Battlefield 3 weapons revealed: portable anti-air launchers, night vision scopes...

Havoc.Sp

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Battlefield 3 weapons revealed: portable anti-air launchers, night vision scopes, claymore mines | PC Gamer

Last week at Gamescom, DICE revealed a ton of information about Battlefield 3′s armoury, including a list of the weapons they have added so far. MP1st have been trawling through the numerous odd bits of info DICE have been unveiling during the course of last week’s show in Cologne, and have turned up some interesting facts.

For example, sniper shots to the body will never kill instantly, follow up fire be necessary to finish off enemies wounded in the torso. Distant victims will now stand more of a chance against long range rifles, thanks to directional scope glint that can reveal a sniper’s position. Scope glint will be caused by sniper rifles and assault rifles that have high power scopes fitted.

You can see what scope glint looks like from the targeted player’s perspective precisely one minute and 30 seconds into the spectacular Caspian Border map trailer shown at Gamescom last week. Read on for more details on night vision scopes, weapon mods and bullet drop, as well as a list of every weapon that’s been confirmed for Battlefield 3 so far.

Some devices in Battlefield 3 will enable night vision. there won’t be any gadgets that will enhance your entire field of view, but special “weapon optics” will be able to see in the dark. Night vision scopes won’t have an ordinary vision mode to switch to, meaning you’ll have to make an important choice when including one in your loadout. Night vision could be very useful in certain circumstances, like the underground subway zones in the Operation Metro multiplayer map.

If you don’t want to commit to a night vision scope, new flashlight attachments will also help when navigating the darkest corners of Battlefield 3′s huge maps.

Many of these details were revealed by senior DICE designer Alan Kertz on Twitter, where he also talked a bit about how bullet drop will work in Battlefield 3.

“Gravity is the same but velocity is different giving [bullets] different drops and travel time at the same ranges.” He says, “the distances are larger so the drop has been tweaked accordingly.”

For those precision distance shots, you won’t just be battling gravity. DICE community manager, Daniel Matros has confirmed that there will be more weapon recoil in Battlefield 3 than Bad Company 2, though “it depends on what guns you pick.” He also confirms that we’ll be able to fit silencers most weapons, but not shotguns (and presumably not rocket launchers). Pistols won’t be customisable, but there will be a wider selection to make up for it.

Here’s the full list of weapons, as seen on the BF3 blog. The list contains claymore mines and Stinger anti-air missiles to help deal with troublesome jets.

Assault rifles

M16A4
M416
G3
Ak74M
AN94
KH2002
AEK971
F2000
ASVAL


Carbines

M4A1
G36C
AKS74U
SCAR H
A-91
SG553LB


Light machine guns

M249
M60
M27 IAR
M240
RPK
Pecheneg
Type88


Sniper rifles

MK11
SVD
SV98
M98B
M40A5
M82A3
M39
SKS


Sub Machine guns

P90
P90TR
MP7
UMP-45
PDR
PP2000


Shotguns

870 MCS
M1014
USAS-12
Saiga 20K
DAO-12


Rocket launchers

AT4
SMAW
RPG-7
Javelin
FIM-92 Stinger
SA-18 IGLA


Pistols

M9
M93R
MP443
MP412
Glock 17
Glock 18
M1911
T44


Misc

M67 Hand grenades
M18 Smoke grenades
C4 explosives
M15 Anti tank mine
Claymore mine
60MM Mortar
M320 40mm launcher with grenades/smoke/shotgun
M26 MASS with shotgun/Flechettes/frag round/solid slugs
 

Ghonzo

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Too bad they dont have AK-47 :p

Nevertheless awesome list of modern weapons cant wait to try their rocket launchers :D I wanna destroy some buildings with these babies
 
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I'm glad they are putting in scope glint to prevent wookies from camping. I wish they would add flash grenades to the game though.
 

IcEWoLF

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I am looking forward to AT4!
I use to have fun with it all the times in Black Hawk Down.
Hopefully they make it good!
 
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kind of sad that we cant customize pistols, I really love being able to customize my pistol, thats one of the only things I like about call of duty.
 

Havoc.Sp

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Too bad they dont have AK-47 :p

Nevertheless awesome list of modern weapons cant wait to try their rocket launchers :D I wanna destroy some buildings with these babies
The Ak-74M is a more modern variant of the ak-47, pretty much the same rifle except it chambers a smaller round.

I'm very happy to see stingers in this game, look out heli pilots :D

the m26 MASS, looks pretty bad ass. I had to look it up but check this out