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Post-beta Battlefield 3 changes detailed

Kill cam, squad settings, netcode tweaked.

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DICE has revealed a few of the changes it's made to Battlefield 3 following the game's recent open beta trial.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, product manager Tommy Rydling thanked users for their feedback and explained that the developer has made "hundreds of changes and additions" to the game as a result.

He then went on to detail a few of the main improvements:

  • Improved Squad Functionality: "There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (if team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad, and changing squads once in game."
  • More Accessible Settings Menu: "The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game."
  • Improved Kill Cam: "In the Open Beta, the Kill Cam would sometimes behave erratically. This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game."
  • Netcode Optimisation: "The netcode is one of the many things that we tested as part of the Open Beta and it was not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates, and has heard, the feedback you've provided and is further optimizing online play."

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