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Default **OFFICIAL** AT Battlefield 3 FAQ and News Thread

The AT Battlefield 3 F.A.Q.

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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE AB
Street Date: October 25th, 2011 Source, October 28, 2011 (Europe)
Category: First Person Shooter
Platforms: XboxTM 360, PlayStation® 3, PC

Official EA/DICE Video

In-Game Footage Video
Multi-player Game Modes
  • Conquest
    • Goal: Capture and hold flags
    • Max Players (console/PC): 24/32 players
  • Conquest 64
    • Goal: Capture and hold flags
    • Max Players (PC only): 64 players
  • Rush
    • Goal: Attack/defend M-COM stations
    • Max Players (Console/PC): 24/32
  • Squad Rush
    • Goal: Attack/defend M-COM stations
    • Max Players (Console&PC): 8 (4 v 4)
  • Team DeathMatch
    • Goal: Eliminate a set number of enemy combatants
    • Max Players (Console&PC): 24 (12 vs. 12)
  • Squad DeathMatch
    • Goal: Eliminate a set number of enemy combatants
    • Max Players (Console&PC): 16 (4 squads of 4)
  • Coop - 6 coop missions. two players, peer-to-peer over the internet. Each mission is between 15 and 45 minutes. Source.
    • Goal: Complete the mission goals without both dying.
    • Max Players (Console&PC): 2
  • More Info - Battleblog #11: Every Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Game Mode Explained

Single-Player Game
  • Will there be a single-player mode? Yes - Source
  • Will the same characters appear in this game as BFBC1/2? No. Source
  • How long will it take to complete the single player game? 12 hours. Developer estimate, YMMV. Source

Soldier Classes & Weapons
  • Assault - The Assault Class will be carrying a medic kit and will also be able to revive fallen teammates on the Battlefield with a defib kit. Source
  • Support - The Support class can throw out ammunition as well as using an LMG to fight his way through hordes of enemies. The LMG is equipped with a bi-pod that you can fold out when you prone to give you that extra accuracy. Also, if you lay down some of that heavy suppressive fire on an enemy, you could also score some extra points as you’ll blur the enemies vision. Source
  • Engineer - The engineer class is equipped with a submachine-gun with a flashlight that can actually be used to blind people thanks to the great tech provided by the Frostbite 2 engine. This is especially useful in the Operation Metro map due to the narrow spaces and darker areas of the map. The class also comes with a welding tool to repair friendly vehicles as well as an RPG to destroy enemy vehicles. Source
  • Recon - The Recon class has a semi-automatic sniper rifle and is also equipped with some powerful C4. Those C4 explosions can cause destruction - a Battlefield favorite - anytime, anywhere. Source

Weapons, gadgets, and specs - *** WIP - I slotted all the weapons from the fact sheet in where I THINK they will go. Will correct as more info becomes available! ***
  • Class: Assault
    • Weapons
      • M16A3 - Source.
      • M16A4
      • AK-74M
      • M416
      • AN94
      • KH2002
      • AEK971
      • F2000
      • G3
      • ASVAL
    • Gadgets
      • Medkit
      • Defibrillators
      • Underslung weaponry
        • M320
          • 40mm grenades
          • Bucksot
          • Smoke grenade
        • M26 MASS
          • 12 guage
          • Flechettes
          • Frag round
          • Solid slugs
    • Class: Support
      • Weapons
        • RPK-74M
        • M27 IAR
        • M-249
        • MP-7
        • Pecheneg
        • M60
        • M240
        • Type88
      • Gadgets
        • Ammunition box
        • M18 Claymore mines
        • C4 explosives
        • 60mm Mortar - ???
    • Class: Engineer
      • Weapons
        • M4A1
        • M4A1
        • AKS74u
        • SCAR H CQB
        • G36C
        • A-91
        • SG553LB
        • P90
        • MP7
        • PDR
        • UMP-45
        • PP2000
        • SMAW - info
        • RPG-7 - info
        • Javelin - info
        • FIM-92 Stinger - info
        • SA-18 IGLA - info
        • M136 AT4 - info
        • M15 Anti-Tank mine - info
      • Gadgets
        • Welding tool
        • EOD Bot - Explosive Ordinance Disposal, "The EOD bot is an engineer gadget that you can use to arm mcoms or repair vehicles." Source-Source.
    • Class: Recon -
      • Weapons
      • Gadgets
        • UG sensors - Motion Sensor, cannot be thrown.
        • Radio Beacon - Source.
        • MAV Micro UAV -
    • All Class
      • Weapons
        • Knife
        • M67 hand Grenade
        • M18 smoke Grenade
        • M9
        • M1911
        • Glock 17
        • PYa MP443
        • G17
        • T44
        • MP412
        • G18
        • M93R
        • 870MCS
        • M1014
        • USAS-12
        • DAO-12
        • Saiga 20k
      • Gadgets
        • SOFLAM - Squad Leader? -Special Operations Forces Laser Acquisition Marker
    • Weapon Specializations
      • Optics
        • M145
        • RDS Reflex
        • Kobra
        • Holographic
        • PKA-S
        • ACOG
        • PSO-1
        • PK-A
        • IRNV
        • PKS-07
        • 8x Rifle Scope
        • 12x Ballistic
      • Ergonomics
        • Foregrip
        • Bipod
      • Performance
        • Heavy barrel
        • Suppressor
        • Tactical light
        • Laser sight
        • Flash suppressor
        • Straight pull bolt
  • Misc Info:
    • Will weapons have selectable fire modes? Yes. Source


Soldier Specalizations -
  • Sprint boost
  • Squad Sprint boost
  • Flak vest
  • Squad Flak vests
  • EOD EXPL vest
  • Squad EOD EXPL vest
  • Suppression reduction
  • Squad Suppression reduction
  • Marksman training
  • Squad Marksman training
  • Extra grenades
  • Squad extra grenades
  • Extra ammo
  • Squad Extra ammo


Vehicles
  • Fast transport
    • Growler ITV
    • VDV Buggy
  • Armored transport
    • HMMWV
    • G3937 Vodnik
  • Infantry Fighting Vehicles
    • LAV-25
    • BMP-2M
  • Mobile Anti-Air
    • LAV-AD
    • 9K22 Tunguska-M
  • Main Battle Tanks
    • M1 Abrams
    • T-90
  • Scout helicopters
    • AH-6J Littlebird
    • Z-11 W
  • Transport helicopters
    • UH-1Y Venom
    • KA-60 Kasatka
  • Attack helicopters
    • AH-1Z Super Cobra
    • MI-28 Havoc
  • Fighter jets
    • F/A-18E Super Hornet
    • SU-35BM Flanker-E
  • Attack jets
    • A-10 Thunderbolt
    • SU-39
  • Naval transport
    • RHIB
  • Amphibious assault
    • AAV-7A1

Vehicle Specializations
  • Coaxial MG
  • Coaxial HMG
  • Canister shells
  • Guided Shells
  • Zoom optics
  • Thermal optics
  • IR Smoke
  • Reactive armor
  • Maintenance
  • Belt speed
  • Thermal Camo
  • Auto Loader
  • Proximity scan
  • CITV station
  • ATGM launcher
  • APFSDS-T shells
  • Guided rockets
  • Air Radar
  • Heatseekers
  • Laser painter
  • TV missile
  • IR Flares
  • Extinguisher
  • ECM jammer
  • Rocket guidance system
  • Below radar
  • Guided missile
  • Beam scanning

Multiplayer Maps
  • How many multiplayer maps? - 9 in all at launch. Source.
  • Which game modes work on each map? All multiplayer maps support all multiplayer game modes.
  • Map: Caspian Border - "description"
  • Map: Damavand Peak - "description"
    • Pictures: 1, 2.
    • Video:
  • Map: Grand Bazaar - "description"
    • Pictures: 1.
    • Video: Link
  • Map: Kharg Island - "description"
    • Pictures: 1.
    • Video:
  • Map: Noshahr Canals - "description"
    • Pictures: 1.
    • Video:
  • Map: Operation Firestorm - "Jet map w/burning oil fields"
  • Map: Operation Métro - "description"
  • Map: Seine Crossing - "description"
    • Pictures: 1.
    • Video:
  • Map: Tehran Highway - "description"
    • Pictures: 1, 2.
    • Video:
  • Map: Gulf of Oman - B2K expansion map, Frostbite 2 remake of the original BF2 map. Source
  • Map: Sharqi Peninsula - B2K expansion map, Frostbite 2 remake of the original BF2 map. Source
  • Map: Strike at Karkand - B2K expansion map, Frostbite 2 remake of the original BF2 map.
  • Map: Wake Island - B2K expansion map, Frostbite 2 remake of the original BF1942 map. Source

Game Features
  • Destruction? Yes. 3.0 Source
  • Spotting: Yes. Source
  • 3D spotting: Yes. The latest incarnation: Source.
  • Tracer Darts: No. Source.
  • Is there a Commo Rose in the game? The PC version will have a Commo Rose! Source.
  • Parachutes: - Yes. **
  • Will there be ziplines or grapple hooks? No plans for that, ATM. Source.
  • Kill Cam: Yes, can be turned off. Source
  • Will the knife be scripted/auto-aim like BFBC2? - There is an animation. Not sure how much auto-aim is involved. **
  • Will there be squad leaders? There was in the PC Alpha. ** this answer is in flux, more info: Source-Source.
  • Spawn on squadleader or any teammate? For the Alpha, there spawn only on Squad leader, unless you are the squad leader, then you can spawn on any other person in your squad. ** this answer is in flux, more info: Source-Source.
  • How many persons per squad, 4 or 6? 4.**
  • Will there be a commander? No. Commander functions are said to be pushed down to other players. Source.**
  • Prone? Yes - Source
  • Dragging a wounded comrade. Will this be in Single player, Multiplayer, or both? Just in single player. Source
  • Maximum number of players: PC: 64, Console: 24. - Source
  • Will you be able to customize your characters appearance? Maybe, somewhat. Source
  • Will it be Moddable?
  • Will there be sea vehicles larger than an inflatable raft?
  • Will there be an editor? Not initially, maybe never. Source
  • Will there be dedicated servers? Yes, for all platforms, PC and Console.**
  • Will there be non-ranked servers? Yes. Source.
  • Will you be able to host a game on your own machine? Not at this time. **
  • Will you be able to play multi-player over a LAN? Not at this time.
  • Will there be bullet drop? "Yes, there is bullet drop. Doesn't work the same as BC2 though, it's a much deeper system." Source
  • Will there be a Hard Core mode? Yes. Source.
  • What is Battlelog? Battlelog is a web application that is a new front-end for Battlefield 3. Battlelog operates sort of like Steam or Xfire, except it is specific to just one game (BF3). Battlelog performs several functions that were previously embedded in to the game: It allows you to star the game in the various game modes, contains the Multiplayer Server list, friends list, VOIP functionality, etc. More info.
  • Will there be an Infantry Only option? Yes.
  • Will there be integrated VOIP? VOIP functionality will be provided by the Battlelog Web application.
  • If there is integrated VOIP, will there be the options to address 1) All players, 2) Your Team, 3) Just your squad?
  • Will there be profanity? Yes. Source, Source
  • Can you fly Jets or Planes in the game? Yes - Source.
  • Is there spawn protection?
  • Do the healing effect of medpacks stack up with each consecutive medpack?
  • Will BF3 support options for the colorblind (the green squad tags and red enemy tags are a problem to some people)?
  • What version of the Frostbite game engine does Battlefield 3 run on? Version 2.0
  • Does Frostbite 2 use Physx? No, it uses Havok for physics, like previous Battlefield games. **
  • Will there be a screenshot function for consoles like BFBC1 has?
  • Will BF3 support the xbox 360 gamepad for the PC version?
  • Will there be a vote to kick option?
  • Any benefits for Battlefield Veterans in BF3? The M1911 Pistol will be available to registered Battlefield Veterans. Source.
  • Three players in each tank, that's new for BF. What can the third person do?

Misc Info
  • How much will it cost? Retail price: $59.99 USD PC, XBox360 & Playstation 3. Source, Source.
  • Will there be a beta?: There will be an open beta on all platforms (PC, Xbox, PS3), between September 29th and October 10th, 2011. Source
  • How can I get early access to the beta?: People that purchased the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor (primarily pre-orders) or the Teir-1 edition, as well as people that pre-order the Battlefield 3 digital edition from EA's own store, Origin, will get access to the beta 48 hours before the general public. Source
  • Available Pre-Order bonus' for BF3? All Pre-orders get the Limited Edition of BF3 at no extra charge. Other available bonus items (ex: Physical Warfare Pack, SPECACT Kit Upgrade, Dog Tag Pack, etc) are vendor specific. Source & more info, and here.
  • What does the Limited Edition include? "The Battlefield 3 Limited Edition includes Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at no extra charge. The themed expansion pack features four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction, and visuals. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more."- Source.
  • How much to purchase the Back to Karkand expansion pack Seperately? $14.99 MSRP in the US. Source.
  • Can I order from Steam? - Not yet. Maybe never.
  • Minimum PC Specifications for BF3/Frostbite 2:
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz OR Athlon X2 2.7 Ghz
    • Main memory: 2 Gb
    • Graphics card: Supporting DirectX 10 or 11. DX9 NOT supported!
      • AMD : DirectX 10.1 (ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
      • NVIDIA: DirectX 10.0 compatible (Nvidia GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
      • Graphics memory: 512 MB
    • OS: Windows Vista (Service pack 2) 32-BIT. Windows XP not supported!
    • Free HDD space: 20 GB
    • Sound Card : DirectX X compatible
    • Keyboard and mouse
    • DVD ROM drive
  • Recommended PC Specifications for BF3/Frostbite 2:
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Main memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible
      • AMD : Radeon 6950 or higher performance
      • NVIDIA: GeForce GTX 560 or higher performance
      • Graphics memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Free HDD space: 20 GB
    • Sound Card : DirectX X compatible
    • Keyboard and mouse
    • DVD ROM drive
  • Box Art? Link
  • SoundTrack - Amazon link.
  • Will the rank and unlocks I earn in the beta(s) carry over to the final game? No Source.
  • Will there be game demo?
  • What will it be rated? RP, possibly an ESRB M (Mature) rating in North America. PEGI 18 Rating in Europe.
  • What anti-cheat system will be used on the PC? Punkbuster **
  • What DRM will be used on the retail PC version (SecuROM, etc.)?
  • Will there be any DLC after release? Yes, Back to Karkand is already announced. - Source.
  • Can I rent a server for the PC Beta?
  • What Game Server Providers (GSP's) can I rent a server from? See this message.
  • Will unranked servers support no unlocks, all unlocks, or earned (on ranked servers) unlocks? All unlocks. "In Unranked mode...Server administrators have free reign on such servers – no Battlefield Rules of Conduct to heed. They can control in detail which weapons are available to the players, etc." Source.
  • Will here be an in-game setting to display FPS? Yes, "Render.DrawFps 1" in console. Source.
** non-authoritative source. Subject to change. (ie, I read it somewhere...). I'll try to firm these up.

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Battlefield 3 Unveiling at GDC 2011

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Electronic Arts promises new game announcements.
January 10, 2011, by Jim Reilly

Electronic Arts will unveil Battlefield 3 this March.

The publisher confirmed to the media it will host an unveil event for the game on Mar. 1, 2011, taking place during the week of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Additionally, EA says it will also have new game announcements as well as hands-on time with many upcoming titles, including: Shadows of the Damned, Alice Madness Returns, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, and Crysis 2.

Those who purchased the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor this past fall received an invitation to the Battlefield 3 beta. Details about the beta's release date have not been announced.

Battlefield 3 is expected to ship in 2011.

Be sure to check back with IGN for all the latest from GDC.
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Will I be able to run BF3?

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Frostbite 2 is primarily developed for DX11. XP & DX9 is _not_ supported, 64-bit OS is recommended. Lots of time to upgrade if you havent!
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Frostbite 2 only supports the DX11 API but both DX10 and DX11 GPUs. No DX9 support at all though, time to leave legacy HW behind.
twitter.com/Gully_Foyle_1: "@repi Frostbite 2 will NOT run on my NV 8800GT, even though I run DX11 Under Win7? Plz answer & I can help spread the word. Thx!"
twitter.com/repi: "@Gully_Foyle_1 8800 GT is a DX10 card so it will work if you have Vista or Win7"

I had thought my 8800GT was a DX9 card...here is a video card family DX version listing, for reference:

DX 8
nVidia GeForce 3 series
nVidia GeForce 4 Ti/ 4200 Go series
ATI Radeon 8500-9250 series

DX 9
ATI Radeon 9500-9800, X300-X600 series
Intel GMA 900/950/3000/3100 series
nVidia GeForce FX 5000 series
ATI Radeon X700-X850 series
ATI Radeon X1300-X1950
nVidia GeForce 6/7 series
Intel GMA X3000 series


DX 10
ATI Radeon X2400-X2900 series
nVidia GeForce 8/9, and GT200
Intel GMA X3100, X3500, X4500 series
ATI Radeon HD 3000-4000 series
Nvidia GT 300 series


DX 11
ATI HD 5000/6000 series
nVidia GT400/GT500 series


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I don't know if this guy really knows this or is making it up. That TG-Juneau guy that predicted Vietnam release dates and the contents of Map Pack 7 turned out to be for real....
Believe if you want to believe, and your day can be filled with sunshine and rainbows

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I dont want any major leaks coming from this. XD

He told me...

-Jets. They are back.
-Prone. It is back.
-Maps 3 times the size of BC2...They are here.
-The PC Version of the game is being ported to the console, unlike the vice-virca we all thought. Huzza!
-Information and "other cool stuff" coming this month
-Beta Summer 2011
-Release in November/December 2011.
-PC Version is getting remakes of fan favorites.
-64 Players Max on PC. Unknown for consoles.
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March Cover Revealed: Battlefield 3



The franchise that revolutionized online multiplayer for PC games is back.

In our world-exclusive cover story, Game Informer unveils the first numbered entry in the Battlefield series since 2005. Many longtime fans are wondering, "what took so long?!" DICE has honed the concept for the true sequel for years, but it wasn't until the company developed the powerful new Frostbite 2 engine that it felt all the pieces were in place to create a proper follow-up. Armed with powerful upgrades like deferred rendering, real-time radiosity, a new animation system borrowed from the EA Sports label, and an exponential leap in destructibility, executive producer Patrick Bach dubs Frostbite 2 "the best piece of technology on the market when it comes to building games."



You'll have to read the magazine to get the dirt on what DICE has in store for the single-player and multiplayer modes, but check back here and visit the official Battlefield 3 site tomorrow to watch the premiere teaser trailer and glean a few more key details.

Frequent the Battlefield 3 hub throughout the month of February for more exclusive features about the highly anticipated shooter coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC.
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God Bless you Capt Caveman!

What I think were the most interesting bits...

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March Cover Revealed: Battlefield 3
by Matt Bertz on February 03, 2011 at 05:00 PM

The franchise that revolutionized online multiplayer for PC games is back.

In our world-exclusive cover story, Game Informer unveils the first numbered entry in the Battlefield series since 2005. Many longtime fans are wondering, "what took so long?!" DICE has honed the concept for the true sequel for years, but it wasn't until the company developed the powerful new Frostbite 2 engine that it felt all the pieces were in place to create a proper follow-up. Armed with powerful upgrades like deferred rendering, real-time radiosity, a new animation system borrowed from the EA Sports label, and an exponential leap in destructibility, executive producer Patrick Bach dubs Frostbite 2 "the best piece of technology on the market when it comes to building games."

You'll have to read the magazine to get the dirt on what DICE has in store for the single-player and multiplayer modes, but check back here and visit the official Battlefield 3 site tomorrow to watch the premiere teaser trailer and glean a few more key details.

Frequent the Battlefield 3 hub throughout the month of February for more exclusive features about the highly anticipated shooter coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC.
Trailer tomorrow! Woohoo!

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Omg d:

Anyone see this little tidbit

Online Multiplayer:
Competitive: 64-Player (PC) 24-Player (Console)
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Hmmm...teaser video is too much tease.

See it at the GameInformer site, the new Battlefield 3 site, or on YouTube.

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New Battlefield Blog post: Battlefield 3 ships Fall 2011 -- includes jets, prone, and 64 player multiplayer!

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* BY: H Brun
* POSTED : Feb 04, 2011, 12:00AM

This is it! We are very excited to announce the first details on Battlefield 3 and to kickstart the preorders for the Limited Edition!

Trailer YouTube Link

Battlefield 3 is the true successor to Battlefield 2. Beyond our signature multiplayer, we have also included a full single-player campaign and a co-op campaign – all straight out of the box. As for fan favorite features, how does the return of jets, prone, and 64-player multiplayer (on PC) sound? All this built with our powerful new game engine Frostbite 2, which you'll hear and see a lot of in the months leading up to launch. For the full reveal on Battlefield 3, stay tuned for links to our cover stories hitting the gaming press throughout February, starting with Game Informer right now.



Battlefield 3 will release this Fall. You can preorder the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition at www.battlefield.com now. The exact contents of the Limited Edition will be revealed around GDC.

Secure your copy of Battlefield 3 Limited Edition at www.battlefield.com

Stay tuned at www.twitter.com/battlefield and follow our Community Manager @zh1nt0 for the latest news and community happenings relating to Battlefield 3
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Battlefield 3 allows you to feel the full impact of battle like never before. Powered by Frostbite 2, the next generation of DICE’s cutting-edge gaming engine, Battlefield 3 delivers spectacular visuals, earth-shattering destruction and real as hell combat gameplay providing a dramatic immersive First Person Shooter experience. One moment you may be marching down a hilltop listening to the hypnotic sound of a firefight in the distance or admiring the way the light reflects off the smoke plumes of ground to air missiles rising from the city you’re about to engage. The next you’re on an urban street, surrounded, claustrophobic, fighting for your life and looking eight ways at once with all your senses on high alert, chilled at the knowledge that the building you’re hiding behind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Welcome to Battlefield 3.
Let's see what else comes out today.

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Battlefield 3 Limited Edition on sale webhallen.com

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Feel The Battle! This fall, prepare to feel the most physical shooter ever created, powered by the all-new Frostbite 2 gaming engine.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of the competition with the power of Frostbite™ 2, the next instalment of DICE’s cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Paris, Tehran and New York

Features:
• Frostbite 2 – Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights. Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before.

• Feel the Battle — Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain. Battlefield 3’s cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warriors experience like no other FPS.

• Unparalleled Vehicle Warfare — The best online vehicle warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles.

• Urban Combat — Take the fight to iconic and unexpected places in the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.
Locations Confirmed: Paris, Tehran and New York

credit: dikinher at nV News Forums

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Here you go boys, snag this for your desktop...

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Battlefield 3 Limited Edition is $49.95 from the EA Store. Part of EA's strategy to be #1? Or does DICE have the power within EA to set thier own prices?
And think, MOH was $60...

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Interesting it's DX11 this time and not backwards compatible. Hopefully FB2 engine is a bit better optimized, have to wait and see I guess. Getting excited for it and can't wait till March for hopefully images/gameplay!
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I hope its better than BC2. BC2 had much potential but got old very quick.
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I've loved every game in the Battlefield series that I have played (1942, BF2, BFBC2)... I just might scream like a schoolgirl when this hits stores.
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I hope its better than BC2. BC2 had much potential but got old very quick.
I still enjoy it but I only have 33 hours online so far..haven't unlocked everything yet.
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Interesting it's DX11 this time and not backwards compatible. Hopefully FB2 engine is a bit better optimized, have to wait and see I guess. Getting excited for it and can't wait till March for hopefully images/gameplay!
I'm happy to see that - hopefully we'll get some progress in graphics/etc if they start eliminating backwards compatibility with older DX versions.
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Some amateur analysis of the BF3 information released so far. I trust the Off Duty Games analysis over the GamerSpawn's.
I've heard the plane from the teaser video is an SU34 which appeared in BF2, not the SU37 GamerSpawn and others think it is.

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This street is quiet. Too quiet. You train your eyes on one of the only two points of entry. Surely this will be the way the enemy comes in for the assault. As soon as you've brought your weapon to the ready, you hear the whizzing noise of a bullet flying past inches from your ear. Suddenly the building to your right bursts into an explosion that sends you flying through the air. You smash into the opposite building with a resounding thud. You lie there helpless, watching bits of the crumbled wall roll toward you. You have to get up. You have to keep fighting. A fallen comrade lays beside you and you know you must drag him to safety if he's going to survive. You have to do this. Lives depend on it. Welcome to the Battlefield.
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Does this sound interesting, or does it sound incredibly annoying?

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I think you forgot the "Bug List" section in the OP.

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So, it seems BF3 is going to toss you about, a bit. What do you think about this? Have you experience something similar in other games?
Does this sound interesting, or does it sound incredibly annoying?
I wonder if they are putting in ragdoll physics(the being tossed around you mention) and dragging fallen comrades to safety things in because they are fun, or because they are shooting for realism? As in, maybe they are taking something from Project Reality?

I don't care much for realism insofar as accurate ballistics and stuff goes, but I did like how Project Reality did multicrewing of vehicles(driver can only drive, gunner can only operate the main gun etc), no kill messages, huge maps, planting firebases if you get enough people out in the field, etc.
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i wonder if we're gonna be able to drag enemy corpses.
drag and t-bag will be hilarious.
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i wonder if we're gonna be able to drag enemy corpses.
drag and t-bag will be hilarious.
Now that you mention it, I'm wondering about this too. But from a different standpoint. Are we going to be able to keep shooting the enemy so that they can't be revived? Because this is going to make medics even more powerful than in BF2.
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yea i hope they adapt the gib system like RtCW. just pump more lead into them to make them unrevivable.
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Hope its on steam, i like how BC2 keeps itself up to date.
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Now that you mention it, I'm wondering about this too. But from a different standpoint. Are we going to be able to keep shooting the enemy so that they can't be revived? Because this is going to make medics even more powerful than in BF2.
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yea i hope they adapt the gib system like RtCW. just pump more lead into them to make them unrevivable.
Far Cry 2 had something like this. And it ties in with the common request to not to be revived, if you don't want to.
When you were killed, you went in to a "limbo" phase that lasted around 10 seconds, where you could still be revived. Both sides could tell you were in this stage. The enemy could "finish you off", or your teammates could revive you, or, you had the option of immediately terminating yourself, and starting your respawn timer.
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Thank god someone else captured all the below info. It's a lot of work I don't have to do Some interesting stuff here.
Quoting the whole thing for people that read at work. You'll need to see the original if you want to verify the links.

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Johan 'repi' Andersson - Rendering Architect

Sandvichman94
k, 2 things, i wont need a monster pc that is water cooled right? Also, should i buy my parts now, or buy it during/after the summer?

repi
I would by after summer, and no you do not need an absolute monster machine

Blond3r
Thx4reply. U mentioned PS3. Is PS3 still THE challenge for developers compared to the 360? Will FB2 bring the PS3/360 to their limits?

repi
yes and yes

SLBartley
Is Frostbite going to be licensed out, or is strictly a DICE tool?

repi
Frostbite is not going to be licensed out, strictly DICE/EA internal tech. we focus on creating great games, not selling tech

Flyfunner5
does this mean no modding? & how about random weather effects, time of map, & unscripted destruction. D2.0 is a bore

repi
licensing has nothing to do with modding

asmzn2009
#BF3 will have a DX11 only engine?? Meaning i'll be forced to upgrade?

repi
#BF3 requires a DX10 or DX11 GPU yes + Vista or Win7. time to leave the 10 year old WinXP & let the PC show its true strength

Blond3r
Really nice demo. Looks awesome. What I would like to know: How much more 'destruction' can the engine deliver e.g. compared with BC2?

repi
can't really comment on the destruction at this time, but will be more information out about it over time

siemper
hej man!, Question..does BF3 caputre the real BF2 experience? or it's more in the style of BC2? I hope the BF2 expericne, it rocked!

repi
is a true sequel to bf2. but don't take my word for it, wait until you see & try it yourself and decide

Eyce_Au
Have you got an eta on recommended specs for #BF3? Kinda delaying my next PC build until I see them (I play BC2 on low atm )

repi
probably be quite some time until we announce the #bf3 min + req spec as we need to do more testing. but later = cheaper/better HW!

GamerOfFreedom
Has the draw distance been improved in FB2 so we dont get boxes popping up out of the blue?

repi
that is not an engine issue, but a game performance/quality tradeoff

Tuxey
What are the waring factions in the game? or is that still under NDA?

repi
we havent said anything about the story yet, and definitely wont do it over twitter, so wait for more information

GameZenith
Seriously, why does DICE have to "set their sights" on Call of Duty in regards to Battlefield 3? They're two different types of games. #bf3

repi
that was GameInformer that wrote the text on their cover, not DICE

Evil_Paladin
so when will hear more on #BF3 console versions? I have a subscription to game informer, should I start there?

repi
the game informer article is definitely the next source of information

repi
Ok so how many of you gamers are building a new PC for our #BF3 and what hardware will you use? Highly recommend Win7 64-bit + DX11 GPU

repi
DICE internal #BF3 pro mousepads of awesomeness for the devteam http://yfrog.com/h8r6khej http://yfrog.com/h8jjmuhj

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any word about the recommended specs?

repi
no not yet

ivanassen
Nice! Can't wait for the screenshots! What's the conspiracy theory behind pulling the reveal earlier from GDC, though

repi
thanks! this is more of a tease compared to what will be at GDC

Alan 'Demize99' Kertz - Gameplay Designer

blanketstein
Instead of dogtags I think it would be cooler if you could cut off their tongue and hang them around your neck as trophy

Demize99
You're a sick man.

CowanVols
I know this isn't part of your job, but what is ur opinion on Dropshotting and will that be a factor in #BF3 unlike it was in #BC2

Demize99
Dolphin Diving is out. Period. #BF3

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Any comments on the knive and dogtags?

Demize99
There will be a knife, there will be dogtags. No details for now.

Evil_Paladin
hey where can I pre-order #BF3 limited edition on consoles?

Demize99
It might not be listed as the LE, but if you preorder you will get the LE.

VW_05_08
Is/are the guy(s) who designed the maps of BF2 and 2142 still working at DICE btw ?

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Yes, many of them are working on #BF3 as well.

burkelucas
is it true that in bf3 you can drag fallen teammates to safety?

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No comment on drag right now.

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Will BF3 feature Prone ability on all platforms? Certainly its not resource intensive on PS3 or X360 systems.

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Yes, prone is on all platforms.

Sandvichman94
Will the learning curve be as big as bf2, i mean, it was pretty bad in bf2, and make a way to large segregation between players.

Demize99
BF3 will be deeper than BF2. That said we've paid a lot of attention to keeping depth while pacing the learning curve.

OD32
Will there be friendly fire in bf3?

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Friendly Fire will be an option, yes.

TO0815
can you tell us if will will see the commnder back in #BF3?

Demize99
No comment on commander.

whipgeezbrut
will the bf3 beta be on all 3 platforms? like moh was

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No comment on the beta right now.

Marler123
Any chance of grapple hook and zipwires in #BF3

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No plans for grapple hook or zipwires no.

BF_Fan_UK
is there bullet drop in #bf3?

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Yes, there is bullet drop. Doesn't work the same as BC2 though, it's a much deeper system.

BlackoutAU
Are you able to comment on what anti-cheat system #BF3 will use?

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No comment on anticheat.

jessewt
Any word if the PC version of BF3 will support community modding, like BF2? Will Frostbite 2.0 be moddable by end-users? Thanks!

Demize99
No comment.

OD32
Will there be tracer darts?

Demize99
No, no tracer darts. That's a bit too BC and not enough BF.

Blond3r
Hi. Regarding #BF3 teaser. Would u confirm these vehicles: AH-64, Bell UH-1Y, UH-60, F/A-18, SU-37, M1A2, LAV-25, M2 Bradley,HMMWV

Demize99
No, I won't confirm any vehicles from the teaser. #NoComment

mhurley187
I'm determined to get an answer other than 'no comment'. Will there be sand in Battlefield 3?

Demize99
One of the cities is Tehran... Yes, yes there will be sand.

Airrik99
What's up with spotting? In or Out?

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It's in, I just don't know how it works yet.

Irrational_LA
Killcam?

Demize99
Not talking killcam either.

Irrational_LA
Well, uh, is the UAV in #BC2 coming back? Or something different?

Demize99
Yep, not talking about that kinda specifics yet either.

coddan1
whats the thought behind making the bf3 cover so similar to bc2? wouldnt it make sense to differentiate the series from eachother

Demize99
It has a dude, a tank, and the inner fire of a soldier. Yeah, ok, I see the similarity, but which one sold more BC2 or BF2?

XStalkerxx
Hi man! do you know if theres any chance us PC'ers will get BattleRecorder in #BF3?

Demize99
I have no comment on Battle Recorder. #BF3

mgremont
Hi, And what about SDK and lan support in #BF3 on PC?

Demize99
No comment.

Evil_Paladin
do consoles get #BF3 limited edition to?

Demize99
Yes, consoles will be able to get the Limited Edition too #BF3

Evil_Paladin
one more question, assuming #BF3 has 24 players online, have you guys made the maps that work out fot it?

Demize99
Maps will of course take player count as a factor. Not all modes in BC2 were 24/32 and map size adjusted. Trust us a bit #BF3

GamerOfFreedom
Regarding tracers in BF3/FB2 will they reflect light to surfaces? So we can really see the tracers at night?
M0t0rBreath
Tracers is another topic to discuss #bf3

Demize99
Tracers are in, period. Players need to feel the fire fight, and tracers add to that feeling. You can hide other ways.

Sandvichman94
Will the pc version have controller support, and aim assist like bfbc2? I like using a controller.

Demize99
It's not decided yet, I'm ok with it though... Mouse is still more accurate

M0t0rBreath
The BC2 C4 might cause trouble in BF3. Especially in maps like Wake or that have airfields. You guys using the same set-up? #BF3

Demize99
Something like the method of C4 throwing way too detailed to be confirming now.

coddan1
with less players on consoles, how will that affect mapmaking? will consoles have different maps, or will the maps have to shrink?

Demize99
No comment on player counts.

Leopardi_
are you planning to include proper FoV handling with scalable weapon models like on MoH?

Demize99
MoH MP and BC2 used the same weapon and FOV systems... BF3 is an upgraded version.

Airrik99
Is there really a valid reason why PS3 won't have 64 players?

Demize99
Of course, we didn't say "oh console players don't want 64 players." Network performance and cpu/gpu power and memory.

bitcloudrzr
Yes, I would also like to know the PS3 player count for this game. Would it be in the new GI March edition?

Demize99
yes it's in gi

Evil_Paladin
will both #BF3 ps3 and 360 be equally the same? having a hard time choosing which platform to pre order on

Demize99
A bit early to say.

Killzone_Kid
Why do we need prone again?

Demize99
Community Service for starts. It's better integrated into gameplay for 2nd. Third it fits our physical focus.

Christina Ann Coffin - Platform Specialist - Frostbite Engine Coder

ScottGrill
64 is fine. Loved it in BF2. Why only 24 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 though? Hardware limitations? No dedicated servers?

ChristinaCoffin
we'll support as many as we can +maybe extra provided it maintains the integrity of the play experience

armerius
SHARE with us! XD or at least a gtx 460 1gb should be enough to play the game?

ChristinaCoffin
we haven't announced formal target spec, but yes it would run on that. We are supporting a lot of highly scalable gfx features

ChristinaCoffin
if you want a lot more info on #bf3 I *strongly* suggest you get the March issue of game informer

ChristinaCoffin
teaser trailers are you know, made for teasing
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Any comments on the knive and dogtags?

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There will be a knife, there will be dogtags. No details for now."

I love it how both the person asking the question and Demize dodged the real question. No one doubts that there will be a knife, we want to know if there will be an equippable knife instead of an insta-click autoaim knife.
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There will be a knife, there will be dogtags. No details for now."

I love it how both the person asking the question and Demize dodged the real question. No one doubts that there will be a knife, we want to know if there will be an equippable knife instead of an insta-click autoaim knife.
The kid asked the wrong question then. He just asked any comments on them.
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we want to know if there will be an equippable knife instead of an insta-click autoaim knife.
Question added to FAQ. (No answer yet!)

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woot. While we're at it, it would be nice if they would take an official position on whether or not you are allowed to attack and kill people at uncappable bases. In BF2 they did not take a position other than to say that spec ops are allowed to destroy commander assets. This led to servers having rules against uncap attacks, and these servers went so far as to say that while they would permit spec ops to destroy assets because they were required to do so, the spec ops must not defend themselves if they are caught doing so- in other words if caught they can't shoot back.
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DICE has claimed prominently that Battlefield 3 will be released in "Fall 2011". Because of the recent discussions about BFBC2 Vietnam being releeased in Winter 2010, we know that zh1nt0 defines Winter as December through February. There for, it should be released before December.

There is one shop.to site being discussed on the EA UK forums that has a date of October 14th posted as the release date. That is right in the middle of DICE's definition of Fall...

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