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On August 5th, 2011 in News

Battlefield 3 awards
DICE has posted another Battleblog entry, this time it concerns unlocks, awards and persistence in Battlefield 3. As many know, Battlefield 2 was the first game to really offer a deep persistence mode, with awards, unlocks and stats that would keep players busy for hundreds of hours.

For Battlefield 3, DICE reveals that the game will feature “more than 10 times the hardware unlocks spread over weapons, weapons attachments, gadgets, and a huge unlock tree for vehicles alone”. Unlocks will be given based on the class you play as and the weapon you use, so if you use a weapon a lot, you’ll get more unlocks for it, same goes for classes.

Regarding awards, the pins have been substituted for ribbons, which will be given out each round (e.g. 7 kills with assault rifles to get the Assault Rifle Ribbon), while it will also feature BF2 style medals, for example, the US service medal is awarded after playing 100 hours as the US Marines. Ranks will be as plentiful as in Bad Company 2, which had 50 ranks in total.

It has also been confirmed that Engineers will get an anti-air rocket launcher, and that Jets will get the choice between air to air missiles, or air to ground missiles/bombs.



86 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Phantom
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    This is awesome. It took me a while to get all the medals in BC2 but now I’m gonna enjoy even more earning each medal!

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  2. Excision
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    First! and didn’t they say there would be a years worth of unlocks and awards?! This game will keep me busy. :D

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    • Excision
      August 5th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      whoops wasnt first. xD

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      • Excision
        August 5th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

        do you guys get paid to dislike my comments, no matter what it is? Get a life, haters. :)

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        • Svven
          August 5th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

          Since you said something about it, might as well.

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        • [AOD]Death_F473
          August 5th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

          Why dont you just go away for a couple of posts, you are obviously the immature one posting here.

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        • Freeman
          August 6th, 2011 at 12:22 am

          They downvote because you post a useless comment, stuff like “First!”

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        • Elitemane
          August 6th, 2011 at 12:57 am

          don’t worry about everyone gets dislikes, i got the most on purpose,

          EVERY DISLIKE THIS COMMENT

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        • Excision
          August 6th, 2011 at 3:16 am

          lol i only post first if i get first. Everyone does it little boy. Get over yourself.
          And elite i love how you have a high rated comment even though you want them to dislike it. xD Haters gonna hate…

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        • plumokin
          August 6th, 2011 at 3:17 am

          @excision, i was like “why is everyone disliking these” and then i saw the third comment lol

          @elite, u have soo many likes already XD

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        • Elitemane
          August 6th, 2011 at 3:42 am

          no i meant my comment not yours i’m beating you by 30 at the other thread

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        • jnmnm22
          August 6th, 2011 at 4:27 am

          wtf why is everyone hating this guys comments. he didnt say anything bad. your probably gonna dislike this also

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        • ImStalkinYou
          August 6th, 2011 at 6:17 am

          haha, random! and almost every comment above has at least one dislike, i think i know disliked them… :D

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        • BlackNoob
          August 6th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

          HAHA !
          wow you got some haters arround you X)

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        • NoFreakinIdea
          August 6th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

          poor Excision lol… idk whats wrong now, why they all hate on you. oh well

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    • kelleroid
      August 8th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Excision receives hate only in return.

      He is disrespectful and ignorant, and also he supplies fuel to flamewars.

      We do have a reason to hate him.

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  3. lolcoder
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Hope you don’t get 20 ribbons every round :(
    Also it is very stupid that medikit has to be unlocked and that the first ranks are increasing way to fast.
    RPG to air? Hope that is not tracer-dart-like.

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  4. Nibbit
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Sounds cool! Yeah I’m very curious about the gadgets etc, can’t wait any longer

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    • Nibbit
      August 5th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      playing BF2 atm! Still an awesome game. Simple but delivering the goods :)

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  5. Asgaro
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Fantastic!
    I hope they spread the weapons, etc more across the available levels.
    The leveling speed at BC2 is fine (only at lvl35 myself) so hope they keep it really slow.

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  6. AtomikBiohazard
    August 5th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Outstanding, can’t wait to collect them all, but how does the anti air missile work?

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    • Other Brian
      August 5th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I’d imagine it will function something like the Stinger from BF2, only man-portable.

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      • BF3Blog
        August 5th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        I remember they had the portable AA gun in 2142, but it never worked, as it was so glitchy.

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        • Tratunafish
          August 5th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

          It worked just fine, with the ability to hit tanks, but with reduced damage.

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      • Elitemane
        August 6th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        It will be something like this………….

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va1agPONiNU&feature=feedu

        Epic, anyways this is my 100! comment(i can’t believe it myself(no life)),
        anyways, thanks for putting up the with me.

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  7. )(O/\/
    August 5th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    god i hope they have a training mode. its hard enough for me to fly a helicopter, but a jet?
    these games become too serious. its hard to learn them when you’re pressured into battle.

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    • Blarg
      August 5th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      I thought the fun part of vehicles(especially air vehicles) was learning how to master them.. I always get a laugh seeing someone crash a heli into the water or mountain if everyone were experts you wouldn’t have those moments

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      • Dude
        August 5th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

        Yeah, that’s always worth a laugh…. unless you are a passenger… =(

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      • )(O/\/
        August 6th, 2011 at 3:31 am

        i think its more important that you have a team you can count on, it makes the game more exiting. instead you end up with players who waste their teammates, drive over noticeable mines and dive their helis in the ocean.
        it gets old when you looking for a serious game.

        of course, you can eliminate that if you have a platoon.

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    • Steve
      August 5th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      Hopefully there will be a bot mode.

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    • Elitemane
      August 6th, 2011 at 1:05 am

      theres a campaign for a reason, they’ll be tutorials for everything, like in bc2,except for helicopters : ( and there is a boat part in bc2 campaign except it is very very short, I hope they bring more use out of the boats,
      i will spend most of my gun time with g3 or gc36 or xm8(most likely not happening due to this thread ( http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/7214965.page ) dice likes to know from their fans, although to a limit.

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  8. lolcoder
    August 5th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I hope you don’t have to unlock e.g. acog for every single rifle again.

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    • .Genocide.
      August 6th, 2011 at 12:15 am

      You do…

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      • ImStalkinYou
        August 6th, 2011 at 6:28 am

        damnit… i got pissed when people used acogs on a sniper rifle… not only is it for noobs because then cant quickscope (just admitt it.. when someone uses a acoc on a sniper, they use it to quickscope more easily) with the original scope, they also selects the acog instead of more important agressive recon specs as explosive upgrade or lightweight package… but people have their own way to play… (sigh)

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  9. MiKE_nz
    August 5th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Awesome stuff. Hope it’s not like bc2 where you could unlock every weapon by around lvl 20. Although it doesn’t sound that way so I’m happy.

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  10. ThatGuy
    August 5th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    The training mode is the campaign.

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    • plumokin
      August 5th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      u cant test every weapon with customization tho… so its limited

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      • Other Brian
        August 5th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

        It’d be kinda cool if there was a “shooting range”-type feature, where you can test different weapons and attachments to see how they handle. Get a sense for recoil, accuracy, that sort of thing. It’d certainly be easier than trying to figure it all out in the field.

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        • Dude
          August 5th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

          Agreed. Something like they have in BF1943… They could call it Boot Camp.

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  11. Blarg
    August 5th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Nice :P It didnt take long for me to unlock everything in BC2. I accept the challenge.

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    • Excision
      August 6th, 2011 at 3:25 am

      (-.-) Challenge Accepted!

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  12. bacix
    August 5th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    why can’t jets have both aa and ag missiles ? that worked in bf2 and most aircraft today are multirole fighters anyway.

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    • Dude
      August 5th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Yeah, but overpowered much?

      Besides, I think “multi-role” is misleading. For the most part they fill one role at a time.

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      • bacix
        August 6th, 2011 at 6:18 am

        if they would load the plane with ordnance just for a run so the pilot would have to rearm after discharging it the plane would not be so OP. In BF2 it wasn’t very overpowered, you could shoot down a plane in no time.
        Well, and when I’m talking about multi-role I’m actually talking about the plane being able to defend itself against other aircraft. If fixed-wing aircraft would have 4 bombs that discharge at the same tame (so the pilot would be forced to get back to base for a rearm) and 2 aa missiles to protect itself from enemy aircraft while RTB-ing the jet wouldn’t be overpowered at all.(this would be good as a perk: the pilot chooses between more bombs, more missiles, or both)

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        • Colt_Gun
          August 6th, 2011 at 7:49 am

          i’d choose both….. WAIT NO!… just more bombs please >.>

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        • Tratunafish
          August 6th, 2011 at 10:03 am

          I have to agree wth that. Except i feel the actual jet should have these options, not the player. Adding vehicle perks reminds me of COD5 too much, and i like how the A10s worked in BF2: Armored Fury. Maybe we could see A10s, and some jets with only AA missles, providing a more team based flying style. A10s bomb, and the faster jets protect them and give air superiority.

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      • bacix
        August 6th, 2011 at 6:18 am

        if they would load the plane with ordnance just for a run so the pilot would have to rearm after discharging it the plane would not be so OP. In BF2 it wasn’t very overpowered, you could shoot down a plane in no time.
        Well, and when I’m talking about multi-role I’m actually talking about the plane being able to defend itself against other aircraft. If fixed-wing aircraft would have 4 bombs that discharge at the same tame (so the pilot would be forced to get back to base for a rearm) and 2 aa missiles to protect itself from enemy aircraft while RTB-ing the jet wouldn’t be overpowered at all.(this would be good as a perk: the pilot chooses between more bombs, more missiles, or both)

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        • bacix
          August 6th, 2011 at 6:21 am

          it seems that i double-posted (i have no idea how) could an admin delete my second message? (and this one too)

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  13. Nibbit
    August 5th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    A tweet by KM Troedsson, the world will be seeing the first footage of conquest at this year’s Gamescom in Germany (August 17 – 21.) #Jets, which have not been seen since one of the first Battlefield 3 trailers will also be shown at the event. No details on what elements of conquest or what jets we’ll be seeing at the event, but we’re expecting Battlefield 3 to impress us once again. :D

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    • Excision
      August 6th, 2011 at 3:23 am

      5 words… I just Jizzed my pants. xD

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    • .Genocide.
      August 6th, 2011 at 3:28 am

      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!111!!1!!!11 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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      • Colt_Gun
        August 6th, 2011 at 7:50 am

        ^This… but with more zomg’s and exclamation points.

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  14. Latinoplaza
    August 5th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Not sure but dice said in an interview that some thinks will already be unlocked so we can strategize better

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    • COLDKILL
      August 6th, 2011 at 2:05 am

      Sorry, could you please rephrase that? I don’t understand what you mean.

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      • Excision
        August 6th, 2011 at 3:22 am

        he meant some THINGS. Wasn’t too hard to understand.

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        • *splat*
          August 6th, 2011 at 5:59 am

          I love Indian girls.

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        • Excision
          August 6th, 2011 at 6:26 am

          ^ This.

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  15. Elitemane
    August 6th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Yay for variety i going to love playing it my way as a assault medic with health packs to patch up the squad,watch out i’m blasting in with the tank and then with my M4 (simile face)…………i hope this works

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  16. COLDKILL
    August 6th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Cant’ wait to see some conquest from gamescom! Lets hope they release a 64 player conquest map for the beta!

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  17. this_guy90
    August 6th, 2011 at 2:20 am

    i want those metals in real life

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    • Excision
      August 6th, 2011 at 3:21 am

      medals, you mean, and yeah i want them too. I got an old, but not tattered army jacket that i use for paintball, and having that marksman medal would scare my opponents before the game started… muahahah! :D

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      • Elitemane
        August 6th, 2011 at 3:48 am

        from the hip or shoulder?? I got a marksmen medal too, although with how heavy it can be with my hands i shorta do it cowboy style, use your writing hand for accuracy and use or other hand for speed with any gun, use plant-eclipse

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  18. Ci2e
    August 6th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Forcing everything into a tree and not being able to have air to air missiles and bombs at the same time sounds bad to me. I’m going to have to have at least 2 soldiers to completely experience all aspects of the game or more? I sure hope not.

    Portable anti-air rocket launcher, omg no! The anti-air rocket in 2142 was a PITA, always hits and never misses. That was my experience. I hope it’s more balanced or this is going to be bad for pilots alike.

    I’d buy BF3 if it were a 95% remake of BF2. Frostbite 2 makes it worth it.

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    • Colt_Gun
      August 6th, 2011 at 7:53 am

      hell i’d buy bf3 if it were a 90% remake of BC2.. im THAT excited.

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  19. Mexican Immigrant
    August 6th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I wonder what the next battlefield game in 2-4 years would be like

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    • Elitemane
      August 6th, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Battlefield 4 or bad company 3 or 2143 or 1944 Vietnam 2 or cold war, either way ,imagine it will be so realistic and fun that you’ll shit your pants after having a heartattack after having a seizure after experiencing post traumatic stress disorder after experiencing maximal climax after experiencing being high and after your balls get englared(or boobs) and all this happens before opening the case

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      • Blarg
        August 7th, 2011 at 12:58 am

        I’d love to see BF 2142 running on the Frostbite 2 engine…:O

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    • Elitemane
      August 6th, 2011 at 6:11 am

      welcome to america!

      we turned into the worlds most retard shithole since 1969!!(damn nixon!!)

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      • bacix
        August 6th, 2011 at 6:22 am

        XD

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    • Colt_Gun
      August 6th, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Its slogan will be “Looks more realistic than Real Life.”

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  20. Elitemane
    August 6th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    i don’t get at the bf3blog forum you have to register but not at the thread

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  21. Hired_Mark
    August 9th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    w00t ground to air launcher. No more pesky helicopters for me.

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  22. Wangsmasher
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:25 am

    That’s great. Do they do anything?

    Like can I make my tracers look like pink hearts?

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  23. Leonidas McFiggledoodle
    August 24th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    CoD will beat BF3 in every way.

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  24. Leonidas McFiggledoodle
    August 24th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Nah, I’m just kidding :) I did that because I wanted to get a million dislikes :p
    BF3 is the game of games. Carry on fellow gamers :)

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  25. TROLOLOLOL
    August 29th, 2011 at 5:03 am

    MW3 IS GONNA OWN BF3

    TROLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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