Do you know why you’re there? How much can the mini-map tell you? If you haven’t clued into how important situational awareness is in BF3 by now you should probably go back to playing Skyrim!
In another wonderfully informative video from rivaLxfactor we learn about positional and map awareness. Filling holes, labeling everything on the maps (callouts,) hot spots, cover, knowing your angles, covering yourself during reloads and more are discussed.
In the following video, rivaLxfactor from Rival Gaming talks about the basics of voice communication in BF3. He’s going to help you with what to say, when to say it and what not to say. If you want to win those matches you better listen up.
Some vitally important things to communicate:
- Enemy location using callouts (one in store, two in front locker, etc.) Use your own callouts that you and your regular teammates are familiar with.
- When you die and how it happened. Is the enemy far away? Are they rushing your body? Are they standing on your dead body?
- I’m dead, PICKED: You got ‘picked off’ from a distance. Indicates to the teammate behind you he has a good chance of getting a revive off.
- I’m dead, RUSHED: Indicates to the teammate behind you to come in with guns blazing before going for the revive.
- BREACH! BREACH! BREACH! Inform team when defensive positions are left open and where.
- When and where you get hit markers from explosives. “HIT COIN, HIT COIN, right side.”
This is an example of something constructive and useful to say when you die;
“I’m down. Two left. One on body, it’s a pick come rez (revive) me, it’s clear, it’s clear, it’s clear. Nope, coming, coming, coming.”
The following are examples of completely useless things to say when you die;
“USAS SUCKS, F—tard bastard…”
“I have a lovely pair of coconuts!”
The following video is how it should all come together in a match;
- The BURN: The flag capture area.
- CLOWN CAR: A fully loaded enemy vehicle.