Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta Guide

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Rush Mode

At the beginning of each match, you will either be placed on the Attacking or the Defending team which will determine your objective for the remainder of the battle.

As the Attacking team, your goal is to fight your way into the opponent’s base and locate their M-Coms to plant explosives on them. Once the timer starts, you’ll need to protect the device from the Defenders who are trying to disarm it. The Attacking team achieves victory when they have successfully destroyed every one of the opponents’ M-Coms without losing all of the re-spawn tickets they have been provided.

As the Defending team, your goal is to post up near the M-Coms in your base and eliminate any Attackers who attempt to plant explosives on it. If your opponents are successful in arming their bomb, you will need to approach the device to disarm it before the timer reaches zero. The Defending team achieves victory when the Attackers have been killed enough times to lose all of their re-spawn tickets before they can destroy all of the M-Coms

Hints and Tips

  • On offense, do not retreat from the M-Com after planting your explosives and don’t wait right next to it either. Find a piece of cover a short distance away and keep your sights trained on the device to eliminate any potential defusers.
  • When approaching an M-Com, whether on offense or defense, equip a close-range weapon or pistol to more easily clear the area of multiple enemies as quickly as possible.
  • On defense, equip a long-range weapon if multiple members of your team are posted up near the M-Coms and move to a distant location. Take cover into a sniping spot and keep your crosshairs aimed at the M-Com at all times to act as the last line of defense in the event your allies are taken out at by a rocket or grenade.
  • On offense, approach guarded M-Coms with a long-range weapon and take out any opponents in the vicinity, then equip a close range-weapon to make your final dash. This will help you fend off any enemies that approach before you plant the explosives.
  • When attempting to defuse an armed device, move cautiously into the area where M-Com in question is located. Be sure to check, or at least keep an eye on, any blind corners or obstacles that the enemy who planted the explosives could be hiding behind.
  • On defense, do not try to defend an M-Com at close range until you are joined by at least two other teammates. Your opponents are already focused on just this spot and will target you immediately for elimination, whereas you will have to keep an eye on everything in the surrounding area at every conceivable distance.
  • On offense, use a rocket launcher or sniper rifle from a distance to take out a large cluster of enemies guarding the M-Com. Once the area is cleared, stay put and continue aiming in that direction to provide cover for teammates who attempt to plant the explosives.
  • Whether arming or defusing an explosive device, crouch down first to get behind cover or to stay out of the crossfire of a teammate trying to protect you.

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10 Comments on Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta Guide


On September 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Beta is alot of fun except the beginning part of Metro. Can’t walk in a straight line more than 10 steps without glitching into the ground. Subway part is sweet tho.


On September 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Missing from the guide, spawn, die, spawn, die, spawn, die.
Same pros at the top of the boards every round, camping all the choke points.
I did okay, but after about 5 rounds I was as bored with it as I am with just about every other $60-$5 MP FPS new and old, just nothing new here, other than the name, its BF with a 3, new skins, locations, engine. Cool but not excited, definitely not worth the price tag, I’ll be keeping my full $60 looking for a future $10 or less sale for SP only. Enjoy your MP DLC.

Brandon J. Clark

On September 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

G.A.R.B.A.G.E – The Internets are far more useful in pointing out the depressed than any other “useful” angle I’ve ever heard of.


On October 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

^ The internets are far more useful in easily pointing out personal attacks conducted by trolls.

Brandon J. Troll has me pegged. Yes I’m depressed with FPS and BF3 multiplayer. Its like every other stupid ing FPS sequel or wannabe sequel FPS out. And troll, so you know, it seems the usefulness of my anti depressant medications are as overly exaggerated, as a 3rd time regurgitated multiplayer FPS, and the brainless zomg!!zobiefied!! lemmings that still cream their little panties for them as if they were awaiting yet another Justin Bieber release.
Maybe its all not so bad. Maybe its not the repetitiveness or lack of innovation or change or the s playing, its probably just like most everything else I did growing up that was pointless and stupid, I grew out of doing it.


On October 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

I have been a huge fan and advocate of the battlefield franchise, however I do not see the point of this article. Metro is a bad choice for them to give us to show off what battlefield can do. All it does is show how they can confine firefight to be more like other run and gun shooters.

I think it is rediculous that they have 100 Caspian Border servers for the pc and you can’t ever get into one, furthermore, you need to enter a password. What is the point of a password when you know it? Take off the darn password. Also, they need to let all of us try out the map. Caspian Border could have showed me what Battlefield 3 is all about and what I have been waiting for since Bf2 and 2142. Bad Company 2 is a great game as well but the MP isn’t like what it could be.

Sadly I purchased a new $300 graphics card and updated a couple other components to really enjoy this game on the pc, however I am disaointed by thier choice of a map and now my pre-order is gonig to go to the PS3 version.

The PS3 version is a smoother gaming experience and a lot funner. On the pc version you just spawn, die, spawn die.

You cannot change any settings in the game untill you spawn after you start the game from the rediculous Origin software/ browser( even though its useful for stats).

Even 32 players is too much to cram into this small map for the PC version which is supposed to be the LEAD version…I now doubt that.


How about a real article from someone like FILEFRONT to really tell the truth about how rediculous the PC Beta really is? Tell the truth. It seems that they may PAY YOU to write good articles.

I have played battlefield since 1942 including ALL expansion packs, Vietnam, BF2, 2142, 1943, BC(ps3) BC2 (pc and ps3) and this is by far the most UNFUN I have ever had in this game.

I have waited for years to upgrade my PC for BF3 and so far its a let down. The ps3 version is a lot more fun. I get a possitive k/d ratio compared to 1 kills and 10 deaths from spawn dying and lack of teamwork on the pc.


On October 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Pick a number and stand in line over at the official Web Browserfield 3 Feedback Forums along with the many many disappointed others.

Brandon J. Clark

On October 3, 2011 at 5:01 am

Dude, get a life…… I’m sorry your upset a lot of other people have fun playing these games so get ed.

Kelly Nash

On October 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Haven’t played the beta but I saw a video of the beta and it was a little bugy especially when people went prone but I am looking forward to playing this game once all the bugs are worked out.


On October 13, 2011 at 1:42 am

G.A.R.B.A.G.E – Hey, I played BF3 and I range from 2nd to last place in my team so I don’t know what you’re talking about. Also in terms of competitiveness, I’ve got a far lower reaction time than most people in the fps world since I began with RPGs and then moved on to MMOs but I did push through a choke-point with 2 squads and all I had to do was resurrect like 20 times. We killed, we won, and I got first place with a 4:10 ratio. I don’t know what you’re talking about with “pros” and “competitiveness”, maybe you shouldn’t just run in and expect everyone to die at the very sight of you. :|


On November 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I love this game, it offers soooo much more than MW3!!Theres still allot of glitches that need to be worked on but I expect them to be ironed out very soon. I found a bf3 guide for multiplayer here if you wanna check it out