5 mistakes players make playing Battlefield 4
1. Standing still too long
Does the same sniper repeatedly kill you? Battlefield 4 seems to put unbridled power into sniper’s hands and – if you’re like us – you’ll feel compulsively inclined to get revenge. If you can snipe, grab your favourite rifle and try to flank the position, but be wary of the importance of a one-shot kill. If you can’t snipe, just suck it up and move location, you’re just sacrificing tickets.
2. Skipping flight school
This is one of the biggest mistakes all players make – if you can’t fly, learn how on your own time. There’s nothing more frustrating than your squad air-lifting into the middle of a hotly contested zone, only for the pilot to forget the difference between up and down, which leaves you staring at the respawn screen. Stick to the streets until you get your flight licence.
3. Not ‘spotting’ enemies
Despite most players never doing it, we can’t emphasise the importance of ‘spotting’ enemies enough. Tapping RB in while an enemy is in your sights will put them on the mini-map for the team. This ensures that you not only get a little extra XP for the eventual kill, but also helps to heighten your situational awareness. Spot players at every opportunity.
4. Forgetting equipment
One of the best aspects of Battlefield is its ability to make you feel part of a larger war, so why not take advantage of your equipment? Seriously, if you see a player shot down before your eyes, whip out the Defibrillator and revive them. It’ll not only give you XP but also an extra body by your side. The same goes for ammo boxes, if you’ve got them equipped, get them on
5. Ignoring smaller levolutions
There’s more to Battlefield 4 than watching out for the Levolutions. Sure, you don’t want to be caught on a road when the levee breaks on Flood Zone, but the smaller dynamic events can have just as much impact. The metal detectors in Shanghai that can ruin a stealth manoeuvre, the oil spills on Hainan Resort begging for a light – be aware of these or face an embarrassing death.
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