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On October 29th, 2011 in News

BF3 soldier

By now we’ve seen the same old Battlefield 3 “soldier” thousands of times, from wallpapers, to game covers, to trailers, and even PC hardware and peripherals. Now Swedish media reveals the real man behind the Battlefield soldier, Dennis Lennartsson, who reports that he and DICE took over 500 potential photos for the Battlefield 3 cover, ending up with what we now know as the “soldier”.

Lennartsson says all the combat gear he wore weighted 30 KG, about 65 pounds, which he had on him not only during the photo shoots, but during extensive motion capture filming he did for the singleplayer campaign. If you think the Battlefield 3 cover looks familiar to the Bad Company 2 cover, it’s because Lennaartsson posed for that one as well.



113 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. CronuS
    October 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    But he s black

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    • young_gunnerz
      October 29th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      naw thats just shadows, dirt and grime and the lighting that makes the wallpaper looks like a black guy.

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      • Caio Miranda
        November 27th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

        I think he meant Black as in “Cpt. Black” From Single player.

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        • COOLIO
          January 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

          *ahem* BlackBURN. Blackburn.

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        • Gustav
          January 17th, 2012 at 12:05 am

          SGT. Blackburn

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    • The MAN!!
      October 29th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      PFFF, if hes was black he would blend in perfectly with the background(no racism intended(i’m black anyways))

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      • xino
        October 29th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        go hang yourself!
        why would a black man degrade himself just to amuse others?
        gtfo b*ch!

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        • Sparky McFly
          October 29th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          Cough* Dave Chappelle *Cough

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

          Uh, Michael Jackson was Black you know….. Although, I don’t think he considered it degrading becoming Caucasian. But who knows.

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        • Implied
          October 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

          Hm, I didn’t phrase that quite right apparently. Sorry folks.

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        • bambratt
          November 21st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

          Hip-hop, Tyler Perry, Chitlins, Kool Aid, Purple Drank, Fo Shizzle, East coast west coast battles, Roscoes chicken and waffles, Gin and Juice, Crack, Pimp hats, Gold teeth, The word “Bling”,Basketball, The “dougie”…all of these things amuse us. Thanks for degrading yo self for our amusement.

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    • nancy pelosi
      November 6th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      my bad it went to the wrong person i was talking to the person who was first on the list

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    • nancy pelosi
      November 6th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      cronuws you are a fucking dick fuck you look at his fucking face in the photo a black man doesn’t have features like that you downsy motherfucker

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    • bob windley
      November 11th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      Anyone know which weapon he’s holding? On the cover

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      • bambratt
        November 21st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        A crack pipe???

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      • hollabackatcha91
        December 8th, 2011 at 7:31 am

        Its a standard m4 with a holo sight, foregrip/flashlight, supressor, and magpul flip up iron sights. Nothing special.

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      • 1xbranx1
        December 25th, 2012 at 5:57 am

        It’s a colt m4 with a DD mk18 rail system, 10.3 inch barrel, Kac suppressor, Le 6 position stock, tango down pistol grip, tango down vertical grip, magpul rail covers, peq-15, sure fire flashlight, magpul mbuis sights, and eotech 551. That’s what you get when you are a gun collector, you know your shit!!

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    • someone:P??
      January 22nd, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      it´s the shadow !;P;)

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    • SOMENE
      July 6th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Bro so who gives a damn if he looks black in the photo were here for BATTLEFIELD and not judging how people look.

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    • T l A l D
      August 5th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      If it wasn’t for people questioning stuff like the Assault (Medic) would be a white still. But nooo.

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  2. plumokin
    October 29th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    i didnt even know there was a real guy for that lol

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    • aro52
      October 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Same here! I just thought it was concept art!

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      • Implied
        October 30th, 2011 at 3:12 am

        Same, I figured someone drew that too.

        Wonder who did Battlefield 2 then :O

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        • Dione
          November 23rd, 2011 at 2:58 am

          Finish reading the paragraph

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        • Errorer
          March 7th, 2012 at 7:34 am

          Hard to tell who did the Battlefield 2 cover, might be computer rendered. However, Bad Company 2, as stated lower in the story, uses the same guy.

          Battlefield 2 =\= Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

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    • Hired_Mark
      October 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      I now have to forget that immediately for the coolness to come back.

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    • Trollzor
      October 29th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      LOL IKR? Well, at least we know who to praise :O

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    • Russ :3
      February 26th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      No…..Most graphic designs are taken by pictures then processed with photoshop…… and other complicated stuff…… especially at the start menu…… he went animated. Whole different concept with video.

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  3. Intension
    October 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    His nose seems to be different :s

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    • kelleroid
      October 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Different lighting.

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    • TheMAN!!
      October 30th, 2011 at 12:50 am

      photoshop can produce miracles with ugly people.

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      • bacix
        October 30th, 2011 at 6:54 am

        yeah, because most soldiers are secretly top models

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    • EggyMIKEY 2000
      February 18th, 2012 at 12:11 am

      cheek bones are different too.

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  4. ImStalkinYou
    October 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    he looks somewhat older than on the bf3 cover :/

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  5. Exo
    October 29th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    That’s pretty darn nifty.

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  6. Arkitera
    October 29th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    He is on my wall xD

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    • CodRulz
      October 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      How gey is that.

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      • young_gunnerz
        October 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        typical COD fanboy. Can’t even spell. Well atleast you represent your community well uneducated faggot who doesn’t know any better.

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        • Bob
          November 10th, 2011 at 1:15 am

          i spell gay as GHEY

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      • Uhuhuhuhu....... Derp.
        October 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

        Fuck you, get back in your 360 no scopeZZ wanna be 1337 sniping kiddie bullshit game. Nice fucking name btw /sarcasm and please dont bother reply cause i dont give a shit, kk?

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      • ImStalkinYou
        October 29th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

        how “gey” are you.

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        • Kernkraft
          October 29th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

          Aahh ffs people…can’t you see he’s trolling?

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        • Gundam288
          October 30th, 2011 at 3:36 am

          The “Troll Wars” have started……

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        • EuroScept1C
          October 30th, 2011 at 8:25 am

          @KernKraft Those who can see it and acting like that, probably are the newfags who jumped from CoD to BF3. :S

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      • You're Gey
        October 30th, 2011 at 8:19 am

        I have a BF3 AND MW3 poster on my wall. Next to each other. So STFU.

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  7. sdfsdfsdf
    October 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Pretty damn ugly.

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    • BlueSmiley
      October 30th, 2011 at 9:08 am

      If you said he was beautiful you would be “gey” like that person above you.

      He looks tough, he looks like a man. He is BEAST. lol
      Every man is ugly as fuck, dude. Shut up.

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      • SickTwisted
        October 31st, 2011 at 12:45 am

        I agree, look up “Elpresador” on YouTube, I personally think he’s one ugly motherfucker, which is good, basically, ugly guy=good, ugly girl=bad

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        • bffan221
          November 13th, 2011 at 10:20 am

          why would any1 look up a guy thats a cod fanboy for a living
          seriously >:(
          hes the biggest grownup cod fanboy on yt(next to a certain ass called “Magneto39″)

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  8. Coach
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    man that must suck to wear that for a photoshoot and some mocap… poor soul. if 65lbs is all that his gear weighed, he’s lucky.

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    • Implied
      October 30th, 2011 at 3:15 am

      Modeling (or rather, Posing) for Professional Photo Shoots tends to earn you a lot of cash, even if they only use 1 Image, and Photoshop 10 years of your life off it. Plus for a Game this big, he probably got quite the hefty paycheck. Especially since they slapped it everywhere.

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      • Gundam288
        October 30th, 2011 at 3:40 am

        Front cover for the game, on 90% of the billboards, and just about everytime you see something for BF3 even if it is a small ad, this guy’s face from that one pic. is everywhere….

        yeah, he made major bank unless they had some kind of flat 1 time fee, which would explain why they used it so much, if not I would check that guy’s bank account for a good chunk of change….

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  9. joe
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Solid snake is that you???

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  10. Luka Mijic
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    like a boss :D

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  11. Kierenblade
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Mother of God *take off glasses*

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    • yourmom
      October 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      my word!*drops monocle*

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      • scoobatchunderyomom
        April 22nd, 2012 at 8:26 am

        Great scott! *puts hand to head and leans on delorian*

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  12. Shazbot
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Looks like Dima.

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  13. misteraekownage
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    wow good point, I didn’t notice his nose looks completely different. =0

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  14. The MAN!!
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Whats with the blue and orange, did he cast for portal?

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    • jakt
      March 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 am

      blue= cold
      orange = hot

      extreme cold burns = frostbite

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      • PeterWiggin
        April 30th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        You just blew my mind… thank you, good sir! =O

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  15. His royal Freshness
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    BF3 News At Its Finest!! [SARCASM]; Any Way, HAS ANYONE CALLED IN A ARTILLERY STRIKE YET?

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    • xino
      October 29th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      hahahah…
      BF2 was amazing man!
      I love that so much, when you call for AS, everyone would duck for cover!

      :)

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      • Gundam288
        October 30th, 2011 at 3:41 am

        “Shot over”

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  16. subwayis666
    October 29th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    why the hell didnt they get a real “soldier” or a marine for the cover? or is this guy a real soldier?

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    • Kernkraft
      October 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Because what would be the difference? You wouldn’t even notice if he was a marine.

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      • Gundam288
        October 30th, 2011 at 3:44 am

        you might, Marines are the 1st to fight and I would think on avg. are more fit than others, so they might have had a guy look like he was on roids instead.

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        • wampdog29
          October 30th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

          again… a standard misinterpretation in games is that Marines “look like they are won roids.” We are more fit than most other types of military for sure, but we need to walk and run more than others, so being HUGE just doesn’t cut it. It makes you slower and less agile when being as huge as people think.

          On a side note, yes, you would notice a difference as Marines wear their gear to a standard but also have small intricate differences in their gear to “personalize” ourselves.

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        • U-R-GEY
          November 19th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

          i know a fat marine the dutchass guy from bfbc2 he texan one

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    • Steve
      October 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      He is a former MP. (Military Police)

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      • bambratt
        November 21st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

        Is that why his fingers are brown? From looking at Soldier’s booty holes while working the Miltary confinement center.

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  17. amire
    October 30th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Its should have been Chuck Norris that would have been sweeettt

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  18. Osama Bin Ballin
    October 30th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    That’s a photo?

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  19. Having posters on a wall is Gey
    October 30th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Yep.

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  20. nERVEcenter
    October 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Just to clear things up, he wasn’t wearing the gear during the mocap shoots. Those were by-the-books mocaps: Skintight suit, IR tracking balls pasted all over his body, almost zero encumbrance.

    His own comment had been that he’d been amazed to see the in-engine renders of himself, in real-time during the recordings, with all the gear on.

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  21. wampdog29
    October 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    65 pounds? We wore over 90 pounds worth of gear in Iraq…. that’s before the pack on our backs which held anywhere from 50 to 125 pounds worth of more gear, ammo and more junk. He’s lucky.

    Hell, the flak jacket, front, back and side SAP-E pads weighed about 65 pounds alone…

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    • Skrillexx
      October 30th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      You were a soldier.??

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      • wampdog29
        October 31st, 2011 at 12:07 am

        No… Marine.

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        • nancy pelosi
          November 6th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

          yeah his call sign was downsy, how’s your down syndrome dude

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      • Rob
        November 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        WampDog’s answer is not a smartass one. Soldier is a term used to describe army personnel. A Marine is a marine.

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        • bambratt
          November 21st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

          Hey- CPL Downs is right…There IS a difference between being called a Soldier and being called just a Marine. A Soldier, no matter what branch of service, gets their boots dirty and actually gets shot at. Someone who says “No, I am a Marine” is just some desk jockey sitting inside the wire eating three hot meals a day, playing BF3. Whle real soldiers are outside the wire eating MREs and getting shot at. I dont give a rats ass if everyone gets trained how to shoot like an infantryman in bootcamp. Your pog ass is still a wannabe war hero who didnt have the fortitude to be a man.

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        • bambratt
          November 21st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

          As for carrying 100 plus pounds more in his rucksack…B-tch please. No one carried full rucks around post 2004, well after the invasion. All the extra (non-essentials) were carried on the tracks or humvees (Including the rucksacks). Ammo, Armor and frags weigh alot-but nobody bitches about having to carry something that saves your ass.
          Quit trying to play it up like you had it so rough, Cpl Downs. The only hardcore thing you probably did was play “hardcore” in BadCompany2.

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  22. TStone
    October 31st, 2011 at 12:08 am

    No. It is Kurgan from Highlander 1:
    http://www.shock-and-awe.de/graphic/highlander_kurgan.jpg

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  23. locktite
    November 1st, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Really? This guys looks nothing like the BF3 soldier. I guess it could if he had cheekbone implant, nosejob, lip reconstruction and grew a chin. Then maybe I can see the resemblance.

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    • nancy pelosi
      November 6th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      and maybe if you had more a fucking mind then my left nut you might see the resemblence but sadly your a fucking tool

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      • Cpl Jay Rock
        July 11th, 2012 at 2:28 am

        Nancy you can clearly see they look nothing alike. Cant you tell wich one eats pussy and wich doesn’t !

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      • Cpl Jay Rock
        July 11th, 2012 at 2:34 am

        AND WE ALL KNOW ITS NOT THE BLACK MAN IN THE BACKGROUND. Lol !!Lmao !

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  24. nancy pelosi
    November 6th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    if Bf3 and Cod were in fight bf3 might just take cod’s virginity then then make it eat a fist full of shit

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  25. Admiral_Kizaru
    November 9th, 2011 at 5:59 am

    i think he gets one for free for posing…^^

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    • PeterWiggin
      April 30th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      LOL, nice.

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