Battlefield 3 server patch fixes AA missiles, tank armour, flying robot surfing

Battlefield 3

There's a small problem with anti-air missiles in Battlefield 3 at the moment. If you're in a plane and you're moving fast enough, rockets bounce off you. Okay, that's not such a small problem, but there's good news. BF3 blog note that a Battlefield 3 server patch has been released (download here ) with a fix for this and a few other lingering bugs. Tank armour strength has been adjusted and there's an additional fix for the glitch that lets players lie prone on a flying MAV robot and ride it through the air. Battlefield 3 is weird.

  • Fixed AA missiles not doing damage to vehicles moving at very high speeds

  • Fixed TV Missile doing much more damage than it should (it is no longer a 1-hit kill)

  • Tweaked tank armor strength

  • MAV elevatoring fix, round 2; proning on the MAV will now disable it

  • RCON admin.say command can send to individual players

  • A few invalid map+gamemode combinations in maplist.txt could crash the server on startup; these combinations are now rejected instead

  • RCON vars.serverDescription was not returning anything in R20 if the string was not set; this has been changed to return “” instead

  • RCON player.onChat now reports the target player subset

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.