Battlefield 3 music video issues a warning to campers

Rapper DeStorm and filmmaker Tom Antos have a very important message for would-be campers in Battlefield 3: don't even try it. Also, stop being such a damn wuss. To be clear, these are their words, not ours--and whether you view camping as a tactical strategy or a cheap way to rack up kills, there's no arguing Antos' Campers Be Warned videos is one of the most well produced (if not catchiest) fan flicks floating around right now.

Tom Antos is a working filmmaker based out of Toronto, Canada. He and DeStorm teamed up earlier this year for the interactive 'Angry Birds Real Life' video, which won major Canadian bonus points for its use of Toronto Blue Jays apparel. Antos also drew attention from the gaming crowd back in September for this snazzy live-action Skyrim film:

So what have we learned? Antos either really likes making professional grade fan films, or has a huge hate-on for BF3 campers and Skyrim dragons. Let us know where you fall on the issue (the camping, not the dragons) in the comments below.

Oct 20, 2011

Source: Kotaku


  • laserwulf - October 21, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    So to summarize: "Anyone who plays the game in a way other than what I consider acceptable is wrong and needs to be ridiculed." Grenades aren't in your loadout for decoration. If you feel unsure about a situation, pop some smoke or toss in a frag. Earlier today I racked up nearly a dozen kills in BC2 simply because enemies kept running through the same open-air bottleneck without tactical movement nor smoke-cover.
  • mothbanquet - October 21, 2011 6 a.m.

    It's interesting really. In games, it's camping, in real life it's providing a base of fire or setting up an entrenched position. In games, running around to die repeatedly is considered normal, in real life it's just plain stupid. All 'camping' is is common sense in some cases. I mean people seem to be alright with snipers staying in one position because it's 'what they do' but if anything an LMG is purpose-built for camping. It's meant to be a mobile platform to set up and hold a position. In return the entire map can see your tracers and unless you have good teammates supporting you or shift your position then you'll get sniped in seconds. All this whining about camping is simply sour grapes. Anyone with an ounce of sense can out-manoeuvre a camper and if he's stupid enough to stay in one position for too long then he'll pay for it anyway. In the end it's a legitimate tactic that works well in the defensive situations that BF throws at you and it's one that can be countered with the right kind of thinking.
  • Bugsy - October 20, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    Just to summarize what me and many others think, if you camp with a sniper rifle then by all means go ahead. It's just kind of stupid to run out with a bolt action and expect to be okay when the enemy has automatic rifles. But if you have a shotgun or a machine gun f*ck off. Strategy is moving from spot to spot using cover and flanking people. Camping is when you sit somewhere and wait for someone to come by. And then campers b*tch when they get camped on. I have mixed opinions on camping in an S&D kind of thing, but in team deathmatch only snipers should camp. If you're really as good as you say and think you are then you don't need to camp.
  • Manguy17 - October 20, 2011 12:59 p.m.

  • Kingsman - October 20, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but this video seemed to make a pretty good case for camping. Every time the 'camper' set up position, he was only excised by over-whelming amounts of hardware.
  • HamsterGutz - October 20, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    The fourth time he was killed by a knife. Tha'ts not really overwhelming hardware.
  • raWfodoG - October 21, 2011 4:35 a.m.

    But he wasn't camping then. He was standing out in the open.
  • Dakken - October 20, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    I can hear the campers raging now. And justifying their kills saying it's "Tactical". Snipers don't matter, that's what they do though. That's the only camping that I'd expect. Other then that, sitting with a M60 or M4 in a bush just waiting. Nuh uh, can't camp.
  • Sold1er_0f_G0d - October 20, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    And yet I'm certainly sure that I was not the only sniper out there that was top of the list 4 out of 5 games because of watching the killzones instead of runing into the fray, huh? I won't deny that it really was a really well put together video, but I would think that laying back and racking up kills does more for your team rather than blindly charging into the enemies spawn...
  • EnragedTortoise1 - October 20, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    Sniping in a bush is fine (although it doesn't hurt to change positions every few shots), but what this guy is against is people with an MP5 or M60 or something sitting around in a corner and waiting for some hapless fool to walk past.
  • Sold1er_0f_G0d - October 20, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Ah, good point. In that sense, I support him (As due most people I'd think). Though, if you kinda think about it BF3 is kinda tempting players to play a bit more of a camper focused style with the new controls and attachment options (Which isn't BF's fault, it's great that they're adding in bipods, flashlights, etc. and straying from the norm). The good thing though is that BF3 can correct this problem a bit with the fact that there are so many different ways to take care of a situation. And while we're on the topic: Does holding down a chokepoint for a minute or two with an HMG or LMG count as camping?
  • 435 - October 20, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    I love DeStorm. Dude's got some skills.

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