Battlefield 3 deploying huge patch

A mahoosive patch is coming to Battlefield 3 with more multiplayer fixes, changes and balance tweaks than you can shake a stick at. There's no word on quite when it's coming, but it's nice to see DICE is tackling so many issues.

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A massive patch is coming to Battlefield 3 with more multiplayer fixes, changes and balance tweaks than you can shake a stick at. There's no word on quite when it's coming, but it's nice to see developer DICE is tackling so many issues.

An incomplete, yet already gigantic, changelog gives the rundown of changes from increased spawn protection and tweaked spawn zones to reduced RPK-74M recoil and stopping the MAV from carrying players. Tweaks aplenty!

"Note that this is still not a full update list and there will be more information on this as we go forward. Also please remember that the content in this list might be changed but of course, we will also keep you in the loop about this," said DICE community manager Daniel Matros.

He added, "While there still is no ETA on the patch, we're still working on improving online gameplay for all of our dear community members. So far, this list is for all three platforms."

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    February 23, 2012 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3 deploying huge patch.

    A mahoosive patch is coming to Battlefield 3 with more multiplayer fixes, changes and balance tweaks than you can shake a stick at. There's no word on quite when it's coming, but it's nice to see DICE is tackling so many issues.

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      February 23, 2012 9:20 AM

      YES! Ejection seats for Jets !!!!!

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      February 23, 2012 9:37 AM

      can u rebind 'Q' yet?...

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        February 23, 2012 9:40 AM

        get realmware's battlefield settings editor.

        lets you bind Q, and fix some other cfg stuff.

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          February 23, 2012 9:59 AM

          can you use it online?

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            February 23, 2012 10:10 AM

            Yeah. Ive used it for months. Because i hated q for spot. Screwed me up

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          February 23, 2012 12:42 PM

          ^^ Incredibly useful.

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          February 24, 2012 7:18 AM

          Great find! Totally spent 30 mins to config everything , just got a joystick a few days ago.

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      February 23, 2012 9:50 AM

      NOOOOOO NOT THE MAV!!!!

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        February 23, 2012 10:31 AM

        I'm glad they're fixing mav lifting. Play the game like it's meant to be played.

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          February 23, 2012 10:33 AM

          yep. MAV riding is one thing that can be game breaking. needs to be removed.

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      February 23, 2012 9:52 AM

      HORNS ON JEEPS. Bout freakin time.

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        February 23, 2012 12:41 PM

        BEEP BEEP-BEEP-BEEP BEEP

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          February 23, 2012 1:54 PM

          BF3 Jeep Horn Meme

          "WE DONT NEED JEEP HORNS THEY ARE DUMB"

          ^_______________^

          "HONKS HORN CONSTANTLY ON SHACK SERVERS"

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            February 23, 2012 2:00 PM

            No, the correct response would be BEEP BEEP so finish the 'shave and a haircut.' :(

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          February 23, 2012 6:15 PM

          Two bits.

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      February 23, 2012 11:54 AM

      So is are they releasing this information because of the "black out" threats (which I find dumb), or were they planning on releasing this info anyways?

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      February 23, 2012 12:19 PM

      now THAT is a patch!

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      February 23, 2012 12:37 PM

      Players will no longer auto enter SOFLAM, MAV, and EOD bots after they are deployed.


      Fuckin A, man.

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        February 23, 2012 1:04 PM

        If handled incorrectly, this would be a step back from the current implementation. Gadgets are resupplied automatically once they are deployed. I'd hate to set up a soflam and be unable to access it because someone threw down an ammo box in the vicinity.

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          February 23, 2012 4:39 PM

          I think that would be more like two steps forward and one step back. I much prefer accidentally getting a SOFLAM than being pinned in place, trying to lock a tank before it blows me away.

          What I would REALLY prefer is if they rebound "deploy" to right mouse and "use" to left.

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      February 23, 2012 12:56 PM

      I thought we were past the days of fixes being rolled into mega patches?

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      February 23, 2012 1:25 PM

      Pretty sure directly coz of the blackout

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      February 23, 2012 2:23 PM

      Is this the patch that fixes the bug where the game doesn't show up in the Steam store.

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      February 23, 2012 2:25 PM

      Alice, how big is mahoosive?

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      February 23, 2012 3:47 PM

      They really rushed this thing out.

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      February 23, 2012 5:01 PM

      Looks really solid, can't wait for an ETA.

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      February 23, 2012 5:17 PM

      When they going to add an ingame server browser? That's what I'd like to know!

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        February 24, 2012 12:58 AM

        I didn't like the idea of Battlelog at first but damn if it doesn't work quite well. Get used to it already.

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          February 24, 2012 1:01 AM

          I didn't mind it for a while but it's really starting to annoy me how it will take consistently take 3+ attempts to connect to a server before it actually loads the game and works, and often during map changes the battlelog will lag behind and say the last map is loaded, and the game will just be stuck at an endless loop loading screen so I have to quit out and rejoin from battlelog. Problems I've never had with in game browsers :(

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            February 24, 2012 1:24 AM

            Hm, can't say I've run into that nor have the group of the people I've played with on a near daily basis. That sucks though if it is actually an issue with Battlelog and nothing else.

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        February 24, 2012 8:00 AM

        I did not like Battlelog as an idea at first, but it is actually pretty darn good AND the server browser actually finds servers when you search for them. I dare say BC2's in game browser NEVER worked this well. I just wish they would add more stats to the setup. Obviously really like stats here.

        I am all fine with the patch, but I want to know about DLC - When and What - Please be Mashtuur!

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      February 23, 2012 6:18 PM

      Will it fix the dreaded loading bug?

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        February 23, 2012 6:22 PM

        in my experience it seems to have to be server related - aggressive wacky scripts that autobalance and even break squads up to force an exacting shuffle seem to leave players in a no-mans-land state.

        we have 4 players in a squad, win a round, and 3 of them can't get back in after the script runs while on the end scoreboard...

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      February 23, 2012 7:21 PM

      Patch includes Steam support?

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        February 24, 2012 1:29 AM

        it includes a stick to help you beat that dead horse

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        February 24, 2012 6:01 AM

        Steam support will never come; EA opted for a proprietary system , just like

        The big hitting games don't need 3rd party app support since they work better on proprietary stuff, Blizzard and Relic are champions in this but EA's origin is how it is, generally steam dependant games are more likely the games that don't really hit big on PC.

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          February 25, 2012 2:14 PM

          you dont know what you are talking about, you should just shut up instead of spewing bs. Modern Warfare games example enough that you are wrong? "big hitting games" bf3 still didnt make half of what that game made.. and gasp.. it was on steam!

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      February 23, 2012 9:09 PM

      how about some team scramble? the longer the game is out the more it seems like one team is just blowing out the other round after round.

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        February 23, 2012 9:10 PM

        Yea teams tend to be stacked all the time, its been that way in BC2 too. Rare to see an even fight

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        February 23, 2012 9:49 PM

        There's nothing more annoying than playing with friends in a game and suddenly "you've been autobalanced" and they have not. I'd only be happy if they scrambled entire squads.

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          February 23, 2012 10:10 PM

          bingo. if they can move squads around, scramble OK. but they don't do that.

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      February 23, 2012 9:19 PM

      Is there a utility that allows character/kit customization outside of a live game yet? It seems so obvious....

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      February 23, 2012 9:38 PM

      Contains BF2142 maps we'll need to buy later, I bet.

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      February 24, 2012 12:05 AM

      So what Mass Effect 3 DLC will this unlock?

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      February 24, 2012 1:22 AM

      good for them