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Release Date: October 25th, 2011 (10-25-11)

Beta: Sometime in September

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Campaign Gameplay

Multiplayer Gameplay


As mentioned, the four classes available in Battlefield 3 are Assault, Engineer, Support and Recon. All classes include familiar elements, but this time around, we’re tweaking things a bit, bringing something new to our online multiplayer. Our Assault class is still the frontline run and gun class, and considering the havoc and fallen team members someone will see while on the frontlines, the Assault soldier now has medic abilities. That’s right, all the abilities such as medkits and defibrillators typically found on the Medic class are now incorporated into Assault. It makes sense that the class on the frontline will be able to revive fallen team mates, right? Right! Remember, you can play it your way, so if you want to customize your Assault soldier more towards medic abilities or towards serious gunplay, it’s totally up to you.

Engineers are returning in Battlefield 3, bringing back the class in charge of making repairs to the various vehicles on the battlefield. On the other hand, the Engineer is very adept at taking down vehicles as well – this class includes RPGs that can take down armored targets that can’t be destroyed by bullets alone, or even building facades that enemy combatants may be using to take cover. Add the fact that an Engineer’s arsenal includes Carbine weapons, you get an extremely versatile multiplayer class that can truly move like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

The Support class makes its return in Battlefield 3, incorporating the ability to use light machine guns and can lay down heavy fire, allowing him to become a serious mobile weapons platform. “Support has always been about heavy infantry firepower from his LMG,” says Alan Kertz, Senior Multiplayer Designer at DICE. “It’s a role that we’ve wanted to feel different than Assault’s running and gunning.”

This brings us to two new features in Battlefield 3: Bipods and Suppressive Fire. Bipods have a very practical use, especially for LMGs, as they provide a substantial increase in stability while laying down a base of fire. Bipods can be deployed anywhere by zooming in with your LMG when prone, or when standing/kneeling in front of suitable supports, such as a window sill. The stability created by deploying a Bipod gives players a massive boost in accuracy and recoil reduction. You’ll be able to unload an entire clip of 200 bullets from your LMG with great accuracy without even letting go of the trigger, all thanks to the Bipod.

Suppressive Fire is a new in-game mechanic that changes how you can play the game. When you lay down fire in close vicinity to an enemy, the incoming barrage will show up as a graphical blur effect on his screen to stress him and let him know it’s not safe to pop out from behind cover. Just as importantly, this mechanic also affects his character’s in-game firing accuracy, making him less of a threat by using real world tactics. Better yet? You get team play experience points for doing so!

List of weapons that will be in Battlefield 3:
M4A1, P90, M240 Bravo

And here’s a list of the four classes in Battlefield 3.

Expected to include an assault rifle with grenade launcher attachment. You may revive your downed teammates as well.
The kit is also expected to include a knife, pistol, and grenades.

Sporting an LMG than can be mounted for better accuracy.

A shotgun or sub machine gun. Carries a rocket launcher to take out enemy strongholds and armor. Can repair friendly vehicles that are damaged.

Carrying the basic sniper kit plus C4.


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Vehicles – (These vehicles were spotted in the Trailers, these may not be all the vehicles. Not all may be usable, maybe just scenery.)
Ground Vehicles
M1 Abrams

AH-1Z Viper
AH-6 Little Bird
AH-64 Apache
Kamrov KA-60
Mil MI24
Mil MI28
UH60 Blackhawk
UH-1Y Super Huey

A-10 Thunderbolt II
B-1 Lancer
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[details=Open Me] Battlefield 3 Assault Rifles


The assault rifles in Battlefield 3 are widely expected to include most of the weapons from previous Battlefield games, with few new additions. The main assault rifles in Battlefield 3 are:

The M16A2 has been featured in all Battlefield games since Battlefield 2, where it was the default assault rifle for the Assault class on the USMC side. It has been confirmed that the rifle will return in Battlefield 3.
HK 416

The HK 416 is expected to replace the US M4 and M16 as the main assault rifle for the US forces. The rifle is already being used throughout the world as a replacement for the M16/M4. The HK 416 appeared in Bad Company 1 and 2, and is expected to be included in Battlefield 3 as well.

The FN2000 was featured as an unlock in Battlefield 2, and is a Belgian-made assault rifle used in many nations in Europe. It’s expected to be one of the unlockable rifles in Battlefield 3.
Steyr Aug

The Steyr Aug is an Austrian-made assault rifle used around the world. I was featured in Bad Company 2 and Bad Company 2, it is rumored to be one of the main assault rifles in Battlefield 3, or at the least, an unlockable rifle.

The modern variety of the AK-47, the AEK-971 is the main rifle of the Russian army and was featured in both BF2, Bad Company 1 and 2. It is expected to be the main battle rifle of the opposing side in Battlefield 3 (Russian and/or Middle Eastern).

The G3 is a popular assault rifle first made by Heckler & Koch in 1959, and is still in use today around the world, especially in third world countries. The G3 is used in many different variations, and is known for its stopping power and accuracy. The G3 was previously featured in many Battlefield games, and will return in Battlefield 3.

The M27 is the newest infantry rifle, scheduled for service in the US Marine Corp. The M27 is based on the HK416 and features a gas-operated short-stroke piston action with a heavy barrel for improved long range accuracy. The M27 will make its first appearance in the Battlefield series in Battlefield 3.

The G36 and G36C were first featured in Battlefield 2, and now the G36C will return as an unlockable carbine rifle in Battlefield 3. The G36 was first introduced in the 1990s, and is today used around the world among special forces and counter terrorism units.

The AK-74 was a modernization of the famous AK-47, and in 1991, the AK-74 got modernized once again, this time carrying the name AK-74M. The modernized version featured a new synthetic stock, and a lot of minor changes and updates. The AK-74M has since become the standard rifle of the Russian forces, and it will be the primary weapon of the Russian forces in Battlefield 3.

 The sniper rifles in Battlefield 3 will be comprised of real world   rifles that are in service in various armies around the world. 


The M24 is the main sniper rifle for the US Army and has been for almost 20 years. It has been featured in Battlefield 2, Bad Company 1 & 2, and is expected to be the main sniper rifle of the US side in Battlefield 3.

The Barret M95 is a large caliber sniper rifle used for long range and armor penetration. It was featured in many Battlefield games as an unlock, and will be included in Battlefield 3 as an unlockable sniper rifle as well.
Type 88

Type 88 is a Chinese made semi automatic sniper rifle introduced in China in 1988, and has been used ever since. It appeared in the previous few Battlefield games, and is set to reappear in Battlefield 3.
SV 98

Russian made bolt action rifle SV 88 — Snaiperskaya Vintovka Model 1998 — is the main marksman rifle for the Russian army. It was featured in Bad Company 1 and 2, and is expected to make its return in Battlefield 3.

The MK11 is based on the SR-25 assault rifle and provides great accuracy with the benefits of an assault rifle’s larger magazine and mobility. The MK11 is one of the brand new rifles in Battlefield 3, and makes its first appearance in the series.
SVD Dragunov

The SVD Dragunov, or Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova, is a semi automatic Russian-made sniper rifle that was first introduced in 1963, and is still in use today all over the world. It was first featured in Battlefield 2, and later in Bad Company. The SVD will return as the standard sniper rifle of the Russian forces in Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 will feature many of the popular machine guns used in previous Battlefield games. 


The M249 light machine gun, also called the SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon), has been the main light machine gun of the US Army since its introduction in 1984. It’s still the main light machine gun in the US army and will return in Battlefield 3.

The Russian made PKM was introduced in the 1960s and has been widely used around the world, and is still in service in the Russian army, among others. The PKM is widely expected to be the standard LMG of the Russian and/or Middle East forces in Battlefield 3.
Type 88 LMG

The Type 88 LMG, also known as the QJY 88, is a Chinese made general purpose machine gun introduced in 1988 and in use today. The Type 88 LMG has been in several Battlefield games, and is set to reappear in Battlefield 3.

The MG36 light machine gun is based on the popular and reliable G36 assault rifle, but it uses a heavy barrel for increased heat resistance and accuracy. It was featured in Bad Company 1 and 2 and is expected to return in Battlefield 3 as an unlock.
PKP Pecheneg

The PKP Pecheneg is a relatively new Russian light machine gun, and is a modernized version of the popular PKM machine gun. The Pecheneg uses many of the same components, including the same type of ammunition, but uses a new barrel that improves accuracy over the PKM. The Pecheneg was confirmed or Battlefield 3 in a gameplay trailer.

The M240 is a Belgian designed light machine gun that has been used in the United States armed forces from the 1980s. The M240 is not only used as an LMG for infantry, but is used extensively as a mounted LMG on helicopters, cars, boats, and other vehicles as well. The M240 is used widely among US forces, including the Army, the Marines, Coast Guard, and Navy. The M240 will make its first appearance in Battlefield 3.
RPK 74

The RPK 74 is a modernized version of the famous Russian RPK light machine gun, and is used to this day in many countries around the world. The RPK 74 was first featured in Battlefield 2, and will return in Battlefield 3 as the starter LMG for the Russian forces.

 For the support classes in Battlefield 3, a variety of popular   sub-machine guns (SMGs) and carbines will be available, and it’s   expected to be based on popular guns in previous Battlefield games.


The German made UMP-45, short for “Universal Machine Pistol”, is a widely used sub-machine gun in the world, and is popular among police and anti-terror forces. It’s been a popular SMG in various Battlefield games and will return in Battlefield 3.

The AKS 74U, based on the AK-47 with a shorter barrel and lighter construction, is the main carbine for the Russian special forces. It was featured in BF2 and two Bad Company games, and will reappear in Battlefield 3 as the main carbine of the Russian/Middle East forces.

The FN SCAR-L is a silenced, fully automatic carbine rifle first introduced in the Special Forces expansion for Battlefield 2, and has since appeared in two bad Company games. The gun is expected to make a return in Battlefield 3 as an unlock.

The Israeli made, popular SMG is used around the world, both among law enforcement and criminals. It was introduced in 1950 and has been in use ever since. It has been featured as an unlock in several Battlefield games, a role it’s set to reprise in Battlefield 3.
FN P90

The FN P90 was introduced in 1990 and is a popular submachine gun among special forces and anit-terrorism groups. It is used throughout the world in armies, police and SWAT forces. The FN P90 was previously featured in Battlefield 3, and will return in Battlefield 3.

The Heckler & Koch MP7 is a personal defense weapon with a new and more powerful 4.6x30mm cartridge designed to penetrate body armor. The MP7 was developed by HK and officially entered service in 2001. It has entered service in limited use among a few countries in the world, including Norway and England. The MP7 was first featured in Battlefield 2 and will return in Battlefield 3.
M4 Carbine

The M4 carbine was introduced in 1997 and is a smaller, lighter version of the M16A2. The M4 is widely used among armies in the Western World, including the US, UK, Canada, and others. The M4 was first featured in Battlefield 2, and will return as an unlock in Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 will naturally include plenty of close combat weapons, chief of which are shotguns. 

Remington 870

The Remington 870 is the main shotgun used by the US forces. It was introduced back on 1950 and is still in use today, both by armies and by private owners as well. The shotgun has been featured as the main shotgun of the US forces in numerous Battlefield 3, and is set to reappear in Battlefield 3.
Saiga 12

The Siaga 12 is a Russian-made semi automatic 12 gauge shotgun based on a modified AK-47 loading mechanism. It was first featured in Battlefield 3 and has since appeared in Bad Company 1 and 2. The Saiga 12 is expected to be back in Battlefield 3.

Italian-made SPAS-12 is a pump action combat shotgun used mainly by the US Army. It was featured as an unlock in the last few Battlefield games, and will reappear in Battlefield 3.

The USAS 12 is an Korean-made fully automatic shotgun which uses 12 or 20 round magazines. It was introduced in the 1980s for the South Korean army, and has since been adopted in several armies around the world. The USAS 12 is set to be back in Battlefield 3, most likely as an unlock.
DAO 12

The DAO 12 is a South African-made semi automatic, drum fed 12-gauge shotgun which appeared in Battlefield 2 and is set to return in Battlefield 3, as part of the Back to Karkand DLC expansion.

 Battlefield 3 is set to receive a wide array of pistols and sidearms   in Battlefield 3. While its predecessor, Battlefield 2, had a limited   selection of handguns, Battlefield 3 is expected to have a wide variety   of guns, most of which are expected to be unlockable items. Here are  the  guns we expect in Battlefiled 3:

Beretta M9

The Beretta M9 is a 9mm semi-automatic pistol that is the standard issued sidearm in the US Army. The gun was introduced in 1990 and has been featured in all modern-day Battlefiled games. It’s expected to be the main pistol of the US forces in Battlefield 3.
MP-443 Grach

The Yarygin MP-443 Grach is a new Russian handgun introduced in 2003 and has since become the main sidearm of the Russian forces, including police departments. It’s a 9mm design that holds 10 or 18 bullets. It appeared in Bad Company 1 and 2 and is expected to be one of the unlockable pistols in Battlefield 3.
Beretta 93R

The Beretta Model 93R is a burst fire version of the M9. Using the same 9mm ammunition, it can fire 3 round bursts and has been in use since the 1970s. It was featured in Bad Company 2 and is likely to reappear in Battlefield 3 as an unlockable pistol.

The M1911 is the longest serving weapon in modern history, being in use for over 100 years since its introduction in 1911. It fires powerful .45 APC rounds and is one of the most popular handguns in the US military, despite not being a standard issued sidearm. The M1911 is expected to appear in Battlefield 3 as an unlock.
Glock 17

The Glock 17, introduced in 1982, is one of the most popular pistols in the world, both among armies, special forces, police units and sports shooters. The Glock 17 will appear in Battlefield 3 as an unlock.

 Battlefield 3 will feature a variety of rocket launchers for multiple   purposes, including anti vehicle and anti infantry-based rockets.   Battlefield 3 will feature two standard rocket launchers as starter   weapons for both faction, with several more unlockable. So far, the   confirmed rocket launchers are:


The RPG-7 was first introduced in 1961 and has been in service for more than 50 years, and has seen several conflicts, ranging from Vietnam to the gulf war. It’s still a widely used rocket launcher all over the world, and supports different rockets and warheads. The RPG-7 will be the main rocket launcher of the Russian side in Battlefield 3.

The SMAW, or Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, is a mainly intended as an assault weapon designed to destroy enemy targets and cover. It can also be equipped with anti-vehicle rockets. The SMAW makes its first appearance in the Battlefield series with Battlefield 3.

The Swedish-made AT4, first introduced in the early 1980s, and is today one of the most widely used light anti tank rocket launchers in the world. It’s used by the US Army as its main rocket launcher/anti tank weapon, and has been used in Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Over 500,000 units have been produced to date. The AT4 appeared in Battlefield 2 and Bad Company 2, and is set to return in Battlefield 3.


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Battlefield 3 point system (or scoring system), is a bit different from the previous few Battlefield games. For Battlefield 3, points have increased in many cases, most notably for kills, which are now awarded with 100 points. Here is the full breakdown of the Battlefield 3 point system.

Kill points:
Kill enemy: 100 points
Knife kill: 300 points
Comeback kill: 60 points
Headshot bonus: +10 points
Eliminate enemy squad: +10 points
Savior bonus: +20 points
Avenger bonus: +10 points
Destroy vehicle: 200 points
Disable vehicle: 100 points

Assist points:
Kill assist: from 10 to 60 points
Spot assist: 10 points
Squad kill assist: from 10 to 60 points
Squad spot assist: 20 points
Suppressive fire assist: +10 points
Squad spawn on you: +10 points

M-COM objective points:
M-COM arm: 200 points
M-COM disarm: 200 points
M-COM destroy: 200 points
M-COM attack bonus: +20 points
M-COM defend bonus: +20 points

Revive teammate: 100 points
Squad revive: +20 points
Squad Spawn on you: 10 points
Repair: +20 points
Squad repair: +30 points

Source: BF3 Blog


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Features in BF3: * = Not confirmed (Source: Here)

Engine: Frostbite 2

Release: October 25, 2011

Beta: September 2011

64 Player Multiplayer (PC)

24 Player Multiplayer (Console)

Full SinglePlayer Campaign

Co-Op Campaign

Air, Land and Sea Vehicles


PLR (SP & MP*)

Russian Spetsnaz (SP* & MP)


Not compatible with DX9

Fight in the US, Middle East and Europe

Collector`s Edition*

Massive Destruction

Mount your weapon to most terrain

Back to Karkand Expansion (details at BF3 homepage)

Upgraded weapon & FOV system

Deeper bullet drop system than BC2

Drag wounded soldiers in SP only

Better optimized for x64

More unlocks/content than BC2

Assault, Recon, Support, Engineer

Battle Recorder*

Character Customization

Kill Cam*

No mod tools on release

Dedicated Servers

Selective Fire

Blood Effects

Selectable Grenades

Suppression Effect

Conquest Returns

Health Bar

Squad Leader

4-man Squads

Equipable & Quick Knife

Sniper Scope Sway

Customizable DogTags

Deployable Parachute after falling 3/4 stories


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Pre Order Bonuses

[details=Open Me]Multiple retailers have revealed what those who pre-order Battlefield 3 will be getting. Retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, JB Hi-Fi, and GameStop. Those who pre-order through Amazon get the Back to Karkand expansion pack and five dog-tags to help set you apart from the competition. Those who go through GameStop get Back to Karkand and the Physical Warfare Pack. If you are apart of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards program you will also receive a digital version of Prima’s strategy guide for Battlefield 3. Pre-ordering through JB Hi-Fi will get you the Back to Karkand pack, plus a collectable Battlefield 3 hat. Best Buy offers the SPECACT kit and Back to Karkand as well.

Open Beta for Battlefield 3 (Origin Exclusive)

Players who pre-order the game from Origin will be granted early access to the Open Beta for Battlefield 3 when it goes live in September 2011. Early Beta access is for US PC Download customers only.
Pre-load and Get Ready to Play at Launch

Pre-order the PC Digital version of Battlefield 3 Limited Edition through Origin to preload your game before it launches. Preloading insures means you can play the minute Battlefield 3 releases instead of waiting to install.
Physical Warfare Pack (Bonus item for PC Download purchases only)

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[details=Open Me] - Type 88 LMG with bipod - Flechette Ammo for DAO-12 Shotgun - Flash suppressor for SKS sniper rifle - Day 1 Access to the DAO-12 Shotgun

Back to Karkand Expansion Pack (included with the Limited Edition)

This themed expansion pack includes:

  • Four Legendary Maps from Battlefield 2 re-imagined with Frostbite Technology
  • Classic Battlefield 2 Weapons and Vehicles
  • Unique Rewards, Achievements/Trophies, and more

Battlefield Play4Free Items (Origin Exclusive)

  • 870 Combat Shotgun
  • Beret


Map Pack Info

Limited Edition:

There will be a Limited edition for BF3 although not many details have been given.
The Limited Edition gives you the DLC pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
This DLC pack will give you the following 4 maps:
Wake Island, Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Sharqi, Peninsula.
They’re all from Battlefield 2.

Physical Warfare Pack:

This is a pack contain 2 guns,the DAO-12 shotgun (Unlockable) and TYPE 88 LMG.(Exclusive)
Also included is Flechette ammo (DAO-12) and a Flash Suppressor (SKS Sniper)[Both Exclusive]
Available via pre-order of limited edition from either [b]Game[/b] or [b]Gamestation[/b] ,pre-ordering anywhere else will not yield you the pack

Battlefield 3 is in stores this Fall. Pre-order now and get classic Back to Karkand maps from Battlefield 2 for free.

Pre Order Here

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~Made the top pick at GamesCon 2011![/b]

Nice post! You can use my weapons thread for images and bios of them if you want. Also use spoilers for the images.

Lol I will :wink: and with the images, when I would put in a spoiler this would happen;

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Nothing would be in here

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All images here

The topic looks nice :smile: add some images for the guns

EDIT: You need to change these [media][/media] put it as [video] link here [/ M]

The youtube links aren’t working.

[Spoil3r=Spoiler Name][/Spoil3r]

Replace 3s with Es. If it doesnt work the first time try again. Also make sure there is not spaces in between spoilers text.

I know. I’m used to the other site I go on :laughing:


I guess the spoilers have image/text limits :confused: oh well

@Everyone - I’ll try to get pics for the guns. Can’t find any :confused:

Notice Jtag said you can use his link

Look at my thread here.

Oh lol :worried:

Damn yet another 15 mins coping image links >:L

You can put all the links in a txt. file and then have me download it. Like so;


and so on. So I can just paste them in then write the bio’s and names. Make my job easier :wink:

@ Moderators - Move this is Xbox 360 News please < 3

Here you go.

>.< nvm I remembered that I could just copy it and it would put the images in now. Earlier (few weeks) it wouldn’t put the pics in I had to put the links in… Lol sorry for the trouble forgotz about that.

@Everyone - Added in pics and bio’s to all the weapons :wink:

Nice thread. :smiley:

Added a new video to Multiplayer! Go check it out!

You can add the lead platform is the PC, and for the “Not compatible with Directx9” , you can also put that a special version of the game is being made compatible for DX9 for consoles, and it will also not work with Windows Xp.

Nice thread though.

Clean this up big time. From have playing the Alpha, there’s a lot of misleading information. Do your research like I have for my MW3 thread.

Sorry haven’t been watching the thread. Will try to update what I can right now. And Steven, I’m sure new info has been released by now since this is kinda old so I’ll update the whole thing later when I have more time on my hands

And a lot looks like it was a copy and paste. Take the time and effort to search it, hand write it and what not. I try to hand write everything in mine.

Does anybody know if Battlefield 3 will be in full screen on console? Battlefield Bad Company 2 was in widescreen and it was a little bit hard to read the text.

WHOLE thread has been updated. Check it out if you want some questions answered!