Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3: Player differences

If you have been playing Battlefield 3 regularly and are loving every minute of it, we have a very amusing article for you to check out, one which pokes fun of Call of Duty players, which many of whom are obviously just playing Battlefield 3 for the sake of it until Modern Warfare 3 releases next week.

The article in question comes courtesy of OXM and it lists various ways in which you can tell that you are playing with a Call of Duty player online on Battlefield 3. There are some pretty fun suggestions, and if you are a Call of Duty fanatic and don’t mind admitting it, you’ll probably agree with part of the list mentioned in the article.

One of the easiest ways to spot a Call of Duty player, is if you see a player trying to knife from the front. As most of you know, knifing is pretty much impossible to achieve from the front, unlike Call of Duty for example where you can knife from any given angle, and also seemingly from any distance too. Knifing has an element of skill to it in BF3 and you’ll find yourself dead quickly if you just run at somebody with a knife.

Another hilarious reason that COD players will probably agree with is ‘trying to use a shotgun like a rifle’. We agree with this 100% as well, as there seems to be a rather large amount of players that use the 870MCS shotgun in game, and try to fire off shots from anywhere. Having said that, we don’t blame them, as that shotgun is ridiculously good, the same goes for the SKS sniper rifle as well which many of you are not happy about.

Some of the other reasons include a lack of teamwork from some players, like snipers not helping to spot people, and tank drivers just grabbing the first tank from spawn and driving off without waiting for a partner – are these also ways to identify a Call of Duty player, or is this slightly harsh you feel?

While we all bask in the amusement of poor Call of Duty players, we sure that COD fans have something to say about Battlefield 3 players in exchange. Let’s take poor players from Black Ops for example since MW3 is not out yet. What characteristers do Battlefield 3 players have in a Call of Duty game that makes them stand out from the pros?

UPDATE: Just for fun – Is the chap in the video below a Call of Duty player?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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