Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta Guide

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General Hints and Tips

  1. If you are struck by a sniper’s gunfire, immediately drop flat against the ground before the next shot occurs to crawl away from danger. You can usually distinguish a shot from a long-range weapon by the lack of anyone in sight and the low rate of fire.
  2. When the battle moves into the next area, you can earn a high volume of kills by posting up near the connecting points and taking out the enemies that pass through. Examples of this include laying down on top of the subway tunnel’s entrance or taking cover behind one of the cars in front of the doors leading to the city streets.
  3. To save ammo as well as ensure a killing blow, run at full speed towards enemies with their backs to you or ones in the middle of reloading to execute a knife strike. It may take several swiping attempts to hit the mark, but you can lash out as much as you want.
  4. Take note of any repetition in the way you or your team are perpetually eliminated during a battle and change tactics accordingly for the next respawn. For example: Equip a shotgun and check elevated vantage points if you are continuously sniped, arm yourself with a rifle if players using Assault kits are constantly managing to get too close and stick by your teammates while carrying a rocket launcher if the competition has a knack for ganging up on you.
  5. When entering areas of the map that are littered with obstacles and cover-points, crouch down while in motion to stay protected at all times. You should also lay down when an enemy approaches before popping back up to get the jump on them.
  6. Memorize the location of parked vehicles and other machinery, then retreat to these areas when coming under heavy fire from multiple enemies. Just before reaching these machines, open fire to blow them up and create a smoke screen as a means of escape or counterattack.
  7. To increase accuracy when sniping, do so from a laying down position and place the crosshairs ahead of moving targets so that your aim is already steadied when the gun fires. Depending on the distance and how much the rifle can zoom in, aim the shot at the larger target of your opponent’s body to increase the chance of scoring a hit.
  8. As a means of conserving ammo, base the choice of which gun to unholster next on the weapon’s capacity versus how many enemies you encounter. The grenade and rocket launcher are limited in rounds so save them for opportunities in which a large number of opponents can be eliminated at once. A pistol on the other hand has a surplus of bullets and works most efficiently during one-on-one situations.
  9. The way you move during combat should be reflected by the gun you are currently holding. Sniper kills take time and patience so walk or turn, when opening fire, by gently tapping the stick and easing your pace to a grind for improved accuracy. Shotgun kills occur by spraying bullets in an up-close fashion so feel free to run full speed at your opponents and pull the trigger as soon as the crosshairs graze any part of their upper body.
  10. Unless the situation calls for the unique functions of the other two classes, try to stay consistent in choosing either the Assault or Recon kit. They allow for more accuracy and damage when earning kills, plus there is more to gain in leveling up with the provided weapons.
  11. When firing a shotgun at multiple enemies, aim for the space between their bodies so that the shot spreads across evenly and causes maximum damage to them both.
  12. An effective way to use C-4 in Paris is by putting it near a M-Com, on a road that runs past tall buildings, and enter a room that overlooks the explosives. When a decent number of enemies runs by, fire down at them so that the group stops to retaliate then blow them up.
  13. When you and a number of your teammates are killed at the same time by a grenade or bazooka, stay close to the area where you respawn to meet up with others that appear nearby. You can now gang up on the enemy that’s responsible to take revenge.

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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