New info on the .50 cal sniper rifle and range finder in Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 will feature one of the most powerful weapons ever made, the M82 sniper rifle. The new weapon will be a “Battle Pickup” gun, meaning that it can only be found at selects spots on the map, and cannot be equipped as a standard rifle. Which makes sense with the M82, since it will be a one-hit kill (to the chest) — the only one hit kill rifle in the game.
A new Battlefield 4 video shows some new gameplay with the .50 cal semi auto sniper rifle, and it shows just how powerful it is, confirming the one-hit kill power. Additionally, the video shows the new rangefinder accessory in action. Players use the range finder to estimate the range to target, where after the scope ca be set to that particular distance. This will make it much easier for long range sniper rifles to hit their targets. While this is a big aid to snipers in the game, it’s not perfect — the scope can be reset only in 100 meter increments.
In addition to the M82, other Battlefield 4 Battle Picup weapons include the USAS-12 fully automatic shotgun, and the M32 MGL grenade launcher. One interesting note about the battle pickup weapons is that once they’re out of ammo, players will drop the weapons and revert to their primary rifle. You cannot resupply battle pickup guns, nor can you switch between your primary weapon and the battle pickup weapon.