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FAQ - The one about pre-loading :)

madciapka 9 years ago
In order to play Battlefield 3 on PC, you’ll need to have the latest version of Origin installed on your computer, and an Origin account. Download it now and get into the battle faster.

I’ve purchased Battlefield 3 PC download through Origin or other distributor and pre-loaded it. When will I be able to play?
Battlefield 3 PC digital pre-loads, as well as the actual packaged product, will become available to play at the following times, depending on your country location.

Tuesday, October 25th, 12:01am Korea Standard Time (GMT +9)
Brunei, Cambodia, Cocos Islands, East Timor, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Northern Mariana, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Tuesday, October 25th, 12:01am India Standard Time (GMT +5:30)
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 25th, 12:01am Moscow Daylight Time (GMT +4)
Russian Federation

Tuesday, October 25th, 12:01am Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -7)
American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands

Thursday, October 27th, 12:01am British Summer Time (GMT +1)
Antarctica, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, French Guyana, French Southern Territories, Germany, Heard and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauru, Mayotte, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Poland, Polynesia (French), Reunion (French), Romania, Samoa, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futura Islands

Friday, October 28th, 12:01am British Summer Time (GMT +1)
Ireland, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:01am Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)

Why does Battlefield 3 still show up as "unreleased" even after I have completed my pre-load?
If you've received your order confirmation mail, simply log out of Origin and log back in. You will see BF3 as "ready to download".

Why do I see two Battlefield 3 images in Origin after I complete my pre-load?
If you've received your order confirmation mail, simply log out of Origin and log back in. You will see BF3 as "ready to download".

Why have I not received my Battlefield 3 pre-load notification?
The Battlefield 3 pre-load E-mail are being distributed to the eleigable customers over a period of a few hours on 10/21. You should receive your pre-load E-mail notification within that calendar day.

FAQ - Party and VOIP

zh1nt0 9 years ago
1. If you want to create a new Party click "Create party" in bottom of Com Center. If you want to join a friends' party just click the party icon next to that friend. Blue Party icon indicates that the friend is in a Party.

2. You are in the party! This will look almost as a regular chat window but with more slots for people in the top. When the Party-icon is glowing blue you're also in the Voice Channel. You can leave the voice channel by clicking "Leave voice" above the avatars.

3. Invite up to 7 more players by using the Drop Zone. Simply drag a friend from the Com Center and drop him on the party.

4. If you wanna keep the party private, for only you to invite more players, just click the pad lock in the party header (only available for the creator of the party).

5. Leave the Party by clicking the X in the Party header.

Welcome to Battlefield 3!

trydling 9 years ago
We´ve now reached a milestone in the epic journey of the Battlefield franchise and it´s all about the release of our biggest game ever! Together with Battlelog, you will experience a big change to the Battlefield. In this web based service we called Battlelog there are many different features and interesting choices you can make.
On your main page, you have your wall. Post messages and check out unlocks as well as follow up on your rank progression.

Make sure you mingle around on the battlelog. We will be giving out nice prizes to the most active users and also to the users who help other users through the forums. Remember that Battlefield is all about teamwork and we also want your awesome teamwork to shine through on the Battlelog as well.

The Server Browser, Squadding up and VOIP
Moving on to our specific features that really emphasize accessibility here. The Server Browser is just like an in-game serverbrowser. Pick your maps, pick your settings and also pick your server based on your connection (ping) as well as saving your favorite server up on the favorite tab.

Squadding up is also a new feature we are introducing for Battlelog. This specific feature lets you squad up with your teammates down in the COM Center on the bottom right corner. Here you can see what friends are online, what servers they are playing on as well as drag and drop them into "deploy". This means that when you squad up, you will also join a server as a squad.

Voice over IP is also something new to Battlelog. This feature allows you to communicate with your Squad in the COM Center to really emphasize and get that teamwork going.

Your page, feed, platoons and stats
And here it´s all about you and your team. Welcome to the ego-trip. Your page is your home on Battlelog. It´s your page where you matter and get to voice your own opinions on whatever you like. Friends can leave posts, friends can comment and also like your posts.

On the main page of Battlelog, you will have your feed. This feed brings in all the latest news from your friends and platoons. You will be able to see where your friends are in the unlock progression as well as see what progression your friends have made in Battlefield 3.

Platoons is one of those features we hold dear on Battlelog. A lot of people are fond of playing with their friends and to create teams. So here you go - Create your team, compete with others, compare stats, results and match reports. You are in for one big treat right here.

Your Stats
Our stats page is also very detailed. Check out how well you are doing with a specific weapon or weapon setup. Take a look at your achievements, ribbons and your overall character progression.
Also keep a close eye on your basic stats such as KD/R, Minutes played and other stats that might persuade you into playing in a certain way.

Keep a close eye on the news section as well. We will post updates and valuable information to keep you in the loop as much as possible.

As a last word, thank you all for joining in and we (the whole DICE crew) wish you a fantastic Battlefield experience :)

See you on the Battlefield!