Here are some tips how you can encounter the other classes you will face while playing Battlefield Heroes. If you don't want to read everything, you can find a little summary under the single topics.
Use the SMG
against short/medium range targets (When available with Burning Bullets), the pistol
against enemies far away, TNT
against tanks. Never ever use your TNT against infantry. Always try to get from behind or from the side, Sixth sense
can help you. Use your camera to look around corners. Try not to walk great distances without any cover nearby. When under fire, locate your enemy and evade by moving left and right. Only move backwards when you want to flee (or want to keep the distance to a Gunner/Knifer, of course). Moving backwards wont help you evading your enemy's bullets.
When you're low on health, draw back and use bandages + CM to get full health again.
- SMG -> short/medium distances, pistol -> far distances, TNT -> tanks
- Use Sixth Sense for an overview over the battlefield, attack your enemies from behind
- Watch out for Snipers, try to always have some cover around you
- When under fire, evade by moving left and right
As long as Gunner do not have Leg It
activated, they aren't difficult to handle. Activate Burning Bullets and simply shoot him up. When he is still „far“ away, use your pistol to damage him before the real fight begins. This is more effective than shooting with your SMG. If he gets too close, use Blasting Strike
to get him away. Try avoiding kegs
, as they slow you down and deal nice damage. Also try not to be thrown in the air by bazooka shots, it makes you an easy target as you can't move while flying.
When a Gunner has Leg It, it's quite hard to aim. Again: Try to keep your distance, though it's really hard. High level Blasting Strike
can save your life. When he's close with his shotgun, jumping can save a lot of hitpoints. Don't throw grenades on a Gunner with Leg It. He can easily evade them.
- Keep your distance to the Gunner, e.g. with Blasting Strike
- Avoid kegs and bazooka rockets
- Use your pistol as long as he is still far away
I think you just have to be better than your opponent. Both of you can have the same equipment. However, you can do some thing which will increase the chance you'll win the fight: Surprise your enemy
by coming from behind/the side can give you the upper hand as well as jumping while in very close ranges. If you don't know whether he has Blasting Strike
or not, watch out for obstacles behind you
. It can deal ugly amounts of damage if you get thrown at the wall right behind you (I already lost ~60 damage from one BS). Additionally, try to evade the Grenade Spam
of your opponent (or normal grenades he might throw. I don't recommend to do this unless you are really
good with them, as you have to hit your opponent directly
- Come from behind, use Sixth Sense
- Avoid being crushed by Blasting Strike
- Don't use Grenade Spam or normal grenades as they are easy to evade
There will be two "types" of Commandos you will encounter: Melee Commandos
(Pistol or Knife) and Sniper
(or even worse: camper ^^). Pistol commandos are easy to kill, most use the short, fast range pistol, and hardly ever I've been killed by such a Commando. Just shoot him up.
are a way more dangerous. If you fight against a skilled knifing Commando, you may have a problem. If you have Blasting Strike
, then blast him away. If don't have BS yet, just try to shoot him up. In any case, use Burning Bullets
. Some Shots with BB + BS should kill a Commando if you throw him against an obstacle. If you get knifed, never ever just move straight backwards! Move left and right, try to evade the stabs
. As a Commando is much faster than you, he can easily kill you when you just move in one direction. Additionally, the knife has a rate of fire, too. Most Commandos just hold their left mouse button down, so try to adjust your movement
to his stabs.
Playing with sound
can tell you a Commando is sneaking up behind you when you hear the Elixir sound.
are a greater problem. When you see a sniping Commando, grab your pistol
, aim and shoot him. Most Commandos are dead before they realize they are being shot.
If you're the one being shot, first use Combat Medicine
. Most bullets deal more than 40 damage, so there is no need to wait with CM. Now, there are two possibilities: 1. You have cover, so hide. 2. There is no cover you can reach before getting shot. So try to locate the Commando (can be tricky especially when the Commando is very far away). You can use your SMG
with Burning Bullets
to try to ignite him. Or you take your pistol
and try to shoot him with it. If I see the Commando is not too far away, I first ignite him and then try to shoot him with the pistol. It depends on the distance which weapon is more effective.
Of course always try to evade
the sniper bullets. Don't move straight on, run in irregular circles for example. I don't know how to describe it exactly, I think you know what I mean
Playing with sound can save your life. If you hear the Piercing shot sound
, jump, duck or at least try somehow to dodge the bullet.
- Use Blasting Strike against melee Commandos
- Try to evade the stabs of Knifer by strafing and jumping
- Use the pistol against sniping Commandos who are not shooting at you
- If you get shot, heal and hide
- "Reveal" Commandos' invisibility with Burning Bullets
This is the greatest problem as a Soldier. You are slow, you don't have a speed buff to get close to the tank (which is necessary to get your TNT on the tank) and you can't damage it from far away. The only ability which can help you is (beside CM, of course) Blasting Strike. You can use it turn the tank upside down (Best solution, but you have to throw him against an obstacle or he will unlikely flip over) or at least throw him away, giving you time to either flee or put a TNT on it.
Also remember you can use BS to prevent a tank smash.
Though many people throw their Grenade Spam on tanks, it nearly doesn't deal any damage unless you get most of your grenades right under the tank. But most tank driver will just evade them. I would not waste time on trying to kill a tank with GS.
When close to a tank, try to get your TNT at the end or the front. Stay at his side, neither he can shoot you nor he can run over you. When you know your TNT will finish the tank, try to shoot it with your SMG. Most drivers will leave their tank when they're low on health and hear a TNT is going to explode. Shooting the TNT can surprise your opponent.
When you have a tank yourself, aim for the sides of the enemy tank.
You always quit a vehicle on the left side when you were driving. So if a Commando leaves his tank, you know where to look for him. Don't forget Burning Bullets to be able to track him once you hit him.
- Use Blasting Strike to prevent tank smashes, flip the tank over or to buy some time
- Aim for the sides of the tank
- He can't hurt you when you're right next to him
- Shoot your TNT
- Don't use Grenade Spam, it's useless
Well, your greatest worth in a team are your two shareable skills: Combat Medicine
and Sixth Sense
(Yes, 6th Sense is shareable
). When your group faces one or multiple enemies, wait a bit until you think one or more people in the group could use a CM. Try to alternate with the other soldiers: There's no need for your CM if a Soldier just activated his. Also, stay in the middle of the group to make sure everyone is affected by CM.
When you're walking in a group, 6th Sense is handy, because your mates can better throw their kegs/grenades/Grenade Spams.
And please, if someone in front of you does the „I need a medic“-Emote and maybe even looks (or shoots) at you, activate your CM. You will easily survive the 12 seconds you're left without it.
When playing with friends (and all of you have a headset + microphone), use a voice program like Teamspeak, Ventrilo, Skype, Shockvoice or even ICQ or X-Fire.
It helps you to stay together or to coordinate which abilities everyone takes with him (2 Gunner can support a whole team with permanent Leg It when they both have level 3 Leg It, for example). It also saves time because you don't have to use the (crappy) ingame chat. And it's simply more fun when you have someone to talk to
- Share Sixth Sense and Combat Medicine
- Alternate with your teammates
- Use voice programs while playing with (a) friend(s)