EA has sent out a four page Battlefield 3 multiplayer factsheet, which we've reprinted below courtesy of battlefield3gamer.com.
It features a list of game modes, weapons, weapon customisations, solider specialisations and vehicles available in the game, among other details, while revealing there'll be nine multiplayer maps at launch. Here's the lot:
Play Your Way In the Biggest Battlefield Ever! From city streets to open rural landscapes, Battlefield 3 offers unparalleled depth and gameplay variety. Classic 'Rush' and 'Conquest' modes are complemented by newly introduced 'Team Death Match' for an instant action fix.
Extensive Co-op Campaign: Unique maps and missions are available for players to tackle online with a friend, using co-op specific gameplay features. Co-op missions tie into the single player story.
Powerful Social Features in Battlelog: Players will never go into battle alone thanks to the powerful new community features of Battlelog. Players can build their platoon, communicate with other gamers, and compare their multiplayer prowess with friends and foes alike. Battlelog is free on all platforms.
Frostbite 2-Enabled Destruction: Frostbite 2 creates a whole new level of life-like destruction. Enhanced large and small scale destruction now has a tactical purpose. Chip away at cover, blow holes in walls, deform the terrain, and bring down entire building façades on enemies.
Ultimate Vehicle Warfare: The signature Battlefield vehicle warfare experience is even richer and more rewarding. Damaged vehicles can now retreat or be defended until they automatically regain armor, while disabled vehicles become static gun platforms to cover players doing repairs.
Accessible Team-Play: Battlefield 3 offers fine-tuned team-play possibilities and accessibility for newcomers. Team-play is key for players to reach dominance on the battlefield.
Personalized Dog Tags: Players can express their individuality with their own dog tag that gets displayed to defeated enemies. Players choose a design with a dynamically tracked in-game stat that expresses their personality and play-style.
The Physical Battlefield: Use the environment to your advantage. Deploy your machine gun bipods on any mountable surface for greater accuracy. Claim the dog tag of enemies via skillful knife takedowns. Lay down suppressive fire to limit the combat capabilities of enemies.
Enhanced Persistence: There is always a new rank or reward to unlock in Battlefield 3. The depth and vast range of unlockable weapons, vehicles, upgrades, and tools will keep Battlefield 3 players occupied for years to come.
KEY MULTIPLAYER FEATURES
Epic scale vehicle and infantry warfare
Infantry only close quarters warfare
Squad based team play
Huge persistent soldier carrier
Customizable soldiers and kits
Fully customizable weapons
Multiple firing modes
Reviving team mates (with opt out option)
Vehicles with regenerating health
Infantry only game setting
Hardcore game setting
Assist scoring for successful teamplay
◦SCAR H CQB
Rocket and Grenade Launchers
◦8x Rifle Scope
◦Straight pull bolt
M67 hand grenades
M18 smoke grenades
M15 Anti-Tank mine
M18 Claymore mines
MAV Micro UAV
Squad Sprint boost
Squad Flak vests
EOD EXPL vest
Squad EOD EXPL vest
Squad Suppression reduction
Squad Marksman training
Squad extra grenades
Squad Extra ammo
Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Main Battle Tanks
◦AH-1Z Super Cobra
◦F/A-18E Super Hornet
Rocket guidance system
THE MULTIPLAYER MAPS
9 total including:
THE GAME MODES
Conquest 64 (PC only)
THE RIBBONS AND MEDALS - There will be close to 100 ribbons and medals in BF3
THE DOG TAG CUSTOMIZATIONS
More than 350 personalized dogtags including:
Recon Service Star
...and so much more
Earlier this week, an "expert jury of national and international media, press, and trade representatives" voted Battlefield 3 'Best of Gamescom'. It's not hard to see why when you watch the trailer EA put out earlier this week showing off 64-player action - including jet fights - on a map called Caspian Border.