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5 gameplay tweaks which would improve BF3 beta gameplay

We now have hours of Battlfield 3 beta experience behind us, therefore we thought give you our two cents on some ways which we think gameplay could be improved – obviously everyone’s opinion on this matter will differ, so read through this article and then leave us a comment stating what you think needs to change before the game’s proper release.

In this brief article we won’t speak about any of the beta’s many bugs, but instead concentrate on minor things which in our opinion would improve the multiplayer experience and perhaps level out weapon balance.

Let’s start with sniper glare, now when we first heard that this would come to BF3 we were delighted and looking forward to how it would affect campers – well we do like the way it gives away an enemy’s position, but the glare seems a bit overkill and gives more advantage to people who use scopes on assault rifles – do you agree?

Whilst talking about snipers we must also re-mention something we raised in this post, it is quite rare that you get a one shot kill with a sniper rifle. Obviously head shots instantly kill your foe, however upper torso shots don’t – which in our opinion is pretty unrealistic.

One of my biggest gripes with the BF3 beta is knifing, now I don’t know if the beta is just very buggy but BF3 goes a bit crazy when you try to knife an opponent, not to mention the knife animation is below par. Here’s what one person over at Reddit had to say about knifing “I’ve had my knife out and despite clicking several times my character does nothing. I stand there helpless as the guy in front of me spins around and shoots me” – do you think this aspect of the game needs an overhaul?

In BF3 you can add laser lights and flash lights to your guns, these assist your aim and cause a massive distraction to the enemy – which can be very effective, but we sometimes think the laser sights etc are a little too good, also flashlights should not blind the enemy in daylight. We would like to see the effectiveness of these lights toned down a little, especially in bright areas – we are sure some of you won’t be happy with this!

Finally one minor thing which we think needs some subtle adjustment is how fast people can run when you choose “Sprint” as your specialization – we don’t think it is ridiculously quick, but perhaps edging on unrealistic – again we know that some of you will disagree with this, so we are open to your opinions – leave them in the comments section below.

Do you agree with anything which we have said?

If you check out Reddit you can see lots more opinions on BF3 beta gameplay.

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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AadvarK
AadvarK

The fact talk you about realism in Battlefield is a bit stupid don’t you think? and if a 7.62x54mm SV-98 should one hit kill in the torso for realism purposes then the the PKP should deal about the same damage; just like the SCAR-H should hit just as hard as the Mk-11 but this is a game and realism in games does simply not work. Anyway, realism in Battlefield? what kind of drugs are you on man, when a simple zap of electricity to any part of my body can reattach my head is when Battlefield becomes realistic. [/rant]

Mccroft
Mccroft

Interesting is that people think that this is close to att final product! One of the developers said in att Swedish newspaper that the code in the Beta is really old and that the actual game has newer code.

I think the BETA is mainly for server-testing (stresstest) and that bugs are fixed. Its hard to imagine that they should fix the bugs in 3 weeks with so much at stake!

I thought the sound in BFBC2 was awesome, BF3 is even better. This said from an old BF2 player.

Mackenzietroy
Mackenzietroy

On Call of duty you actually feel like your shooting a gun, it feels powerful and you actually feel that your enemyis takin bullets. I like both games but prefer call of duty because I feel battlefields shooting of guns, the way enemy’s respond to being hit and the animations when an enemy dies is so lame and unrealistic not to mention how many bullets they take. If battlefield could actually manage to make the shooting side more realistic then I and everyone would find it better than it is already is… For me call of duty will always better… Read more »

Marvin Staines
Marvin Staines

I’m just glad they are taking their time by introducing a beta version to be tested.  This game will be good but unfortunately MW3 will be better simply because we (generally speaking) are addicted to the gameplay.  Even though its cartoony we’ve dedicated thousands of hours of playing time on the various iterations of COD (COD 2 through Black OPS).  Its what were used to.  As soon as something comes out that is supposed to rival COD we play it and no matter how original it is muscle memory and being outright conditioned for COD causes us to reject it.  I want to like… Read more »

Chevyc11two
Chevyc11two

i dont mind some of the problems stated, i dont mind the gameplay the gun balancing is off here and there which can get annoying but i think the raNge and accuracy of certian guns needs adjusted and also the semi auto snipers should sure as hell not kill in the same amount of bullets as the bolt action, im only lvl 24 and have only used the sv but if i face someone who knows where im at sv vs semi auto im almost 100% dead because they get 2 shots off before me, it should be like 3… Read more »

Mikey9812
Mikey9812

Spotting is a fail. Everytime I go to spot someone in BFBC2, I press select a ton of times yo make sure I get the go spotted. In BF3, I press it more than three times and it locks me out. I hate that, and their spots only last for a few seconds. Still preordered for PS3 but this issue is just killing me.

Superiorityfinancial
Superiorityfinancial

Please advise!!! I’m getting gun downed by people I shoot in the back, or who I get 3> hit markers first?  Shoot any gun from BF3, then go shoot one from BFBC2.  The difference is killing me, literally! I feel safer running around with my knife out, so that I won’t be tempted to shot at anyone, give away my position, and then get shot by hostiles.  I hope to fair better in Hardcore mode BF3, because if I don’t, this will be another game I buy, like, but don’t play, similar to Home Front, Crisis 2, etc. I want to adapt, so maybe I need to just… Read more »

Fuku
Fuku

i don’t feel involved with my team at all and the sound effects of the guns are lame at best, i can barely hear em. I’m not feeling any action when i play it’s like sex with fifteen condoms on ,just going thru the motions ..

its a sad day ,,i was gonna buy this game.  i hope this beta gets a complete overhaul in 3 weeks ..ha ha lol

Fuku
Fuku

graphics looks great on pcbut  the sound needs allot of help .

games a bit boring or unexciting ,lackluster sounds really dull the experience not mention no kill cam and funky controls I’m really tired of mashing my left stick down constantly to run,  a toggle option would be a lifesaver.also melee really sucks both controls and gameplay.

Basicly i wanted this to be the end of days for MW2 but it’s not really better just different  less fun so far.

Chris
Chris

People have been complaining about graphics, gameplay, controls, unrealism and so on and so on. But one thing that you guys are forgetting is lack of teamwork. Tell me how many times have you ran out of ammo and no one gives you ammo pack? or health pack when you need health? revives? Spotting? I feel like BF3 have been influenced by CoD in many ways. Want proof? The K,D ratio on the leaderboard.

Xxxxtcr
Xxxxtcr

guys, this is still beta, bc2 had these kind of issues, they are small issues, and they will be worked out, just be glad you get to play the game before it comes out, and the point of beta is to report these issues so it can be fixed. the more problems you have, the better imo.

randy:)cartman
randy:)cartman

I know this is a beta but a beta is a near finished product and this game launches in less than a month. That being said this game is terrible on 360. I have been waiting for this game forever it was my Jesus my savior from call of duty but my hopes have been ruined. There is no way this game is going to be ready on October 25. Compared to games on 360 already the graphics are terrible and look washed out or out of focus. It looks like a pc game that was made 5 years ago… Read more »

Addmove
Addmove

Here is a way to make bf3 more satisfying….ADD F#@#$ MOVE SUPPORT so i can precisely aim in the game.

Juto Kuto

Reading here people saying that bf3 was unsatysfing and not as good as bc2 not even the graphics is making me smile, so the mighty bf3 is falling!!!!

Raziel11225
Raziel11225

Same here i was proned sniping and it looked like i could see thru the cement floor plus i hit an enemy close range with a sniper rifle 2 shots which to me seems very unrealistic flashlights need to tone down as well during daylight stages i did more damage shooting a handgun than with any other weapon in the game which seems to me everyone was doing when they reached the underground train station. Game seems great just hoping i dont see these things during the original game.

Chriz
Chriz

Overall i like the game after playing it for 2 hours non-stop. I like how its easier to kill people but now its easier to die. They resolved this by not having to wait for a certain time when you die which is good. One thing that worrys me though is the tactical light. It’s impossible to see when you get pointed by it, the laser is fine but the tactical light needs toning down.

rifleman90210
rifleman90210

I totally agree with this article, not only was the game buggy which I understand because its a beta not the final game, but the whole feel of the multiplayer was unsatisfying. This is coming from a hardcore fan of Bad Company 2  the third installment seems like a whole another game. The game play was not  even close to its previous game. The sound is weak, the guns do not feel realistic and lack punch, and the graphics look worse not better than bc2. EA will lose a lot of fans of the series from what I played and… Read more »

John Pound

I just hope that they can make all of the major changes before the game releases.  Especially the sniper one.  Why exactly does it shine so bright in the subway tunnel again?

Michael Oni
Michael Oni

I agree with the Changes 100% it will only make BF3 feel more realistic. And that is why i choose this game over MW3. Plus the problems seems to me to be clear problems that must be fix.

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