Post-Beta Battlefield 3 Changes and a sick-ass Launch Trailer

As you can see from the cinematic launch trailer for Battlefield 3 at the top of this post, the game’s release is upon us, and Electronic Arts and DICE are keeping fans’ excitement as stoked as possible. Yesterday, DICE revealed details on the PlayStation Blog about the changes and alterations they made to Battlefield 3 based on user feedback from the last few weeks’ open beta.

Here’s the list of four main changes DICE has put in place for the game’s launch on Tuesday:

  • Improved Squad Functionality – There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (if team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad, and changing squads once in game.
  • More Accessible Settings Menu – The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game.
  • Improved Kill Cam – In the Open Beta, the Kill Cam would sometimes behave erratically. This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game.
  • Netcode Optimization – The netcode is one of the many things that we tested as part of the Open Beta and it was not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates, and has heard, the feedback you’ve provided and is further optimizing online play.

And that’s your Battlefield 3 update for the day.


I can’t wait until the game releases. But not because I want to play it, but because I kind of don’t want to write about it anymore. Yeah, you heard (read) me.

  1. cannot w8 I am so excited i just can’t hide it

  2. I’m very much looking forward to the improved squad system. Even though it was a beta, the system was quite frustrating when attempting to get all your buds into a group.

    From what I’ve read, it looks nothing but promising. As a student of computer science, I’ve also come to appreciate the optimized netcode. The fact that EA servers can handle all that data simultaneously with relatively no lag is stellar.

  3. Didn’t see any sign of making the Battlelog a side option.
    You didn’t seem to give BF3 much of a chance Mr.Rubin,but then again you were never into shooters nor do you have time to learn how it’s supposed to be played,it’s understandable.
    Also why are you always the only one writing about it?There are obviously more writers on this blog.

  4. Why wouldn’t you want to write about Battlefield 3?! Better than writing about something like Viva Pinata.

    • I <3 VIVA PINATA, THAT'S THE BEST FUCKING GAME EVA! It's ok I'm joking, but still, that game is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more epic than BF3 or MW3. Ta dooms

  5. “I can’t wait until the game releases. But not because I want to play it, but because I kind of don’t want to write about it anymore. ”

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha! :-D

    Almost there…

  6. It’s all in good fun, y’all. Fun fun fun.

  7. The trailer was kind of underwhelming. They’ve showed a lot more exciting footage than that. That seemed more like a story trailer than a launch trailer to get people hyped.

  8. Mmm.. sweet, sweet bug fixes.

  9. That theme always gives me chills, glad to see it’s back.

  10. I gotta admit, I already have MW3 preordered, and the beta for BF3 nearly steered me away from buying this game, but that trailer and Amazon’s $20 future credit (if you preorder BF3 before the game comes out), I just had to bite. This trailer looks fricken amazing.

    I’m just afraid i’m not gonna have enough time to play both games

    And I know this is about 2 weeks old, but THANK YOU Machinima for finally getting the comment system back on the blog, I’ve been trying to comment for so long but it never worked, maybe I should’ve sent a bug report?

    Time to go play some BFBC2

  11. Pre-loaded and ready to launch!

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