Like many other games, XP in Battlefield 3 is the currency to unlock and upgrade weapons, gadgets and vehicles. Each kill taken and each challenge completed earn you points which you can spend to get better equipment.
Now if you are looking to level up fast in Battlefield 3, following information will help the cause.
How to Rank Up Fast in Battlefield 3
There are some pretty basic strategies you can use to earn XP fast and climb the level up mountain faster than normal. If you look at the tasks or challenges list below, you will have an idea which challenges or activities can earn you quick experience points. After all, it’s Battlefield, squad based bonus are worth more than racking up kills.
If you are looking to level up fast in Battlefield 3, choose a class, your favorite weapon and gadgets, and start with Team Death match. You can earn plenty of XP and reach your goal quickly.
Every squad based task earns your more XP than usual. So always try to be the part of a squad and try to spawn nearby your squad mates. This will make getting those bonus objectives easy. For example killing an enemy in area marked by the squad leader will earn you reward after each kill.
Whatever kit you choose, make sure that you are also serving the purpose of that kit. For example Assault people should revive and drop health pack and Support teammates should drop the ammo refills. Engineers should repair vehicles and Recon should grab the motion tracker assists.
The weapon you select can depend on the weapon choice of other squad mates. If someone is playing as an engineer already then try to have a different weapon if XP is your only goal. Trying different weapons is not only fun but it also adds versatility in your gameplay.
Now let us see different bonuses one can earn by different activities in the game.
Battlefield 3 Basic Bonuses
Enemy Down – 100 XP
Killing an enemy will reward you 100 points.
Double Kill – 40 XP
Kill two enemies consecutively with a few seconds gap.
Triple Kill – 60 XP
Kill three enemies in a few seconds gap.
Multi Kill – 80 XP
Kill 4 enemies in a few seconds interval.
Headshot – 10 XP
Blow off an enemy’s head.
Marksman Bonus – 50 XP or more
Take a head shot from 50 m away. The bonus will increase with the increase in distance.
Kill Assist – Varied
Injure the opponent and let your teammate kill it (the assist kill) for some bonus.
Suppression Assist – 50 XP
Fire to suppress enemy while your teammate takes the kill.
Comeback – 50 XP
Kill an enemy after 5 consecutive deaths.
Killstreak Stopped – Varied
If you kill an enemy on a kill streak, you will get the bonus depending upon the length of his streak. Minimum is three in a row.
Avenger Bonus – Varied
Kill the opponent who has recently taken out any of your teammate.
Savior Bonus – Varied
Kill the opponent who is injuring your fellow teammate.
Spot Bonus – 10 XP
You spotted the enemy and your teammate killed it.
Nemesis Kill – 50 XP
Kill a player 5 times or more.
Nemesis Payback – 50 XP
Your nemesis is the opponent who has taken you out at least 5 times.
Squad Eliminated – 10 XP
Take out all the members in any enemy squad.
Battlefield 3 – Squad Bonuses
You will earn more bonus if you are in a squad for the same task you preform as an individual.
Attack Order Followed – 20 XP
If you mark an objective as a squad leader, you will get 20 XP for each kill your squad makes in that area.
Squad Attack Order – 20 XP
Kill an opponent near the by marked objective by your squad leader.
Squad Spawn On You – 10 XP
When your teammate from your squad spawns on your location.
Squad Eliminated – 10 XP
Take out all members of an enemy squad.
Squad Resupply – 20 XP
Drop an ammo box for your squad mate to pick.
Squad Heal – 20 XP
Drop a medic kit for your squad teammate to pick. Each health restore gives you 20 XP.
Squad Revive – 110 XP
Reviving a squad mate will earn you that much bonus. You can revive people using Defibrillator.
Vehicle Disabled – 100 XP
Disable an enemy vehicle by causing enough damage to it.
Destroy an enemy vehicle.
Battlefield 3 – Objective Bonuses
Experience Points you can earn in Rush game mode.
M-COM Armed – 100 XP
Place an explosive charge on enemy’s M-COM station.
M-COM Disarmed – 100 XP
Disarm the planted charge by the enemy at M-COM station.
M-COM Station Destroyed – 200 XP
Simple – destroy enemy’s M-COM staion.
M-COM Attack Kill – 20 XP
Take out an enemy in your M-COM station (in offense).
M-COM Defend Kill – 20 XP
Kill an enemy near your M-COM station (in defense).
Battlefield 3 Ribbon Bonuses
Ribbons are the special awards given to you for completing certain tasks. Certain ribbon can be earned twice in the same match. These ribbons of course earn you some XP.
Weapons and Streaks
XP bonuses rewarded for leveling up Weapons and getting kill streaks.
Assault Rifle Ribbon – 200 XP
Take out 7 enemies with an assault rifle in the same round.
Carbine Ribbon – 200 XP
In the same round, take out 7 enemies with Carbine.
Hand Gun Ribbon – 200 XP
Take out 4 enemies with the hand gun.
Sniper Rifle Ribbon – 200 XP
Have 7 kills with a sniper in the same round.
PDW Ribbon – 200 XP
Perform 4 kills with Personal defensive arm in the same round.
Shotgun Ribbon – 200 XP
Kill 4 enemies with a shotgun in the same round.
Disable Vehicle Ribbon
Disable 4 enemy vehicles in the same round.
Melee Ribbon – 200 XP
Take out 4 enemies with melee weapons in the same round.
Suppression Ribbon – 200 XP
Get 14 suppression assists in the same round.
Marksman Ribbon – 200 XP
Take 5 head shots in a single round.
Avenger Ribbon – 200 XP
Take three avenger kills in the same round.
Savior Ribbon – 200 XP
Have two savior kills in the same round.
Nemesis Ribbons – 200 XP
Perform 2 nemesis kills in the same round.
Squad Wipe Ribbon – 200 XP
Win 2 squad wipe out bonuses in the same round.
Combat Efficiency Ribbon – 500 XP
Get three streak bonuses in the same round.
Medical Efficiency Ribbon – 220 XP
Get 5 revives in the same round.
Resupply Efficiency Ribbon – 200 XP
Have 7 re-supplies in the same round.
Maintenance Efficiency Ribbon – 200 XP
Have 7 repairs in the same round.
Anti Vehicle Ribbon – 200 XP
In a round, destroy 3 enemy vehicles
Air Warfare Ribbon – 200 XP
Get 6 kills with a vehicle in the same round.
Stationary Emplacement Ribbon – 200 XP
Get 3 kills in the same round with emplaced weapons.
Surveillance Efficiency Ribbon – 200 XP
Get 5 UAV spot assists in the same round.
Transport Warfare Ribbon – 200 XP
Get 5 kills in a round with transport vehicles.
Ground Warfare Ribbon – 200 XP
In a round, kill 7 enemies with land vehicles
Ace Squad Ribbon – 500 XP
Be the member of best squad in for one round.
MVP Ribbon – 500 XP
Be the best player for one round.
MVP 2 Ribbon – 400 XP
Be the 2nd best player in a round.
MVP 3 Ribbon – 300 XP
Be the third best player in a round.
M-COM Attacker Ribbon – 200 XP
Blow up the 3 M-COM stations in the same round.
M-COM Defender Ribbon – 200 XP
Defend 4 M-COM stations in the same round.
Flag Defender Ribbon – 200 XP
Defend 5 flags in the same round.
Flag Attacker Ribbon – 200 XP
Have 4 flag captures in the same round.
Squad Rush Ribbon – 200 XP
Complete a squad rush round.
Squad Deathmatch Ribbon – 200 XP
Complete a Squad Deathmatch round.
Rush Ribbon – 200 XP
Complete a rush round.
Conquest Ribbon – 200 XP
Complete a conquest round.
Team Deathmatch Ribbon – 200 XP
Complete a Team Deathmatch round.
Squad Deathmatch Winner Ribbon – 500 XP
Win a squad Deathmatch round.
Squad Rush Winner Ribbon – 500 XP
Win a Squad Rush Round.
Rush Winner Ribbon – 500 XP
Win a Rush round.
Conquest Winner Ribbon – 500 XP
Win a Conquest round.
TDM Winner Ribbon – 500 XP
Win a Team Deathmatch round.
Battlefield 3 Medals
Each Medal will earn you 10,000 XP for once throughout your gameplay.
RU Army Service Medal
Play in RU army for 100 hours.
US Army Service Medal
Play in US army for 100 hours.
Assault Rifle Medal
Get Assault Rifle Ribbon for 50 times.
Light Machine Gun Medal
Get Light Machine Gun Mission 50 times.
Get carbine ribbon 50 times.
Get the handgun ribbon for 50 times.
Sniper Rifle Medal
Get the sniper rifle ribbon for 50 times.
Collect the shotgun ribbon for 50 times.
Have the PDW medal 40 times.
Get the melee ribbon 30 times.
Combat Efficiency Medal
Collect Combat efficiency ribbon for 50 times.
Have the Avenger ribbon for 50 times.
Get the Marksman medal for 50 times.
Get the nemesis medal for 50 times.
Get the Savior medal for 50 times.
Get the Suppression medal for 50 times.
Assault Service Medal
Play for 50 hours as an Assault.
Engineer Service Medal
Play for 50 hours as an Engineer.
Support Service Medal
Play for 50 hours as Support.
Recon Service Medal
Play for 50 hours as Recon.
Get the medical ribbon for 50 times.
Get the maintenance ribbon for 50 times.
Get the resupply ribbon for 50 times.
Radio Beacon Medal
Have 100 spawns on you radio beacon.
Have 300 kills using Claymore.
Laser Designator Medal
Take out 300 enemies using the Designator.
have 300 kills with the Mortar.
Tank Service Medal
Play 20 hours or more in tanks.
Stationary Service Medal
Have 10 hours of gameplay with stationary weapons.
Helicopter Service Medal
Get 20 hours of gameplay in Helicopters.
Jet Service Medal
Have 20 hours of gameplay in jets.
Transport Warfare Medal
Get the transport welfare ribbon for 20 times.
Ground Warfare Medal
Obtain the Ground Warfare Ribbon 30 times
Air Warfare Medal
Have the Air Warfare Ribbon 30 times.
Stationary Emplacement Medal
Have the Stationary Emplacement Ribbon for 50 times.
Get the Surveillance ribbon for 50 times.
Anti Vehicle Medal
Have the anti vehicle ribbon for 50 times.
Obtain the Anti Vehicle Ribbon 50 times
Ace Squad Medal
Have the Ace Squad Medal for 50 times.
You should get the MVP ribbon, 50 times.
2nd MVP Medal
Win the second MVP ribbon for 50 times.
3rd MVP Medal
Win the 3rd MVP ribbon for 50 times.
Flag Defender Medal
Have the Flag Defender Ribbon for 50 times.
Flag Attacker Medal
Have the Flag Attacker ribbon for 50 times.
Squad Deathmatch Medal
Earn the Squad Deathmatch ribbon for 50 times.
Team Deathmatch Medal
Get the Team Deathmatch ribbon for 50 times.
Squad Rush Medal
Obtain the Squad Rush Ribbon 50 times
M-COM Attacker Medal
Earn the M-COM attacking ribbon 50 times.
M-COM Defender Medal
Have the M-COM defender ribbon for 50 times.
Have the rush ribbon for 50 times.
Get the Conquest Ribbon for 50 times.
Battlefield 3 Service Stars
These rewards depend upon the number of kills you have taken with a particular weapon. After you have killed 100 with one weapon, you will get a service star for that weapon and 3000 XP will be added to your overall rank. After every 100 kills, you will earn this bonus.
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