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 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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Are all projectiles affected by gravity in BF3?

So, as the games documentation cleary states that, everything is affected by gravity. Well, I was in the Apache the other day and landed on one of the buildings at a flag post and seated the gunner ...
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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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How do vehicles become disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens when a vehicle is “disabled” in Battlefield 3? I noticed sometimes that when I hit a vehicle it becomes disabled. I'm not sure if it has ...
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How can I get easy Plane kills in Battlefield 3?

I am now level 10 on battlefield 3, but have yet to get any plane points. I can fly fine, but without the first unlock - Flares. The first time someone locks missiles on to me I'm a deadman flying. ...
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In determining accuracy statistics, is each round of on-target suppressive fire considered a missed shot?

I've been considering putting some time into the Support class, but while looking through my stats thus far, a question immediately came to mind... I can't seem to figure out how accuracy statistics ...
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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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BF3 Mortar kills

When mortaring, there is always the risk of being mortared back, so it's a good idea to keep mobile i.e. mortar, then move and redeploy. Now, when you move and kill someone with a mortar, it displays ...
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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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How do you get your parachute to deploy in BF3 on xbox360?

I jumped out of a chopper and went splat because I didn't know what to do.
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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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How can I use underslung attachments in Battlefield 3?

I have unlocked the Grenade Launcher attachment a while ago, and my m16a4 constantly has the underslung rail attached to it, but I can't seem to figure out how to actually use the grenade launcher. I ...
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Cannot join a squad in SQDM

In a Squad Deathmatch game, (I don't know if this happens on Squad Rush also) when I join I can view the other players on my "squad" team but I am not in the squad, i.e. I cannot spawn on them or view ...
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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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In BF3, where are the game settings saved?

This also applies to stuff like attachments chosen for each weapon, etc. (It takes a while to set them all, there are so many of them) It seems like the game files are usually saved in an Origin ...
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What is the best strategy to take out a tank or armored vehicle if you've snuck up next to it?

I keep seeing tanks and being able to walk right up to them seems like a huge advantage when the gunner is looking somewhere else... but I'm not sure if there's an unlock that I still need to get that ...
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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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Does the time played stack in a class when in a vehicle in battlefield 3?

There are many awards that players can strive for in Battlefield 3. A few medals are for a decent amount of time played in a vehicle, emplaced weapon, and class. If I were to play with the Assault ...
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How can I change the active soldier?

I want to start a new soldier that I use solely as an aircraft soldier, but I can't seem to figure out how to actually create one (like you could in Bad Company 2, for example). Can I even do that in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Adding a server to favorites in BF3

Quick succinct question: Is it possible to add servers that are not "DICE" servers to the favorites menu in Battlefield 3 on Playstation 3. The option always seems to be greyed out when I've viewing ...
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How to kill the enemy soldier in the bathroom in Battlefield 3?

The bigger question is how to actually fight with the hands in Battlefield 3? I am stuck at the part where you have to clear that top floor and you climb the back of the building with another ...
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How can I compare guns in BF3?

My problem is that I keep unlocking new weapons and I really don't understand a great way to compare the guns. I understand that if I start with a new weapon I need to spend a lot of time to unlock ...
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What are Advanced Dog Tags

In Battlelog, the list of dog tags is split up into "Basic Dog Tags" and "Advanced Dog Tags". So far (Rank 13) all dog tags I have unlocked were "Basic Dog Tags". I started out with the BF:BC2, the ...
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Battlefield 3 keeps crashing

At random points, while playing (never while changing levels), Battlefield 3 will freeze and crash, and it happens every time I play, sometimes 2-3 times a night (so, within 2-3 hours of gameplay). ...
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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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Battlefield 3 - Upscaling windowed mode

I have a problem with the windowed mode. It will scale to the actual resolution, thus giving me a 20fps or so. I want to have the resolution set in the game (like 1280x800), but upscaled into the ...
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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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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 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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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 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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How do I maneuver the jet?

I sometimes get to fly the jet on BF3 near the end of the round, and I almost always fly it out of range of the battlefield and die. How do I turn the bird? It seems to have a mind of its own. I ...
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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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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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What is the significance of the star next to your name in the squad list?

What is the significance of the star next your name on the squad list in Battlefield 3?
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I see bad guys on Battlefield 3 multiplayer map?

I started playing the beta for Battlefield 3 and was expecting the gameplay to be like Call of Duty, but it is markedly different. I felt like I needed to creep around a lot more and it wasn't ...
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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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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?