Big List of BF3 Bugs

Thought I’d compile a list of all the bullshit I’ve seen thus far in the game.  I tried to organize it some type of hierarchy with the biggest offenders at the top, but most importantly I just wanted everything there.  Feel free to comment and I’ll update the list as time goes on.  I want this in place so people can reference it 6 months down the line when nothing gets fixed (yes I’m hoping I eat my own words here).

Edit: Keep the comments coming, but in order to keep things fair I’ll only be updating the master list with issues that I’ve seen first hand.  Also, if you can specify which system you’re playing on that’d be great.

Netcode/ping/lag: Inconsistency with shooting and being shot.  Hitmarkers may pop up, but enemies often take many more rounds than necessary in order to die.  Conversely, damage received is difficult to gauge as it’s all to easy to still die even after going prone behind a rock/tree/bridge etc.

Separate sensitivity settings: This wont be an issue until people start playing around with the vehicles, but you cannot have 1 generic sensitivity setting that works ideally for infantry, tanks, planes, and helicopters.

Tags: There seems to be some kind of delay on tags be it friendly or enemy when you first look at someone.  Results in either increased deaths if you try to verify friendlies or increased FF if you kill first and ask questions later.  I’ve also had these disappear entirely.  I think there might be a button associated with it but it isn’t listed in the options.

Environment: Wide range of issues here.  Warping players that blink in and out of existence.  Going prone or crouching and having half your body clip the ground and enter the world.  Literally falling through the world and still being able to shoot everyone who can’t see/hit you.  Dispensing medkits/ammo kits and having them break through concrete walls or barriers.

Environment (movement): Moving around the map from place to place can be frustrating when your character chooses not to jump over the wall in front of himself or continually gets stuck on things like train tracks in the subway, an unseen rock outside, etc.

Environment (shrubbery):  Bushwookies.  Foliage is playing a significant part in how players move from one side of the map to the other.  It does a good job of both disguising enemy movement and encouraging prone camping while giving the bushwookie a decent field of view outside of the bushes.

Environment (explosives): Grenades getting caught in trees and bushes directly in front of you.  Killing yourself or enemies with explosives through walls that aren’t destructible.

Squads: Unable to join a squad with the party you joined the game with.  Unable to selectively join certain plays or invite specific players to said squad.

Reloading: Ahh reminds me of BF42 post punkbuster.  Reload either doesn’t work at all or you get the animation and it skips the actual reload.

Animation (dead bodies): Enemies who look as though they are dead often times are not but they move around as if gliding on the ground and are still able to shoot/kill.

Recon mobile spawn point: This particular gadget doesn’t always like to go down.  Running around trying to place a mobile spawn point that wont let you place it is a good way to die.

No ADS: Occasionally your gun just wont ADS.  Switching to a secondary will clear this up (usually), but I’ve had this happen 3-4 times in the same 15m round.

Bodies: Both bodies and guns of “dead” people are seen animating themselves on the floor in a number of different ways.  Bodies may slide from place to place or simply move around as if still alive.

56 comments

  1. This may just be console but graphic have been very glitchy as far as bullet’s creating lines and characters having gaint triangle sticking out of them which also will lower the fps.

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  2. I’m not sure if its just on PS3 or all platforms, but when playing the screen randomly flashes pink and black. Just another issue but on the Ps3 the lag is fucking awful, as you said the hitmarkers show up but in the screen after you die it says the killer has 100% health. I can’t think of anything else, you pretty much nailed it.

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  3. I’ve noticed occasions where my character won’t sprint, similar to not being able to ADS.

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  4. From what I’ve heard, some people are having pretty bad screen-tearing issues. Also, and I’m not sure if this is a bug or if it’s actually supposed to happen, the screen gets all blurry at random times. Seems like it also turns blue or something when it gets blurry, meaning that’s probably supposed to be happening for some reason.

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  5. On the 360 I have noticed a long object or light coming out of teammates and enemies asses. Also for tags I notice it sometimes it is on the way right or left of the person.

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  6. I’ve noticed on the pc, when a tree falls down if you crouch near it sometimes the tree won’t be there on your screen, meaning you can see everything around you with no obstructions, but other players still see the tree. Also noticed, character will sometimes not sprint on the xbox version.

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  7. I’ve notice people sliding on the map like it is ice. It’s am eye sore to see people sliding on the ground for like 100 feet in a second. This honestly might be the worst “beta” i’ve played.

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  8. and mapdesign!!!!
    i know its not a bug but how did they get the fucking idea of 2 tiny tunnels leading to your objective???
    like 2 tiny fucking DARK tunnels where you can just spam your rpg fucking laying prone which by the way is a new feature thats ass!!!!!!
    i justed fucked one of my controllers wings-style because of this bullshit…
    i mean like the entrance of the 2. stage is the shittiest thing ive seen regarding map design so far and im saying this even though i got every single blops map pack AND have played array and its still not as bad as the metroshit…
    so fucked up i was just really lookin forward towards this game and now i just want the to release it in 12 months when it is anywhere close to a stadium you could call ready to launch -.-

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  9. The killcam-type-thing. I don’t know whether the people killing me are actually under the map, but I’m sick of the “killcam” bugging out and showing me nothing but a square foot of tiles, floating in the space underneath the map. Along with that, the physics are all fucked up. For such a “realistic” game, I quite often see bodies flying through the air at 50 km/h, simply because I shot them. Movement is glitchy as hell, as especially when moving through areas at the first set of M-COMS. Why do I need to vault over that pebble four times? Surely I could just step over it.

    Also the netcode is balls. I love shooting first, seeing hitmarkers and then dying.

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  10. Sometimes I will spawn in with a different kit than I selected or sometimes, my kit will randomly change without me actually doing it

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  11. I’ve had instances the reverse of your ADS problem, sometimes Ive aimed down my sight and then I cant get out of it, I’ll just be stuck aiming down my sight until I switch to me secondary a couple of times.

    As for what Roody Bleu said about the screen becoming blurry, I think that has to do with the “Suppression” feature they added in. If an lmg shoots in your direction, I think that your screen will become blurry in an attempt to make you get down and not attack the objective.
    Was really hoping for more from this…

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  12. Roody Bleu:
    From what I’ve heard, some people are having pretty bad screen-tearing issues. Also, and I’m not sure if this is a bug or if it’s actually supposed to happen, the screen gets all blurry at random times. Seems like it also turns blue or something when it gets blurry, meaning that’s probably supposed to be happening for some reason.

    If the screen is getting blurry, it’s because someone is laying down suppressing fire on you. It’s a fucking stupid feature.

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  13. Dealing with the Mobile Spawn Point, it would be nice if you have a way to “destroy” or deactivate it some how other than having to go out and grab it.

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  14. Forgot to add this, finding a game with your squad intact is impossible. To make things worse, there is no way to make a squad and invite friends to it in game…

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  15. In addition to bodies flying everywhere, i have noticed that sometimes a corpse will kill you.

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  16. There’s also a glitch where you can’t sprint. One where you spawn in and your screen is blue (fixed by hitting esc. or start button but still annoying). And people run at odd fucking angles and it makes them hard to shoot

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  17. this is one of most glitchy betas ive played, some issues were present in alpha aswell and they wernt fixed

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  18. Squad system for ps3 is messed up. Wont let you play together and if you do end up on the same team you have to keep leaving and joining and if you do end up in the same squad then you cant hear each other

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  19. Yeah, sprint is super buggy on the 360. Also I hate how when I’m laying prone and my teammate walks into me and sends me sliding 40 feet across the floor because hes running me over.

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  20. The reload animations are bugged too. Sometimes the animation wont work but I get a full mag just like I reloaded. It seems more prevalent with launchers.

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  21. Since you’ve covered most major things I’ve seen in the OP, I’ll just post to let you know that these bugs are prevalent on the PS3 as well.

    I’ve also seen bullet trailers not leave the screen and random flashes of pink and blue pop up on the screen. Whether or not this is what suppressing fire does, it’s still happening to me when I spawn in on the default point with no friendly or enemy players around. One last thought: my frags aren’t allowing me to cook them. Not sure if this is a console thing, but, ultimately, it’s still annoying.

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  22. I have experienced further issues with proning, when I prone the character starts jolting up and down really fast and putting my aim off, seems to be when lying on surfaces that aren’t perfectly level.

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  23. There was this annoying fucking glitch the other day when a guy was glitched while running. On my screen he was laying on his back in the ground in the running animation but he could shoot me when I couldn’t see him behind cover.

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  24. Two times now when it loaded up a match from the start it hasn’t let me use my keyboard, at all, not to switch weapons, move, or even try to quit by going into the menu. I had to ctrl+alt+delete both times to bring up the task manger and close the game that way and make sure my keyboard still worked properly (it does) I haven’t seen anyone else report this problem so it might be something on my end, but I’ve never had a game not let me use the keyboard before.

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  25. Most of the bugs are due the lag from the server or yourself. ADS works perfectly, just like sprinting and reloading. The problem of these bugs lies somewhere else than in the 3,5 GB we downloaded on the PC. Still, its a beta and its pretty near the release, but dont judge a book by its cover.

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  26. http://youtu.be/aE3zESmcqwA
    Related, but hilarious.

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  27. Anyone else getting these random flashes of blue or orange, that tend to repeat every five or so seconds? To say it’s distracting is an understatement.

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  28. Ruiner:
    The killcam-type-thing. I don’t know whether the people killing me are actually under the map, but I’m sick of the “killcam” bugging out and showing me nothing but a square foot of tiles, floating in the space underneath the map. Along with that, the physics are all fucked up. For such a “realistic” game, I quite often see bodies flying through the air at 50 km/h, simply because I shot them. Movement is glitchy as hell, as especially when moving through areas at the first set of M-COMS. Why do I need to vault over that pebble four times? Surely I could just step over it.

    Also the netcode is balls. I love shooting first, seeing hitmarkers and then dying.

    IMO the lag is absolutely the worst of the worst. Even when I’m going on a rampage I fully understand that my getting kills without being killed has an immense amount of luck carried with it. As you pointed out, it seems very hit or miss as to who lives and who dies.

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  29. I know you’ve been complaining about some of the many issues on pc, but you haven’t experienced frustration until you try it on console. Apart from the assortment of bugs, one has to contend with ridiculous recoil mixed with the already poor accuracy when playing on sticks. Nothing is more infuriating than spotting someone in a far off bush and only being able to hit him a couple of times before the recoil kicks in and he scurries off into the next set of shrubbery. Also, just movement in general is atrocious imo. People love to shit on killzone 2 for it weighty controls but bf3 takes the cake. Who would’ve thought that sliding around when going prone and then automatically popping right back up to be hosed with bullets would be handy? I sure didn’t.

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  30. Unsure if it is due to lag or if you are too close to the wall, but on the PS3, there are occasional times where if you try to drop a health/ammo pack, you keep holding it and it never drops until you switch weapon and try to drop the kit again.

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  31. Glitches that have been seem by me:
    Players playing as corpses on the ground (multiple in one match)
    Falling through the world.
    Clipping through objects.
    The usual glitches to do with lag/hitboxes/damage taken/recieved.
    Cardboard boxes reducing bullet damage (seriously, not fun to experience shooting a whole magazine into a guy and having him survive because he’s behind a pile of boxes).

    My other complaint so far is not glitch related, but something that, really, every other game I play that has multiplayer has: I cannot mute teamates. I have looked through the menus (play on 36o), and cannot find any way of muting annoying teamates (or at least any easy way). I also cannot tell who is talking, as their does not seem to be any indicators that show who is on the mic at any one time.

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  32. Don’t worry DRJ they fixed the most important issues in their latest update:

    Fixes include:

    • Moderator icon has been added on the forums for moderators.
    • Players with rank 45 will now recieve the correct icon on their stats page
    • Improved the scroll handling in the Server Browser
    • Added more patches for Leaderboards for Xbox 360 and PS3
    • More accurate ping now shows up in the server browser
    • More accurate number of players now show up in the server browser

    I don’t know about you, but not knowing who the mods were on the forums made the game unplayable… /sarcasm

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  33. Dino: IMO the lag is absolutely the worst of the worst.Even when I’m going on a rampage I fully understand that my getting kills without being killed has an immense amount of luck carried with it.As you pointed out, it seems very hit or miss as to who lives and who dies.

    Pretty much summed up in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGaP5wTYLtQ&list=FLrmDAWBXITUrXIfgXsxowig&index=1

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  34. dying while planting m com or next to it u can sometimes respawn and still hold circle to plant. on ps3

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  35. PS3:

    Mobile Spawnpoint again, sorry if its been said, cba to read comments.

    You can place a mobile spawnpoint then switch teams. Still works. Had a rather fun round spawning into the enemy base. When they eventually got wise to it they didn’t seem to be able to destroy it either, even with all the nades that were thrown at us.

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  36. I love that we’re all apparently playing a months-old build of the game. Every person defending Battlefield brings this up, but I can’t help but feel that the game will be just as broken upon release. There are so many issues pertaining to not only the bugs and glitches that have supposedly been fixed, but also to weapon balance that are present right now. I mean, the M416 and UMP45, to me, are clearly the best weapons in the game, and absolutely outclass everything else.

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  37. let me make a few additions

    1) can’t sprint again until you let go of the “move forward” key

    2) your hip fire crosshair disappears randomly and comes back if you switch weapons a few times

    3) can’t ADS after revive

    4) might be xbox only – get a tinted blue/green screen that doesn’t go away unless you go into the options menu (seemingly happens at random)

    5) losing audio for seemingly no reason on xbox

    6) party system beyond broken – placed on wrong teams – no team switch on xbox (i’ve never accomplished it with a full party) – attempts to join a friend almost never work.

    7) the endless tool tip screen of “FUUUUUUU”

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  38. In addition to my previous post, a bit more playing on PS3 got me acquainted with more bugs. Maybe due to lag, or it’s just me.
    Killcam is terrible: enemy that killed you appears glitchy (looks like a guy suffering a seizure) however, he appears way off from the location you were killed. For example, you were killed at the around the 3rd M-Com area but killcam shows the guy was at the big hole entrance looking prone/dead.
    After I got revived twice, I couldn’t shoot my primary/secondary gun, only knife and drop packs.
    Knife: I went on a “onlyusemeknife” spree and after a few kills (think 1 melee ribbon) where the knife worked, I suddenly couldn’t get the instant kill animation that you normally do when behind an opponent. Knife eventually glitches out and you have to hit them repeatedly to kill them (although I’m unsure if that works either).
    Bipod glitches when you clip through the floor and aims elsewhere when you ADS, and returns to that same position once you let go of ADS. Unsure if it is all the time (gotta love quicksand concrete…).
    When starting a game and at the deploy screen, AK/M16 are sometimes switched. For example, playing Attackers but having the option to use AK-74M (although it shows as a M16 at deployment).
    Enemies sometimes disappear during killcam.
    Radio beacons disappear for no reason after planting one when you die. Unsure of this one.
    Voice Chat doesn’t work when exiting a game and trying to talk to menu-squad.
    Talking to menu-squad after going into a game doesn’t work either, especially when you’re lucky enough to get them into your team and squad. Unsure of this one.
    Entering a game sometimes puts you at rank one, with no unlocks.
    People clipping through walls when prone. Not sure if this is an universal type of glitch, but w/e.
    Can’t remember the rest of the bugs, although I’ll post them as I see/remember them.

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  39. In addition to my previous post. On PS3.

    Knife glitches after killing a few people (think 1 melee ribbon). Doesn’t execute knife animation from the back and only does slashes. Unsure of this one, needs testing.
    Bipod glitches when clipping the floor. Aims off-center when ADSing and returns to off-center position when you’ve tried to correct it. Gotta love dumb quicksand concrete…
    Killcam glitches when you’ve been killed by someone. Was killed at the 3rd M-Com area but killcam shows player prone/dead/seizure at a crate near the big hole entrance.
    In addition to killcam glitch, sometimes killcam shows an invisible player, with the camera moving and shaking. Unsure if this is just the character dead after he killed me.
    Being revived multiple times removes your function to shoot your primary/secondary gun.
    Guns are sometimes switched at the start of the game: when attacking, default Russian weapons names are shown instead of American weapons.
    Starting a game sometimes gives you no access to your unlocks, like you were Rank 1 again.
    Squad chat is glitchy. I can’t talk to or hear menu-squad after exiting a game, and any time we enter a game and end up on the same team and squad.

    I posted my comment, but it didn’t go through. Sorry in advance if I double/triple-posted. Forgot about NoScript…

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  40. Lol, it’s so sad that you literally have to laugh.

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  41. please, PLEASE. remember this beta is 2 months old, most bugs have been fixed. I REALLY want you to get this game just so you realize that they fixed (about 90% of) the bugs.

    PLEASE

    Love,
    CaptainFlags

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  42. I have it on the ol’ Pc, which is good so the problem isn’t my pc. I noticed that when I switch for example my assault rifle’s attachments quickly, the game crashes. I’ve killed over 50 people thru rocks, if someone spots someone thats behind a rock, NOPE CHUCK TESTA lol, can kill him. Theres plenty more but im sure Dino knows most of them and there are alot in the list aswell^^.

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  43. That video was 6fears7 posted is amazing, I dunno if horrible hit registration is something that can be fixed after release… but honestly, treyarch creates better hit detection than I am seeing in this beta… never have I seen more instant death, death so far behind cover, or deaths that I simply cannot explain no matter how hard i try.

    The biggest issues i’ve noticed outside of the enraging things you put in your post without reading every comment is(on ps3)… random blue tinted screen that you have to pause everytime you spawn in to get rid of… sprint sometimes simply will not function, your guy won’t go back into sprint until seemingly randomly you jam it over and over again and perhaps by rng it allows you to sprint again. Which goes along with as you pointed out, the seemingly random inability to jump over something… I cannot tell you how many deaths I had by being stuck out in the open unable to sprint and/or vault an obstacle to get into cover. Also, as far as i’m concerned, the fact that burst firing results in more recoil than full-autoing is a bug or broken factor in the game.

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  44. PS3
    Guns may sometimes reload, but the animation is missing.
    Radio Beacons won’t always resuply in your inventory after a base has been neutralized.

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  45. Yea I’ve heard about the blue tinted screen thing quite a bit, I think it’s a console issue. Also, the recoil issue that you pointed out is just bizarre. Either way, nothing matters until they fix the horrendous lag/netcode issues.

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  46. PS3

    Random standing from prone and crouch while moving

    M249 SAW continuously firing after death

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  47. New one on the 360 is my gun turns invisible when i spawn in sometimes. Able to reload and shoot but no crosshairs.

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  48. btw totally forgot a big one, c4 crashes xboxes (if you hit your weapon switch button instead of d-pad)

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  49. (Xbox 360)
    Multiple times I’ve had my audio volume level decrease to what I would guess is 10% or less of what it should be, bar my gunshots. Also, there’s a big problem with not being able to sprint (happened 9 times to me, one round). The other big one I’ve noticed that wasn’t in the article is that occasionally, someone will die, but then their gun just stays there, hovering, shooting with infinite ammo (until they respawn) and it can still cause damage and kill! It’s a big goddamn pile of garbage. Oh well. These are just a few I’ve seen that weren’t listed up top.

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  50. 1: unable to fire weapon for a moment ( mine lasted about 40sec)
    2: blue tinted screen. noticed it happens when i press start when i die to change settings then when able to respawn, it automatically ejects me from the settings screen. usually solve it by pressing start again
    3: flashing white screen and at times ( 4/10 games) when looking at certain parts of the map i get a completely white screen
    4: shooting at enemie then they disapear, but while still shotting at that same location i get hit markers but no kills

    i wonder how old this build actually is because if its not at least 2 years old. i trully doubt the final release will begood or even playable

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  51. i believe it has been said before, but just to emphasize, (i play on 360) there are surprisingly frequent periods where you can not sprint, similar to ADS lock ups. this can be fixed by firing a round from your weapon. either way it is annoying because it will cause deaths.

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  52. Don’t forget, sometimes you just plain can’t run. ADS’ing solves that problem.

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  53. just want to say – it’s hilarious that DRJ’s most successful thread is discussing BF3 bugs…..

    i just read that inverse doesn’t work on the vehicles on PC – as a big inverse user (and this was a BIG complaint of mine in BC2)

    W T F

    I know it’s just beta but come the F#@$ on.

    luckily xbox never has these issues for some reason…………………

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  54. Is anyone getting graphical “lines” (not tearing) or graphical “triangles” or lots of flasing in the textures? I just upgraded my rig and was not having a problem at all in Metro ( i had same problem on my 8800GT , then it went away when i built new rig with 560 ti OC) Now i have all kind of lines and triangles in Caspin Border map. Im playin on ultra with the lows in the 40′s FPS and GFX card never hits abover 72 deg. C. Something like what this guy is having.. check video please http://youtu.be/sCRbww1U2qA thanks yall , let me know what u think

    IF you know how to help/fix it you can comment on the You Tube video link or email me at ptp18@hotmail.com – or as always respond here ,thanks

    Tyler

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  55. Roland: Mobile Spawn Point

    The Mobile Spawn Point CAN be destroyed, just shoot it a couple of times and it blows up, I’ve done it and it worked for me.

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  56. Well I have played around 16 hours of the retail copy on the PS3. There are still many problems. Will they patch them…….Beats me

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