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Battlefield 3 Offers 45 Map Variations

Battleblog #11 was released today that covered everything we need to know about Battlefield 3’s game modes, hardcore mode, and infantry only, a BF2 favorite. There are five game modes in BF3, they are team deathmatch, squad deathmatch, rush, squad rush, and conquest. You will be able to experience all five of these game modes throughout Battlefield 3’s extensive map collection of nine levels.

Team Deathmatch

Availability: On all 9 maps
Players: 24 (12 vs. 12)
Focus: Team Based Infantry Combat
Goal: Eliminate a set number of enemy combatants
Winning the game: The team that reaches the set kill number first is declared the winner

While Team Deathmatch sounds like a new addition to the Battlefield series, it’s actually been around since 2002 when BF1942 was released! Players engaged in TDM matches will play on 12 vs 12 teams. There will be no vehicles in these matches because of the close quarters action. Players who are new to Battlefield 3 and the series in general are advised to start in this game mode where it is easy to adjust to the game’s infantry combat.

Squad Deathmatch

Availability: On all 9 maps
Players: 16 (4 squads of 4)
Focus: Squad Based Infantry Combat
Goal: Eliminate a set number of enemy combatants
Winning the game: The squad that reaches the set kill number first is declared the winner

Branching off of TDM’s infantry ideas is squad deathmatch. The purpose of this game mode is to highlight Battlefield 3’s teamwork capabilities. The squads can take advantage of a Infantry Fighting Vehicle to ensure their team’s success. Continue reading Battlefield 3 Offers 45 Map Variations