For those of you either in the closed alpha, or has heard otherwise, how does the spotting system work in Battlfeield 1? Same as battlefield 4? Hit Q, then the target appears on the minimap? Or has it been redesigned/configured.
Only thing I know changed is that passive spotting is completely gone, which is nice.
What is passive spotting? Not familiar with that term
I’ve heard some stuff about spotting.
- First of all, the mini-map no longer shows you which direction people are facing. It just shows a dot on the map.
- Secondly, the ‘Q’ to spot system is still in place, but I think spotted infantry show up for a shorter amount of time than tanks and aircraft.
- Finally, the Recon class gets a cool replacement to the UAV. He gets a flare gun which spots enemies in its vicinity. The higher the flare, the wider the spotting radius, though it doesn’t travel very far.
That flare gun thing sounds awesome. First time I have heard of it.
Glad to hear that “q” is still in place
Passive spotting means that someone will show up on the minimap without having to press q, you simply have to look in their general direction. Basically it took someone to do a 360 when you are trying to flank and you’ll be on the map for a few seconds.
Things you learn. Only spotting I knew about was the “q”
You can also have an ‘auto-spotting’ accessory for some weapons in BF4:
The Target Detector “A PROTOTYPE DEVICE CREATED USING PARTS FROM THE MTN-55 AND T-UGS. WHILE ACTIVE IT WILL DETECT ENEMY MOVEMENT WITHIN A NARROW CONE IN FRONT OF YOU AND REPORT IT TO YOUR TEAM’S MINIMAP.”
I use it on my RFB. I doubt this will be in BF1 though, but it’s okay, we’ll have “Pigeon Spotters”!
How do I not know about 1/2 the stuff available in Battlefield 4