Battlefield 3 trailer shows midnight mortar fire in Operation Guillotine

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The extended Operation Guillotine trailer for Battlefield 3 landed over the weekend. Frostbite 2's improved lighting engine looks incredible at night. Spotlights cause lens flare, hazy neon signs are visible in the distance and the flashing tracer fire is especially convincing, even on a 360.

The latest trailer is a rare bit of non-PC footage, perhaps because console players voiced worries that DICE weren't showing enough of the shooter running on their machines. "People don't understand that the PC is more powerful” DICE responded, adding “we always want to show a platform that we have chosen to be our lead platform." Battlefield 3 is out next month, on October 25 in the US, October 27 in Australia, and October 28 in Europe.

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.