Battlefield 3 Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

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*The Hard covered Collector’s Edition will feature a photo tour of DICE studio, interviews with the Battlefield 3 developers, and a novel excerpt from Battlefield 3: The Russian, penned by ex-SAS operator and author Andy McNab. Also included is access to our Exclusive Online Class Objective Tracker (O.C.O.T.). This digital tool allows you to access and track every ribbon, dog tag, achievement and trophy.
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Overview

*The Hard covered Collector’s Edition will feature a photo tour of DICE studio, interviews with the Battlefield 3 developers, and a novel excerpt from Battlefield 3: The Russian, penned by ex-SAS operator and author Andy McNab. Also included is access to our Exclusive Online Class Objective Tracker (O.C.O.T.). This digital tool allows you to access and track every ribbon, dog tag, achievement and trophy.
*Dominate all online multiplayer maps with strategies from the pros!
*Teamwork tactics to make your squad an effective combat unit!
*Choose the right tools for every job with breakdowns of all classes and weapons!
*Labeled maps with waypoint, vehicle and fixed turret locations!
*Step-by-step walkthrough to assist you and your fellow Marines survive missions in the USA, Middle East, and Europe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307891518
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Edition description: Collectors
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

COLLECTOR'S EDITION CONTENT
MULTIPLAYER
PRIMER
What’s New?
Battlefield Boot Camp
CLASSES
Assault
Engineer
Support
Recon
Weapons
Specializations
Camo Patterns
VEHICLES
Vehicle Customization
Light Vehicles
Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)
Mobile AA
Main Battle Tanks (MBT)
Attack Helicopters
Scout Helicopters
Transport Helicopters
Jets
Stationary Anti-Vehicle Weapons
MAPS
Caspian Border
Damavand Peak
Grand Bazaar
Kharg Island
Noshahr Canals
Operation Firestorm
Operation Métro
Seine Crossing
Tehran Highway
CO-OP
A Crash Course in Cooperative Play
Operation Exodus
Fire From the Sky
Exfiltration
Hit and Run
Drop ‘Em Like Liquid
The Eleventh Hour
CAMPAIGN
Semper Fidelis
Operation Swordbreaker
UPRISING
Going Hunting
Operation Guillotine
Comrades
Thunder Run
Fear No Evil
Night Shift
Rock and a Hard Place
Kaffarov
The Great Destroyer
BATTLEFIELD COMPENDIUM
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Hardcover Collector’s Edition!
The Collector’s Edition comes in hardcover with beautiful cover treatments. If you want to learn more about the production of Battlefield 3, look no more. This section contains development team interviews; a photo tour of the EA DICE studio and a chapter excerpt from the Battlefield 3: The Russian novel by Andy McNab and Peter Grimsdale.

Choose the right tools for the job!
In Battlefield 3, there is no all-purpose class or weapon capable of dealing with every threat you face during online combat. Therefore, you must analyze the threat and choose the appropriate tools for defeating it by selecting your class and customizing your soldier’s loadout. Stating on page 19, all classes and weapons are covered in detail, including unlock criteria for each. Each class also has special equipment capable of giving your team a big advantage. Deployment tactics for each specialized piece of equipment are discussed, helping you get the most out of your gear.
 
Fight on land, sea, or air!
What sets Battlefield apart from the crowd are the vehicles. Battlefield 3 doesn’t disappoint, providing a wide mix of light vehicles, IFVs, tanks, helicopters and jets. New to Battlefield 3 are vehicle unlocks. Each vehicle type has its own unlock progression allowing you to customize your ride with new upgrades, gadgets, and weapons. Flip ahead to page 54 to begin reading-up on every vehicle, complete with unlock details and vital gameplay tips for each.
 
Plan your attack!
Knowing the lay of the land gives any soldier an upper hand. In Battlefield 3 there are nine multiplayer maps each supporting six game modes, including Conquest, Conquest 64, Rush, Squad Rush, Squad Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch. Spanning nearly 200 pages (starting on page 72) the multiplayer maps section is huge, covering every map and game mode in detail. The labeled maps show the locations of every flag, M-COM station, and vehicle spawn point. Breakdowns of every control point, zone, and M-COM station are also provided, discussing attack and defend tactics as well as revealing the respawn times for vehicles at each location.
 
Find the path to victory!
When you’re not busy roaming the battlefield with your squad, try tackling the challenging co-op missions with a friend or dive into the intense single-player campaign. There are six co-op missions waiting to put your combat and teamwork skills to the test. To survive each mission you must leverage every piece of equipment at your disposal while working together. The Co-Op section (page 266) offers a detailed walkthrough of each mission, helping you defeat the onslaught of hostile forces. A comprehensive walkthrough of the single-player campaign (page 290) is also provided. In addition to covering crucial gameplay tactics, both the co-op and campaign sections offer tips on where, when, and how to earn the achievements and trophies associated with each mode.
 
The spoils of war!
Regardless of the game mode, there are plenty of rewards awaiting you in Battlefield 3. The Battlefield Compendium (page 338) is your one-stop quick reference source for every unlock, award, achievement, and trophy. The criteria for every multiplayer rank, ribbon, medal, and dog tag is covered as well as their associated unlocks. The multiplayer scoring system is also listed, helping you determine which actions net you the most points.

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