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Battlefield 3 U.S. Preorder Bonuses

Various U.S. retailer have revealed their preorder bonuses for Battlefield 3, DICE's upcoming military shooter sequel. In addition to the Back To Karkand DLC that accompanies all preorders: Preordering from GameStop will get players the Physical Warfare pack, which includes the DAO-12 Shotgun, a Flash Suppressor, Type 88 LMG, and Flachette [sic] Ammo. Preordering from Amazon entitles players to an exclusive Dog Tag Pack for multiplayer play. Finally, preordering from Best Buy comes with an exclusive SPECACT Kit with "8 multiplayer weapons and uniform skins free." Thanks James via BF3Blog.

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38. Re: Battlefield 3 U.S. Preorder Bonuses Aug 2, 2011, 20:52 OldScho0l
 
Teddy wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 04:12:
OldScho0l wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 02:10:
@Teddy
It has always been an option in BC2. It's considered a casual feature where as Hardcore servers have it disabled. 2D spotting is enabled via the map, but Hardcore doesn't have the mini map and you have to actually open your map to see the 2D spots. I only play on Hardcore mode in BC2 because I hate the 3D spotting and insane damage a player can take in casual mode. The Alpha was casual mode.

I had a total blast playing BF3! Now I'm wishing that prone could be added into BC2.

Only ever tried normal mode in BC2 once. As soon as I saw how many rounds it took from an LMG to kill someone, I logged off and went to hardcore, so I don't think I ever saw the 3d spotting in that game.

That said, I didn't find the damage model far off from Hardcore BC2 to the alpha for BF3. People died plenty fast in it, giving or recieving. The spotting was just silly when you could spam Q and have little arrows pointing out people you'd never have seen.

I get the intent of it, and sure it helps with teamwork, but it's far from balanced. It really needs to have a cooldown on the use of it, and have the range it will spot people limited so that they have to be closer to the crosshair for it to work. This "everything in the scope" stuff should be restricted to recon who have the spotting mod.

I agree. It made hiding in the bushes almost useless. In the Alpha, I played as a sniper until I unlocked the Bipod and I got most of my points per round by spamming Q as I looked around the BF with my 12x scope. I should not have been able to spot through bushes, but I constantly spotted people that I couldn't even see.
I also thought that the damage in the alpha was similar to hardcore BC2 on most of the weapons. I think they still need to tweak it a lot.
The regeneragting health sucks. If they don't remove it, I hope that it's a casual feature or maybe add a timer so health doesn't start to regen until after a minute or so.
 
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