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Battlefield 3 News Thread of BE ADVISED: Reviews On Monday

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Anton Sugar

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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
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http://i.imgur.com/3p6ai.jpg

Gamescom 2011 Screens:
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_battlefield_3-16657-2220_0001.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_battlefield_3-16657-2220_0002.jpg
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http://images.gamersyde.com/image_battlefield_3-16657-2220_0007.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_battlefield_3-16657-2220_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 (53).jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2648/BF3/bf3 (50).jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2648/BF3/bf3 (1).jpg
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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!
 

RoboPlato

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FTH said:
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.
 

The_Monk

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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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ToyMachine228 said:
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!
 

BigTnaples

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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.
 

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Nekrono

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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.
 

TheSeks

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Still no recommended specs? :(
 
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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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I NEED SCISSORS said:
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.
 

LordCanti

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Kaako said:
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.
 

Nekrono

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I NEED SCISSORS said:
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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LordCanti said:
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. :mad:
 
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