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On January 9th, 2012 in Videos


While Battlefield 3 has its fair share of problems, as most multiplayer shooters do, it’s not known to be a glitchy game in general. YouTube user “MonkieDemon” stumbled upon an interesting glitch, perhaps we might even call it a “feature”: third person view. The glitch happened on the PS3 version of Battlefield 3, when he died and suddenly respawned in third person. Check out the video above for proof, the third person view starts at the 1:55 mark.

On January 8th, 2012 in Videos


Floppy disk drives are so 1999, but not if you ask YouTube user MrSolidSnake745, who took a bunch of old Floppy drives, and rearranged and programmed them in such way that they play the Battlefield theme. It may not compete with the proper, orchestral version, but it’s quite an impressive feat, nonetheless.

On January 7th, 2012 in News


In the first post-release interview, Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach told IGN that he and the team wanted to create a game with “depth and accessibility”, Bach said the goals for Battlefield 3 were:

“We wanted to create the biggest and best Battlefield ever. The most immersive and physical first person shooter ever.”

When asked if they achieved the goals, Bach was confident that they did:

“I think we pretty much nailed it. I am very proud of the game and what the team has accomplished. I feel we have created a great platform from where we can keep evolving Battlefield 3, Battlelog, and the series as a whole.”

On the subject of DLC, Bach mentioned that they got everything into Battlefield 3 that they wanted, and that upcoming DLC should “expand the gaming experience”. EA and DICE have previously said that DLC will play a big part of Battlefield 3 and that the game will have “an aggressive downloadable content plan“. So far, only one DLC pack — Back to Karkand — has been released, but there’s definitely much more to come.

On January 7th, 2012 in Rumor, Videos

A fellow BF3 gamer “HazemHead” according to the youtube video above has stumbled upon the spectator mode. He claims it’s done by

messing around with game files, basically decrypted data files and modified some scripts by GUI programming and encrypted back.

DICE had, inexplicably, not included this feature within the game when it was released.

Some rumors recently claim that this feature is already in the PC version but not activated yet. We assumed future later patches will activate this feature. “Hazemhead” who upload this video, has said that he has not tampered with the clip while showing the spectator mode. He has also claimed that he had discovered this mode when “messing around with game files”.

The video has been well shot and shows working of the spectator mode, in which the player has been shown not participating directly as a match was taking place on the Teheran Highway. In certain instances, the video looks to have certain glitches where either walls have been shown or the spectator has disappeared from the scene.

Whether this is a real bf3 spectator mode video or not, I leave it to you readers to decide.

On January 6th, 2012 in Site news

Hi guys, we have just completed the move to a new forum to replace the existing forum which has become difficult to manage. The new URL is at forum.bf3blog.com. We will leave the old forum open for about 2 weeks before we closed it permanently.

All threads/replies have been moved to the new forum. Your username remains intact. The only problem is that your existing password can’t be used in the new forum.

We have send an email entitled “BF3blog.com Forum | Your Password has been changed” that will contain your new password. You can then login and change to your preferred password if you wish. You can use the contact form if you encounter problems and we will try to get back to you ASAP.

The new forum will allow members to view public profiles, add signatures, trophies, likes and more. Please login and play with it.

The new forum is still pretty bare and there are a couple of things we plan to implement.

1. Install a new forum skin to match the blog (probably will take a few days to a week)

2. The new forum is based on xenforo and there are many things we can implement. However, we like to seek your opinion. Please go this thread if you have any suggestions that can better improve our community.

Please bear with us if we are a tad slow in responding as we are also learning how to use it.

On January 5th, 2012 in News

BF3 SCAR
Up until now, DICE has tweaked weapon accessories (such as the foregrip, silencer, etc.) globally, meaning that any nerf or buff would be applied across all weapons that utilize the accessory. Now, after DICE got feedback on a few suggestions last time, they’ve changed the system for accessory updates.

From now on, accessories will be tweaked on a per weapon basis, according to DICE’s Alan Kertz. This means that accessories like the heavy barrel can have different values based on what weapon it’s used on. This allows a greater flexibility when it comes to balancing out weapons. Previously, some weapons, like the FAMAS (see: FAMAS rifle getting nerfed), were overpowered using the foregrip attachment.

On January 5th, 2012 in Videos

You guy should check out RendeZook official entry into the “Only in BattleField 3” community video challenge which is sponsored by DICE. (Winner wins a trip to DICE studios)

This is one of the coolest ways to kill a jet (jumping out of a plane and shooting it with an RPG).

On January 5th, 2012 in Editorial

Religious fans of Battlefield 3, who have been playing this game since its launch in October, appreciate what has been offered by DICE through its DLC, which has been provided using an expansion pack named Back for Karkand. This new pack offers latest maps, vehicles, weapons and assignments.

This expansion pack has already been in the market for nearly a month and gamers are already expecting newer things that will further enhance the game. Users who have not played with this expansion pack are surely missing out on a lot of fun.

Expectations are that DICE will release additional DLC for this game, which could prove even more exciting for gamers. The question arising is whether the latest content is going to be added or contents are going to be remade aimed at veterans of this game.

The DLC Back to Karkand had been provided with four redesigned maps and if more such maps are being planned for release, it would be good if redesigned maps from Bad Company 2 are provided.

The Panama Canal map could also prove perfect for the Battlefield 3. This map is big enough to entertain for an entire session. Helicopters and jets can be added to completely change the looks of this map. Other maps that gamers could prefer in the Battlefield 3 include Laguna Alta and Arica Harbor.

However, users are also going to appreciate if some latest contest is also incorporated into Battlefield 3. But, indications are that the remodeled maps are going to be provided first. This is because everyone likes to hold on to a winning formula. Battlefield 3 has experienced huge success thanks to Back to Karkand and is not going to change this winning formula any time soon.

On January 4th, 2012 in Gallery

Thanks to Erin for the screenshot!

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On January 1st, 2012 in News

BF3 accessories
DICE’s Alan Kertz took to Reddit the other day to share his thoughts on the current Battlefield 3 weapon accessories and what he feels needs to be tweaked.He asked for community feedback on specific accessories such as the suppressor, heavy barrel, foregrip, etc. Here are some of his thoughts:

  • Foregrip: plans on adjusting the foregrip on a per-weapon basis, adding 34% reduction in horizontal recoil, based on the gun, and -20%  “penalty to base accuracy when aimed”.
  • Bipod: a buff for the bipod is likely, since it has to be set up in order to receive the benefits (less recoil, less bullet spread)
  • Suppressor: added -50% “penalty to base accuracy from the hip”, +25% bonus to base accuracy when aimed and +10% reduced vertical recoil. Overall, Kertz points out that the suppressor will receive a minor nerf.
  • Heavy Barrel: increased max range (damage stays the same), +50% bonus to base accuracy when aimed, -25% penalty to base accuracy from the hip. Overall, the heavy barrel will have less recoil than currently.
  • Flash suppressor: Kertz points out that the flash suppressor is “underwhelming” and as a result, it’ll will receive +20% reduced vertical recoil, while getting a -20% penalty to base accuracy from the hip.

Kertz mentioned that these changes aren’t finalized nor does is he promising that they’ll go live. They’re meant to get feedback and start a discussion. You can check out the full Reddit post here (and offer your two cents).

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