DICE discusses BF3 weapon accessory tweaks

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  1. Se777eN

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    DICE’s Alan Kertz took to Reddit the other day to share his thoughts on the current Battlefield 3 weapon accessories and what he feels needs to be tweaked.He asked for community feedback on specific accessories such as the suppressor, heavy barrel, foregrip, etc. Here are some of his thoughts:

    Foregrip: plans on adjusting the foregrip on a per-weapon basis, adding 34% reduction in horizontal recoil, based on the gun, and -20% “penalty to base accuracy when aimed”.

    Bipod: a buff for the bipod is likely, since it has to be set up in order to receive the benefits (less recoil, less bullet spread)

    Suppressor: added -50% “penalty to base accuracy from the hip”, +25% bonus to base accuracy when aimed and +10% reduced vertical recoil. Overall, Kertz points out that the suppressor will receive a minor nerf.

    Heavy Barrel: increased max range (damage stays the same), +50% bonus to base accuracy when aimed, -25% penalty to base accuracy from the hip.

    Overall, the heavy barrel will have less recoil than currently.
    Flash suppressor: Kertz points out that the flash suppressor is “underwhelming” and as a result, it’ll will receive +20% reduced vertical recoil, while getting a -20% penalty to base accuracy from the hip.
    Kertz mentioned that these changes aren’t finalized nor does is he promising that they’ll go live. They’re meant to get feedback and start a discussion

    DICE discusses BF3 weapon accessory tweaks - Battlefield 3
     
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    I'd leave them all the weapons as they are!

    RPG's should be more powerful as well as Stingers.
     
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    I get on OK with RPGs, the SMAW is pretty weak though. Stingers do need a buff, they're pretty useless atm. I'm quite happy with the guns and accessories as they are as well. I think the only weapon accessory that was massively overpowered was the IRNV scope. Now it's been nerfed I think it's a lot more balanced.
     
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    The other thing that I find wierd is the fact you cant cook 'nades.

    Anybody got a good recipe? :D
     
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    I read you can but you have to hold the grenade and RT buttons together. Never done it though as I just throw them from futher away so the travel time ensures they are nicely cooked as they land at the recipient's feet.
     
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    They need to seriously re-buff the stingers and igla. Unless you have a tank with city/guided shells ( or another aircraft. ) it's pretty well impossible to shoot down aircraft.

    Best example of this is cq assault on sharqi. One tank per side and two choppers total. Essentially meaning that when the choppers are up they dominate as they can't be shot down. If teams get both choppers then it's just a rapefest..

    Should have left them alone
     
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    The stingers were buffed in the second PC patch, which we don't have on consoles yet. There were a lot of good changes in that patch.
     
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    also slow the ir flares regen time. I was trying to take a chopper out literally 50m above my head, i was just pulling the IGLA out as the chopper spat some flares, almost instantly I got it in sights and fired as soon as the lock was on, the missile had hardly any distance to go yet the chopper managed to deploy flares according to the hud even tho i never saw them and looked like a direct hit. The chopper could out flare 2 of us shooting at it... so we may need 3 or more to score a hit, then we just need to somehow repeat that fluke 4 times ?

    also I hit a chopper whilst spinning up to take off (2 guys inside) with a direct hit from an rpg and it shrugged it off seemingly totally unaffected , un guided weapons like that I think should do an awful lot more to aircraft, they are not tanks and not protected like them, I think a lucky shot should be at least instant disable.
     
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    Seems to me the best AA weapon in the game is a tank!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Again, that was in the second PC patch.

    They shortened the time as well as nerfed the stingers in the update we got last. The next update should redress the balance a bit.
     
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    Hopefully when he says "-50% reduced..." he actually means "50% reduced..." etc.
     
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    Sooner the better then eh.
     
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    I double tapped RB a couple of different times and had the grenade stay in my hand uncooking (kinda like when you don't just slash with the knife then put it away again) but couldn't guarantee that it was because of a double tap that the grenade didn't toss! :)
     
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    The Tanguska needs a nerf against infantry. Attackers can't get near it on Canals. Players constanty go 20-0 using it so that shows that it isn't ballanced. Keep it powerful against Air Vehicles as that is what it is designed for.
     
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    These stats seem almost as confusing as shipping forecasts :)
     

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