After playing Battlefield 3 Multiplayer for a few hours, I can confirm the following: The game is a beast. It’s going to eat you alive if you don’t have a clue what you’re doing.
If you come from the Halo universe, or the world of Call of Duty games, the transition can be a huge one if Battlefield 3 is the first game in the Battlefield series you have played.
Therefore, I want to support you as best I can. I’ll give you some tips on excellent guides for newcomers to Battlefield 3 online.
With little or no modesty (cough, cough …), I will start with myself:
I have already posted some Battlefield 3 Multiplayer guides here on Respawn Less. I’ll post more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned…
The next couple of guides I want to highlight come from Woody’s Gamertag.
Woody (his real first name is Matt) is, in my opinion, one of the best first-person shooter multiplayer video directors on YouTube.
He has just released two videos, both of which act as calming pills for all beginners who feel physical pain and mental distress after being run over and mangled online in Battlefield 3.
In his first video, you will find answers to the following questions:
- What is the point of the Battlefield 3 game mode Rush?
- What are Tickets and why are they so important in this game?
- How do you arm the bombs?
- Is it smart or just plain stupid to rush in head first when attacking your opponents?
- How do you spot and tag your opponents’ characters? (Some hero-of-the-day stuff in this one).
- What is a smart way to use those med kits?
You can watch part two of Woody’s introduction to Battlefield 3 Multiplayer by clicking here.
Guidance from the Very Source
Who should have the best knowledge about how to play well in Battlefield 3?
The developer, of course.
It was the Swedish company Dice who created this wonderful game.
I don’t know how good each of Dice’s game designers are when it comes to playing Battlefield 3 online, but this I what I think: You are probably pretty good if you are making games as good as this one.
Therefore, both you and I should listen closely when those who have created the game give us advice on how to play it.
Dice have recently published a list of tips for those who want to play Battlefield 3 Multiplayer. Some of the advice applies particularly to the Operation Metro map, but most of the tips are so universal that they will take you far, no matter which map you play on.
Under the motto “Keep It Simple Stupid”, Dice have created a list of simple but effective tips. Here are some examples:
1) Stick to your team mates, and remember to spawn on them in order to stay close to the fight.
2) Use your kit-specific abilities to help your team mates. Assault can hand out med kits, Engineers can repair vehicles, and Support can hand out ammo.
3) Make sure that when you have armed an M-COM station, you defend it to make sure it is destroyed.
The Best for Last…
I came across this guide from Gamefront while surfing the net the other night. I must admit it is really good.
The main focus of the article is the beta version of Operation Metro. But the guide is packed with general advice that works well no matter which map you play on.
Here is a small excerpt:
When firing a shotgun at multiple enemies, aim for the space between their bodies so that the shot spreads across evenly and causes maximum damage to them both.
Ok. I hope that you’ve become a little wiser when it comes to Battlefield 3 online after reading and watching the guides. I think there are enough resources in this post to get you started.
Just read, watch and learn. Then, there are really only three things left for you to do: practice, practice, and then practice some more.
You see, the main difference between a beginner and the kings and queens of Battlefield games is the number of hours each has spent playing the game.