystick button, keep flying directly at vehicles and hit that ...
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Why do I spawn without a gun?

I constantly spawn without a gun in Battlefield 3. I would like to know: Is this is a glitch, or a problem with my PS3 or Internet connection? Is anyone else getting this, and what can be done to fix ...
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What determines whether or not I become the Squad Leader of a given Squad?

Sometimes when playing Battlefield 3 I wish that I could force myself to become the squad leader/start a new squad in a given situation, so that people could spawn on me(as I understand it, you can ...
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Do you keep your rewards and score etc when you are kicked from a server? [duplicate]

I know that in MechWarrior Online if you quit (or crash, whathaveyou) that any scores or accomplishments you have made in the match will be awarded to you at its conclusion (even though you're not in ...
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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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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 much destruction can I cause to a building?

When playing Battlefield 3, I've noticed that unlike many other shooters, I can actually damage buildings and other forms of cover. This is an interesting game mechanic, but I'm curious about its ...
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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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How can I unlock dogtags for Battlefield 3 if I own other games in the series?

The BattleField 3 knowledgebase says: Will veteran ranks and status earned in previous BF games grant bonuses in Battlefield 3? Yes, you will have unlocked a silenced M1911 pistol. Also you will ...
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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.