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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Is it possible to play the Back to Karkand maps in regular Conquest mode?

Whenever I try to play Conquest (either via quick match or the server browser) on the Back to Karkand maps, I always end up playing Conquest Assault. Is there a way to play regular Conquest on these ...
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What are the default key bindings for Jet/Chopper for the XBox 360 controller

I recently started using an XBox 360 controller to fly jets, which has me crashing much much less. I can even start to get kills with the guns! Yay! But I was wondering if there was somewhere I ...
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The Mechanics behind SOFLAM

How exactly does the SOFLAM work? Do you always need to be manning it in order to lock on to enemy vehicles?
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What's the weapon in the co-op missions Drop 'em like liquid and Exfiltration?

What's the weapon in the co-op missions "Drop 'em like liquid" and "Exfiltration" of Battlefield 3? Can it be unlocked and used in multiplayer mode? As far as I can recall, it's a powerful automatic ...
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Avoiding spawn kills in team deathmatch?

Pretty much a yes/no question. Is there a way to keep from getting killed the instant you spawn in the game. No so much the problem with rush or conquest, just the darn, pesky death match games. ...
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How is award score calculated in Battlefield 3?

I've done a little bit of searching but haven't found much beyond some speculation. Does anyone know how the award score is calculated? I've been MVP a number of times but I don't think I've ever been ...
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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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Is there a way to determine weapon strength

In the description of the weapons I see range, speed and fire rates. However there has to be a difference in power.
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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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What does the star with a # in your kits mean

What does the dogtag shape (with a star and number in it) inbetween the kit emblem and name under main/my soldier/customize Ex. +(* #)assault and dogtag shape (with a star and number in it) under ...
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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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What are the differences in gameplay between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3? [closed]

I'm not asking for an opinion of which is better, but rather, what are the ACTUAL differences between the two games gameplay? they are very similar, how do they differ? Does one have killstreaks and ...
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Battlefield 3 Obscure Dogtags

How do you go about unlocking some of the seemingly more obscure dogtags in BF3? Specifically: Dog Tag Name - Description 6 Wolf Moon - No one likes a lone wolf Bye Kitty - Scratched during the long ...
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Does “time played” include the time when I was browsing in-game menus?

Well, there is actually nothing else to say. I like to wait for a good moment to spawn on my squad-mate and sometimes I can watch the 3rd person camera for like 3-5 minutes. Is this time affecting my ...
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Trouble connecting to Battlefield 3 servers

I'm hoping someone can help diagnose what my problem is trying to connect to servers playing Battlefield 3. For some reason, for example, I can only connect to about 2 out of 10 servers. I have a ...
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When is the bipod used and can this be controlled?

Sometimes, either prone or crouched, my player will fold down the bipod, forcing the gun to move slightly and blinding my scope with leaves in the process. I've unlocked the bipod on a number of ...
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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 are the Dinosaurs for on Wake Island?

There are 5 or 6 dinosaurs 'lost' on Wake Island in the latest Battlefield 3 DLC. What are they there for, or what do they trigger once you find them?
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How do I become a better pilot?

I am a beginner Battlefield 3 player and I am having a lot of trouble flying aircraft. What are some of the things I need to look out for as a pilot? What are some common strategies to use?
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How do I “free look” in jets and helicopters?

I saw a video on Youtube (not sure if it's OK to link it since it has NSFW language) of a player who was able to look around while in a jet using cockpit view. What key/button do you use to do this? ...
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Does target designation override what targets are normally valid for a missile/rocket?

If I'm flying a helicopter, there is an unlock that allows me to Laser-Designate ("Paint a Target") to be fired on by guided missiles. I am able to paint many targets, such as enemy armor, enemy ...
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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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Which maps are different in the console version of the game?

I'm primarily a console gamer, so I don't tend to follow the PC versions of games I plan to play on consoles. I know that there is a much lower limit to the number of players that can be in the same ...
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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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In BF3, how does Reactive Armor work?

Battlelog says that the panels protect you from damage but are destroyed in the process. Specifically, what do the Reactive Armor vehicle unlocks do? How many panels are there? What constitutes ...
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In BF3, can you steal a vehicle that has enemy players in it?

A friend told me that he saw a video of someone piloting an enemy transport chopper full of enemies (The enemy pilot had bailed out or something). He then proceeded to crash the chopper, getting kill ...
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Is there any way to see kill/death ratio per weapon, map, or kit?

Subject says it all. I really wish I had those more finely grained statistics but since it's not on the battle log site, I'm guessing it's simply not available (unless I've missed it somewhere).
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Operation and Control of EOD Bot

Are there any other controls for the EOD bot, other than the forward/left/right/back for movement and left mouse button for using the torch? It seems like there might be a way to raise or lower the ...
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Are you awarded points for reparing vehicles?

I repaired a couple of vehicles the other day (I typically equip mines) and didn't get any points for it. I have no repairs listed on my BattleLog either, but I recall the vehicle being fixed.
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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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Battlefield 3 graphic problem with GTX 560ti

I'm using GTX 560ti, my resolution is 1920x1080 and graphic is Ultra with no MSAA. Dose anyone know how to fix?
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How can the F-35 be used in Battlefield 3?

Apart from the obvious “giving the SU-35s a bunch of kills”, how can the F-35s be used effectively? They turn too slowly to reliably engage the SU-35s, and when they are hovering they aren't ...
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Where can I find an overhead view of the Battlefield Back to Karkand maps?

Can anyone find an overhead view of B2K maps?
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How do I obtain the Battlefield 3 special operations camouflage?

I want to know how I'm able to gain access to the black special operations camouflage/fatigue. Is it through levelling up?
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Is this trophy synchronization normal?

In my PS3 whenever I starts BF3 (Battlefield 3) the trophies get synchronized. I don't know if this is an issue or it's just normal, I'm asking this because this never happened with any other game ...
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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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What is veteran status, and how do you get it?

I noticed that in my battlelog (listed below my platoons) I have a veteran status for BF3 and BattleField Play 4 Free. What BF games qualify for veteran status? How do I set up these games so the ...
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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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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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How do I kill someone with the repair tool?

I got the Back to Karkland map pack, and it added new "Assignments," which are like little quests you can do to unlock guns. For the engineer assignment, one of the tasks is to kill someone with the ...
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Can exploding ammo crates cause damage?

It was suggested to me by a friend that I shouldn't put an ammo crate down next to my mortar as it would cause damage if it was destroyed by enemy fire. Personally, I doubt that destroying one of ...
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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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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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Why are there extended range scopes for shotguns?

I've recently been tooling around with the shotguns. I was kind of surprised to see that there are some long range scopes available. Especially for a weapon with such a limited range. Does anyone ...
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Can I kill people with a defibrillator?

Is it possible to kill people with the defibrillator in Battlefield 3? In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, it was an instant kill (I think).
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How to quit Battlefield 3 without getting any “Quit” stats? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to exit a Battlefield 3 server after a match has finished? As answered in this question: How to exit a Battlefield 3 server after a match has finished?, the only ...
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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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Does choosing “suicide” from the pause menu make your team lose a ticket?

I've been wondering if I can choose to suicide from the game menu without hurting my team, but too nervous to try it. Occasionally I'll find myself super far from the action, or regret that I picked ...
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Is it possible to destroy AT mines with small arms fire?

In BC2 it was possible to destroy AT mines with rifle fire. I've tried few times in BF3 and it just doesn't seem to work. Is it possible at all? So far I've been only successful at destroying mines ...
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Which suppressed/silenced weapons don't make you appear on minimap?

In BF3 each time you shoot, you automatically appear on enemy's minimap. However with silenced weapons (eg. pistols) you don't. Things are less clear how it works with other suppressed (SMGs, ...