Battlefield 3 (ZLO)

Battlefield 3 ( ZLO ) is a first-person shooter video game. It is a direct sequel to 2005’s Battlefield 2 (ZLO), and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield ( ZLO ) franchise.

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Battlefield 3 ( ZLO )
Battlefield 3 ( ZLO )

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System Requirements

Minimum Requirements
OS Windows Vista (SP2) 32-bit
Processor 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory 2 GB
Hard Drive 20 GB
Graphics Card (NVIDIA) DirectX 10.0 graphics card with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
Graphics Card (ATI) DirectX 10.0 graphics card with 512 MB RAM (AMD ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series with AMD ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
Sound Card DirectX Compatible
Maximum Requirements
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Processor Quad-core CPU
Memory 4 GB
Hard Drive 20 GB
Graphics Card (NVIDIA) DirectX 11 graphics card with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD ATI Radeon 6950)
Sound Card DirectX Compatible


Q: My game just closes / hangs when i click connect. I can not play!
A: This can happen if you try to join a high-ping server. You should look for Servers in your area (low-ping). Also the slot-system is buggy. Most of the time you can connect to 75% of the servers so keep trying.

Q: My game just loads forever on specific servers.
A: Probably you are trying to join a server with DLC-maps in maprotation but you haven’t installed all DLCs.

Q: My Antivirus detects the Launcher/dll as virus/trojan!
A: This is a false-positive because the launcher and dll is packed. Trust us or start coding your own emulator.

Q: The launcher hangs / doesn’t start / work…
A: Add an exception for the launcher, launcher.dll and Zbf3.exe to your Antivirus and firewall and start the Launcher as admin.

Q: Where can i see my stats? Do you haz teh battlelog?
A: Yes we have.

Q: Game files are corrupted, repair through origin…
A: Either your DLCs are missing or you aren’t using a clean (without any cracks) install. Only use a clean Origin-install or our official download.

Q: My Server-state won’t go IN_GAME, it is always OFFLINE
A: Either your server is not registered or the MasterServer is offline.

Q: ServerLauncher can’t connect to MasterServer. What should i do? A: Same as above. Q: Can we play co-op ?
A: This feature is not implemented yet. It will be added in the future.


Most error codes, even sometimes the ones listed below (the master server isn’t perfect) can be solved by closing the launcher (kill the launcher processes in Task Manager if necessary) login and try again.

This is a master server error. You can do nothing about it. Wait for a fix.

This code usually refers to characters in your login details.

ERR_DISCONNECT_BLAZE 1 1 -1 / You were disconnected from Master
Try again on lower population server / lower ping server.

This is a Master Server issue. There is no fix for this issue.

Old Launcher.dll
Exactly what it says. You are using an old/outdated launcher.dll. Download the latest one here:…ll?d=1415469142

MasterServer offline/invalid
The MasterServer is probably offline or under extremely high load. You can’t do anything about it, just wait.

The config-file is not valid / Unable to write Launcher.ini
If this happens more than once then the Launcher doesn’t have write-access to the folder it is in. Start the Launcher as admin.

PunkBuster kick: No Packet Flow
Install or update to newest version of Punkbuster If you try to join your own server (PB ON) locally you will always be kicked. PB was not designed with LAN in mind. Disable PB or use a 2nd Internet-connection (your Phone/tethering etc) to join your server from outside.

DirectX device creation error: Intel® HD Graphics…
If you get this error then make sure your game is running on dedicated Graphiccard (NVIDIA) not on your internal Intel-grapics chip. RMB->Nvidia Control Panel->3D Settings->Zbf3.exe

Socket Error – # 10013
Run Launcher as Admin.

ACCESS_VIOLATION / Assertion Failed
If you try to run a server and get error1 or error2 then either your server files ar corrupted (download from here) or your serverfolder-path features non-english chars

Auth error / Disconnected from Master
Use email / password to log in to game. Make sure your username/email/password does NOT use special chars like ~?}[\^°³ etc.

Access Violation at address 00000000
Update Launcher.

This is GLOBAL BAN. Creating and using a new account is ineffective.

This is one of the most frequently asked question in the forums. The good news is, it will be sported in ZLO in future. Be patient!

Same as in the case of LAN,planned to be implemented in future.

ZLO Anti-cheat system online.Cheaters are banned for 30 days for the first time and if the illicit measures repeated, permanent ban!

ZLO provides free and PREMIUM access to each and every member of this community with the latest game files and DLC packs. Make sure you use only the official ZLO version or else, the origin game files. Please download files from the original P2P referred to in this topic by ZLOFENIX or use origin files:…p?showtopic=365

If you want just the DLC files, download the torrent mentioned in the link above and select only the BF3.DLC Pack option. The torrent client will skip other files and download only the DLC files. Any other files/uploads are not guaranteed to work correctly.

We cannot help you if you are banned from a server. The only thing you can do is contact the server administrator. If you are banned by PUNKBUSTER , you cannot be and will not be un-banned from ZLOGAMES.