Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Tricks And Tips

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Tricks And Tips

If you bought Battlefield 3 I can almost guarantee you didn’t buy it for the single player(being that is is very short), but for the multiplayer. If you are new to the Battlefield series this may be a bit different for you so check out these tips and tricks to get the edge in your matches!

Admittedly I am a bit of a noob to the large scale Battlefield games so if you know something I don’t let me know in the comments and I’ll post it giving you credit.

Battlefield 3 multiplayer tips and tricks 1 – Check your controls. If you don’t play the campaign, which I know some of you won’t, then check the controls. This isn’t your typical CoD controls and I didn’t see an option to make them similar so check them out. Also on this the default controls for the Jets and choppers is inverted which I believe you can change in the options.

Battlefield 3 multiplayer tips and tricks 2 – Use the vehicles properly. This is something I see often and is very annoying. If you take any land vehicle give it a couple seconds and I guarantee if other people are around the will hop in as well. Don’t do the lone ranger thing if you meet a tank with two people and you are only one you will lose the tank and most likely die. Vehicles can turn the tide of any fight if used correctly so don’t just rush in and sacrifice them. They can be used to capture control points as well.

Battlefield 3 multiplayer tips and tricks 3 – The brush is your friend. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just been on the edge of some shrubs or a bush waiting for a squad to roll up to one of the letters and I just roll them from behind. Sitting at the edge of the brush makes you very hard to see but you can see through the little holes from the branches. Don’t be a fool and stay to long though they will likely catch on after one or two. Even if they do and they rush in to check you can mow one or two down before you die. If they check it alone knife them and find someone else to hide or go head hunting.

Battlefield 3 multiplayer tips and tricks 4 – Destructible environments. Got a sniper in a building you simple can’t get to? Bring a tank or helicopter to the building and start blowing the walls down. A sniper won’t be able to do enough damage to take any heavy vehicle out quickly so you can’t destroy his cover and murder him quickly if you have the fire power.

Battlefield 3 multiplayer tips and tricks 5 – Protect the objectives. As far as I’ve seen there are no kill streaks in this game so if you are letting an objective get blown up you really are not helping the team. That said rushing in and only trying to disarm the bomb will likely get you killed. Scout it out you have about 30 seconds until they blow up. Make sure the area is clear then disable the bomb. It also will get you some nice points.

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Class tips (Thanks to Guest Hero Cooper)
MEDIC – You carry a medi-pack. USE IT! even if your not hit other team members can find it on the map and heal also giving you stacks of points. also defib. one of the fastest ways to gain points if your not great at shooting is to get your team back up. not only does this rack up your score but every time you get a man up your refunded a spawn ticket and will stay in the game longer.

Engineer – If your not driving the Armor/vehicles, your destroying them. don’t neglect mines. place these at junctions, choke off points and bottle necks 3 at a time to finish a tank earning you 250 points plus. also grenade enemy mines stopping your armour being destroyed and giving you points also. when in a stand off with armour quickly jumping out at the last minute and firing an RPG its faster than waiting to see who gets the last shot out of a tank.

Assault – DROP THE AMMO CRATE if your doing well and not dying your gonna need more ammo. ask team mate for it by pressing select (or jumping around in front get results too) most assault weapons wander whilst firing the bipod is the best for stopping this (double click aim to set up) and spot your targets.

Sniper – sitting back and camping will only get you so far in BF3 but if you must deploy your motion sensor or i will find you and cut you. keep moving to avoid enemy snipers. also spot your enemys it helps not only locate that 1 target is but also where others may be spawning so be a team player… or switch over to COD. some semi auto rifles are useful up close if the scope is removed.

Vehicles – wait a second at the start of the game before driving away in the APC’s nothing worst/more stupid than leaving your team to run in. more guns on the battlefield the better. if your using a transport helicopter just to get to the battle field take a passenger seat. ghosting it into a building after you’ve bail out killing the rest of the crew is just idiotic. jets, took me a couple of goes to get the missiles but be patient its worth it in the end. when bailing out don’t hit the parachute if your hi up. do some sky diving/HALO jumping and open up just before the ground. Thats all i can think of for now. hope it helps

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  • MongPong

    SPOT! Spotting the enemy soldiers and vehicles means that everyone in your team can see where the enemy is. A lot of people mention this but focus on the fact that you get points if the enemy is killed by someone in your team after you’ve spotted them. This is obviously great but spotting can really turn the tide of the match. If 80% of the enemy is always spotted then it is much easier for your team to plan attacks and adjust their play to the given situation.

    So always spot…it nets you points, it makes the enemy easier to see (and shoot) and if everyone does it (once you are in the habit of it it becomes second nature) then it really does aid your whole team.

    Just hit Q on the PC, or SELECT/BACK on PS3 and XBOX.

  • this should be an article about FPS is General, you need to get more detailed.

  • Cheaptrix

    I like the article except for the vehicles part. It’s a game. If you don’t try and use the vehicles you’ll never learn how to operate them. Now, should a person who has no experience take the jet or heli and ditching every single spawn…no, that would be lame. But, taking them a couple of times per map is reasonable. I’m not the greatest pilot but if an admin bans me for not being able to fly a jet or heli absolutely perfect then I wouldn’t want to play on that server anyway.

    So, noobs…get out there and fly some jets and helicopters! Only one way to learn.

    • you are right like when i started playing battle field 1943 i sucked at flying planes but after some practice with them no one wanted to play any more because they couldnt kill me and the reason im talking about 1943 instead of this is because its basicly the same thing except ur using older vehicles,etc.

  • cooper0001

    MEDIC – You carry a medi-pack. USE IT! even if your not hit other team members can find it on the map and heal also giving you stacks of points. also defib. one of the fastest ways to gain points if your not great at shooting is to get your team back up. not only does this rack up your score but every time you get a man up your refunded a spawn ticket and will stay in the game longer.

    Engineer – If your not driving the Armor/vehicles, your destroying them. don’t neglect mines. place these at junctions, choke off points and bottle necks 3 at a time to finish a tank earning you 250 points plus. also grenade enemy mines stopping your armour being destroyed and giving you points also. when in a stand off with armour quickly jumping out at the last minute and firing an RPG its faster than waiting to see who gets the last shot out of a tank.

    Assault – DROP THE AMMO CRATE if your doing well and not dying your gonna need more ammo. ask team mate for it by pressing select (or jumping around in front get results too) most assault weapons wander whilst firing the bipod is the best for stopping this (double click aim to set up) and spot your targets.

    Sniper – sitting back and camping will only get you so far in BF3 but if you must deploy your motion sensor or i will find you and cut you. keep moving to avoid enemy snipers. also spot your enemys it helps not only locate that 1 target is but also where others may be spawning so be a team player… or switch over to COD. some semi auto rifles are useful up close if the scope is removed.

    Vehicles – wait a second at the start of the game before driving away in the APC’s nothing worst/more stupid than leaving your team to run in. more guns on the battlefield the better.
    if your using a transport helicopter just to get to the battle field take a passenger seat. ghosting it into a building after you’ve bail out killing the rest of the crew is just idiotic.
    jets, took me a couple of goes to get the missiles but be patient its worth it in the end. when bailing out don’t hit the parachute if your hi up. do some sky diving/HALO jumping and open up just before the ground.

    Thats all i can think of for now. hope it helps

    • Added with credit, thanks for your feedback

      • jimmy

        Agreed. Further – It is absolutely imperative that anyone signed into multiplayer can communicate. It makes a team much stronger in more ways than i have time to list; hence, USE A HEADSET MICROPHONE. THEY ARE CHEAP.

  • well i not support this guy i am a great pilot and when i am flying there no one can stop me and i learn by using it so just get a vehicle and destroy some building and your enemy that all i don in the game so this guy dont know what sheys talking about so dont lising to him that all my comment if you want to play with me in battlefield 3 my name is drancus and Sgt.Miller !!Hurra!! mother fck………….

  • Azzle Dazzle

    Thanks for the tips people, Im new to BF i got it last week after MW3 started to really piss me off. It has to be the worst CoD made (i still kept it tho lol)

    Anyway i love the game its miles ahead of any 1st person shooter, Im a noob still. I spent so long playin CoD im still adapting to the differences, But im improving every day.

    Feel free to add me, My PS3 name is: azzle-dazzle

    happy gaming !

  • wow great page here and after reading this post I’m a better player for bf3, good to see there is awesome battlefield 3 tips and tricks out there

  • Just checked out these tips and wanted to re-iterate the importance of playing your role. Just yesterday I had a conquest in Metro. Absolute blood bath and we were even out numbered by 2 soldiers against the other team. I suck at killing so I went in as a Medic. The battle ended and I retained MVP2 of all players with only 8 kills!! MVP had 26 and MVP 3 below me had 24… just goes to show how many points you can rack up with other tools!!!

  • Tips about vehicles

    First tip, use something called Lancaster Squares, or to use plain english, always travel in pairs. Contarary to logic, two vehicles working together against a lone target arn’t twice as better then one, they’re three to four times better. If you use this, any lone tank you meet doesn’t stand a chance, the best they can do against one tak is 50% damage before they get totalled and it just gets better if you have secondary gunners, one cover’s the left flank, one the right, no constant spinning 360 degree’s clicking in and out of zoom to try and fend off infantry from all directions.

    OF course if you cant do this cause there’s only one vehicle then either slowly advance with an engineer running behind you to clear infantry off your rear and fix you while ythe crew keep firing both weapons, or advance under cover of a sniper, ok they cant fix you, but they can drop anyone attempting to lay mines, unfix you ect ect and generally keep infantry off your back while you deal with the larger problems.

  • Oh yer and another tip, keep an eye on the map, seriously, I’ve watched so many players rush past me through doorways jumping around, giving me that wtf wiggle or even shooting me for some reason, only for them to walk straight into a claymore that was higlighted on the map. Same goes for tanks and AT mines. If it’s a big red splodge on your map, shoot at it, even if you can’t see it directly, you might just supress them enougth for someone with a clean shot to get an easy kill, and that is the very essance of team work.

  • Just want to say that four classes at the end of the tips are from Bad Company 2 and Play4Free. The Battlefield 3 classes are:

    Assault- The medics of the game. Assault class can have either a grenade launcher or a med pack, and carry defibrillators. Main weapons are assault rifles.

    Engineer- Basically the same as previous Battlefield titles. Engineers can carry various launchers (SMAW, FIM-92 STINGER, FGM-148 JAVELIN). They can also carry a repair tool, AT mines, or an EOD bot. Main weapons are carbines.

    Support- Switching places with the old Assault class, Support now carries ammunition boxes. They can also carry C4 explosives, M18 Claymores, and M224 Mortar. Main weapons are Light Machine Guns (LMGs).

    Recon- Same as always, recons are the long range class. Recons carry a Radio Beacon, which sets a spawn points for your squadmates. In addition, they can carry a T-UGS (a Tactical Unattended Ground Sensor), SOFLAM (laser designation system), and a MAV (A remotely operated Micro Air Vehicle). Main weapons are Sniper Rifles.

  • Recon – You can use your MAV to transport you onto buildings and objects which have to access doors or stairs. Just stand on the mav then turn it on and go straight up then when you are high enough press B (xbox) then deploy your parachute for a controlled landing on a building. 🙂

    • I have never seen that done before nor have I tried it.

    • I have never seen that done before nor have I tried it.

  • Dan

    for those Cod gone BF3 players: learn to adjust for bullet drop.and freiking be a team player. you can pick up other people’s kits but only do it if it will benefit your team.

    • Thanks Dan, What most people don’t Know is that Battlefield 1942 came before COD1. Battlefield has been around for a LONG time and seems like its gonna stick around. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE, Battlefield IS about teamwork and tactics. kills don’t make the player, your team makes you.

    • Thanks Dan, What most people don’t Know is that Battlefield 1942 came before COD1. Battlefield has been around for a LONG time and seems like its gonna stick around. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE, Battlefield IS about teamwork and tactics. kills don’t make the player, your team makes you.

  • yeah, i feel like a real n00b, (hence the name) but how do you move in a helicopter? like, forwards backwards, side 2 side?

    thx.

    my psn name is sacred_n00b.

  • Hay Felow team mates !!! A nother nice littel tip i pickt up last night. I was on the metro map playing a Rusian and We were caught in a narrow hall lots of tickts lost. and I got the i diea i got to a opening of there side and with a LMG got nown in the ground with a bipod stablising the Gun and just let rip Got 15 more kills and took the ticket Hall in secondes .A nother ting I would like to hear is what combos are you guys useing on you wepons “what works best for you” From you trusty team mate here in Sunny South Africa”

    • My combos depend on the guns I use AND the game mode I’m playing in, for assault I run the AEK-971 with a Kobra rds/ fore grip/ suppressor… the suppressor seems to keep the recoil down. Engineer I rock an R870MS with slugs/ rifle scope/ extended mag, the slug and rifle scope double as a sniper for the BIG maps and the damage out put is RIDICULOUS. Support I carry the PKP (can’t remember the rest of the name lol) with an ACOG/ Bipod/ Laser Sight. Scout/Sniper I prefer the SV98 system with a Laser Sight, Ballistic 12x and the Straight-pull Bolt. I’m currently using the M40AO with Ballistic 12x/ Bipod and a Laser, I haven’t unlocked the rest of my goodies as I’m not a Premium and I EARN my stuff.

    • My combos depend on the guns I use AND the game mode I’m playing in, for assault I run the AEK-971 with a Kobra rds/ fore grip/ suppressor… the suppressor seems to keep the recoil down. Engineer I rock an R870MS with slugs/ rifle scope/ extended mag, the slug and rifle scope double as a sniper for the BIG maps and the damage out put is RIDICULOUS. Support I carry the PKP (can’t remember the rest of the name lol) with an ACOG/ Bipod/ Laser Sight. Scout/Sniper I prefer the SV98 system with a Laser Sight, Ballistic 12x and the Straight-pull Bolt. I’m currently using the M40AO with Ballistic 12x/ Bipod and a Laser, I haven’t unlocked the rest of my goodies as I’m not a Premium and I EARN my stuff.

  • I myself am a noon but I recently found this out. If you are a passenger in a transport helicopter, and you are an engineer, you can use your repair tool mid-flight. This can help keep you and your teammates alive and help you rack up easy points.

  • B-B-Nasty

    I would say for noobs it’s prob best to watch others, what i mean is stick with your squad and watch how they tackle problems, and look to the air. Find a good cover brush/dark places and watch some others flying the jets and choppers you’ll see some dog fights and air rto ground atacks maybe get a feeling of what works and doesn’t then just get up there and fly it’s the only way to learn. Don’t b discouraged when u have trouble WE ALL DO Sometimes and remember 3 things when learning to fly ; 1. the best weapons and equipment for the air can only b unlocked by flying those vehicles so keep trying and you WILL GET BETTER, 2. don’t get mad get glad! (there is always someone better but there is always someone worse) 3. (this goes for whole game) Battlefield is about team work pretty much everything u do that can help your team earns u points it is not about kills k/d. i think i’ve rambled on about enough, just a couple more tips, this one of the most realistic warefare games out there so stick to cover, crouch, go prone, when crossing open areas crouch first and look around then sprint across and into cover and right back down to crouch or prone this isn’t a run n gun like cod pretend its war b careful. aim low chest to belly every automatic gun rises vertically the longer the burst(trigger pull) ok i think i’done

  • yeah, uh pretty much figured out by now i cant fly anything well. im quite good at gunning in a plane, so maybe use that. as well i get so many kills by equiping my best shotgun and hiding round corners. people run straight at you, theyre dead before they can zoom. if this happens to you, dont bother scoping, just fire for your life.

    i take all credit for these tips.

    • LMAO it would take a scared noob to hide around a friggin corner with his “best” shotgun….. I prefer frag grenades in these situations and will not hesitate to fry you with one… that being said, I HATE CAMPERS…. YOU TURKEY’S SHOULD PITCH A TENT AT YOUR LOCATIONS…

    • LMAO it would take a scared noob to hide around a friggin corner with his “best” shotgun….. I prefer frag grenades in these situations and will not hesitate to fry you with one… that being said, I HATE CAMPERS…. YOU TURKEY’S SHOULD PITCH A TENT AT YOUR LOCATIONS…

  • What is mortal kill????????

  • My two cents?
    1. Atleast attempt to work with your squad, stick to the whole or even just one member if you’re able. See, having members near you gives the enemy something else to shoot at, giving you valueble seconds to return fire in a hectic face off. Just don’t stick shoulder to shoulder, scout a few meters on their blind sides to make sure you’re even able to move along the map. Always attempt to push forward, and if done, keep the perimeter clear.
    2.with tip one stated, play your class role. Nuff said. Like, over do dat shit. Don’t double stack classes in a squad unless its one of those maps where you’re up against pros in vehicles, in which case stack engineers assault and support.
    3.never stack scout. We don’t need it. That’s not accounting for the newb who can’t properly use it,in which case, there’s no squad boot button.

  • Hey all of you are wrong about the sniper class. That class is super handy if you use it correctly. Firstly, the sniper class isn’t just sniping. It’s scouting. Watch where your team members are and keep an eye on the area surrounding them. Spot the targets approaching them so they can prepare for the attack.

    Secondly, the sniper class comes with some nice gadgets as well. The TUGS is a super handy gadget. You think “but painting vehicle targets is just as effective as shooting them”. Well the pros don’t even use this gadget correctly. This is handy for painting your targets, yes, but there are two other factors people forget to mention or have never noticed. One, you are helping friendliest locate that vehicle and use guided rockets against them. See? Isn’t that handy? Two, and this is my favorite, when you see dog fights going on in the air, you can actually use your TUGS to trick the enemy into thinking someone is locking and firing which then tricks them into using their ir flares. This leaves them wide open for your team to destroy them.

    Thirdly, sniper class is made for observing the battlefield. But you have to do it in utter silence. Which means nobody can know where you are. Hide in brush, hide in a distant abandoned warehouse or forward point, behind and on top of hills that give you a great vantage point. One thing I find absolutely reckless about other snipers is that they often tend to stick to one spot or go to locations that are popular with snipers. Me, as a sniper, I find spots in the map that seem less trafficked and find a way to see the enemy meanwhile protecting my team.

    The sniper class is a hard one to use if you misuse it or don’t know what you’re doing. Although, unlike what others are saying, if you can’t snipe very well, use it as an observation class as that pretty much is what it’s made for. Sniping in this game takes much more patience and effort and teamwork than CoD. Once you understand that you won’t be shooting much as more helpin out your buddies, then you will be super effective as a sniper. It’s one class you will want to take your time with.

    That is all and good luck fellow snipers.

    xX Rikki Xx

    • I forgot to mention for the third point, if you use a spawning radio beacon thing-a-ma-bobber, don’t stay next to the thing and snipe. I’ve seen some pretty great snipers give out their locations with this and quickly get eliminated. Your enemy can see those beacons. What I suggest is drop it somewhere lower than your observing location so the enemy has to search for you. I highly suggest using them for your teammates instead of for yourself. Find a good forward spawning spot for your team, drop it, and move to a distant observational spot. This will avoid giving out your position. The best sniper is a sniper who only shoots once in a location and is never seen again until his next shot.

    • Sorry, don’t wan’t to hate on you, but your talking about soflam. Tugs shows moving enemies, while soflams laser designate vehicles so that IR missiles will follow them no matter what the driver/pilot does.

      Another thing to mention is the MAV. It is EXTREMELY powerful if you have a mic. You just fly it up and see where the enemy is trying pressure, and get your defenses ready for that side. It also doubles as a TUGS, as it does beep when someone moves.

      Lastly, I can’t mention this enough. GET A MIC. You can buy a cheap Bluetooth headset for like 20$. Be sure to adjust its sensitivity and test it out so you don’t piss off your teammates. Then, find a good platoon (clan) and play with your friends. Your play style will be much more efficient and effective. Add me if your on PS3, as it will help us both out (hopefully:) @ThatAngryGnome

      Again, no fanyboyism, but this isn’t COD. This is BF. You must be tactical and make wise approaches to the objectives. Playing TDM and watching Youtubers play (such as LvlCap, Matimio, JackFrags, ect…) will also increase your game.

      And, as always, spot please and don’t camp.

    • Sorry, don’t wan’t to hate on you, but your talking about soflam. Tugs shows moving enemies, while soflams laser designate vehicles so that IR missiles will follow them no matter what the driver/pilot does.

      Another thing to mention is the MAV. It is EXTREMELY powerful if you have a mic. You just fly it up and see where the enemy is trying pressure, and get your defenses ready for that side. It also doubles as a TUGS, as it does beep when someone moves.

      Lastly, I can’t mention this enough. GET A MIC. You can buy a cheap Bluetooth headset for like 20$. Be sure to adjust its sensitivity and test it out so you don’t piss off your teammates. Then, find a good platoon (clan) and play with your friends. Your play style will be much more efficient and effective. Add me if your on PS3, as it will help us both out (hopefully:) @ThatAngryGnome

      Again, no fanyboyism, but this isn’t COD. This is BF. You must be tactical and make wise approaches to the objectives. Playing TDM and watching Youtubers play (such as LvlCap, Matimio, JackFrags, ect…) will also increase your game.

      And, as always, spot please and don’t camp.

  • Glad to find to some useful tips. I was playing on Metro rush as attacker and if you and your teammates are pinned in a hallway, I would recommend using grenades (If you have a support guy with you) It would make the whole thing easier, Sure it will turn into chaos of explosions but it would make the suppressing team evac the area or throw grenades back therefore opening a short window for your teammates to rush them when the enemy is still throwing grenades. Got an stubborn enemy position? TAKE OUT THE MEDICS FIRST OR THEY WILL REVIVE THEIR TEAMMATES!!! I recommend shotguns for they make it easier. If you are support, Pick the gun with the most bullets in its clip. You can use it to spray the enemy, You will get more kills than you think. Make sure you have 3 or 4 medics with you, Don’t rely on your single medic, He/she can get killed. If there is a pro pilot out there who likes teaching people how to fly a helicopter, Please message me, I could use some lessons for i keep going too low and crashing. My Xbox 360 gamertag is Cobraman117

  • Glad to find to some useful tips. I was playing on Metro rush as attacker and if you and your teammates are pinned in a hallway, I would recommend using grenades (If you have a support guy with you) It would make the whole thing easier, Sure it will turn into chaos of explosions but it would make the suppressing team evac the area or throw grenades back therefore opening a short window for your teammates to rush them when the enemy is still throwing grenades. Got an stubborn enemy position? TAKE OUT THE MEDICS FIRST OR THEY WILL REVIVE THEIR TEAMMATES!!! I recommend shotguns for they make it easier. If you are support, Pick the gun with the most bullets in its clip. You can use it to spray the enemy, You will get more kills than you think. Make sure you have 3 or 4 medics with you, Don’t rely on your single medic, He/she can get killed. If there is a pro pilot out there who likes teaching people how to fly a helicopter, Please message me, I could use some lessons for i keep going too low and crashing. My Xbox 360 gamertag is Cobraman117