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(This assumes you have installed Punkbuster, and added Battlefield 3 to its games list.) Download PBSVC and run it. If it claims everything is okay ( = green), try running BF3 again. If BF3 still fails to communicate with "Punkbuster Service A", then, run PBSetup.exe and check whether you have the right path to your BF3. PBSetup creates a subfolder for ...


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In Real Life... Sight acquisition means transitioning your focus from the target to the sight of your weapon in order to shoot. A scoped weapon puts the target and the crosshairs in the same vertical plane. There's no choice of what to focus on. An iron sighted weapon, however, has three distinct vertical planes - the rear sight, the front sight, and the ...


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Bring down the console with the ~ (tilde) key and type render.perfoverlayvisible 1 Leave that up while playing. What you're looking for here is spikes that show you what the bottleneck is: CPU (yellow) or GPU (green).


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PDW Though outclassed in most areas by other weapons, PDWs have the lowest hipfire spread (only rivaled by bullpup carbines equipped with laser sight), generally reload faster than other weapons, and allow the player to move at full speed (unless aiming down sight with mid-range scopes). The majority of the PDW's (UMP-45, PDW-R and AS Val being exceptions) ...


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I'll post my comment as an answer, just in case. If you set Origin to "Offline" and click on the Battlefield 3/4 icon the game should just launch and give you the option of campaign missions. I found this out by mistake once when my Origin was offline and it lauched straight into the campaign. I was mightily confused until I realised it was offline.


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Try updating your punkbuster specifically for BF3. Follow the steps outlined here: http://evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php


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There are a couple of things that differentiate a Squad Leader from a regular Squad Member. Here are the differences: A Squad Leader is identified by a star marker next to his/her name. A Squad Leader has the ability to make a squad private or public to others. Squad Leaders are awarded points when marked objectives are either attacked or defended. On ...


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There's a much easier way, this way origin will still be online so all your save data gets synced as you play. Simply create a shortcut, right click and select properties, select target and write "singleplayer" at the end after \bf3.exe"


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The simple answer is that you've joined a hardcore server. The hardcore rule-set makes it so you can't see your ammo or your health. http://battlefield.wikia.com/wiki/Hardcore If this isn't the problem then it is unlikely that you've hit a button by accident as this isn't a feature you can simply toggle on and off with a hotkey, it is likely a corrupted ...


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One key reason is many people believe they are completely overpowered in close quarters which eliminates all real skill and encourages a sort of run and gun play style. This is especially a problem in close quarter maps, where it effectively forces everyone to use a shotgun to be in with any real competitive chance. Which just creates a race to get the best ...


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This is a normal feature of the game: when your vehicle's health is below a certain amount (depending on the vehicle, and on server parameters), it is taking damage until it reaches 0%, or until it is repaired by an Engineer. Source: my own experience, and this wikia page. In Battlefield 3, vehicles that are reduced to a certain percentage of health ...


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According to this link and the following video, it is, as Shotgun Ninja pointed out, an easter egg. This particular easter egg is a reference to, or possibly teasing about, Battlefield 2143.


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You can purchase the game from another retailer and simply give the key to the recipient. There are many sites. Here are a couple Battlefield 3 Premium Edition links: GamersGate.com (this site has a 'gift' option which allows you to gift a game to a fellow user on GamersGate, or email it to someone) Amazon.com GreenManGaming.com GameFly.com With Premium ...


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The tickets in BF3 in all modes except CTF (score is based on flag caps) are not like in Bad Company 2. In BF3, spawning cost your team a ticket (except for the first spawn I think). So, as long as you don't use the spawn screen, the enemy team is not credited a ticket/your team is not subtracted one (depending on the mode). If the revives goes bad, since ...


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It should be. I played BF:BC (which I purchased on steam) and it gave me the 1911. As long as the account you used for your old bf games are registered under the same email than the one you use for bf3, battlelog should detect your old games. No need to register them through origin or do anything special. If it doesn't, it means there is a bug somewhere, ...


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You can play on unranked servers. On unranked servers all weapons may be unlocked (depending on server) nothing counts towards your stats dogtags taken still count You should be able to test any weapon there.


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!punish and !forgive are commands added by plugins, and there are multiple plugins which add these commands. In almost all cases, !forgive just means you ignore the violation, if it was unintentional. One of the more common ones is Insane Punisher which uses !punish to kill the person who team killed you. There are some plugins, however, which make !...


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No, the only way to check it is to shoot your weapon. Or you can memorize it if you switch it.


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First off, a small rundown on buckshot pellets per shotgun vs slug rounds per shotgun as seen on wikia (Buckshot / Slugs): Buckshot Pellets / Shotgun / Damage based on Distance ---------------------------------------------------------- 11 pellets SPAS-12 18.0 - 6.0 / pellet 9 pellets SAIGA12K 18.0 - 6.0 / pellet 9 ...


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Battlefield 3 had four of the most popular maps brought back from Battlefield 2 in Back to Karkand DLC. (Gulf of Oman, Strike at Karkand, Sharqi Peninsula and Wake Island). These maps were edited to fit the destructible environment (which did not exist back in BF2) and they gained a lot more detail. Battlefield 4's Second Assault DLC contains four of the ...


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No. There is no way to transfer the character between platforms.


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RU Urban or US Premium 4(Blue/White Urban digital)seem to be the best, some actual snow camo would be nice though.


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General stuff The biggest disadvantage with mortars is that you show up on the enemy map as soon as you fire a shot. put it up, even before you fire your first shot. Assuming the enemy team doesn't have mortars, you can fire a few shots before they hunt you down. But as soon as one of them also switches to mortar it is dangerous to fire more than 2 shots, ...


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From my own experience (and I play it a lot), when the flag captures are tied, the team with the higher score wins (total points of all players of the team). More specific from the Battlefield 3 Wikia In the event of a tie by equal number of flags captured by both teams, there is a winner, this is determined by the team with the highest cumulative score. ...


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PDWs are a great weapon from short-mid to medium range encounters. Great accuracy in the first couple of shots and an amazing rate of fire make these weapons pretty much unbeatable for fighting in close quarters or medium size city streets. I personally like to use one due to the amount of speed you can maintain whilst firing, they also seem to ready faster ...


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I suck as a helicoptor pilot, but Munchies is very good. He shows that the best way to line up the rockets is to use the top of the "I" beam.


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Take backup of Battlefield 3 folder (That is inside Origin). Install Origin client, start downloading game, and then pause. You can see it made new Battlefield folder. Delete the new battlefield folder, and just replace with the old one and resume downloading.. it will start installing the game and done within a minute.


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Follow these instructions: Open Origin Press "My Games" Find Battlefield 3 Hold your mouse on the Battlefield 3 icon Press "i" (down right corner next to "play" text) Scroll down a little to find the "expansions" text Now check that you have those expansion what you have bought (DLC´s) Download them. And now your are ready to play Battlefield 3 Premium!


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If you disable a helicopter(or a jet) that then falls down and explodes it is treated as a Roadkill. I do not know if it's a bug or if it's meant to be like that, but it is like that. A discussion about that can be found here. And a quote from there: ... roadkills from destroying air vehicles are just the people inside not bailing out before it ...


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