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Assignments are a feature in Battlefield 3 that reward players with additional content upon completion and were first introduced in the Back to Karkand expansion. The release of downloadable content has resulted in a total of 40 assignments (10 Back to Karkand, Close Quarters and Aftermath, 5 Armored Kill and End Game.)

Back to Karkand

Tier 1

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
FAMAS Assignment.jpg Best Friend Forever Default B2K
  • Professional Russian
G53 Assignment.jpg Fixing It Default B2K
  • G53
  • It Goes Boom!
QBB-95 Assignment.jpg Let It Rain Default B2K
QBU-88 Assignment.jpg Specops Default B2K
PP-19 Assignment.jpg Familiar Territory Default B2K

Tier 2

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
L85A2 Assignment.jpg Professional Russian Complete Best Friend Forever Reference to the YouTube star FPS Russia, and his claim to being qualified to handle big guns and explosives, as he is a "Professional Russian". He also made a video using a L85A2.
QBZ-95B Assignment.jpg It Goes Boom! Complete Fixing It
Keep.Your.head.down.jpg Keep Your Head Down Complete Let It Rain
L96 Assignment.jpg Creeping Death Complete Specops
  • 50 Headshots
  • 50 Spot Assists
  • 5 Knife Takedowns
Reference to the song "Creeping Death" by Metallica
MK3A1 Assignment.jpg Scarred Veteran Complete Familiar Territory The assignment icon says that the MK3A1 fires the 5.56mm NATO round when it actually the 12 gauge shotgun round.

Close Quarters

Close Quarters introduced ten new assignments and were revealed through the June Maintenance of Battlelog.

Tier 1

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
Shepard.jpg Shepard Default CQ
  • 10 Squad Revives
  • 30 Assault Rifle Kills
Done Fixing.jpg Done Fixing Default CQ
  • The assignment illustration contains a typo, stating that the ACW-R carries 100 rounds in its magazine, despite only holding 26+1 rounds.
  • Name likely related to the Fixing It assignment.
No Shortage.jpg No Shortage Default CQ
  • 20 Squads Resupplys
  • 20 Kills with LMGs
Team Player.jpg Team Player Default CQ
  • 10 T-UGS Assists
  • Capture 20 Flags
These Hurt Too.jpg These Hurt Too Default CQ

Tier 2

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
Set Us Up The Bomb.jpg Set Us Up The Bomb Complete Shepard
  • 20 Underslung Grenade Launcher Kills
  • 15 Hand Grenade Kills
  • Reference to the European Sega Mega Drive version of the video game Zero Wing. "Somebody Set Up Us The Bomb" is another poorly translated line from the game's intro.
  • Kills with the M26 MASS and 40mm Dart count towards the necessary grenade launcher kills.
My Own Terminator.jpg My Own Terminator Complete Done Fixing
Point Blank.jpg Point Blank Complete No Shortage
  • 10 C4 Kills
  • 10 Knife Takedowns
Bullet Point.jpg Bullet Point Complete Team Player
  • 50 Sniper Rifle Kills
  • Win 3 Rounds of Conquest Domination
Hold The Trigger.jpg Hold the Trigger Complete These Hurt Too

Armored Kill

Armored Kill introduced five new assignments which were revealed on September 3, 2012. Since the pack contains no new weapons, the assignments unlock vehicle specializations and, unlike most assignments in other expansions, can only be completed on the respective maps.

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
Explosive Danger Battlelog Icon.jpg Explosive Danger Default AK
Need Repair Battlelog Icon.jpg Need Repair Default AK
  • Repair 20 Friendly Vehicles
Wired Attack Battlelog Icon.jpg Wired Attack Default AK
Rocket Specialist Battlelog Icon.jpg Rocket Specialist Default AK
  • 10 Mobile Artillery Kills
Anti-Air Support Battlelog Icon.jpg Anti-Air Support Default AK


Aftermath introduced ten new assignments that were revealed on November 20, 2012 through maintenance on Battlelog. These pertain to the expansion's new weapon, the XBOW, and dog-tags.

Tier 1

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
Archery 101 Battlelog Icon.jpg Archery 101 Default AM
  • 5 Xbow Kills
  • Old School Dogtag
  • William Tell
Sticks And Stones Battlelog Icon.jpg Sticks and Stones Default AM
  • XBOW
  • This Is My Boomstick
  • All XBOW Related Assignments
  • Play on the phrase "sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you," and the fact that early crossbow bolts used "sticks and stones" in construction.
  • Likely reference to Albert Einstein's quote - "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
This Is My Boom Stick Battlelog Icon.jpg This Is My Boom Stick Default AM
  • 50 Carbine Kills
  • 50 Assault Rifle Kills
Squeezing The Trigger
  • Reference to infamous line in the film, Army of Darkness.
  • Dogtag image a possible reference to film The Terminator (1984) when T800 assaults the police station armed with a SPAS-12 and AR-18.
  • Before Patch 1.09, the image of the soldier in the "Squeezing The Trigger" dog tag occupied the whole dog tag. Afterwards, its size has been reduced so it looks the other left side dog tags.
Go Play Close Quarters Battlelog Icon.jpg Go Play Close Quarters Complete Sticks and Stones
  • Cumulative Total of 150 meters headshots with Sniper Rifles.
  • Cumulative Total of 150 meters headshots with Assault Rifles.
  • Cumulative Total of 150 meters headshots with Carbines.
  • 7x Scope for XBOW
  • Reference to the Close Quarters Expansion
Riding Shotgun Battlelog Icon.jpg Riding Shotgun Default AM Grease Monkey Dog Tag
  • The Monkey Wrench is an adjustable wrench used for much heavier tasks that a normal wrench is too weak for.

Tier 2

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
William Tell Battlelog Icon.jpg William Tell Complete Archery 101
  • Cumalative Total of 150 Meters headshots with XBOW
  • 50 XBOW Kills
William Tell
  • Reference to William Tell, a Swiss folk hero and expert with the crossbow who was told to have shot an apple on his son's head.
It Is Ok To Thank Me Battlelog Icon.jpg It Is Ok To Thank Me Complete Sticks and Stones
  • 20 Spot Assists
  • Designate 10 Vehicles
  • 1 Designated Assist
Stay Away From My Tent Battlelog Icon.jpg Stay Away From My Tent Complete Sticks and Stones
  • 50 Sniper Rifle Kills
  • 10 Handgun Headshots
  • The assignment's name bears resemblance to the visual representation of the video game term camping. The symbol is a tent, symbolic of camping in real life.
A Good Demo Man Battlelog Icon.jpg A Good Demo Man Complete Sticks and Stones
  • 5 Hand Grenade Kills
  • 5 Underslung Grenade Kills
  • 5 C4 Kills
  • High Explosive Bolt for XBOW
  • Possible reference to the Meet the Demoman promotional video of video game Team Fortress 2, where a character is asked what makes him a good Demoman.
On Top Of The Richter Scale Battlelog Icon.jpg On Top Of the Richter Scale Default AM Quake Survivor
  • The Richter Scale is a scale that is used to assign a magnitude number to an earthquake depending on how powerful it was.

End Game

End Game introduced five new assignments which were revealed on March 1, 2013 Battlefield Blog post. While all five assignments pertain to unlocking dog tags, one allows the player to unlock the M1911 S-TAC, a variant of the M1911 with both a Tactical Flashlight and a Suppressor attached.

Image Name Unlocked Criteria Reward Notes
BF3 EG Defender of the Earth Battlelog Icon.jpg Defender of the Earth Default EG
  • Destroy 5 Air Vehicles using the AA jeeps.
BF3 EG Fly Swatter Dog Tag.png
BF3 EG Scar Spangled Banner Battlelog Icon.jpg Scar Spangled Banner Default EG
  • Return 5 flags in Capture the Flag
  • Capture 2 flags in Capture the Flag
  • Win 1 round of Capture the Flag.
  • Standard Bearer Dogtag
BF3 EG Fatal Drop Battlelog Icon.jpg Fatal Drop Default EG
  • Kill an enemy soldier with airdropped IFV
  • Destroy a transport vehicle with airdropped IFV
  • Destroy an enemy IFV with airdropped IFV
BF3 EG Look Up Dog Tag.png
BF3 EG Road Warrior Battlelog Icon.jpg Road Warrior Complete Defender of the Earth, Scar Spangled Banner, and Fatal Drop
  • Destroy 20 vehicles
  • Get a road kill with the Dirt Bike
BF3 EG Road Warrior Dog Tag.png A reference to the Mad Max series of films.
BF3 EG All About Precision Battlelog Icon.jpg All About Precision Complete Road Warrior
  • 20 Pistol Headshots

BF3 EG M1911 S-TAC Dog Tag.png