Battlefield 3

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Battlefield 3
Developer(s) DICE
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Battlefield
Release date(s) NA October 25, 2011
AU October 27, 2011
EU October 28, 2011
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op, Multiplayer
GameID(s) BLES01275 (IRD), BLUS30762 (IRD), NPEB00723, NPJB00202, NPUB30742, BLAS50380 (IRD), BLJM60384 (IRD), NPHB00491
NPUB90600, BLET70016
Internal resolution 1280x704
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Battlefield 3 is a 2011 first-person shooter video game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2.

In Battlefield 3's campaign, players take on the personas of several military roles: a U.S. Marine, an F/A-18F Super Hornet weapon systems officer, an M1A2 Abrams tank operator, and a Spetsnaz GRU operative. The campaign takes place in various locations and follows the stories of two characters, Henry Blackburn and Dimitri Mayakovsky.


Options that deviate from RPCS3's default settings and provide the best experience with this title are listed below.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
ZCULL accuracy Relaxed Improves performance without any noticeable side effects.
Resolution scale 100 Write color buffers and higher resolution scale cause vertex explosions. Especially noticeable during Thunder run mission.
Write color buffers On Fixes missing ground. Breaks resolution scale.
Multithreaded RSX On Improves performance.
Asynchronous texture streaming On Improves performance depending on the GPU.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Sleep timers accuracy As Host Improves performance.
RSX FIFO accuracy Atomic Provides stability.

Known Issues

The game will freeze during the loading screen if its not updated to version 1.09.

The game can be completed but expect lots of rainbow graphics across the majority of gameplay.

Special Notes

Netplay testing

For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.

Game Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Notes
No No No No Requires custom server.


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