Battlefield 3

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The Battlefield 3 game which can be purchased, installed, updated and played through Origin client, including retail DVD copieslimited editions and premium editions.

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Battlefield 3 - EA Official Website

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Game with all DLC works as expected but with some performance issues.

What does not

Some stuttering on multiplayer


Punkbuster does not work without updating it with

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 22 20216.6Yes Yes YesGoldNobody 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 31 20184.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes YesSilverErikas Rudinskas 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20183.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldBYaka 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20172.10-stagingYes Yes SilverLucas Francesco 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 21 20161.9.9Yes No GarbageErikas Rudinskas 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Fix mouse issues

Try FIX 1 first. If this does not help, then try FIX 2:

FIX 1: Go to wine settings (winetricks) and set "mouse warp override" to "disabled". In Battlefield 3 in-game settings, set "raw mouse input" to "On".

FIX 2: Go to Wine settings (winetricks) and set "mouse warp override" to default value ("Enabled'). In Battlefield 3 in-game settings, set "raw mouse input" to "Off".

Fix "BF3WebHelper.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close" error.

This error shows up during game launch when using 64bit wine prefix. You need to use 32bit wine prefix in order to fix it.

How to connect to multiplayer server
  1. Change your preferred browser's user agent to something Windows-like (e.g. Internet Explorer 10). For Chrome users, User-Agent Switcher for Chrome works just fine.
  2. Instead of clicking "Play" in origin, go to, login using Origin's (EA) credentials and connect to your favourite server. Game will start in minimized mode as expected.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Sergey on Thursday September 27th 2018, 13:03
Working multiplayer with user-agent switcher in browser. Some troubles with mouse,fix raw input.
Battlefield 3
by Sergey on Thursday September 27th 2018, 11:10
To launch campaign, in origin settings enable 'Origin Helper service' and 'Go offline'. Wine 3.16 stagging + DXVK.
Current status
by Erikas Rudinskas on Monday May 23rd 2016, 14:38
I've spent almost half of the day attempting to launch battlefield 3 through wine. Unfortunatelly - without luck.

I've successfully managed to:
1. Install Battlefield browser plugins + firefox.
2. Origin in Windows 7 32bit mode (XP mode asks to upgrade).
3. Login and attempt to launch the online match

After some errors, I always ended up with a message saying "your game is corrupted, please repair through Origin installer", but actually it's something related to file check or some kind of a self "mechanism" which detects (if something not OK) - game is "corrupted".

Wine 1.9.9 - doesn't work. Test data is pending for this one (or for 1.8.9)