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First Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Details

Okay, so we've seen some of that amazing single-player campaign in Battlefield 3, but the shooter fans have been waiting on those multiplayer details.

Well, if you check the game's blog, you will find a "what we know so far" summary of multiplayer info for the hotly anticipated shooter. They confirm 64 players for PC and 24 players for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, and there will be 4 separate classes, as there were in Bad Company 2. Here's some other "confirmed" stuff:

  • Battlefield 2 maps, several BF2 maps will return in a DLC called “Back to Karkand”. The maps are: Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Wake Island and Sharqi Peninsula.
  • New squad features. DICE plans to take the squad system to the next level, offering new features. According to the Game Informer interview, DICE says, "We have some really cool things that we’ll show later when it comes to dictating how you play with friends."
  • Weapons and unlocks. BF3 will have more weapons and unlocks than in Bad Company 2, which itself had the most weapons and unlocks of any Battlefield game to date.
  • Jets will return, so far only the US F18 and Russian Mig 29 have been spotted in various trailers.

In the "unconfirmed, but likely" section, we find an in-game movie recording and 3 war-theaters: New York, Paris, and Tehran. Anybody else thinking Battlefield 3 has a damn good shot of landing shooter of the year? Or is that just us?

Related Game(s): Battlefield 3

Tags: battlefield 3, dice, battlefield 3 multiplayer, battlefield 3 details

3/6/2011 9:34:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 9:49:14 PM
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The sound is also supposed to be very good, with the sounds of war being recorded at varying distances for authenticity.

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Qubex
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:00:29 AM

World, I can't tell you how excited I am about this game. I can't recall if you were ever much into FPS's but I do hope yourself and others here get this game, so we can make up a PSXeXtreme Battlefield 3 squad. Sounds and looks awesome...

Hope those PC visuals translate well across to the consoles, if anyone can do it, DICE can...

Trigger happy days ahead!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Clamedeus
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 5:36:01 AM

I would join but i need a new PS3, the one that my friend won for me in an auction died on me. So I'm saving up to get a new one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 7:42:50 AM

I'm not big on military shooters, I like certain FPS, but I have to admit after looking into this one it does look like it will bring a much needed freshness to the genre.

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booze925
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 10:00:51 PM
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battlefield is THE prime game 4 a theatre mode. so much crazy shit happened to me in BC2 and it makes me sad that i will never see and experience them again.
otherwise, to me this will be THE shooter of the year. period.

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TheCrazyMerc
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 10:07:16 PM
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Definitely Shooter of the Year, if not Killzone 3.

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Jawknee
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 10:29:37 PM
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I guess they're are making good on the DLC promise. Seriously, why not just give us those maps with the game when it releases?

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Jawknee
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 10:39:27 PM

oops on the redundancy.

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Qubex
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:01:33 AM

Yes, really, they should give them away, or at least for people who have purchased Battlefield 2. Nice to see those maps working in the new engine... the graphics may look more refined too...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Godslim
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 5:12:40 AM

yeh people with bf2 could get em free

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kraygen
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 10:58:27 PM
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I was blown away by that footage. The graphics are so good it looks like a film more than a video game.

If however I were to get this game at some point, I think I'd pick it up for pc, just because it has 64 man combat instead of 24.

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 11:06:57 PM
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I'm a bit gutted at the low player count of 24. Oh well, I might pick it up still.

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StevieRV
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:20:33 AM
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Killzone 3 was good, but this looks like it has more potential than KZ3, but if MW3 can surprise us all and not be cod4 with new maps, then it also has a big shot at shooter of the year

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___________
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 1:40:27 AM
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soooooooooooo cant wait for this!
looking like the true first next gen game!
50 bucks says this will be the best selling game of the year.
that is of course as long as the next COD does not release this year, but thats highly unlikely.
oh well, 2nd best selling game of the year then!

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Axe99
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 2:08:38 AM
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It'll be great to have jets in there, but the playercount (even on PC) seems far, far too low to justify jets, vehicles and infantry and maps of appropriate size. On the largest MAG maps, it'd take seconds for a get to get from one end to the other - hell, a normal turn for a get would take the whole map, and they'd have to bank pretty damn hard just to do circles around it. I never played BF2, so I'm not sure what the deal is, but I suspect the jets will need to be flying at WW2 plane speeds for them to make any sense in the context of the gameplay.

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matt99
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 2:21:26 AM
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So is the bad company series done? In any case this game is looking pretty good.

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Godslim
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 5:13:11 AM
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jets were cool on bf2 and im loving the hopeful settings

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 6:38:49 AM
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Sorry Ben "Shooter of The Year" belongs to Killzone 3 :) But BF3 is still going to be awesome.

Last edited by Bugzbunny109 on 3/7/2011 6:40:38 AM

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nremdn
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:28:01 AM

I seriously hope you are joking. Killzone 3 may have a decent singler player element, but the multiplayer is a joke compared to a DICE game. Killzone 3 multiplayer is laughable in comparison to Bad Company 2 multiplayer. All signs point to Battlefield 3 being far superior to Bad Company 2 in every way. I'm all about giving our exclusives the credit they deserve, but in this case Killzone 3 loses every time.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:17:13 AM

Lol Killzone 3's multiplayer is great. You're deluded my friend.

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nremdn
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:14:06 PM

I'm deluded? Seems like you are the one that is deluded, considering the fact you ignore all the server issues, lack of weapons, hit detection, etc. etc. DirtySkillzHD just hit the the tip of the iceberg with his post below. " KZ3 is definitely not shooter of year it was plagued by server issues and other issues check the forums people are outraged." Bad Company 2 multiplayer is far superior, I never really considered the option that there was much debate on that.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:39:25 PM

It's you're opinion that it's superior. Nothing more. Also I have had ZERO server issues. Maybe you should check your connection and your bad attitude while you're at it.

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nremdn
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:56:21 PM

I totally agree that it is my opinion, to each their own. It seems you are in the minority when it comes to server issues, congratulations on that. Check my bad attitude huh? I see nowhere that I was disrespectful, I guess your opinion of a bad attitude is disagreeing with you. LOL It's just video games bro.

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Jawknee
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 1:31:16 PM

Not that you disagree with me. That's fine. It's in your assumption that your experience is the only one that matters. I happen to think both games are great. Both have their flaws as well. No need for you to jump down Bugz' throat because he prefers a game you don't "bro".

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nremdn
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 1:57:01 PM

Seems to me as if you are a little oversensitive "my friend."

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Godslim
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 5:09:17 PM

lol no way man i thought thesp was okish could have been better but love the mp especially operations with mates i love the cutsenes

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FM23
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 7:29:29 PM

LMAO...Jawknee, the man makes valid points.

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DirtySkillzHD
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:59:10 AM
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Sweet im going to make montages of this on youtube , will those jets be flyable

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DirtySkillzHD
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:02:53 AM
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Kz3 is definitely not shooter of year it wasplagued by server issues snd other issues check the forums people sre outraged , it deserves best graphics though

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Nynja
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 11:19:42 AM
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1 big issue I had with DICE online games (Battlefield & MOH) was the party (squad) size. Gamers are limited to including only 3 friends in their party. Most FPS gamers have more than 3 friends they want to play with.

If I'm hanging out with 5 friends and only 4 of us would be able to participate in an activity, we would do something else that all 6 of us could do at the same time.

Playing a game online is no different. Fix this and my PSN friends will move over from COD to Battlefield.

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daus26
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:24:12 PM

I see what you mean, but I thought it made sense since there are only four classes. It was actually fun when my friends and I tried to be each of the specific four classes and we'd be doing our jobs accordingly. Snipers spot, medic stands a distance from close combat and heal when necessary, assault leads, and engineers fixes and does all the explosives.

Anyway yeah, it would be nice to have more than 3. However, it can be too easy with how BFBC2 allow you to respawn on your squad mates. With 4,5, and so on.. more friends, you'd always have a respawn point other than the base... that is if they're not noobs and always die.

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Alienange
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:12:16 PM
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Squad features? Uh oh...

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Lairfan
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 8:46:39 PM

What? You dislike the excellent squad features that were already present in Bad Company 2?

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daus26
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 12:24:44 PM
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I'm so getting this, and I'm gonna try hard to convince my friends on getting it as well.

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DjEezzy
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 2:32:10 PM
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He must not have played BFBC2 when it was having server issues. And freezing issues. BFBC2 was one of my favorite games of 2010. I loved it. But it had issues just like most multiplayer games. It happens. Guerrilla were very quick to fix the issues too. I love KZ3 multiplayer. I think it's much better than COD and it looks much better than BFBC2 ever did. Not that it looked bad. I think KZ3 is great and definitely deserves a shooter of the year award if BF3 doesn't get it. Oh and you gotta love the jet packs. LOL.

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FM23
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 7:30:26 PM
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This looks better than KZ3 at this point in my book.

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Lairfan
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 8:47:31 PM

Well, we've only been shown PC footage so far, so I'd be cautious of saying that at this point in time.

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tararara
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 5:45:56 AM

FM23, I think the same, BF3 looks better than KZ3 and it will be better! :)

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Minishmaru
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 5:20:16 PM
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BFBC2 was a better game than all of the CoD's combined!!! At least in my opinion, definitely more fun too

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