How to use the sprint button and sprint specializations in Battlefield 3

The sprint button can be used to cover ground faster in BF3. There is no limit to the amount of time you can sprint.

Sprint is activated one of two ways on the PC:
–          Hold the shift key
–          Double tap the “W” key and hold

On the PS3 and Xbox 360, sprint is used by holding down the left stick.

Sprint can not only be used on foot, but in ground vehicles. Tanks, LAV’s, [Read more…]

Why you can’t see your ping in Battlefield 3 on PC

When the patch on December 6th was released, a feature was added to the “tab” screen to show player pings.

Currently, your own ping shows up with a “-“ (a dash, or hyphen), while the pings of other players is visible.

First, there’s a misconception [Read more…]

Black Friday deal – $29.99 for Battlefield 3 (PC) on Origin

Credit:EA/DICE has Battlefield 3 available now for digital download for only $29.99. Though the end time is not listed, I expect this deal will be over by midnight on Saturday. This is a great price if you haven’t yet purchased BF3, or have a friend who’s been waiting to buy!

The best Black Friday deals on Battlefield 3

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There are a lot of great Black Friday discounts to be found on Battlefield 3. Here are some of the best, along with dates and times for the sales:

Xbox 360:
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Take a screenshot in Battlefield 3 on PC

While Battlefield 3 doesn’t have a built-in screenshot button, there are a few options for taking ingame screenshots.

The first option is from the console. First, press the tilde ( ` ) key. Then, type the command [Read more…]

How to get practice with jets and helicopters in Battlefield 3

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Have you been trying to get some practice with jets and helicopters, but they’re always taken? Or maybe you’re just getting started and don’t want to take the aircraft when your teammates can put them to better use.

Here’s a simple tip to get some quick practice. First, set your server browser [Read more…]

How to display your FPS and ingame ping in Battlefield 3 on PC

"render.perfoverlayvisible 1" command

Here are some simple but useful tips to keep track of your game’s performance.

First off, Battlefield 3 has a number of commands that can be entered into its console. To bring up the console, press the tilde key, which is just above the tab key.

Type in “render.drawfps 1” and press enter to display your framerate in the top right corner of the screen as shown below.

Type in “render.perfoverlayvisible 1” and press enter to view [Read more…]

Leave Origin running Friday night to pre-load Battlefield 3

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A reminder if you’ve preordered BF3 for the PC – the preload begins this Friday. So, leave Origin running and logged in starting this Friday, 10/21/11, at [Read more…]

How to get the Battlefield 3 early access beta

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Early access to the Battlefield 3 beta starts on Tuesday the 27th, rather than Thursday the 29th for the open beta.

Here’s a summary of purchases that qualify for early access:

  • Preordered the PC version through Origin
  • Purchased and registered the retail Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition
  • Purchased the Steam download of Medal of Honor prior to July 26th, 2011

And here’s how to get access:
PC version, Origin preorder: Will receive an email with instructions and an access key.
PC version, MoH:LE retail purchase: Will receive an email with instructions and an access key as long as MoH:LE was registered.
PC version, MoH Steam purchase: Go to Medal of Honor in your Steam library, click the CD key link, and copy the BF3 early access key. Install Origin, click the “gear” icon, then select “Redeem Product Code” and enter the key
Xbox 360, MoH:LE purchase:  Will receive an email with instructions and an access key.
Playstation 3, MoH:LE purchase: BF3 early access will automatically appear in the Playstation Store.

As a reminder, all PC players need to download and install Origin, then create an Origin account to play the Battlefield 3 beta.


Join the EA Gun Club to unlock the M1911 pistol in Battlefield 3

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EA has opened up access to the “Gun Club.” Becoming a member opens up the following, per the Gun Club website:

Challenges: Show off your shooter skills.
Badges: Collect badges by playing games and interacting in the Gun Club community. Some badges are just for fun, while others are needed to redeem rewards.
Rewards: Get exclusive access and deals for being a Gun Club member and early access to game betas.
Community: Get updates from your friends, visit the forums, and get active on Facebook and Twitter.
Media and Intel: Get the latest details on EA’s hottest shooters.

Once you register, you’ll unlock the M1911 pistol for Battlefield 3. This was a great sidearm in Bad Company 2, so I suggest you sign up!