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Anton Sugar
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(08-08-2011, 12:10 AM)
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This thread is meant to gather recent news about Battlefield 3. It is not meant as an OT, but I'll add useful info to the OP if requested. Any big news items will go in their own thread. All news/threads in the OP are sorted by date, with most recent at the top.

For PC Origin friends/Server info: Battlefield 3 PC Community Meetup

Red text is the latest news/update



Battlefield 3
  • Developer: DICE
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
    • Console resolution: 1280x704 with AA enabled
    • Optional HD texture pack for 360; automatically utilized with PS3
  • Release Date: October 25, 2011 US (desktop countdown widget)
  • Battlefield 3 OST
  • Single Player Campaign
  • Co-Op Mode
    • 6 maps at launch
    • Online
    • No split screen
    • 2 Players
    • Unconnected to main campaign but share environments
  • Multiplayer
    • 24 players console, up to 64 players PC
    • Console will have server browser
    • PC Server Browser is Battlelog only
    • Squad/Clan Support in Battlelog
    • LAN not in at launch for security reasons, may be added later
    • Hardcore mode
    • Infantry-only mode
    • Game Modes
      • Conquest
      • Conquest 64 (PC Only, for all maps)
      • Rush
        • 32 player max (PC)
      • Squad Rush
      • Team Deathmatch
        • 24 player max (Console), 32 player max (PC)
      • Squad Deathmatch
    • 9 total maps excluding “Back to Karkand” pack
    • Back to Karkand map pack
      • Free to Limited Edition owners; $15 for all others
      • Includes classic BF2 weapons and vehicles
      • Maps
        • Strike at Karkand
        • Gulf of Oman
        • Wake Island
        • Sharqi Peninsula
  • Multiplayer Customization, Vehicle and Weapon List

All Battlefield vs Call of Duty discussion belongs here: Modern Warfare 3 Versus Battlefield 3 Garbage Thread























Tokyo Game Show 2011 Screens
http://i.imgur.com/qtT5x.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/K4OEo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XESde.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/y8Svo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/PckDk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/27aDz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zJUrJ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IpFOG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Nb4ZF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3p6ai.jpg

Gamescom 2011 Screens:
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0001.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0002.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0003.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0004.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0005.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0006.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0007.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_ba...-2220_0008.jpg

Taken from the July Alpha: - The textures and geometry were locked at low.
http://h7.abload.de/img/bf3_005guk3.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2648/BF3/bf3%20%2853%29.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2648/BF3/bf3%20%2850%29.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2648/BF3/bf3%20%281%29.jpg
http://h7.abload.de/img/bf3_006kuz5.png
http://h7.abload.de/img/bf3_0011udh.png
http://h7.abload.de/img/bf3_0085ub2.png
http://h7.abload.de/img/bf3_001ku3u.png
Last edited by Anton Sugar; 10-23-2011 at 08:39 PM.
RoboPlato
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(08-08-2011, 12:12 AM)
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Good idea. Using the alpha thread for info has been annoying.
Freki
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(08-08-2011, 12:12 AM)
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nice thread - to bad I'm not at home during gamescom :-(
shagg_187
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(08-08-2011, 12:13 AM)
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You better keep the OP updated! >:(

:P
Makoto
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(08-08-2011, 12:15 AM)
There's also the E3 Campaign trailer which for some reason EA does not have a direct feed video for.
BY2K
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(08-08-2011, 12:17 AM)
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Wait wait wait wait.

The BETA will be Open!? People who got Medal of Honor only get a 48 Hours early access? Are you shitting me?

This is delicious!
daffy
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(08-08-2011, 12:17 AM)
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Wow, I never knew Battlefield 3 would have a co op mode.
RoboPlato
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(08-08-2011, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by FTH

Wow, I never knew Battlefield 3 would have a co op mode.

They've barely mentioned it. I had completely forgotten about it until I heard it would be shown at Gamescom.
Kyaw
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(08-08-2011, 12:18 AM)
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Aaaaand Subbed!

Nice thread.
The_Monk
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(08-08-2011, 12:20 AM)
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Nice thread OP!

Now... if only I could find a way to get to gamescom...

I'm so close yet so far from Germany, argh.
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(08-08-2011, 12:24 AM)
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Subscribed!
RukusProvider
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(08-08-2011, 12:25 AM)
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I need to know nothing about BF3. 1 PC and 1 360 copy for me.
daffy
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(08-08-2011, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

They've barely mentioned it. I had completely forgotten about it until I heard it would be shown at Gamescom.

Ah, well that makes me less embarrassed. I'm really glad its there. :D
Cuban Legend
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(08-08-2011, 12:26 AM)
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nice OP, heres hoping for elaborate Jet Ejection animations! :D
Kyaw
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(08-08-2011, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cuban Legend

nice OP, heres hoping for elaborate Jet Ejection animations! :D

Single player dude. I doubt they'd be in MP.
ToyMachine228
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(08-08-2011, 12:30 AM)
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I hope the Co-op is just co-op through campaign. The co-op in Bad Company 2 was pretty forgettable.
Jtrizzy
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(08-08-2011, 12:31 AM)
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I guess we can expect to be flying Raptors and JSF's?
Smokey
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(08-08-2011, 12:32 AM)
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My new home.
Asgaro
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(08-08-2011, 12:33 AM)
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Very decent OP!

And always nice to see some of my screenshots posted =)
Kyaw
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(08-08-2011, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jtrizzy

I guess we can expect to be flying Raptors and JSF's?

Apparently only the vehicles used by the Marines/Russian Army are in this game.

Blackhawk is replaced by Seahawk etc
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(08-08-2011, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ToyMachine228

I hope the Co-op is just co-op through campaign. The co-op in Bad Company 2 was pretty forgettable.

Lol, ditto. Hoping co-op is a worthwhile experience... Onslaught was a massive waste of time. Great way to learn to fly choppers though!
chazmonkey
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(08-08-2011, 12:37 AM)
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Open beta? Sweet! When/where was this confirmed?
BigTnaples
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(08-08-2011, 12:38 AM)
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Awesome. Can't wait for all the new footage and .Gifs.


The flow of new info should be pretty constant from now until launch, especially considering the beta.
lazybones18
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(08-08-2011, 12:39 AM)
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Hope for some live ACTUAL gameplay footage at Gamescom
OdysseusVA
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(08-08-2011, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by chazmonkey

Open beta? Sweet! When/where was this confirmed?

Here

Who can participate in the Open Beta?
The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will be available to all, on all platforms, in September.

http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/batt...d-edition.aspx
FunkyMunkey
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(08-08-2011, 12:45 AM)
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Open beta? WHAT SWEEEEET
Anton Sugar
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(08-08-2011, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

You better keep the OP updated! >:(

:P

I shall! With Nirolak's help, the thread title should keep updated, too.
BY2K
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(08-08-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by OdysseusVA

Here
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/batt...d-edition.aspx

Yup, people who got Medal of Honor got fucked right up there.
JackEtc
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(08-08-2011, 12:55 AM)
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Subbed, nice thread.
LordCanti
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(08-08-2011, 12:55 AM)
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It would be really cool of EA to start the Beta right after Gamescom. I doubt they will, but a man can dream.
ChiefKief
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(08-08-2011, 12:57 AM)
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Does anyone know if co-op will include localized split screen or only online?
ToyMachine228
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(08-08-2011, 12:59 AM)
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The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will be available to all, on all platforms, in September.

Fuckmazing. Going to be playing the 360 beta then.
Domino Theory
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(08-08-2011, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by ToyMachine228

Fuckmazing. Going to be playing the 360 beta then.

Speaking of, when the hell are they going to show the 360 version?
Arcipello
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(08-08-2011, 01:03 AM)
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the Beta is in just a month or so, really hope its a completely new map and one that is more representative of BF, i.e conquest....vehicles etc etc

btw does anyone know of the A-10 jet is in BF3?? i really want to see how amazing theyll make the huge gun sound :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6itQfUwF1o
Metalmurphy
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Originally Posted by Arcipello

the Beta is in just a month or so, really hope its a completely new map and one that is more representative of BF, i.e conquest....vehicles etc etc

btw does anyone know of the A-10 jet is in BF3?? i really want to see how amazing theyll make the huge gun sound :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6itQfUwF1o

There's an A-10 run in the E3 demo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UwOrl036_A
@5:13 and 6:12

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Nekrono
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(08-08-2011, 01:06 AM)
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**Radio Com: Be advised... nice thread, will subscribe"**

No but really, I think we needed this, really excited to see what they show at Gamescom.

Also even though BF3 is mainly multiplayer I'm interested in co-op and it could really bring life to the campaign (assuming it's not that good) and actually it's been a while since we've had co-op in a FPS, hopefully it will be great.
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Very nice OP.

I'd like to note that Demize99 mentioned an "Infantry Only" mode on Twitter, but it's unclear if that's a modifier mode (Infantry Only Conquest/Infantry Only Rush) or a stand alone mode.

I'm guessing modifier though as it makes vastly more sense that way.
ChiefKief
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(08-08-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ChiefKief

Does anyone know if co-op will include localized split screen or only online?

Maybe with a snazzy new avatar, someone will have more insight on this. :D
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(08-08-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Domino Theory

Speaking of, when the hell are they going to show the 360 version?

When the beta begins :P





Anyone know who is doing the BF3 beta OT?
Foliorum Viridum
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(08-08-2011, 01:21 AM)
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There's a co-op mode? Whaa?

Awesome. Spec Ops was maybe the best thing about Modern Warfare 2. I need more info!
TheSeks
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(08-08-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Still no recommended specs? :(
I NEED SCISSORS
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Screens don't look quite as hot as I was expecting. Probably just because it's a) alpha, b) multiplayer mode, and c) has crappy texture filtering.
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Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

Screens don't look quite as hot as I was expecting. Probably just because it's a) alpha, b) multiplayer mode, and c) has crappy texture filtering.

BINGOOOOO!!!!!! -- I'll agree with you on this one, only because the game looked amazing in motion. AMAZING. Even for alpha and all it's downgraded-ness glory.
Kaako
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(08-08-2011, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Still no recommended specs? :(

That's what I'm waiting for as well. Getting a bit worried about my 6870. Want to play it maxed out @ 1080p with good framerate hopefully.
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(08-08-2011, 01:28 AM)
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Good to hear that there is going to be an open beta. I really want to try it out first.
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(08-08-2011, 01:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaako

That's what I'm waiting for as well. Getting a bit worried about my 6870. Want to play it maxed out @ 1080p with good framerate hopefully.

I've heard that the demo footage has been on a single GTX 580. A 6870 wouldn't quite match up, so 1080p/maxed is probably a bit of a stretch. It should look fantastic though.
dragonelite
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(08-08-2011, 01:29 AM)
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My pc is ready for it.
Nekrono
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(08-08-2011, 01:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

Screens don't look quite as hot as I was expecting. Probably just because it's a) alpha, b) multiplayer mode, and c) has crappy texture filtering.

Even for alpha and being locked at low settings the subway scene looked pretty damn good when playing it, maybe it doesn't translate that well to screenshots but trust me, especially when some crazy stuff is happening down there.
Kaako
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(08-08-2011, 01:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordCanti

I've heard that the demo footage has been on a single GTX 580. A 6870 wouldn't quite match up, so 1080p/maxed is probably a bit of a stretch. It should look fantastic though.

I am furious. >:(
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(08-08-2011, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

Screens don't look quite as hot as I was expecting. Probably just because it's a) alpha, b) multiplayer mode, and c) has crappy texture filtering.

The textures and geometry in the Alpha were locked at the lowest setting.

You could move the settings up, but all it did was change AA, SSAO, and I think motion blur.

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