Atomic: We sit down with Karl-Magnus Troedsson and pick his brain about some of the more technical aspects of Battlefield 3.
"...what we noticed was that the people that played the Assault class are the people that are closest to the enemy. They really wanna run and gun and be up there. The range of the assault rifles is shorter than the sniper rifle or the light machinegun or something like that, so they are pretty much up there on the front lines. We saw also that the Medic, having the LMG in Bad Company 2, was also hanging around a bit more with the LMG, y’know, trying to cover areas and these kinds of things. So often the Medic didn’t have time to go over there and help them out. So we basically said, why don’t we just jam them together so we have a combat medic, or whatever you want to call it. That’s why the Assault class now has the capability of using the defib to revive his dead teammates but also throw out health packs and these kind of things."