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Submitted by xXNewBreedXx 749d ago | opinion piece

Battlefield 4: Four Ways to Restore Recon

"By now, you have most likely seen the explosive and beautifully detailed Battlefield 4 reveal trailer. While the action-packed footage was entertaining, my focus remained set on Battlefield’s true focus: multiplayer. Having been a fan of the series since the debut of Battlefield 1942 over a decade ago, I've come to know and love the ever-developing formula of this popular competitive FPS. That doesn't mean I’m completely satisfied with DICE’s modifications over the years though. The most recent entry, Battlefield 3, left a majority of Recon players unhappy. DICE attempted to take the lone wolf sniper and make him/her the most team-oriented player on the field, but the result was the complete castration of the class. Here are some ways that Battlefield 4 can return the sniper to its former glory." - JPS (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

oof46  +   749d ago
So, to sum it up, bring back the recon class from Bad Company 2.
LOL_WUT  +   749d ago
Yup one shot kill
xc7x  +   749d ago
totally agree with the both of you. recon (in BF3) was the worse class in the game,if not the worse of any modern shooter game i've played.
trenso1  +   749d ago
just bring back the bc2 class more or less at least the motion sensor ball let them call in mortars again i think was fair, they couldn't spam it cause of the cool down unlike support in bf3 and it was a deterrent so people wouldnt run right into mortar fire
Clarence  +   749d ago
Yes sir calling in mortars was excellent.
Ace_Pheonix  +   749d ago
Yeah, I feel like there's nothing wrong with Recon class. Granted, most people that play it only try to get really really long headshots (and really, we've all done that a few times) all round long, but the tools that Recon has are really really useful, and if you play the class right it's pretty great. Granted, I'll always favor Engineer over everything just because I love that playstyle best, but I use all the classes effectively depending on what is required at the particular time in the round.
oof46  +   749d ago
The writer does have a point. In Bf3, the recon's gadgets are solely reliant on whether his team uses them or not. Every other class allows for independent play.
ChipChipperson  +   749d ago
I hated how all those SOFLAM lock-ons I got went to waste.
LycanSoldier  +   749d ago
I liked the BF3 Recon, they had a lot of stuff going for them.

Motion Sensors.
Sniping from far away.
Semi-Auto Rifles compared to Assaults at mid-range.

The only change I would make is a slight buff on the OHK range of bolt actions.
Tru_Blu  +   749d ago
I had no problems with how they had recon in bf3.
Hufandpuf  +   749d ago
Recon players dont like suppression. I say, fuck em.
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pandehz  +   749d ago
Nope dont want BC2 recon. I like how BF3 is balanced. Im a regular player and BF3 is great right now.

Ive followed BF1942,BF2,BC2 and BF3 and I feel BF3 has got things right. Of course the M16A3 is kick arse but other players can counter it if you know what I know.
HarryB  +   749d ago
The only thing that bothers me is there's no supply boxes. I like supplies in certain points. They should have supply crates or boxes in certain points. Some times players don't throw down supplies man. I always throw supplies. I even chuck supples from helicopters for my recons. I land throw and take off. It sounds crazy but I do it. I use joystick for copters on pc. Just like in desert combat.
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Tapioca Cold  +   749d ago
Nah, snipers ruin Battlefield period. Too many pussies snipe and it ruins the game for everyone else. I'm always down in the trenches trying to get things done and then you have pussy snipers hanging back and getting the odd kill.

Just last week a guy o my team was 3-13 and a sniper was 13-3. The 3-13 guy had more points (thus doing his job). If you don't want to play a team game then go play COD.

90% of the people who play are pussies scared of a digital death. Go hide elsewhere.
Mikeyy  +   749d ago
Recon HARDLY ruins BF3, What ruins BF 3 is the fact that all the level 100s team together and steamroll the other team, every server is lopsided for one team.

I don't know if the balancing is broken or what, but its really annoying because my whole team just ragequits and Im left to play against 9+ Veterans on the other team..
Mikeyy  +   749d ago
The only problem with recon is the OHK on Bolt Rifles, if you don't get a head shot with your first round the enemy will take cover and that is a lost kill.

The Slow speed of Bolt rifles is the risk you take, but the reward isnt there, its just more effective to spam with a semi-auto and kill them before they know what hit them.

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