6) Fix in a firefight
Listen up engineers – this tip applies entirely to you. If you’re in a tank or armoured personnel carrier with your mates and you encounter enemy armour, hop out and start fixing straight away. You’ll repair much faster than they can damage your vehicle, making your squad-mates virtually invincible. If you’re tagged with a tracer though, it’s time to get the hell out of there… You have been warned.
7) Judge when to be helpful
Just because you can help, doesn’t mean you should. Say you’re a medic, tucked behind your mates who are desperately trying to blow up an M-COM unit in Rush, and you see the rest of your squad cark it. You have two options. Storm in with the de-fibs and bring one, maybe two of them, back to life (risking death and loss of position near the M-COM), or stay hidden and wait for them all to spawn. The best players will judge whether to help out, or stay safe and maintain the position.
8) Snipe responsibly
Confession time: we hate snipers. Nothing makes us happier than claiming the tags of a douche called xMeGaKiLLZx who sits in the same spot all match. You can guarantee he’s the man who treats every mode like a death match, and spawn camps while his buddies get pasted defending the objective. Don’t be him. Spot, support each other, and don’t be afraid to change class when needed.
9) Can’t drive? Don’t drive
Look, we know being in a helicopter is badass – but if you’re one of the people who take off and start flying backwards, or who invariably bank into the hillside, then stay the hell away from the chopper. Sit in the gunner’s seat and take pot shots at enemies, sure, there’s no harm in that. But don’t doom your squad to certain death by hopping in the pilot seat and screaming, “Hey guys, spawn on me!” Seriously.
10) It’s good to talk
Irrespective of the rest of the advice here, the most crucial thing that makes you a valuable part of any team is communication. If you plan on playing Battlefield to any sort of beyond-noob standard, you need to talk to your mates. Tell them how you died, where the sniper is, how many people are defending/attacking a certain objective, or simply if they’re about to get knifed in the back. It’s so basic, but you’d be amazed how many mutes there are in any given game.
Apr 16, 2010