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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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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I can't spawn on my own beacon more than once

After setting a beacon, dying, and spawning on my own beacon as a non-recon, I can't spawn on my beacon any more after that. Why not?
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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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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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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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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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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 :). ...
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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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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 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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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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Where do I go to change the Battlelog email so it is linked to the PS3/Origin account?

I have signed up for an EA Origin account but can't get into the BF3 Battle Log on the PS3. I noticed that the Battle log shows another email linked to it and I can't figure out how to change it. I ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to create your own server on the Xbox 360?

Is it possible to create your own server on the Xbox 360?
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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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When is buckshot preferable to slugs with shotguns in Battlefield 3?

In what situations is it better to use buckshot than slugs with shotguns in Battlefield 3? In close quarters battles, 6/11 pellets need to hit for a 1 hit kill… and that falls off quickly, to the ...
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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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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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Battlelog shows I am not Premium even though I've purchased Premium Edition [duplicate]

I dont get any of the bonus stuff on battlelog. For example, it says I got 200 something kills with the regular knife but most of them were on the ACB 90 knife. I bought this premium edition the one ...
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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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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 ...