BF3 Community Manager out for MW3 CM’s Dog Tags, Balancing PDWs, and More Patch Details

Recently, in a podcast with Don’t Revive Me Bro, Global Community Manager, Daniel “zh1nt0” Matros revealed his intent to follow through on a challenge provided by Modern Warfare 3’s Creative Strategist, Robert “FourZeroTwo” Bowling during GamesCon, 2011.

Near the end of this podcast, Matros asked the entire Battlefield community for a very specific request: to let Robert Bowling know that he is out for his dog tags. You may remember one of MP1st’s very first articles detailing a discussion between the two about their respective franchises during GamesCon, 2011. While they showed much respect for each other, It ended in a friendly challenge to attain each other’s dog tags in a match in Battlefield 3. You can read the full conversation here! Now, it is the Battlefield community’s job to make this happen!

Many Battlefield fans have been anxiously awaiting a patch for BF3 to be released, which should hopefully look into many issues that we’ve reported on earlier. Some fans have stated that they’d prefer smaller patches that are released more often as opposed to large patches released at a slower pace. Senior Gameplay Designer, Alan Kertz responds, “You can’t do that on the Xbox and PS3, it takes weeks to get the patch through cert. PC is different, needs more test.” Still no ETA on DICE’s first upcoming patch, but we will keep you notified. Make sure to follow MP1st on Twitter and Facebook!

We’ve reported earlier that PDWs were going to be receiving some tweaks in this upcoming patch. Earlier today, Mr. Kertz had some interesting things to say about these weapons and how their being balanced. “PDWs are an interesting balance trial between hardcore and normal. They’re quite good on HC, but rather weak in normal.” This is most likely due to their high rate of fire, which obviously provides a bit of an advantage in HC considering it takes less bullets to kill an enemy.

Do you feel the PDWs in Battlefield 3 are balanced? If not, what do you think could be tweaked? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

  • Dompernice

    When are they going to fix the damn NVsurround issue. I cant even play the game with my Rig yet.

  • I feel like the UMP is fine, but the MP7 seems very underpowered. I spent hours in co-op just to unlock the thing, and found out it’s borderline useless. 

  • I know the game is new… but to me it looks like “across all platforms” the entire industry sucks ass. Releasing nothing but eye candy and hardly EVER delivering a quality product!

    Console’s…. you would think, would have NO issues with games (no matter the title) since, as been heard so many times PC’s are so hard to make games for since there are so many variations of hardware its hard to get it right, YEAH RIGHT… FUCK YOU!

    Console’s  are not the SAME as they were back in the day…. there just a (currently) under-powerd PC that is specialised in playing games that is more or less almost identical to one another, xbox360/xbox360 and ps3/ps3 and so on… sure there are little changes but for the most part there the same.

    So WHY do so many games not fully work and are full of bugs EVEN on a console???!

    Because the fucking greedy bastards of the gaming houses don’t give a fuck as they had too!
    Console games USED TO use cartrages. Something you CANT patch. Something you cant take peoples money for with broken, unfinished games. I have never heard of a cartrage based game being returned cuz something in the game dident work EVER.

    Nowadays they will put up a bunch of SS’s and videos and build up all the hype and more or less sell you a potato in a box… and we will fix it later mentality, since consoles can update the shit pile as PC’s have been doing for years.

    Im talking about the BIG GUYS the freaking BIG WIGS the higher ups NOT the developers themselves…
    If they had the time they needed and deserve (for the money they are making Vrs. what the game makes in sales)
    you would get a quality product…

    So in reality there is NO such thing as a console… just a gimmicky way to sell you a box to keep your shit in that you payed for till some day they fix it… just like the PC world.

    I play on both they suck equally in there own ways…. But the PC gives you more options…. and at best the opportunity to make some content for games, like maps and stuff… and things just looks nicer… you can see the steam coming off the shit pile nice,r especially with dx11… and even better if you buy…… 2 video cards.

    Games are all going to hell,  and the path to it is made out of our money…..

  • wth is a PDW??? sum1 plz answer

    • Joachim Holmstoel

      A personal defense weapon is a compact semi-automatic or fully automatic firearm similar in most respects to a submachine gun, but firing an (often proprietary) armor-piercing rifle round, giving a PDW better range, accuracy and armor-penetrating capability than submachine guns, which fire pistol-caliber cartridges. The class of weapon as it exists today evolved as a hybrid between a submachine gun and a carbine, retaining the compact size and ammunition capacity of the former while adding the ammunition power, accuracy and penetration of the latter. 
      Hope this helps.

  • Nate

    Ump and pdr (should have 30 not 20 rounds) need a little buff but the mp7 requires most of its 20 rounds to kill one guy. A little better with extended mag but that shouldn’t be necessary

  • Ommr 14

    all PDW very underpowered

  • Cococucu

    P90 is underpowered