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On September 9th, 2011 in News

DICE has released a brand new teaser trailer showcasing some night time gameplay from the singleplayer campaign, which shows Battlefield 3 in a never before seen way.

In addition, the new trailer is accompanied by a new Battleblog entry, where Battlefield 3 lead designer David Goldfarb speaks about the singleplayer campaign. In the campaign, players assume the role of U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Henry “Black” Blackburn, on missions from New York, to Paris, to Tehran. Another thing that Goldfarb stresses is that Battlefield 3 will indeed be a lot more serious in tone and theme than Bad Company 2.

Last week, Goldfarb said that Battlefield 3′s singleplayer campaign is inspired by Generation Kill and 24, which gives it a realistic feel. And it shows in the new trailer.


  1. JustinSaneV2
    September 9th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    “The non-linear story in Battlefield 3 is told by way of a frame narrative where U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Henry “Black” Blackburn is being interrogated about recent world-shaking events. What the player actually plays are Black’s recollections of the events where a new threat known as the PLR caused him to be involved in military joint operation all across the globe.”

    So we’re basically replaying Black Ops’ campaign?

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    • System
      September 9th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Well personally, I thought of Slumdog Millionaire when I first read that.

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    • Damascus
      September 9th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      Lets not bring Cod into the situation let’s say it’s more like the campaign from “BLACK” back on the PS2.

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    • cant wait
      September 10th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      it may seem similar to black ops campaign, but bf3 has been in development for 6 years, and the campaign was probably done before black ops was a thought. plus, i dont think your getting tortured in bf3. if anything black ops just made the replay campaign coincidentally when bf3 was gonna do it

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  2. Wubstep
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:09 pm


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  3. Wehr
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Must not fap.

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  4. Starch
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I think the date at the end is a beta date (9/16), and since this is a singleplayer trailer, the open beta might feature both MP AND SP!

    But, it’s just a theory. Don’t quote me on anything.

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  5. Josh
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    This game makes all cod players look like retards for still wanting to play cod than this, I mean why would you rather play mw3 which is exactly the same as mw2 and has had the same format for the past 6 or 7 years. I sure dam hope bf3 shits all over cod’s records on release coz dice sure have earned it.

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  6. Doomsdayer
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, NOW I remember Battlefield. Total chaos. Nothing like the Bad Company series. Ugh Battlefield, I missed you (:

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  7. ThatBattlefieldGuy
    September 9th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    0:15-0:18 Sweet Lord… That is the most beautiful explosion I’ve seen in-game at night O.o

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  8. Ghost
    September 9th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    A little cool … It’s good … I think ..
    I have these last years I played COD … The game is great ..
    BF3 already bought, I will see if that 50% of COD was ..
    In November MW3 downloading Oo … The best game ..

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    • Sheppy
      September 10th, 2011 at 12:22 am

      For some reason what you said makes little sense to almost sounds like a haiku

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      • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
        September 10th, 2011 at 3:24 am

        The falling leaves
        Of COD’s green money tree
        Whither beneath us


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        • plumokin
          September 10th, 2011 at 6:01 am

          we have a poet ([AOD])

          and we have a troll (Ghost)

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        • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
          September 10th, 2011 at 9:55 am

          Thats some real Haiku shit right thurr you know… thx Plumo! I subbed you.

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        • Jamaica Ploop
          September 11th, 2011 at 5:05 am

          The traditional Japanese haiku has a word describing the seasonal aspect of the subject. *Falling leaves* describes the season that cod will wither in. Pretty good.

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    • Jack of All Trades
      September 10th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Quick someone crack the code!

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  9. That guy over there
    September 9th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Skrillets is so retarded and not funny at all.

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  10. BF3 fan
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    oh my god bf3 looks so real when the guy loads the mortar rpg

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  11. NAME*
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:25 pm


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    • Camel
      September 10th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Don’t you like foreplay?

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  12. J Gusto
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    What I am going to need to run this maxed out? a 6850 and a phenom II x6 enough?

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  13. Dominic
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I like how single player looks so intense with the jets flying in mid air, sweet!

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    September 10th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    That was so amazing 9_9

    I hope there will be a night multiplayer level.

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    • UrMom306
      September 10th, 2011 at 1:20 am

      YESSS! i’ve been wanting a night level ever since i played a modded night level from cod4. I see a night level in a war torn city. some buildings would be blown apart so they would be dark, street lights would illuminate certain areas, some buildings would have lights, you would have to use your night vision dynamically, meaning when your running along in the dark your good, but once you run through some light youd have to kick em off. I think it would add a really different gaming experience, grenades and rockets/rpgs could be used to blind folks using their night vision. In order for it to work the dark areas would have to be DARK, like if you don’t use your nightvision in the dark you cant see where your going…but then at the same time when your in the dark, you could see the lit areas…that would make it nuts, well lit areas would be death traps. How intense would that be to be running through the action and seeing gun flashes coming from the dark, kick on your nightvision and it reveals chaos. I’m all for it…not sure if it could work on consoles, pc could def pull it off.

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      • Uncle Sam
        September 10th, 2011 at 4:05 am

        and we all know that Frostbite 2 can do it! I like your idea.

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    • Dave247
      September 10th, 2011 at 1:21 am

      That will be interesting because it will be something DICE has never done before and it would come with its own complications (eg. it being too dark) so maybe everyone gets night vision as standard and not as a unlock?

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      • UrMom306
        September 10th, 2011 at 2:11 am

        yeah, it could be standard equipment based on the night map, kinda like in snow levels your camo would be “snow-like”. I could also see the use of those flashlights/laser sights from the bf3 trailers. That would be crazy. It would def be a totally new kind of match experience.

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    • Bayou Beast
      September 11th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Night MP would sick! Especially an urban map.

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  15. Imabeast
    September 10th, 2011 at 12:20 am


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  16. Imabeast
    September 10th, 2011 at 12:30 am


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  17. Goalieguy
    September 10th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    october 25th is toooooooooo far away…. why do i keep reading this blog!!!! it just makes it worse every.stinkin. day… I WANT BATTLEFIELD 3

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  18. Goalieguy
    September 10th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    i was at school today (high school) and someone was talking about how good mw3 will be and i told them bf3 will be so much better and one someone said “arent u a little young to be playing battlefield?”

    I replied “yes, yes i am”

    phineas and ferb reference, anyone? anyone? and since when r u too young to play a kick-ass shooter?

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    • Who?
      September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 am

      You’re too young when you watch phineas and ferb meow meow meow to play bf3.

      P.S you also have to be over 18

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  19. Danny
    September 10th, 2011 at 1:20 am

    lol wh be such a di ck about changes underwear. ya sounds lame but still ….. really otta same something… other than that awsome vid

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  20. bobo the gorilla
    September 10th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    hmmmm,pc gamers are so full of them selves thinking they’re so smart because they can make a beast pc,whoopee fucking doo anyone could do that,even 12yrsolds which most of them are anyways not to start a flame*by now their impatience to read an entire 5 sentence paragraph has given me 80 dislikes without my point getting across*anyways……..pcs aren’t that expensive to buy,just a bitch to upgrade sense their obsolete in every 3 seconds with the new nvidia gtx500 xr pq TX3 9billion, then after that theirs system requirements and you need to find out which goes to which then either pay 300 for a new video card and then upgrade ram and clear cache and have enough space and have stuff run in the back ground and fickle around with the graphics settings like super light effects or more vividness or saturation and blah blah ITS A FUCKING HEADACHE

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    • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
      September 10th, 2011 at 3:28 am

      It’s a fun and educational headache. One that can actually make you a living, if you get good enough at it.

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    • Uncle Sam
      September 10th, 2011 at 4:21 am

      That’s the point, if you have a good pc today that can run BF3 at good settings, you don’t need to buy new hardware just because your pc now is “obsolet”. Even 3 years old pcs can run BF3, so it’s a console shit argument.

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    • plumokin
      September 10th, 2011 at 6:04 am

      its not a headache to me, i like tech and i love learning about computers.

      and im running my game on a laptop i5 2nd gen dual core and im happy

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    • Moyrta
      September 10th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      In my country everything is more expensive than in the USA. I paid 650$ to buy a PS3. I paid 700$ to assemble a new PC that should run BF3 on ultra or close to that. I get paid 100$ a month. So buying anything like that is hard. But I have both. I had some help with new PC from my brother, but basically I spend a year to earn enough money for both of them. And it was worth it. People should stop hating platforms they don’t have.

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  21. FAN COD
    September 10th, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Nice, just nice.

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  22. inspectergadget
    September 10th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    in the beginning i thought this was a movie trailer.
    Battlefield movie titles:
    BF 1942= Battlefield the war of the world
    BF 2= Battlefield 2 next generation
    BF 2142= Battlefield 3 futur tens
    BFBC= Battlefield 4 Bad Company
    BFBC 2= Battlefield 5 The weapon of doom
    BF 3= Battlefield 6 The return

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    • Uncle Sam
      September 10th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      BF Vietnam ….

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      • inspectergadget
        September 19th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        Battlefield jungle war

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  23. Xewie
    September 10th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Any chance we’ll see some multiplayer maps with night time theme? Would be both awesome and new!

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  24. TheLoCoRaven
    September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I love how you can see someone get popped up in the air in a flash during that big explosion. You just see the dark siloette in the middle of the explosion.

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  25. kelleroid
    September 10th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    0:16 did that guy in the explosion get entirely VAPORIZED?

    Also, night maps are not anywhere new to battlefield.

    Even BF1942:SWoWWII had some night maps.

    Not to mention BF2:Special Forces, where almost half of the maps are nighttime…

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