Anybody else getting crazy frame drops? My game randomly locks up for about 2-3 seconds, it worked fine before.
i heard that latest beta drivers caused some problems in bf3
download new WHQL release then
(ofc only if you have geforce gpu ;p)
Just bought this game (I know i'm late )
Any beginner tips for an FPS-newbie? Not playing FPS games that much.
Was there a patch for BF3 clients this morning? I had to install W8 twice yesterday (first install was acting up, so i reinstalled it again after switching drives around and it's all fine now), and after copying from a previously good install (as opposed to downloading all 30GB again), it asked me to download another 4GB. It's not a problem, i let it download, but i'm just wondering if anyone else got the same.
As for gameplay, i am LOVING the crossbow. Since Premium only cost me £16 and guaranteed the final 2 DLC and all the premium benefits, it's not something i despise so much. The crossbow was what pushed me over the edge into going premium. I like that i can now play support with ranged explosives, or as a sniper with unlimited ammo. I like that as a sniper, i can now destroy building cover with ease, and that i don't have to reveal myself to enemies (last time i did that i got arrested anyway). I like that there's little to no splash damage on the HE bolt, which means that it's generally allowed on servers where explosives are otherwise disallowed. I've not unlocked the scan bolt, but i'll get around to it when i feel the need for it.
Some people will know this already, but i recently switched ISP to one with a faster, cheaper service. Since the switch, my entire line has been unstable as hell. Disconnects every few hours have been common. It's made playing awkward. From time to time, i did get a stable connection, and managed an entire round of Metro 64 Conquest with more tickets than standard. Below is just one such round.
I've also found a long lost affinity for reviving and healing. When you get me on a 64-player Metro conquest as assault, i won't be busy shooting. I'll be busy encouraging you to push forwards by handling revives and heals. At the end of an above-average round, i'll walk away with 30K score, and the award for best assault. I got in a squad a few nights ago. The match started 8v8 and on the server i play on, it's forbidden to cap A or C until 10v10. Slowly but surely, the numbers of people grew, but this squad stayed the same.
Towards the end of the round, around 250 tickets left, our team is getting pushed back, but we're holding at the exits that lead from B to A (Russian side). I'm spamming medkits and revives, and people are holding. I've got 29K points and i'm leading our team. Below me, are my 3 squad mates, the lowest of which was 17K and the one below me being 26K. Suddenly, line drops, and i'm thrown out of the game. I rejoin, and find we've been wiped out, and the US team has all 3 points. I manage to get 7K points before the match ends, but since i was dropped from the game, i lose out on my hard-earned 1-hours work "Best Assault" award.
Sure, the revives and heals counted towards my medic premium dogtag (over 100 revives in that round alone, and 140 heals to team mates), but man, all that work and losing out on the award. It might not mean anything, but it was such a fun round and i totally deserved the aware (the guy who got it managed only 25K by the end). I've managed 31K in one of the rounds since then (one of the few where i've been able to stay connected throughout).
But yeah, Crossbow is awesome, but i'm only using it when i decide i want to take a break from sniping or support (using LMG88 when i want to camp, or P90 when running around -- which is becoming more common now that i've found a weapon that i can work with). USAS FRAG still get's some use for suppression and killing snipers who are killing us in our spawn, but i'm moving towards making sure my team can try and push forwards, or making myself a mobile spawn point for my squad, as opposed to sitting near a base and defending it for the entire round (which get's boring after a while).
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Been playing BF3 a lot lately, really enjoying it.
Anyway, anyone noticed a bug with the ammo where sometimes you spawn with less ammo? For example I usually spawn with 6 rounds in a stinger, but sometimes I only get 3? Same thing happends with M15 mines, where I only spawn with 3 instead of 6.