Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Achievements
Achieve rank 45

Colonel is the highest standard rank to achieve for multiplayer. All I can really say for this one is to play as the class you feel more comfortable with, that will net you the most xp every game. The amount of xp required to level up increases exponentially, so this will probably end up being the last achievement to get.

Also, play as much as you can in a squad - teamwork will roll in points a lot faster than playing solo. Use high-combat vehicles like tanks/helicopters to score points/assists. Play for objects - for ex. the full process for capturing an enemy flag is 450 points.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by JokerWalkthroughs
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 01:58:38 PM

i will play this game so much that i will get this achievement in 3 days at least :)

Comment #2 by Capn Franky
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:07:18 PM

I bet you £100 you wont! But I know what you mean, this is the only game I don't mind a lvl cheevo on because I play it to death anyway, plus it's not a game that needs online achievements to keep you playing.

Comment #3 by Polishedsocks
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:07:26 PM


Comment #4 by Barad
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:20:28 PM

WIll do this within a week :D

Comment #5 by Poppygalaxy
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:27:18 PM

2 weeks is the goal. Probably won't happen though

Comment #6 by BURNS xp
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:39:32 PM

I wonder if the Beta rank will carry over? I've seen people ranked 44-50 already.

Comment #7 by xX RafaelMM Xx
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:09:24 PM

Already said from beginning, it wont carry over

Comment #8 by Cee Reno
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:16:22 PM

@4 within a week? Some people made it within 3 days of the Beta coming out, depends on how much free time you have and how much of a nutter you are : P

Comment #9 by pX I Atticus
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:22:45 PM

lol im lvl 49 in the beta. So yeah this one will be easy. Ive got a S/M of 850+ so it wont take long at all

Comment #10 by Project K-2
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:32:06 PM

Dont expect the final build be as easy or quick to get to level 50. In the beta they made that way so everyone could see and use, what they going to get on the final build.
If the leveling system on BF3 would be quicker to get to level 50, as seen on the beta. The leveling system from BC2 is by far, more time-consuming.

Comment #11 by pX I Atticus
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:36:03 PM


there are 145 lvls in BF3! My mate is lvl 58! it does take ages to lvl up when u get to 45+

Comment #12 by R_A_LEE20
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:41:37 PM

We'll all just have to wait and see if its easier to lvl up when the game comes out. I thought myself that it was alot easier to level up in the beta compared to BC2.

Comment #13 by Spastic Manatee
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 03:54:50 PM

Would be nice if didn't include Rank achievements. Instead they should offer K/D or time dedication achievements. Atleast that way, you have the glory hunters actually playing the game as it should be and not hogging planes/choppers/tanks like BC2...

Comment #14 by UnitedKingdom
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 04:20:17 PM

This is going to be fun

Comment #15 by InsaneKane87
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 04:24:20 PM

@6 Don't count on it!

Comment #16 by Nevander
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 05:20:30 PM

Stupid multiplayer achievements that require ranks... WHY!??!?!?

Comment #17 by Dyldo720
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 05:33:11 PM

They already announced that they will be making the ranks require much more exp to rank up. There is only 45 actual levels in the final game(resembling the actual ranking system in the marine corps) but after that you recieve service stars every time you rank up that add another 100 levels. So you can easily distinguish which people have no lives. =D

Comment #18 by markoquinn
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 07:26:53 PM

@17 like the one that get this cheevo in a week or less. must be fun not having to go to work for a living.

Comment #19 by Achivements
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 09:08:37 PM

24 hrs tops

Comment #20 by z3r0SHADOW
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 11:13:09 PM

I don't really mind grinding in BF games anyways, just got the Bean Bullets and Bandages achievement from BC1 about a week before the beta came out. Talk about perfect timing!

Comment #21 by JORDAN K 95
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 02:09:45 AM

what is the highest lvl??

Comment #22 by iCondemned
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 07:26:10 AM

I will TAKE MY TIME! No need to rush for this achievement. :D

Comment #23 by dark quasar
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 09:25:40 AM

like he said ^^^

Comment #24 by KFCwithgravy
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 10:44:56 AM

aw man like it was boring enough having to get to rank 22 on BFBC2 but now 45

Comment #25 by KillerBEA
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 03:35:54 AM

Cant wait to stat working torwads this one

Comment #26 by Xenolith666
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 11:15:52 AM

Can't be any worse than getting to 50 in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.. that sucked!

Comment #27 by markoquinn
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 12:32:40 PM

@24 if it was so boring why are you playing BF3?

Comment #28 by chris lailo
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 12:45:54 PM

@26 Lol it was incredibly easy to level up in that game, I recall going from 45-46 in three matches... I'm a good player but I'm not a MLGamer lol

Comment #29 by Dramatic Unknown
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 01:26:33 PM

Hey guys, sorry to bust ya'lls bubble, but DiCE confirmed that: To make things fair and equal, they will reset EVERYONES rank, because think about it. What if you had all the unlocks and the newby doesnt? That would be a totally unfair advantage.

So yeah like i said, every rank and unlocks you obtains will be reseted. :(

Comment #30 by SilvereX
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 03:29:04 AM

I think that level 45 will be the new level 22. Level 45 will most probably be the start of the officer ranks.

Comment #31 by TheUglyCasanova
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 04:09:11 PM

Yay glad they have online achievements. So sick of people whining about having to play half of the game for achievements. Surprisingly only #16 is the only one bitching. Good to see the rest of you have no problem putting in some work to get your achievements like I can't wait to. Well done DICE!

Comment #32 by deadmise
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 03:09:06 AM

@30 If lvl 45 is the last rank, how is it possible that officer ranks starts from the last level? Officer ranks start from 35 which is Warrant Officer btw...

Comment #33 by DeFalKoniiZ3
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 12:15:50 PM

@29 everyone knew that anyway!

Comment #34 by lancmanc
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 07:14:43 AM

#31 well il wade in to the defence of #16 and have a bitch, MP cheevs go against everything the achievmant system was set up for, lot of people like me have no lives and like to 100% bit of a pain when the GS is on MP and were stuck tryin to compete against spawn killer no lifers

Comment #35 by ERIKDOTCOM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 09:01:48 AM

I can't decide if I like this achievement or not. I'm stuck somewhere in between "Yes!" and "Aw fuck...".

Comment #36 by EnqeN
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 02:33:46 PM

Not another ranking achievement !!!

Comment #37 by PhenomX
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 03:57:13 AM

In an interview with a DICE employee it was confirmed that leveling up in the final build will be much harder

Comment #38 by markoquinn
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:52:59 AM

You are going to get to lvl 45 sooner or later playin if you enjoy the game, if you don't enjoy it you won't get the cheevo it's that simple. If you are like me you are playin it for the game play no the cheevo. If you don't like these kinda cheevos why come on here and cry like my 2 month old. Just tell your mommy to get her titty out your mouth and find another game.

Comment #39 by spiffokeen
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 11:39:03 PM

@13... a k/d achievement would actually do the opposite of getting people to play the game as it should be. That's when someone will decide not to revive a squad member or arm or defuse an objective. Wouldn't want to hurt the K/D, right? I'm all for the idea of not putting in achievements in mp that make people forget about teamwork, I just don't see that K/D would help.

Either way, I don't care if I'm really bad at this game like BC1 or if I'm really good like in BC2. It should be fun so I'll play it a lot and achievements like this will eventually pop up.

Comment #40 by fuzzyjellybeans
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 03:48:37 PM

thats so much gameplay

Comment #41 by Atomic174
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:54:54 AM

So I said "Johnny la gente esta muy loca" WTF

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Comment #43 by nosent
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:43:14 PM

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Comment #44 by Hess789
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 04:53:56 PM

No one realizes that they made the ranking up easier in the beta!!! It was just to test out the rank system. It is going to require a whole lot more xp to level up now. I have a score per minute of 450 and I have been playing for 18 hourse and im only a rank 20. On the beta I had a score per minute of 600 and I reached rank 45 in 24 hours.

Comment #45 by EliteXPhoenix
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 04:19:31 AM

AS of now if you average 500 a game it will take 320 games to level to 45, and 5000 game to level to the highest at 145

Comment #46 by markoquinn
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:13:33 PM

come on man everyone is bitching cause it will take a while to rank up to lvl 45. if you want to rank up quick in a game go play 'crap ops'. play the game for what it is not for the cheevo you will have more fun and probably get to lvl 45 faster anyways. so tell your mommies to pop here titty out your mouth and just play the game.

Comment #47 by kammj
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 01:51:55 AM

amen to these people.. honestly its an achievement meaning play hard and EARN it.. dont play the game just to get this.. have fun and play the game while working hard for level 45.

Comment #48 by Runner
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 10:40:18 PM

I dont mind ones like this because if you like the game you will naturaly get this over time.

Comment #49 by JdotP93
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 02:16:33 PM

Takes so long to level up, but a good experience along the way

Comment #50 by iRFxSilverxX
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 06:42:56 PM

LOL only just reached lvl 10 haha

Comment #51 by SPARKYZ 911
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:53:53 PM

15hrs in and lvl 12...but lovin it!

Comment #52 by Pusherman
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 05:37:22 PM

13 hours Multiplayer and im at Rank 20, so it is not to bad.7 hours total to get all Single Player + Co-Op achievements. Also, the hardest achievement in the game is a Co-Op one!!! Bullseye, good luck with that one, lol.

Comment #53 by Naberios
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 09:44:42 PM

This one will be a pain(as far as looking forward to an achievement), but it's much better than the ones that require the player to complete specific tasks. For example, the achievement for getting 1 of every MP ribbon is crap. It's not fair to players who, even though they enjoy MP, aren't very good at it. Like getting the the Air Warfare Ribbon, which unless you're fortune enough to get in a chopper with a great pilot is goin to be a pain to get, or the Combat Efficiency Ribbon which requires you to get 8 kills in a row. Those are a couple of the ones that will be overly tough for players who aren't very good at playing MP.

Comment #54 by papanesta
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 01:58:42 AM

Done. Just over a week.

Comment #55 by Dark soul
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 05:13:05 PM

This achievement may take u a week but it'll take me a year

Comment #56 by Pusherman
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 12:43:23 AM

Looking to do emplaced weapons, both M-Com Ribbons, and squad wipe ribbon. Anyone looking to to the same, or even rank up, send me a message. GT: Pusherman

Comment #57 by Onamonapiea
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 03:02:57 PM

Anyone wanting to boost this? Need 8 ppl to do squad rush.

Comment #58 by Sconzee
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:49:31 AM


Comment #59 by HubDub
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 09:50:08 PM

Lookin 2 boost hit me up if u wanna n i hav a mic

Comment #60 by HubDub
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 09:51:23 PM


Comment #61 by Panda Bamboo
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:31:36 AM

What's the quickest way to level up? Through Conquest or Rush or TDM? Any tips? :)

Comment #62 by Spec Ops Angel
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:37:59 AM

@61. It just depends on how good you are. I can play rush and get at least 3,000 a game, and the very next game I can get 6,000. Same with conquest. No game mode really gives you more points then the other. It just depends on how you play.

Comment #63 by stoick09
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:46:56 PM

i usually do conquest on firestorm, caspian border, and damavand peak just get in a tank and go from flag to flag i rock in tanks so i get 15 kills before i die and average about 4000 to 5000 points a game

Comment #64 by Billy Ho
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 07:55:02 PM

Conquest usually lasts a lot longer then say the TDM games. I seem to point up quicker in TDM then anything else. But yes it does depend on how you play the game.

Comment #65 by ty tan trouble
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 05:14:24 PM

I like conquest more and seem to get more points on it but some maps on rush I just get tons of points. I don't really like TDM but on another note, I've found out that a great way to get ribbons, medals, and consequently advanced dog tags in through squad rush, I love it and you have a 50% chanceof getting the Ace Squad ribbon and about a 40% chance each game for an MVP ribbon.

Comment #66 by FreiZeitGeipel
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 12:18:33 PM

I like playing Conquest the most because it constantly gives you 200/250 XP for neutralising and taking the flag. Attacking and defending flags in Conquest usually gives me more XP than attacking/defending M-Coms in Rush. But that may not be true for all people and their kinds of gameplay styles. Also, for leveling up I prefer the Assault/Medic class because a revive is going to give you 100+ XP and if you keep your eyes open and play as a team you will get an awful lot of revives and XP.

Comment #67 by A 7thProduction
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 09:24:12 AM

@38 I've enjoyed all the Battlefield games but I have a life so I cant sit around for god knows how many hours trying to rank up.

Comment #68 by WelshWarriors15
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 11:12:56 AM

Finally level 45!
I needed 80,000 xp to level from 44 to 45. Now I need 220,000 xp to level from 45 to 46.

Comment #69 by JORDAN K 95
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 06:20:42 PM

reached lvl 45 with 58hours 22 minutes playing time. ive played mostly tdm and averaged 10+ kills each game

Comment #70 by Zen No Thought
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 11:50:13 AM

I reached lvl 45 in like 60 hours or so, the best way to level up is to just play with a squad and communicate with them, there would be games that I broke 9,000 in the score board just because I was a team player. Battlefield rewards the team player so go work as a team and this achievement will come pretty quick :)

Comment #71 by da tru lewman
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 03:07:56 AM

i know its early days but anyone wonna boost hit me up
GT: da tru lewman

Comment #72 by Joeoeo
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 07:34:12 PM

I got this playing Team Deathmatch, heart was racing and everything. I went the Call of Duty way, running and gunning.

Comment #73 by ViceralNephilim
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 05:29:27 PM

60 hours in and I am rank 38...of those 60 hours, 8 hours were spent in vehicles and not getting good scores...20 hours was my mrs playing (she ranked me up 5 times to be fair to her). The rest was all me. Not too bad considering I have all ribbons thanks to the mrs getting suppression assist as she cant shoot for shit.

Looking to have this done by christmas as I only get to play maybe 2 or 3 hours a night (if that)

Comment #74 by armyranger0126
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 02:13:50 AM

No one should complain about this if you actually play the multiplayer. Usually I don't like online achievements and I do think they can go overboard but to reach Rank 45 isn't bad. I would laugh on the other hand if they put a achievement in COD that you have to get to the final prestige. But then again COD is junk anyways, that's corner campers, exploiters, and overall nothing about the games are real.

Comment #75 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 01:08:18 AM

Battlefield 3 Montage Dual Juggernaut

Comment #76 by inmate00187
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 02:36:56 PM

Like a lot of people have said already, I have a job and a life. I only play a couple nights a week otherwise my wife gets pissed at me. I got in late on this game and I'm already at 21-22. I got here just going after ribbons, cheevos, and doing assignments. Shouldn't be to hard to get to full-bird colonel. Besides when I'm done with the cheevos, I get to have fun and fix my abyssmal k/d ratio the old-fashioned way!

Comment #77 by ownthenoob55
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 07:18:20 PM


Comment #78 by inmate00187
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 05:26:15 AM

@77 wow. Do you really care that much that someone else doesn't like the same game you do? Do they have pictures of you screwing a goat or something to make you react like that?

Comment #79 by XBOX ISAAC82
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 02:27:11 AM

#78 I would like to know how he ended in an achievement description for BF3 if that's his opinion of the game because he surely can't own it. Strange!

Comment #80 by GDA Inutaisho
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 10:35:47 AM

@79 i was about to say the same thing.
but honestly this isn't that bad. im rank 40 and i completely forgot about this achievements existence until i was looking up Co-Op achievements

Comment #81 by CannyGryphon6
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 03:49:43 AM

This is the last one I need for all of the achievements!! Having fun playing the game

Comment #82 by Kyle the Rookie
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 01:14:01 AM

Not the hardest of the achievements, just takes a bit of time. Around 70hrs in fact..

Comment #83 by Slittydrake
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 02:15:30 AM

@74 yeah a long time ago I played cod 5 and I was just playin a game of nazi zombies then some fag hacks the game, gets me max level and last prestige... got 2 achieves for it and the description said "you are the final level, time to go outside and find something to do" lmao..

GF manual exp gainers xD

Comment #84 by Ass4ssinsFTW
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 11:06:16 AM

What's a good way to get to 45 fast? And i'm not talking about boosting. -_-

Comment #85 by ClassicZach
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 08:10:26 AM

lol i played this game for about a week alltogether and only rank 11 :S awsome game tho when you get into a good match

Comment #86 by oiled up granny
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 06:11:34 PM

this takes forever!

Comment #87 by shot em up310
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 09:44:56 PM

Got it on to the next one

Comment #88 by II King Gviv II
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 08:06:59 PM

I went from Lvl. 30-37 in one day (played about 6 hours) just from playing Operation Metro full tickets around 1700 tickets. This is in Conquest in the personal servers. I didn't even buy a personal server, just search conquest and Metro and most games end up with max tickets.

Comment #89 by Littlebabyjesus
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 08:33:08 AM

just play conquest i can get 20,000 to 30,000 exp per game

Comment #90 by XxALPHADOG_BFxX
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:00:23 PM

join platoon DOGZ AND PLAY ON PRIVATE RANKED SERVER. vip given message for instant vip access to server even if its full !

Comment #91 by XxALPHADOG_BFxX
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 02:15:56 PM


Comment #92 by thespiralmatrix
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 08:49:30 AM

With the new server set up 45 is pretty easy. Just search for a 500% ticket TDM on canals. I've been playing recon just swapping between sniper and shotguns depending on how the map is playing. With all the ribbons and medals you should get a ton of exp.

Comment #93 by Silentx assassin24
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 12:47:23 AM

I started out level 24 today now I'm level 29 talk about xp grinding

Comment #94 by Silentx assassin24
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 02:02:07 AM

:D was 29 now 35 if I keep playing I'll get 45 in no time

Comment #95 by iNFiNiTii
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:14:59 PM

@92, Thanks for the advice!

Comment #96 by GT STEISKILLz
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 01:41:55 PM

thank god it's not lieutenant colonel

Comment #97 by Hadinator98
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 11:51:46 AM

hey, if you wanna boost then add me( must have the EOD bot ).
GT:ii h3adshot ii

Comment #98 by tbranck1020
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:53:52 PM

I need to start playing online again. I was never really good so this will probably take me forever!

Comment #99 by Cpt Slaughter
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 07:14:50 PM

I want this game, the mp looks amazing so this achievement should be fun

Comment #100 by SnapbackFr3sh
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 12:09:34 AM

GT: fr3shSnapSwag let's get this with all the other online

Comment #101 by Matullica
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 07:02:42 AM

Good times getting this

Comment #102 by Ultimate Kicken
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 08:10:55 PM

Play Team Deathmatch on Noshar Canals. I got level 45 in under 10 hours of gameplay

Comment #103 by achievementhunter62
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 03:58:00 AM

If anyone wants to play with me then message me at DE5ERT EA6LE26

Comment #104 by Lucky Otter
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 @ 02:28:11 AM

This is the only achievement I have left so I guess it's time to grind.

Comment #105 by JB2The6thPower
Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 09:07:13 AM

Still tryin' to get mP chievs, so msg me & We kan help eachother out. GT: JB2tha6thPower
(there is an "a" in tha, not an "e")

Comment #106 by Nitro Stacks
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 09:03:09 PM

Renting a server for 2 days (Sat April 5th & Sun April 6th) to boost multiplayer achievements. Renting the server is just to have control of the rules & who joins. If you want to join send me a message on XBL Nitro Stacks or

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US October 25, 2011
Europe October 28, 2011

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