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Questions tagged [battlefield-3]

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 Punk buster ban

this is about origin and Battlefield. I got punk buster banned a few years ago on my gaming pc with a different origin account. I recently bought the game again with all the expansion packs and on a ...
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Can I kill someone without shooting him in Battlefield 3?

It has happened to me twice that I kill someone without doing anything to him. I just go running and I pass by him and he dies, but I earn the death score. Why does this happen? Is there any kind of ...
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In Battlefield 3 what can slowly damage my tanks?

Sometimes my tank starts taking damage and I honestly cannot figure out what the heck causes it. Immediately you want to think its a Repair Tool, but it's not, because I literally get out of my tank ...
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How can I quickly rank up in Battlefield 3?

What is the best method for ranking up in Battlefield 3? I have been told 2 different methods so far: Play as recon on team deathmatch, then use gadgets to spot team mates Play as assault on Metro ...
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What multiplayer modes are available in the DLC and what do they do?

I want to know if it is worth buying the Battlefield 3 DLCs. What DLCs are available? What modes do they add? Do the DLCs add any new single player campaigns?
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Why doesn't Origin detect all backed up files?

I downloaded Battlefield 3 with all the expansions to my laptop from a friend's house (he has internet speeds of 300mb). When I got home I wanted to copy the files to my desktop PC, and just replace ...
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Are any game modes locked behind DLC?

Is there any DLC requirement to playing any of the game modes? For example, do I need any specific DLC to play the Scavenger game mode? Does the base game allow me to play ANY game mode? I'm not ...
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When renting a server can I set the minimum players to 4 for all game modes?

When playing on the Xbox 360, I noticed that most of the online game modes have no active servers. I have tried joining specific game modes with friends but we have found that the servers don't start ...
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I have Battlefield 3 Limited Edition but it says that I have to buy Back to Karkand? [closed]

I have Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, and I want to play on the Back to Karkand maps, but it does not let me. It says that I have to buy Back to Karkand, while the Limited Edition contains the DLC, ...
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How can I play Battlefield 3 in Freeplay mode, like in BF1942?

I want to play Battlefield 3 in Freeplay mode, like in BF1942, but I was unable to find a way to do it. How can I play Battlefield 3 in Freeplay mode?
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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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Battlefield 3 Premium Edition says my code was used

I bought battle field 3 premium about 2-3 years ago. I typed in the code and it says it was already used and I never used it, nor did I buy a used code. Any help on how to fix this?
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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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Will my computer run games like Skyrim and BF3 on medium? [closed]

I have an Intel i3 Dual Core, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 650 graphics card. I have been recently interested in PC Gaming so I was wondering what games my PC could handle at med/high graphics with at least ...
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Battlefield 3 all stats lost

Today I launched Battlelog to set up and play multiplayer, and when going to the load-out screen everything was locked with no progress. When I went back to the main screen, all the stats were reset. ...
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Can I use my Xbox 360 Battlefield 3 Premium account on the PC version?

I purchased Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for the Xbox 360 and have a high level with a ton of stuff unlocked already. I was wondering if it's possible to continue to play with that Premium account on ...
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What is the difference between a designated assist and a kill assist with the laser designator?

Is the designated assist like just one javelin rocket going to a tank with full health or does it need to be completely destroyed? Is the kill assist one rocket or does it need to be completely ...
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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 to have minimap for mobile artillery like on the PC?

Do they press M for it, or is it automatic? If it's automatic then how do you do it on consoles?
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Can't buy Battlefield 3 Premium Edition via Origin (Promo code error)

I'm having trouble. I tried buying Battlefield 3 Premium Edition on Origin (On PC) and it didn't work. It says: This promo code does not apply to the items in your cart. More info. I don't have any ...
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How do I contact EA about my battlelog problem?

I have had this problem for a long time now. I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (game with premium code), and it doesn't say I'm premium on battlelog so I cant use the exclusive content. In game ...
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Will Battlefield 3 shortcuts level you up?

If you buy it when you start, will you go from Level 1 to a high(er) level? I don't want to buy it, but I just wanna know.
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Can I get a veteran battlepack in bf4 when I played bf3 on xbox 360 and bf4 on pc?

I haven't gotten a veteran battlepack yet, is it just an error or did I have to play bf4 on xbox 360 or bf3 on pc?
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Can guided shell from a tank still lock on to aircrafts?

Can the tanks guided shell still lock on to helicopters when someone puts up a soflam? I thought it was possible before the big patch they once did but i havn't been able to find someone who wants to ...
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How much difference does the autoloader make on a tank?

I'm just wondering if it really make a difference in a tank to tank encounter. Its usually which ever tank can get the first shot will prevail unless the other tank can drive, shoot and dodge some ...
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Battlefield 3 Premium Edition doesnt say I'm premium on Battlelog?

I bought Battlefield 3 Premium Edition about a year ago, and it hasn't said that I'm premium on Battlelog. It doesn't say I have all the content like the ACB-90 knife. When I try to get to use the ...
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Rapid Sight Acquisition

In Battlefield 4, the description of TRI BEAM LASER is as follows: Triple Beam laser sight that provides the normal benefits of a laser sight, but with three individual dots for rapid sight ...
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Do you keep your rewards and score etc when you are kicked from a server? [duplicate]

I know that in MechWarrior Online if you quit (or crash, whathaveyou) that any scores or accomplishments you have made in the match will be awarded to you at its conclusion (even though you're not in ...
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Punkbuster keeps kicking me for weird reasons. 'Invalid Memory Image'; how to resolve?

So on top of getting kicked from Battlefield 3 games because of a 'lost connection to EA online' error I just recently got this gem; Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: ...
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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 do I enable surround sound (5.1/7.1)?

I have a logitech g930 (7.1) headset and I would like to know how I can make use of the surround sound in BF3 (5.1/7.1). Which setting should I change in order to make it use the surround system and ...
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Is it possible to launch Battlefield 3 or 4 campaign without Battlelog

I was wondering whether it is possible to launch the singleplayer campaign for either BF3 or BF4 without the use of the browser. This is useful when: You don't have an internet connection at that ...
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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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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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Battlefield framerate: is my CPU or GPU the bottleneck?

I have a similar problem with Battlefield 3. In BF3, no matter what I do, the framerate will be in the 15-40fps range. 60fps only if I look into the sky. If I have everything at low and at 640x480, I ...
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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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Poor Battlefield 3 performance

I have an i5 3.4ghz dual core CPU, a Geforce 650 GTX 1gb, and 4gb of ram, Windows Vista, and I am running on a solid state drive. On multiplayer I am running the game on med/low at 720p with no AA ...
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Why don't I get XP in some matches in BF3?

Sometimes when a match ends I get no XP at all. Why does that happen? And how can I make sure that the match I'm in will get me XP? I'm playing on a PC if that matters.
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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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BF3 constantly crashes

I bought the game a few days ago, and since then the game crashes a lot when trying to launch. It doesn't give me any message, just "stop working". When i'm already in a game 1 out of 10 tries it'll ...
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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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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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Copying Battlefield 3 files to new machine

Im upgrading my Processor from Intel Q9550 to AMD FX 8350, so its surly going have to format my C drive, and re-installing Windows 7 again. While my Battlefield 3 setup (origin) is on D drive. Will ...
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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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Why are shotguns banned in a lot of Xbox servers? [closed]

I have been on a lot of servers recently as I am a new player and I have noticed on most servers there is a shotgun ban. Is there any particular reason[s] a lot of players tend to ban the use of ...
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Unable to play Multiplayer in Battlefield 3 (missing dlcs) PS3

I recently purchased Battlefield 3 for PS3, and I tried playing multiplayer yesterday. I entered the online pass, but when I try to find a server, every server visible to me has an alert symbol with ...
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Where does attack helicopter's rockets land?

Some people say it is the "I" sign, others say it is the "crosshair" and some say it is somewhere in the middle. It would be good to clear this issue up once and for all. Please don't just write "I" ...
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What XP do you lose when you exit a game mid play? [duplicate]

I was wondering what you lose of the XP and progress you have made from the round you disconnect from.
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Giving the “attack/defend the flag” command

In conquest mode, normally when you are not at the flag cap area, you can give flag attack commands. But when you are inside that area, it doesn't work anymore. Is there a way to give a flag attack ...
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Highlighted Vehicle Icons

Why are Tank Destroyer and Mobile AA icons highlighted as can be seen on the screenshot?