DICE bringing new weapon attachments to Battlefield 3

/ 7 years ago

Thanks to a post on Reddit from Alan Kertz, Gameplay Designer at DICE, we’re getting word on some new weapons attachments for Battlefield 3.

Aside from a list of changes (see below), Alan has also stated that there will be several changes to the weapons attachments. In the list you can see some modifications of stat for the bipod, foregrip, heavy barrel as well as the flash suppressor. Couple this with more maps DICE may come up with, and you have yourself a company continuing to reach for perfection.

DICE did say they planned on keeping the game alive through DLC, and it seems they’re keeping their word.

Here’s the list of changes:


The Foregrip is for players who are in close combat and highly mobile fighting situations. It reduces the horizontal recoil forces that make maintaining a consistent aim on target difficult, however it makes aimed shots more difficult.

+34% reduction in horizontal recoil (adjust based on gun)

-20% penalty to base accuracy when aimed



The Bipod is for Players who wish to setup a position and hold it against the enemy, or make long range shots effectively. When deployed recoil and dispersion are substantially reduced and scope sway is eliminated (except under suppression).

+Reduction in horizontal and vertical recoil (% depends on gun type)

+Reduction in dispersion (% depends on gun type/ammo type)

-Has to be setup to get the benefit



The Suppressor is for players who are mostly focused on Stealth. It uses low velocity rounds, which means better stealth at the cost of reduced range. The Suppressor adds bulk to a weapon due to its size, making firing from the hip more difficult, though a high quality Suppressor provides a small aimed accuracy bonus and reduces the muzzle rise when firing.

+Does not appear on minimap when firing.

+Reduces sound and visual muzzle signature

-Reduced range for both min and max, damage stays the same.

-50% penalty to base accuracy from the hip

+25% bonus to base accuracy when aimed

+10% reduced vertical recoil


Heavy Barrel

The Heavy Barrel is for players who are focused on Accurate Aimed fire. It uses high velocity rounds, which means the bullet drop is reduced and the max range of the weapon is increased at the cost of an increase in auto fire dispersion. The Heavy Barrel adds bulk to a weapon due to its weight, making firing from the hip more difficult, though it gives a substantial increase in aimed accuracy bonus.

+Increased maximum range, damage stays the same.

-25% increased dispersion per shot

+50% bonus to base accuracy when aimed

-25% penalty to base accuracy from the hip


Flash Suppressor

The Flash Suppressor is for players who want some additional Stealth, without the range and accuracy penalties of a Suppressor. It works as a recoil compensator, reducing recoil, though it adds a slight bit of bulk making firing from the hip more difficult.

+Reduces visual muzzle signature

+20% reduced vertical recoil

-20% penalty to base accuracy from the hip



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