Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta Guide
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General Hints and Tips
- If you are struck by a sniper’s gunfire, immediately drop flat against the ground before the next shot occurs to crawl away from danger. You can usually distinguish a shot from a long-range weapon by the lack of anyone in sight and the low rate of fire.
- When the battle moves into the next area, you can earn a high volume of kills by posting up near the connecting points and taking out the enemies that pass through. Examples of this include laying down on top of the subway tunnel’s entrance or taking cover behind one of the cars in front of the doors leading to the city streets.
- To save ammo as well as ensure a killing blow, run at full speed towards enemies with their backs to you or ones in the middle of reloading to execute a knife strike. It may take several swiping attempts to hit the mark, but you can lash out as much as you want.
- Take note of any repetition in the way you or your team are perpetually eliminated during a battle and change tactics accordingly for the next respawn. For example: Equip a shotgun and check elevated vantage points if you are continuously sniped, arm yourself with a rifle if players using Assault kits are constantly managing to get too close and stick by your teammates while carrying a rocket launcher if the competition has a knack for ganging up on you.
- When entering areas of the map that are littered with obstacles and cover-points, crouch down while in motion to stay protected at all times. You should also lay down when an enemy approaches before popping back up to get the jump on them.
- Memorize the location of parked vehicles and other machinery, then retreat to these areas when coming under heavy fire from multiple enemies. Just before reaching these machines, open fire to blow them up and create a smoke screen as a means of escape or counterattack.
- To increase accuracy when sniping, do so from a laying down position and place the crosshairs ahead of moving targets so that your aim is already steadied when the gun fires. Depending on the distance and how much the rifle can zoom in, aim the shot at the larger target of your opponent’s body to increase the chance of scoring a hit.
- As a means of conserving ammo, base the choice of which gun to unholster next on the weapon’s capacity versus how many enemies you encounter. The grenade and rocket launcher are limited in rounds so save them for opportunities in which a large number of opponents can be eliminated at once. A pistol on the other hand has a surplus of bullets and works most efficiently during one-on-one situations.
- The way you move during combat should be reflected by the gun you are currently holding. Sniper kills take time and patience so walk or turn, when opening fire, by gently tapping the stick and easing your pace to a grind for improved accuracy. Shotgun kills occur by spraying bullets in an up-close fashion so feel free to run full speed at your opponents and pull the trigger as soon as the crosshairs graze any part of their upper body.
- Unless the situation calls for the unique functions of the other two classes, try to stay consistent in choosing either the Assault or Recon kit. They allow for more accuracy and damage when earning kills, plus there is more to gain in leveling up with the provided weapons.
- When firing a shotgun at multiple enemies, aim for the space between their bodies so that the shot spreads across evenly and causes maximum damage to them both.
- An effective way to use C-4 in Paris is by putting it near a M-Com, on a road that runs past tall buildings, and enter a room that overlooks the explosives. When a decent number of enemies runs by, fire down at them so that the group stops to retaliate then blow them up.
- When you and a number of your teammates are killed at the same time by a grenade or bazooka, stay close to the area where you respawn to meet up with others that appear nearby. You can now gang up on the enemy that’s responsible to take revenge.
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