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BF3 – Soldiers “Appear on the Map for a Short Time” When Firing an Unsuppressed Weapon News 10

News 10 Earlier today, it was reported that you do not show up on the mini-map when firing an unsuppressed weapon in the Battlefield 3 multiplayer. However, Ian Torny recently stated, “To clarify – You will appear on the map for a short time, but you will not be flagged/spotted,” referencing Fredrick Thylander’s statement, “It makes you light up on […]

Battlefield 3 – DICE Clarifies PC and Console Graphical Comparisons News 13

News 13 In an earlier article, we covered the different graphical settings that were available in the PC version of Battlefield 3, which you can view here. One very interesting point in the GeForce LAN 6 Keynote was that, apparently, the lowest settings on the PC are equivalent to what the graphics would be like on the […]

BF3 – PC Graphical Options Revealed News 15

News 15 In the recent GeForce LAN 6 keynote presentation, given by Johan Andersson, Rendering Architect at DICE, he details the different graphical settings found on the PC version of Battlefield 3. The presentation also reveals what type of graphics card are required for each setting. Graphics Options: Low = Lowest Possible Similar visuals to consoles, lots […]

BF3 – Recon Class Awarded More Points In Final Build and Function of SOFLAM Detailed News 28

News 28 Senior Gameplay Designer Frederik Thylander has revealed some new information regarding the point system implemented in Battlefield 3. First, Mr. Thylander recently announced that a total of 12 sets camouflage patterns will be available for your soldier in Battlefield 3. Fans have been curious to know exactly how these camos will be unlocked and what styles are included. […]

BF3 – New Spotting Features in Final Build? Plus, DICE’s Thoughts on Similarities Between Competition News 27

News 27 In the recent build of Battlefield 3 that we’ve been seeing lately, there have been a couple of newly implemented gameplay mechanics not included in the Beta that really stood out to us for a few reasons. The first being that they could drastically change the way some gamers play Battlefield and second, because they […]

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Maps Revealed Pt. 2 News 6

News 6 The final 5 multiplayer maps for Battlefield 3 have been revealed on the Battleblog, making a total of 9 areas for you and your friends to battle it out in total warfare! Make sure to check out the previous 4 maps here. Let us know which ones you are most excited for in the comment section […]

Battlefield 3 Squad Spawn Confusion Settled News 5

News 5 One issue that has confused many Battlefield fans is squad spawning, and how it will work in the final version of Battlefield 3. In the Beta, regardless of whether or not you were a squad leader, you could spawn on any other squad member. In the commentary on the recent new maps’ footage, which we dissected frame […]

New Battlefield 3 Trailer Showcases Vehicles News 6

News 6 Yet another Battlefield 3 trailer has been released, this time focusing on the vehicles of Battlefield. Once again, most of the footage is recycled, but there are a few new shots here and there of both single player and multiplayer. Before watching, make sure to check out our Dissection of the Near Final Build of Battlefield […]

BF3 – Squad Specs, Visible Team Deaths, Added Options and more: A Dissection of the Near Final Build News 39

News 39 Recently, IGN was able to preview the retail version of Battlefield 3. Two multiplayer demonstrations were given by Producers Patrick Bach, and Alex Grondal who show off two new MP maps, Operation Firestorm and Grand Bazaar. We’ve taken some stills from these two videos to capture a few interesting differences from the Beta that will be […]

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Maps Revealed Pt. 1 News 3

News 3 On the official Battlefield Blog, DICE has revealed the design details of four maps in Battlefield 3, two of which are brand new. Operation Firestorm, Operation Metro, Tehran Highway, and Damavand Peak. They also teased the reveal of the five remaining maps to come tomorrow. OPERATION FIRESTORM WORKING TITLE> oilfields DICE INTERNAL DESIGNATION> mp012 SUPPORTED GAME MODES> all […]

BF3 – Semi-Auto Snipers Tweaked, Base Weapon Damage Unchanged, and Improved Mini-Map News 10

News 10 DICE has revealed some new information regarding sniper rifles and how they will be tweaked, weapon damage, and HD textures! When it comes to balancing, sniper rifles have always been a controversial issue in FPS multiplayer. According to many FPS forums, they’re either under-powered, over-powered, useless at close range, or too effective at “quick-scoping.” Many […]

BF3 – More Weapons in Retail Version, Biggest Maps Yet, and Changes to Unlocks News 13

News 13 More info is slowly being trickled out about the retail version of Battlefield 3. We’ve already covered changes being made to the UMP-45 and other weapons, including the bolt-action rifles, as well as changes to the spawn system. Weren’t satisfied with the number of weapons available in the Beta? It turns out that “there are […]

DICE Confirms “Online Pass” for Battlefield 3 News 91

News 91 Several months ago, in an interview with GamerZines, Patrick Bach eluded to the fact that Battlefield 3 will have an online pass-esque system in place for used copies. He refrained from calling it an online pass. Patrick explained “I don’t think it’s an online pass, I think it’s our own backend. I’m not sure I want to […]

New Battlefield 3 Trailer Showcases Destruction News 3

News 3 DICE has just released a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3 showcasing the powerful capabilities of the Frostbite 2 engine. In this particular one, we can see the how destruction plays a large role in both single player and multiplayer.

MW3 won’t have Black Ops’ Character Customization, but will have an “Enhanced” Theater Mode News 10

News 10 Although Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2, comparisons with the previous Call of Duty title, Black Ops, are bound to happen. Robert Bowling shed some light on some of the similarities and differences between the two games in question. Customization According Robert Bowling, Creative Strategist on Modern Warfare 3, MW3 will focus […]

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Details: Galaxy at War News 4

News 4 One of the greatest action/RPG single player experiences of all time gets multiplayer! Co-op, to be specific. It seems that fans with worries of the core Mass Effect experience being ruined by MP can sleep well tonight. Bioware assures us this entirely optional game mode has not and will not affect what ME fans have come […]

BF3 – Spawn Immunity Removed, No Customizable Red Dots, and Lasers Increase Accuracy News 16

News 16 Only a week and a few days away until Battlefield 3 finally arrives! We know everyone is missing the Beta and doesn’t quite know what to do with their lives at the moment, but we’ll make it through. For now, new information is surfacing about the retail version and we will be gathering as much […]

BF3 – UMP-45 “only a little OP,” Changes to Bolt-Action Rifles, and HC Mode Details News 35

News 35 As the Battlefield 3 Beta is now over, and DICE is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the retail version, Alan Kertz, Senior Gameplay Designer, is revealing some very interesting information regarding the controversial issue of weapon damage. To get a basic understanding of the weapon damage systems put in place in DICE’s […]

Reminder: Last Day of the Battlefield 3 Beta News 5

News 5 Update: DICE has clarified that the beta will go down “at 4 am in PST”, which is 7:00 am EST. For a couple of weeks now, we’ve had the pleasure and frustration to play the Battlefield 3 Beta, which contrary to popular belief was a beta in the traditional sense of the word. DICE has tested […]

BF3 – DICE To “Adjust” UMP-45 and Other PDWs Plus More Hints Of Caspian on Console Beta News 7

News 7 By now, DICE’s inboxes, twitter/reddit/battlelog feeds are probably filling up rather quickly with the many bugs and glitches that are currently in the Battlefield 3 Beta. However, we are starting to receive confirmation of many things that DICE is looking into and that they’re promising to fix by October 25th. Some of these include the […]

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