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BATTLEFIELD 3 - Tank POSTED BY EA Staff ON Oct 24, 2011

Battlefield 3 Launches With Record-Breaking Force

We hope you’ve got some MREs stashed away, because Battlefield 3 just began its assault. With three million in pre-sales and over 60 industry awards already under its belt, the third title in the Battlefield series is officially the biggest FPS launch in EA history.

Today’s launch isn’t the only milestone for Battlefield 3; the beta shot down past stats as well. Over nine million players experienced the game’s September beta, collectively setting new social online play records for EA. In FPS terms, that’s over 42 billion shots fired and 1.6 billion kills registered. Good thing virtual bullets are free.

While we’re sure many of you are already gunning your way to glory – maybe you’re even firing up your PC as we post this – it’s not too late for those who aren’t. Order your copy of Battlefield 3 on Origin and start climbing the leaderboards today.

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Comments (60)

  1. +7 0
    To bad the server is so slow that i hav"nt been able to log on and i bought my game at Midnight and it is now @pm the next day
    Oct 25, 2011
    1 Reply
    1. +1 0
      same here it tells me my account is not allowd to log in
      Oct 25, 2011
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  2. +1 0
    Does anyone knows how to install BF 3 LE from DVD without downloading 12,1 GB via Origin ? I have 2 DVD's, but after pressing INSTALL it still want to download BF via Origin.
    Oct 25, 2011
    3 Replies
    1. 0 0
      včera mi to taky stahovalo pouze z internetu přes jedno dvd. dnes jsem provedl novou instalaci a pokračovala i přes druhé dvd. Bohužel hra se nespustí. Otvírají se mi neustále stránky BF3.
      Oct 28, 2011
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    2. +1 0
      i thought the same thing, bud if you hit download, it does install the game from my dvd. Just try it.
      Oct 26, 2011
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    3. 0 0
      Wenn man sich überhaupt mal anmelden kann -.-
      Oct 27, 2011
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  3. +3 0
    how do i delete my profile mobsterpenguin22 in EA cause i cant play multiplayer without deleting that please help
    Oct 25, 2011
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  4. +10 -2
    this is ******** i cant play
    Oct 25, 2011
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  5. Comment Flagged +15 -6
    how do i return this crap *** game! such a disapointment and i hate COD but at least their **** works!!
    Oct 25, 2011
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    1. 0 -1
      I totally agree, would be nice if the (*^&#)( servers worked!!!!
      Oct 27, 2011
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  6. +9 0
    i love the game - but wish it wouldnt crash every 15 minutes.. hoping there is a fix for it really soon! :)
    Oct 25, 2011
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  7. +13 -3
    Record breaking pissed off customers too!
    Oct 25, 2011
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  8. +12 -2
    THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY ANNOYING!!!!! Click on Multiplayer and what do I get?!?!? Failed to connect to EA online, Please try again. Ok, So I try My Soldier, what do I get??!? Failed to connect to EA online, Please try again. Failed to connect to EA online, please try again!!! This is for XBOX 360! What the hell is going on here? I put in other games, tried Netflix, everything works except disappointing game. I better trade it in soon so that I can get a high trade in value, what a waste. And I thought this would have been the COD slayer, goes to show that no matter how many awards you win, you still don't know jack about Multiplayer. What the hell is with ALL THIS REGISTERING? Register at Origin, then EA, then gunclub, then battlelog, then download a gig onto your hard drive, this is ridiculous.
    Oct 25, 2011
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    1. 0 0
      have you been able to connect? i still have the problem. sold the game back but i have the same problem for all of my EA games
      Dec 11, 2011
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    2. 0 0
      yea i have the same problem too and my friends can play but i cant
      Jan 21, 2012
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  9. +5 0
    come on guys get it right
    Oct 25, 2011
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  10. +2 -1
    Cant connect to servers a lot of fan fare for nothing
    Oct 25, 2011
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  11. +6 -2
    Fix the servers :()
    Oct 25, 2011
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  12. 0 -1
    On the back of my game it says online play but I cant play online because servers are crap so I will be returning this
    Oct 25, 2011
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  13. +2 -3
    1. static bull crap 2. slow servers 3. slow load times 4. 4gigs of ram not enough because i gotta run a million other things to play 5. cant enter the options outside of the game 6. key bindings are crap and wont sink with mouse 7. alt + tab out of game and i get dropped 8. game launches from browser.....really? 9. i cant exit game after a match has ended. i gotta wait dam near a minute to exit
    Oct 26, 2011
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  14. +3 -1
    Pulling a Homefront size screw-up with this failed to connect to Ea online garbage.
    Oct 26, 2011
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  15. +6 -2
    180 million stolen just in pre-sale's. U guys are better con artists then video game makers.
    Oct 26, 2011
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  16. Comment Flagged +4 -2
    Pre -ordered the game on the 23rd...When I tried to activate it in Origin it says that my activation key has already been used from my email invoice!!!!WTF people, is this another con??Have any of you tried the EA support???Let me tell you '*%$£^%$^ Useless is all I can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Opened a support case and I am still waiting for a reply, which is supposed to be within 24 hours, so everyone is playing and I am still waiting so I can download it ...If I can give anyone advice, don't ever pre-order another EA game again, let them get it to the store and then purchase it, this Origin - EA thing is an abortion, I have stronger words I can use!!!
    Oct 26, 2011
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  17. +2 0
    Constantly updating to EA.com is retarded. The EA servers are running triple overtime. To everyone planning on returning their 360 version of BF3, good luck. Each new copy of the game comes with a one time use multiplayer activation code. so any story can only sell the single player campaign disk. with a receipt, gamestop will only pay 30 bucks for it thru the the end of nov. But they still require both disks for some reason. all other stores i've been to its already down to 22 buck buyback.
    Oct 26, 2011
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  18. +3 -1
    Every time i click multiplayer, co-op, or my soldier i get lost connection to EA on line and stuck in a loading screen that never ends, I've reinstalled 12 times been on the customer service like for 6 hours at a time and can't do anything except play campaign OFF LINE, WTF, this is a Xbox 360 game, i pay $100 a year to XBL so i don't have to deal with this crap, RETURNING IMMEDIATELY!
    Oct 26, 2011
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  19. 0 -1
    Finally! I am not getting "lost connect to EA"... I am playing multiplayer and it rocks. Not much lag on my XBox. With several million sold we could honestly expect some glitches in the beginning. It seems EA is working hard to remedy the issues. This is good. EA should have anticipated such a huge rush on the servers. Hummmmm! Only time will tell if they get it right. COD is probably taking notes for is own launch on Nov 8th. I love competition.
    Oct 26, 2011
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    1. 0 0
      how did you get past account not activated???
      Jan 4, 2012
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  20. 0 0
    when i tried to play multiplayer it says that the gamer profile is not valid i dont know to do to play online can anyone help me please !!!!!!!!
    Oct 27, 2011
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