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DICE have released a humongous list of fixes they’re planning to make in an upcoming patch on Battlelog. It consists of dozens and dozens and dozens of tweaks. A reduce in recoil here, increased bullet spray there, the individual changes seem minor, but the sheer number of should make this Battlefield 3′s most important update yet.

Almost every weapon in the game has altered which should have a significant impact on the way Battlefield 3′s fire fights feel. The changes don’t just stop at weapons. Vehicles have been altered, bipods have been significantly buffed and Battlefield 3′s most popular weapon attachments have received attention. If you’re a big Battlefield 3 fan, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this list.

Oh, and “tanks can no longer drive into the water and cross the Wake Island lagoon completely submerged,” That’s just one of many bug fixes that you’ll also find included in the patch notes below.

The weapon changes are especially interesting. It looks as though the changes are aimed at establishing a stronger sense of what each weapon does better than any other, creating a more defined role for them on the battlefield, or just pruning them for general balance reasons. Just look at their patch notes for the MK3A1 shotgun. DICE say they’ve increased the mag capacity by four and reduced the density of its scattershot, giving it a lower rate of fire with more ammo in order to give it “an edge vs the USAS.” The devs explain the precise reasoning behind most of the changes, which is a nice touch.

DICE point out that “this is still not a full update list and there will be more information on this as we go forward.” There’s no ETA on the patch just yet because the team say that they’re “sstill working on improving online gameplay for all of our dear community members.” Here are the patch notes in full, starting with those weapon changes.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/23/dice-rebuilding-battlefield-3-with-massive-upcoming-patch/#comments
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How about they just release BF2 again with super high res textures and some more maps. That would suit me better.
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I've never seen a tank drive through the water. lol

I seen the LAV or w/e they are.

I hope this does something to make the game more fun. Right now, I'm kind of bored it, and would love something to help get me back into it.

Also the lack of support from DICE/EA has been very saddening.
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still so many things wrong, and a lot of the stuff didn't need fixing to begin with...I think I'm over BF3 frown.gif

such as this...
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The IGLA and Stinger now lock on much more quickly and disable an attack aircraft in 1 hit, but have significantly reduced range. This should allow Stingers to mount an effective close range point defense, without dominating an entire airspace

are you kidding me?? Jets were already virtually impossible (for me at least) to lock on because they have such a massive range to begin with! I like the fact they they can only take on hit before being disabled (as is how it should be) but now you're telling me I have to be even closer to them to lock on? Well, I guess you can forget about taking down just about anything out of the sky, even choppers are going to be more difficult to hit now. You're going to have to have multiple squads concentrating on just taking down aircraft really, because a lot of pilots are ridiculously good. I'm not the best player ever, but you shouldn't have to be pro-level to take down a jet with a weapon system designed specifically for taking down said vehicle. And the flare reloads are now 11 seconds?? Good job DICE, way to make fast movers absolutely untouchable mad.gif
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  • Dedicated servers for the community.
  • Community map tools.
  • No Origin.

Is that a part of it?
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Definitely going to start playing Battlefield 3 once they get all these kinks worked out.
     
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  • Dedicated servers for the community.
  • Community map tools.
  • No Origin.
Is that a part of it?

add server side hitreg to that.
    
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Jeez I was unaware of all the fuss about this game. I play BF3 with some friends a few times a week and it's fun as heck!
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well as long as it will make it where i can just play the game i will be happy... stupid thing crashes all the time and i have a hard time just finding a server with that battlelog crap. i gave up on the game a week after it was out and have moved back to BFBC2.
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How about they just release BF2 again with super high res textures and some more maps. That would suit me better.

This is what I wanted BF3 to be.

It didn't happen, so I didn't buy it.
   
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