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I don't understand how they were able to substantially test 128 and 256 since the game was designed for 64 players so trying to test out 2 and 4 times the amount of players on the same game is clearly going to probably not be nearly as fun. The map design and size would be totally different for 128 and 256 players respectively and totally different from the ones currently designed for 64.
They may have used Oman, Karkand, or Wake. All three are in BF3 and may possibly handle 128 players.
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Does anyone know if they are actually gonna let us host our own servers or are we gonna be restricted to servers hosted by partners?
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DO IT.

Infantry only servers with 128 vs 128 would be pure awesome.
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I cannot wait for this game!
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I doubt they have code that allows a 256 player mode... It is likely just a player cap, unless they have to code special resources to handle the extra players. I don't think it is a technical limitation, the game was not designed or balanced for that many players. I'm sure a 256 person match would be not fun at all.
I fullheartedly agree. If you had to make a map big enough for that many players itd be huge, and at that point you could just have a smaller scale map... with 64 players
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This is just developer waffle. At the graphics and technicality of the game I dont think it can go above 128.
Anything can "take up to 256 players", but whether it works or runs any good is a different story.

That is like saying "a nvidia 7600gt can run BF3", yeah it can.......at 5FPS
Actually it can't run BF3 at all, because BF3 requires DX10 or higher
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And I thought 32 players on de_dust2 was insane, this just sounds like charlie sheen crazy.
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And I thought 32 players on de_dust2 was insane, this just sounds like charlie sheen crazy.
I Lol'd
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Fall 2011 eh? I might buy this over COD...
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A game like mount and blade warband finally starts becoming fun at ~60 players and it just gets better with more players. Shooters on the other hand descent into utter chaos unless the maps are designed with 100+ players in mind.
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