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On December 2nd, 2011 in News

DICE has released a list of updates, fixes and tweaks which will be available in the upcoming PC patch, scheduled for release next week.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a problem with spawn timer now showing blue border on startup and lost spawn point
  • Fixed a problem where player who joined queuing on End of round got spawn screen stuck on screen, but unable to do anything with it untill next round loaded
  • Fixed a problem where camera would change to 3rd person on killcam when killcam was turned off in server settings
  • Fixed stat references on several dogtags
  • Fixed for surveillance ribbon not counting TUGS
  • Fixed a missing combat area lines on the minimap for Grand Bazaar conquest small
  • Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
  • Fixed a problem where placing C4 with the russians soldier was playing US faction VO
  • Fixed a problem where TV guided missiles could be shot into its own helicopter and destroy it
  • Fixed a problem when attempting to fire lock on weapons without a target
  • Tweaked the chat, it should now be a bit easier to read
  • Fixed several vehicles that did not properly shoot rockets and guns towards their predictive sights
  • Fixed the G17 Supressed Laser not working properly
  • Added alternate HUD colors to help colorblinds
  • Added a network interpolation setting. This allows users with good bandwidth reduce latency, but might increase some stuttering. The user can find what works best for his connection by tweaking the slider.
  • Increased the Spawn protection radius on TDM
  • Fixed a problem with smoke on land vehicles, Missiles should now miss more often
  • Fixed a problem where users could end up with IRNV scope in any vehicle
  • Fixed a problem where player dies if vaulting over a ledge and into water while sprinting
  • Fixed several crashes and increased general stability
  • Fixed a problem where the user was unable to revive two players that have the bodies one over the other
  • Fixed so you can assign an axis and use as a digital input. This makes it possible for the player (on pc) to assign one of the sticks on a gameped to be used for throttle/brake.
  • Fixed a problem with the Kill camera acting up when suiciding from parachute
  • Fixed air radar was showing to much. now lasertagged, heatsignature above threshold, enemy missiles and capture points are only visible on air radar
  • Fixed a problem where the game would enter a technical hang if the user pressed pause menu and tilde at the same time
  • Fixed a problem where you could get green flashes on screen
  • You can now reassign cycle weapons
  • Fixed so the weapon zooms automatically after bipod deploy is gone when using zoom toggle
  • Fixed a problem where the parachute would stay stuck in air if the owner was killed

Balance Tweaks:

  • Fixed several weapons so they are properly suppressed and hide the player on the minimap when fired.
  • Tweaked Tactical Light so it is not as blinding over longer ranges.
  • Tweaked the IRNV scope so it is limited to usage only at close range.
  • Reduced heat masking effectiveness of Spec Ops Camo.
  • Fixed a bug where Ammo spec would give additional 40mm grenades instead of Frag spec.
  • Increased the number of additional 40mm grenades from Frag spec.
  • Fixed so AT mines only live for 20 seconds after a player dies to prevent infinite mines. (We want to make a different fix in the future, it’s in JIRA).
  • Increased the Time to Live on sniper caliber rounds to allow extreme distance shots.
  • Fixed several weapon descriptions, calibers, and fire rates. The weapons themselves have not changed.
  • Fixed so the M9 and MP443 pistol can be equipped by the opposing faction when it is unlocked at 100 kills.
  • Fixed Laser Guided Missiles missing their targets if the target is moving too fast.
  • Reduced the effectiveness of Stealth on Air Vehicles.
  • Reduced the effectiveness of Beam Scanning for Jets.
  • Reduced the damage done to Armored Vehicles and Infantry from AA guns.
  • Increased the damage RPGs and Tank shells do to AA vehicles.
  • Slightly decreased the accuracy for all weapons on fully automatic, burst fire is now preferable at mid to long range.
  • Increased the effective accuracy of long bursts for LMGs when using a bipod.
  • Slightly increased the range of the 44magnum bullets.
  • Increased the close range damage of 4.6x30mm and 5.7x28mm bullets.
  • Increased the reload time of the Mortar from 3.5sec to 4.8sec and increased the time it takes before a shell hits the ground.
  • Reduced the aimed accuracy bonus given by a Suppressor for the MP7, P90, PP2000, PP-19, and UMP45.
  • Increased the range and FOV for designating targets with the SOFLAM and vehicle Laser Designators.
  • Decreased the effectiveness of 12g FRAG ammo when equipped on semi-automatic and automatic shotguns.
  • Slightly Increased the power of Fighter Jet Cannons against all vehicle targets, especially Helicopters.
  • Decreased the power of Miniguns against Jets and Helicopters.
  • Increased the power of Stingers against Jets.
  • Flares reload times for Jets and Helicopter Gunners have been increased.
  • Tweaked the AN94 so its burst fire better conveys the real world advantage offered by this weapon.
  • Added Single Shot to the AN94 as an available fire mode.
  • Slightly increased the recoil on the M416 and removed the Burst Fire mode (this weapon incorrectly had burst fire, which was not authentic)
  • Tweaked the spawns for TDM on Kharg Island, Grand Bazaar, Caspian Border, Seine Crossing, Operation Firestorm, Damavand Peak and Noshahar Canals
  • Moved a tank spawn in US base on Caspian Border so it would not be destroyed by a falling tree
  • Tweaked the Gas station Capture area on Conquest on Caspian Border
  • Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals


208 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. A.K.A
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    thats alot

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    • TruthSlayer
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      The part BF3blog left out in their usual copy/paste job is this 2GB download also contains the Back to Karkand DLC.

      I have a *hunch* that the content may just unlock earlier than the 13th for PC’s despite the official date. Unless ofcourse EA really did sign an ironclad bribe money contract with Sony for PS3 to get it one week early.

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    • Medic
      December 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 am

      They need to nerf the poles. Stingers can’t touch me in my little bird, but if i accidentally bump a pole i get flipped over and explode. =[

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      • MiKE_nz
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 am

        Then stop flying into poles.

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        • TheLordVoldemort
          December 3rd, 2011 at 1:49 am

          Stop being ignorant.
          Very often, choppers and jets can crash into poles over nothing because they didn’t appear from far away. It’s not until you get too close that it’s too late to do something, and you die from indestructible poles.

          Also, sometimes when choppers are being landed, they bounce around slightly on the ground and, after re-taking off, crash into poles.

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        • Charles
          December 3rd, 2011 at 3:09 am

          “It’s not until you get too close that it’s too late to do something, and you die from indestructible poles.”

          A jet flying into a pole ‘over nothing’? Ha! You’re not meant to be flying so close to the ground, you damn nitwit. If you do want to do that in your helicopter/jet though, fine, but accept that there are positives AND negatives. It’s not meant to be this free-for-all for jets and helicopters. You get to mow down every one in sight but at the same time you have to contend with poles and other obstacles.

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        • TheLordVoldemort
          December 3rd, 2011 at 4:47 am

          What are we meant to do in Noshahar Canals? Flying high, start stalling and then crash to the ground? That’s usually how and when I crash into poles, and it makes sense for the following:
          Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals
          Everybody had to fly too low among all the poles and towers.

          Also, many skilled pilots – jets or helicopters – can fly low to attack infantry or vehicles or to evade other aircrafts or even locked-on missiles. I have no idea why you think flying low is so strange and stupid.

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        • RebornShadow
          December 3rd, 2011 at 6:38 am

          Which platform do you play on Voldemort? On the PC I never had this kind of problem.

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        • Charles
          December 3rd, 2011 at 6:51 am

          “What are we meant to do in Noshahar Canals?”

          Who says you have to fly?

          “I have no idea why you think flying low is so strange and stupid.”

          I don’t think it’s strange or stupid. What I’m saying is that any half-way reasonable player understands and accepts that there are positives and negatives in all vehicles, in all weapons, etc, etc. You can’t expect to have all pluses. Your complaint about hitting poles is as stupid as someone saying, ‘I love that I can take out buildings and kill hordes of people in my tank but I wish they need to fix it so the tank can drive as fast as a jeep.’

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      • GreekArmy13
        December 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am

        POLES SHOULD BE DISTRUCTABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • LitleJimmy
          December 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

          It’s good to see education on Greece isn’t suffering from the problems with its economy. I’m pretty sure a 13 year old should be able to spell destructible.

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        • LitleJimmy
          December 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

          It’s good to see education on Greece isn’t suffering from the problems with its economy. I’m pretty sure a 13 year old should be able to spell destructible.

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        • Bloody Ghillie
          December 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

          Ever thought, “Oh maybe this isn’t his freaking 1st language?! Says you who doesn’t know how to spell “Little” and doesn’t have proper grammar.

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        • EuroScept1C
          December 4th, 2011 at 12:47 am

          Then you should know it’s “little” and not “litle” Jimmy…

          Anyway, the patch is truly almost perfect! The only problem is the AT mines, but they said they have another plan in the future! Just give a limit of 6-8 mines, but in permanent location!

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      • Ben
        December 7th, 2011 at 1:31 am

        I too cannot for the life of me think why the fast spinning blades on any helicopter impacting a pole of just about any material would cause sudden loss of control and likely imminent death…

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    • Wavey
      December 5th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      If AT mines stay live for 20 seconds after you die, why don’t claymore mines as well? I think both deserve equal time after death.

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  2. Justicar
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    They can stop buffing jets any day now.

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    • Dude
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      I think increasing stinger power against jets and increasing jets’ flare reload time hardly counts as “buffing”.

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      • w1ndboy
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

        Yeah and they can start nerfing the AA because its op. i have no chance in a jet as long there is an AA on the ground.

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        • salival
          December 4th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

          Unless I’m in the AA.

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  3. Joaa
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Lol DICE and their statistic based patches, they are nerfing AA versus Infantry now, last patch they buffed it vs Infantry, like seriously, Demize probably responsible for last patch…

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    • TruthSlayer
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Yeah how dare they actually listen to customer feedback.

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      • Joaa
        December 2nd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        do people not know how to read English on bf3blog? i keep getting replies from people who completely misunderstand what i write/post,

        Statistic based patches are not “listening to customers” statistic means they look at numbers, and adjust things by them without listening to actual people who speak out. Sigh.

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        • TruthSlayer
          December 2nd, 2011 at 11:33 pm

          Just because you rolled your face across a keyboard that DICE “only look at statistics and ignores customer feedback” for patches doesn’t make it fact. More like fantasyland/crazytalk/butthurt.

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        • Implied
          December 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 am

          You’re both right, and you’re both wrong. So try being butthurt somewhere else.

          They listen to who whines the loudest (“Customer Feedback”) and then arbitrarily nerf/buff what’s being complained about. Example: IRNV Scope – “We might have gone overboard.” Its called Testing changes you’re implementing, so you DON’T go overboard. Arbitrary Nerf/Buffing based on what people QQ the loudest about ruins Games.

          P.S. Awesome, Flashlight Nerf. Finally. Only took them 3 Patches, an Alpha and a Beta.

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    • EuroScept1C
      December 4th, 2011 at 12:51 am

      Yes, they increased the impact of AA mobile on infantry, but… too much! It takes just one bullet in 50 meters distance to kill you… I think they will reduce it a bit. Not as it was at the beginning, of course…

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  4. Luka Mijic
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Please make jets faster! that’s my only wish

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    • Markunator
      December 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 am

      What you want to make it even harder to hit targets?

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      • Luka Mijic
        December 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 am

        even harder?? The way to hit the target is more than easy….

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  5. kelleroid
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Now that’s what I call a patch.

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    • omgimpissed
      December 3rd, 2011 at 2:32 am

      OMFG WHERE THE FUCKING SHIT IS THE IN GAME VEHICLE SENSITIVITY BAR FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
      OMFG WHERE THE FUCKING SHIT IS THE IN GAME VEHICLE SENSITIVITY BAR FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
      OMFG WHERE THE FUCKING SHIT IS THE IN GAME VEHICLE SENSITIVITY BAR FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
      OMFG WHERE THE FUCKING SHIT IS THE IN GAME VEHICLE SENSITIVITY BAR FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
      OMFG WHERE THE FUCKING SHIT IS THE IN GAME VEHICLE SENSITIVITY BAR FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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      • young_gunnerz
        December 3rd, 2011 at 5:52 am

        The vehicles are fine. Like any racing game if you hold the key down you do a full lock of the steering wheel just like in real life. The only thing that is probably nt up to par is the behavior of the vehicle at lower speeds. You shouldn’t be able to swerve that much at low speeds. Learn how to drive! millions can wtf is special about you?

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        • nick913
          December 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 am

          not exactly sure you get what hes sayin. i know its spam but people with low sensitivity are stuck with vehicles that crank up our sensitivity. its like the vehicles have a default sensitivity not how fast the turn but the mouse sensitivity is locked and very weird if you dont play with that sensitivity.

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        • EuroScept1C
          December 4th, 2011 at 12:55 am

          Indeed… Usually in vehicles you want greater sensitivity than the control of your player. I think later maybe they will add a different bar for this. One for your mouse on foot and one for vehicles.

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        • BATTLEOWNER
          December 4th, 2011 at 8:41 am

          lol you can’t change the sensitivity for vehicles, like turning in jets. that would be imba to other players. the sensitivity on vehicles will always have to be the same.

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        • Noah Gibbs
          December 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

          I’m fairly certain people are mostly referring to the gunner seat in open vehicles.

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  6. 051vrabac
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Reduced the damage done to Infantry from AA guns? hahah fail. AA gun ripp human a part, and you reduced the damage? omg

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    • Dude
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      They should add a cutout so that you can’t fire belong a certain angle. That would fix the problem once and for all.

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      • Dude
        December 2nd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

        *below a certain angle

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    • GetReal
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      This is a game, not reality. And about, for the developers, to balance different aspects of the game. If its realism you are after, go somewhere else.

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      • Luka Mijic
        December 3rd, 2011 at 2:16 am

        Reality’s what’s battlefield all about. DICE said that. But I do not see realism here. It takes long to kill infantry with jet,light armor,tank,AA gun even in a HC mode.

        Sorry for trolling but I must say what is on my mind…

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        • RebornShadow
          December 3rd, 2011 at 6:43 am

          Wrong. They want the game to be authentic not completely realistic.

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        • Bassam Helal
          December 3rd, 2011 at 8:42 am

          See the problem with being fully realistic is that in real life some guns like literally fck ppl up and are “overpowered” but in the end this is a videogame and you gotta keep it fair. for example in real life maybe the M27 IAR is the strongest best gun ever so if they copied its real life stats everybody would be using it. ;)

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        • Tummynator
          December 7th, 2011 at 2:14 am

          m27iar strongest best gun?? m27 is basically an hk416

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  7. tgistix
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Meh update. Changed things they’ve already changed. Get it right and stop making me download unnecessary things.

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    • Kevin Blueberry
      December 3rd, 2011 at 5:57 am

      If you don’t want post-launch support, go play Call of Duty.

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  8. ReallyBadPilot
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    And now they’ve ruined BF3…

    Soon firing on full auto will be like BF2…1 or 2 bullets accurate then they spray everywhere

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    • young_gunnerz
      December 3rd, 2011 at 5:57 am

      but should it? shouldnt recoil affect the quality of your shots especially as the distance increases? Or would you prefer something as retarded as MW3 where u spray like a noob and your shots for a tight group at 100 feet? Shooting requires finesse and precision and in an FPS game thats what it should be about. Separating the skillful from the nooby f@ggots.

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      • Matt
        December 3rd, 2011 at 6:33 am

        If you’re gonna call someone faggot, then do it properly. And stop acting all high and mighty you pathetic cunt. Bullets need not be tightly grouped at 100 metres, but they don’t need to go all over the place either. It’s called balancing you cunt, and as far as i’m concerned, you’re just as much as a “nooby f@ggot” as anyone else. I think the recoil is fine the way it is.

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        • young_gunnerz
          December 3rd, 2011 at 8:15 am

          matt f*ck you. There is no need to balance recoil; the balance should be with your own f@cking assessment of speed, bullet drop, distance and the recoil you are experiencing. Its stupid when some1 can go fully auto with a LMG and not have enough recoil. Burst fire if you need to hit a target noob. A little fag like you shouldn’t call ppl noob without knowing shit about their stats. In CS 1.6 using the m249 and going full auto would induce alot of recoil and you would get ur ass pwned. However i could practically snipe with that b!tch with quick 3 round bursts and would make ppl rage. A weapon is a tool that should be controlled by its wielder there is no need to f*cking make exceptions for noobs like you who cannot control recoil.

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      • RebornShadow
        December 3rd, 2011 at 4:06 pm

        You guys know that with insulting each other you just prove how immature you are?

        All those “new generation” gamers play games for stats, for being “pro” and insult and trashtalk the shit out of eachother… good ‘ol times when people just played for fun and enjoyed the game. Can’t even remember if I’ve ever had someone say “gg” or “n1″ in BF3.

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        • -=BwK=-
          December 3rd, 2011 at 4:31 pm

          id say gg, but the game doesnt let me at the end of the round

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        • Matt
          December 4th, 2011 at 2:03 am

          @young_gunnerz

          Someones a bit defensive, did I hit a nerve LOL? Stop acting like you know everything. I know all about recoil and it’s factors. I shoot just fine, asshole. But this isn’t real life, and although it’s realistic, at the end of the day, it’s just a game.

          P.S. I can tell you’re an American, because only the fucking yanks would self-censor their swearing on the internet. Grow some fucking balls you sissy cunt. :)

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  9. jman571
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This patch is amazing!!!

    This is literally everything I wanted fixed:
    -IRNV balanced
    -Tac light
    -annoying AT mines
    -jets are better
    -stinger is better (can actually take out jets now, yay)
    -mortar balanced

    It says they increased power of RPG against AA, but I wish they’d make it more powerful across the board.

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    • jman571
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Oh yeah they also nerfed frag rounds, which I’m thankful for, cause every idiot is packing a USAS or Saiga with extended mag and frag rounds after that guy posted that youtube video of him using that loadout.

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    • spayne131
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      stingers need to be taken way down there. cuz if than 2 or 3 people have stingers flying in a jet is pointless cuz u cant do anything

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      • plumokin
        December 3rd, 2011 at 1:30 am

        its sooo annoying, im with you on this

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      • deadeye009
        December 3rd, 2011 at 4:46 am

        That’s called teamwork or am I missing something…

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      • codumus
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 pm

        oh okay, just because some guys using teamwork are killing you heaps it should be Nerf ed? that’s what makes for interesting combat, cause then you have to counter the 3 stingers. since there engines they probs wont have accurate weapons. so engage them from medium to long ranges with a tank/lmg/sniper rifle. :)

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      • Master_OrHan
        December 4th, 2011 at 12:24 am

        No way stinger should disable a jet in one shot.

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      • EuroScept1C
        December 4th, 2011 at 1:06 am

        Already, you play on a 64-players servers and there are many possibilities that you might don’t find even one with stinger… People got discouraged and very few carry a stinger… So, what they made right now it’s perfect!

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    • T4nkcommander
      December 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Mines are super easy to take out, so that whole thing shouldn’t be an issue as long as you aren’t an idiot in vehicles. So that change weakens mines more.

      Mortar will be pretty much useless now, as it is nigh impossible to kill a moving target with the current one, and it takes more than one hit anyway. But n00bs whining as usual when they haven’t used it makes for one less loadout choice for those that know what they are doing. I’ve yet to see someone maintain a decent SPM on a mortar, but who cares let’s nerf it!

      Same with the handheld AA. All it needed was a range nerf or increased locking time. Now there is absolutely no point to waste the slot, as it won’t harm anything. (Look at the end of the Oman gameplay trailer if you want proof, they made the pilot fly into the ground so it looked like something happened).

      That being said tho, most of the other changes are good. Not sure why they upped damage to the AA tank, as it is pretty fragile as it is.

      Here’s hoping the stuttering issue/FPS drop will die in this patch. Otherwise, I’ll come back after a few more patches when hopefully things are going better.

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  10. GONJAGOON
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Mines disappear now? Man… I used to love getting those vehicle kills 10 minutes after I laid those mines..

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    • Dude
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Makes sense… Not like you could detonate C4 you laid in a previous life, so why should engineers be able to have mines do it?

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      • v3rtz
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 am

        Mine’s are not triggered by remote. Make’s sense that they work after death. IMO It should be 2 mins after death.

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        • .GoblinKrunch.
          December 3rd, 2011 at 7:33 am

          I think that you should be able to lay a max of four down, and every one after that takes away the first, then second, and so on. They should stay forever until rolled upon or destroyed, but a max of four from each player. I don’t use mines, but I always coax enemy jeeps into my friendly mines :D

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        • EuroScept1C
          December 4th, 2011 at 1:11 am

          The best would be to have a limit of 6 mines… like claymore mines! But they should stay permamently.

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    • RebornShadow
      December 3rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      And how am I supposed to get my 12+ Anti Explosive Ribbons for destroying a minefield in one round? :(

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  11. bret
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    DICE you stinking suck ass.

    stingers are already over powered against choppers and now flare reload times have increased which makes it virtually pointless to fly a choppers anything below 9000 ft or else well get shot down.

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    • EuroScept1C
      December 4th, 2011 at 1:14 am

      Don’t me mad. Chill…

      Can you imagine a Chopper with a good pilot and gunner? One with Stealth+Flares and the other Whatever+Flares… That Chopper is staying above the entire game. People got discouraged with stingers already and they switched to Rocket Launcher. Seriously, learn to fly air-vehicles and you’ll understand Stinger ain’t threat currently.

      So, what they did is perfect.

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  12. Askari
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    ok. i guess dice will not listen. we need the javelin fixed. seriously.

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    • i still havent played bf3
      December 2nd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      I seriously agree.. I’ve been doing the Javelin trick
      . But its ridiculous. I know a 127mm rocket does more damage then a simple rocket launcher

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      • i still havent played bf3
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 am

        *127mm Missle

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        • Cold
          December 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 am

          **127mm Missile

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    • Kierenblade
      December 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 am

      I agree that the Javelin needs more power.
      But if you hit the at the back, or the tracks, you can take it out with 2 shots.
      But it’s hard trying to hit it just right

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      • kelleroid
        December 3rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        Except RPG/SMAW do the same just fine and don’t need a lock-on.

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    • BATTLEOWNER
      December 4th, 2011 at 8:43 am

      lol you guys need to learn how to use the SOFLAM with the Javelin. faster lock-ons, bigger damage.

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      • Kierenblade
        December 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        How does the SOFLAM increase the Javelin’s power?
        Hitting tanks in the right spots increases the damage of Javelin

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        • tom
          December 5th, 2011 at 3:17 am

          Soflam does make it hit the right spot for more damage. It’s called the top.

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  13. Bogie
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Still no “Q” key bug fix. Rebind comorose to another key and it still comes up when u press “Q”.

    Retarded simple to fix bug and they still have not fixed it.

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    • Dogz Bollox
      December 3rd, 2011 at 5:29 am

      Dont know what u mean by that coz im on xbox, but i understand what your sayin, if that makes sense lol. Fix the real problems ; )
      Peace lad

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    • Demonik
      December 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      I can’t upvote this enough. They admitted 1 week after release that they acknowledged the Q-Key being hardbound is an issue and they STILL haven’t done anything about it. It would take a junior programmer 5 minutes to fix this. FIVE MINUTES!

      I suggest everyone message Zh1nt0 on Twitter on monday morning and spam his ass for an answer to this travesty. Stop being lazy and fix the damn thing so I can properly strafe left!

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    • Aimeryan
      December 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      The “s” key is hardbound to throttle down for jets as well; very annoying if you are a ESDF user like myself.

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  14. Eddie
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    There are a lot of unhappy tweaks. =( But some good ones. =)

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  15. Colorblind fool
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Yay for colorblind people

    And geez people whine and bitch about everything shut up already lol

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  16. JOHNMADDEN94
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    IRNV now stands for Impaired Reticle Null Vision
    Seriously. The nerf was just too massive. It’s like a green sheet of paper stuck to RDS. Though I cannot clarify that. Not yet. It’s been a month since my puter passed away and the only piece of Battlefield 3 I get is from here. Thank you BF3Blog for subsisting my common sense.

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    • Congressman Alex Shrub
      December 3rd, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      IRNV only works on short distances now? I wonder if anyone at DICE has actually looked through an IR scope. I doubt it because if they had they would have realized it works quite well over long distances.
      They should nerf it by making the time it takes for you to scope/unscope longer, not by making it not work the way it’s supposed to.

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    • -=BwK=-
      December 3rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      stop using the IRNV as a crutch and you wont care.

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      • THE_FUN_POLICE_
        December 4th, 2011 at 1:55 am

        Why do you think its a crutch? I used it to help spot the campers. For some reason, people just dont spot ! (PS3) There are maps it was very usefull, but now its bass ackwards. Works better in broad daylight but sh!t in the darker maps. Now that its nerfed and you get owned by a guy with a EOtech, you going to ask for that nerfed then?

        Yes, the IRNV is over used, not over powered. But like anything else, people will eventually move on to a different scope because they will get bored.

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  17. finaly
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals FINALY! I hope its double or more! That map felt like u was pushed down by invisible rays when in jets!

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  18. That Brown Kid
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    BEEF the fuckin javelin for Christ sake.

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  19. Zen
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I would love to see Air Radar and Below Radar being permanent upgrade? Don’t know if Below Radar upgrade is already in effect once you get it. But I’ve tried flying low but don’t make a difference still getting locked on.

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    • Noah Gibbs
      December 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      It stops lock on from air to air missles after a few seconds in time. It isn’t really that effective, that is why its a permanent upgrade.

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  20. bob
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Truthslayer its a wonder how you know anything about bf3 you must spend half your life posting on this blog! no matter what the subject you post dozens of comments on it, and the majority get more thumbs down than up so take the hint.

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  21. Squall_Rinoa89
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Why do they make them disappear? Why not cap how many one person can lay down?? That makes more sense than having to keep relaying them…

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    • Carlbrett
      December 3rd, 2011 at 4:54 am

      Yea, I agree completely. Infinite mines are more realistic and strategic. Plus, it is the tanker’s own damn fault if he keeps running into mines. It’s so easy to spot them so why make them limited?

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      • EuroScept1C
        December 4th, 2011 at 1:23 am

        What? You completely agree with him, but you want unlimited mines while he wants limited… I don’t get it.

        The best is limited, perhaps 6 or 8 mines, but on permament location.

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  22. Blueaxe
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:41 am
  23. Spanky_1224
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 am

    One can only hope that they apply this to consoles………….

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    • v3rtz
      December 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 am

      YOU DON’T EVEN GO HERE!

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      • THE_FUN_POLICE_
        December 4th, 2011 at 1:57 am

        Enlighten us……………..

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  24. Dune1884
    December 3rd, 2011 at 1:26 am

    …………. Battlerecorder????

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  25. TheLordVoldemort
    December 3rd, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I’m surprised that, unless I missed it, nobody mentioned this:
    Tweaked the max vehicle height on Noshahar Canals
    Finally! The height limit was insane! You could probably only go about 100 in game metres high into the air, which was crazy! It caused a lot of stalling and crashes for many (according to forums).

    Good news there :D

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    • Carlbrett
      December 3rd, 2011 at 4:51 am

      Wait, what??? You could barely lift a jet on Noshahar Canals, they need to increase it not lower it.

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      • Bassam Helal
        December 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 am

        Thats what he’s saying!

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      • Menno
        December 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

        they DID increase it brainiac… jesus.

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