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Monday, February 17th 2014, 1:43pm

Annoying headshot mechanic

My instinct from playing games like Counter strike is that aiming for the head is the only way to beat a good opponent but in BF4 this seems to be a bad idea.

The soldier staggering when you land a headshot looks cool and all but then the next 2-3 rounds which might have also landed in his face go sailing over his head, whereas he still has perfect aim at your chest and kills you. I guess you could go for 2 body rounds and let the vertical recoil end on his head to finish him off but a) you might be too far for 2 body + 1 head to kill him and b) this just seems much to imprecise and less efficient than just aiming at the body.

So overall I my view is just close/medium range mag dumping into chest is the most efficient kill method. Agree/disagree?

note: only talking about PC here, dunno what difference aim assist makes on consoles.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 1:55pm

Use sniper rifles if you are going for headshot, bodyshots for anything else.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:40pm

Battlefield here aims for authenticity. Center mass bodyshots have the highes chance to hit and stop a target. Headshots are most likely more random with automatic weapons, and are rewarded by doing double damage. BF4 also has random spread mechanic making aiming for certain small spaces hard with with some weapn classes. Unless you are using bolt-action sniper rifles, you should aim for center mass and either let the recoil and spread take it from there to the head, or use semi-automtatic fire on for an increased chance to hit heads. Generally though you are right, body shots on the whole are the way to go in BF.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:53pm

I go for headshots at range with automatics. Up close I use handguns to go for headshots. I also enjoy when I'm shooting a guy in the chest and his character model flinches and "dodges" the kill shot and then kills me.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 3:23pm

Despite looking "cool", its annoying. I've gotten used to it and usually do something like headshot then quickly drag down for a body shot. It's still a 2 hit kill for DMRs in this scenario. Every other weapon I go for the chest, except snipers obviously.
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Monday, February 17th 2014, 4:34pm

Just one of all the ways whereby BF4 is shit. In BF3, you could take advantage of headshots fully. In BF4, you're penalized for trying to do so. It would be cool if it had the same mechanic that is present in CS wherein a headshot would make your target flinch and lose complete control of their aim.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 4:57pm

Ohh, that *thunk* sound of a bullet hitting your helmet :D
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Monday, February 17th 2014, 5:57pm

Ohh, that *thunk* sound of a bullet hitting your helmet :D

It's lovely! Fucking 1999 and they already knew how to balance games. "Are you good enough to get a headshot? a) kill b) no kill but ability to keep target under control"

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 6:15pm

Ohh, that *thunk* sound of a bullet hitting your helmet :D

It's lovely! Fucking 1999 and they already knew how to balance games. "Are you good enough to get a headshot? a) kill b) no kill but ability to keep target under control"


I remember BF1942, where you could shoot off the helmet of the landing Americans. Looked rather funny.

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Monday, February 17th 2014, 6:41pm

Use sniper rifles if you are going for headshot, bodyshots for anything else.
As if there's much of an incentive to aim for the body... -cough cough ARMOR-
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