Story image

Battlefield: Bad company 2 - 9 Top Tips

01 Jul 10

PLAYING RAMBO WILL ONLY GET YOU SO FAR IN BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 – JUST ASK TEAM SIDEWINDER, NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIER FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER GAMING CREW. HERE ARE THE TEAM’S TOP NINE BATTLEFIELD TACTICS.
1 - SPOT!
Spot every hostile you encounter, even if you cannot personally deal with the target. This means everything, including the seemingly obvious tanks and helicopters! It will raise awareness for your entire team and may also dictate the class they choose upon respawning. Press Q key on keyboard, the ‘Back’ button on Xbox 360 and ‘Select’ on PS3. This is the single most important tip!
2 - LEARN ALL KITS, GUNS AND EQUIPMENT
You may prefer to play a particular class, but the best players master all classes and learn to adapt to their enemy’s strategy. You never know when you may need to use something out of the ordinary in the heat of battle
3 - SQUAD UP!
Work with your squad on objectives! You’ll provide your squadmates with spawn locations near the heat of battle and keep the pressure on your opponents. Not only this, but you’ll quickly rack up the points, and it’s a lot more fun!
4 - SUPPLY YOUR TEAM!
As Medic you have med kits, the Assault class has ammo boxes and Recon has motion sensors. Don't be afraid to use these whenever and wherever possible as it helps your team. Besides, it’s not like it costs you anything to hand them out – they’re free! And they give you points! What more can you ask for?!
5 - CAUGHT RELOADING?
Switch to your handgun. Never reload when you run dry in the middle of a fi refi ght; go to your sidearm instead to finish enemies off. It’s much faster than fi nishing a reload and could mean the difference between life and death.
6 - MAKE USE OF OTHER KITS
Swap to a dead enemy’s kit if it's to your advantage. Resupply your health and ammo from fallen enemy medics and assaults if you’re another class. Use a dead medic’s defi brillator to revive a recently downed ally! Pinned down by an enemy tank? Perhaps that dead engineer was carrying an RPG launcher...
7 - PLAY FLEXIBLY
If you see an unused asset in your base, bring it up and give your team some armour support! Enemy armour giving you trouble? Go Engineer and help take it out with RPGs
8 - MIX UP YOUR POSITION
Stay mobile after a kill and keep your enemy guessing, especially as a Recon player. There’s nothing like a couple of sniper kills to give away your position and make you a priority target.
9 - SHORT, CONTROLLED BURSTS
Almost always use short bursts over sustained fi repower to control your weapon's recoil and improve accuracy. And it may sound obvious, but go for the head – you’ll take your enemies down twice as quickly

49 inches: Samsung's latest gaming monitor steps up to Dual QHD
Samsung’s gaming monitors will have a few extra inches around the waist this year.
Jobs 'aplenty' for freelance writers, devs & ecommerce specialists?
Jobs tagged with the keyword ‘writing’ took the top spot as the fastest moving job in 2018.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
Chorus reckons Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for data
New Zealanders love the internet – and we love Fortnite even more.
Hands-on review: XANOVA Juturna-U gaming headset
Despite my first impressions on the quality of the headset, I was disappointed with both of the auxiliary cables provided, which felt cheap and would cut out, almost as if they were already frayed.
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.