Hints and Tips
When on the battlefield, one of the most important aspects isn‘t simply the thought of killing the enemy; rather, it is preventing the enemy from killing you.
Think before you act. Here‘s a list of some good tactics that could you help survive on the battlefield and beat your enemy.
• Lie prone whenever possible. It reduces your silhouette and the target it represents, plus it steadies your aim.
• If you cannot lie down, try to crouch.
• Don‘t get caught with the horizon or open sky behind you, as it makes your silhouette easy to spot and target.
Stop to Fire
• You cannot fire while sprinting. You may do so while walking or running, but for higher accuracy it‘s always better to stop and, better still, to crouch or go prone.
• Your aim is less accurate if you are breathing heavily after running. Wait to catch your breath first for more accurate aim; you may also want to hold your breath for a few seconds.
• Scan the area to your front as well as sides, rear and above—avoid tunnel vision. The main reason flanking is so effective is because of tunnel vision.
• The sun and other bright lights can impair your eyesight, so be aware that attacking enemies with the sun behind them puts you at a significant disadvantage.
• You can look around while moving by holding ‚Alt‘ and moving the mouse at the same time.
• Reload only when behind full cover.
• Don‘t get suppressed to the extent that you can‘t peek out of cover. The enemy might close with your position and shoot you easily.
• Use cover and concealment whenever possible when changing positions. The enemy can‘t see you coming if there is a tree between the two of you.
• A bush is concealment, not cover, since bullets can and will go through them. The same applies for other materials; for example, a wooden fence does not provide good cover either.
• Firing an unsuppressed weapon gives away your position, especially at night.
• Your radio chatter and orders can be heard by enemies nearby. Speaking or giving orders can also give away your position.
• Flashlights are easy to spot at night.
• When moving under fire, zigzag randomly. This makes it more difficult for the enemy to get a point of aim on you.
• Don‘t move in front of a friendly unit, especially if he might be about to fire.
• Keep moving. It forces the enemy to continually search for and track you.
• When stopping, do so behind partial or full cover.
• The longer you stay in one position, the more likely you will be flanked.
Confuse the Enemy
• Try not to be predictable when moving from cover to cover—all the enemy has to do is aim and wait for you to run into his sights.
• When moving out from cover to fire, do not move out to the same position twice in a row. This will keep the enemy from predicting where you will appear next.
• Use smoke to conceal your movement.