The “Big Battlefieldo Secret” – Hint #1

Here’s your first hint…

The major announcement will be mid-week. We’re launching our new Website, in conjunction we are going to be giving away Back To Karkand Codes to registered members, sign up now to qualify. We’ll be picking people registered on the site for code give-a-ways.

 

Very soon… =D

F-35B (STOVL) Basic overview

In this video we take a basic overview at the new fighter jet on Battlefield 3 the F-35B as well as some hints on how to learn to fly and control the aircraft. This Jet allows vertical take off and landing as well as the ability to hover to improve engagement with ground enemies.

Back to Karkand Overview

In this video I give my extended overview of the Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Expansion released this week. We look at each map and its Conquest and Rush game modes. The Karkand release provides some new and exciting gameplay and brings back some classic Battlefield maps to the BF3 arena.

Back to Karkand: Assignments

The Back to Karkand DLC is released today on PS3, we look at the new assignments aspect, and what each assignment will unlock for you. Each unlock has a specific set of challenges for you in order to access them.

Wake Island Gameplay Trailer

To kick off the launch of Back to Karkand DLC on the PS3 today plus a new PC Client patch, DICE have released another awesome trailer, this time showing off wake island.

More Back to Karkand Footage

With only one day until Playstation 3 players get a hold of Back to Karkand and a week for PC / Xbox360 users get their hands on it, more gameplay footage has appeared courtesy of Gamespot. The footage shows some more gameplay of the PS3 version of Wake Island and Strike at Karkand. Be advised that the flag size is only for console version. Thanks to [email protected] for the headsup!

Know your unlocks: Squad Specializations

In this episode we look at the squad specializations what they do how best to use them, and how to avoid not giving your squad and team the full benefit of your specialization perks. These upgrades can make a huge difference to how your gameplay turns out so make sure always to use them to their full potential and change them to suit different games and environments.

Know your unlocks: MAV

Ever wondered what that buzzing noise above you in BF3 was? No your speakers aren’t broken its an MAV. In our latest know your unlocks video we take a look at the role of the MAV and when it can be a benefit to you and your team. When used properly you can still gain a respectable score at the end of the round whilst providing an invaluable support to your team. We follow up with an extra commentary on the rest of the MAV round. Follow the link at the end of this video to check it out.

BF3 Playstation 3 Client Patch Inbound

 

Last week, PC Players recieved the first major Patch release for Battlefield 3. Looks like Playstation 3 users are next and is it ever a huge update. Tons of fixes, weapon changes, UI adjustments, etc. This Playstation 3 patch is to be deployed on November 30th at 09:00 CET / 3:00AM EST and will take a total time of 3 HOURS. Here is the complete list of changes to be coming in this new update.

BATTLEFIELD 3 PLAYSTATION 3 CLIENT UPDATE NOV 30TH 

General fixes 

• Significant improvements to the Squad Join interface, full details in this earlier blog post
• Removed FIND ME A SQUAD option
• Allow players to join empty Squads alone, thus having 1/4 Squad members
• Change order of options to LEAVE SQUAD, INV A FRIEND, SWITCH TEAM
• Disable Privacy flag when 1 man Squad
• Reset Privacy flag from Private to Public when Squad drops to 1 player
• All occupied Squads will now show up colored blue on the Squad selection screen
• Players who choose not to join Squads will also show up as Blue in the “Not in a Squad” line
• Squads that are currently empty will display as white — if you wish to join an empty Squad, you can choose the first one marked with white text
• Added round duration and ticket summary at end of round screen
• Fixed sound for when climbing ladders
• Fixed and issue with some weapons’ sounds in first person view
• Fixed a swim sound loop error
• You should no longer be able to damage a friendly vehicle when sitting in an open position
• Grenades now drop to ground if you get killed while attempting to throw it
• Spawn protection now should work in Conquest so you no longer should spawn too close to enemies
• You should no longer spawn too close to enemies in TDM and SQDM
• Fix for missing input restriction during intro movie, causing players to potentially fall and die while watching movie if moving controller (or having a controller with a bad stick zone)
• Combat areas on Kharg Island in Rush mode tweaked in order to disallow defenders to access the carrier ship after first base is taken and being able to enter the AA gun
• Fixed a problem with revived players not being able to get suppressed
• Fixed a problem with the camera when being revived in co-op
• Spotting VO now plays when spotting from MAV/EOD bot
• Fixed several issues regarding the kill card, including showing wrong weapons used for the kill
• Fixed that sometimes you would be stuck on a black screen when kicked from server
• Fixed so when a team captures two flags at the same time, the UI does not show wrong owner of the flag
• Fixed a problem where the capture progress bar was shown as friendly when the enemy was capturing
• Fixed a problem with the bipod deploy sound
• Fixed a problem that you could be spawned in with no weapons after being killed while using the EOD bot
• Fixed problems with health bars not displaying health properly when using EOD bots
• Fixed a problem with flickering name tags
• Fixed a problem where you could damage friendly helicopters
• Fixed a problem where you could get stuck in the co-op menu when attempting to join the session twice
• You should now be able to spot explosives
• You should no longer spawn in home base if your selected spawn point is disabled while waiting to spawn (e.g. if your teammate dies right before you are about to spawn)
• Damage from bullets will now continue to cause damage even after the firing user is dead
• Fixed several client crashes
• Fixed a problem where players could get stuck in the join queue
• Fixed the repair icon on the minimap
• Fixed a problem with changing camera on certain vehicles
• Fixed a problem with the grenade indicator when in guided missile mode
• Fixed a problem where the machine could hard lock when joining a public coop game
• Fixed a problem where the headset attached icon would not show up in the UI
• Fixed a problem with the falling antenna on Caspian Border. It should now more instantly kill anyone in its falling path
• Fixed a problem where tank turrets would turn too slow
• Fixed a bug on co-op mission “Exfiltration” where you could end up outside the vehicle and not being able to enter it again, thus blocking the mission
• Fixed a problem where a user can become invulnerable after being resurrected
• Fixed a problem with the M60 reload sound
• Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in single player
• Fixed a problem where the enemy would not be able to get a road kill on a user that was using the SOFLAM
• Fixed soldiers disappearing in the mortar kill cam
• Fix for Type88 and MG36 zoom in animation offset when in supported shooting mode (using bipods)

Balance changes 

• Increased the damage of helicopter miniguns, AA guns, and jet cannons against infantry
• Increased the damage of helicopter miniguns against jeeps
• Reduced the physics impact of AA guns and jet cannons so players under attack from these weapons no longer should lose control
• Increased the damage of the 44 Magnum slightly
• Increased the range and minimum damage of the .357 Round from the MP412 Rex
• Increased the range of all .45cal and 9mm weapons
• Slightly increased the range of the P90 and MP7 and PDW-R
• Slightly increased the range of the 5.56mm PDW-R and decreased the minimum damage at long range
• Slightly increased the minimum range of the Mk11, SVD, and M39 EMR 7.62mm rifles
• Decreased the maximum damage and maximum range of the G3 and SCAR-H 7.62mm weapons
• Reduced the damage from FIM-92 and SA-18 IGLA missiles against aircraft
• Increased the damage and range of the 40mm BUCK rounds
• Reduced the damage .50cal weapons do against helicopters
• Updated T90 canister shell tweaks to match Abrams canister shells

via Battlelog