Battlefield 3 due out Nov. 2, says EA Download Manager - Report

DICE's latest series entry gets a release date according to publisher's delivery platform; no official word yet.

DICE's Battlefield 3--the first core entry in the series since 2005--was announced in February with a vague "fall 2011" release window. Now, according to Electronic Arts' online store, gamers eager for some more shooter action have a definite date to circle on their calendars.

Is Battlefield 3 reporting for duty on November 2?

According to a screenshot captured by Computer and Videogames of the French version of EA's Download Manager, Battlefield 3 will see release on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

North American games are often released on Tuesdays and later in the week in other regions, which casts some doubt on the purported date. As of press time, Electronic Arts has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification.

As for the game, Battlefield 3 will sport both a single-player campaign and an online component, which can be played with up to 64 players (for the PC version only). Further, Battlefield 3 will support co-op play for its campaign and will let gamers pilot jets and go prone.

When Battlefield 3 launches this fall, gamers will be able to pick up a $60 Limited Edition, which includes the Back to Karkand map pack. For the latest on the game, check out the newest Fault Line trailer (embedded below), as well as GameSpot's latest coverage of Battlefield 3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Ze_Muffin_Man
Ze_Muffin_Man

@Saperon Umm if you actually played BC2 you wouldnt be complaining, BC2 featured the VSS an automatic sniper. cant wait for bf3, although im gonna miss having an excuse to play good ol' bf2

warmerdays
warmerdays

When this comes out, I just might build a new PC so that I can play this game at its highest graphics level. ...and with Uncharted 3 coming out at the same time, I'll have to save more money for these now...

Ntalikeris666
Ntalikeris666

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Melas300
Melas300

@DarkAngeles Oh, my whole comment wasn't intended for you, just until where the smiley is. Do not misunderstand me;)

DarkAngeles
DarkAngeles

@Melas300 Where did I say I resent CoD? I knew what you were trying to get across, and I just said the reason why they chose a November release date. If it's anyone that's playing a childish competition, it's EA and Activision Blizzard.

106473
106473

@drumma1 Depending on what console or what Spec's your PC has will decide how the game looks.

chingchingbrown
chingchingbrown

God damn now i have to save up for Battlefield 3, Skyrim, The Last Guardian, and The Ico Collection!!!!

drumma1
drumma1

I've heard rumors that the graphics are only that good on PC, and the console graphics are little dumbed down. Is that true? I hope it's not, but i want to know that way i can decide what system i want to buy it for.

wis3boi
wis3boi

this is the product we need. /salute DICE

pidow
pidow

Maybe I don't want the LE edition...I want the game.

LordXerud
LordXerud

Anyone know what's happening with the beta? Or am I so slow and blind I've missed it....or was I conned into buying MOH?

TheoAlmighty
TheoAlmighty

i hate when companies try to sell their limited edition games by including content that should have already been in the disk in the first place!

Leefx
Leefx

Why do people follow CoD so blindly?? It amazes me when it looks so clearly dated, it looks like it was released in 2006 not 2010 (Blk ops) people would be slating any other game that dared to release graphics of that standard in 2011, BF3 is gonna wipe the floor with it lets just hope MW3 can step up to the plate where black ops failed with looks and especially the mp servers I dont think I'll hold my breath though eh?

Melas300
Melas300

@DarkAngeles I don't know if you got the actual point of my comment. I wrote that to complain that it comes out when Uncharted does, so I won't have time to play both:( Btw guys stop comparing games and in general show a negative view of everything. Game is just for fun, trying to prove that your favorite game is better is totally meaningless. If you like CoD, go and play it, but don't go to "places" of other games to snob it; that's childish...

zeifel
zeifel

Battlefield lives up to its name. I played Modern Warfare but I see no war, just street combats.

ThiefX
ThiefX

I see they've reintroduced prone position. Nice.

James9002uk
James9002uk

Getting this over CoD - because all they do is the same thing year after year, bored of Black Ops, Crysis 2 is so much better!

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@psychopath08 yeah i hear the new rig for skyrim too..GOTY that or DeusEx.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

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CTR360
CTR360

so many games this november UC3 BF3 skyrim probably MW3 ME3 dark souls

ShroomyGrl
ShroomyGrl

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DarkAngeles
DarkAngeles

@Melas300 Actually, I think the likely reason they chose to release it on this date is because the next Call of Duty will likely release somewhere between 10 - 15 November.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I hope the videos aren't smoke and mirrors, because they say gameplay, and from the looks of that gameplay footage it is probably the best looking on consoles to date! In my opinion anyways, and I do wear glasses!lol

Melas300
Melas300

Why does it come out when Uncharted 3 is released too? Which one to buy now? *It is going to have a co-op campaign??

Pete5506
Pete5506

November is going to be a pretty busy month for gaming, so many great games to look forward to

acer_062
acer_062

Looking forward to co-op play in campaign and as for prone ... about time.

Packgator
Packgator

Uncharted 3, Skyrim, and BF3 in the same month.... I need more cash! Anyone need their lawn mowed during the summer? ;)

HaRdNiPs
HaRdNiPs

bfbc players please don't write anything about bf3 you don't even know how big and crazy bf1 or 2 was and i'm pretty sure people are just saying it will be better than cod when they just started with bc or bc2. first of all bf has always been better than any cod title freakin over ten years in the making. but anyway november 2nd i hope this isn't true, i'm a pc/ps3 gamer so my money is towards ps3 exclusives and witcher 2 for pc. i'm going to be pissed if it does come out november 2nd, u3 is right there. ea and dice are gambling with bf3 release date personally it should be release 2nd week of december where everyone has time to save money especially for a gift.

blaze_adeel
blaze_adeel

I got a feeliing there will be no cod this year maybe activision learnt something from guitar hero but i know i am 99% wrong

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Battlefield destroys CoD, played bad company 2 for the first time in a yr last month and i hav to say u get about 300% moar multiplayer quality with destructible environments, better visuals & more temawork-oriented situations. i also noticed less whiney kids b*tching and moaning in my ear

psychopath08
psychopath08

Elder Scrolls V Skryim...a game thats also out in the same month. Im buying myself a whole new rig just to play BF3 and Skyrim. Happy times in November, especially if your a PC gamer.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

That means Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3 and now BF3 in the same month. Pretty epic month for video games.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

Sorry for my post.. I am tired and lazy.. that was a scattered post.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

It wont destroy MW3 in sales because.. MW3 is main stream... You hear celebrities talking about it. I mean mw2. We should say Black Ops because I think that out sold MW2. BC2 has amazing MP.. I know BF3 will have amazing MP but I am hoping they give us a better SP this time. I am one of those SP guys.. Spec Ops for MW2 is just fantastic.. I played 80+ hours of MP in BC2.. and I usually dont play MP that much.. so if that says anything.

mosamania
mosamania

noooo not november too..... Skyrim...Uncharted...and now this...just in a span of 10 days period.....Have mercy on meeeeeee

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

Can't wait for the next true Battlefield iteration!

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

You guys always surprise me. You say you want Battlefield 3 to kill Modern Warfare 3. You said you want it to be better than Modern Warfare 3, and a load of other stuff. Let me tell you the story: Battlefield 3 will be a realistic shooter, with tons of fun from destructible environments and vehicular combat without sacrificing any gameplay features at all. Levelling up will not be easy, but it will be rewarding, and each class will feel like it's needed in each match. Modern Warfare 3 will be a game you'll know how to play from the get-go. The same old customizable classes will be there, making it the perfect example of an arcade game in the disguise of a "deeply customizable game". Conclusion: the only similarity between those 2 is that they are video games, of the FPS genre, that feature guns. Other than that, it's like comparing God of War to Clash of the Titans.

3D3
3D3

Uncharted 3 then Battlefield 3 in two consecutive days?!! WTF!!!

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

So many great games in November... And I hope that my computer can run this...

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

i would be pretty upset with this date but hey take a look at what we got comin through out this year guys HELLLL YEAHHHHH!!!!!

JasPlun
JasPlun

I could care less which game series is better COD or Battlefield.I personally like the Battlefield series the best so I will be in line to buy:)

Saperon
Saperon

There is only 1 thing I like to see in this game that I haven't seen in the last BF series.. Different sniper rifles instead of the same in every game, and put in some automatic sniper rifles instead of single shot rifles....

sochio
sochio

coooll ill buyt th e bad thing is taht i live in ecuador so the game came here in dicember :-( too

HellsKing
HellsKing

Haven't seen a bad BF game yet. This one is said to make the rest look like prototypes. Can't wait...

idk95
idk95

Please dont start the battlefield 3 vs Mw3 again. mw2 and bad company 2 were both great so im expecting the same from these 2.

thebiggunner
thebiggunner

I will be heartbroken to the point of suicide if this turns out to be a big disappointment...lol jks but seriously, this better DESTROY MW3 in sales...but then again there are a lot of kids...

dortega120
dortega120

I always loved the gameplay of Battlefield games. It just feels like the perfect shooter. I am really stoked for this game and will be happy in selling my MW2 and WaW to contribute in buying this game.

tunaface
tunaface

So many awesome games all at the end of the year. I'm really gonna have to give it to my wife so I can buy things. By give it to her, I mean not to ask for sex for a year. :)