By now many know that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 has an optional high resolution texture install, but many wondered what kind of difference players might expect. Well, now we know (via Twitter user “d0n7bl1nk“), with a screenshot comparison between the two versions. As far as we know, this is a legit comparison, as there are plenty of Battlefield 3 copies already out (check out the first singleplayer mission). If you have 1.5 GB of free space on your Xbox 360, do yourself a favor and install the HD texture pack.
DICE previously hinted at players having the option to unlock some Battlefield 3 weapons from the singleplayer campaign and use in multiplayer, but they never followed up on that. Now DICE’s Fredrik Thylander, senior game designer, and the guy who does all the unlocks in the game, revealed via Twitter that players will be able to unlock 6 weapons in the co-op campaign which can be used in the regular multiplayer game. Among those weapons is the M39 EMR (seen above), a rifle which was very popular in Bad Company 2 (under the name M14 Mod 0).
Thylander didn’t reveal what other weapons will be unlockable, but we’ll find out soon — Battlefield 3 launch is just around the corner.
This is the very first Battlefield 3 singleplayer mission, played on an Xbox 360. It’s a fairly short and fast paced endeavor, taking place on a train, with what appears to be a lot of quick time events. As usual, the visuals are quite impressive, especially considering that this is running on console hardware that’s 6 years old.
We’ve complied the ultimate Battlefield 3 weapon list, with breakdowns on assault rifles, sniper rifles, machine guns, shotguns, SMGs, pistols and more. The weapon list includes all weapons in Battlefield 3, you can follow the links for more details on each weapon.
EA has released the latest Battlefield 3 launch trailer, this time, it’s a completely different animal that what we’ve seen before. The new trailer packs some great, cinematic live action scenes mixed with in-game footage for one of the best videogame trailers of the year. The new TV trailer is part of a TV ad which will be going live across the world soon.
Recently we revealed that the install size for the high-res texture pack on the Xbox 360 was 1.5 GB, and now we know what the PlayStation 3 size is: 2 GB, according to the official requirements printed at the back of the Battlefield 3 PS3 case.
The texture pack allows for the game to use high-resolution textures, which DICE says “absolutely make a difference” to the game. The HD textures are required to be installed to the hard drive, as the DVD and Blu-ray drives don’t have enough bandwidth to stream high-res textures to the game.
Battlefield 3 will be released in just 3 days, on October 25.
As we near Battlefield 3′s release date, we’re looking to expand our offerings here at BF3Blog with videos via our YouTube channel. For that, we’re looking for a talented video producer/video creator to join our team and help us make awesome Battlefield 3 videos. Not just gameplay, but commentary, walkthroughs, tips, etc.
Experience with creating videos and video commentary (e.g. Bad Company 2 videos)
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Has all equipment required to create the videos
Someone who has his own style and voice
Ability to do commentary on videos is a must — we’re not just looking for video editing and pwning skillz.
And finally: you have to be a decent Battlefield player
What we can offer
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To apply, drop us an email and tells us a bit about yourself and send us links to some videos you’ve done so we can check out your work.
Before the beta started last month, graphics card makers Nvidia and ADM released specific drivers which improved Battlefield 3 performance significantly. AMD has already released an update ahead of Battlefield 3, while Nvidia has announced that they’ll release new drivers the day before Battlefield 3 ships, on the 24th of October. The new Nvidia drivers will be the final version of the beta drivers we saw and used for the Battlefield 3 beta. The updated drivers include numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements tailored for Battlefield 3, according to Nvidia.
A few days ago we saw the arrival of one of the finest Battlefield 3 trailers to date, the Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer, which showcased a bunch of the new maps. We’ve extracted 30 HD screenshots from the trailer, getting a closer look on the details, particularly of the new maps. Enjoy! READ ON »
A few days ago we got the multiplayer trailer showing us some brand new maps, now we’ve got the singleplayer counterpart, giving us glimpses of never before seen missions, including ones set in New York City. On top of that, we get some sneak peaks on what the campaign revolves around (hint: nukes, terrorists, Iranians, and more). Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest Battlefield 3 videos.