Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta Guide

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The Assault kit is designed for players looking to do combat in the style of the average infantryman. The weaponry for this class is meant for multiple enemies within a medium to near distance and discharges rounds that will usually either spray or explode across the field of battle. Another perk of this kit is that it provides a fair amount of additional ammunition clips and medkits.


For maps that feature a high volume of vehicles or heavy artillery installments, the Engineer kit is provided for the purposes of either repair or dismantlement. This class is usually equipped with mines or weapons that fire projectile missiles and rockets for the sole intention of obliterating armored transports. However, this kit is also stocked with tools that can mend damage to vehicles belonging to your allies as well as a robot that disarms explosive devices.


The Recon kit is for players who feel more comfortable doing battle with as little exposure as possible and would classify their favorite method of combat as sniping. Using this class means staying in the same area for a prolonged period of time to pick off enemies in the distance with long-range rifles or moving out into the open when no one else is around to lay down mines or other defensive measures. This kit is also lined with extremely close-range weapons as well to fend off opponents that sneak up from behind.


The Support kit is used by players operating in the name of teamwork and assistance since its primary function is to either re-supply or buy time for allies mounting offensive strikes. While they will rarely hit their mark, the weaponry this class employs is powerful enough to delay the competition’s advancing forces by making them duck for cover until your own team can re-group. A unique aspect of this kit is the ability to toss ammo boxes to your comrades while you remain out of the enemy’s line of fire.

Hints and Tips

  • With the Assault kit, equip a weapon with explosive rounds and find a group of your teammates who are moving towards an M-Com for defusing or planting purposes. Run to the front of the pack and use your weapon to clear the path ahead of any enemies standing in your way.
  • When utilizing the Engineer kit on defense, stay behind cover at a mid-range distance from one of the M-Coms and wait for an opponent to plant the bomb. Take the attacker out with a projectile rocket, then use your robot to defuse the explosives.
  • With the Recon kit, change sniping locations after every third or fourth kill you pick up in that position. This will prevent your resurrected victims from preemptively targeting you the next time they return to the area.
  • With the Support kit, stay in a group or two-man team when on offense to lay down suppressive fire ahead and allow your allies to continue progressing forward.
  • When utilizing the Recon kit in the city of Paris, choose a room with one entry point on the upper floor of a building that overlooks a high foot-traffic area. Lay one of your mines in front of the doorway or on the stairs leading up to the room so that enemies cannot sneak up from behind.
  • With the Engineer kit, equip your flashlight when moving through areas such as the subway station or buildings of Paris that have narrow corridors and multiple corners. Shine the beam into the faces of opponents who suddenly appear as a means of causing temporary disorientation to make them easier targets.
  • When utilizing the Assault kit, team up with players of the same class to run as a group towards opponents standing their ground. Not only will your weapons work better at close-range but the medkits and defibrillators available in this clss can help revive any ally killed in the process.
  • When utilizing the Support kit on defense, stay crouched down by teammates guarding the M-Com and throw them supplies whenever things start looking bleak.

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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