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On October 9th, 2011 in News

Battlefield 3 logoWith the Battlefield 3 beta set to end tomorrow, DICE has learned quite a lot from it, stressed tested their servers, looked at some gameplay tweaks, and so on. Most of the issues in the beta will be fixed before the game ships, however, a game usually has to be completed several weeks before ship date, in order to be certified by console manufacturers, and have sufficient time to be manufactured. This is usually referred to as “going gold”. But that doesn’t mean developers stop working on their products.

According to DICE’s Patrick Liu, Battlefield 3 will “probably” have a day-one patch, which will include feedback from the beta. Liu also pointed out that the beta is a real beta, and not a glorified demo as “betas” have become over the past few years. DICE has gotten a lot of feedback on Battlefield 3 gameplay, tested the servers and has received feedback on Battlelog as well (which has been updated during the beta).

As the beta ends tomorrow, we’ll have an in-depth article giving our impressions of Battlefield 3 over the past few weeks.


  1. liar
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Glad they are going to keep the patching going immediately upon release. Cant Wait!

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    • xCryonic
      October 10th, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Some people may think that as a bad thing, But I dont give a f***, its only a good thing that they’re fixing and patching the game from day 1 ^^

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      • Me
        October 10th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

        It sucks having to go through the additional process of patching on Day 1. That means I’m downloading the game through Origin then downloading the patch. That’s extra time not spent playing. :(

        But if it makes the game better then I’m all for it. I’m willing to wait a few extra hours if it makes the game kick that much more ass. I’ve already been waiting since 2005…

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        • Cartoon of Duty
          October 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

          You, sir, get the coveted “dumbass of the day” award.

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  2. Pugachev Cobra
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Glad to hear it!

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  3. BlueSmiley
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:43 pm


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  4. Jason
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    In other news, there will be a presidential election in 2012. You heard it here first!

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    • pimp117
      October 10th, 2011 at 3:30 am

      In other news,we will discuss on December 22

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  5. Bloody Ghillie
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    UGH….I can’t take it anymore *passes out in a coma, hopefully waking up on October 25th……while I am still writing on a laptop during a coma….*

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  6. shamE
    October 9th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Amazing news FUCK YEA DICE :D

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  7. WTF
    October 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Winner: Dark Sould

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    • WTF
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:04 am


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    • WTF
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:04 am


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      • ForTheWinz
        October 10th, 2011 at 12:50 am

        shut up

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      • deadeye009
        October 10th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        what the hell are you talking about WTF?

        dark souls wins for being a linearish but open RPG
        battlefield wins for being a blow shit up badass shooter

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  8. inSANITY
    October 10th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Play Game ->
    Loading ->
    Please Download and Install Better Textures ->
    Installing ->
    Console Turns Off ->
    Turns Console Back On ->
    Play Game ->
    Please Download And Install Patch ->
    Downloading ->
    Installing ->
    Console Turns Off ->
    Turns Console Back On ->
    Play Game!

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    • SickTwist3d
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:11 am

      And the probable 1hr wait will be well worth it!

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      • inSANITY
        October 10th, 2011 at 1:16 am

        Never said it wouldn’t be worth it, in fact I’d rather they do a day one
        Patch instead of a month later. I was just joking about how long it will take to start up the first time. And I forgot, the ps3 only has to restart after firmware updates; my bad.

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    • SuperSanity
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Your console has some weird issues if it turns off after every install.

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    • Hired_Mark
      October 10th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      Better than no patch I guess.

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  9. SickTwist3d
    October 10th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I had thought this was how they would fix the problems with the game anyway but glad to hear it will likely have an update onto of other fixes on day 1-2, great job DICE!!!

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    • -=BwK=-
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:57 am

      im sorry, u started slurring your words and i have no idea what you were trying to say.

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      • neworleanzgamer
        October 10th, 2011 at 2:21 am

        iFind myself not understanding ppl on here either. Punctuation people! lol

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        • SickTwist3d
          October 10th, 2011 at 7:06 am

          Holy fuck man, I apologize, I was tired when I wrote that lmao

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        • SickTwist3d
          October 10th, 2011 at 7:14 am

          I’m gonna be honest, I couldn’t read what I wrote when I re-read that

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  10. inSANITY
    October 10th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Wow, battlefield 3 has over a THOUSAND pre orders in our little Texas town. I didn’t realize so many people around me want to play it…

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    • neworleanzgamer
      October 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am

      where are u in Texas? near Beaumont?

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      • Me
        October 10th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

        I’m in Houston and going to a BF3 release party in Austin the weekend of the 28th. Awwww yeah!

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    • Exo
      October 11th, 2011 at 4:31 am

      Little Texas town with 1000 preorders, not bad. Where you from man? Waco here.

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  11. phill
    October 10th, 2011 at 1:10 am

    great, but don’t make those patches huge like they where in bfbc2. :/
    took me forever to download it.

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    • Implied
      October 10th, 2011 at 1:31 am

      Better overall less Patches, but more downtime, than more Patches, less downtime. Once whatever Bugs are left are squashed with first-second Patches, all we’ll probably get after is Content/New Content Patch Fixes.

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      • Implied
        October 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am

        So people would rather have several small Patches than get all the Patching downtime over with with one or two big ones.


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  12. DeathAngel
    October 10th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Well that’s cool, but after every one of my plans to get it at 12 o’clock, i can’t now. I ended up pre-ordering the limited edition from gamestop but it also includes some 100 dollar vault for my ps3, it looks cool and you get it like 50 dollars off so i might be able to sell it for 100 bucks on ebay. But yeah since this thing doesn’t have a in store pick up i won’t be able to play it on day 1 which is a major bummer, but what ever.

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    • Nulos
      October 10th, 2011 at 3:39 am

      Why does everyone think that every crappy item that comes with a game will make them a fortune on ebay?

      You won’t even make back cost

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      • DeathAngel
        October 11th, 2011 at 3:05 am

        Well, I never thought i would make a fortune, but getting 80 dollars back on it would be nice, any way that is called a 20 dollar profit buddy, i already planned on buying the game anyway so, 20 dollar profit is nice.

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  13. Colt_Gun
    October 10th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    We <3 you DICE no homo.

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    • SuperSanity
      October 10th, 2011 at 2:08 am

      *All kinds of homo…. Or is that just me? O.o

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    • neworleanzgamer
      October 10th, 2011 at 2:18 am

      who would take that as a homo comment?

      Apparently you’re not intune with your sexuality if you felt the need to say no homo… Then you put the <3 style heart? lol

      anyways, Keep it up DICE!!!

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    • L1nk51
      October 10th, 2011 at 3:29 am

      No Homo is a great song :D

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    • Colt_Gun
      October 10th, 2011 at 5:36 am

      does anyone here actually realise that saying no homo after saying something that could have been interpreted as such is a giant internet meme thats existed since like the internet began? I obviously wasnt serious.

      or was I… ;)

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  14. Dice
    October 10th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I<3 you dice no homo now I need to pre-order

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  15. Arkalis
    October 10th, 2011 at 2:36 am

    May I ask why in almost every fansite, blog and the like they use the BATTLEFIELD 3 logo with a red 3? I can’t find any official logo from EA or DICE this way (please post such if I am mistaken)

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    • -=BwK=-
      October 10th, 2011 at 2:49 am

      Its because the Battlefield 2 logo had a red 2

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      • Arkalis
        October 11th, 2011 at 2:06 am

        I remember the red 2 but I find it kind of…awkward

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    October 10th, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I can’t F***IN WAIT!

    … That is all

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  17. Baggin' Gnomes
    October 10th, 2011 at 4:04 am

    So this will fix the problem with the detonation of C4 freezing the game? A couple of friends had the same problem.

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  18. Kabes
    October 10th, 2011 at 4:12 am

    PC patching should be ok along as it’s made available to ISPs or Origin. I hated steam patching as it tools days.

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  19. JustinSaneV2
    October 10th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Never saw this coming.


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  20. Metacom
    October 10th, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Hah, I can already hear the people who dont keep up with BF3 news and will start complaining having to download a patch on launch day….

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    • VineFynn
      October 10th, 2011 at 6:24 am

      I would rather install a patch than play a broken game.

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      • Counterflak
        October 10th, 2011 at 11:56 am

        *COUGH* Rage *COUGH* Dead Island *COUGH* Blops on release.

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      • yams in a can
        October 10th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

        I’d rather play an already fixed game instead of installing a patch…

        (troll face)

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  21. misteraekownage
    October 10th, 2011 at 6:56 am

    yeah the c4 freeze has been patched, its on that list of fixed bugs on this site somewhere.

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    • SsK
      October 10th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      no they didnt, played second to last day of beta, and my game froze, trying to see what i chould blow up like all the cars,any way fear not day one patches are great to hear. LONG LIVE BF3!!!!!

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      • popcorn
        October 10th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        you are an idiot.. he didn’t mean that it was patched in the beta..

        They already said the beta was a 2 month old build.. That issue has been fixed since the time that the beta build was finished. It will be fine in the full game release clown

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      • SmashedFinger
        October 10th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        that’s because beta never had any updates except for battlelog

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  22. poepoeh
    October 10th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    They also could have done the Beta a month earlier, then they wouldn’t have to patch at all!

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    • codumus
      October 11th, 2011 at 8:35 am

      actually o they couldn’t. the beta had to be tested and authorized for release before they could put it up for download. and that took about a month for consoles.

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  23. MIke
    October 10th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Does the patch replace Battlebook with a proper main menu.

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  24. phalae
    October 10th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Ask nvidia to make real driver and SLI support ! 80 fps drops to 15fps sometimes on caspian border :s

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  25. Leolego
    October 10th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Like others said I also agree. “I would rather have a patch then play a broken game”. So who is pumped for 3p1c 1337 graphics, 64 players, and destruction 2.0? I AM BISHES!

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    • sNae
      October 11th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      *Destruction 3.0 :P

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