Just today Dice confirmed with us that Battlefield 3 will feature a Dynamic Dog Tags ranking extremely competitive trophy/achievements system.
Per the dev team, the Dog Tags system is kind of like a “personal business card” in Battlefield 3, from what they told us, and they are what you exploit and show off to the dead or injured enemies, they are also what you pick up from your enemies as in-game trophies; giving the you even more bragging rights as a head hunter.
Per Dice’s “on the record” statement to us, they said:
“Dog tags in Battlefield 3 go beyond just having your name on them,” says Alan Kertz, Senior Multiplayer Designer at DICE. “We have hundreds of dog tags that can be your personal calling card. Every time you kill an enemy, they see your tags. It’s your calling card – it’s your place to brag, and dynamic tags can show off how great you are with a knife, a jet, or even show off your personal play style.”
“When we introduced dog tags in Battlefield 2142, we immediately knew we’d turned the knife duel into something new and very personal. Now players could have a record of their humiliation takedowns, and players were striving to protect their neck.”
So basically, if you think about it, Dog Tags make the proceedings a much more ego based antagonist than previously. Additionally, if you didn’t know, performing a Knife Takedown is the only way to secure your enemy’s Dog Tag.
Any real gamer is quite aware that accomplishing a succesful knife kill in fact requires quite a bit of stealth and luck, silently approaching your adversary before delivering the killing blow by either slitting their throat or as many campers in the frag business of stealth do, stab your fellow enemies in the back. And since you get a roster of your accomplishments, by having those unique Dog Tags for each player killed, it’s easy to both deem respect and awe over a co-player veteran status.
DICE goes on to praise the brutal looking Knife Kills, which use the new ANT Animation System.
“ANT technology allows us to make the knife takedown a truly immersive part of the physical Battlefield. Takedowns encourage players to get in there for stealth kills, and makes bringing a knife to a gun fight the risky but rewarding experience it was always meant to be.”
Here is a clip displaying: Knife Kills in Battlefield 3 Video
- Personalized Dog Tags Honor Soldiers and Others (prweb.com)