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 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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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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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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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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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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In Battlefield 3, is there a console command to disable chat?

Even in 1080p, the chat box is rather annoyingly sized on a 22in monitor. Does anyone know if there is a console command to disable it?
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Can I use an American key from Amazon in my Origin client which is identified as British?

I live in Israel, when buying a game from Steam I pay in USD and pay the American price. I want to buy Battlefield 3 but Origin identifies me as British and asks me to pay the more expensive British ...
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Battlefield 3 Server list shows no pings

The Battlelog Server Browser shows no ping values for servers. http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/servers/ I Google'd the problem - there are quite a number of reports on the issue, but none of the ...
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How to find Service Stars on non-gun or class weapons/objects?

As the title says. Is there a way for me to find out what Service Stars I have for things like grenade and knife?
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Is there an UI Indicator for the Flashlight/Laser?

When you have the flashlight or the laser pointer, is there any UI Indicator for whether it is enabled or not? While it is very obvious with the Flashlight, it would be useful for the Laser.
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Is the M1911 still a bonus gun after signing up for EA Origin account?

I noticed after signing up for my BF3 Origin acct. it was stated i would receive the M1911 .45 cal sidearm. Where do I find this? Or is this bonus expired? Thanks John
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Battlefield Premium: Gifting Back To Karkand to someone else

Having failed to find any means of contact someone relevant at EA.... I'm interested in getting Battlefield Premium, but I already have the base game which included the Back To Karkand DLC (limited ...
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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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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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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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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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Battlefield 3 - Havoc vs. Viper

As a passionate Helicopter Pilot in BF3 with over 30 hours, I feel that the US Attack Helicopter (Viper), is way more mobile and maneuverable than the RU Helicopter (Havoc). How does the Havoc ...
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Does the eod bot count as an enemy vehicle for the “It goes Boom” assignment?

In Battle Field 3 the "It goes boom" assignment says that I need to destroy an enemy vehicle with the repair torch. I was wondering if destroying an enemy EOD bot with the repair torch counts ...
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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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Can I change the mouse sensitivity for the X and Y axes individually?

When flying the jet I have a hard time pitching up or down because of how slowly the jet reacts to movement along the Y axis. I also have a hard time rolling left or right because of how quickly the ...
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How to freelook in cars on BF3, using XBOX 360?

I'm not so sure of this since I play the game every 2 weeks or so, but I think there was a free look option on the jeep and other small cars, and I'm also not sure of this but there was also handbrake ...
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Unable to play Battlefield 3 because of an update but game is completely up to date

I'm trying to play BF3 but it won't let me. Whenever I click play it says to update the game, but when I click on update it just brings me back to my Origin application with all my installed games. ...
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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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Getting Battlefield raw weapon data

I know you can get weapon data from symthic.com. However, i am wanting to get RAW weapon data from the game files. Symthic, claims they are getting their data from the game files. I was wondering if ...
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How can I get on the tunnel roof by MCOM A on Grand Bazaar Rush?

I've recently played a number of games of Rush on Grand Bazaar and when attacking I manage to run along the left tunnel, go to arm the MCOM and then get mowed down by people camping above the tunnel ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is “lag compensation” affecting my performance?

The are lot of complains about lag compensation in other games. I'm playing BF3 on servers having ping of 10-20ms, and I have seen somewhat similar effects (like for example sometimes I see the ...
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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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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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Are there any recycled maps from old games in either CoD: Ghosts or Battlefield 4's Season Passes? [closed]

Just want to ask about Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 season passes. I had some bad experiences with CoD: Black Ops 2 Season Pass because of the recycled maps from old games, and I want to ...
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How to check fire mode in hardcore?

Obviously in hardcore mode there is no HUD, so I cannot check fire mode there. But are there any visual indicators on the weapons themselves which would hint that?
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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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Why is Damavand Peak never a playable map on Conquest xbox360?

I don't know if the other platforms or games have this problem, but Damavand Peak is never a map when I play Conquest on the xbox 360. My Primus playing guide shows it has a Conquest map, so what's ...
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What are the differences between the Battlefield series and the Bad Company series?

I entered the Battlefield universe with Battlefield 3, but since then I read and heard that Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 were largely similar to the Bad Company series, specifically that DICE ...
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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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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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How can I find a list of all the commands for Dev Console?

In the Dev Console of Battlefield 3, is there an official list of all the commands/cheats that can be achieved through the in-game developer console in the PC Version? So far i've seen only ...
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Which weapons have extended magazines available for unlock?

For example most of the LMG's do. Some SMG's do. Has anybody compiled a list?
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Can't play Battlefield 3 due to PunkBuster error since update to Windows 8.1

I just updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and now I can't play Battlefield 3. When I attempt to play in a multiplayer server, I get kicked immediately, the game quits and I get the following error ...
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How are the winners of ties determined in Capture the Flag?

In Battlefield 3's Capture the Flag game mode, ties happen quite a lot, with neither team reaching the requisite 3 captures and ending up with the same amount as the other team (Sometimes 0-0). But ...
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Have map rotate to be the direction you are looking

In Battlefield 3 is there a way to have the map shown in the hub always point the direct you are facing? So as you turn so does the map. EDIT: I'm referring to when the map is enlarged by pressing ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...