Here's Some Leaked Footage of Battlefield 3 In Action

Upcoming multiplayer shooter Battlefield 3 is currently in closed alpha, with participants forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement promising not to leak any footage. Like that was ever going to hold.


Two clips have surfaced today, courtesy of a YouTube user, of the game's multiplayer mode (the PC version, of course), showing some of the levels, kill moves, weapons and destructible environments.

Know that what you see here is, quite literally, "alpha" footage. Meaning it's not necessarily representative of what you'll be seeing in the finished product. Also note that this being the PC version there's no way of telling which settings the guy was using.


Oh, and sorry about the music in the first clip, btw. Not our fault!

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A Sniperskaya Vintovka Dragunova! Fakks Yes! Have been wanting that rifle for quite some time in Bad Company 2.

Though I have a few complaints when I see the video. The knife, I don't like the way he's holding it at all, but maybe that's just me. Then when he throws the grenade it isn't pretty at all, but then it's also an alpha version so it's fine. I trust DICE, they haven't let me down so far.

And, well, they're Swedish, I'm Swedish. I cannot not buy their games.

In Battlefield 2, one of the things I disliked the most about it is the damn dropshotting, and this is why I enjoy Bad Company 2 as much as I do, there are no dropshotters since you can't go prone. This is a good thing in my opinion, and after seeing how fast he throws himself on the ground, and the fact that he can fire immediately makes me worried. You don't throw yourself that way in real life and you don't fire while you're doing it, and you don't start firing milliseconds after you've just throwed yourself onto the ground.

I would really have hoped that there would have been a nice "going prone" animation that took a second or so, like we saw in an animation-tech-demo-sort-of-thing from DICE this E3. Well, it's still Alpha, so there's a lot of things left to do and I hope fixing the damn dropshotting is one of them.