10 ways to be an incredible team player in Bad Company 2

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Battlefield Bad Company 2 isn’t designed for solo Rambos to dominate groups of players. Those that work for the team also work for themselves. Follow our 10 easy steps to de-program those “other shooter” behaviors and march amongst your comrades to victory!

1) Balance your squad

It’s an obvious one, but you’d be amazed how many squads we’ve seen composed of three recons and a medic. Sure, you can hold a rooftop camping spot (until someone with half a brain storms in, offs the medic first and stabs the snipers) but if you come up against a tank you’re stuffed. Our dream combo is two medics with at least one vehicle tracer pistol, an engineer and a recon or assault (vehicle-heavy arenas need more engineers and fewer medics).

2) Split your classes

It’s easy to dominate one class and be an incredible medic or engineer, but the best squads have members who are levelled up in two classes. This means you can adapt to specific maps as a team – if you need two levelled up engineers to handle a vehicle-heavy map, for example, then your regular assault or medic can quickly switch over and still have all the best kit. It requires a bigger investment of playing time, but will pay dividends later.

3) Take down buildings

Sometimes, objectives like M-COM stations are just too well defended for an all-out attack (for example, White Pass and Africa Harbour). In these situations, it might be better to co-ordinate your squad into a demolition team and bring down the whole building on top of the objective (as an added bonus, this also removes pesky snipers from the roof). Having plenty of engineers and recons is the best tactic here. The assault class’s rifle grenades and sniper’s C4 can be pretty effective too.

4) Tag your targets

So you’ve seen, or worse – been killed by – a sniper camping on a roof. You know where he is, and you know he isn’t smart enough to move on after every kill. What you don’t do is steam back at him angrily waving your shotgun around. No sir. What the smart team player does is sneak back round to where you know your foe is and tag him using the Select/Back button. Your squad sniper will pick him off from a safe distance, or a well-placed teammate will sneak up and stab him.

5) Get your kits out

Never forget to dump your kits, especially at key points like near the flags (in Conquest) or M-COM stations (in Rush). We find our medic character is consistently near the top of the stat table at the end because we lob med kits at these locations and sit back as the +10 for heals and +20 for squad heals flow in. Assault characters, don’t forget your ammo drops too; grenades are a rare commodity for other classes.


  • michaelromero - February 19, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    i'v been playing bad company 2 for a while and almost every game i find someone that don't talk or when do talk all the do is like talk trash about you and stuff so it's really hard to find good ppl to talk to cuz there are to many bad kids
  • bigbear1441 - November 24, 2010 6:45 a.m.

    this game kicks so much ass the only thing that sux is that u can only talk 2 who ever is on ur sqaud wich is 4, how can u tell the other guys where the enenemy is or 2 move , if u cant talk 2 every 1 , would make the battle go over more smoothly!!!!!
  • Inthedistrict - October 10, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    I think tagging is probably the most helpful thing people can do on a team. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've won games because the team was communicating and tagging enemies. I don't even think you need to talk on headsets as long as you guys consistently tag your enemies and keep everyone aware of where the enemy is stationed and moving. Assault classes should drop more ammo kits too. I think balancing out the squad classes is damn near impossible. Can you easily tell what everyone else in your squad is? And when they die, who's to say they aren't going to switch to another class? I think it's pure luck if you get a well balanced squad.
  • JUGGALOSOLD13R92 - August 30, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    I Agree if u cant fly dont get in2 the chopper nothen makes me more mad then 2 see some take off fly 100ft then crash! The have the other team take over ur base and have them take the helly when it respondes
  • racer100power - July 31, 2010 4:49 p.m.

    amazing guide
  • ZGeneral - July 12, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    Really nice guide.. I had badcompany 2 for a while and a must say what a game. I Love me some call of duty but Badcompany just completed me lol. Another thing snipers are far from a useless class my speaciality is actually sniper next to medic and i find myself to be very helpful espeacially in attacking, Mortars are super helpful but i am looking for a well balanced team to play with anyone wanting to play with me just add me (ZGeneral) lvl 30 rank speaciality sniper/medic
  • Snap92 - June 17, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    This guide could be a considered a bible if EA made headsets mandatory.
  • redfang7 - June 11, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    the recon kit isn't useless, try sneaking around with a red military beret are a rpg strapped to your back. as a sniper you can blend in with the foliage with the help of the ghillie suit, but thats not all the recon kit is about, you help spot enemies afar for your team, mortor strike belding's and tanks. on some maps the recon kit suck but on laguna presa its really good to be a sniper.
  • ric159 - May 31, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    great guide it has gotten me far in the game
  • zacattack1995 - May 20, 2010 4:47 a.m.

    It also annoys me when someone on your team gets in a chopper alone and flies off not letting you get in the gunner seat and you shoot and shoot trying to tell it to stop and let you in and they just fly off. Oh and team killers too. Like when you get on a UAV and someone shoots you in the back and you think oh an enemy got it then you see the gamertag and the person and they are on your team
  • lookin2pass - May 14, 2010 7:26 p.m.

    You need to have teamwork to dominate in this game, so communication is key. The problem with that is, finding 4 gamers on XBox Live that don't give you a major headache. I'm not a Playstation fanboy or an XBox hater, I have both systems and they are both great. The thing is that the douche bag to gamer ratio on Live is about 500:1. I wish this wasn't true because the online gaming setup on XBox360 is much better than PS3 but there are alot more jerks playing on Live so finding the real gamers is almost impossible. If you think I'm wrong, give both of them a try and see for yourself, It's like a different game when you are working as a team and not listening to a few idiots spew nonsense constantly.
  • civver - April 21, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    Forgot to mention: Recon classes. For the love of god, use motion mines more often.
  • civver - April 21, 2010 1:23 a.m.

    Good stuff. People need to know #3,5,7 better. Everyone knows #4 know, I think. #6 doesn't help with a mortar strike. #9 is a bit of a Catch-22. One needs to drive to learn how to drive.
  • magicwalnuts0 - April 21, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    Nobody does any of these things, oh and snipers rape tanks I don't know what your talking about you get 2 sniper to corner a tank with morters and its instantly dead.
  • patzivota - April 20, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    @sklorbit first of all - stop using the word "noob" - it's become an overused cliché on the internet - stop continuing it. second of all - the sniper kit is very useful - unless everyone in your squad is using a sniper gun (if they are and you have a mic - let everyone know) - this is not that common, really - but still, the sniper kit has a great shotgun that you can run around with. Sniper kit's motion mines are great, too. But the best feature of the sniper kit is the spot assist - such a sweet feature that benefits everyone on your team when you spot an enemy - it's shown on everyone's map. Preferably I want to get platinum stars for every weapon - which'll take a while. This involves mastering every weapon in every class and getting a shiz loads of kills on every weapon or device. plus sniping from miles away with the 12x scope is in nowhere near easy. Great page! btw.
  • ScruffyTheJanitor - April 19, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    Snipers, like random grenades are for pussies. Join the Fight Against Gay Snipers!
  • richiehogan - April 18, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    good guide for a great game,but there is a lot more tricks and tips for each class that u can pull off for tons of points and the big win i.e. when u are recon drop mortars on the m-com right after its been armed,if u are medic and your squad mate is down,shoot the guy who shot him first THEN revive him,if u go chargin in to rescue sombody without eliminating the enemy,you're just giving them an extra kill by shooting u in the face,if you're an engineer use the g3,its more powerful and accurate than any other weapon except the m16a2 (seriously,check the stats)and with gol magnum rounds it will stop any enemy with a few shots,theres loads more stuff but thats all i can think of at the mo
  • flare149 - April 18, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    I try really hard to do all of these, but for the longest time I could not figure out how to freaking tag someone, so thank you so much GR! Another tip for players using the UAV, after you fire off a missle go hide behind a rock or a building. The UAV is really durable so if you drop really fast it won't really hurt it and then no one can shoot you down. Plus I've noticed that often it will reload faster if you do this.
  • IcarusLeonardo - April 18, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    Yaaa the last one is abit...(impossible) dont know if its the people iv been playing with but no one ever talks even the ones with mics, and when i say something they dont reply.
  • FNG - April 18, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    I only snipe and I don't care about the squad. I find out what my whole team needs and I adjust to that. My squad is just a mobile spawn point

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