Battlefield 3 Developer Reveals Further Patch Details and Updates

MP1st - "You may have seen a recent list of upcoming weapon changes making its way to Battlefield 3 floating around. However, there are still some other patch details you may not yet know. Luckily, we’ve gathered a number of fresh pieces of info straight from Senior Gameplay Designer, Alan Kertz, as well as some updates to the already existing tweaks."


Alan Kertz justifies FAMAS buffs.

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BeardedPriest2491d ago

The M98B is fine the way it is. A little more range isn't bad. I think they should focus on buffing the PDWs and LMGs a little though. I would know because I have 26 stars with the AEK971, 34 with the FAMAS and 33 with the M416. Higher level players, level 35 and up (On console atleast) are all armed with what? Those same weapons I just mentioned like the F2000. Its not that they are over powered but that everything else is a little too weak. Anyone who isn't a Noob using a PDW sticks out like a sore thumb, its like he's decided he doesn't want to play at full potential. He doesn't wanna be competitive and grab that MVP ribbon. Dice please fix this.

OcelotRigz2491d ago

Actually i feel the LMGs are fine, likewise with the PDWs. The M249 is my favorite gun and i prefer it to any of the Assault ones. Also, i used the PDW-R when i was being an aggressive Recon and i thought it was a great gun. Im playing Assault now i think the guns are fine but i still dont think they are superior to any of the other class's weapons.
I think, with the exception of the USAS and maybe the FAMAS, all the weapons are fine, maybe a little tweak here and there, but overall they're pretty much well balanced.

BeardedPriest2491d ago

I have a shitty WIFI connection and I still manage a 3.10 Kill Death Ratio by using Assault Rifles. You don't have to agree with me. But look at my stats
battlelog: T_51B_Commando
PSN: T-BAG_Commando
I don't use LMGs or PDWs because my Kill Death Ratio would start dropping.

OcelotRigz2491d ago

Well its not really that i dont agree with you, you probably are very good using the Assaults and have done well with them, but that doesnt mean they are superior to the other guns, it only really means they are superior for you.
Its a matter of personal preference, there's guys out there that has such a k/d ratio with the LMGs and PDWs, to them the Assault rifles are weaker.

Statix2491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

@BeardedPriest: Looking at your stats, you seem to play Team Deathmath 90% of the time. No offense, but serious Battlefield players rarely play TDM, they play Conquest. Assault rifles and assault players might be OP in Team Deathmatch, but they're definitely not OP in Conquest. Engineer is probably the most useful class in Conquest; not to mention k/d ratio doesn't really matter in an objective game mode.

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BlackTar1872490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

yea rtard. I dunno why you needed to say all that. I play BF3 alot

I have a good amount of games played on all modes. What i do know is TDM is where i go to get attachments because it's so much easier then every other mode. Just my 2 cents.

That said playing BF for TDM is like a sin. Did you not play other BF and TCM in bf man there has got to be better TDM type games out there that are better to be honest not that TDM on BF is bad but it is extremely medicore.

BeardedPriest2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Your right. LMAO at all the disagrees I get. Its kind of heartwarming. Your right but not completely. I get way more kills as a defender in rush. Trust me. Even as a sneaky attacker behind enemy lines, What I do is fucked up. It gets to the point where its despicable and my camping disgusts even me. (I do it cause you guys RPG me) :) I also make more points in rush as a revive junky, especially when my team is pinned. The reason I bought BF3 was because of the ridiculously high bodycounts I'd rack up in the beta (Which was rush only, granted there were no vehicles) Take my word, My K/D would be better if I played rush only like I did when BF3 first came out. It would higher because I would continually stay alive and exploit players who are trying to plant or defend the MCOMMs. Gimme some disagrees LADIES !!!

Wow I totally agree with the guys below me. Funny How you guys used to bash Activision/I.W. and you all despise DICE.
I do also agree that in BF3 the teams are often unbalanced, For example Colonels Vs Players in their 20s. Shit annoys me.

I'm usually that one colonel leading an entire team of Noob sergeants against a whole armada of Warrant Officers, Lieutenants and Colonels

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scrambles2491d ago

Before people whine about the USAS + frags not being talked about. Frags have already been nerfed on PC so thats why its never talked about on any of his current patches.

Also atleast the scar is getting something. Its completely pointless compared to the other carbines atm. The shotties dont need the 50% buckshot strength reduction. Also sorta meh bout shotgun snipers returning would be better if they increased hip fire on all snipers by like 50%. Tho it is nice to see that theyre not doing just uniform sniper balancing across the board like they did on BC2. Stronger ranged ARs is nice to give them a foot up on the carbines. The smg nerf is not needed tho...

RememberThe3572491d ago

I'm really happy to hear about the USAS being nerfed. the USAS misses me off as is and with the frag rounds I just start getting fired up. They take no skill to use.
It seems like the weapons are going to change quite a bit so I'm interested to see how this all plays out.

SnakeCQC2491d ago

i wish they'd improve how pad feels for the pc version the console version play much smoother with a control pad

Criminal2491d ago

Just a question, why do you prefer playing with a control pad on PC?

Persistantthug2491d ago

when it comes to controller-type preference, there is no such thing as a '1 size fits all'.

Criminal2491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

@Persistantthug Thanks for explaining. In the last few years, I've been playing all of my FPS games on the 360 and PS3 ,but I come from a PC background, where I spent about 10 years playing CS, and I miss the precision that mouse and keyboard controls bring to the table.

SnakeCQC2491d ago

i do and for most games it new games it actually works really well but for battlefield 3 movement and aim feels clunky

OcelotRigz2491d ago (Edited 2491d ago )

Nice to get more info, DICE seems to be feeding us bigger crumbs the last few days.
Delighted to see that both aircraft will be destroyed in a collision, had a few occasions lately where i would hit a jet and i would die, whereas he'd fly off fine.

Man this patch is taking forever!

R1CAN6172491d ago

What about a fix for squads spliting up...

Skate-AK2491d ago

What system do you play on? I play on PS3 and my brother and I never get split up as long as we choose a game with like 18/24 players.

Apocwhen2490d ago

My squad gets split all the time on PS3.
half will be on one side of the team (not even in the same squad) and the other half on the other team.

That's just messed up.

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