Battlefield 3

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Battlefield 3
Developer(s) DICE
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Battlefield
Release date(s) NA 25 October 2011
EU 28 October 2011
AU 27 October 2011
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) first-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op, Multiplayer
GameID(s) NPEB00723, NPJB00202, NPUB30742, BLES01275 (IRD), BLUS30762 (IRD)
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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.

The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release, and received mostly positive reviews.


Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
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.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
RSX FIFO accuracy Atomic Provides stability.

Known Issues

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

Special Notes