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Monday, May 16th 2016, 8:40pm

Radio Beacons randomly being destroyed?

I observed a really weird thing with recon's Radio Beacons - they randomly explode!
I would drop a radio beacon, walk 2 meters away from it and BOOM it explodes.
Or i would drop a beacon, run away about 50 meters and BOOM, the radio beacon simply vanishes...

No enemy around me, no ally around me...
Absolutely nothing to affect or damage the radio beacon... it just randomly exploded.

I tried it on rush and conquest on many many different servers.
The radio beacons explode really often without ANYTHING attacking them.

On the map Outbreak i almost never could spawn on my radio beacon - it would often explode mere seconds after being dropped!
The radio beacon breaks right in front of me without anyone even being close to it.
What the hell is causing the radio beacons to just randomly explode?!

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Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:01pm

afaik, there's only 2(or maybe 3, not sure about the last one) causes for a beacon to explode without anyone attacking it

1st:you're playing rush and planted the now destroyed beacon before going to the next base(beacone will be destroyed as part of map cleaning after each base, happens since the last updates of bf3)
2nd:you already placed a beacon, you can have only 1 beacon per recon(if you place a new beacon after you respawn, the first beacone you placed will blow up)
3rd? :i think that if you place a spawn beacon with no squad members, the spawn beacon blows up, but i'm not sure about this one.
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Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:06pm

afaik, there's only 2(or maybe 3, not sure about the last one) causes for a beacon to explode without anyone attacking it

1st:you're playing rush and planted the now destroyed beacon before going to the next base(beacone will be destroyed as part of map cleaning after each base, happens since the last updates of bf3)
2nd:you already placed a beacon, you can have only 1 beacon per recon(if you place a new beacon after you respawn, the first beacone you placed will blow up)
3rd? :i think that if you place a spawn beacon with no squad members, the spawn beacon blows up, but i'm not sure about this one.

Thank you for replying, but it is none of those.
It happens on conquest while in a regular squad and i do not have any other beacons spawned.

They really just explode on their own... i think people do not notice it because they assume someone killed the beacon.
I actually took the time to test it out a bit (chain link Outbreak) and the beacons broke very often within 1 minute of planting.

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Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:08pm

afaik, there's only 2(or maybe 3, not sure about the last one) causes for a beacon to explode without anyone attacking it

1st:you're playing rush and planted the now destroyed beacon before going to the next base(beacone will be destroyed as part of map cleaning after each base, happens since the last updates of bf3)
2nd:you already placed a beacon, you can have only 1 beacon per recon(if you place a new beacon after you respawn, the first beacone you placed will blow up)
3rd? :i think that if you place a spawn beacon with no squad members, the spawn beacon blows up, but i'm not sure about this one.

Thank you for replying, but it is none of those.
It happens on conquest while in a regular squad and i do not have any other beacons spawned.

They really just explode on their own... i think people do not notice it because they assume someone killed the beacon.
I actually took the time to test it out a bit (chain link Outbreak) and the beacons broke very often within 1 minute of planting.

maybe there's a lifetime on beacons? i never really cared t notice as i usually spawn only 1 or 2 times after planting.
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rush mode score RANK:2794 TOP:2% OUT OF:215398
obliteration mode scoreRANK:994 TOP:1% OUT OF:159466
handgun medals RANK:2236 TOP:2% OUT OF:143874
longest headshot RANK:9512 TOP:4% OUT OF:257589
recon score RANK:10871 TOP:4% OUT OF:274899
general score per minute RANK:10016 TOP:4% OUT OF:294774

bf3
31/3/2012 4:58:

Headshot distance RANK:493* TOP:0%
Revives per assault minute RANK: 6019 TOP: 3%
Headshots / kill percentage RANK:25947 TOP:13%
MVP ribbons RANK:18824 TOP:11%

*= 6 if we not count the EOD BOT headshots

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Monday, May 16th 2016, 9:31pm

Might just be MAV's
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Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 10:33am

afaik, there's only 2(or maybe 3, not sure about the last one) causes for a beacon to explode without anyone attacking it

1st:you're playing rush and planted the now destroyed beacon before going to the next base(beacone will be destroyed as part of map cleaning after each base, happens since the last updates of bf3)
2nd:you already placed a beacon, you can have only 1 beacon per recon(if you place a new beacon after you respawn, the first beacone you placed will blow up)
3rd? :i think that if you place a spawn beacon with no squad members, the spawn beacon blows up, but i'm not sure about this one.


They also explode when you switch class after death and spawn, naturally. Just for completeness. And MAVs, if there is one flying about your beacon will likely be destrpyed with only click within a minute.

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Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 4:05pm

Ive seen this. Just last night I was playing TDM and somebody had set a beacon inside one of the buildings in Golmud. I was in the doorway of the second story balcony looking down at the road and other buildings for enemies and the beacon was behind me and it exploded out of nowhere. I wasnt being shot at or anything. I've seen it happen several times like that.

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Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 4:25pm

As others have said, MAVs can dispatch beacons from a distance. Also, lock on rockets of various types can lock onto beacons as well.

Just to further compound things and throw in a couple more possibilities.

As VincentNZ suggested, if you respawn as a new class, they will then explode. Further to this, I was playing Caspian last night, laid a T-UGS, then upone running out of ammo, picked up a support kit from a dead foe and dropped an ammo box. At that point, my T-UGS exploded. I don't remember that always being the case.

Finally, if you place equipment near lapping water (example, playing Flood zone TDM, if you work around the perimeter, there are areas with standing water and ground that gets partially submerged by little waves) then the water can make the equipment explode.

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Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 6:28pm

I tried to think of something I could contribute to this thread, as an excuse to say hi to AL but I couldn't... so

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Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 6:36pm

OMG AL GREEN YOU ARE NOT DEAD HI HOW ARE YOU 8o
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Best of epic quotes :D

Spoiler Spoiler

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Thanks for the heads up!
*Logs out of Symthic in preparation*

Hardline is a fun and sometimes silly Cops and Robbers sorta thing and I think that's great. Or it would be if it didn't suck.

>littlebird passanger, semi-auto frag rounds
>gunship OP

Meanwhile at DICE-headquarters during BF4's release:

I'm pretty sure there's a massive post-it on every desk "DON'T FUCKING TOUCH ANYTHING THAT IS ACTUALLY DOING WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DOING"

UCAV:
"Hey guys remember how stupid prenerf mav was?"

"Lets add c4 to it."

The World Champion went to China once.

They called me a Gweilo.

So I kicked a big fucking hole in their wall and let all the Mongolians in.

just thought I'd share.


The thought of Assaults running out of ACE 23 rounds mid firefight, Engineers facing the rear of an unaware MBT with no rockets left, Recons unable to...Whatever the fuck they do. These are the things that keep me up at night ;(


About hunturk:
I don't know what's funnier, the video itself of the fact that an unlisted video has more views than most of your normal videos :P

...


You just live to hit people upside the noggin with a Math Bomb, don't you?

[context] Maybe it's the UK's overly aggressive porn filter at work. After all, it does have the word "monkey" in it and monkeys have been known to have sex so...


Previously, at DICE HQ:
"Ok guys, the password is "epic dream worlds"; everyone take a letter and do your best to turn it into into something random that we can put into a picture!"


I assume a functional game (BF4) also.

Aww!
*pinches cheeks*
So cute!


But but but

He's a Youtuber ;(

There's no way he doesn't know what he's talking about