Battlefield 3 launched to critical praise from game journalists, but as with most online-based games, once the public jumped into the fray several issues surfaced. EA’s servers had trouble accommodating the heavy demand, and many people decried the new web-based Battlelog service. Now that the game’s been patched a couple times, we checked in to see how the game is performing. Battlefield 3 debuted at the number three spot on the Xbox Live activity report issued by Major Nelson each week. It rose to the number two spot the following week, but has since dropped into the fourth slot behind Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops, and Skyrim. Battlefield games rarely have major balancing issues, and many of the more annoying issues that plagued other entries like chopper circle strafing in Bad Company 2 are resolved in this iteration. One issue that bares mentioning, however, is mortar spamming. The only way to take them out is to counter-mortar, but in hardcore matches the overzealous spamming results in way too many deaths. Overall the map selection feels like a step back from previous Battlefield games, mostly because DICE is trying to appeal to both its traditional fan base and new players more accustomed to playing close-quarters battles. The Battlefield 3 maps offer a variety of both, but far too many of them have control points positioned too closely together in conquest mode.
Battlefield 3: How Fan-Run Servers Are Ruining DICE’s Game
August I can not connect to random players to play the coop missions but I can connect just fine to multiplayer servers and play all day. I’m not happy that coop is this broken. I liked playing it on other consoles but this is a let down on pc.
Read what all the top critics had to say about Battlefield 3 for PC at The only thing that is frustrating about BF3’s multiplayer mode is EA’s new Battlelog The PC version’s online matchmaking tools are way ahead of the.
They went through all this trouble of forcing Origin down our throats their wannabe Steam-like online gaming platform, which you have to use to play Battlefield 3 regardless of whether you got the digital or retail copy of the game , but then they have you go through their browser-based Battlelog website for multiplayer matchmaking, friends lists, etc. And none of them work without the other being open and functioning, obviously.
To top it all off, the whole thing is more cumbersome in a browser window, since you have to load a different page each time you want to navigate the interface. And like I said, when one piece fails, the whole thing stops working properly. Having so many different facets required for online play just increases the chances that something is going to go wrong and hang up the whole process, and believe me when I say that it constantly does. Perhaps I would find it easier to understand this format if matchmaking through Battlelog worked well, but it does not.
This is an occasional problem if you just do a quick match, but if you apply any sort of filter the issue is severely compounded. The one thing that I will concede is that I love the wealth of stats that Battlelog tracks. You have a semi-working online platform in Origin, so just do it on there. I especially enjoy the new but subtle additions like being able to go prone I really missed that in Bad Company 2 , a slew of accessories like bipods for all of the weapons, and new and slightly disturbing knife kills when you catch your opponent from behind.
Being the victim of one of these brutal executions adds to the humiliation factor of having your dogtags nabbed from you.
Between the years of , he studied computer science, computer engineering, and creative programming at university. Worked for two and half years at Unique Development Studios AB as a level designer and artist, shipped three games. Joined DICE in as a producer, and has been senior or executive producer for the Battlefield series over the years. Softly spoken and ridiculously articulate, Karl Magnus Troedsson is a calming interviewee.
It is simply due to the fact that not a whole lot of people play BF3 CO-OP anymore, and if they have a friend they are playing with, and do not need to do the public matchmaking. Feel free to add me on Battlelog for some CO-OP matches.
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Battlefield 3 will have in game server browser on console and not PC
Video game publishing juggernaut Electronic Arts is skipping E3 this year, the biggest annual video game trade show event, and they’re doing so to host their own big event for fans and media. There’s an argument to be made that with this upcoming installment EA and developer DICE need to deliver big, more than they have on any prior installment. But fret not! We at DICE are committed to improving the overall Battlefield 4 multiplayer experience for our players.
The posting went on to detail and list the specific bugs, errors, and connection issues they were working on, but this was a while after launch.
Earlier I accidentally hit Quick Match (I believe) and it started matchmaking. Now every time I BF3 is on steam! Battlefield 3 Remaster Leak – Daqarie.
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many wondered if EA’s similar Battlelog service for Battlefield 3 would follow a similar pattern, offering matchmaking, friends lists and voice.
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EA won’t charge for Battlelog with Battlefield 3
Game want to boost. To get this you need to unlock each of the 72 soldiers in the multiplayer. You unlock one at each rank. The last soldier is the RU Spetsgruppa Alfa in the assault class. He will unlock at the 74nd rank.
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In the wake of the announcement of the Call of Duty Elite subscription fee over the weekend, many wondered if EA’s similar Battlelog service for Battlefield 3 would follow a similar pattern, offering matchmaking, friends lists and voice over IP features for free, with a layer of premium extras for paying customers. EA have told Industry Gamers that, as far as Battlefield 3 is concerned, Battlelog will be entirely free.
Read more: Battlefield 5 review. The Battlefield series has always been about playing with friends, and Battlelog takes that experience to the next level by serving as a unique social network. It would be especially odd for EA to charge money for the service on PC, where Battlelog will act as the Battlefield 3’s main menu from which all games must be launched. Games companies have experimented with many different ways to get more money from customers, but thankfully no-one has yet tried to sell us a main menu.
Battlelog offers many similar features to the free version of Call of Duty Elite. Subscribers to Activision’s service will gain access to a series of videos, and let players participate in tournaments for real prizes. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. Read more: Battlefield 5 review “We are providing Battlelog to Battlefield 3 players to deliver the best social, multiplayer FPS experience in the market,” reads the statement.
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Battlefield 3 Review: Multiplayer
Welcome to January, here’s hoping your new year is off to a good start! Battlefield news is pretty minimal for the beginning of the year, with the main points being Battlefield Hardline: Getaway releasing next week, and development on the Battlefield title confirmed to be underway at DICE Stockholm. Let’s get to it! The third paid expansion for Battlefield Hardline , Getaway , will be releasing for Premium members next week on January 12, Getaway’s focus is, as you can guess, pulling off the perfect getaway after the heist, featuring four new high-speed vehicles and large, expansive maps catering to vehicle and foot chases.
Expansion owners will have access to three new SMGs and the RF Jammer for the Mechanic kit, while all players will receive nine new weapons and access to new Competitive Match system, more on that below.
For all its success, Battlefield 3 is turning into a mess online. Cruising the Battlelog forums brings up countless testimonials complaining of the same The whole notion of matchmaking has been thrown out of the window.
While Battlefield 3 will be more polished on the PC with more benefits like graphics, FPS frame count not the genre and 64 player support but it is now confirmed that Battlefield 3 on the PC will use Battlelog to let you choose servers, basically you will have to pick a server from the web browser and then start the game. While this may be cumbersome for the PC community the ALPHA did show off Battlelog pretty well and I have to say it did run well but in the long run it could be a bit of a nuisance.
In an interesting turn of events it is now confirmed that Battlefield 3 will have an in-game server browser on the console version of the game but those of you on the PC will have to start a web browser, pick a server, start the game and then join the server. This is a bit of an awkward situation for the PC gamers as it should be the other way around where the console version gets matchmaking similar to that of Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the consoles and the PC community should get the in-game server browser.
I consider this a small price to pay for all the other benefits gained from the PC version of the game but an in-game server browser would have been more suited for such a magnificent game wouldn’t you agree? Battlelog isn’t bad or anything but I mean a PC game without an in-game server browser just doesn’t feel right, don’t you guys agree? By Rizwan Anwer. Share Tweet Submit. Subscribe to our newsletter.
I don’t know if this has been confirmed or not but I do know the console community have been requesting a server browser. I wonder though if it has been ruled out as I hear some interesting things about the PC version. Some of you may know we will have Battlelog which looks like a cool web based feature of checking out stats uploading in real-time and tracking friends and enemies across multiple platforms. However Battlelog to my knowledge will not be accessed in game and on the PC you are required to have it open in a browser window while running BF3.
Battlelog is a free social platform that ties into Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 3 and lets you socialize, track stats, plan your next game, and more.
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Last year, Swedish-based developers Digital Illusions CE set out to launch not just a game, but an experience—an ever-changing and evolving experiment, if you will—which would serve as a platform from which future Battlefield titles would stem. More than a year after the release, after more than a year of patches, updates, rule-changes and several massive expansions, how has Battlefield 3 held up?
Battlefield 3 was built to last. Bearing this in mind, it might still be too early to peek into the looking glass and speculate the future of the Battlefield franchise. But having passed the one-year mark, perhaps a bit of debriefing is in order. What has worked and what has not?
Battlefield 3 Review: Multiplayer have you go through their browser-based Battlelog website for multiplayer matchmaking, friends lists, etc.
Has any game been more inescapable over the past 12 months than Battlefield 3? EA’s biggest ever shooter has drowned the industry in a tsunami of orange and teal, dominating the headlines pre, during and post launch. Even the most casual observer must have been sucked up by some of the hype. Those players, then, probably don’t know what’s happening to one of the world’s most popular videogames. There’s a seedy, repugnant underbelly dead set on controlling and ultimately ruining what is one of the finest shooters ever made.
And for many, it’s just too much to bear. Where once everyone competed on a level-playing field, one restricted and governed by the rules and balances DICE introduced to its game, now each server has its own rules. Selecting Quick Match – the typical ‘go-to’ option of most online games – is a real roll of the dice if you’ll excuse the pun , as you’ll be dropped into one of thousands of fan-run servers. Many have specific and aggressive rules established in their loading screens and set by the admins who rent and run the server.
Some of these new enforcements might just be small rule changes that many would perceive as positive; things like ‘no spawn camping’ or ‘balanced teams’. The majority, though, are fundamentally game-changing. These are rules that specifically alter the balance of Battlefield 3, turning it into a new game, almost always for the worse. Worst of all, though, are the multitude of servers run by petty, mini tyrants; people who will kick and then ban anybody in breach of their rules.
Or indeed, anyone who happens to not fit into the exact model of game these administrators want.