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Battlefield 3 point system (or scoring system), in multiplayer is a bit different from the previous few Battlefield games. For Battlefield 3, points have increased in many cases, most notably for kills, which are now awarded with 100 points. Here is the full breakdown of the Battlefield 3 point system.

Kill points:

  • Kill enemy: 100 points
  • Knife kill: 300 points
  • Comeback kill: 60 points
  • Headshot bonus: +10 points
  • Eliminate enemy squad: +10 points
  • Savior bonus: +20 points
  • Avenger bonus: +10 points
  • Destroy vehicle: 200 points
  • Disable vehicle: 100 points

Assist points:

  • Kill assist: from 10 to 60 points
  • Spot assist: 10 points
  • Squad kill assist: from 10 to 60 points
  • Squad spot assist: 20 points
  • Suppressive fire assist: +10 points
  • Squad spawn on you: +10 points

M-COM objective points:

  • M-COM arm: 200 points
  • M-COM disarm: 200 points
  • M-COM destroy: 200 points
  • M-COM attack bonus: +20 points
  • M-COM defend bonus: +20 points

Capture points:

  • Neutralize flag: 100 points
  • Capture flag: 100 points
  • Kill bonus when attacking flag: +30 points
  • Kill bonus when defending flag: +30 points

Support

  • Revive teammate: 100 points
  • Squad revive: +20 points
  • Squad Spawn on you: 10 points
  • Repair: +20 points
  • Squad repair: +30 points

112 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. DarkGin87
    August 7th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hidden due to lowRated by other readers">comment rating. Click here to see.

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    • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
      August 20th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Rewarding the player with the highest kdr is one of the most unbalanced aspects of CoD, killstreaks like the nuke in mw2 ruined the franchise for a lot of fans. It made it into a hiding or rushing match and everyone in-between got screwed. Cod 2 was the last balanced iteration imo.

      On another note, I really like the addition of Eliminate enemy squad: +10 points. The information that you have made sure a squad will need to spawn at its base or a captured point is worth more than 10 points to me.

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      • nimz
        August 24th, 2011 at 9:10 am

        Honestly I think cod united offensive was the best of the cod seris. its mp wasnt that far off battlefield 1942 . it had large maps and tanks ect.

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        • warbo
          August 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

          i have ALWAYS said that COD:UO was the best ever COD game

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      • AoD SH00T3R
        August 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

        Look michael i made an account

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      • Dozer
        August 31st, 2011 at 4:13 pm

        i think the +10 killing enemy squad is a typo. i think its supposed to be “+10 killing enemy squad LEADER”

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        • Bf beta
          October 21st, 2011 at 5:03 pm

          No it’s the eliminate squad thing is right. I don’t know how many times I got it in the beta

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      • Mike
        September 16th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

        last time i checked call of duty 3 was the most balanced call of duty of all time and was way better than the ones made by infinity ward. cod 3 was also the most realistic cod of its time, not call of duty 2, or mw series. get ur facts straight, PRICK!

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        • connor
          October 23rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

          wow…. MW3 fanboys on a website made specifically for BF3…. And making comments on how good you THINK MW3 will be…. that’s just sad

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      • Mcfergason
        September 20th, 2011 at 1:09 am

        I reckon you should get more points if you do away with an entire squad. I like how you get points for ppl spawning on you. I just hope BF3 will have much more tactical and team oriented gameplay than BC2.

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    • TheDon
      August 25th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Its called Combat efficiency and combat excellence.

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    • Mista_Donzie
      September 27th, 2011 at 5:02 am

      Wait! So you get +20 points just because you spot/tag an enemy which led to a kill by a squadmate, but you ONLY get +10 bonus points for headshots? That’s kinda stupid. It should be higher so it gives more incentive to not just run around doing drive-by spray & pray’s. BF3 will still be awesome though….

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  2. Impunity
    August 7th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    killstreaks are for CoD. They encourage overly-defensive gameplay and individual combat rather than teamplay. i dont see them including it.

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    • Just a gamer
      July 21st, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      True, but… and I’m probably going to anger everyone with this one (not my intention), but if BF4 wanted to outsell COD:G, IMO all they’d need to do is add Killstreaks to BF’s TDM mode. (The killstreaks could simply be the BF vehicles that are available in the other modes.) Doing this could steal much of COD’s multiplayer audience by delivering (in one game mode only = TDM) the COD player’s need for personal reward (which, frankly, seems to be the basis for COD’s addictive-ness in multiplayer). Doing that would bring the COD players aboard (cue audible groans from BF fanbase), and everything else in BF would keep them there. (And we all know the hardcore BF players will all still be playing Conquest anyway).

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  3. AO1JMM
    August 7th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Why so many points for knifing? Thats actually easy to do.

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    • Not that guy
      August 7th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      probably because you have to go out of your way to do it instead of just shooting them you know?

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    • indusporus
      August 8th, 2011 at 5:33 am

      I guess 300 points for knife kill are only when you get the dog-tag …attacking enemy from behind and killing ‘em

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      • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
        August 20th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

        There are also different animations depending on the location of the knifeee. E.g. the frontal chest piercing stealth kill in the beginning of the Caspian Borders trailer seems to me to be because he was facing him when he got the kill.

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        • nimz
          August 24th, 2011 at 9:07 am

          Insta knife kills only happen from behind now if you knife from in front it can be defended against or at least the attackee has a chance to.

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    • egyzombie
      September 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      I think it has a 300 points reward because its diffrent now getting a kill with the knife …I saw the animation, it takes quit a while to finish the move and u actualy rip the tags with ur hands so I suppose u get exposed longer untill u raise ur gun again so in short its RISKY somehow and u have to pick ur kills with care … thats my opinion ofc … :D

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    • Shooter
      October 8th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      In the beta, you can only knife from behind and the enemy not moving. Knifing from the side, front or the back and enemy moving does nothing. It maybe because DICE only created one animation for knife killing, and that is, the kill coming from behind. Not really a good implementation of a knife kill.

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    • Saloaty
      April 1st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Knifing someone is not actually 300 points it’s really 100 points, the same as just shooting someone. Who ever typed down the scoring has a lot of errors.

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  4. dfs
    August 7th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    wtf few spotted before now noone will(from a recon who spots more than shoots)

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    • Iso
      August 20th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      Spot before shot n00b.

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    • someblue
      September 9th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      lol bigfoots spotting, no the people on ground spot em, then the animals that live in the rocks shoot the enemies.

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  5. Gamer Guy
    August 7th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    What are you basing the point values from? If you say Alpha you maybe in correct.

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    • CRAZED GUNMAN
      August 23rd, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Better than nothing.

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  6. Bobby
    August 7th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    It’s crazy how 1 knife kill gets you 75% of the score for arming and destroying and MCOM.

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  7. Gary
    August 7th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    actually you do not get the full 300 points unless you knife from the back I was in the alpha and got 100 for a quick slice kill and 300 for a backstab so no it isnt easy to do

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    • Nate
      August 8th, 2011 at 3:30 am

      VIOLATE THE NDA, MUCH? lol jk. I got invited but I play on xbox so my computer crashed trying to play it on low graphics at 1 fps LOL

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  8. gary m.
    August 8th, 2011 at 1:31 am

    sweet, cant wait. I just cant wait.

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  9. thomas
    August 8th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Um… where are the Conquest points? Like Capture Enemy Flag, Defend Flag and such?

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    • He Is Legendxxx
      August 9th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      they haven’t released any conquest footage, so how would they know? lol…. by the way everyone, Battlefieldo.com is a better BF3 site, just an FYI

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      • [AOD] ۜDeathۜ_FĀŦĘ
        August 20th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

        Why would you post something so rude? BF3blog is using all the resources they have to get us the info as quick as possible. They are fantastic editors and moderators. At the rate they are pumping out such excellent writing, they’re like a 4 man medic squad, they’re gonna get you eventually. ;)

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        • Mcfergason
          September 20th, 2011 at 1:11 am

          I find this site a great site for BF3. So far it has lots of information and there are some good dicussions going on.

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  10. Ryan
    August 8th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Knifing is actually a bit harder than BFBC2 i think

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  11. BlueSmiley
    August 8th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’m sure that DICE will change this (ridiculous) scoring system. I don’t know what guy was making this system… But I’m sure he was intoxicated on that moment. :-P I’m down with all those different points. But 300 points for a knife kill while doing an objective earns less? I don’t really have much interests in this system. I’m from the old garde I guess. But I don’t want to see whole my team running around with a knife while the objective lies on the side. (Sort of speak)
    I think that the knife kill should get 150 points. The bomb plant and the defuse 180. And the destroy 250.
    But hey, that’s just me talking… :)

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    • sorka25798
      September 11th, 2011 at 2:44 am

      They probably scaled the xp required for leveling up to reflect the change in to the scoring system.

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    • L_Mas_Q_Mea
      September 18th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Thats right, but this can be a good strategy.
      The game will take more battlefield-action than BC2 because some people may want your dog tag or just simply, the rage-guys want knife you on your back because you kill them. lol

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    • Mcfergason
      September 20th, 2011 at 1:13 am

      I reckon its a decent scoring system. Though I reckon certain things need to be changed but im sure all of this will be worked out in the BETA.

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    • Jamie
      April 11th, 2012 at 12:42 am

      What a tool, the guy who argues passionately about a console game and gives folk grief for writing an error on the scoring system. Bf3 is excellent, so is mw3! You can like the both! Twats

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  12. Angry Dave
    August 8th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Well at least arming and disarming the mcom is now better rewarded. Was a feeble 50 points in bc2 despite it being the objective of the game and often suicidal.

    I personally think that points for killing an enemy should be lower, with the assist points and m-com attack/defend bonus points higher. Reward more for team play and objective actions.

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    • L_Mas_Q_Mea
      September 18th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Well all depends of how much points per level you have to reach. If the level is 30 and you have to reach 3,000,000 points, 100 points will be worst. :O

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  13. Steve
    August 8th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Disable vehicle? I like the sound of that

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    • The Wookie Guy
      August 10th, 2011 at 10:35 am

      I read something in a magazine saying that if you shoot the tank many times, it will stop moving but the guns on it will still be able to shoot.

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  14. Eskuriax
    August 9th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    NOOOO , too much points for kill = no team play only play for kill -_-

    Kill points:

    Kill enemy: 50 points
    Knife kill: 150 points
    Comeback kill: 30 points
    Headshot bonus: +10 points
    Eliminate enemy squad: +10 points
    Savior bonus: +10 points
    Avenger bonus: +10 points
    Destroy vehicle: 100 points
    Disable vehicle: 50 points

    M-COM objective points:

    M-COM arm: 300 points
    M-COM disarm: 300 points
    M-COM destroy: 500 points
    M-COM attack bonus: +20 points
    M-COM defend bonus: +20 points

    it’s better like this

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    • Samo
      August 20th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      your right man %100

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    • Death
      August 20th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Dice should just doubled this and make it their new standard. This is entirely win.

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    • underground804
      September 12th, 2011 at 6:15 am

      truthfully i never played any battlefield game looking to get a lot of point so i have no problem with high points for knife kills

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  15. He Is Legendxxx
    August 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    i saw in some alpha footage that thers is a 60 point bonus on top of the normal 100 for killing someone and ending their killstreak…. sorry i don’t have the source video, but saw it. i believe it said exactly “killstreak stopped – 60″ … who knows how many kills equals a “killstreak”… im okay with bonuses for stopping someone elses streak, but i dont wanna see bonuses for being on one.

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    • Tom
      November 6th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      I think you are referring to a “killing spree stopped”

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  16. The Wookie Guy
    August 10th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I like to know if the assault win points for healing team mates with the boxes they drop, and how many points they win by healing a member of his squad and a member of his team. Tanks =D

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  17. Dan
    August 20th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Sadly with 100pts for kills and 100pts revive does help the assault alot if they can disable vehicles. I wonder who can do that maybe recon if so that’s far

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  18. Dan
    August 20th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    im also wondering how hard it is to disable a vehicle if it the same as a kill I think kills should be 50 because people will now focus more on kills the objective should always be way more pts than a kills to encourage going for it more.

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    • Bf3 FTW
      September 12th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      but there will be TDM so people who want to only kill people and such can go play TDM and us team players can play Rush

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  19. Dan
    August 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Have to add this sorry, but they should add a point system for the wining side ..like 800 points to each person on wining

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    • Ross
      August 21st, 2011 at 5:41 am

      The theory of giving points to players on the winning side sounds good at first but the reality will probably be that people will switch to the stronger side (as often happened in BF2 anyway even without points bonuses) and games could get rather one-sided.

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      • Dan
        August 21st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

        What about stoping from switching.. I guess im just trying to score the game more to winning and not kills. I do watch my kills deaths but it seems like the game is becoming more less to winning the objective. I cant even find in bfbc2 how to see my wins losses. When wins losses should be the point on this game.

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        • Dozer
          August 31st, 2011 at 4:23 pm

          i believe there are pins for these things guys… “Conquest winner pin” +200 pts… “Rush winner…+200″ etc etc

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        • Dozer
          August 31st, 2011 at 4:25 pm

          i dont think theres a way to see your win loss ratio in bc2 but you can count your pins to see how many you won. i do something similar to get a good idea of my head shot count. (praying that they count headshots in bf3)

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        • Dan
          August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

          I hope your right not saying I don’t believe you

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        • Dozer
          September 1st, 2011 at 1:41 am

          well they were present in BC2 i cant see why they wouldnt bring them back. it makes sense that the winner gets a point reward

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        • Goalieguy
          September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 am

          stopping from team switching and giving such a huge bonus for winning is just asking for rage quitting… it would end up being 12 v 3 on the gigantic maps…

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    • L_Mas_Q_Mea
      September 18th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Nop. I disagree with you because players with low KDR will get 800 points doing nothing. CoD is CoD and B3 will be B3. Im sure that the next comment that Im gonna read is that people want killtreaks in battlefield 3. LOL

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  20. Hired_Mark
    August 22nd, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I am sorry but 300 for a knife kill when vehicle disabling is 100. Seems a bit unbalanced towards effort for reward. We might just end up with a load of commando lightweight knifers etc.

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    • Dan
      August 23rd, 2011 at 12:05 am

      I agree if knifing wasnt as hard as i hear in bf3. What i heard and seen is you dont have a button that just makes you knife, you have to switch to your knife and get the kill from the back but i do think it shiuld be like 150- 200. In my eyes i think kills need to be 50. knifes from the back 80 and and 60 from front then objectives much more and at the end of the match extra points for being the winning side and no switching sides.

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    • ROBBO
      September 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Couldn’t agree more m8.

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  21. anonymous
    August 23rd, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    this is ok for me but i say screw the points you get i just am exited for the game! i know that cod is over since i saw the 1st couple sp videos for bf3! cod is olny good (@least was lol) for its sp now bf3 has a awesome sp & still mp experience im getting more exited evry day im really glad commander is back but i wont be experienceing 64 players due to my outdated pc. so its cool to hear that DICE has givin consle players a version of the commander mode & server browser! & if theirs any ps3 players that are getting bf3 you should look in to adding me on psn my id for psn is “mercs2_0990″

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    • CRAZED GUNMAN
      August 25th, 2011 at 7:56 am

      erm, commander isnt back and if you have a shit pc then dont bother about getting bf3 on pc just get it on your ps3.
      console has the server browser but nothing else is different from the game on console vs pc.
      i really hope cod goes fine cause i dont want little kiddies playing bf3 and raping our ears with their high pitched whines about how they cant get killstreaks and tanks dont blow up when they shoot it with their m16.

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      • civilizdkaoz
        August 26th, 2011 at 6:17 am

        thats exactly why we need the CoD franchise to keep going. who gives a crap about how shitty the more popular CoD games are if you’re playing BF3 instead? as long as it keeps the 2 yr olds off of BF3 im perfectly fine

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    • Goalieguy
      September 11th, 2011 at 12:06 am

      His name is anonomys and he posts his psn id… lol…

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  22. PurpleHaze
    August 25th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I would just be happy with the old bf2 type scoring. Simple. The way I like it.

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  23. Sardenie
    September 4th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    •Revive teammate: 100 points
    •Squad revive: +20 points

    This is going to deter medics from going in squads.

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    • sorka25798
      September 11th, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Perhaps that is a mis-type or it is supposed to be 120 or +20 to the base revive score. (equals out the same)

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  24. Ryan
    September 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    so is there going to be long range headshot bonus’s like in bfbc2?

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  25. ROBBO
    September 6th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Scoring system is too friggin UNBALANCED. Waht would be the point in blowin up an MCOM if I could get the same points for 2-4 kills? It just encourages ppl to play more like CoD gamers, goin round and knifing ppl on a pathetic little killstreak instead of winnin the game! It even has a bonus for stoppin a killstreak now for christ’s sake!

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    • lukePTBA
      September 12th, 2011 at 11:48 am

      well, seeing as you get +50 xp from mcom destroy and +250 from mcom defuse compared to bfbc2 and same xp for a standard gun kill, pull your head in. its much better than the scoring system in bfbc2, which left many new/inexperienced players out to dry as they were most likely used to CoD (couldnt overcome dice, lol) which is much easier for new players. in bfbc2 you check the leaderboards and youll see only levels 20 to 50 on top of leaderboards, on call of duty you will find a variety of levels or ranks leading in different games. im not calling cod better, but much easier for new players, im still in FULL support of previously made bf games and the ones to come.

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