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 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 ...
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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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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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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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How do defib revives affect the kill/death count in a Battlefield 3 match?

When an Assault-kit player revives a teammate with the defibrillator, does that subtract the last kill credited for the enemy team in the match? Does that also subtract the last kill credited for the ...
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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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How to test weapons in Battlefield 3 without affecting accuracy score?

Do you know of any time when the game is [not] counting the bullets you fire or registering any hits or misses? Would the time when there is this "Waiting for players" message be suitable? The reason ...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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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 specialization to carry more grenades for the M320?

Is there a way to carry more grenades for the M320? I have the AMMO and EXP specializations but I haven't noticed them increasing my carry capacity for grenades.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Do mortar strikes cause friendly fire?

In Battlefield 3, (non-hardcore) I know that grenades can damage both enemies and teammates. Does this also apply to mortar fire? Am I hurting my own team with splash damage?
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What do !punish and !forgive commands do on some hardcore Battlefield 3 servers?

Playing on some Hardcore Battlefield 3 servers, if I get teamkilled by someone, I get a prompt to type either !punish or !forgive. What do these commands do to that teammate? I tried asking a few ...
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Battlefield 3 Origin Install issues - error 262145:5

I recently picked up Battlefield 3 in a physical copy but have had issues with installing it. Install steps so far: Inserted disk 1, created an Origin account, and installed Origin. No issues. ...
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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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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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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 :). ...