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On March 13th, 2012 in News

BF3 patch
Good news, everyone! According to DICE (via Twitter), the new Battlefield 3 patch is currently in certification at Microsoft and Sony, which means the patch is complete and only awaits the go-ahead from the console makers. Of course, the PC patch could be released earlier, but DICE likes to update all three platforms at the same time.

Last time a patch was in the certification stage, we saw it released approximately one week later, which means — fingers crossed — we could see the new Battlefield 3 patch released next week.



136 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. PS3_SKYN3T
    March 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Thank u jebus!!!!

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    • Oh- Excuse me?! EXCUSE ME?!
      March 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Soon…

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      • Liar
        March 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy a patch is coming. But it pisses me off to read that PC gamers finally get a patch because DICE decided to wait for the patch to get cleared on other platforms.

        DICE, get your heads out of your asses and take advantage of the particular platforms you’re developing for. If a platform has motion controls, easier certification, 3D, etc… then take advantage of that instead of treating them all the same. Everyone loses with this development model.

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        • Implied
          March 13th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

          Agreed. You want to show you still do PC Lead? Prove it. Patch us through without waiting for the Console Patches.
          “but DICE likes to update all three platforms at the same time.”
          Not always. Last Patches went through before on PC.

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        • YouAreTheOneNeo
          March 14th, 2012 at 1:06 am

          Thank GOD.
          a) Finally a patch. Like, sweet Jesus DICE, wtf have you been doing this whole time?
          b) Why can’t you just release the damn patch already. If it’s ready to be released, then release it. We’ve been waiting long enough for you to pull your fingers out your asses, and if the consoles require bullshit certification then that’s their loss and you shouldn’t force it on the people who play it on PC.

          Rant over. The community has my apologies.

          I wouldn’t complain as much if y’know, maybe you officially announced that there was a patch in the works for a specific date, but the only stuff we’ve had has been hints and they were wrong at best. You knew the game was broken when you released it, how can you not have patched it already?

          I know DICE (probably) will not read this but goddamn. Haven’t you thought that maybe someone in your employ should get some fucking feedback from the people you’re selling broken shit to? And this site is frankly a damn sight better than that battlelog crap you’ve force-fed us.

          When are they going to do away with Origin and Battlelog and give PC players a server browser and the option not to install a bullshit spyware beta steam-rip-off?

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        • THE_FUN_POLICE_
          March 14th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

          I agree with you. If its ready, give it to the pc guys who don’t need “approval” by someone else….and Om a ps3 guy! Even tho pc guys already have those annoying effin flashlights fixed already in a patch us console players never got, I’m ok with it as long as its in this patch.. from what I’ve heard, xbox is still a patch behind ps3 still!

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        • John
          March 14th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

          Agreed. I don’t currently have a rig capable of playing BF3 (stuck on console), but it would make a good statement for them to just give you the patch now.

          It’s sad that the PC is getting more and more console ports designed for hardware that is so dated. If only there were more Devs like Valve.

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      • Mark
        March 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        Please Dice nerf the snipers down, please nerf the famas down, please nerf everythink down but my sweet USAS fragator that don’t even has to be aimed to bring all and everythink in its way down….buahahaha buaahahaha…FUCK AIMING, LETS DO USAS FRAGINATION BABY…JUST SHOOT SHOOT…

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        • annon the mouse
          March 14th, 2012 at 12:13 am

          You sir are a cock!

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        • CookiesPLZ
          March 14th, 2012 at 2:04 am

          wow. I’m sure he was being satirical.

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        • No L96 INFO?
          March 14th, 2012 at 2:59 am

          How are they going to nerf all what you said after the patch has already been made dummy they cant just go back and add stuff its not that easy besides the snipers and stuff are fine.

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        • i still havent played bf3
          March 14th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

          This Guy is a prime example of sarcastic humor. I congratulate you.. unless you were being serious.. and if that’s the case then No. Eat bullets.

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        • qwerty
          March 14th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

          troll

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    • No1knowsME
      March 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      amen

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    • richie baptist
      March 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      will this patch fix the PS3 input lag? please reply. thanks

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    • cammanron
      March 14th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      FINALLY!… FINALMENTE!… ENDLICH!

      Oh, wait………. Now I don’t have any more excuses for being so sh!tty…
      :o

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  2. WOOT FTW
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    FINALLY!

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    • Trollzor
      March 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      I saw the ZIBA TOWER thing at he bottom of the posts but when i saw this post i was like. “DICE SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!” All is well…. for now…..

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  3. ThexDLolNoob
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    AAAAWWWWWWW YYEEAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!

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  4. Sedargo
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I am going to rape the HD Destruction and crash the servers!

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  5. smurfy
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    They could release the patch for PC right now but are holding it back because of consoles

    Awesome

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    • Sedargo
      March 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      C’mon man, Be patient…

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      • Kernkraft
        March 14th, 2012 at 3:11 am

        True, this game won’t be replaced by another BF in a looong time, you’ll have time to play.

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    • EuroScept1C
      March 14th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      No, actually they said currently since the patch for consoles went to Sony/MS, they’re testing themselves the PC Patch. Which means, it’s not even ready. They left it behind.

      They changed a few numbers, damage of gun’s weapon for example and they managed to release a long list like they worked. BS. Most of the glitches are untouched.

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, by the way.

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  6. Sedargo
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    How cool would it be if HD Destruction was in every map? Just imagine leveling Opreration Firestorm’s warehouses…

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    • PS3_SKYN3T
      March 14th, 2012 at 5:41 am

      agreed, we must be able to level ANY building, just make it take all round to destroy or 30+ C4 to the supports…

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      • THE_FUN_POLICE_
        March 14th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

        Or those light posts would only take out 1$80 jet or chopper after it crashed into it…….that’s 1the thing I never understood. Buildings blow up but antennas and light poles are strong enough to take out aircraft!

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        • THE_FUN_POLICE_
          March 14th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          1 jet!…..stupid touch screen phones.

          Not a $80 jet, lol

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  7. Militia
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Yes!!!!!!

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  8. blastamasta
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Pesky consoles always holding back the true Kings of Gaming. The PC players!

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    • BFkiwi
      March 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      It’s people like you that give PC gamers a bad rep.

      Just be thankful they’re not releasing the patches one week early on PS3

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      • DotAX
        March 23rd, 2012 at 11:39 pm

        Unfortunataly, but you are right. 1 week earlyer for PS3 :(

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    • BF3FTW!
      March 13th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      How in the world did you get 18 likes for such a troll comment? You should have 0 likes and 300 dislikes.

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      • Implied
        March 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

        You’re entitled to your opinion just as I’m entitled to downrate you.

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:08 am

      @ Blastamasta

      Console players aren’t the ones telling DICE to delay the PC patch just because it’s not verified by Microsoft or Sony yet.

      I’m a console player, and I think its wrong that DICE is holding the patch back just to release it all at one time for all platforms. Why should PC have to wait for us? They shouldn’t. Neither platform should have to wait for the other one. It’s just bad choices on DICE’s side.

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      • YouAreTheOneNeo
        March 14th, 2012 at 1:11 am

        I personally don’t think console is the greatest platform to play a first person shooter on, but frankly, if you want to its your choice and I’m sure it’s fun on both.

        But at least you got it right, neither platform should have to wait for the other. If DICE wants to release DLC for PS3 a week early then cool, I get to see if it’s great or not before I decide whether or not to buy it.

        By that same logic, if the patch is ready for PC a week before the consoles, then don’t make the PC players wait just because microsoft and sony have a bullshit system for dealing with content updates.

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        • ikillzombs
          March 14th, 2012 at 2:34 am

          Consoles are way better than pc, I can lay on my couch and play bf3, I only get USAS12 fragged by 12 ppl instead of 32 , and NO BATTLELOG! sorry bout that, I got bored waiting for my COD ripoff DLC for 4 months and still have 4 to go

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        • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
          March 14th, 2012 at 2:57 am

          @ ikillzombs

          PC and consoles have their pro’s and cons, but it ultimately falls down to you, the consumer.

          If you like PC, that’s fine.
          If you like consoles, that’s fine.

          But bashing another persons platform choice? That isn’t alright. Play what you like, and if you don’t like someone elses choice; then keep it to yourself.

          After all; we are all here to play the same game.

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        • deadeye009
          March 14th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

          @YFNP Finally someone with some damn sense.

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        • ikillzombs
          March 15th, 2012 at 2:49 am

          sorry, i didnt mean to offend. I play battlefield on pc and console and both are decent. I just got bored waiting for my dlc and decided to stir up the (suprisingly sensitive) pc crowd

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    • Colt_Gun
      March 15th, 2012 at 9:24 am

      I believe you are looking for either a MW3 fansite, or the comment section of Youtube… Keep your trolly bullshit away from this game.

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  9. plumokin
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    demize posts this – http://twitpic.com/8t594o
    he is either hinting at something or is the worlds greatest troll
    either way it wud be cool, but im not expecting anything

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:17 am

      I really hope hes just trolling. Dinosaurs in Battlefield 3 was just a very, very old troll joke which people are starting to take seriously.

      If BF3 has a dinosaur DLC, then what ever respect I have left for this butchered “sequel” will be lost. I’d rather have something different like a Spec Ops expansion, or something that’s related to Battlefield, not some DLC that appeals to kids like CoD zombie mode.

      I know I’m going to get flamed for posting this, but it had to be said.

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      • YouAreTheOneNeo
        March 14th, 2012 at 1:18 am

        I agree and disagree.

        It’s a stupid troll idea, yes. But given that DICE are actually competent at content creation, its still something I imagine that they could take and do something fun with.

        I’m not saying I want them to do it, but if they did, I’m sure I’d roll with it. It’d be nice to take a break from killing other people for a while, but still enjoy the frostbite 2 engine.

        End Game has a lot of connotations, but I do hope its something Spec Ops related.

        I’d actually like to be able to play the single player campaign with 4 friends and some decent AI, I think that would have been a whole lot more fun than the actual co op in the game, which I feel was poorly designed at best.

        As for the “Biggest map in battlefield history” that’s supposed to come with Armored Kill, I really hope that they don’t do another caspian border or operation firestorm and give us a massive area to fly in, and then about 10% of that to actually do groundwork on. And please, oh mighty God of DICE designers, make sure its not linear as Hell!

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        • YouAreTheOneNeo
          March 14th, 2012 at 1:29 am

          Oh I forgot to mention. Wouldn’t it be more of a punishment to say, have to ditch a helicopter a mile away from any flags with your gunner and have to run back to the battlefield, or maybe get a transport chopper to come pick you up or something. Y’know. Like, maybe teamwork or something?

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      • Fire
        March 14th, 2012 at 2:52 am

        What if End Game is being kept under such tight security because they want us to think it is about dinosaurs =0.

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      • 82
        March 14th, 2012 at 3:56 am

        @Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
        You are right it was a bad troll that I didn’t like at first.
        But to be honest now, I kind of like the idea. The same thing happened with Cod and zombies. The ideas had nothing to do with each other. Yet it was a hit and everyone loved it. Heck even the Titans from 2142 was somewhat skeptical at first when they announced it, if I remember right.

        To be honest I would LOVE, waves and waves of dinos of any kind just trying to killing me and some friends. A T-rex flipping a tank, or eating a humvee. Velociraptors trying to eat my face off.

        Back to the point.
        I would rather a Dino DLC then a Cod DLC. If DICE wants new blood put into the game then put one of these in. Its just the right type of “non serious” thing that a game needs once and a while. Something you can just hang back shoot things and not really get all hipped up about it if you’re pissed off at dumb teammates

        I don’t know its just horde is something that games are adopting and I would rather it be something original then zombies, troops,… colored blobs. (pack-man reference)

        I do not expect dice to do it but, IF BY SOME MAGIC OF GOD THEY DO! They better not half ass it. I want my dinos eating though my humvee, tearing the doors off and what not.

        P.S. What if your picture about? It looks like a bunny to me but I can’t really tell.

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        • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
          March 14th, 2012 at 4:34 am

          I suppose everyone is right about the dino mode. If done right, it does seem like it could bring some fun. Hopefully DICE can figure something out without making it over the top, if they decide to do it.

          I was being an ignorant ass, and for that I apologize.

          -off topic warning-
          @ 82

          I’m not sure what my avatar is exactly, but you can see the bigger version on my battlelog
          http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/user/Dunesick/

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  10. Ravajava
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    YAYZ. It won’t fix BF3, but hopefully this starts us down the road to a fully functioning BF3

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  11. smashedfinger
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    hooray!

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  12. 3DArtist
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    FUCK YOUD DICE, Console ass lickers! PS3 gets DLC earlier, but soons at it comes to patch in all of the sudden DICE likes to release it on all platforms at the same time. FUCK YOU DICE!

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    • Trollzor
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Consolist! We live in a world without discrimination but you sir sicken me! We live in a world where all platforms can live in harmony! lol

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  13. BFkiwi
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I wonder who will pass it first Sony or Microsoft

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  14. BouzyWouzy-->PSN
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I hope i dont fall to death anymore from 2 meters high

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    • Hysteria616
      March 15th, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thank god. But if Dice took inspiration from Mirrors Edge for vaulting over objects then why can’t we do a parkour roll when we jump down from a distance of say 10 feet? I don’t think it would negatively affect gameplay.

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  15. Thire
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    ey why are you talking about HD destruction on normal maps?
    i can’t remember DICE talking about that?

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    • Sedargo
      March 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Because all we can do is take down walls until there is an indestructible exoskeleton. If you could take down ENTIRE buildings, it would change tactics so much. So many indestructible objects gets really annoying. If I’m driving a T-90, I expect to plow through everything. Take a gander at this: http://youtu.be/j43V6iCMtE0 Look at how joyous it is to plow through everything, and now look at all the indestructible objects that stop your momentum. But then again, it’s a new engine and maybe they are still testing it’s limits…

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      • ikillzombs
        March 14th, 2012 at 2:39 am

        I think thire is canadian

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        • Thire
          March 14th, 2012 at 10:49 am

          Nope, im from the same country as DICE ;) From where did you get Canada?
          Don’t take that wrong, the best thing with battlefield is destruction and i LOVE IT!!!!! But i think a “private server” should be awesome so you can run all by yourself and destroy buildings and furniture :D
          I just didn’t know what people were talking about, all that is included in the patch is already published!

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        • ikillzombs
          March 15th, 2012 at 2:44 am

          youbegan the post with ey

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  16. kelleroid
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Just in time… not.

    Well, better later than never, I still can’t enjoy BF3 because of my mediocre GPU, but I still got to Colonel 5.

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  17. richy3
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    OH FINALLY!!

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  18. fuzzybumfluff
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    As a console gamer I really don’t see why DICE don’t release the patch on PC if its ready to go. They shouldn’t be made to wait just because Microsoft and Sony like to check these things before allowing them to be released.

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    • SpartanHoplite6
      March 14th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      You know, I play on console too and I agree with you 100%. DICE should release it for PC if it is in fact ready to go. It could show us that they actually are capable of doing things right…

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  19. Toydolls
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Are you sure ?
    ALL Problems –> Freeze/crash PC, bugs/lags will be repaired ?
    Or what’s patch has new ? –> pls answer

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  20. Dan
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I don’t want this patch. I don’t want quickscoping and dropshotting. I don’t want OHK sniper rifles in normal modes. I don’t want the shotgun ammo nerf, nor do I want the USAS buff or the FAMAS buff. Why do we have to use a certain version of the game to play online? This is absurd.

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    • I Love Bf3
      March 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      LOL dude, pretty sure last time I checked, none of that is in the patch. Famas and USAS is getting nerfed, snipers will be OHK from 15m and less, that’s nothing, and will not promote quick-scoping at all. Do you even play the game? Drop shotting is impossible, and the patch isn’t going to make it possible. I can’t tell if you’re just stupid, trolling, haven’t read the notes, or what…

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      • J35T3R
        March 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

        drop shot imossible my ass 15 meters in softcore meh in hard core it will be a lazer and ill be using m11 spam cannon lol ill gladly lose my mav for this

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        • I Love Bf3
          March 14th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

          Do people even play this game? Drop shotting is impossible! I’ve tried to do it before with my friend, to see if it could be done (since everyone said it can’t, I wanted to be sure, I hate CoD fags) and whenever you go prone, your gun goes off the screen and you aren’t able to shoot. I swear, some people just have no idea what they’re talking about…

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    • Implied
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:02 am

      USAS/FAMAS Buff? LOL?

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      • j35t3r
        March 15th, 2012 at 11:57 am

        take ur six or 12 times off moron and put either pka or m145 scope and jump off a roof and blow a dude away simple

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  21. Mo3r3
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    can’t wait for their trollface, when they give us some shitty excuse why the patch will come another 1,5 months later :) ))) u guys really believe in anything the tell u? come on … i’ll never trust them again :<

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    • Mo3r3
      March 14th, 2012 at 5:54 am

      oh, already 5 people like being trolled by ea/dice :)

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  22. Ten4
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Can’t wait to see how the game play balances come off and if any of the dame hacks get put down.
    Anyone have a full list yet ?

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  23. General Spoofing
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The reason why DICE has to patch it on all platforms at once is a great mistery to me. No need for that. The game isn’t cross-platform. As soon as you have it ready, you just release it as quickly as possible. People on all platforms are waiting, growing grey hair, to have this patch that hopefully cures every BIG problem that are their issues right now. Don’t blame me for saying this. I play on Playstation 3, but I do care for the whole community to have a game that has to run properly for everyone. Not just for one platform. Not just for a few that have supposedly no problems at all, killing the fun to play it for others. Give us the FIX. Let’s see it was worth waiting for. Let see was happens.

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  24. captainMAWESOME
    March 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    This is a test to get as much dislikes as possible!

    Fuck consoles PC RULES!!!

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    • General Spoofing
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Don’t be such a daft. You get no dislikes of me, though. A captain talking crap like this has to be ignored.

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      March 14th, 2012 at 12:25 am

      @ captainMAWSOME

      0/10

      People like you give Battlefield a bad name.

      HIGHLY RATED Thumb up 17 Thumb down 2
      • captainMAWESOME
        March 14th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        dont be so serious. kisses n hugs to u all :)

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    • Simon
      March 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am

      HOOOAAAH

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  25. CodeuhConduct
    March 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    The only thing better than dlc news.. hopefully the game wont be so broken

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