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On April 2nd, 2012 in News

BF3 xbox 360 patch

Xbox 360 owners will be pleased to know that Battlefield 3 will receive the expected patch on the console tomorrow, April 3rd. The patch will include the same fixes and tweaks as the PS3 and PC version (see full patch details). The update will also bring the server rental program to the Xbox 360, as well as the “Shortcut Items”. The patch will be released between 9 AM UTC – 1 PM UTC, the official Battlefield blog states.


  1. James
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Yes finally some good news, I got my taxes back today, and I get my patch tomorrow, sweeeeeeet.

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    • Kill Skill
      April 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Nooooooooooooooooo,I can’t use the USAS 12 and FAMAS anymore but Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay the A-10 thunderbolt will be fixed!

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      • Colt_Gun
        April 3rd, 2012 at 3:41 am

        You can still use them… they’d probably be better than the new tanks are.

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      • XJoeX
        April 3rd, 2012 at 4:58 am

        Umad bro? Just because you cant frag like a noob anymore!

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        • Chrismister417x
          June 14th, 2012 at 2:33 am

          Umad bro? Just because you cant frag like a pro?

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    • Kill Skill
      April 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 am

      Just noticed this when I was trying to join a squad.

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      • liar
        April 3rd, 2012 at 5:40 am

        This isn’t a new thing. 5/4 person squads have been there for quite a long time now.

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    • rob
      April 3rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      hey where is this 1.6G patch my update was only 170mb???!!!!

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      • rob
        April 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        ok its only 1.02G???

        i thought it was 1.6?? what are they leaving out??

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        • 82
          April 3rd, 2012 at 8:27 pm

          Did you get an automatic update? Because I did and that was about .4 or.5 GB on its own. It might have been the rest of update.

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        • BF3FTW
          April 3rd, 2012 at 8:49 pm

          who gives a crap about xbox? Pc is so much better. xbox players are just frickin’ noobs

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        • 82
          April 4th, 2012 at 3:28 am


          What you are about to read is that of an angry battlefield player.
          If you don’t want to read rage comments, don’t read at all.
          Thank you.

          I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a 100 times. And I will say it again.
          Not everyone can afford top of the line computers that can run Battlefield. And even if they where able to afford one NOW what about down the line when a new game came out? They would have to update and pay more money.

          With a console you don’t have to worry if you will be able to run the new game you just bought.

          Most internet elitists like you or those who are just ignorant don’t seem to understand this for some odd reason. I don’t know if its the money that is clouding your mind or the fact that you piss your pants every time you see a new type of computer hardware.

          The internet has enough BS on it already doesn’t need more comments like yours stinking it up more. You already saw that the post was about the xbox patch. What made you want to wast your time by doing something so stupid and idiotic, I will NEVER know.

          I’m going to have fun now with my friend on the newly patched Battlefield 3.

          Yours truly

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        • BonKerz
          April 5th, 2012 at 3:59 am


          I hope you’re just trolling, because if you’re being serious, you are one shallow moron. I feel sorry for your current/future children. Perhaps it would be best if you don’t procreate.

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  2. 4 months of waiting for nothing
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    you guys are gonna be surely disappointed

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    • If you wanna cry then go in a corner
      April 2nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Finally!! Anything is better then what it is now……and if your pessimistic then go play COD!

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      • 4 months of waiting for nothing
        April 2nd, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        first all you re an idiot.

        i have a ps3 and have been playing it for a week already.
        so i know that there as some good changes but one big change
        which is the suppression factor is a game changer/ game killer.

        p.s. tanks are paid of recycled paper now

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        • Kmanblazzer
          April 3rd, 2012 at 12:43 am

          What do you mean when you say “suppression factor”?

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        • BonKerz
          April 5th, 2012 at 4:01 am

          Please, it would seriously be best for the entire BF3 community if you would just go play CoD, and quit bitching about the game.

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      April 2nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      ive been playing the patch on PC and idk what your talking about….i love it so far

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      • ThatJoshGuy
        April 2nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm


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    • ummm well this is awkward
      April 2nd, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      we’ll umm i am a bit disappointed like you uttered. Overall the patch fixed a lot of known bugs, however the suppression of weapons is too severe. Yes i like the recoil on the guns as they are but a combination of increased recoil and increased suppression is just terrible. you could have a clear shot on someone he turns around with a m249 and shoots scattering bullets everywhere. One bullet passing your head and your already dead.

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  3. Sedargo
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Can somebody tell me how the sound is now?

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    • BattleFRAG 3
      April 2nd, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Sound is overall still bad. They changed the sound for the RU heavy armor and the sound of damage being done to your vehicle but it still cuts out all the damn time

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      • Sedargo
        April 2nd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        I heard you can hear people walking and reloading a lot more clear.

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        • BattleFRAG 3
          April 3rd, 2012 at 12:43 am

          I would say that part got better but the ambient noise still cuts out a lot and all u can hear is your own foot steps and your own weapon firing.. Off topic but could some one please point me in the right direction for ps3 server banners, and If you could make me one and its what i want and works i could pay you in PSN card codes or card codes..I’m just a idiot when it comes to this kind of stuff, Thanks

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  4. azmike
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Crazy that DICE is knowingly releasing this patch for the 360 after they have been made fully aware that parts of the patch do not work or result in other parts of the game not working. Like Jet heat seekers.

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    • BonKerz
      April 2nd, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      I guarantee that the patch has been submitted and floating around Microsoft for weeks until now. DICE could not possibly have made changes/fixes even after the release of the PS3 patch 2 weeks ago

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      • mikeaz
        April 2nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm

        For sure, It was waiting for Microsoft for some time now. I would think they could contact them and say. “We are not going to release this patch because we know that it is having big issues”. We all know their Facebook page, Twitter, and the forums will be hit once again with post about all the same issue PC and PS3 players have been having. I run a biz and I would not release a product I openly know does not preform as advertised. Granted there are some things that work, but the ones that don’t are big problems

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  5. B3AST
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:54 pm


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    • Trollzor
      April 2nd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      You will be disapointed to find that the new minimaps are not there….. I know i was :[
      Same features on PS3 and Xbox my ass. I want the new minimaps!

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      • B3AST
        April 3rd, 2012 at 12:05 am

        Not really I dont give 2 sh*ts bout a mini map

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      • DIRK
        April 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        No need for a mini map at all. Hardcore only.

        Speaking of hardcore, why is it they think that not having an ammo count is hardcore but we should have a gay mini map.

        I’m sorry in advance if my inferred refernce to alternative lifestyles involving oscar meyer and jiffy combination was offensive.

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  6. M.O.A.B.
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Shortcuts = retarded

    I worked for my shit, and now newbs can get pretty much get everything right off the bat, fuck that. Just another scheme to make money, aye EA/DICE?? I kno they still have to pay, but still…

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    • jake
      April 2nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      if people wanna pay extra to get less enjoyment out of the game then lets leave em to it we’ll still be whoopin they asses

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      • Gandalf Stopping Power
        April 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        Amen stranger amen.

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      • Sunn
        April 3rd, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        seriously i don’t see why people are getting so upset by this

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      April 2nd, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Personally, I don’t like the shortcut items…but give it some thought before you demonize it.

      I’ll just get straight to the point;

      Weapon unlocks either bought or earned aren’t upgrades at all. They are simply more weapons to choose from which are all fairly balanced out. Same thing applies to vehicles, excluding maybe flares (which take practically no points to unlock).

      So just because people may be buying these unlocks; it doesn’t mean they are getting a unfair advantage over you. It simply means they have more weapons to choose from.

      “But I EARNED my weapons and unlocks”

      Some may argue that it isn’t fair that you had to unlock all your weapons with points, and now anyone can get all the unlocks for a fee.

      But that’s what sets you apart from others. Instead of playing to get ranks up, you play to unlock weapons in the process. You go out and get the feeling of EARNING your weapon in the traditional Battlefield manner, and because of this you have something to work for which is new weapons.

      Players who choose to take the shortcut won’t get the excitement of getting that weapon they played hard to earn, they won’t be able to truthfully say they earned the weapon the traditional Battlefield way, and they will be missing out on the whole point of the “persistence” system in the first place.

      That’s what sets you apart.

      In conclusion; if you enjoy the persistence system and want to earn your unlocks then simply don’t buy the shortcut.

      If you hate the persistence system, just simply don’t have enough time to get that one weapon you want, started playing on a different platform, what ever the case; then that’s why the shortcut option is here.

      No one is forced to buy the shortcut, and the people who do are not getting a unfair advantage over you.

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    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    about time

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  8. robothotwing
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    thank you, sucks to be last

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    • this guy over here
      April 7th, 2012 at 1:59 am

      now u no how ps3 feels whn activision gives ps3 map pack month later

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  9. I Love BF3
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The fact that I’ve been hearing 99% negative talk about the patch worries me. Apparantly, tanks are now made of cardboard and suppression is ridiculous. Of course DICE, of course…

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    • petezahut12001
      April 2nd, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Its all been negative talk because all the people who are enjoying the patch are playing it right now.

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    • 4 months of waiting for nothing
      April 2nd, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      first you ll feel relief for the patch to be available.
      that you dont have to deal with the frag rounds
      and mav riding crap but the more you play it the more
      you realized that the new changes ruined the game.

      the biggest kick in the groin is that the mav riding is still
      not fix.

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  10. Gandalf Stopping Power
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Cool my 21st bday is tomorrow it’s a present from DICE.

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  11. Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
    April 2nd, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I think the patch took so long is because BF2 only had one platform to make a patch for. Now with BF3 they have to code and polish 3 patches, and two of the three patches have to go through Sony and Microsoft to be given the good-to-go.

    But hey, it’s here finally!

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      April 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 am

      @ myself

      Sorry for my terribly written post, I need to proof read better from now on…

      What I was trying to say in my last post is that most likely the reason why the Xbox patch took awhile to be released is simply because DICE has to do a ton of work to get all 3 patches out of the door and given the ‘okay’ by the console manufacturers.

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  12. bf2
    April 2nd, 2012 at 11:21 pm


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  13. JC07
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Thank god the patch has finally come someone hit me up wit a game. Gamer tag:johncowie07

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  14. Capo Status
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 am

    So do the grip and silencer suck together? I’m on 360 and have been reading comments and been seeing that its horrible together.

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    • this guy over here
      April 7th, 2012 at 2:02 am

      lol thts a rlly bad combo now i use heavy barrel and grip feels like the silencer has been changed to mcuh

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  15. SpartanHoplite6
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 am

    No more dying from 5 foot falls anymore, it’s a dream come true.

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    • Atomikiohazard
      April 4th, 2012 at 2:23 am

      The 5 foot fall death is still there if you jump off a heli… Well it happend to me.

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  16. SharkFlyinHigh
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Been playin on the ps3 and read about how some say the suppression is too much, but i dont think so. the biggest change is the tanks but you just gotta be more cautious. Not game breaking for me.

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  17. vladskyline
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Most of us got killed by the famas or the usas-12 im playing battlefield 3 right now and i got killed by both of these weapons and when i get killed i think to my self soon you famas or usas-12 will be shit and some times i write a message to people that are using these weapons most time i call them noobs and soon you weapons will be shit and they reply to me and say to me that there weapon will allways be the best and then i reply and say we will see about that

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    • XJoeX
      April 3rd, 2012 at 5:02 am

      Hell Yeah

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    • Exoduster
      April 3rd, 2012 at 5:06 am

      Your comment was confusing. But I agree, let’s see how those kiddies like having to use actual tactics instead of spamming frag rounds.

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    • Gandalf Stopping Power
      April 3rd, 2012 at 5:18 am

      I do the same dude. They come back with, “Well they put it in here for a reason.” I say it’s abuse and why would they fix it if there were not any problems? Exactly.

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    • DIRK
      April 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      I agree, nothing says, no skill like a guy with 60 stars on the famas or usas.

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  18. Peppernator
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 am

    It’s about frickin time! I’ve been waiting ages for this patch!

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  19. Pugachev Cobra
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 am

    FINALLY, YES! Now we can get a hunk of this awesomeness!

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  20. xXHarbingerXx
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 am

    THANK JESUS!!!!!!!!!!

    But my friends on PS3 and PC tell me it sucks and tanks get destroyed in one hit from RPGs and some of my favorite guns are nerfed big time

    I say the best thing about this patch is the horns and them NOT fixing the slingshot glitch

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    April 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 am

    People that have the patch for pc and ps3 can you tell me did they nerfed a gun called MP7

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  22. DirtyScumbagYooper
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:54 am

    The cat-puke community that the older, better BF community has disgustingly morphed into will absolutely, unequivocally, without doubt latch onto one or two kEwl nu Thangz to do or abuse and the cycle will continue. Mark my words, the UBAD-12 and Famas will simply be replaced by two, perhaps three weapon setups/combos that will be relentlessly overplayed. One half will brag about their legit skills as they approach service star no. 85 with said weapon(s), the other half will cry incessantly about it, and nothing– nothing will have changed.

    This franchise is fucked from the inside out, and said fucking stems from the the creators/publishers undying need and want to please the “durrrr new recrootz!!1″ to the series. But don’t worry, we all have Call of Officefield: Modern Hallways at War to look forward to in June. I hear you can make holes in the walls in that one.

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  23. vladskylinev
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:55 am

    People that have the patch can you tell me did they nerfed a gun called MP7

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  24. vladskyline
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:56 am

    People that have the patch can you tell me did they nerfed a gun called MP7.

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    • vladskyline
      April 3rd, 2012 at 6:41 am

      I quess that no one uses MP7

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    • Johnissik
      April 3rd, 2012 at 11:34 am

      The gun wasn’t touched, but with the new suppression increase, if you are being shot at at all, expect it to never hit.

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    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I still do great in the tank. You just can’t go allout in the thing. The suppression is too much tho. 1 Guy running a 400 round lmg in grand bazaar or metro will ruin your game just spraying while his buddies pick u off.

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