Battlefield 3 Destruction trailer would make Michael Bay proud

This new Battlefield trailer is a minute well spent for anyone with an interest in the real-time destruction physics of the game's Frostbite 2 engine. Or, to put it another way, here's footage of lots of buildings within Battlefield 3 getting blown all to hell and looking suitably chaotic in the process. Enjoy.

The BF3 Beta release didn't include a lot of these destructible environments: the trial, which ended this week, focused on stress-testing the game's multiplayer capabilities, leaving the full gamut of destruction and artillery for the title's launch later this month. So this is most likely the first you've seen of just how large-scale the game's destruction physics can be. That military-look claymore-strapped console case is looking a bit more sensible now.

Oct 12, 2011


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  • Turboash - October 13, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    I just released.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - October 12, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    Up until this point I was pretending I wasn't going to get this lol.
  • Letter11 - October 12, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    I keep hearing that they toned down the destruction for the Beta and in the full retail release it will be in full effect. But if they didn't Beta test it, doesn't that mean there will be a tremendous amount of launch bugs? I'm still getting this game day one but my excitement is waning.
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 12, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    They took out terrain deformity because there were bugs, namely walking into a crater meant instant doom as you were sucked under the map and unable to move, but shoot any sucker walking around it. That's what i heard, but that bug was still around, all you had to do was go prone and crawl around.
  • UberNoob - October 12, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    At least they added prone in their games :D
  • UberNoob - October 12, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    They did. I question the same thing. The game isn't very difficult to run on PC, but things might change if things were really toned down.
  • bananablitz - October 13, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Well based on this video, some scenes are from the operation metro map and the destruction looked very similar to the beta in the last part of he map where only a few parts of buildings would break off so I would assume the destruction was the same in the beta.
  • lilbuddha - October 12, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    It's a shame most of the ones shown are scripted events from SP and not what you can do 'real time' in multiplayer. Notably the Antenna from Caspian Border.
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 12, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    CoD (not zombies, two different games) ruined the war time FPS for me, but I am actually somewhat excited for BF3, I'll definitely give this a go.
  • StrongPillow - October 12, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    We have seen this destruction before other than maybe less then a second of it. I understand they toned down the destruction. I think the subtle way that they did it for BF3 seems better and makes more sense but you can't have complete buildings toppling and battlefields being warped in your last BF games and then leave it out in there new game which I have a feel they did. It will makes some people think it is a step backward. Either way I am super excited for this game.

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