For Assignments available to Battlefield Premium members, see Battlefield 3 Premium Assignments
Assignments are a feature in that reward players with additional content upon completion and were first introduced in the Battlefield 3 expansion. The release of downloadable content has resulted in a total of 40 assignments (10 Back to Karkand Back to Karkand, Close Quarters and Aftermath, 5 Armored Kill and End Game.)
Back to Karkand
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.
50 Spot Assists
5 Knife Takedowns
Reference to the song "Creeping Death" by Metallica
The assignment icon says that the MK3A1 fires the 5.56mm NATO round when it actually the 12 gauge shotgun round.
introduced ten new assignments and were revealed through the June Maintenance of Battlelog.
10 Squad Revives
30 Assault Rifle Kills
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.
20 Squads Resupplys
20 Kills with LMGs
10 T-UGS Assists
Capture 20 Flags
20 Underslung Grendade 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
10 C4 Kills
10 Knife Takedowns
50 Sniper Rifle Kills
Win 3 Rounds of Conquest Domination
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.
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.
Old School Dogtag
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 - "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
50 Carbine Kills
50 Assault Rifle Kills
Reference to infamous line in the film, Army of Darkness.
Dogtag image a possible reference to 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.
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.
Reference to the Close Quarters Expansion
The Monkey Wrench is an adjustable wrench used for much heavier tasks that a normal wrench is too weak for.
Cumalative Total of 150 Meters headshots with XBOW
50 XBOW Kills
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.
20 Spot Assists
Designate 10 Vehicles
1 Designated Assist
50 Sniper Rifle Kills
10 Handgun Headshots
The assignment's name bears resemblance to the visual representation of the term camping. The symbol is a tent, symbolic of camping in real life.
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 the game Team Fortress 2 where a character is asked what makes him a good Demoman.
The Richter Scale is a scale that is used to assign a magnitude number to an earthquake depending on how powerful it was.
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