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Battlefield 3 vehicle bug exposes DICE’s flying tanks secret

We have seen some great video game bugs in our time, but this recent Battlefield 3 beta bug has to be up there with one of the funniest we’ve ever seen. A video showing some of the extraordinary flying capabilities of tanks on Caspian Border has been racking up hits on YouTube, probably also due to the hilarious commentary which accompanies the clip.

We do realise that some of you may have already seen this clip and so therefore it may warrant as ‘old news’. However, we’re presuming that a good majority of you are yet to see this bug in action so on that basis, we want to share it with you and see what you think.

Developers for Battlefield 3 DICE has already listed their top ten problems that occurred during the beta, but we definitely didn’t see flying tanks on the list. We mention flying tanks, but it’s more like tanks inexplicably launching themselves into the air like a rocket, only to fall back down to earth and be a rather large hazard to passing soliders in the process.

If DICE hasn’t seen this video, they really should as actually it obviously points out some serious flaws in the PC beta that may or may not have come to the attention of the developers. In reality though, we’re presuming they have seen this and will be working on a fix to ensure that nothing like this happens in the full retail version of the game – on any platform, let alone PC.

For now though, sit back and prepare to be amused and we guarantee that the video is bound to draw a smile on your face, even if you’re not a Battlefield 3 fan. Don’t forget to crank up the YouTube quality to 720p or even 1080p HD on the video below if your computer can handle it.

Have you ever seen a bug as funny as this one? Let us know what you think of it afterwards.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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