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Battlefield 3 support 5 game modes which are playable on all 9 maps. The game modes are: Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Conquest 64. Here’s a breakdown of the game modes in Battlefield 3, and links to further information on each mode.


Conquest is the classic Battlefield mode where teams battle control flags/capture points on the map. There are two versions of conquest: Conquest and Conquest 64.

Conquest Assault

Conquest Assault is part of the Back To Karkand expansion pack and is available on two maps: Strike At Karkand and Wake Island.

Team Deathmatch

After a long absence from the series, Team Deathmatch is back in Battlefield 3.

Squad Deathmatch

A popular alternative to Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch pits 4 squads against each other.


First introduced in Bad Company, Rush has become a popular mode in the Battlefield series, and it returns to Battlefield 3.


Co-op will make an appearance in Battlefield 3 and will support up to 2 players on a different campaign, set away from the main storyline.


  1. Danny
    October 9th, 2011 at 4:21 am

    ADD CAPTURE THE FLAG would be so sick!!

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    • BF3 fan
      October 11th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Conquest is capture the flag duhhhh

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      • Christo Coop
        December 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

        You must have never played a true Capture the Flag game. Conquest is base control, not capture the flag.

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      • Danilo
        June 25th, 2012 at 12:45 am

        Oh the things i have to read. Buddy! Caapture the flag is the most awsome shooter game mode ever invented. You have to go inside your enemy territory somehow, grab their flag, and make it out to return it to your base. BUT _here comes the awsome part_ it can only be returned if your flag is at your base. So if the enemy did grab your flag, your team has to divide into, some protect you, so the enemy does not return their flag, while other try to return yours, so you can score. It is insanely awsome, and bf3 should hv it

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      • tyq
        March 26th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        no its not moron.

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      • ADAM
        April 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        you were wrong weren’t you IDIOT!!

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    • John
      October 16th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      you obviously haven’t played battlefield in your life

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    • Matt
      December 15th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      CTF is pretty fun but in BF3 it would suck cause of the vehicles, just think if someone got the flag and jumped in a humvee their team has pretty much already won. On the other hand it would be fun on infantry only maps like grand barzzar.

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      • brandon
        March 11th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

        aka halo 2 & 3

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        • adsf
          May 7th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

          Cause halo’s the only game to ever have CTF, idiot.

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        • Stefan
          January 26th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

          um resistance had ccapture the flag

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    • dalalaaa
      April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      capture the flag came out with end game pack :P

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  2. Abel
    October 10th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    The only way CTF would be fun is a map with no vehicles.

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  3. Sgt.hivikaviks
    October 10th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Conquest is basically ctf exept more flags, and I agree if they were to have a true double or single capture the flag it would be best with no vehicle especially no aircraft or chopers

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    • sovigun
      December 16th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      No compare to CTF IMO. You just got the flag and you think it’s CTF? In CTF You have to drag enemys flag to your own base/flag.
      Ye good old Quake 2 or 3 CTF is pure CTF for me. It was sooo crazy! +grapple ;)

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  4. SmashedFinger
    October 11th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    you forgot squad rush

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  5. BF3 fan
    October 11th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Yea they did forget it or did they

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  6. Rick
    October 12th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    How can you compare CTF to conquest? They’re not the same at all.

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  7. Akira2020
    October 12th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    CONQUEST IS NOT CAPTURE THE FLAG! Conquest is exactly like “Domination” in COD. The only difference is, instead of sitting on a spot until the bar fills up (ala Domination), a flag (not bar) goes up a flag pole. Once the flag is at the top of the flag pole, your team now holds that spot and must defend it or lose points…..Conquest is Domination with flag poles.

    BF3 would greatly benefit with Capture The Flag.

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    • derp
      November 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Sounds like capture the flag to me.

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      • Alfredo
        December 14th, 2011 at 4:12 am

        Its not capture the flag, for capture the flag, you have to go all the way to your enemy´s base and grab their flag, then go all the way back to your base and take your enemy´s flag at your own flag.

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  8. Erik F
    October 12th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Honestly, i think they should have added more game modes, such as game mode where there is only one flag. How interesting would that be?

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  9. jesse
    October 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    yeah that would be awesome if they had one flag but either way all game modes sound really fun!

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  10. Berserk
    October 17th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    would love a mode with vehicles only for a change

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  11. Corrado Detaro
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:52 am

    A me piacerebbe che inserirebbero la modalita Dominio

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  12. Random
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Wwhy no mode with jets only that oughta be fun :)

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  13. jack simmons
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Conquest is actually more like domination. There isn’t nor do i believe has there ever been a capture the flag type game on any battlefield…i could be wrong….I think maybe something like a “king of the hill” type game would be cool. Ya know like the others said bout one flag. Just one flag randomly on the map and both or all four squads fight for control…

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  14. cody
    October 25th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    they really should have made like a mode were u can just battle with jets ..and also sense they already released the game or finished with it anyway they need to make dino. mode as an add on or something but even if they dont the game is gonna be f**king amazing i get my copy tomorrow cant wait

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  15. Tim
    October 26th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I’m sure Danny at the top meant capture the flag as get a flag or whatever from opponent and return to your base with it, cause that would be sick!

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  16. ledhead
    October 28th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I think they need to bring back more fort like maps like the classic map “Omaha Beach” from BF 1942 but in a 21st century way, Actually a gamemode more like the old conquest style of the BF 1942 would be good too I think.

    In some maps Team A would already own all the flags and Team B would be attacking and Team A would have to defend. The goal was the same hold the flags until points reach 0 but it was a nice twist to the conquest mode made possible by clever map design.

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  17. BF3 FTW
    October 31st, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    PLEASE bring back Air Supperiority!!!!!

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  18. LoveJets
    November 5th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Witch gamemodes allows you to use jets and helicopters and such?

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    • Wesley
      November 15th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Conquest, Caspian Border (THE BEST)
      XboxLiveGT LM c L 0 V i NL

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  19. dfgvsds
    November 6th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    mw3 has a new mode which there is one flag and both tam figh for it. the team that holds the flag longer wins. i think mw3 will be alot better than bf3.

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    • Wesley
      November 15th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Umm, NO!!!! That just means people will be camping the whole game JUST LIKE EVERY (CRAPY) COD PLAYER/GAME

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  20. kevin
    November 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    With witch gamemode do you can fly with a jet?

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  21. Lol
    November 26th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    They should add Squad ctf to Battlefield 3. No vehicles and less people to worry about. There can also be a normal ctf including vehicles.

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  22. Lol
    November 26th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    They should add Squad ctf to Battlefield 3. No vehicles and less people to worry about. There can also be a normal ctf including vehicles.

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  23. codalldaway
    November 27th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Bf3, while having good game graphics and realistic weapon damage and life like qualities, it needs a multiplayer split screen mode, not necessarily online but where you and you buddies can sit around drink some and kill each other. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be the game of choice until this happens.

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  24. Nabz
    November 28th, 2011 at 5:50 am

    They should add squad ctf where there are no vehicles and less people Then make a normal ctf gametype including vehicles.

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  25. colin
    January 26th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    all u idiots need to play CTF BF2: MC

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