Official Battlefield 3 Thread

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by blurredvision, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. blurredvision

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    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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    ciproxr Senior member

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    nice thread, I'm seriously considering buying this game
     
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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? :colbert:
     
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    American Gunner Platinum Member

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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.
     
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    Gooberlx2 Lifer

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    I'm definitely getting this.
     
  7. gorcorps

    gorcorps aka Brandon

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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.
     
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    American Gunner Platinum Member

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    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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    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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  10. RedRooster

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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.
    If anyone wants to add me on Live, please do. Once the new dashboard gets that beacon feature going, we'll be set.
    Ol RedRooster
     
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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?
     
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    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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    I hate Rush. I much prefer conquest.
     
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    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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    Glenn Morshower again making a military role appearance. One of my favs :thumbsup:
     
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    Picking it up launch day. Can't wait.
     
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    Loved that guy in 24, but he is probably the most typecast actor in hollywood.
     
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    Nice. I already pre-ordered from Amazon. Do I need to cancel and re-pre-order to get the credit?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I should read before I post:

    Thanks for the $20 Amazon!
     
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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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    RedRooster Diamond Member

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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!