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  • HALO Jumps

    This is something I do in game and would like to share with everyone.

    First of all, a HALO jump is a type of parachute jump performed by infiltration units (SEALS, Green Barets etc.) HALO stands for High-Altitude Low Opening. Essentially you can do this in game by jumping from a transport helocopter when it is at the flight ceiling.

    It took me some in game practice and a few deaths before I mastered HALO jumping. Opening your chute at the last possible second gives you an advantage when 'chuting into a base. A parachute is easy to spot and if you are not killed in mid-air then you are flagged and killed shortly after you land. By performing a HALO jump and only opening your chute at the last second, you have a greater chance to sneak into a base undetected. Please give it a try as you'll find it's not only thrilling, but functional too.

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    Re: HALO Jumps

    Originally posted by FishRoy
    if you are not killed in mid-air
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe it's possible to kill someone that is in the air. I have shot at many a paratrooper, and have not once been able to hit them until they've been on the ground for about 1sec. I have heard several other people saying the same thing.

    Question about the HALO jumping: do you still take some damage when you land? I have jumped off of medium-sized buildings and opened my chute right away, but still took a little bit of damage upon landing. Wondering how this works out.
    [squadl]
    "I am the prettiest african-american, vietnamese..cong..person." -SugarNCamo

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    • #3
      Re: HALO Jumps

      I have killed people in the air.. i have also been shot while parachuting. it isnt easy though.

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      • #4
        Re: HALO Jumps

        I can confirm I have also been shot with chute open. Only happen once tho.

        [age-c1] [conduct]
        Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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        • #5
          Re: HALO Jumps

          HALO is the only type of paratrooping I do. If you chute in, you get 1. lots of people aming at you and 2. easily spotted and they know where you are when you hit the ground.



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          • #6
            Re: HALO Jumps

            i open my chute asap, becuase i'm never assured that it'll actually work the first five times i hit the button. =(
            [TG]epheneh

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            • #7
              Re: HALO Jumps

              What is TG's policy on skywalking because you can zoom across the map during a HALO jump.

              Myself, I prefer LASLO--Low Altittude Super Low Opening. Flagpole or lower, baby!

              http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/user/58Congo/

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              • #8
                Re: HALO Jumps

                lol, i also confirm. you CAN hit parachuting troops... with the vulcan on the carrier... that was fun

                anyway, i agree with above. the parachute sometimes doesn't open and is very finicky. i wish there was a way to map the chute onto spacebar so jumping in mid air opens it. i always seem to be in a panic trying to find "9" as fast as i can!
                |TG-Irr|Legato

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                • #9
                  Re: HALO Jumps

                  Originally posted by SmokingTarpan
                  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe it's possible to kill someone that is in the air. .
                  Perhaps o mighty Tartpan, but it's not about making it to the ground alive....it's about making it to the ground UNNOTICED so you can do your dirty work :p
                  Warcriminal
                  chillin n' killin wit authoritaaaaa!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: HALO Jumps

                    Originally posted by Legato895
                    anyway, i agree with above. the parachute sometimes doesn't open and is very finicky.
                    I try to avoid any situation that requires me to use a parachute. More than once I've opened my chute, then about 2-3sec later it just closes on me and I fall to my death.
                    [squadl]
                    "I am the prettiest african-american, vietnamese..cong..person." -SugarNCamo

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                    • #11
                      Re: HALO Jumps

                      Originally posted by SmokingTarpan
                      I try to avoid any situation that requires me to use a parachute. More than once I've opened my chute, then about 2-3sec later it just closes on me and I fall to my death.
                      That's probably because your foot touched the ground on a cliff side or building edge. The moment you touch something your character is so bright as to immediately cut the line.
                      Telorn

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                      • #12
                        Re: HALO Jumps

                        Originally posted by Telorn
                        That's probably because your foot touched the ground on a cliff side or building edge. The moment you touch something your character is so bright as to immediately cut the line.
                        I've had it happen jumping from a helicopter, too. I don't trust the 'chute.
                        [squadl]
                        "I am the prettiest african-american, vietnamese..cong..person." -SugarNCamo

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                        • #13
                          Re: HALO Jumps

                          i open my chute asap, becuase i'm never assured that it'll actually work the first five times i hit the button. =(
                          It only takes you 5 presses?

                          I don't trust the 'chute either. That of course could make a HALO drop even more worthwhile a tactic ;)


                          don't think we have a policy on skywalking... never really thought about it before. Seems okay to me at first thoughts tho - will ask the others tho.

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                          • #14
                            Re: HALO Jumps

                            What is 'skywalking'?

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                            • #15
                              Re: HALO Jumps

                              Originally posted by 0b1one
                              What is 'skywalking'?
                              I think its when you go into combat armed only with a robe and a flashlight...


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