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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

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Some recent screen-caps from this new 'Rolling Thunder' DLC. New map seen seems to be called 'Armored Shield':

 

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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

Aug 7, 2012

A new interview with DICE/BF3 lead designer, Niklas Fegreaus, about Armored Kill and what we're in store for.


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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

Aug 10, 2012

Change Loadouts in Battlelog

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654784899051935/

  • Just go to your soldier's profile page and click the Loadout tab/menu.
  • You can also look at your friends' too
  • Copy friends' loadouts to your own
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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

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Stay til the end of the trailer to get a glimpse of some in-game footage of one of the 'Aftermath' maps...

 



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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

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Battlelog says the next Double XP event is August 25-26.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/premium/

 

If you haven't bought BF3 yet you can get the game and Premium for $70 starting September 11.

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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

Aug 30, 2012

Flythrough of Mount Alborz:

 


 

 


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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

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  • Armored Kill is released September 4 on PS3.
  • Unique IN-Game content released Sept 4
  • 2×XP Sept 15-16

http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/09/sep-premium-content/

 


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PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE ASSIGNMENTS
These Assignments are available exclusively for our Battlefield 3: Premium members and unlock new dog tags. These will be available immediately in Armored Kill. Premium members will also get additional Assignments once the expansion pack has been out for a while. Stay tuned.

Armored Superiority
Unlocks the Armored Superiority Basic Dog Tag
> 50 kills in MBT’s

 

 

Mechanized Infantry
Unlocks the Mechanized Infantry Basic Dog Tag
> 50 kills in IFV’s

 

 

Get to tha Choppa
Unlocks the Get to tha Choppa Basic Dog Tag
> 50 kills with scout or attack helicopters
> Destroy 25 MBT’s with scout or attack helicopters

 

Maverick
Unlocks the Maverick Basic Dog Tag
> 50 kills with jets
> Destroy 25 attack or scout helicopters with jets

 

Need a ride?
Unlocks the Need a Ride Basic Dog Tag
> 50 kills in jeeps, boats, quads or transport helicopters
> 50 squad driver assists

 

More to come
Stay tuned for more Premium exclusive Assignments when you have had a chance to familiarize yourself with Armored Kill and all of its new hardware!

ASSIGNMENTS OPEN TO ALL
Wired Attack

Unlocks Tank Destroyer TOW
> Destroy 10 Tank Destroyers and 1 Mobile Artillery

Explosive Danger
Unlocks HE ammo for Tank Destroyers
> Get 15 kills with Tank Destroyer

Need Repair
Unlocks Tank Destroyer Firing Extinguisher
> Repair 20 friendly vehicles

Rocket Specialist
Unlocks Airburst for Mobile Artillery
> Get 10 kills with Mobile Artillery

Anti-air Support
Unlocks Anti-air missiles for Mobile Artillery
> Get 15 kills in the Gunship

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/TROPHIES IN ARMORED KILL
Death from above
> Get a kill with the Gunship
20G/Bronze

Dropship
> Destroy the Gunship
30G/Bronze

Roadkill
> Get a kill with the quad bike
20G/Bronze

Superiority
> Win a round of Tank Superiority
20G/Silver

Destroyer
> Get 10 kills each with Tank destroyer and Mobile Artillery
30G/Silver

 


http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/09/ak-assignments/
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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

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Game Patch out Sept 4.

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WEAPONS BALANCING

 

Reload timer adjustments
A number of weapons have had their reload timers adjusted to better fit their animations and gameplay balance. For most of these weapons the gameplay timers were slightly out of sync with the actual reload animation, meaning the player could either fire before the animation was done, or had to wait longer than the animation played. Primarily this is a cosmetic change (around 0.1sec); however for a few weapons (M416, F2000, FAMAS, KH2002, MK3A1, JNG90, MG36 QBU-88, SVD, Pecheneg, SCAR-H, AN-94) this should also improve the performance of the weapon. Full details below:
• Short and Long reload reduced: SCAR-L, AEK-971, F2000, AN-94, AK-74, PP2000, G3A3, SKS, MG36, JNG-90, MK3A1, SCAR-H, SVD, QBZ-95B
• Long reload reduced: AUG A3, 44 Magnum, KH2002, Pecheneg, L85A2, QBB-95, M1911, MP7
• Short reload reduced: M417, FAMAS, M39 EBR, M416, PP-19, QBU-88
• Short and long reload increased: ASVal
• Long reload reduced, shot reload increased: M4A1
• Long reload increased: P90

 

Damage output/range adjustments
• UMP: Increased the close range damage of the UMP but reduced its damage over range. The UMP now has a sweet spot in CQB but suffers compared to the PP2000 at longer ranges.
• PP2000: Increased the long range damage of the PP2000 to highlight its role as a mid-range, low recoil PDW.
• M1911: Increased the minimum damage of the M1911 to make it fit better between the Magnums and the M9/MP443
• M93: Reduced the M93R’s damage and range, as it was an obvious go to pistol compared to the M9/MP443. Its recoil has been reduced for a smoother burst action to counter the reduced damage.
• 12G Frag rounds: These rounds have been adjusted to do their damage in a smaller area but to be more consistently apply the maximum possible damage.
• AA: Slightly increased the damage of the AA against infantry, the AA was simply over nerfed in a previous update. The AA guns now also properly do damage to MBTs again.
• 12 Gauge buckshot close range damage has been slightly increased.
• Slightly reduced the range penalty for the suppressor on the SCAR-H.
• Increased bullet velocity for the coaxial HMG, making it easier to hit targets over longer ranges.
• Increased the minimum range of the 40mm Flechette and tightened the cone of fire for more consistent damage levels.
• Slightly reduced the range bonus added by the heavy barrel on the 5.56mm, 5.45mm, 6.5mm Assault Rifles.
• Slightly reduced the range penalty for the suppressor on 5.56mm, 5.45mm, and 6.5mm weapons: AR, Carbine, and LMG.
• Slightly reduced the range penalty for the suppressor on the SCAR-H.
• Slightly reduced the range penalty for the suppressor on 5.56mm, 5.45mm, and 6.5mm weapons: AR, Carbine, and LMG.
• Slightly reduced the range bonus added by the heavy barrel on the 5.56mm, 5.45mm, 6.5mm Assault Rifles.
• Increased the damage of the M5K.

A select set of weapons have had their recoil adjusted based on joint community feedback and statistical analysis to provide greater balance in the weapon choices players make. Specifically, the M16A3 and M4A1 have increased recoil to make them less attractive in all situations. Competing weapons like the SG553, G36C and M416 have been improved to also increase viable player choice in primary weapons.
• SG553: Horizontal recoil reduced to help make this weapon more controllable.
• MG36: Vertical recoil reduced to make this weapon more controllable.
• M416: Vertical, Horizontal, and First Shot recoil have all been reduced to make this weapon clearly different from the M16A3.
• M16A3: Recoil amounts slightly increased.
• M4A1: Recoil amounts slightly increased.
• G36C: Vertical and First Shot recoil amounts reduced.
• M16A4 and M4: These weapons have been adjusted for the increased recoil they now have. The burst versions of these weapons give the player a reduction in horizontal recoil for greater control.

 

Miscellaneous weapons changes
• FIM92 and IGLA now lock on to air vehicles at both lower altitudes and longer distances.
• Added Burst Fire to the M5K as an available fire mode.
• Increased the bonuses provided by a number of bipods: F2000, G3A3, M27, M416, Pecheneg, Type88, FAMAS, MG36
• Belt Fed Machine guns are now more accurate when standing and firing while aiming. This affects the M240, M249, Type88, Pecheneg, and LSAT.
• 44 Magnum: Rate of fire reduced slightly to highlight this side arm’s role as a slow firing heavy hitter and differentiate it from the MP412 REX.
• Increased the fire rate and reload time of the MP412 REX to better highlight the improved CQB performance over the 44 Magnum.
• Removed burst fire from the L85 and added Single Shot to the L86 as is authentic for these weapons.
• Slightly increased the radius for maximum damage of the 40mm LVG. While the overall damage level remains the same, the LVG will be lethal over a larger area.
• Reduced the aimed accuracy bonus of the M417 with a suppressor to balance it with the other weapons in the game.
• Increased the aimed accuracy bonus of the ACW-R, L86 LSW, LSAT, MP5K and MTAR with a suppressor to balance with the other weapons in the game.

 

Weapons fixes
• Underslung weapons on the AUG and SCAR-L now properly benefit from the hip accuracy bonus of an attached laser sight.
• The SOFLAM will no longer lock onto your own vehicle if deployed and not immediately activated by the player.
• SCAR-L: Fixed the heavy barrel not increasing recoil when zoomed and standing.
• Corrected some incorrect descriptions of clip sizes and bullet types for weapons added in Close Quarters: M5K, LSAT, and ACW-R
• The PKS-07 is now available on QBB-95
• The M417’s foregrip was incorrectly reducing horizontal recoil by too large an amount. It has been adjusted to be balanced with other foregrips.
• The ACR Foregrip, MG36, QBB-95 and RPK Extended magazines as well as the RPK and SKS Heavy Barrel are now able to be unlocked and equipped in the accessory screen.
• Fixed an issue with incorrect damage for the M320 buck when used with certain attachments.
• MK3A1 now uses flechette rounds instead of Frag rounds in Gun Master mode (in Close Quarters).

 

 

VEHICLE RELATED TWEAKS & FIXES
• Removed flares from gunner position in helicopters. With the right combination of unlocks, an attack helicopter could be effectively invulnerable to lock on missiles. Removing the flares from the gunner balances the attack helicopter against ground fire.
• Air Radar now shows friendly vehicles as well.
• Helicopter weapons can now destroy equipment with splash damage.
• The Laser Designator unlock on the Scout Helicopters has been changed from a Pilot Upgrade to a new stance in the Copilot seat (position 4). Like the CITV turret on the Main Battle Tanks, the Scout Helicopter’s Laser Designator is permanently available to players who have received the unlock.
• Repair tool damage against enemy vehicles lowered by 10%.
• Changed reload behavior on Tank / Tank Destroyer cannon weapons to prevent being able to fire 2 shots from different weapons quickly one right after another.
• Firing mode can now be seen from the vehicle passenger seats where you are allowed to fire your own weapons.
• Fixed the hit indicator showing when entering a vehicle after previously shooting a soldier.
• Increased the damage helicopter and jet rockets do to helicopters, jets and infantry.
• Increased the damage helicopter gunners and IFVs do to helicopters and jets.
• Fixed Jets not getting top attack damage bonuses on Laser Designated targets.

 

 

PERSISTENCE RELATED TWEAKS & FIXES
• Changed how MCOM station defend/attack kill score is calculated. Victim no longer needs to arm/disarm the crate but rather be in a 5 meter radius of the crate. Also increased kills needed for the Crate Defend Ribbon from 2 to 4. Overall, these changes should make it somewhat easier to get the ribbon, while increasing the opportunity for strategic play around MCOM stations.
• Premium Engineer assignments are now counting all shotgun kills independent from the class using it.
• Fixed so you can get score from awards in coop.
• Accuracy dogtags now show the correct stats.
• Coop Stars and dogtag are now properly unlockable and equip able.
• Gun Master and Domination Winner ribbons and medals added.
• Fix for assignment with multiple dependencies showing as unlocked in frontend. (Jack of All Trades & Only for the Dedicated)

 

 

UI RELATED TWEAKS & FIXES
• Added letters to the capture point icons displayed directly over the mini-map.
• Fixed the grenade counter acting strangely when entering a vehicle with a grenade in hand.
• Fixed the damage indicator which showed the wrong direction if the damage dealer was dead.
• Fixed the hit indicator showing when spawning or closing the in game menu.
• PC specific: Fixed laser designator related icons disappearing from the screen when you enable the chat.
• Fixed a bug where the clan tag sometimes shows as the player ID.
• Added clan tags in nametags and kill card.
• PC specific: Fixed the vehicle hit indicator being shown each time you re-enter the first person camera of a ground vehicle.
• Fixed so commorose VO works when sitting in an AA vehicle.
• Fixed so you get the critical health fullscreen color tint while in the post revive state.
• Removed the join button in the server list for non-Premium users on Premium exclusive servers.
• Fixed so the spawn menu always disappears when you are revived.
• Bugfix the colorblind objectives showing the wrong icons and blinking with a black background.
• Fixed M-Com distance not updating if user moves towards it with EOD Bot.
• Mortar strike explosions are now shown on the HUD for the shooter.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS TWEAKS & FIXES
• Fixed so the MAV gadget will not remain floating in midair if the user exits it while still flying.
• Fixed bug where it was possible to shoot while transitioning from sprint into prone.
• Fixed so you can’t revive a player who switched team since he died.
• Fixed two exploits on Donya Fortress that allowed players to get on top of the level.
• Fixed bug where you could get an incorrectly calculated longest headshot with the EOD bot.
• PS3/Xbox 360 specific: Added map rotation settings to preset list in detailed server info. Players can now see all relevant settings that are being run on the server.
• Xbox 360 specific: Introduced a clickable promotional spot on the main menu.

 

 

How to download the latest update (Multiplayer Update 4) and Armored Kill
Patch goes live: September 4
Armored Kill goes live: September 4 for Premium members / September 18 for non-Premiums
Patch size: 1.53GB
Armored Kill size: 1.55GB
How to download patch: When starting the game, the patch will automatically download. It is mandatory to accept this download if you want to play the game.
How to download Armored Kill: Armored Kill is available on the PlayStation Store and in our in-game store as a manual download. If you are a Premium member, this download will be available at 0 cost.


http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654785571482527/

 

Personally, I don't care for many of the changes in this update, particularly helicopter gunners not being able to use IR Flares.

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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

Sep 3, 2012

I kind of like them taking flares off of the gunner. That way as a pilot I don't have to hope my gunners flares are going to work and I can just get out of there. Then it gives the gunner the chance to try new options and I've tried thermal optics and they are amazing!

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Re: Frostbite 2.0 - Official BattleField 3 Thread

Sep 4, 2012

BF3AK launch trailer:

 

 

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