“Matches” Feature Coming to Battlefield 3

Update: The “Matches” feature is now live!

We’re taking the next step in advancing online competitive play in the Battlefield 3 community. The “Matches” feature will allow players to coordinate competitive multiplayer sessions with their friends and squad members. Battlefield 3 players will be able to select the time, server, game settings, and roster for their Matches creating a controlled and definitive environment for competitive play.

Players will be able to coordinate Matches for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 through the Battlelog. To coordinate a Match a player must be actively renting a dedicated server. Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations.

After these preliminary decisions have been made, game settings are determined for the Match. Matches are completely customizable; an extensive list of settings including friendly fire, 3D spotting, squad-leader spawning, kill cam, health regeneration, a list of weapon unlocks that will be made available to players, and more can be set to exact specifications.

With the Match settings in place, players then select the rosters for their teams from their list of friends and platoon members. A team leader for the rival team is assigned who in turn also chooses a roster for the opposing team. With the teams set, the Match is scheduled for creation and players can begin taking their places.

Before the Match begins players may engage in a Warm-up Phase where no kills or points are counted. The Match will stay in this state until all participating players have signaled that they are ready from the pause menu.

After the Match is completed players can review the results on Battlelog. Players can see the number of rounds played, what maps were used, the team that won each round, and other relevant information.

With Matches, Battlefield 3 players will be able to create, control, and track directly competitive online play. Platoons, friends, and rivals will be able to put their teamwork to the test in controlled environments laying claim to definitive superiority and creating new grudges.

Update: The “Matches” feature is now live!

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  • britisch1970 07.28.12 at 21:07

    Somebody call all these little babies a WAHmbulance. If you don’t like how the match feature works, don’t use it. If you don’t like somebody’s match rules? Get out of the way. They’ll find someone who does.

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  • CAPONX 07.23.12 at 10:48

    I don’t understand why people still whine about this. All competitive players/leagues have always created their own ruleset based on what the majority of the participating players want.

    So if you play at a league/cup/tournament the admins create a ruleset that most of the players accept, there will always be players that dont like it and players that love it.

    For example http://nordicleague.se/ is a Nordic BF3 league that set up the ruleset after asking the community how it should be played. The reason is simple, there are so many players that want different things so its impossible to force the developer to say what to use and how to play.

    It is up to the players/leagues to decide this.

  • HalfaChance88 07.18.12 at 23:21

    DICE how is this competitive when there are NO rules or standard game format. Now we have to deal with everyone’s personal preferences if we want to play a match.

  • HalfaChance88 07.18.12 at 23:09

    This sounds terrible. No standard rules means a lot of shady matches and ofc you have to own a server to set up a match. Why cant there be anything standard so we don’t have to deal with everyone’s personal preferences. So if a player sucks against…idk flashlights he can remove them and give himself an advantage or just set up his favorite map that HE is good at.

  • mobius11729 07.18.12 at 06:30

    this pc only?

  • J_KILL_SEAL 07.16.12 at 20:49

    Best game ever

  • TovarishchSoldat 07.16.12 at 20:13

    I LOVE BF3 !!

  • mr-eivle 07.16.12 at 07:04

    bf3 you are the best

  • chocolatbwoy 07.14.12 at 14:50

    Do you have to own a server to set up matches?

    • k001aidki115 07.14.12 at 18:07

      “To coordinate a Match a player must be actively renting a dedicated server.”

    • Alb-next_gen 07.14.12 at 18:43

      Yes you must, unfortunately

    • Alb-next_gen 07.14.12 at 18:44

      Yes you must, unfortunately for now

    • HalfaChance88 07.18.12 at 23:12

      yeah you do! isn’t that awesome. DICE likes paying for EA’s bills.

  • eBunny7 07.13.12 at 18:07

    What would make this imo already great game even better is a battlerecorder! Especially for competitive matches, but also for recording great clips and games without having to buy an HDPVR for consoles or the risk of not recording something cool. If it would be possible to put this in the game that would be amazing.

  • Scorpain 07.12.12 at 03:24

    Sweeeet. Just make sure we can see -at the end- kill/deaths against every individual player!!! :P

  • limitless4u 07.12.12 at 01:23

    waste of time

  • Tycho69 07.11.12 at 14:44

    Yea, but what about the “battle recorder” ???

  • FreakyOmenPL 07.11.12 at 00:00

    Finally ;)

  • kRuSnIk420 07.10.12 at 21:53

    Can’t see match history
    Can’t cancel created match

  • HolidayForHire 07.10.12 at 19:23

    They seriously need to allow support for more than 2 maps. Almost EVERY scrim played right now is at a minimum of 3 maps, if not 5.

  • STR33TS75 07.10.12 at 14:01

    So if I’m playing in PC can I coordinate a match with people playing on PS3?

  • Phrodgar 07.10.12 at 08:17

    That´s the biggest shit ever! I think that admins will (more than now) ban all types of weapons and other things, they cannot play with it. I want to say, this time they say “on my server are not allowed shotguns, c4 and campers (=sniper) and many other things” because they can´t play with these ELEMENTS of that game. With that new tool they can make more problems to other players. And we shouldn´t forget: Alle the things, adminds normaly ban from there own server, are a part of this game and the gameplay. @ Dice: Please think about the impact of your “improvements”.

    • Artdude90 07.10.12 at 09:36

      yeah like in squad tdm throwing c4 from the building and camping with dao 12 and placing claymores is totally cool o.O It is totally fine in other modes but when you want a nice match those elements are just unfair and anoying but I also get your point. You think that every server will now have locks for certain weapons etc? I understand more like you create a match on DD.MM plus time and than it will happen. But will it lock the server for other players to join? If yes, I guess we will never find servers in the future ^^ It´s already hard to find one now

      • Phrodgar 07.10.12 at 10:45

        I agree with you. In sdm it is very unfair, but I´ve seen a lot of admins who ban this in other mods like conquest for example, where it is a normal part of this game. And this is, what makes me tired to play this game and what I wanted to say with my post … :)

    • Pozioma 07.10.12 at 09:59

      Yes that is true. What is the point of having a game where you cannot use all weapons, attachments etc.? If you guys do not know how to play against campers, shotguns, guys with C4 or RPG, you should play something else. I hate servers with limits, and never play on them.
      In BF3 you can find solution against every single enemy.

      • Phrodgar 07.10.12 at 10:49

        Ahh wonderbar! I see you understand what I want to say. That´s exactly rigth!

      • Merlin3180 07.15.12 at 11:03

        I agree with you to a point, but there is very little you can do when on Grand Bizarre and the entire enemy team is grenading, rocketing, C4ing and mortaring the spawn point, explain how you deal with that. I do agree that admin abuse is rife on the owned servers and is mainly down to there inability to deal with more skilled players.

    • DannyCHEST 07.10.12 at 14:11

      Mate I don’t think you understand.. This is for competitive play, leagues and matches, it’s not going to be like this for public servers. The allow tool won’t be on public servers, atleast not yet anyway.

    • JaYung 07.10.12 at 14:39

      Dude you’re getting this completely wrong. These matches are not admin managed. These are fully player controlled so that we as players can setup matches between, oh lets say two clans, and be able to have a fully customisible game without the need to own a server.

      • XANDERscythe123 07.10.12 at 19:19

        Actually DUDE, you need a server to create a match.

    • Bucketnate 07.10.12 at 16:00

      Actually dude this is just for MATCHES you know like competitive games, between two gaming teams or clans, this isnt just server rules…

    • Garlock 07.10.12 at 17:23

      There should be a ‘vote down’ button so that people who don’t know how to read aren’t speaking for the intelligent members of this community.

      BTW Phrodgar, even if this WERE for every admin, just don’t play on the servers that you don’t like. Better yet, rent your OWN server and make it whatever you want.

    • Sllayr 07.10.12 at 17:58

      dude you have go this all wrong, read the text again this is for competetive play this will be locked servers for example league matches like the esl ladder. This har absolutely nothing to do with public servers.

  • RoyalMarines1888 07.10.12 at 05:30

    i think the engineer class should have another weapon and i think this would make the tanks lees wary to spawn kill and go on like 50 kill streaks, an IED. now i know your thinking mines, but the IED would be visible on radar but only when spotted and would have a small spike-like bar showing above ground, not too big though, and infantry would be able t set it off by standing on it. this would mean infantry would have to be more aware and it would also combat them spawn killing on maps and so on,like Operation Metro, Grand baazar, it could be made that it takes time for you to put it in its position, like 5 seconds or something making the player vulnerable and prone to being shot, i think it would make the game a bit better and more realistic. just a though, this matches thing looks great by the way.

    • SwannyMatt 07.10.12 at 07:35

      Place mines in the rubble from blown up buildings, or push crates and stuff over mines you’ve already laid down. I’ve managed to get some experienced tank drivers with that. Also what works great is the shadow of the street lights. You can fit two mines close together perfectly in the shadow of the street light where it bulbs. Drivers almost never notice it. Finally placing 2 mines on the manhole covers is a good one too. Although better tank drivers are catching on to that one.

    • sycoticgamer15 07.10.12 at 21:31

      Hey dude they ain’t experienced enough unless they can say two words… thermal vision… muahaha :P

  • CJCITYNJ 07.10.12 at 02:26

    I need my m4a1 carbon to have more power and dice need to put there servers in the quick matches because every time when I push quick match what do I see I see a rent a server in a quick matches dice get it together put all server up first and push the rent a server back and when I choose team death that’s what I want to play and it keep putting me in rush and stuff like that it’s crazy and when is y’all going to make y’all servers have close quarters because I keep seeing those rent a server people having it but not y’all at all I pay $50 on this premium and y’all servers need to have all new maps on it so I guess if this is not done I guess I’m done playing battlefield and i just play something else.

    • Spectre Gadget 07.10.12 at 02:42

      I use Server Browser almost exclusively now because I noticed the Quick Match was putting me into games and servers I didn’t want. Try it out, it takes a few extra minutes to do but you can see the playlist and everything so you don’t have to find new games every 15 minutes.

    • xDRUMZx 07.10.12 at 04:07

      all in one sentence too. you rock.

  • Isolated Echo1 07.09.12 at 06:17

    DICE really needs to put the MG-42 into Battlefield 3 for the support class. Anyone else agree?

    • dunk2k 07.09.12 at 19:58

      MG-42!? the MG3 is the modern version – yes the MG3 was featured in Bad Company 2 and I loved that gun – 1000rpm of utter excellence, moar!

    • RoyalMarines1888 07.10.12 at 05:31

      HELL YES! man i second that

  • cjffly 07.08.12 at 23:05

    battleRecoder is to much work for DICE, I think it has tech problem. However, SPEC mode is just so easy, it’s already there, DICE just need to push a button and SPEC can work for us. Otherwise how is your trailer recoded?

    • RoyalMarines1888 07.10.12 at 05:32

      i know dude, but they don’t seem to want to give us it :(, it would make things so much easier.

  • -Admiral-Vinnie 07.08.12 at 22:11

    Aks people in the weekly pool about the SPEC mode and BFRecoder… u will see how badly they want it… Anyway, good intel so far and keep working on it!

  • BPA_Dobleclick 07.08.12 at 13:47

    Yeah thanks, but…

    WHERE’S SPEC MODE AND BATTLERECORDER???

    And if you’re planning to let us select allowed weapons and gear, please let us specify EACH AND EVERY WEAPON AND GEAR!! In the above screenshot you’re missing gear which is very frequently prohibited in some competitive leagues, such as IRNV and Radio Beacon for example.

  • ChickenScheisse 07.08.12 at 13:07

    Common, guys… matchplay needs to have a spec mode and server-side demorecs. There will be no real competition without it. We are missing out on some really great matches and gameplays without it! Why cant you update the game with that? I love the game, but it will never be competitive without the spec mode.

  • Buptaboy 07.08.12 at 11:55

    Sounds great but when is it actually launching?

  • Arithon 07.08.12 at 08:49

    Get it through your thick skulls already, DICE:

    COMPETITIVE MATCHES REQUIRE SPECTATOR MODE.

    Live it. Love it. Learn it. Until spectator mode is in the game, you don’t have a REAL competitive game. Fix it already.

  • bobTHEpony1 07.07.12 at 22:47

    thats kool…. but we still want spectator _ pleezzzzz

  • ElessarGR 07.07.12 at 19:27

    Battlecorder or spectate?

  • ioben 07.07.12 at 09:01

    Yesss… That is… But… Rosters don’t be only friend list or their platoon members, we can invite another platoon for match: “Platoon Matches”

  • Haimula 07.07.12 at 08:18

    Cool but it’s all useless without spec mode and battlerecorder.

  • cjffly 07.07.12 at 07:19

    spectator, sry

  • cjffly 07.07.12 at 07:19

    we want specter mode in Matches!!!!

  • PARAMVEER 07.07.12 at 06:42

    This is a start but we need spectator mode. And some money pumped into some tournaments to get a scene started for BF3 E-Sports.

  • Born 07.07.12 at 04:08

    Hmm a reoccurring theme spectator and demos, yet dice and zh1nto say nothing. In before moh has spec mode from start.

  • Sgt Stokes21 07.07.12 at 03:37

    I think dice needs to make a new map under water map
    with submariine and more

  • drumscarinbr 07.06.12 at 21:00

    DICE, Please respond to this suggestion.

    I have been posting this on a semi-regular basis sinch launch, in attempts to get you guys to at least acknowledge it.

    One of (if not the most) crucial element that makes a game mode ‘hardcore’, is the ABSENCE of the minimap.

    Please allow the minimap to be removed in custom servers while keeping ALL other HC settings (most importantly, hardcore’s 60% health) ….. WHILE KEEPING THE MATCH RANKED (that’s the important part).

    This is a big issue for hardcore players that like myself, who were let down by the inclusion of the minimap in hardcore to begin with. In my opinion, the minimap should be removed from the hardcore mode in general as well, but should you not do that, then again, allow the hardcore community to do so in 60% health/hardcore custom games.

    The custom servers need more flexibility overall, while keeping the matches RANKED. IMO, you should be able to edit ANY parameter with the only restriction being player health possibly. Maybe the lowest allowable level would be 30%, as I can understand your boosting concerns of people setting health at 1% and getting a billion kills/points. The bottom line is that players should be able to create and play a more harsh/realistic style of game play and get people to play those servers, but right now, most people won’t because the games are unranked. So if you rent and set up a server this way, there it will sit…..empty.

    Why not give the player the option to play both very different styles of RANKED game play, as you have always done in prior games (BFBC2)? This change would also be very simple to do on your end (DICE), as it’s not code intensive, it’s just a server-side setting for the most part. It’s not like I’m asking you to change some character animations or something complex like that.

    IMPORTANT: These server changes WILL NOT IMPACT other core players and even hardcore players that do like to play with the minimap, since they will still be able to play custom games that have HC settings + the minimap. So whether you’re a core, ‘hardcore lite’, or a true hardcore player, you really can’t argue with this logic, in any way.

    Other wishlist items:

    Please use the conquest flag capturing indicator that is in BFBC2. Do not bring up the large circular ‘C’ meter right in the middle of the screen just above the gun’s sights, as it just obscures the player’s view even more. Just stick with BFBC2′s audible ‘ticking’ meter at the bottom left hand side of the screen.

    Please remove the names of the conquest capture points/flags (warehouse, docks, etc.) and just stick with A,B,C,etc. these names just obscure the players view, specially in longer/narrower maps. The names do very little for the player, as I’ve never had an issue in communicating with my squad that “I’m capturing Alpha”, for example. If you want/need to include the names, just leave them on the full-size map while in the spawn/pause screen.

    Thanx.

  • THE_DRO_ 07.06.12 at 20:08

    Thank You for this! Clan matches have not been the easiest to organize, We have been using two servers just to have the staging like you guys mentioned above. Hope with this all being streamlined more clan will step and want to do competitive matches. There seems to be no date on when this will be up and running, I hope this isn’t just to be added with the Armored Kill update in Sept. Any word on a date range or something would be fantastic lol

  • ShavedApe 07.06.12 at 19:10

    Looks good, I hope there some way of spectating too for competitive games to really take off the ability to spectate is a must. Battlerecorder wouldnt be a bad idea too.

    Keep up the good work though, its a little late for some teams but those of us still here do appreciate it.

    • Pyromaniac73 07.06.12 at 19:59

      Spectator mode and Battle recorder would be great and not just for matches! A true spectator made,that allows one to follow any player they want,would do wonders,on keeping peolpe gameplay,legit.

  • smasht_AU 07.06.12 at 19:03

    Where is the spectator mode?

  • Fu NaN Stu 07.06.12 at 18:53

    You know what I’d REALLY love to see? It’s a filter option for filtering out private servers, so it just leaves the official DICE ones. That would be good.

    • HumanWeaponX1221 07.08.12 at 19:38

      Are there even any official Dice servers any more? I don’t think so. Believe me I would love to have those back.

  • GunnaKnifeU 07.06.12 at 18:50

    looks cool

  • dsmgb 07.06.12 at 17:49

    So why isn’t this announcement in BattleLog News?

    Anyway, looking forward to using this to setup inter-Platoon matches. Thanks

  • lifes2shrt4gamz 07.06.12 at 15:39

    WILL i BE ABLE TO USE B2K and CQ weapons on Private/Unranked Servers?

  • PsychoHydro 07.06.12 at 15:11

    How about fixing the input lag for PS3 instead?

  • uttamawrongso3 07.06.12 at 14:49

    yeah. Very geed

  • wazza6935 07.06.12 at 14:47

    YOU KUNTS ARE NEVER HAPPY WITH ANYTHING!! FUCKING SERIOUSLY, THEY PUT ALOT OF WORK INTO THIS AND YOU THROW IT IN THEIR FACE!, BE HAPPY WITH WHAT THEIR GIVING YOU AND STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERYTHING!

    • Weed_0 07.07.12 at 12:20

      u r joking i hope??? for all the money we gave them spec mode and battlerecorder is least DICE can do for us…so we will kepp “throwing it in their faces” in affort to make this game competitive…what they give us now will not do the work…

  • Pr3dator39 07.06.12 at 13:58

    Yeah … very nice, what can I say? Oh, wait…. HOW ABOUT SOME FREE LAN GAMEPLAY? HUH? HOW ABOUT THAT?

  • Scorneo 07.06.12 at 13:16

    Are you effing joking? These features were barely demanded, at all. I certainly couldn’t find anything.
    Where is the VERY much demanded Battle Recorder and Spectator Mode?

  • Backes 07.06.12 at 12:37

    Ai que se refiro!!! kkkkkkkk
    That´s very good… but we need a date!! Whennnnnnnnnnn?

  • x__Supas__x 07.06.12 at 12:32

    Please take the next step in competitive PS3 Battlefield gaming through fixing the INPUT LAG. This is nice but solving the input lag still is the biggest PS3 issue and the Audio crashes.

    • HumanWeaponX1221 07.08.12 at 20:02

      YES!!! +1000! How can they worry about adding new features when the base game is still broken? The audio crashing is one of the most annoying things! That’s like the WHOLE game practically, that’s what creates the environment and realism that we all have come to love. There are more audio cues that we have to listen to figure out what’s going on in the world then visual cues so without sound the game is practically unplayable.

      And in regards to the Input Lag issue, I used to never think that wasn’t very noticeable until yesterday when I was playing on Noshar Canals all day and so many times, I would be in a firefight and I would duck down behind solid cover to recover health, and then like a second later I would die, as if I am still being shot! And I get it, Noshar Canals is one of the most chaotic, busy maps, so I get that the PS3 gets bogged down trying to render all that craziness on screen as fast as it’s actually happening, but still, the devs should have realized this when they made the game. I would much rather have zero input lag then a super high resolution game. I can sacrifice crazy particle effects and what not, so that my commands to my character are actually happening in real time and not delayed.

      Fix these 2 single issues and then we can talk about competitive gaming.

      Ohh and also, does this game crash any one else’s entire PS3? It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does it’s annoying as fuck as well, especially when I’m on like a 20 kill streak.

      And how about adding clan/platoon support INSIDE the game on the PS3 like Killzone did? I don’t have a computer sitting next to me in the living room while I’m playing to be able to check what’s all going on.

  • AkarkiJoe 07.06.12 at 10:14

    Very nice the lock/unlock list, but hey! Where is the RPG/SMAW block function?

  • Spagman 07.06.12 at 04:36

    The unlock options (and also weapons options, eg: Shotguns Yes\No) should be given to server admins as well.

  • Chango-col 07.06.12 at 04:30

    OMG you’re finally enabling spectator mode?!?!

    .

    .

    .

    Ohh nvm..

  • Thelemorp 07.06.12 at 02:25

    And why didnt this exist when the game first was released? Most ppl that was interested in BF3 for competetive gaming has moved on to other games..

  • jagardaniel 07.06.12 at 01:29

    This is a step in the right direction, great! BF3 is an amazing game and it’s great if we can see more clans out there. Competitive gaming works in BF3! However, we still need spectator mode and that is the most important thing today.

  • Skitrel 07.06.12 at 01:23

    Jesus these comments are abysmal. Worse than Mordor? I think so.

    This is a fantastic feature and it’s great to finally see it. One question though Crash, could you please clarify whether only the owner of a server can sort matches or whether server admins as a whole can? It would be MUCH better if admins could too, a setting perhaps to disallow or allow the feature for other admins?

    • Toggelito 07.06.12 at 10:42

      Everyone with the server credentials can create a match. As you can see in the first picture you need Server name, Rcon port, and Rcon password. :)

  • drumscarinbr 07.06.12 at 00:55

    DICE, Please respond to this suggestion.

    I have been posting this on a semi-regular basis sinch launch, in attempts to get you guys to at least acknowledge it.

    One of (if not the most) crucial element that makes a game mode ‘hardcore’, is the ABSENCE of the minimap.

    Please allow the minimap to be removed in custom servers while keeping ALL other HC settings (most importantly, hardcore’s 60% health) ….. WHILE KEEPING THE MATCH RANKED (that’s the important part).

    This is a big issue for hardcore players that like myself, who were let down by the inclusion of the minimap in hardcore to begin with. In my opinion, the minimap should be removed from the hardcore mode in general as well, but should you not do that, then again, allow the hardcore community to do so in 60% health/hardcore custom games.

    The custom servers need more flexibility overall, while keeping the matches RANKED. IMO, you should be able to edit ANY parameter with the only restriction being player health possibly. Maybe the lowest allowable level would be 30%, as I can understand your boosting concerns of people setting health at 1% and getting a billion kills/points. The bottom line is that players should be able to create and play a more harsh/realistic style of game play and get people to play those servers, but right now, most people won’t because the games are unranked. So if you rent and set up a server this way, there it will sit…..empty.

    Why not give the player the option to play both very different styles of RANKED game play, as you have always done in prior games (BFBC2)? This change would also be very simple to do on your end (DICE), as it’s not code intensive, it’s just a server-side setting for the most part. It’s not like I’m asking you to change some character animations or something complex like that.

    IMPORTANT: These server changes WILL NOT IMPACT other core players and even hardcore players that do like to play with the minimap, since they will still be able to play custom games that have HC settings + the minimap. So whether you’re a core, ‘hardcore lite’, or a true hardcore player, you really can’t argue with this logic, in any way.

    Other wishlist items:

    Please use the conquest flag capturing indicator that is in BFBC2. Do not bring up the large circular ‘C’ meter right in the middle of the screen just above the gun’s sights, as it just obscures the player’s view even more. Just stick with BFBC2′s audible ‘ticking’ meter at the bottom left hand side of the screen.

    Please remove the names of the conquest capture points/flags (warehouse, docks, etc.) and just stick with A,B,C,etc. these names just obscure the players view, specially in longer/narrower maps. The names do very little for the player, as I’ve never had an issue in communicating with my squad that “I’m capturing Alpha”, for example. If you want/need to include the names, just leave them on the full-size map while in the spawn/pause screen.

    Thanx.

  • M3ATSHI3LD-US- 07.05.12 at 23:56

    Once again EA/Dice spit on the needs of this game to put an effort towards an absolutely unnecessary feature. Dice, for the love of god, go back to the drawing board and fix the basics like netcode, objects in all facets, and detection of the numerous hacks that run rampant with nothing to stop them. Cheaters don’t care if you reset their stats. They can just cheat and get the stats back. I highly doubt that if a person paid for unlocks you take those free unlocks away with a stat wipe. Battlerecorder and the similar tools are all you need to even mention to us players. Save the wasting of our money for ridiculous features that don’t fix the game inside your development community so we don’t have to feel like you ripped us off every step of the way.

  • dpg70 07.05.12 at 23:54

    So, just the actual server owner can do this, or any admin on the server? Way to cover the details DICE.

  • CoNNoUK 07.05.12 at 23:26

    You need an Objective mode like close S&D, spec mode, weapon restriction. then you can say your competitive.

  • crozoki3001 07.05.12 at 23:07

    as has been said before.
    This will NEVER be a competitive game without battlerecords and spectator mode or killcams.
    ESL is full of cheaters, here will be even more.
    So Zh1nto you skinny bitch do something.

    • crozoki3001 07.05.12 at 23:12

      because i have paid for this game, I never gave you the money so you can make a fool out of me.
      i want battlerecord like in bf2 or killcam like in cod, when you have already made bastard between cod and bf give us killcam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Krov7 07.05.12 at 22:35

    This is a great feature, thank you EA/DICE! To build off even further, any teams that are looking for a professionally sponsored league/tournament environment, check out the PCGN League! http://www.pc-gamers.net

  • FsT-meni 07.05.12 at 21:27

    Is this a joke? I say this because platforms of gaming like Electronic Sports League (ESL) u others we can coordinate the “Matches” years ago from now. This never will be and advance with competitive in any way because is already invented. Competitive players are joining tournaments in league in that platforms before mentionen and coordinate the match with the rival.

    Battlefield 3 NEED Spectador Mode and Battlfield Rercorder. With out this two things you can call whatever you want “advance in competitive mode” but it isn’t.

    • SickVance 07.05.12 at 21:48

      Absolutely agree.
      Where the phuk is Battlerecorder?

    • LennartDenmark 07.05.12 at 22:35

      Now this is the complete truth. I really hope DICE soon will implement what was needed from the getgo: spectating and demo recorder. In eye spectating as a priority of course, but chances are that the engine can’t handle that just like Unreal Engine, blegh. (insert sad face here)

    • NioXin 07.05.12 at 23:17

      SPectator mode is essential for competitive play for sure… Theres no way to view the game otherwise. DICE lift your game, get a team onto this feature full time. as a PREMIUM member this is my demand.

  • D4rth_Man7iz 07.05.12 at 21:27

    This is going to be great, now we just need a good ‘spectator mode’ and we’re all set.

    Thanks a lot DICE for being so nice with BF3 community.

  • d0xxx 07.05.12 at 21:24

    Hi Ian, at first, thank you for corresponding with us!

    May I ask you a question. Would it be possible to get the ball rolling for an internal discussion about this:
    Let Battlelog automatically put squadmembers together into a new ‘party’ (if player is not already in a party). Battlelog *is* already able to retrieve player-squad-info (as used in live-scoreboard), so this won’t be a big deal (effort) to implement it. Reasons behind this: We, on PC, will be able to talk to our random squad mates. This will enormously improve teamwork and fun factor to people who like teamwork. And that is what Battlefield was known for… It will make A LOT of people play the game again… people like me and nearly my whole clan. Using VoIP with randoms is the key of the best teamwork.

    Thank you for taking time to read this.
    And thanks again in the name of /r/battlefield3 for everything you do for the community.
    d0xxx

  • reLapse 07.05.12 at 21:21

    Too little too late.

  • ranger849 07.05.12 at 21:19

    Get rid of client side hit detection, then enforce min/max ping. Then you’ll be on to something cause right now it’s an utter joke you can be killed point blank face to face but the first time you see your killer is in the kill cam.

  • Sir0Kuhl 07.05.12 at 21:18

    Nice! Spectator-mode and battlerecorder now, please!

  • Zodiac686 07.05.12 at 21:10

    Great, but what about spectator mode?

  • RO4DK1LL 07.05.12 at 20:36

    Yes! \o/ Thank you very much! :))

  • IT_WONT_FIT 07.05.12 at 20:31

    NO SHOUTGUNS

  • MukkyPuppy 07.05.12 at 20:21

    Do you need to be a server owner, or can you just be an admin? Hopefully it’s the later.

  • cali572 07.05.12 at 20:20

    DICE, I have to handle to you, you guys are really making BF3 the go to game for competative online fps gaming. For that I salute you.

  • KatanaPuffin58 07.05.12 at 20:16

    Yes…We want Battlerecorder! :P

  • Raelion 07.05.12 at 20:15

    Great work Dice! So glad to see the tools being made to make BF3 the premier competitive FPS. Hopefully soon we will get more info on a true spectator mode and a search and destroy type game [;ay. With those in place BF3 will stay relevant for years to come.

  • XDrz 07.05.12 at 20:13

    DICE Y NO Battlerecorder? Or just spectator mode like we get in spawn menu? It’s already implemented Y NO release this feature to us?

    • FragRaptor 07.05.12 at 20:17

      Lest we forget commanders and VoIP. We wouldn’t need MAVs, mortars, and wouldn’t have to waste 6 people running them if we had commanders.

  • Jinx_Lance 07.05.12 at 20:11

    So…friends/squad only? No “public” event? Can I look for “Matches” and engage or I have to be “invited”?

    • 0fire0demon0 07.27.12 at 21:44

      OF COURSE it’s not a public event! dont you UNDERSTAND!? if you wanted to just look for a match that is public, just click “Quick Match” or browse for servers yourself!

  • Blue Budgie One 07.05.12 at 20:05

    At last, although it is a shame it won’t be here before UKMC Squirmish tournament kicks off. My life would have been made so much easier with this.
    http://bit.ly/NmfExP

  • FragRaptor 07.05.12 at 20:03

    How do you try to support competitive play without VoIP………

    • Raelion 07.05.12 at 20:06

      dafuq?! Any competitive team will have a voice solution already. Don’t be a fool.

    • Acconda 07.05.12 at 20:08

      There is a VoIP in battlelog, although it is not the best. But the game doesn’t have to have a integrated VoIP to support competitive play..

    • smasht_AU 07.06.12 at 19:06

      Pretty much every team uses there own voip for matches, what’s missing is spectator mode, demo recording etc.

  • SirCrest 07.05.12 at 20:03

    This seems like an incredibly late feature, but glad it’s being integrated.

    Now we just need Battlerecorder.

  • Acconda 07.05.12 at 20:02
  • elot1on 07.05.12 at 20:00

    Wow, awesome! Finally, have been waiting for something like this to come.

  • djaydo 07.05.12 at 19:58

    Awesome!

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