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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Battlefield 3 time per class

Although the stats page has a nice little pie chart, is there some way to work out exactly how much time you have played as each class...?
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How does the MAV work in Battlefield 3?

When using the MAV in Battlefield 3, I can spot enemies using the select key to mark them, but I dont get any points. Am I using it wrong?
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What conditions must be met to trigger the knife animation?

I have been having a lot of trouble getting the knife to successfully trigger the animation in multiplayer, instead it just stabs in the direction of the person (doing 33% damage every time, it ...
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When exactly can I revive people in BF3?

When I take the Assault class, I'd like to work as a diligent reviver. But in many cases (about 60% subjectively), although I can see the heartbeat symbol over the lying team mate, I cannot revive ...
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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 can I get Battlefield 3 to play nice as a Steam shortcut?

I put the shortcut to BF3 into Steam. I load it, and Steam immediately places me from 'In non-Steam game' to 'Online' as the battlelog page loads. I think it's to do with that weird online server ...
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Does Battlefield 3 have bots/skrimish maps?

I just loved to play Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam with bots offline where I could choose map, positions etc., does Battlefield 3 also support playing maps with bots (not other players)?
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How to defeat the Bank ambush in Battlefield 3

Mission Guilllotine Secure the bank Enter the bank undetected How do you defeat the scenario where you are ambushed after sneaking into the bank? The knife is facing into the bad guy, and ...
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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 can I change the font in Battlefield 3?

Ever since I have gotten into DICE games I have notice I can barely read out the names of the guns or just about anything in multiplayer. Is there any way to change the font on the xbox 360 verson of ...
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No vehicles in Team Death Match?

Are the vehicles just available in certain game types then? I've never played BF before and it's keeping me busy until 11/8. I only like TDM as I'm not much for objective capturing and I have yet to ...
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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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Joystick in Battlefield 3

I wanted to use joystick (Saitek Cyborg-X) in Battlefield 3, but it's not working at all. The game doesn't detect it at all. Is there any way to get it working? Flying jets with mouse isn't fun.
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What determines Suppression? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who and what can lay down suppressive fire? As per the title, what determines what is Suppressing fire? And how is it different from being a rubbish aim?
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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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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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How to move Battlefield 3 game data folder?

Battlefield 3 created its game data folder for settings and screenshots at the top level of my documents folder: \My Documents\Battlefield 3. Most games get this right, saving their data in the ...
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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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How do you change the zoom level of the HUD map in BF3 on xbox360?

I can see the HUD change when a mortar is deployed in this video. Is there a way to change the HUD zoom during the game?
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What's the point of being squad leader?

Sometimes I'll notice in a game that I'm the squad leader. What advantages do I get from being squad leader though? I've never seen a way to mark objectives or anything like that
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What's the best way to take out enemy jets using the default jet equipment?

I find jet warfare hard in BF3. I have not unlocked any abilities with the jet and would like to know what's the best way to spot and kill enemy jets with the standard gun. I find it hard to spot ...
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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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How do I climb onto the top of the train?

On the first mission, just after the bad guy plants explosives on the door and decouples the other half of the train, you are left hanging on to rungs at the side of the train by just your fingertips. ...
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What is “Below Radar” and how does it work?

There is a jet (and helicopter) upgrade called "Below Radar" that states: When flying at low altitudes your heat signature is decreased, hiding you from enemy radar and preventing enemy air-to-air ...
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What are “additional points” awarded for?

In Battlefield 3, sometimes at the end of a round, after my awards come in, I'll get one last bit of exp that's just called "additional points". It never counts towards any kit or weapon, just my ...
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Can I practice the flight controls outside of an online multiplayer match?

Is there some way I can get practice with flying the helicopters and jets outside of a multiplayer match?
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Do tank bullets inflict damage on other tanks and jets in Battlefield 3?

When I'm in a tank and manning the gun on top, I'm often confused as to what I should be doing when an enemy jet or tank starts getting to close to my position. I often open fire on them and try to ...
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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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Can you spot people in BF3 when you are in a vehicle?

Say you are flying a heli, can you use the same spot key/button to spot people on the ground? Do you have to have them in your sights?
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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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How to skip intro video?

The age old question of how do i get right to the action ... NOW. ;) How do I skip the intro videos? So far I have been training in the Campaign mode. So I am not sure if online or co-op players ...
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Combat Efficiency Ribbon Streak Bonus

What constitutes a Streak Bonus? This is in relation to obtaining the Combat Efficiency Ribbon, which states that you have to obtain 3 Streak Bonuses in a round.
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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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Does repairing a helicopter inflight gain you points?

In a game this morning on Caspian Border I was an engineer passenger in a helicopter. I spent 5+ minutes going round in the back constantly using the repair tool to bring the health back up to 100%. ...
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Battlefield 3 PC boxed, DRM constraints and Origin?

Is the boxed version of Battlefield 3 free from other clients, "services", and DRM? For instance, the intrusive "always online" DRM, "3-install" limits, Origin, and so on.
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As recon, can I recover my T-UGS sensor?

I think I've read that you can pick up a T-UGS sensor after you've deployed it. And when I stand right next to my deployed T-UGS, I get a "Press [Space] to pick up weapon" message. (Note: I've ...
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Battlefield 3 negative skill level?

Does anyone know why, even after finishing a multiplayer round and earning the MVP2 ribbon, I get a negative skill level? These are the stats from this round that i pulled from Battlelog. Skill level ...
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What is the best game type to level up in?

I'm not sure how I feel about the campfest that is BF3 just yet. I'm giving it an honest go, but I want to get some more weapons. What is the best game type to level up in or are they all mostly the ...
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Do the attack helicopter's heat-seeking missiles lock on to ground targets?

I have had success using the attack helicopter's heat-seeking missiles to take down jets and other helicopters, but I haven't been able to lock on to ground vehicles with them yet. Have I been doing ...
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Is there any way to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer from more than one xbox 360 it's installed on?

Is there anyway to play battlefield 3 from various xbox systems just by recovering your gamertag? I hope so... Currently I am trying to play battlefield 3 on xbox 360 at work. We have in office ...
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Battlefield 3 problem connecting to same server on LAN

In Battlefield 3, I'm able to connect to a server with a first computer, but the second computer in the LAN will always keep on the "connecting..." phase. I think that happens because I was using the ...
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Manning the LMG in Operation Swordbreaker

In Battlefield 3, during Operation Swordbreaker, there is a point where you are told to "Get up on the wall and man the LMG". I can get up there and man it and then prone, but I keep getting killed ...
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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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How to exit a Battlefield 3 server after a match has finished?

Is there a way to exit a multiplayer game of BF3 on the PS3 while waiting for the next match to start? I've tried the Start and Circle buttons but neither does anything. I know you can exit with the ...
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What are the optimal video settings for spotting infantry?

I'm finding it difficult to spot enemy soldiers (dang camo!) and I wondered if there are certain video settings that can improve how soldiers show up. Here are my current settings (not limited by ...
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Unlocking smoke grenades in Battlefield 3?

How do you unlock smoke grenades in Battlefield 3? You earn the M320 grenade launcher early on in the progression for the Assault class, and the M320 says in its battlelog page that it can use ...
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Is Battlefield 3 available as a digital purchase for PC?

Is Battlefield 3 available as a digital purchase for PC? Where can I purchase it online?
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Is there any way to take out helicopters and tanks while on foot using the Assault class?

Whenever a tank or a helicopter comes blazing by in Battlefield 3 and I'm on foot using the Assault class, I find myself completely overwhelmed. The moment I step out of cover I'm destroyed by their ...
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ...
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Is there a beginner's guide to Battlefield 3 multiplayer?

Is there a guide that explains the different types of multiplayer matches that I can take part in? Also, is there a list of the different unlocks that I can get for the various classes that I play on ...