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llcam
llcam

did i really just watch that

Alucard9114
Alucard9114

Unlike call of duty Battlefield 3 reinvents itself each installment so it has not had the last 5 years to work out all the bugs!!!!!!!

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

Poor Manc42. He suffered so we can have this video.

YoungSinatra25
YoungSinatra25

Shotguns weren't nerfed. In actuality they've made them better. Pre patch the spread was ridiculous. They watered down the auto's for sure though.

SKaREO
SKaREO

When does Forumfield 3 get its next patch?

ZombieReaper33
ZombieReaper33

Great video and thank you for the tips,but the Aircraft problem is still too freakin annoying!! Taking focus off of the objectives and just having to deal with aircraft all the time is worth going back to BF Bad Company 2. Yes it is still there guys and fun as ever!!

jackr
jackr

yeah thanks guys..another method for padders to screw everybody else. as somebody on the wrong end of the soflam all the time I hate this. even in this video they are base raping..Are these gamespot employees and is this how they play the game. i dunno..maybe this is the wrong site to hang out..i know the soflam is supposedly legit but it is being used autonomously all the time to target enemy vehicles on base...you want to use it..stay with it..and dont put where it cant be taken out..the soflam is a portable targeting system for infantry to spot heavy armor. it is not supposed to be operated autonomously..it needs nerfing..if you cant play without cheating..dont bother..this goes for the guys who made this video and the editors at game spot..FYI..im most frequently an engineer or assault..i never play recon because i hate campers.. im a good helicopter pilot though its hard to get one...the tactics they use are legit..but base raping is not..use the hardware but use it properly...dont spot the base.enuff said

jackr
jackr

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EG-Mist
EG-Mist

awsome video need to bring out some more bf3 tip and tricks videos. awsome stuff

anvilone
anvilone moderator

Thanks for watching everybody! Comment or pm me for requests on the next video! @wuushew You can look us up on bf3stats.com, which is more comprehensive than battlelog. There's a link to our battlelog pages there too.

aj_marquez
aj_marquez

@nyran125 How is BF3 immature? Also, letting Javs and GMs target air vehicles was a very stupid mistake on DICE's part.

nyran125
nyran125

i wish i found Battlefield fun enough to care about things like this. No single player practise modes for jets and helicopters etc..its ludicrous.. Waiting for ARMA 3. For those that want a more mature realistic experience.

Taffelost
Taffelost

What a good little video that was. No bull, no hysterics, no loud noises and no flash. Just entertaining because it was interesting.

Gun_Chimp
Gun_Chimp

Thanks guys! Finally we have a way to tackle chopper crews! Stingers just don´t work anymore, at least now we have some alternatives!!

Alex_09
Alex_09

Nerfing the shotguns was worth it to get rid of USAS spamming.I love pump action shotguns in games, and the one in BF3 is no exception, but the USAS was way too overpowered especially compared to the other shotguns.

Twikee86
Twikee86

Me and my bud usually team up in a tank if the air vehicles are giving us hell. I'm usually support and man the third seat in the tank while he's an engineer with a javelin. We then switch between the guided tank missile and the javelin depending on targets. Works pretty well, but actually being one of those air vehicles is most effective by far.

ZombieReaper33
ZombieReaper33

I gave up playing due to air hogs and no one else wanting to do anything about them but me. Did not realize javelin was so powerful on air vehicles. No problem takin them down using other means, but the entire game becomes so involved with dealing with these flies it is just plain annoying. Need more ground vehicle vs ground vehicle maps.

AceBalls
AceBalls

This game is so damn good it's insane.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

When i play it seems like no one ever uses the soflam

wuushew
wuushew

How come can't find these guys on Battlelog? Anyone who puts out a tips video should have the balls to display their stats. Also there are very very few effective AA strategies. Jets are total rape machines at the moment.

killlo
killlo

Thx for the tips Gamespot now all I need is a tank body to help me lock down those helicopters and jets. yep nothing beats taking down jets and choppers with a shell right up there rear end

jayd02
jayd02

so I'm guessing that you need a soflam in order to have the javelin to shoot down aircraft with the javelin

iamcj007
iamcj007

Hey Its a High Ticket Match Dont Judge... LOL

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Very good and useful video. Thanks for the tips.

JohnF111
JohnF111

I find it stupid that jets can ram and survive, get rid of that goddamn mechanism. I shot a helicopter with a tank and it didn't instantly explode killing everyone, show me how that's even remotely realistic. I'm glad they brougth out this update but ramming still needs to be removed, it's cheap and tacky.

husam_vc
husam_vc

Yeah stinger in BF3 is useless, thanks for tips.

SchumiF1
SchumiF1

Aww man the rammer missing and hitting that building was hilarious :lol: But I agree with a lot of the comments here, the patch really did too much (i.e. completely changing 90% of the guns) and in some respects it feels like a totally different game.

txFrank81
txFrank81

My hope would be that EA/Dice fix their mistakes. If the virtual firearm reflects the actual firearm, great! There is no need to change them. If the ballistics are good, don't change it. Keep the realism for firearms, vehicles and etc. I haven't bothered with the latest update. In fact, I haven't played Battlefield 3 online for two months or so. Aside my dislike for people taking several shots (center mass) at close range with a .50 caliber machine gun, I did get tired of people using aim assist religiously. Which is also why I don't bother playing Call of Duty's online multiplayer all that much.

Taoninja
Taoninja

The latest patch has ruined the game... Keep in mind I still walk out of matches with high KDRs' and good stats; however, the gameplay just feels clumpy and wild. The guns are terrible, and the spray feature they added is unrealistic at close range. At point blank range spray would not be an issue. At distance i 100% agree. But point blank?

Maxor127
Maxor127

These strategies have been around the whole game. The only difference now is that stingers suck even more than they used to, aircraft are more powerful, and armor is weaker. It's stupid that aircraft can take more damage before being disabled than a tank.

jrto93
jrto93

How about making the game work on the first day, the Sniper Rifles(worthless) also especially on Hard Core Mode, and give what the consumer wants not what designers want implement their own ideas.

vadagar1
vadagar1

BF3 is the most fun I had in a FPS in a very very long time nice tips btw, and sorry MW and CoD just suck when compared to this extremely entertaining game, destroying a chopper with a rocket just does not seem to get old. AND btw if the air aces don't get flares, stinger turns to a very deadly weapon, cause unlike javelin it can lock on even if they got stealth and ECM

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

Snipers NEED GRAPPLING HOOKS. and bring back the power & speed of the usas-12 with frag rounds and frag rounds in general. Yes for the new maps coming BAN frag rounds. Thats how you sort that out, simple.......people crying about the power of frags and speed of the usas, if your dying Your Not Playing Well...Play Better lol

S001_PRIMAL
S001_PRIMAL

Personally as a leathal secondary gunner in attack choppers, what i do is place a soflam on the ground such as a hilltop or building then get picked up by ur teammate in the pilot. helps both u and ur pilot especially of the secondary gunner has guided missles and the pilot has heatseekers

shenron43
shenron43

Seems like some pretty solid strategies.

sammoth
sammoth

Little note Ramming is frowned upon. Some servers on PC will kick you for ramming. Only reason ramming is frowned upon is the dmg the jets don't take from the impact.

_distemper
_distemper

The strategies presented here are all very solid and completely dependable... if you have reliable teammates. The problem with aircraft in BF3 is that they are very, very hard to take down singlehandedly. Of course, you might suggest that this is the point - that one soldier cannot take down an attack chopper realistically anyhow. I agee. However, BF3 is not real life, where troops are trained on how to react and work together in a situation where a jet or attack chopper is bearing down on them. What BF3 needs is Bad Company 2's AT4 - to give skilled individuals on the ground the ability to counter skilled people in the air, which, right now, they cannot do unless they have certain unlocks and skilled team/squadmates. I'm all for team play and teamwork, but sometimes, your friends just aren't online and typing things into team/squad chat takes too long.

lonewolf604
lonewolf604

Gamespot, can you please do a "how to stay in the air" video?

FroMcJoe
FroMcJoe

Well Jets can't get shot down from the ground any more so if you get air radar.....well, you WIN! That any why do scout helicopter flares seem to not work?

eBunny7
eBunny7

Have they ever heard of trolling? :p

GFreeman85
GFreeman85

 @Alucard9114 It has been forced to reinvent itself because it has yet to find a winning formula that can sustain over the long term.

N8terz
N8terz

 @Wallyh08 I concur!! It's not that I think Cod sucks.. it's just the maps are tiny compared to BF maps. Which in turn equals more replay value for BF. Different scenarios each time you play it.