Welcome to Battlefield Bootcamp, a refresher course for Battlefield 3 players both old and new. Every week Jonno Stanton is joined by Battlefield 3 experts to discuss some of the best ways to play as a team and achieve objectives, whether playing as infantry, in vehicles on the ground or in the air. This week Toby Connolly talks about his favourite class, the Engineer.
The Engineer class offers a number of tools for disabling enemy vehicles and restoring allies. Find a load out that works for you, but don’t be afraid to alter things depending on the map choice or enemy tactics.
Deploying Anti-Tank mines in hidden locations is always advised as they last the duration of the battle, though a well-placed RPG round in the rear of a tank is just as effective. Similar weapons such as the SMAW and Javelin are equally effective against aircraft, particularly when the enemy has wasted their countermeasures.
Riding shotgun with a tank can allow you to provide extra firepower by hopping out and firing whilst the tank is reloading. Teaming up also allows you to use your repair tool to keep a vehicle in fighting shape, even when in passenger choppers such as the Huey or Little Bird.
Join Jonno and Addison Smith next week for tips on defensively piloting jets.