Browsing tag: Alan Kertz

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BF3 – Launch Issues Resolved and DICE Dev Dog Tags News 10

News 10 Battlefield 3 has been out for a full day now and is being enjoyed by millions. However, it’s launch was not a smooth experience for all. Xbox 360 servers were up and down like a roller coaster, and Russian gamers had a hard time just connecting to the MP portion of the game. You can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Battlefield 3 – Improvements To In-Game Squad Management Hinted At and More Beta Fixes News 7

News 7 The further we get into the week of the Battlefield 3 Beta, the more we are beginning to learn about the types of changes and fixes DICE will be making to the final version of the game. While we won’t see many of these changes in the Beta itself, DICE assures us that they will […]

Be Advised: New Battlefield 3 Beta 3D Radar Hack News 16

News 16 We are sad to report that some unfortunate wall-hacks seem to have made their way into the PC version of the Battlefield 3 Beta.     This wall-hack, also called a 3D radar hack, allows the abuser to see the position of every enemy and teammate, highlighted by a red, rectangular box, through any object on […]

One-Shot Kill Snipers, Weapon Damage and More – BF3 Beta Issues To Be Fixed News 23

News 23 Enjoying the Battlefield 3 Beta? So far, we are on day four for players who got in with early access, and day two for those just joining yesterday. On top of noticing how gorgeous the game looks, you’ve probably already noticed a number of bugs and glitches like the glitched terrain, the perma-blue screen after […]

BF3 – Gameplay Changes to Beta Including Recoil, Post-Launch Projects, and Much More News 14

News 14 Before we begin today’s Battlefield 3 news round-up, I think it’s important to clarify a few things that many Battlefield fans have been wondering about.   Alan Kertz, senior gameplay designer at DICE, officially clarified what exactly is needed to gain access to the M1911 pistol and what the deal is with the Veteran Weapon. […]

BF3 – Veterans Get M1911 Exclusively, Operation Metro Different in Beta, & Graphics Cards News 9

News 9 Consider this the first Battlefield 3 news round up of many to come, post-beta-announcement.       UPDATE: M1911 is available to all Gun Club members. No need to be a Battlefield Veteran. Many have been wondering what the new Veteran Weapon will be in Battlefield 3 and it seems that the EA Gun Club […]

BF3 – Beta Stats & Unlocks Won’t Carry Over + Waiting For The Beta News 18

News 18 Can you feel it? *Cue ‘Down With The Sickness’ by Disturbed* The Beta is almost here ladies and gentlemen, I can sense it. I’m obviously speculating, but part of the reason is also because it seems the DICE devs have been rather quiete these past two days. I can’t help but think something is in […]

Medal of Honor Disc Required to Play BF3 Beta Early + More Squad Details News 27

News 27 IMPORTANT UPDATE: DICE has contacted us directly to let us know that there was, in fact, a mistake on their end. From their @Battlefield account, they tweeted: @mpfirst Sorry for the confusion, the MoH disc will NOT be needed for the closed beta. ^WS   You can view the tweet here. What exactly we do need to […]

BF3 – Day/Night Cycles in MP? All Gametypes on All Maps and More Responsive Controls News 15

News 15 One of the biggest differences between the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises that you will hear many fans talk about is the differences in the responsiveness of the controls. Many argue that Call of Duty has very fast paced, fluid and responsive controls, which it needs being a twitch shooter and all. The controls […]

Update: DICE Clarifies Destruction in Battlefield 3 News 2

News 2 This article serves as an update to our earlier piece, Less Destructible Environments in Battlefield 3? DICE Explains In this article, we looked at Karl-Magnus Troedsson’s interview with IGN where at one point, he talked about adding more indestructible cover in Battlefield 3. This was for many gameplay reasons, including making it easier for defenders in […]

BF3 – More Info on Recon Class and Last Stand/Man Down News 14

News 14 Our man, Alan Kertz, aka Demize99, is just handing out Battlefield 3 info like candy! The only thing he’s not spilling, of course, is the beta date. So, we’ll just have to patiently wait for that day to come. However, we do now have more info on the recon class and what the deal is […]

Less Destructible Environments in Battlefield 3? DICE Explains News 54

News 54 Destruction has become a huge part of the Battlefield franchise. It was first introduced in Battlefield: Bad Company and has since then, become a staple part of the franchise. In an interview with IGN, Karl-Magnus Troedsson, General Manager at DICE, revealed that destruction was not originally intended to be a main part of the series. […]

BF3 Beta Concerns, Post-Launch Support, and Weapon Balance – DICE Talks Fan Feedback News 7

News 7 Recently, we published an article detailing 7 awesome betas you should sign up for. In this article, we mentioned that there are two types of betas; ones that are used mainly as a promotional tool for developers, and ones that are actually used to test the game in it’s current state and purposed to acquire […]

BF3 No One Hit Body Kills with Snipers, More Weapon Recoil, and More – DICE Talks Guns News 106

News 106 There has been tons of Battlefield 3 info floating around the internet this past week. Recently, DICE developers have been much more generous with specifics on weapons and other details about the game. In particular, Alan Kertz, known as Demize99 on Twitter, has revealed some interesting tidbits of info and MP1st has it all here: […]

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