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On July 30th, 2011 in News

Battlefield 3 BattlerecorderOne of the big requests from gamers for Battlefield 3 is the return of BattleRecorder, which was featured in Battlefield 2. BattleRecorder makes it easy to record and play back gameplay, making it ideal for those looking to make videos and Machinima content. It’s been uncertain whether we’d see BattleRecorder in Battlefield 3, but there has been some development on that front.

In a recent interview with PixelEnemy, EA’s Battlefield Brand Manager Kevin O’Leary let it slip that BattleRecorder would not be returning to Battlefield 3. This stirred a lot of tension in the community, but then DICE community manager Daniel Matros tweeted that this was not the case — the lack of BattleRecorder was dismissed by Matros. Where does that leave us? Where we pretty much began: BattleRecorder isn’t confirmed, but isn’t denied either. Seeing as how quickly DICE was to correct O’Leary’s statement, and considering how much gamers want BattleRecorder, it’s easy to assume that we’ll see some form of recording capability in Battlefield 3.

DICE had previously mentioned that they had been using BattleRecorder internally to create the videos and trailers we’ve seen of Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3. BattleRecorder was a popular feature in BF2 and contributed to a lot of videos, Machinima and other content. With the popularity of YouTube and gaming channels today, BattleRecorder in BF3 would be more than welcome.


  1. BlueTigerNinja
    July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    YES plz add the battle recorder and also First lol Battlefield 3 is gunna be awesome!

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  2. MrSprog
    July 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    First! Haha sorry, I just had to…

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    • BlueSmiley
      July 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      FAIL \[^_^]/

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      • MrSprog
        July 31st, 2011 at 12:08 am

        Haha, I’ve seen guys 6 or 7 comments down that say first :P . It’s because people don’t see the comments while they are getting approved. /FAIL

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    July 30th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    sigh, i was just typing….

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  4. He Is Legendxxx
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:01 pm


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  5. MrTossum
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Of course it won’t be available for consoles, because of their specs…

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    • ROB
      July 30th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      “of course” u stuck up bastard

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    • ImStalkinYou
      July 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      cod black ops had a similar recorder for consoles, so why wouldn´t it be for consoles in bf3?

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    • thebattlefield
      July 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      if consoles can handle the frostbite 2.0, they can record gameplay of it, simple as that, u fail sir, in your weak atempt to troll

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    • VioHard
      July 31st, 2011 at 12:48 am

      We can’t compare BF3 with Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2 has better graphics than Black Ops. Of course DICE will have to put 3x less graphics and details (like tessellation, ubersampling, …) to have BattleRecorder in consoles.

      Sorry for my English. -_-

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      • Gundam288
        July 31st, 2011 at 3:29 am

        I can tell you that BattleRecorder isn’t going to be on the consoles.

        the whole idea behind it was to be able to share everything.

        also, it would eat up the hard drive and I’m not even sure if MS and Sony (nintendo?) have a clause saying they can’t use up more of the hard drive for things other than playable content.

        also, it would be a hassle to get onto the computer and even upload it to youtube for the lazy avg user.

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        • kelleroid
          July 31st, 2011 at 6:38 am

          Just as an example, if you don’t remember:

          BattleRecorder doesn’t record video files. It records demo files that are scripts of the game actions the engine has to reproduce.

          An average demo in BF2 weighs around 15-20 MB, which is a very small amount today (3 mp3 songs of good quality).

          With the fact that so few record everything, I don’t see how they would take up space.

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  6. marcarrelus
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Is this feature also for ps3?

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  7. MosquitoPower
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Think that how sexy Machinimas would created with FB2 + BR, holy shit. :D

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  8. legoingrdaproplayer
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I want it for X360 :( (((((((((

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  9. joongoon
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    why wouldnt it be for xbox?

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  10. Doctalen
    July 30th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    IF they put it in then it makes sense it will be for everyone. (Console and PC) I don’t see why not. It would just be like observing a game with a few added features.

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  11. MrSprog
    July 30th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Why add the BattleRecorder if consoles can’t use it too? It will just start another dozen of those boycotts that tons of people join, yet never follow through with…

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  12. Sheppy
    July 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t understand why people get so angry because certain features cant make it to consoles. I’m not elitist, but sadly consoles can not compare to the power and ability of a PC. so you gotta give up a few features. be that player count or maybe not having battle recorder. with the prices of RAM and other computer hardware dropping so low most people should be able to run BF3

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    • Cowwie
      July 31st, 2011 at 2:00 am

      Its worth trying to get it regardless.

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  13. Devyx
    July 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    that’s a good thing for us, who wants to have some of their games recorded and show them to friends

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  14. ImStalkinYou
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    please, Dice, at least let it be a DLC!

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  15. victor
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    battle recorder or death… DO IT!

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  16. Tenzing
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Now all we need is mod tools.

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    • BF3FTW
      July 30th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      I simply adore the BF series but BF without mod tools is heresy. Just look at “Forgotten Hope” and “Project Reality” Those mods blow any current FPS out of the water. Most people don’t even realize that user made mods are what drive the PC online gaming community. Just pay a visit to ModDB and hold on to your jaw so it does not hit the floor.

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  17. BlueSmiley
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Why should we need this if we have Fraps?
    (Sorry, I never used the Battlerecorder in BF2 so I don’t exactly know what it is)

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    • Cowwie
      July 31st, 2011 at 2:09 am

      it records the whole game so you can replay it and view the game from any distance/angle or from any players viewpoint=great for esports, collecting evidence of cheaters, and last of all its good for making videos that show off peoples skill at something .

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    • kelleroid
      July 31st, 2011 at 6:43 am

      ^What he said.

      Also, demo files take up only 1% of space an .avi file of the same length would, if not less.

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  18. elitist fail
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    with an upload to utube feature? :)

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  19. BEAR
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    how could you not include it.

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  20. this_guy90
    July 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    OMG thank u battlefield 3 i love u… all u need to do is make split screen

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    • ImStalkinYou
      July 30th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      yeah, i´ve thought of that for a long time… something like an onslaught mode with split screen! that would make my day… or my year

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  21. joongoon
    July 30th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    what is ArmA 3. i see a bunch of people talking about it but then when i look up ArmA 2 some people hate it and some love it. So whats the deal with ArmA 3 are you PC guys going to buy it?

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    • Sheppy
      July 31st, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      ArmA 3 is a game that is somewhat similar to BF. its a bit more realistic then BF but not to the extent that say project reality is. its a fun game when you get all the squad commands learned and you can operate well. the only problem with ARMA 2 that made me vomit was the sloppy reload animations. other then that its a blast to play

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  22. Patrick
    July 30th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    would be a fantastic addition.

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  23. MRshootout
    July 30th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Ohhh MachinimaRespawns sub box will look soo sexy with all the BF3 vids, not this shit called “Black Ops” or CoD in general..

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  24. bloodysquad2
    July 30th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Did you know that Battlefield 2 was the first game to include a battle recorder? After BF2, other games like Halo and CoDoodie popularized it. BF2 was alos the first FPS to add Ranks and unlockable, a feature which every modern multiplayer FPS has. Also, BF2 was the first game to ship as PC DVD and in a bigger case as you see with almost every PC game to date. Those were a little bit of things most people don’t know or appreciate about BF2. Class over.

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  25. MrSprog
    July 31st, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Just ran in to one of those prepubescent singers that sounds like a drunk five year old. I don’t mind younger people playing the game, as I’m pretty young myself, but even I can be a team player and not one of these guys.

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