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Old 04-14-2012, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got battlefield 3 on release date last year, I completed the campaign on hard and did a few co-op missions. I played the online but didn't have a clue what I was doing, I ended up selling the game early this year.

Today, I bought the game again after trading in MW3. I'm downloading the massive patches and B2K now, also the recon shortcut kit.

I really want to get into the online of this game, but I just don't really know how it works. When I first played it seemed like the only gun available for me to use was that AK74us thing, and not much else. I spent the entire time running towards objectives only to get killed by something/somebody. I know what to do in rush but I don't know much else, the spawn/squad system confuses me too

Can anybody give me some tips? Also, how does the weapon system work? I'm not sure how I go about unlocking specific things.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Just a tip download the physical warfare pack, this will help u to start up. Secondly u play as Russian and the Americans, u get an ak for the ur and a m16 for the Americans. As u play with a class eg. Recon, support you will unlock guns for that class, these classes have the same start up system as the rest one ru and one us gun.
U unlock sights ect as use that gun more and get more kills.
Spawn system, u can spawn on a squad mate to get direct in the action.
(note this cannot be done in tdm)
Also u can spawn in a development or random spot, this will put you normally near tanks and stuff and will also give you time to re-group.
Not saying you are a cod noob,but tdm is and easy game mode to get into, I'm the best at it
Cq is when u have to take flags,like domination in cod, run to them and watch them drop, this can only be done with a red flag, these are big maps so try to use a buggy or something.
The other game modes are not as good or as important, I missed out rush because u know it
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a tip download the physical warfare pack, this will help u to start up. Secondly u play as Russian and the Americans, u get an ak for the ur and a m16 for the Americans. As u play with a class eg. Recon, support you will unlock guns for that class, these classes have the same start up system as the rest one ru and one us gun.
U unlock sights ect as use that gun more and get more kills.
Spawn system, u can spawn on a squad mate to get direct in the action.
(note this cannot be done in tdm)
Also u can spawn in a development or random spot, this will put you normally near tanks and stuff and will also give you time to re-group.
Not saying you are a cod noob,but tdm is and easy game mode to get into, I'm the best at it
Cq is when u have to take flags,like domination in cod, run to them and watch them drop, this can only be done with a red flag, these are big maps so try to use a buggy or something.
The other game modes are not as good or as important, I missed out rush because u know it
Thanks for the reply. I got the physical warfare pack before, not sure what it added though

I'm familiar with TDM, so I'll give that a go.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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First of all just play until you know the maps, don't worry about your K/D just learn the maps, follow a couple of high level players around to see what they do, learn all the nooks and crannies of the maps best areas for capping flags, best short cuts to the next objectives.

If you run like Leeroy Jenkins everywhere you'll get nowhere you really have to be careful.

There are the four different classes as you know each of the weapons are different even under the same class so get yourself on Battlelog to have a look at the guns for each class, some have a high RoF but higher recoil and others lower with less recoil there are other aspects but these are the main one you'll want to consider.

As you play with each class you'll unlock new guns and gadgets as you play with certain guns the more kills you get the more attachments you'll unlock like scopes and suppressors as you level up however you'll unlock PDWs and shotguns that can be used on any of the classes unlike say snipers which are recon only.

Then there are vehicles, as you earn points in a vehicle you'll unlock new perks for that vehicle you'll want to try everything out because it can be fun but watch out for anti-tank mines, C4, or anti-tank soldiers if your in an MBT or IVF. If you are in the air well it takes a lot of practise, try the basics first in the comfort of your base if you can and then fly out and try to take some people on be warned you'll get your ass handed to you in the air.

Check this out on a guide for jets -



And this for a guide for choppers -


I'm leaving out the basics because you can really pick up the basic flying pretty easy but things like killing lock can be really difficult which is where the videos help when it comes to one-on-ones.

Little things like firing off one heat-seeker to draw out an enemy pilots flairs and then firing another to score a hit is a nifty trick instead of firing both your rockets off as soon as you have lock but you'll pick it up as you get a hand for the game.

Soon you'll learn more advanced tricks like hitting the buildings in Bazaar with an RPG to knock rubble down onto the enemy to kill them, but for now just play to get a feel for the game it'll take you 20 hours until you're 100% with all the maps, remember don't stick to one map play them all.

Good luck, and remember you can always join the PS3T Battlefield Clan. [/shameless plug]

Good hunting.


*Edit - Remember to always spot your enemies with the Select button. It helps everybody.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Play conquest is my first thing I recommend. TDM might be good at first for points and unlocking weapons/gadgets. But when you have some nice loadouts switch to conquest. In my opinion it's where you can have most fun in the game.

The main thing you need to learn in battlefield is getting used to pushing the select button while aiming and moving around. It spots people which is very helpful. If you have a clear line of sight you see a red triangle above him and he will always shows up on the minimap for a certain time. Even if you get shot your teammates will know where he is.

Another thing I recommend is getting better in the vehicles. It is one of the main things bf has over other games and knowing how to use them really adds to the gameplay. Especially the air vehicles. They may seem hard at first, but once you know how to use them you will love it. The vehicles just add so much fun to the game.

Then you need to learn how to use the kits to your advantage. Don't use assault on big maps like Oman or Wake Island that are filled with vehicles because you will be pretty much useless in most games. Use engineer to be able to take out vehicles from a distance and repair your own or from your teammate with the repair tool. Or use the C4 from support to your advantage to kill vehicles.

On maps like Grand Bazaar and Metro you should play assault or support. assault has the best weapons and you can revive/heal teammates and support also has good weapons and you can resupply ammo.

Sniping is different in this game due to the bullet drop. You can't just aim at a head and shoot at longer ranges You can also use the recon kit to place spawn beacons which make a mobile spawnpoint for you squad or place motion sensors (like the portable radar from MW3). Can be very helpful if your team gets spawntrapped and you are able to place a beacon outside of your spawn. Long range sniping isn't very helpful to the objective but it can be fun.

After getting used to it you can use many different kits on every map if you know how to use them and start having loads of fun. You can place C4 on a jeep and drive it in to a tank and detonate it to destroy the tank. You can roadkill people with any kind of vehicle, even jets and helicopters. Join the PS3T clan and we can all help you!

My last tip since you're from CoD is that the knife is different. You will get an animation if you sneak up behind them and kill them in one hit. This will make you take their tags. If you knive from the front there is no animation and it takes two hits and you won't get tags.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips guys! I really appreciate it
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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As mentioned I suggest try Conquest first.

Get to know the weapons and the classes and use what you have to your advantage, for example, revive as assault, throw ammo as support. Doing these will earn you ribbons and they help you boost your score.
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Most of the things are said. Just have fun and learn everything with BF3. Battlelog is a great resource for info on weapons and your stats/next unlocks. Stats are not important in my opinion.

And also: play how you want to play it. Yesterday I was called a camper. Didn't know what I did wrong in his eyes, I was flanking all the time and sometimes waited at a corner, because I was shot at and managed to get away and let him come to me to kill him or saw a enemy coming with my T-ugs.

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As mentioned, conquest net's the most points.

If there are tanks, grab that, despite the patch making them weaker they still pack a punch, learn your classes and what they do, this will help net points...

Assault-Despite the loadouts and assault rifles you are basically a medic (health kits and can revive others) with the option of underslung weapons (a 3rd weapon, a shotgun or grenade launcher if you so choose)

Engineer-You are a vehicle destroyer, you have rpg's of all sorts (lock on, unguided and anti air), a carbine (like an assault rifle but shorter range) for infantry, and the option of repairing vehicles, destroying them with your rpg or anti tank mines, or having fun with the EOD bot (pick up mines, kill infantry in a silly manner, arm mcoms or repair/destroy vehicles with it).

On larger maps people usually go this class...

Support-You can go rambo with this guy to some extend, you got lmg's (extended mag on a m249 is bliss~) a variety of explosives (c4 for remote controlled destruction-2 charges kills tanks, claymores for anti infantry/jeep defence, or mortars for mid range explosions) and can throw ammo down to help team mates...

This gives me the most points, despite 10 per refill in crowded areas this adds up, add the medals and damn there ya go~

Best with a shotgun too, dont need to worry about running out

Recon-Unless with a pdw and playing in a manner that brings team mates to the front, this doesn't ned much points, you got sniper rifles (you can instant kill guys up close with bolt actions but groups will be a handful) mav for spotting and portability, tugs for stationary radar support (id reccomend the mav) and the soflam for vehicle laser designation...

Pair a soflam recon with a engineer with a javalin, look for some jets or helis or even tanks, and have a blast, sadly doesnt get much points unless you are godly XD


As for vehicle use, thanks to the patch vehicles wont be easy (harder than before) to use and dont last long, tanks and ifv's give a fair amount of points but with rpg's and c4 being used you must be fully aware of those near, heli's can be good if paired with an engineer who can repair on the fly/experienced gunner who will help keep your chopper in the air...

And my fav, the jet, at first poor point gather, but once you get into the right games these will gather tones of points, just learn to kill infantry with main weapon (the machine gun) and used guided shells


I hoped I helped, over 300 hours, still loving this~
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These vids are from a friend and she gives the best tips, I absolutely recommend them for new and experienced players.

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I'll be on later today if you need some people to play with. I love conquest!
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