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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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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Is it possible to play multiplayer game modes with bots? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Battlefield 3 have bots/skrimish maps? I know that there are 3rd party software that allows you to add bots to games such as Counter Strike, but I never found such ...
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What would the the most appropriate layout for a sniper in a Close Quarters map?

[Battlefield 3] I'm looking for the best sniper in a close quarters map. Based on stats, it has to be fairly accurate from being fired by the hip(laser sight can be attached) while dealing a decent ...
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BF3 Coop points

What is the quickest way to earn points in BF3 Coop (to unlock new weapons)? Does the difficulty level matter? Number of enemies killed individually or collectively? Moreover, which of the 6 levels ...
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What is the best way to level Co-Op Score in Battlefield 3?

Personally, I am what they call an Achievement-whore or [Formally] a completionist... But Battlefield 3 has taken that to a whole new level. I think Battlefield 3 has about 367 total available dog ...
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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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What is the maximum detection range on the T-UGS in Battlefield 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the range of the T-UGS? Depending on my current sniping location, I usually want to place my T-UGS for max detecting efficiency. Usually on metro I will place ...
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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 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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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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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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BF3 or MoH:W, are they really different?

I'm really confused with EA's strategy to update their current shooting franchise and to release a new game for another. I REALLY enjoyed MoH (especially the single player which remains the best one ...
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Does the SA80 appear in Battlefield 3?

Does the SA80 assault rifle appear in Battlefield 3? If so, what classes can use it, and how do I acquire it?
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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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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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Installing Battlefield 3 Premium where Battlefield 3 “standard” already exists

I want to install BF3 Premium on a PC that already has the standard edition of BF3 installed (via Origin). Will installing the Premium edition be treated as an additional game or will it overwrite ...
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Battlefield 3 last patch: weapons efficiency decreased?

Playing BF3 on XBOX360 after yesterday's patch, I noticed that my efficiency in killing enemies decreased. It is not about aiming, I had a concrete sensation that every weapon is less effective than ...
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MOD 11 Gun doesn't show up

I have various guns for recon. When I go to my soldier it shows up. When I go use recon most of the time it doesn't show up to be able to use along with the other guns. Anyone help? Greatly ...
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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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How Do I Select Canister Rounds in Tanks in Battlefield 3?

I've acquired the canister unlock for the T-90 tanks in Battlefield 3 but have no idea how to switch from the default selected rounds, HE?, to any other options. I thought it might be the V key but ...
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Does the hit location on a tank determine the damage?

Over the last couple of days, I've noticed that sometimes when I'm in a tank at full health that a single hit from an opposing tank will end up disabling my tank (or at least heavily impairing it, if ...
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Do dropped mines in BF3 disappear when you die?

Probably anything you drop might disappear when you die, but I want to confirm.
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What is BF3's capability when dealing with lag?

Because upto 24 players in PS3 (64 players in PC) are scattered around the globe during a match, does BF3 balance gameplay to minimise lag issues by universally setting the ping response time for all ...
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Players outside of playable map in Rush game mode - exploit or legit?

I was playing Rush on Operation Firestorm as the defending team (Russians) and the opposing team was able to sit in the hills to the right of their spawn point and snipe. When I tried to rush that ...
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Is theBattlefield 3 skin for Mass Effect 3 only available on same system?

I have Battlefield 3 for PC and Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 360. I'm signed with the same account on Origin, but I can't get the Battlefield 3 multiplayer skin for Mass Effect 3 (though I have the N7 ...
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How do I benchmark BF3 graphics performance (FPS)?

I want a way to get a consistent average FPS reading in BF3 for benchmarking purposes. How do guys like tomshardware.com get a reliable FPS reading? In the Quake series you could always replay a demo ...
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How do you know if you have been killed by a headshot?

What are the telltale characteristics that you have been pinged in the head? Or indeed, are there any?
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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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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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How can I set a default map size and zoom level in Battlefield 3? (PC)

Is there any way to set a default map size and zoom level so that one does not have to hit M key and N key when respawning or entering / exiting a vehicle?
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Battlefield 3 weapons statistics (damage, etc.)

Is there a definitive list of weapons in Battlefield 3 with the damage they do, accuracy, etc.? In Battlefield Bad Company 2, the game had this information available on each weapon inside the game, ...
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How do I play fullscreen?

When applying the fullscreen setting, the game does not go fullscreen. It will go to the specified resolution, but won't be fullscreen; it'll still be a window. I can change back to windowed mode and ...
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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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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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Is there a way to search by clan tag on Battlelog?

Is there a way on battlelog (or somewhere else) to search players by clan tag? I've looked through battlelog and googled and haven't found anything. We run a clan at work and I'd just like to see who ...
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Video options for battlefield 3 (bad computer)

My computer is pretty old and not so fit for playing bf3 but I wonder wich video options I should use to get it to look as good as possible without being laggy. My specs AMD Phenom X3 2.10 GHz 3 GB ...
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Unable to join Battlefield 3 multiplayer

Whenever i try to join a multiplayer server on BF3 I get this error message from the game manager: Game disconnected: your connection to the server timed out. I've searched online and found out ...
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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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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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What happens if I kill my teammate?

What will happen if I kill one of my teammates in Battlefield 3? I am afraid to play on the Hardcore difficulty because I will lose points if I kill my friend accidentally. Will I lose points? Are ...
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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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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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What is Skill in Battlefield 3?

By looking at my stats on Battlelog, I noticed one labeled "Skill". If I recall, it was also present in Bad Company 2. What is that statistic? How is it calculated? Mine is 367, is that good?
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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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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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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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Using SOFLAM and Javelin by yourself

There's not a lot of organized teamwork on Battlefield 3, so it's hard to have a SOFLAM user assisting the Javelin launcher. Is it possible to spawn as the recon class, set your SOFLAM down, commit ...
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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 ...