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    BF3 (beta) C4 key points:
    1. The support kit unlocks C4 around level 15.
    2. It takes 2 pieces of C4 to "disable" a heavy tank. This doesn't kill the occupants.
    3. It takes 3 pieces of C4 to "destroy" a heavy tank. This grants the disable, destroy, and kill occupants points.
    4. As in BC2, C4 can be thrown by jumping and clicking the left mouse button. Right-mouse button detonates C4.
    5. C4 doesn't fly "superhuman distance" as it did in BC2. It flies, at most, 2-3 meters. This means it's still possible to C4 a tank without kissing it, but it's much harder than in BC2.
    6. C4 is "sticky" for the entire duration of its flight. This means that it'll often stick to cover instead of flying over it. You pretty much have to be on clear open ground for C4 to "fly" further than 1 meter.
    7. C4 will cause damage and destroy certain parts of the environment. However, compared to BC2, there is a very limited amount of destructible things on Metro and Caspian.
    8. C4 pieces resupply very quickly. It takes (my best guess) about 2-3 seconds to resupply a piece of C4. Considering you're already support - it's very difficult to run out of C4.
    9. C4 pieces do not show up with mini-markers on the ground, as they did in BC2. This means that spotting a tank and waiting for its minimap marker to align with the C4 "mine" marker on the minimap doesn't work. Visual acquisition required.
    10. I do not know if it's possible to "spot" enemy C4, in order to warn friendly players of it. I haven't seen many players using it.
    11. Caspian Border has many, many tanks for you to enjoy your C4 :)


    I definitely enjoy the balance changes to C4 in BF3.

  • #2
    Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

    I tried c4ing the big Caspian antenna in all kinds of spots but nothing worked.:(
    |TG-12th|mantis

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    • #3
      Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

      Originally posted by FBmantis View Post
      I tried c4ing the big Caspian antenna in all kinds of spots but nothing worked.:(
      You probably need to blow the support cables first before you can even attempt toppling the antennae. Afterwards, probably running a fighter into the base could probably topple it. :D
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      • #4
        Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

        I tried the support cables too.:)

        :(
        |TG-12th|mantis

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        • #5
          Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

          Originally posted by Zhohar View Post
          • C4 pieces do not show up with mini-markers on the ground, as they did in BC2. This means that spotting a tank and waiting for its minimap marker to align with the C4 "mine" marker on the minimap doesn't work. Visual acquisition required.
          • I do not know if it's possible to "spot" enemy C4, in order to warn friendly players of it. I haven't seen many players using it.
          Hopefully this will work in the full game.
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          • #6
            Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

            Nice info, thanks! Too bad I'm level 1 Support :(
            "Looking for brahs to come fight crime with me" - Unload



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            • #7
              Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

              +rep, great post Zho!

              How many C4 can you set simultaneously?

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              • #8
                Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

                Originally posted by FBmantis View Post
                I tried c4ing the big Caspian antenna in all kinds of spots but nothing worked.:(
                I like your spirit !

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                • #9
                  Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

                  You can also pick c4 back up if you place it in a bad spot the same with mines.

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                  • #10
                    Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

                    You sure it's balanced? I visually acquired 2 sticks of C4 that were planted in a choke at a MCOM station. I threw nades and shot at them, and they did not explode or destroy. It was only after the player who planted them was killed that the C4 disappeared. Maybe it was a bug though. Either way, C4 needs to be removable if spotted through the use of shooting or blowing it up, or disarming them, or destroying equipment ala mobile respawn.

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                    • #11
                      Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

                      the sticks of explosive which are rectangular that you see on the Mcoms isn't C4 (which is square), they appear when the Mcom are "Armed", and is what blows it up. I got my C4 tonight, and agree it's much better in BF3. I like that they gave it to the support guy this time too.


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                      • #12
                        Re: C4 is balanced in BF3

                        Can tanks actually kill a charging player in standard without requiring the shell being a head shot? Kill radius of tank shells in BC2 standard makes me sad.

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                        • #13
                          BF3 C4 Tactics

                          C4 as a defender is so cheap right now considering you can't destroy enemy C4. Every time I go to arm the Mcom, boom there goes the indestructible C4. Means I have to go and look for possible defenders using C4 before I even consider arming an Mcom, but that's easier said than done since the defender doesn't even have to be anywhere near the C4 or have line of sight on their targets. They just wait for an Mcom armed notification and then boom!
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                          • #14
                            Re: Let's Discuss Tactics...

                            Originally posted by VoodooIT View Post
                            C4 as a defender is so cheap right now considering you can't destroy enemy C4. Every time I go to arm the Mcom, boom there goes the indestructible C4. Means I have to go and look for possible defenders using C4 before I even consider arming an Mcom, but that's easier said than done since the defender doesn't even have to be anywhere near the C4 or have line of sight on their targets. They just wait for an Mcom armed notification and then boom!
                            +rep. I couldnt agree more.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Let's Discuss Tactics...

                              Originally posted by VoodooIT View Post
                              C4 as a defender is so cheap right now considering you can't destroy enemy C4. Every time I go to arm the Mcom, boom there goes the indestructible C4. Means I have to go and look for possible defenders using C4 before I even consider arming an Mcom, but that's easier said than done since the defender doesn't even have to be anywhere near the C4 or have line of sight on their targets. They just wait for an Mcom armed notification and then boom!
                              Maybe that is where the EOD bot comes in? It can arm/disarm a MCom or C4, and has basic self defence qualities maybe?

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