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 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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Who and what can lay down suppressive fire?

Reading about the classes before the beta started, I had the impression that suppressive fire was a super-power for the Support class. But since I've gotten the bonus when playing at least one other ...
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Does Battlefield 3 support cross-platform multiplayer?

I've found pages and forum posts that come close to answering this question but that don't answer it squarely. Various people... feel it's obvious that BF3 won't support cross-platform multiplayer. ...
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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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I keep having to unlock the same things over and over again for Battlefield 3

I was playing Battlefield 3 and my friend said that he lost his progress and some unlocks when I left the game (he didn't leave early). I laughed at him because at the time, it wasn't happening to ...
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What do I lose when I quit a multiplayer game in BF3?

When I quit a multiplayer game in BF3, the game warns that "All progress will be lost". But I'm wondering if experience and unlocks will also be lost.
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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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Is it possible to re-map or disable the key that brings up the console?

From time to time when switching to primary weapon (1) I accidentally hit `, which in BF3 brings up the console. I don't see possibility to change that binding on the options screen. Is there a way ...
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What is the range of the T-UGS?

It seems like this gadget is able to sense enemy locations periodically even through walls (which makes it much more useful than I originally thought). How far out does it detect? Also, the ...
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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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Does having your knife out make you move faster? If not, what does?

Do you run faster with your knife out? [I have tried to test this, but to no avail.] I am aware you can get a small boost by jumping while running. I am also aware having the sprint perk increases ...
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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 happens when a vehicle is “disabled” in Battlefield 3?

In a tank, it seems to slow down and catch on fire which will slowly "bleed" the tank. Is that all? Does this happen right at 50%? Does repairing above 50% relieve the affects? Are the affects the ...
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Is there a way to gift Battlefield 3?

Is there a way to purchase Battlefield 3 and/or Battlefield 3 Premium online and be able to give that copy to a friend? (buy it online without binding it to your own account) For instance, just get ...
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What does the icon next to your squad leader's name mean?

Most of the times (always?) there is an icon next to the squad leader's name (see picture below). I'm not talking about the class icon which is visible for all squad members, but rather the icon ...
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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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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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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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Why does Punkbuster kick me when I join BF3 servers?

I enjoyed Battlefield 3 on Xbox, so I signed up for EA Origins and bought the PC version. However, every time I try to join an online match, Punkbuster kicks me from the game before the window even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are “Squad Perks?”

The answer to this question stated that there are "squad perks" that affect your entire squad, but left a lot of questions unanswered: What do each of these perks do? (I haven't unlocked all the ...
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Is there any air defense against a SOFLAM + Javelin combo?

I am lover of air combat in BF3, but I seem to get dominated by players/squads/teams with a soflam & Javelin Combo. In my experience, I have not been able to ever shake a javelin in the helo. ...
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Does Battlefield 3 stop you from spot-spamming?

Does the game have a built-in safeguard from spot-spamming (pressing the spot button repeatedly, while aiming in suspicious/distant/smoke-filled locations)?
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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 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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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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What are the mechanics of aircraft flares?

I've often seen jets release their flares in dogfight or against ground threats. How does that happen? Are choppers able to do this, too? Does the aircraft do it automatically like in COD: Black ...
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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 good is the “Support” class in Battlefield 3? How do you play it effectively?

Assault can heal and revive teammates. Recon has a sniper-rifle. Engineer can repair vehicles, and gets a rocket-launcher and proximity mines. But Support, from what little I've played it, seems 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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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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How can I check my ping in Battlefield 3?

How can I check my ping in Battlefield 3 when playing online?
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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 ...