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Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 series, with ATI RADEON 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card : DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive
Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
Processor: Quad-Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 or ATI RADEON 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive
Frostbite 2 engine:
BF3's new technology allows you to experience superior animation, unparalleled lighting and special effects, epic scale and incredible sound design.
Animation: The DICE team set out to animation to the next level. ANT technology (previously used in FIFA) now lets us create more believable behavior than ever before in shooters.
Scale: Simply put, in Battlefield 3 you will be able to engage in some of the largest maps ever created. If you like close quarter combat we have that too.
Destruction: Destruction is enhanced on both a macro and micro level. Chips fly off blocks of concrete used for cover, while whole facades and buildings collapse in screeching clouds of dust and debris.
Rendering: Frostbite 2 now enables deferred shading, dynamic global illumination and new streaming architecture. Sounds like tech talk? Play the game and experience the difference!
Audio: Building on acclaimed High Dynamic Range (HDR) audio from previous Battlefield games, Battlefield 3 builds on the best-in-class legacy with a brutally realistic soundscape.
BATTLEFIELD 3 DELIVERS AWE-INDUCING DYNAMIC AND UNSCRIPTED MOMENTS. OUR EPIC MULTIPLAYER MAPS ARE DESIGNED TO DELIVER A NEVER ENDING SUPPLY OF MOMENTS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS.
MULTIPLAYER MAPS WITH A STORY
BATTLEFIELD MAPS TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY WITH CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS, CONSTANTLY ASKING YOU TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR TACTICS AND LOADOUTS.
ENDLESS VARIETY ON VAST BATTLEFIELDS
FROM TEAM DEATHMATCH TO ALL- OUT VEHICLE WARFARE, ALL MAPS SUPPORT ALL GAME MODES AND ADAPT TO GIVE YOU THE BEST GAMING EXPERIENCE.
FROM 4V4 TO 64 PLAYER MULTIPLAYER*
BATTLEFIELD 3 HAS SOME OF THE BIGGEST MAPS TO DATE. FIGHT SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN ANY OF THE VASTLY DIFFERENT GAME MODES.
(*64 Player Multiplayer available on PC; 24 Player Multiplayer available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)
PLAY FOR THE GLORY OF YOUR PLATOON
GATHER UP TO 99 FRIENDS & CREATE YOUR OWN PLATOON. EVERY GAME YOU PLAY COUNTS TOWARD YOUR PLATOON'S COLLECTIVE STATS.
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition
Containing four of the best Battlefield maps ever created by Dice, the first expansion pack for Battlefield 3 will be a treat both for returning fans and newcomers.
Read on for more in-depth detail on Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand and how to get it at no extra charge.
Anyone who pre-orders Battlefield 3 will receive our first themed expansion pack at no extra charge. When Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus got the assignment to lead the expansion pack, his thoughts immediately went to the four most played and loved maps in the history of Battlefield: Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqui Peninsula. Combined, these four maps have been played for an incredible 25,000 man years!
To receive Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at no extra charge, all you need to do is pre-order Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 3 offers both singleplayer and co-operative campaigns and features multiplayer gameplay similar to the classic Battlefield 2.
Jets made their return as pilotable vehicles, prone also returned as an available stance, and the PC version is able to support 64 players simultaneously in a multiplayer match. However, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are able to support up to 24 players in a multiplayer match. Nothing is known yet about the Wii U release. As seen in the Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer, it is confirmed that the player can now drag fallen soldiers and heal them from cover. However, it has also been confirmed that this gameplay feature does not carry over into the multiplayer aspects of the game. This installment uses a completely new engine, named Frostbite 2, the successor to the Frostbite Engine used in the Bad Company series.
With the help of the Frostbite 2 engine, Battlefield 3 introduces Destruction 3.0. An improvement over Bad Company 2's Destruction 2.0, version 3.0 allows for a much larger range of destructible objects alongside buildings and more realistic destruction. For example, when the player fires the AT4 into the hotel in the Fault Line, Episode II: Good Effect on Target trailer, the façade of the building shatters and falls to the ground. In the earthquake-prone city of Sulaymaniyah, players experience tremors and earthquakes that further display the capabilities of Destruction 3.0.
Audio was another focus for the game. There are audio cues that, for example, will let the player know if a tank is moving towards or away from them, or if it is having trouble climbing a slope. The developers had recorded real life sounds of vehicles and weapons from a military training exercise with their goal being to create "cleaner and brighter audio." As stated by Thomas Danko, voice over producer at DICE: "No FPS ever had this large amount of VO variations for Multi Play, not even close. Over 300 for the "Man down" event alone."
Several sources confirmed that console versions of the game would get smaller multiplayer maps than the PC version, though there would be little to no change in the graphics of the different versions.
Lead weapon designer for Battlefield 3 Alan Kertz stated in an EA PWNED interview (see video section):
"We're going for a really authentic feel in Battlefield 3. So the big thing that we're looking at is what guns are actually being used by armies, and obviously we have the Marines in Battlefield, so first thing we did is go in and look for the Marine weapons, but we also want that little bit extra special, because fun is still something really important in Battlefield. So, we went ahead and looked at other forces and said: "What sticks out? What looks cool? What is unique? What fills a role that we don't have?" And we went and we picked those guns and brought those into Battlefield, as well."
As Battlefield 3 is not a sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Marlowe, Sweetwater, Haggard and Redford will not make an appearance in the game. An article on Kotaku states that the single-player campaign was inspired by multiple war movies such as Generation Kill, Hurt Locker, Black Hawk Down and the television series 24. It is also said that there is a focus on the characters' (including the player's) personalities and dialog. Additionally, it was confirmed that the date of 2014 was chosen to not politicize the story.