Battlefield 3 is here and with it comes a two player online co-op mode. Our latest in our FAQ series lays out some common questions you might have for the military shooter. If you are looking for our review you can find that over here.
How many players does Battlefield 3 support in co-op?
2 Players are Supported in the Co-Op Campaign
Can I play couch co-op or split-screen in Battlefield 3?
No, only online play is supported.
Can I play via a LAN or System Link?
No, co-op play is only supported online.
Can I play the single player game in co-op?
No, the cooperative mode is a separate campaign of individual missions.
How many missions are there in co-op?
There are six missions playable on three difficulty levels.
How do I access the co-op mode on the Xbox 360?
The co-op mode can be started from disc 1.
How come some missions are greyed out?
You must complete the previous one or two required missions to move forward. You can complete these on any difficulty you'd like. In co-op you can only play a mission if both players have unlocked the required missions.
Does Battlelog keep stats for co-op?
While not as in depth as the competitive multiplayer, some stats are tracked in co-op including: Kills, Headshots, Assists, Vehicle Kills, Savior Killls, Revives and Avenger Kills. It also tracks co-op score and progress towards unlocks.
What can I unlock by playing co-op?
There are 9 guns to unlock that are then usable in the competitive multiplayer aspect. You'll need to play through the co-op campaign numerous times to unlock enough points to earn all the weapons. For instance I've played every co-op mission 3 times (some more) and I've just unlocked the third weapon.