G4's own Kevin "Sarge" Kelly has a serious love of War, so he was the perfect guy to send to GamesCom, the German game show, to check out the latest build of Battlefield 3. He wrote down his impressions in order to save you a trip across the ocean and a nine-hour wait.
Here's a bit of his preview, and you don't have to wait in line at all!
"We spawned onto the enormous 64 player Caspian Border map, with all of us splitting into one of two 32 player teams. As with any multiplayer match of Battlefield, everyone immediately scrambles for the airborne vehicles, and the hotly contested jet usually lasted about .025 milliseconds on the landing strip before someone jumped in it and zoomed into the skies above. While this map is extremely large, it still seems as though it's not entirely jet-friendly. ZOOM, turn around, ZOOM turn around. ZOOM, turn around, and so on. As much as I wanted to get into a jet to try this out, I gritted my teeth and climbed into a tank, which actually turned out to be a good decision."
Read the rest of our Battlefield 3 preview from GamesCom.