Gamers who love the beeping noise that plays when they unlock a new achievement will probably be sinking their teeth into Battlefield 3 when it releases in a few more weeks. Taking a similar line to Bad Company 2, BF3 will be featuring online and offline achievements to promote playing both modes. Let’s be honest, though — a lot of us are going to be playing online first.

The single player element of Battlefield 3 will be getting as much focus as it has in the Bad Company series, with the exception that the story will have a much more serious tone this time around. Achievements will actually take some mindfulness to accomplish, rather than the simple “completed single player mission” achievements we’re used to seeing in most first person shooters. The multiplayer achievements sound like they’ll be rewarded to players who try out all the classes and vehicles. Nothing too difficult, but nothing easy, either.

Cooperative play isn’t left out, with some achievements linked to that mode as well. DICE wants players to try out all aspects of Battlefield 3 and with the way the game is being built, why wouldn’t you give each mode a try? The mission design for co-op play is very deliberate to ensure players feel like they’re playing very specific roles during each level. Unfortunately, split-screen play will be sorely lacking.

As all those factoids are rolling around in your head, take a look at the achievement list below and get an idea of what DICE has in store for you with Battlefield 3.

Not on my watch 25

Protect Chaffin from the soldiers in the street in Operation Swordbreaker

Involuntary Euthanasia 25

Kill the 2 soldiers before the building falls on them in Uprising

The Professional 30

Complete the street chase in Comrades in under 2 minutes 30 seconds without dying

Army of Darkness 30

Shoot out the 4 lights with 4 bullets in Night Shift

Practice makes perfect 15

Headshot each of the targets in the gun range in Kaffarov

What the hell *are* you? 20

Take a Russian Dog Tag in the forest ambush in Rock And A Hard Place (2)

Roadkill 20

Kick the car to kill the soldiers in Uprising (3)

You can be my wingman anytime 30

Complete Going Hunting in a perfect run

Scrap Metal 25

Destroy 6 enemy tanks before reaching the fort in Thunder Run

Butterfly 25

Take down the jet in one attempt in Rock And A Hard Place

Twofor 15

Take down 2 enemies with 1 bullet in Night Shift

Ooh-rah! 30

Complete the campaign story

Between a rock and a hard place 15

Beat Solomon, flawlessly, in The Great Destroyer

Semper Fidelis 50

Complete the campaign story on Hard (4)

Push On 20

Reach the garage without going into man-down state in Hit and Run

Two-rah! 30

Complete all co-op missions

Lock ‘n’ Load 30

Unlock all unique co-op weapons

Car Lover 20

Complete the mission without losing a humvee in Operation Exodus

In the nick of time 20

Disarm the bomb in under 20 seconds in The Eleventh Hour

Bullseye 20

Reach and save the hostages without alerting any enemies in Drop ’em Like Liquid

Untouchable 20

Complete the mission without using the fire extinguisher in Fire From The Sky

Army of Two 50

Complete all co-op missions on Hard

Ninjas 20

Reach the VIP without setting off the alarm in Exfiltration

Vehicle Warfare 30

Obtain all 3 vehicle warfare ribbons

Infantry Efficiency 30

Obtain all 4 weapon efficiency ribbons

Decorated 50

Obtain one of each ribbon in the game (7)

It’s better than nothing! 30

Finish as 3rd MVP in a ranked match

Support Efficiency 30

Obtain all 4 support efficiency ribbons

Colonel 50

Achieve rank 45 (24)

1st Loser 30

Finish as 2nd MVP in a ranked match

Most Valuable Player 30

Finish as MVP in a ranked match (13)

M.I.A 20

Obtain your first enemy Dog Tag (3)

Secret Achievements

Secret Achievement 20

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Secret Achievement 20

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Secret Achievement 15

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Secret Achievement 20

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Secret Achievement 30

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Secret Achievement 10

Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Hmm, some secret achievements. Those might end up being “complete single player mission” types, after all. That remains to be seen until we all get to play through Battlefield 3. Overall, a fun sounding achievement list that doesn’t put the player too far out of his way to accomplish them.

How many of you are going to attempt to go for the full 1000 points when Battlefield 3 comes out?

Battlefield 3 releases October 25, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Source: Xbox 360 Achievements

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