Battlefield 3 'Armored Kill' patch goes live

Battlefield 3's "Armored Kill" DLC is only available on PS3 for Premium users so far, but the accompanying patch is now available for every platform.

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While Battlefield 3's Armored Kill DLC is only available today for Premium PS3 players, every platform is getting its own patch to accompany the upcoming downloadable content. The update brings a whole host of changes, mostly to weapon balance and performance tweaks.

"A number of weapons have had their reload timers adjusted to better fit their animations and gameplay balance. For most of these weapons the gameplay timers were slightly out of sync with the actual reload animation, meaning the player could either fire before the animation was done, or had to wait longer than the animation played," reads the patch notes on the Battlefield Blog. "A select set of weapons have had their recoil adjusted based on joint community feedback and statistical analysis to provide greater balance in the weapon choices players make." The full notes are available at the link.

For those who are playing on PlayStation 3 with a Premium subscription, Armored Kill adds new drivable vehicles, new unlocks, four new maps, and a Tank Superiority mode. Next week, Premium PC and Xbox 360 users will get their turn, followed by standard PS3 players on September 18, and standard PC and Xbox 360 users on September 25.

Check out the new DLC trailer below.

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    September 4, 2012 12:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Battlefield 3 'Armored Kill' patch goes live.

    Battlefield 3's "Armored Kill" DLC is only available on PS3 for Premium users so far, but the accompanying patch is now available for every platform.

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      September 4, 2012 12:42 PM

      This whole premium crap is really annoying. Companies need to stop segregating the player base. A game will die off faster if there are certain restrictions put on multiplayer.

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        September 4, 2012 1:20 PM

        This isn't all that different from earlier years when an expansion pack would come out for a base game. Premium doesn't really have much all to do with it, either. You can still buy the DLC separately, but premium members get slightly early access to it -- not long enough to permanently segregate an entire user base.

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          September 4, 2012 1:22 PM

          That said, if you're not happy with EA's practices I suggest not playing games published by them in the future.

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          September 4, 2012 2:17 PM

          No even if I have the same DLC as everyone else I can't play on certain premium servers if I'm not a premium member even though I have the same content. That's retarded. Now I could understand if a new dlc dropped and only they had it but I have all dlc that I bought by itself but can't play on a premium server.

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            September 4, 2012 2:45 PM

            There are premium-only servers? Or does that just give Premium players priority in the queue? Either way I guess that sucks.

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              September 4, 2012 2:46 PM

              There are premium only servers. I don't think that was advertized, but they do exist. I tried to join one and was denied access.

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                September 4, 2012 3:25 PM

                Why would you join a premium only server if you're not a member? Kinda seems obvious that you will be denied access. Anyway, there is a filter for whether or not you want to see the premium servers. Last time I checked there weren't that many of them anyway.

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                  September 4, 2012 3:30 PM

                  Didn't see it was premium and had the best ping/player count.

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                    September 4, 2012 3:39 PM

                    Then that's fair enough. They should be marked clearly in all honesty though, especially seen as some people won't bother using the filter system.

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                      September 4, 2012 7:00 PM

                      They're marked with a golden P on the list, next to the ping.

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      September 4, 2012 1:02 PM

      OMG SNOW!

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      September 4, 2012 1:17 PM

      Bullshit that regular pc users need to wait until the 25th in order to give them money to get the content. Fuck EA.

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        September 4, 2012 1:21 PM

        Yeah, it's a benefit for Premium players. If i get this, I might as well get Premium, but I really don't want to support that. Grrrr.

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          September 4, 2012 1:28 PM

          Even if you have Premium you still need to wait on PC which is BS. It's the EA DLC Caste System.

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            September 4, 2012 1:31 PM

            Yeah, but its only a week. Really lame PS3 promotion. I mean, what self respecting shacker plays BF3 on PS3?

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              September 4, 2012 6:35 PM

              Aw, but I'm a self respecing shacker and I always prefered to play it on the 360...

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          September 4, 2012 3:38 PM

          I got Premium off Greenman Gaming for $38. I didn't think I would enjoy the Close Quarters maps, but surprisingly its fun. Also its a great way to get unlocks quickly. Can't wait for Armored Kill.

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            September 4, 2012 3:43 PM

            I wish I got in on that deal.

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              September 4, 2012 3:58 PM

              You can still do it right now. Add BF3 Premium, then apply the code (GMG25-BLAHBLAHBLAH on the front page of GMG's site) and go.

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                September 4, 2012 4:02 PM

                Damn, wish I knew that last week when I spent $50 on Premium :(

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                  September 4, 2012 4:17 PM

                  I didn't realize it either until just now. I guess I'm one of you Premium suckers now.

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                September 4, 2012 4:05 PM

                That didn't work, but this did!

                GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G

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                  September 4, 2012 4:16 PM

                  Yeah that's the code. It's on their front page. I couldn't copy/paste it because it's annoyingly part of an image.

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                  September 4, 2012 9:33 PM

                  fffffuuuuu I might have to get this

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                  September 4, 2012 9:44 PM

                  goddammit - why is it griefing me about paypal and my CC not working >:(

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                    September 4, 2012 10:11 PM

                    BAH, ended up using just my CC and skipping paypal all together...

                    Hopefully I don't lose my ID to foreigners

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                  September 6, 2012 12:24 AM

                  This is a great deal. If only I had the strength to restart playing.

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      September 4, 2012 3:48 PM

      They have actually handled the additional content on servers quite well. Servers running new content are clearly marked, and map rotations are easy to identify through Battlelog. I think DICE has finally found a browser solution that actually works, and works well.

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        September 4, 2012 9:06 PM

        Yeah I love battlelog, other than the required voice attached to it. its fucking fantastic. I can add people quickly after games to friendslist, look at peoples stats, find servers with a really good filter, its just great, and its fast as shit.

        So if im waiting to play I can do other stuff with less alt-tab.

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      September 4, 2012 3:55 PM

      Oh fuck... There's an ac130. Is it pilot able ?

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        September 4, 2012 4:09 PM

        nope, if you control one of the bases it comes out and you can spawn into it and use the guns.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapDDxuvhCg

        Kinda disappointing then again if it were flyable noobs would crash it instantly thus gimping your team.

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          September 4, 2012 4:25 PM

          Well that's a fucking cop out... Silly cod version. Desert combat's AC130 was one of the coolest vehicles to party bus in

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            September 4, 2012 4:27 PM

            It's more useful that way. Otherwise, you'd have the same retard fly the AC-130 that helms the Battleship in 1942.

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              September 4, 2012 11:03 PM

              Wow, you pretty much nailed it on the head. I thought of the same thing after reading his post.

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            September 4, 2012 4:31 PM

            Just imagine someone using an AC-130 as their own personal transport to some far corner of the map so they have a good sniping position. Also, it means you can't hover over the enemy base and just raaaaaaape the last several hundred tickets out of them.

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              September 4, 2012 8:42 PM

              Looks like you can rape With it already unless the new patch helps bring it down with increased stinger lock on range

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      September 4, 2012 4:15 PM

      are there still shack servers?

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      September 4, 2012 4:21 PM

      Well, I'm a premium douchebag now. $37.50 was a good price, because (here's my justification) it's only $7.50 more than the cost of Close Quarters and Armored Kill.

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      September 4, 2012 4:29 PM

      HAHA so the patch hit today and autoupdated now its saying I need to install the game to play when I try and join a server.

      GG Dice =/

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      September 4, 2012 7:21 PM

      Been a while since I downloaded such a hefty XBL patch. The thing is like 182 megs! I know it's nothing compared to PC patches, but this is pretty significant.

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      September 4, 2012 9:12 PM

      One day I might play this game again. One day.

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      September 4, 2012 9:35 PM

      What did I buy premium for if PS3 premium players get it first?

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        September 4, 2012 9:52 PM

        That's super-premium. You expect that for $59.99 + $49.99?!?!

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      September 4, 2012 11:07 PM

      Wow, I'm glad I bought Premium now. The Close Quarters maps are super hectic fun. Shit blowing up everywhere. Way more intense than CoD.

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