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Battlefield 3 PDW-R
The Magpul PDW-R is an experimental personal defense weapon and is one of the new weapons in Battlefield 3. The PDW-R fires regular rifle rounds, giving it great range and accuracy compared to similar SMGs. The PDW-R is available for unlock to all classes in Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 PDW-R stats

  • Single shot/full auto modes
  • Maximum effective range: 250m
  • Rate of fire: 700 RPM
  • Weight: 3.0 KG
  • Ammo capacity: 20 rounds

PDW-R unlocks

PDW-R images and screenshots

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  1. 19NATE88
    October 23rd, 2011 at 12:24 am

    this thing is ulgy

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  2. Mace
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Umm… It’s default mag size is 21, not 30, and it has a 3 round burst as well as full auto and semi.

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  3. Indi
    October 23rd, 2011 at 5:13 am

    This gun raped so much in the BETA…
    But there was sooo many bugs with it (PS3):
    Reload animation
    Sometimes a full mag will be 21 bullets or 31 bullets?

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  4. Blueteamguy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 6:03 am

    If you guys think this is ugly then P90 would be “worse”
    i think it looks pretty frickin’ cool
    if you dont want 20 round mag dont use barrel attachment
    use it like carbine, it is great
    this thing is underrated

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  5. Tobblish
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 am

    With no addons the mag size was 31, with it was 21.
    Single and 3shot burst(added) and automatic was active in the beta.

    It raped the UMP badly, will be fun trying it out again :)

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    • Tobblish
      October 23rd, 2011 at 10:22 am

      I mean 25, with addons.

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      • VIOLENTjoe
        December 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        The default mag size is 20! Not 21, the only reason there are 21 bullets is because when you first charge any weapon a bullet is loaded into the chamber. then you reload and you have your clip size of 20, with the extra 1 bullet in the chamber.

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  6. SARGE
    October 23rd, 2011 at 11:41 am

    yah, it should be a raper. thats what MAGPUL designed. its a rifle round after all, not a pistol aka smg round. and if dice can change it to a 30 round Pmag that would be nice, since thats the mag shown in the weapon, and magpul makes them too. I think the m4 should sport the magpul pmag too, since they already sport VLtor stocks.

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  7. maks
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    cant wait to test this baby out!

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  8. SomeStrangeSin
    October 24th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Sinny like’s it Nuff’ Said!

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  9. blank.avi
    October 31st, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    shit bro thats one sexy gun

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    November 25th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    How do you unlock this gun!? I been trying and wasting my time “touring” several different guns trying to unlock this one!

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    November 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Never mind I’ve seen that you get it at rank 32! Just a little more to go for me! Better watch out! lol

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  12. Pete
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I just got lvl 31 and this is my next unlock :) i’ve been killed loads of times by this weapon, but is it better than UMP-45 ??

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  13. AKnubis
    February 8th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Indeed this weapon is Awsome .. from the moment i tried out this weapon my killrate went up .. once you have the extended mags it’s ok .. don’t use the suppresor .. and this weapon is not that loud when fired. Personaly i used ump or p90 before in BF. But that is history after using this PDW

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  14. hello
    March 3rd, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    when is this available? or is it an add on

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  15. Grant Hernandez
    March 12th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    this gun is boss with the ext mag and holo

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  16. William
    April 2nd, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Can someone please tell me at what level this gun can it be unlocked ?

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  17. Riley
    May 15th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    you unlock it at rank 31.

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  18. Riley
    May 15th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    edited= you unlock it at rank 32.

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  19. Gunslinger
    August 14th, 2013 at 1:50 am

    This gun rapes sooooo hard on operation metro

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    October 18th, 2013 at 7:13 pm


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