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Old 10-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Official Battlefield 3 Thread

Release Date: October 25th, 2011 for XBOX 360/PS3

Official Site: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3

Online Statistics: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/

Key Features:
  • Frostbite 2.0 Engine
  • Destructible Environments
  • 2-24 Player Online Multiplayer
  • Infantry-Only + Vehicle Warfare
  • Full-Featured Single-Player Campaign w/ 2-player Co-Op
  • Four Playable Online Classes: Assault, Engineer, Support, and Recon
  • 9 Multiplayer Maps (+4 in Back to Karkand expansion, free with pre-order - release date unknown)
  • 5 Multiplayer Modes (all modes adapt to all maps)

Maps:
  • Caspian Border / Level Designer: Diego Jimenez
  • Damavand Peak / Level Designer: Niklas Åstrand
  • Grand Bazaar / Level Designer: Niklas Åstrand
  • Kharg Island / Level Designer: Inge Jøran Holberg
  • Noshahar Canals / Level Designer: Niklas Åstrand
  • Operation Firestorm / Level Designer: Inge Jøran Holberg
  • Operation Métro / Level Designer: Inge Jøran Holberg
  • Seine Crossing / Level Designer: Diego Jimenez
  • Tehran Highway / Level Designer: Niklas Åstrand
Maps 1-4
Maps 5-9

Multiplayer Modes:
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Squad Deathmatch
  • Rush
  • Squad Rush
  • Conquest
Multiplayer Modes Explained

Previews:
Destructoid Multiplayer Preview (on PS3)
Joystiq Battlefield 3 Beta-to-Final Build Thoughts
Reddit User Impressions of Final Build (note: PC version)

Media:
Launch Trailer
Multiplayer Trailer
Destruction Trailer
Vehicle Warfare Trailer
Seine Crossing TDM (PS3 footage)

Other Links:
Top 10 Open Beta Issues

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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nice thread, I'm seriously considering buying this game
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Random beta stats:

http://i.imgur.com/ZyPHy.jpg

@ the number of people who played it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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New multiplayer trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqfFfuVuNE

Next Tuesday cannot come soon enough. Is there anyone else here going to play this or do I need to follow some of you to the AVS forum?
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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New multiplayer trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqfFfuVuNE

Next Tuesday cannot come soon enough. Is there anyone else here going to play this or do I need to follow some of you to the AVS forum?
I want to get it, but I am still undecided about it. I had some good times, but got really pissed at all the laying in the bushes on the beta. I still want to check it out for the story and co-op though. So, count me in.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
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I'm definitely getting this.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:10 PM   #7
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I want to get it, but I am still undecided about it. I had some good times, but got really pissed at all the laying in the bushes on the beta. I still want to check it out for the story and co-op though. So, count me in.
I'm expecting the campaign to be a pretty entertaining chunk of time. Other multiplayer maps should be a bit better with less bush camping, especially since some popular multiplayer modes move the point of focus several times.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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I'm expecting the campaign to be a pretty entertaining chunk of time. Other multiplayer maps should be a bit better with less bush camping, especially since some popular multiplayer modes move the point of focus several times.
That's what I am hoping for. I am sure that like any other game, there will be maps that have areas that snipers will exploit. I wasn't 100% sold, and I still have concerns, but I like the Battlefield series enough to give it a shot.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:35 PM   #9
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Very excited about this game. I really hope some of the glitches have been fixed that were apparent in the beta.

Edit: Reading some of the links provided by the OP seems to indicate some of the issues have been resolved in the final builds...good to hear.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:14 PM   #10
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This is going to be my game of the winter. A little Forza and FIFA and whatever else comes out on the side, but BF3 is my time sink. I LOVE this series, probably because I'm more decent at it than the faster paced shooters. It just feels like warfare with vehicles and destruction going on all around.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #11
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I'm expecting the campaign to be a pretty entertaining chunk of time. Other multiplayer maps should be a bit better with less bush camping, especially since some popular multiplayer modes move the point of focus several times.
I assume you're talking about Conquest over Rush. I'm wondering which mode will be more popular on consoles. Conquest is the obvious choice for PC but if I'm not mistaken, Conquest on the consoles feature fewer capture points (I'm not 100% on that, though). Plus, haven't Bad Company players been playing mostly Rush for the past couple years?
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I assume you're talking about Conquest over Rush. I'm wondering which mode will be more popular on consoles. Conquest is the obvious choice for PC but if I'm not mistaken, Conquest on the consoles feature fewer capture points (I'm not 100% on that, though). Plus, haven't Bad Company players been playing mostly Rush for the past couple years?
Well, kind of both of them really. Conquest has set points but the action really does move between those set points depending on what's being capped or not. The capture points in Rush do actually move though, so at least in that one once you get past a capture point you won't go back to it.

I'm not sure what's more popular. I played BC2 on console and Rush seemed to be popular. Though there was no shortage of Conquest players. I'll be playing BF3 on PC though.
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Launch trailer, shows single-player footage: http://youtu.be/Q7GVSx7yMaA?hd=1
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I hate Rush. I much prefer conquest.
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I hate Rush. I much prefer conquest.
Agreed. Rush is too stressful for me, and everyone knows where everyone is going to be. In Conquest I can sneak around back and take them from behind.
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Launch trailer, shows single-player footage: http://youtu.be/Q7GVSx7yMaA?hd=1
Glenn Morshower again making a military role appearance. One of my favs
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Picking it up launch day. Can't wait.
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Glenn Morshower again making a military role appearance. One of my favs
Loved that guy in 24, but he is probably the most typecast actor in hollywood.
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If you haven't pre-ordered yet, now's the time to do it: $20 credit through Amazon

http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/battle...360/32752.aspx
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Nice. I already pre-ordered from Amazon. Do I need to cancel and re-pre-order to get the credit?

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Thanks for the $20 Amazon!
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Got this from NeoGAF, PS3 footage on Youtube. These will effectively ruin parts of the game, so watch at your own risk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlWbvYwDtiE&hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5vBi...&feature=feedu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd0k1...&feature=feedu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHXE...&feature=feedu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcJXq...el_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LGI6...&feature=feedu

In addition, a few seconds from the 360 version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0LOj8_ShHA&hd=1

Both versions look pretty awesome IMO.
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XBOX 360 Direct Feed Single Player - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS3u-dQ4n8c

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More:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4uDwrSdVuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Eo3ZCQOWjKc

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PS3 multiplayer server browser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW9z4OUyDAE
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Interesting screenshot before/after comparisons of the 360 versions with and without the HD pack installed (found at NeoGAF):

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That is an amazing difference! You gotta think at this point of the 360s lifecycle, there can't be many people left who don't have a version with a hard drive. And if there is, they're most likely very casual players who either wouldn't buy games like this outright or appreciate the graphical/speed advantage to having a HD would be anyways.
I'm glad I'll be able to install this, the HD version looks amazingly good for a near decade old console!
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