BF3 – Changes to Semi-automatic Weapons On The Way

Could we see some exciting changes made to sem-automatic weapons in Battlefield 3 in the near future?

Alan Kertz, Senior Gameplay Designer at DICE, stated last night that he is “working with a coder today to make semi-automatic weapons fire smoother (like it was in BC2). Still some work to be done, hopefully soon.” While we’ve recently seen a PC patch (soon to come to consoles), it hasn’t included a significant amount of balance changes to weapons, at least in the terms of the way they shoot or the way they feel. Most of the changes have been teaks made to damage or range values. Now, Kertz hasn’t revealed if this is something that will be making it into an upcoming patch, but judging by his words, “still some work to be done, hopefully soon,” it looks like these changes may be happening in the near future.

Of course, fans have been asking if assault rifles/automatic weapons might be seeing changes as well. Kertz responded, “ARs are pretty ok, mostly this is pistols and semi-auto rifles and shotguns.” Other fans have stated that they believe semi-automatic weapons are fine the way they are, at the moment. Humorously, Kertz responded, “I assure you, they are not.”

Are you excited about some of these changes Kertz has mentioned? Did you prefer the semi-automatic weapons (rifles, pistols and shotguns) the way they were in Battlefield: Bad Company 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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