Tag Archives: bf3
Thu, Jul 05, 2012 | 19:12 BST
EA and DICE have announced the integration of Matches into Battlefield 3. The feature allows players to “coordinate competitive multiplayer sessions with their friends and squad members,” by selecting a time, server, setting, and roster for a “controlled and definitive” environment. Matches will be available on all three formats through the Battlelog, but in order to coordinate, the player must be actively renting a dedicated server. Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations. A release date is TBA, but you can find more information through the link.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 18:38 BST
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is now available on Xbox 360 through the XBL Markletplace and on PC through Origin. It contains four new maps, ten new weapons and if you complete 10 Assignments and you will earn five dog tags. Do not purchase if you are a Premium Member, otherwise you will be paying for it twice. Hit up the links for more information.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 15:43 BST
Some lovely screenshots for Armored Kill, the September expansion for Battlefield 3, have been released. Before it releases, you have Close Quarters to look forward to this month, and the final expansion, Aftermath will release this winter and End Game in March. You can get all DLC for BF3 should you decide to join Battlefield Premium, which saves you some green in the long run. Thanks, EvilAvatar.
Fri, Jun 01, 2012 | 20:38 BST
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 17:58 BST
DICE has announced the contents of the June update for Battlefield 3 which will include a resolution for the M26 dart issue, suppression suppressed, and more. The update will go live on PC and Xbox 360 worldwide June 4 and on PS3 in regions other than Japan and Asia, where it will live on PS3 the following day. It’s a rather large update, and you can look over the patch notes here.
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 22:01 BST
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 22:02 BST
Battlefield 3 Premium will release on June 4, according to the EU PS Update. It is slated to launch the same day as the Close Quarters map and will run you £39.99/€49.99/AU$79.95. EA has yet to announce the service, and a date for the PC and Xbox 360 versions was not noted. The service has been rumored for quite some time, and is to be similar to CoD Elite.
Mon, May 14, 2012 | 03:53 BST
EA has denied claims it shut down any official servers hosted by it or DICE, forcing players to play only on rental servers. “DICE is not shutting down servers,” an EA representative told Gamespot. “If DICE-managed servers appear unavailable, it is because they have been rented and customized by players. DICE will continue to add servers and will reserve a percentage of servers for players who prefer to connect through DICE-hosted servers.” Earlier in the week players were complaining that it was almost impossible to find a server to play on that wasn’t rented, and an official server search conducted by VentureBeat found 17 EA run servers, but no servers run by DICE.
Fri, May 11, 2012 | 20:47 BST
EA has announced a Double XP Multiplayer Weekend for Battlefield 3 which starts tomorrow, May 12 at 12.01AM PDT and ends on May 13 at 11.59PM PDT. Players can earn double XP in matches across all maps and modes and accrued across all ranked servers and matches. At the conclusion of each match, players total points for the round will be reflected in the end of round screen and classified as Additional Point.
Sat, May 12, 2012 | 14:08 BST
Many Battlefield 3 players have noticed it’s becoming almost impossible to find EA run servers for the game and DICE-hosted servers have all but disappeared from the game, while rental servers have been placed front and center. According to a report on VentureBeat, a search for official servers found 17 EA run servers, but none run by DICE. Community manager Daniel Matros opened up the forums for player communication on the matter, and after several complaints on the matter replied: “There is only so much physical space and digital space where you can have servers. The community requested [rental servers] and we delivered.” He did, however, say he would mention the community’s concerns to DICE. We’ll keep you updated on the situation as more information becomes available.
Tue, May 01, 2012 | 14:30 BST
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Live content schedule, and the releases kick off today with the Forza 4 May Top Gear Car Pack and classic characters for SSX.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 18:40 BST
DICE’s Patrick Bach has said PS3 input lag in Battlefield 3 will be fixed with the Close Quarters expansion pack.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 21:59 BST
EA has released a video which gives you an idea of how to go about renting servers for PS3 and Xbox 360. Get it below the break.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 22:44 GMT
EA has released the Ultimate Shortcut Bundle for Battlefield 3 on Xbox Live. Released through PSN last week, the bundle contains all the weapons and gadgets unique to the four classes, as well as all upgrades for both air and ground vehicles. It also contains all of the co-op weapons and unlocks all 119 weapons, gadgets, and vehicle upgrades. The bundle will run you a whopping 3200 MS Points, which is around the $40/£27 mark.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 01:12 BST
DICE is irritated by, but benefits from, the delays to PC fixes caused by the console certification process.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 | 14:52 GMT
DICE has announced a huge patch for Battlefield 3 is coming next week which includes a number of gameplay tweaks and balances along with “Rent a Server” functionality for the console versions. The patch notes are completely massive, and can be viewed in full over on the Battlefield Blog. The patch will be released on PS3 March 27, and information on the PC and Xbox 360 release date will be provided “soon”.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 | 16:06 GMT
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 14:57 GMT
DICE has released a massive list containing some of the confirmed fixes and tweaks which will be implemented in a patch for Battlefield 3.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 22:07 GMT
A group of hackers have claimed responsibility for numerous Battlefield 3 PC players being banned in order to show EA how much the group loathes the anti-cheat service Punkbuster.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 | 14:39 GMT
When developing Back to Karkand for Battlefield 3, DICE said that while looking at some of the popular maps from Battlefield 2 for inclusion in the pack, one it wanted to add but couldn’t was Dragon Valley.