Battlefield 3 team deathmatch supports 24 players on all platforms

DICE has revealed that Battlefield 3's Team Deathmatch mode will be limited to 24 players on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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Team Deathmatch in Battlefield 3 will focus on a infantry warfare, DICE has revealed. Though the PC version of the game features 64 player Conquest mode battles, which were demoed at Gamescom last week, Battlefield 3's Team Deathmatch mode will be limited to 24 players on PC as well as on consoles.

Though it seems like a substantial difference versus the game's major online mode, it is still bigger than Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which only supported eight players per side in Team Deathmatch.

DICE has also confirmed that vehicles will not be available in Battlefield 3's Team Deathmatch mode. According to fan site BF3blog.com, the mode will focus on "tight infantry portions of regular maps," with hopes to keep the action intense.

Battlefield 3 is scheduled to launch on October 25 on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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    August 22, 2011 3:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Battlefield 3 team deathmatch supports 24 players on all platforms.

    DICE has revealed that Battlefield 3's Team Deathmatch mode will be limited to 24 players on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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      August 22, 2011 3:16 PM

      Who cares about a TDM mode in a BF game?

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        August 22, 2011 3:23 PM

        i sure as eff dont. i wanna cap a flag or rush a point!!

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        August 22, 2011 3:32 PM

        Most people play every game mode as if it were TDM anyways. This won't change a whole lot.

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          August 22, 2011 3:36 PM

          except TDM mode dont have jets

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          August 22, 2011 3:52 PM

          You don't win other game modes simply by killing players and teams lose because of that.

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        August 22, 2011 4:00 PM

        It's pretty much a way to keep the MW3 crowd happy

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          August 22, 2011 5:16 PM

          Yeah. It's a token gesture and DICE covering their bases. I am amazed at how much stuff they're putting into BF3. Campaign, coop, multi (rush, conquest, deathmatch). This is the most comprehensive release I can think of. I only wish it has customizable characters/avatars because I like outfitting my soldier with cosmetic gear.

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          August 22, 2011 5:18 PM

          People went crazy demanding an infantry-only mode for BF2. That's years before Modern Warfare hit the scene.

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            August 22, 2011 5:34 PM

            Infantry only doesn't have anything to do with TDM versus objective modes.

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        August 22, 2011 6:01 PM

        the number one reason is aerial rape victims

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        August 22, 2011 7:03 PM

        I'm guessing Kodiak.

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      August 22, 2011 3:18 PM

      Couldn't a server admin just remove vehicles and set the player count?

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        August 22, 2011 3:32 PM

        Let's hope not. No server is Battlefield's history has ever had good custom rules.

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        August 22, 2011 3:34 PM

        lol changing server variables.. are you still living in 1998?

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        August 22, 2011 6:48 PM

        Probably... this is what completely ruined BF2. The moment they added that "No vehicles" checkbox the game went to shit.

        Hey, who wants to play Sharqi Peninsula or Strike at Karkand deathmatch over and over and over again?!

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      August 22, 2011 3:28 PM

      but does this mean that there won't be vehicles on console version (multiplayer)? or that to use vehicles we have to play different modes with fewer players? i thought bf was all about using vehicles.

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        August 22, 2011 3:40 PM

        The other modes will have vehicles. Well, they'll probably be rare again in Rush, but more plentiful in Conquest (the standard BF gametype).

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          August 22, 2011 3:44 PM

          thanks for reply, haven't played any battlefield game yet, except for bf:bc2 for a little while. but definetely gonna try this one out.

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        August 23, 2011 8:44 AM

        They will be on the conquest mode of the game, but not as many since there's a smaller number players(24 console vs. 64 on pc)

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      August 22, 2011 3:32 PM

      Alternatively...

      1) Set ticket loss to Conquest points to 0. (can you do this? i remember something about tickets and conquest in BC2)
      2) Remove vehicles.

      TDM on 64 player maps!

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      August 22, 2011 3:39 PM

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        August 23, 2011 8:45 AM

        Yea BF is all about Conquest mode. Go play CoD is you want to just run around spraying shots wildly.

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      August 22, 2011 3:54 PM

      Ah man, 24 players?!?!!? OMG THATS SO AWESOME!!!!

      *sigh* You know there is a reason consoles don't have 'big' games. It's because you play with shitty little nubs that make aiming impossible so you have to funnel people down hallways to make things easy to hit.

      I don't think the majority of players actually care about TDM or even DM in general anymore... In my opinion, if there isn't an objective it doesn't keep my interest. Killing people is just a side effect of accomplishing what I set out to do.

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      August 22, 2011 3:56 PM

      Wait what? BC2 8 players per side team deathmatch? I don't think that's accurate. BC2 has squad deathmatch and it might be limited to 4 squads of 4 making it 16, but that's not 8 players per side.

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        August 22, 2011 3:57 PM

        You are correct, unless they added TDM into a DLC I'm unaware of.

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        August 22, 2011 7:02 PM

        Yeah I was about to say, I don't remember 8 player per side TDM. That would be kind of cool, ala Counterstrike.

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      August 22, 2011 5:27 PM

      This in hires, plz? http://cf.shacknews.com/promos/bf3_top_Aug.jpg

      The first nice screen of BF3 I've seen...

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      August 22, 2011 5:39 PM

      Infantry only?

      Bah. I'd love to see a TANK Team deathmatch.

      Or planes.

      Or Helicopters.

      Or Jihad Jeeps.

      That would be fun.

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        August 22, 2011 5:42 PM

        TEAM JETMATCH

        That would be fun for a distraction (and a good way to learn to fly). Too bad without mod or map tools stuff like that won't ever happen.

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          August 22, 2011 9:07 PM

          They did what was essentially team deathmatch with planes in 1943....got old pretty fast :(

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            August 22, 2011 10:44 PM

            I haven't played 1943, but Coral Sea in BF42 was exactly what I'm talking about. Fun distraction and a decent learning map. Dog fighting as well as bombing and strafing runs with the AA guns on nearby islands people would use if they bailed out.

            I don't know what changed in 43 (as far as flight model, planes, hit registration?), but any map gets old if you play it constantly. It was a good change of pace from all the ground pounding in 1942 and gave the non-pilots a chance to fly. I can imagine if it was only one of four maps like 43 it would get played out a lot quicker.

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              August 22, 2011 11:46 PM

              I loved this map because in BF42 I'd infiltrate the other team's carrier dropping land mines on the deck, grounding their air force!

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              August 23, 2011 8:37 AM

              I remember the early days of playing Coral Sea in 1942. We would man all the AA guns with engies and everyone else would get in the air but we would go high and fly circles until we had all the planes in the air. Then we would do one big massive bombing run.

              God that was fun.

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        August 22, 2011 5:59 PM

        Yeah that would be pretty cool. I hope they do this eventually. Vehicle combat map pack DLC?

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        August 22, 2011 7:55 PM

        I want a new Tribes game.

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      August 22, 2011 6:49 PM

      If I wanted herp derp TDM I'd play cowadoody.

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      August 22, 2011 10:30 PM

      I think it'd be cool to change shit up in a rotation so things dont get stale

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      August 23, 2011 6:22 AM

      It's good as long as it's well directed.

      Now if you have a dozen flags scattered all over the map with no linearity then it's a problem.

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        August 23, 2011 8:39 AM

        Do you not understand the difference between Conquest and TDM?

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      August 23, 2011 7:39 AM

      Its intended to be their MW mode. People that are familiar with MW and prefer that to conquest will play TDM.

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      August 23, 2011 8:34 AM

      Ok not to nit pick but BF:BC2 didn't have Team Deathmatch no 8 v 8 it had squad deathmatch 4 v 4 v 4 v 4
      come on guys get your facts straight before posting articles or if you haven't played the game don't be afraid to say so in articles cause all you article did was make me not want to come back to the site because now i feel like this site doesn't get there info right nor do they care

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        August 23, 2011 8:49 AM

        have you guys done squad death match on thursday BC2 nights? might be fun

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        August 23, 2011 1:13 PM

        Glad someone's paying attention! :)

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      August 23, 2011 11:44 AM

      Everyone will play recon as usual.

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