Only in Battlefield honorary mentions

It’s tough sitting in the jury when you create so many great videos. If you remember, we picked the top 10 and final three winners in our Only in Battlefield contest a while ago. But there are so many great entries that we haven’t had a chance to properly highlight and honor yet. This blog post will honor a few of the ones that we think are different or corny or amazing enough for another round of highlights. Presenting (in no particular order) the Only in Battlefield honorary mentions 2012.

Everyday I’m Javelin
Out of all 1,200 videos we received, “Everyday I’m Javelin” by German team “Die Geilen Uschis” is probably the one that made us laugh the most. This amazing 10 minute epic features both slapstick and beautifully co-ordinated scenes where Engineers fire their Javelins simultaneously at enemy aircraft with hilarious results. Group jumping off the roof of exploding building is another specialty from this group that worked for months to put this video together. They actually submitted for our first Only in Battlefield contest a long time ago, and they’ve always been one of our favorites here in the DICE office. For your awesome teamwork, sense of humor, and great editing, we salute you. Oh, and when watching this one, make sure you don’t miss the awesome 8-bit Battlefield theme remix at the very end.

Do a Barrel Roll (in a chopper)!
It’s always mesmerizing to watch a super skilled helicopter pilot do his thing. Like user LeSmashface, making short work of the opposition on Operation Firestorm with a combination of agile flying and precise cannon work. What happens next is totally unexpected. But you get a hint in the video title.

Engineer’s Best Friend
We received a lot of humorous videos to the challenge. One of the cutest ones was this homage to our friend the EOD bot. Ever since our GamesCom 2011 gameplay trailer, this Engineer companion has been the source of a lot of love and affection. In this video, we see how user zockerboy100 uses his trusty companion to get out of a pinned down situation. Who’s a good bot?!

Erase and Rewind
This explosive entry (to say the least) was submitted by user TheAthenaGaming with no real title, so we made one up. Hope you like it, AthenaGaming! This video focuses on the explosive destruction of Battlefield 3, featuring a number of cool shots showing how things blow up, then in reverse how they get assembled again. It’s one of those rare videos that is unique and focuses on a single aspect of the game that makes you appreciate all its little details even more. We especially like the cuts in Close Quarters where we see shots going from undestroyed to totally ruined in the blink of an eye. Gorgeous stuff.

Defy the Skygods
If this was a competition to come up with the most epic and poetic sounding title to a video, “Defy the Skygods” would have taken first place hands down. What’s in the video isn’t half bad either. A large number of users sent montages where they exacted punishment on airborne enemies, but few did so with such a large amount of finesse and dedication as user whyhalothar. Using mainly tanks and unguided (as they are) RPG’s, he makes any pilot regret his decision to climb into the cockpit. Take that, skygods!

Until next time, keep those videos coming.

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  • SemperFiMarines9 12.15.12 at 15:37

    thats nice

  • proleter_tz 12.15.12 at 09:02

    RPG-7v7 KING

  • titanilla 11.24.12 at 08:45

    Ezek nagyon jok ja es ha valaki van aki tud magyarul beszekni az jelentkezen a cseten tittanilla.

  • lugaru100 11.22.12 at 19:35

    genial

  • lbolls 11.19.12 at 16:58

    cool

  • Killerdoomsky 11.06.12 at 02:42

    I was expecting something from BF2 with the barrelrolling, it was a common heli technique for dodging rockets and gunfire as a pilot. im sad that it wasnt encorperated in BF3.

  • ariaandkia 11.02.12 at 10:26

    I had to laugh at the first one. Pretty easy to do it with help. But the old way of dodging stingers and heat seekers in helis without flares? Yeah, I did barrel rolls and spins, in the air, with my gunner or passengers jumping out 90% of the time in pure terror as I “spun out of control” on purpose (and with a lot of control). So the first one made me laugh. Also, taking out helis and even slow moving jets isn’t that hard. You should see us taking out gunships and jets that are in heavy dogfighting mode. Jeeze I wish I had submitted a video now (didn’t even know about the whole deal till a few days ago).

  • blackholiday440 10.24.12 at 19:02

    well i have been tinking like if you people make another battlefield you should put the people from medal of honor team up with battlefield and go against all call of dudty people

  • 5HM3D 10.23.12 at 14:48

    well, that was all very.. discouraging

  • UneManArmy 10.17.12 at 20:53

    How about this one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMLjaruISco
    Got it the other day in the Gunship!

  • {SA}StayAlive 10.16.12 at 14:14

    Finally, someone found how to have fun on BF3. The game is a real joke but the videos are AWESOME!

  • LUNARDEVIL99 10.15.12 at 01:36

    Nice vids I really enjoyed them great work.

  • CPU_UK 10.14.12 at 21:19

    Great work everyone, really enjoyed watching these

  • HyperFlexx 10.14.12 at 20:27

    These videos are very poor in quality and these players are not skilled in any way. Simply the right place at the right time. I’v done better stuff in one round. How ever I don’t have a recorder to submit any of it. I’m more than sure this is the case for many BattleField players. Amazing things happen and no recorder to catch it on. In my opinion BF3 should have an instant replay of each match saved to the HDD. Afterwords you can edit it as you please. Afterwords you can upload it via PS3. BTW smashface cant fly worth crap. I get dizzy just watching the uneven flight and constant rocking. He did not preform a barrel roll,. It was more of a crash roll. I think the guy with the RPG kills is the best. The only video worth watching.

    • ShriekingMaker 10.14.12 at 20:47

      “Simply the right place at the right time”

      Yeah, and guess what, that’s the whole point of “Only in BF3″ ….

    • mhollier68 10.15.12 at 00:53

      Shut up troll

    • YourMothersPink 10.15.12 at 03:21

      Well you sir are rude… yes a little advanced recorder with simple editing and uploading(though battle log poss eb lay) options would be sick, maybe included in the next dlc pack?

    • papajones97 10.16.12 at 06:02

      You are in very poor quality you clown. It’s easy to sit on these boards and talk trash, rather than back it up. If you think your so much better than everyone else, why don’t you take the time out of your day to submit something that’s worthy. I salute the people that take the time to create and submit these videos and the entertainment they provide. Clearly you have nothing better to do with your time if you can watch these videos and then find reasons to nitpick peoples talents. Why don’t you go play Call of Duty or something!!

  • HyperFlexx 10.14.12 at 20:14

    These videos are very poor in quality and these players are not skilled in any way. Simply the right place at the right time. I’v done better stuff in one round. How ever I don’t have a recorder to submit any of it. I’m more than sure this is the case for many BattleField players. Amazing things happen and no to catch it on. In my opinion BF3 should have an instant replay of each match saved to the HDD. Afterwords you can edit ti as you please. Afterwords you can upload it via PS3. BTW smashface cant fly worth crap. I get dizzy just watching the uneven flight and constant rocking. He did not preform a barrel roll,. It was more of a crash roll.

  • ShevermiN 10.14.12 at 07:35

    I would like to watch these vids but they are so laggy, the player won’t cache the file so even if you let it play through to the end, stuttering at starting, the replay is no better…

  • CrazyAss77 10.13.12 at 14:41

    DICE should give back the choppers the maneuverability, that they had in BF2, so we can do real loops and rolls.

  • BIZZ LIVE 10.13.12 at 14:11

    and all those rpgs were fired not using the iron sights.seems like hes more accurate without them

  • BIZZ LIVE 10.13.12 at 14:09

    fdefy the skygods is definitely the winner.the chopper doing the unintentional barrell role is somewhat impressive.other than that the other videos are kind of lame.anybody with a video camera could have shot those videos.

  • erryday258 10.12.12 at 21:00

    I think this transport chopper piot should have got on this list http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RukY5vsMteo&feature=relmfu

  • XXXX__RICH__XXXX 10.12.12 at 19:16

    Love the first video, the setup is awesome. :0)

    But then when i look at the video where he is shooting off RPG`s all the time, then i cant for the life of me understand how he gets hits so easy. I have fired a RPG through the doorway of the transport chopper and still i dident get a hit, but this guy gets hits even when his RPG are close to the tail rotor, not even hitting…….! Whats up with that…?

    Not trying to bitch, just wondering if there is a difference from PS3 to PC in this matter…?

  • SnoozerGuy 10.12.12 at 01:23

    what about this E.O.D bot one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5L_0k3NtO0

  • sT1jN_NLTjE 10.11.12 at 20:40

    Cause……Everyday im javelin. i cant get that song out of my head

  • tater2sacks 10.11.12 at 17:12

    Ohh Great, Now i got “Everyday I’m Javelin” Stuck in my head.

  • raptor_i81 10.11.12 at 17:09

    yes last video shows most of the shots suppose to miss the target but it does hit because the hit box is lagging behind the object.

    • DorCoMaNdO 10.11.12 at 18:10

      Wrong, thats the result of ping, the server knows what happens in the right time, sometimes the ping glitches it on clients.

    • anthonym2121 10.11.12 at 23:36

      or when it should hit but it doesn’t. i see what you mean

  • Cubeli 10.11.12 at 17:08

    Awesome!

  • CaptCorndog13 10.11.12 at 16:34

    last video is poof hit boxes are messed up, you have a good shot on the heli or plane most of the time it passes through but if you shoot were they just were kill everytime… interesting

    • Fishstick2510 10.11.12 at 17:08

      That is lag not a hit box problem. Get better internets

  • LECHIP 10.11.12 at 16:32

    The vids are sick and hilarious. Loved the Javelin one. But there’s a thing: “Ever since our GamesCom 2011 gameplay trailer, this Engineer companion has been the source of a lot of love and affection” Well I dunno what dope you guys are using but EVERYONE I know HATES THE CRAP OUT OF THE EOD BOT, prolly ls he less useful gadget in the whole series. UNDERUSED because it is a nightmare to control, cant take a beating and put simply it’s better to equip anything else than the bot. I could certainly use some improvements. I have the impression right now is only used in Machinmas or for troll purposes

  • Jinx_Lance 10.11.12 at 15:56

    Skygods…VS RocketGod

  • Rumblenuts 10.11.12 at 15:44

    I was impressed with the hemp growing wild. Good buds!

  • Bermbom 10.11.12 at 15:28

    lol @ skygods video, the 100 star colonels never get that close let alone close to maximum AA range.
    All they do is camp/hover 800m away and spam everything at everything spotted. And get 60-0 scores from it.

    BF3 = BATTLECOPTER

  • Rv-G_J_KilIer 10.11.12 at 15:07

    Am sorry but that video Defy the Skygods the guy is using some kind of aiming system that normal players obv don’t have E.g me! if you watch this video not only is his team’s names in yellow not green but at 1:53 you will see a tank highlighted in a way my game does not show and the jet too! i urge DICE to look in to THIS matter!!!

    • BlackCactus_ZA 10.11.12 at 15:12

      Nothing wrong with this video, just good aim and distance… As for the colours and the tank highlighting, its the colour blind setting in the in game options. Most players play like this. All part of the game and all legit

    • BoliTeBriga 10.11.12 at 15:15

      IN case you didn’t know…the yellow/red names and a slightly higher contrast is a part of the “Colorblind settings” that some people use because they are colorblind (only see black and white or some shades) or just prefer that kind of color.

      It is not 3rd party program…he is just awesome.

      • RoanValorin 10.11.12 at 15:33

        Color blind doesn’t literally mean blind of colors.

    • nethstriker 10.11.12 at 15:22

      Dude that has nothing to do with it if your talking about the diffrent colored names and vehicle indicators than you are wrong there is a setting that allows you to have black on white text so disabled people can see better but useally people use it for fun but you can get it to

    • RoanValorin 10.11.12 at 15:31

      It was through alot of trial and errors, I’ve done those kinda hits many times. 1 out of 20 though, sure.

      And yellow teammates, mine also look that way too, its colorblind mode.

    • John_Conti 10.11.12 at 15:47

      you can add the tank and jet symbol with BF3 setings editor, just search it on google.

    • NeCtRiCkS 10.11.12 at 16:51

      lol, are you serious? It’s highlighted in a different way because the guy is using that “Colorblind HUD” thing. It changes the HUD colors.
      And I’m impressed he won, not with the kills, because those kills aren’t that hard. Most of those heli pilots are just dumb and are flying too low.
      You need to watch some videos before posting things you don’t know.

  • jtrag 10.11.12 at 14:05

    That last shot in “Defy the Skygods” was wicked insane! HOLY $H!T!

    • [DICE] H Brun 10.11.12 at 14:14

      Hehe, yeah. I was sufficiently impressed even before that incredible bonus shot!

  • movermann 10.11.12 at 13:38

    the last one defy the skygods was insane, some of those shots were incredible

  • ShavedApe 10.11.12 at 13:34

    Not sure about the Javelin one the intro was a little too long but the others where pretty cool

    • [DICE] H Brun 10.11.12 at 13:36

      Agree it’s a bit slow in the intro, but it picks up! Some really cool scenes in there. Love the 8-bit mix at the end, too. :)

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