Guide to Battlefield 3 Ranks, Unlockables, and Experience Point Requirements

Battlefield 3

A big part of the thrill of (and motivation for) leveling up in Battlefield 3 is unlocking new weapons, gadgets, and specializations. Knowing that that next sweet unlockable item is just around the corner has kept many a gamer up past their bedtime since the game’s release.

While discovering what you’ve unlocked after every level is certainly a thrill, it’s even more exciting when you look ahead and work toward something you’re specifically looking forward to.

Our guide to all the multiplayer ranks and unlockables in Battlefield 3 is here to help you plan exactly how long it will take you to get to those sweet, sweet toys you’re lusting after.

Ranks 1-10

The early ranks inlcude several camouflages, your first three specializations, and a pair of sidearm upgrades.

870 MCS

1. Private First Class: 1,000 (1,000) XP – unlocks the 870 MCS Combat Shotgun

2. Private First Class 1 Star: 7,000 (8,000) XP – unlocks the SPRNT Specialization

3. Private First Class 2 Stars: 10,000 (18,000) XP – unlocks the Woodland Pattern Camouflage

4. Private First Class 3 Stars: 11,000 (29,000) XP – unlocks the G17C Handgun

5. Lance Corporal: 12,000 (41,000) XP – unlocks the AMMO Specialization

6. Lance Corporal 1 Star: 13,000 (54,000) XP – unlocks the Ranger Camouflage

7. Lance Corporal 2 Stars: 13,000 (67,000) XP – unlocks the PP-2000 SMG

8. Lance Corporal 3 Stars: 14,000 (81,000) XP – unlocks the FLAK Specialization

9. Corporal: 15,000 (96,000) XP – unlocks the Army Green Camouflage

10. Corporal 1 Star: 15,000 (111,000) XP – unlocks the M9 TACT Handgun

Ranks 11-20

The next set of unlocks includes the rest of the individual specializations, several new camouflages, and the ever-popular UMP-45 SMG.

UMP-45

11. Corporal 2 Stars: 19,000 (130,000) XP – unlocks the EXPL Specialization

12. Corporal 3 Stars: 20,000 (150,000) XP – unlocks the Expeditionary Force Camouflage

13. Sergeant: 20,000 (170,000) XP – unlocks the MP443 TACT Handgun

14. Sergeant 1 Star: 20,000 (190,000) XP – unlocks the COVR Specialization

15. Sergeant 2 Stars: 30,000 (220,000) XP – unlocks the Paratrooper Camouflage

16. Sergeant 3 Stars: 30,000 (250,000) XP – unlocks the UMP-45 SMG

17. Staff Sergeant: 30,000 (280,000) XP – unlocks the SUPR Specialization

18. Staff Sergeant 1 Star: 30,000 (310,000) XP – unlocks the Navy Blue Camouflage

19. Staff Sergeant 2 Stars: 30,000 (340,000) XP – unlocks the G17C Suppressed Handgun.

20. Gunnery Sergeant: 30,000 (370,000) XP – unlocks the FRAG Specialization

Ranks 21-30

The rewards start to get really good after rank 20, with the introduction of squad specializations, even more camouflages, and the powerful M1014 shotgun.

M1014

21. Gunnery Sergeant 1 Star: 30,000 (400,000) XP – unlocks the Jungle Pattern Camouflage

22. Gunnery Sergeant 2 Star: 30,000 (430,000) XP – unlocks the M1014 Shotgun

23. Master Sergeant: 40,000 (470,000) XP – unlocks the Squad SPRNT Specialization

24. Master Sergeant 1 Star: 40,000 (510,000) XP – unlocks the Desert Khaki Camouflage

25. Master Sergeant 2 Stars: 40,000 (550,000) XP- unlocks the M9 Suppressed Handgun

26. First Sergeant: 40,000 (590,000) XP- unlocks the Squad AMMO Specialization

27. First Sergeant 1 Star: 40,000 (630,000) XP – unlocks the Urban Pattern Camouflage

28. First Sergeant 2 Stars:0,000 (670,00) XP – unlocks the MP 443 Suppressed Handgun

29. Master Gunnery Sergeant: 40,000 (710,000) XP- Squad FLAK Specialization

30. Master Gunnery Sergeant 1 Star: 50,000 (760,000) XP- unlocks the G18 Handgun

Ranks 31-40

It takes a lot of time to reach these upper ranks, but the rewards are well worth it. Two great shotguns, the Saiga 12k and the DAO-12 are found in this group, as well as the popular PDW-R and P90 SMGs.

PDW-R

31. Master Gunnery Sergeant 2 Stars: 50,000 (810,000) XP – unlocks the Squad EXPL Specialization

32. Sergeant Major: 50,000 (860,000) XP – unlocks the PDW-R SMG

33. Sergeant Major 1 Star: 50,000 (910,000) XP – unlocks the Squad SUPR Specialization

34. Sergeant Major 2 Star: 50,000 (960,000) XP- unlocks the SAIGA 12K Shotgun

35. Warrant Officer One: 50,000 (1,010,000) XP – unlocks the Squad COVR Specialization

36. Chief Warrant Officer Two: 50,000 (1,060,000) XP – unlocks the .44 Magnum Handgun

37. Chief Warrant Officer Three: 50,000 (1,110,000) XP – unlocks the Squad FRAG Specialization

38. Chief Warrant Officer Four: 50,000 (1,160,000) XP – unlocks the DAO-12 Shotgun

39. Chief Warrant Officer Five: 60,000 (1,220,000) XP – unlocks the Veteran Package Camouflage

40. Second Lieutenant: 60,000 (1,280,000) XP – unlocks the P90 SMG

Ranks 41-45

The truly elite reach the top echelon of ranks in Battlefield 3, and accordingly receive the greatest rewards. The USAS-12 and AS VAL are among the most effective and sought-after weapons in the game. The Spec Ops camouflage is also a great way to show off your elevated rank.

AS VAL

41. First Lieutenant: 60,000 (1,340,000) XP – unlocks the G18 Suppressed Handgun

42. Captain: 60,000 (1,400,000) XP – unlocks the Spec Ops Black Camouflage

43. Major: 60,000 (1,460,000) XP – unlocks the USAS-12 Shotgun

44. Lt. Colonel: 60,000 (1,520,000) XP – unlocks the .44 SCOPED Handgun

45. Colonel: 80,000 (1,600,000) XP – unlocks the AS VAL Assault Rifle

Beyond level 45, players earn service stars to add to their Colonel rank, up to a maximum of 100. Therefore, there are a total of 145 levels/ranks to achieve in Battlefield 3.

References

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