Battlefield 3 fact sheet outs multiplayer weapons, vehicles, modes, facts

We suspect there's a good many of you ready to dedicate a gross amount of your personal time to Battlefield 3's multiplayer component. Your significant others will be ignored; children will be unbathed; dogs will be unwalked. Try as you might, you're powerless to avoid it. This is a fait accompli.

But despite your destiny, you still don't know all that much about it! Like ... what kind of guns it has? KH2002? Got it! How about a M40A5? Oh, you know it's got that. If you were as worried as we were that your trusty MP412 wouldn't be making an appearance, well ... rest easy 'cause Battlefield 3 totally has that gun too!

But what about maps? B3's got nine, including Caspian Border and Operation Métro. Modes? How does Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch, Conquest, and the PC-only Conquest 64 sound? Toss in nearly two dozen vehicles, a bunch of soldier equipment and specializations, and you're beginning to appreciate just how much raw data is in this Battlefield 3 fact sheet. Head on past the break to rationalize your future dependency.

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Armed with the new Frostbite™ 2 game engine and more than a decade of multiplayer expertise, the award-winning team at DICE is set to deliver their biggest and most accessible First Person Shooter (FPS) ever this October with Battlefield 3.

Frostbite 2 advances the state of the art, and serves as the power center that allows Battlefield 3 to deliver superior performance in character animation, visual rendering, audio and physical destruction. Battlefield 3 is the only FPS in the marketplace using Frostbite 2, and the only shooter capable of making the gameplay experience feel alive with all the sights, sounds and action of real-world incursions.

The new engine allows for massive multiplayer maps that move seamlessly between tight infantry combat to the series' signature open, sandbox vehicle warfare. Each map features a variety of environments demanding players to constantly re-evaluate the best combat tactics to deploy in order to win.

Battlefield 3's multiplayer offering is set to dominate this fall with enhanced persistence, new modes including Team Deathmatch and co-op, accessible team play and powerful and free online social features found via the games unique social network, Battlelog.

Play Your Way In the Biggest Battlefield Ever! From city streets to open rural landscapes, Battlefield 3 offers unparalleled depth and gameplay variety. Classic 'Rush' and 'Conquest' modes are complemented by newly introduced 'Team Death Match' for an instant action fix.

Extensive Co-op Campaign: Unique maps and missions are available for players to tackle online with a friend, using co-op specific gameplay features. Co-op missions tie into the single player story.

Powerful Social Features in Battlelog: Players will never go into battle alone thanks to the powerful new community features of Battlelog. Players can build their platoon, communicate with other gamers, and compare their multiplayer prowess with friends and foes alike. Battlelog is free on all platforms.

Frostbite 2-Enabled Destruction: Frostbite 2 creates a whole new level of life-like destruction. Enhanced large and small scale destruction now has a tactical purpose. Chip away at cover, blow holes in walls, deform the terrain, and bring down entire building façades on enemies.

Ultimate Vehicle Warfare: The signature Battlefield vehicle warfare experience is even richer and more rewarding. Damaged vehicles can now retreat or be defended until they automatically regain armor, while disabled vehicles become static gun platforms to cover players doing repairs.

Accessible Team-Play: Battlefield 3 offers fine-tuned team-play possibilities and accessibility for newcomers. Team-play is key for players to reach dominance on the battlefield.

Personalized Dog Tags: Players can express their individuality with their own dog tag that gets displayed to defeated enemies. Players choose a design with a dynamically tracked in-game stat that expresses their personality and play-style.

The Physical Battlefield: Use the environment to your advantage. Deploy your machine gun bipods on any mountable surface for greater accuracy. Claim the dog tag of enemies via skillful knife takedowns. Lay down suppressive fire to limit the combat capabilities of enemies.

Enhanced Persistence: There is always a new rank or reward to unlock in Battlefield 3. The depth and vast range of unlockable weapons, vehicles, upgrades, and tools will keep Battlefield 3 players occupied for years to come.

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Street Date: October 25 in North America
Starting October 27th in Europe
Category: First Person Shooter
Players: 1-64 (PC)
1-24 (Console) Platforms: PlayStation® 3, PC and XboxTM 360

• Epic scale vehicle and infantry warfare
• Infantry only close quarters warfare
• Destructible environment
• Squad based team play
• Huge persistent soldier carrier
• Customizable soldiers and kits
• Customizable vehicles
• Fully customizable weapons
• Soldier specializations

• Supported shooting
• Suppressive fire
• Quick reloads
• Multiple firing modes
• Reviving team mates (with opt out option)
• Vehicles with regenerating health
• Infantry only game setting
• Hardcore game setting
• Assist scoring for successful teamplay

• Assault
• Recon
• Support
• Engineer

• Assault Rifles
• M16A4
• AK74M
• M416
• AN94
• KH2002
• AEK971
• F2000
• G3

• Carbines
• M4A1
• AKS74u
• G36C
• A-91
• SG553LB

• Machineguns
• M249
• RPK-74M
• M27 IAR
• Pecheneg
• M60
• M240
• Type88

• Sniper Rifles
• Mk11
• SV98
• M98B
• M40A5
• M82A3

• Battle Rifles
• M39

• Submachineguns
• P90
• MP7
• UMP-45
• P90TR
• PP2000

• Shotguns
• 870MCS
• M1014
• USAS-12
• DAO-12
• Saiga 20k

• Rocket and Grenade Launchers
• RPG-7
• Javelin
• FIM-92 Stinger
• SA-18 IGLA
• M136 AT4

• Pistols
• M9
• PYa MP443
• G17
• M1911
• T44
• MP412
• G18
• M93R

• Optics
• M145
• RDS Reflex
• Kobra
• Holographic
• PSO-1

• PK-A
• PKS-07
• 8x Rifle Scope
• 12x Ballistic

• Ergonomics
• Foregrip
• Bipod

• Performance
• Heavy barrel
• Suppressor
• Tactical light
• Laser sight
• Flash suppressor
• Straight pull bolt
• Underslung weaponry
• M320
• 40mm grenades
• Bucksot
• Smoke grenade
• M26 MASS
• 12 guage
• Flechettes
• Frag round
• Solid slugs

• Knife
• M67 hand grenades
• M18 smoke grenades
• Medkit
• Defibrillators
• M15 Anti-Tank mine
• Welding tool
• EOD Bot
• 60mm Mortar
• Ammunition box
• C4 explosives
• M18 Claymore mines
• UG sensors
• Radio Beacon
• MAV Micro UAV


• Sprint boost
• Squad Sprint boost
• Flak vest
• Squad Flak vests
• EOD EXPL vest
• Squad EOD EXPL vest
• Suppression reduction
• Squad Suppression reduction
• Marksman training
• Squad Marksman training
• Extra grenades
• Squad extra grenades
• Extra ammo
• Squad Extra ammo

• Fast transport
• Growler ITV
• VDV Buggy

• Armored transport
• G3937 Vodnik

• Infantry Fighting Vehicles
• LAV-25
• BMP-2M

• Mobile Anti-Air
• 9K22 Tunguska-M

• Main Battle Tanks
• M1 Abrams
• T-90

• Scout helicopters
• AH-6J Littlebird
• Z-11 W

• Transport helicopters
• UH-1Y Venom
• KA-60 Kasatka

• Attack helicopters
• AH-1Z Super Cobra
• MI-28 Havoc

• Fighter jets
• F/A-18E Super Hornet
• SU-35BM Flanker-E

• Attack jets
• A-10 Thunderbolt
• SU-39

• Naval transport

• Amphibious assault
• AAV-7A1

• Coaxial MG
• Coaxial HMG
• Canister shells
• Guided Shells
• Zoom optics
• Thermal optics
• IR Smoke
• Reactive armor
• Maintenance
• Belt speed
• Thermal Camo
• Auto Loader
• Proximity scan
• CITV station
• ATGM launcher
• APFSDS-T shells
• Guided rockets
• Air Radar
• Heatseekers
• Laser painter
• TV missile
• IR Flares
• Extinguisher
• ECM jammer
• Rocket guidance system
• Below radar
• Guided missile
• Beam scanning

• 9 total including:
• Caspian Border
• Operation Métro

• Conquest
• Conquest 64 (PC only)
• Rush
• Team Deathmatch
• Squad Deathmatch
• Squad Rush

THE RIBBONS AND MEDALS - There will be close to 100 ribbons and medals in BF3

More than 350 personalized dogtags including:
• Rush Ribbon
• Recon Service Star
• 40mm Master
• BF2 Veteran
• ...and so much more

This article was originally published on Joystiq.