Battlefield 3 Unlocks Guide – Weapons, Gadgets, Kits, Vehicles and Ranks


In a competitive multiplayer game like Battlefield 3, everyone wants to have better tools to dominate the arena. Obviously every player starts from zero and Rank Up to unlock better equipment, weapons and upgrades, which can make a big impact on the game.

Battlefield 3 unlock system is diverse ranging from a basic assault rifle to a combat jet. There is plenty to unlock and upgrade and if you don’t have anything other than usual in your inventory, get ready to be pawned by the big daddies out there.

Like many other games, you will earn XP for kills and objectives which then add to your overall rank. As your rank increases, you will unlock different weapons and gadgets.

Following is the list of ranks you can attain with respected privileges.

  1. Private First Class: 1,000 points – 870MCS Shotgun
  2. Private First Class 1 Star: 8,000 points – Sprint Specialization
  3. Private First Class 2 Stars: 18,000 points – Woodland Camo
  4. Private First Class 3 Stars: 29,000 – G17C Pistol
  5. Lance Corporal: 41,000 – Ammo Specialization
  6. Lance Corporal 1 Star: 54,000 – Ranger Camo
  7. Lance Corporal 2 Stars: 67,000 – PP-2000 PDW
  8. Lance Corporal 3 Stars: 81,000 – Flak Jacket Specialization
  9. Corporal: 96,000 – Army Green Camo
  10. Corporal 1 Star: 111,000 – M9 TACT. Pistol
  11. Corporal 2 Stars: 130,000 – Explosives Specialization
  12. Corporal 3 Stars: 150,000 – Expeditionary Force Camo
  13. Sergeant: 170,000 – MP443 TACT. Pistol
  14. Sergeant 1 Star: 190,000 – Suppression Resist Specialization
  15. Sergeant 2 Stars: 220,000 – Paratrooper Camo
  16. Sergeant 3 Stars: 250,000 – UMP-45 PDW
  17. Staff Sergeant: XP – 280,000 – Suppression Specialization
  18. Staff Sergeant 1 Star: 310,000 – Navy Blue Camo
  19. Staff Sergeant 2 Stars: 340,000 – G17C SUPP. Pistol
  20. Gunnery Sergeant: 370,000 – Grenades Specialization
  21. Gunnery Sergeant 1 Star: 400,000 – Jungle camo
  22. Gunnery Sergeant 2 Star: 430,000 – M1014 Shotgun
  23. Master Sergeant: 470,000 – Squad Sprint Specialization
  24. Master Sergeant 1 Star: 510,000 – Desert Khaki
  25. Master Sergeant 2 Stars: 550,000 – M9 SUPP. Pistol
  26. First Sergeant: 590,000 – Squad Ammo Specialization
  27. First Sergeant 1 Star: 630,000 – Urban Camo
  28. First Sergeant 2 Stars: 670,000 – MP443 SUPP. Pistol
  29. Master Gunnery Sergeant: 710,000 – Squad Flak Jacket Specialization
  30. Master Gunnery Sergeant 1 Star: 760,000 – G18 SUPP. Pistol
  31. Master Gunnery Sergeant 2 Stars: 810,000 – Squad Explosives Specialization
  32. Sergeant Major: 860,000 – PDW-R PDW
  33. Sergeant Major 1 Star: 910,000 – Squad Suppression Specialization
  34. Sergeant Major 2 Star: 960,000 – SAIGA 12K Shotgun
  35. Warrant Officer One: 1,010,000 – Squad Suppression Resist Specialization
  36. Chief Warrant Officer Two: 1,060,000 – .44 Magnum Pistol
  37. Chief Warrant Officer Three: 1,110,000 – Squad Grenades Specialization
  38. Chief Warrant Officer Four: 1,165,000 – DAO-12 Shotgun
  39. Chief Warrant Officer Five: 1,220,000 – Veteran Kit Camo
  40. Second Lieutenant: 1,280,000 – P90 PDW
  41. First Lieutenant: 1,340,000 – G18 Pistol
  42. Captain: 1,400,000 – Spec Ops Black Camo
  43. Major: 1,460,000 – USAS-12 Shotgun
  44. Lt. Colonel: 1,520,000 – .44 Scoped Pistol
  45. Colonel: 1,600,000 – VS VAL PDW

Battlefield 3 Kit Unlocks

While XP increases your overall rank, there are points (referred as score) that contribute towards your kit unlocks – to unlock kit specific weapons and gadgets. Following list will tell you the score you need to unlock the respective items.

Assault Kit
M16A3 (US) / AK-74M (RU)

Defibrillator
Assault Score – 4,000

M320
Assault Score – 11,000

M416
Assault Score – 22,000

M26 MASS
Assault Score – 38,000

AEK-971
Assault Score – 60,000

M16A4
Assault Score – 89,000

F2000
Assault Score – 124,000

AN-94
Assault Score – 166,000

M16A3 (RU) / AK-74M (US)
Assault Score – 220,000

KH2002
Score – 126,000

G3A3
Score – 441,000

Engineer Kit
ES – M4A1 (US) / AKS-74U (RU)

FIM-92 Stinger and SA-18 IGLA
Engineer Score – 3,000)

M15 AT Mine
Engineer Score – 7,000

SCAR-H
Engineer Score – 14,000

EOD Bot
Engineer Score – 25,000

M4
Engineer Score – 40,000

A-91
Engineer Score – 58,000

FGM-148 Javelin
Engineer Score – 82,000

G36C
Engineer Score – 110,000

M4A1 (RU) / AKS-74U (US)
Engineer Score – 145,000

SG553
Score – (378,000)

Support Kit
M27 IAR (US) / RPK-74M (RU)

C4 Explosives
Support Score – 4,000

M249
Support Score – 11,000

M18 Claymore
Support Score – 23,000

M224 Mortar
Support Score – 40,000

PKP Pecheneg
Support Score – 60,000

M240B
Support Score – 90,000

M60E4
Support Score – 130,000

M27 IAR (RU) / RPK-74M (US)
Support Score – 170,000

Recon Kit
MK11 MOD 0 (US) / SVD (RU)

T-UGS
Recon Score – 5,000

SV98
Recon Score – 13,000

SOFLAM
Recon Score – 26,000

MAV
Recon Score – 45,000

SKS
Recon Score - 71,000

M40A5
Recon Score – 104,000

M98B
Recon Score – 146,000

MK11 MOD 0 (RU) / SVD (US)
Recon Score – 195,000

M39 EMR
Score - 252,000

Co-Op Unlocks
MP412 REX
Co-op Score – 63,000

KH2002
Co-op Score - 126,000

MP7
Co-op Score – 189,000

M39 EMR
Co-op Score – 252,000

93R
Co-op Score – 315,000

SG553
Co-op Score - 378,000

G3A3
Co-op Score – 441,000

Battlefield 3 Vehicle Unlocks

Just like any other unlock system in BF3, you will earn points that will add to your overall vehicle score to unlock different vehicles.

IFV Unlocks
IR Smoke
Vehicle Score – 800

ATGM Launcher
Vehicle Score – 2,300

Belt Speed
Vehicle Score – 4,7000

Coaxial LMG
Vehicle Score – 8,300

Thermal Optics
Vehicle Score – 13,100

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 19,200

Zoom optics
Vehicle Score – 26,900

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 36,000

APFSDS-T Shell
Vehicle Score – 47,000

Thermal Camo
Vehicle Score – 60,00

Guided Missile
Vehicle Score – 74,000

Reactive Armor
Vehicle Score – 90,000

Mobile AA Unlocks
IR Smoke
Vehicle Score - 400

Anti-Air Missile
Vehicle Score – 1,200

Belt Speed
Vehicle Score – 2,500

Zoom Optics
Vehicle Score – 4,400

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 7,000

Thermal optics
Vehicle Score – 10,000

Air Radar
Vehicle Score – 14,000

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 19,000

Thermal Camo
Vehicle Score – 25,000

Reactive Armor
Vehicle Score – 32,000

MBT Unlocks
IR Smoke
Vehicle Score – 800

Coaxial LMG
Vehicle Score – 2,100

Autoloader
Vehicle Score – 4,400

Zoom Optics
Vehicle Score – 7,600

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 12,000

Coaxial HMG
Vehicle Score – 17,700

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 24,700

Guided Shell
Vehicle Score – 33,200

Thermal Optics
Vehicle Score – 43,200

Thermal Camo
Vehicle Score – 54,800

Canister Shell
Vehicle Score – 68,100

Reactive Armor
Vehicle Score – 83,200

CITV Station
Vehicle Score – 100,000

Attack Helicopter Unlocks
IR Flares
Vehicle Score – 300

Heat Seekers
Vehicle Score – 800

Stealth
Vehicle Score – 1,600

Autoloader
Vehicle Score – 2,800

Zoom Optics
Vehicle Score – 4,400

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 6,500

Air Radar
Vehicle Score – 9,000

Guided Missile
Vehicle Score – 12,000

Extinguisher
Vehicle Score – 16,000

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 20,000

Thermal Optics
Vehicle Score – 25,000

Laser Painter
Vehicle Score – 30,500

Below Radar
Vehicle Score – 37,000

ECM Jammer
Vehicle Score – 44,000

Guided Rocket
Vehicle Score – 51,000

TV Missile
Vehicle Score – 60,000

Scout Helicopter Unlocks
IR Flares
Vehicle Score – 400

Heat Seekers
Vehicle Score – 1,200

Stealth
Vehicle Score – 2,500

Autoloader
Vehicle Score – 4,400

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 7,000

Air Radar
Vehicle Score – 10,000

Extinguisher
Vehicle Score – 14,000

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 19,000

Guided Missile
Vehicle Score - 25,000

Below Radar
Vehicle Score – 32,000

Laser Painter
Vehicle Score – 40,000

ECM Jammer
Vehicle Score – 48,000

Jet Unlocks

IR Flares
Vehicle Score – 300

Heat Seekers
Vehicle Score – 700

Stealth
Vehicle Score – 1,500

Autoloader
Vehicle Score – 2,700

Proximity Scan
Vehicle Score – 4,200

Rocket Pods
Vehicle Score – 6,200

Air Radar
Vehicle Score – 8,600

Extinguisher
Vehicle Score – 11,600

Below Radar
Vehicle Score – 15,000

Maintenance
Vehicle Score – 19,000

Guided Missile
Vehicle Score – 24,000

Beam Scanning
Vehicle Score – 29,000

ECM Jammer
Vehicle Score – 35,000

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    • GhostWarrior

      45 thousand total you dip they are total scores in each kit not the independant score for each weapon/upgrade…

    • Chris

      It really means your total xp in that kit not how much you to get but the total xp in that kit

    • alex

      rank 30/41 unlocks need to be swapped around

    • Wisdom

      The 45’000 points is the total points unlocked in this category to be rewarded with that upgrade.

    • Connor

      You equip an underslung rail and them choos m320 instead of medic kit. This will automatically make it underbarrel

    • Joe Sackmann

      does anyone realise these score unlocks are way off? im working on getting the MAV and i only need 19,000 points not 45,000? so whats up with this? ive seen this on every page like this with the same type of info.

    • Tanner Walters

      Put the underslung rail on then on gadgets put the M320 grenade launcher on

    • Rob Roberts

      I’ve seen guys running around with 40mm grenade launchers that are underbarrel . . How do you get/unlock that perk/upgrade?