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Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips and tricks


Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips and tricksHere you’ll find some basic Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips to help you in the very competitive online space. Battlefield 4 multiplayer features several game modes, the two most popular being Conquest and Rush. In conquest, the objective is to capture and hold as many flags as possible. In Rush, one team defends while another attacks a set of objectives.

Here’s a brief overview of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips and tricks that you can use to gain advantage. As the game matures, we’ll be updating this page with more and more information.

Basic Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips

The multiplayer is based on a rock-paper-scissors gameplay, which means that no one thing/feature can dominate the other. It means that whatever happens on the battlefield, there’s a way to counter it. As a beginning Battlefield 4 player, it’s important to understand the basics of the game, such as the classes, game modes, and gameplay mechanics. Here are some basic Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips and tricks to get you started:

Class tips

Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips on classesDepending on what map and game mode you’re playing, there are various ways of increasing your chances of success on the battlefield. For example, playing Rush on one of the dense, infantry focused Battlefield 4 maps is very different from playing Conquest on a large, open scale map. The first one you would be best off playing the Assault class, while the latter might be a better idea to play as the Engineer class.

Squad up

The first thing you should do is join a squad. Squadding up means you can spawn closer to the action, and it means you can better help your teammates. For more on this feature, check out the Battlefield 4 squads page.

Pick the right class

Picking the right Battlefield 4 class can have a huge importance on the battlefield. If your squad mates are in intense, close quarter combat, spawn as a Support class to provide ammo and suppressive fire, or a Medic so you can revive.

Support your team

Be supportive of your squad mates and teammates. If you’re a Support class, drop ammo, if you’re playing the Assault class, drop med-kits so your teammates can heal. If you’re the Battlefield 4 commander, make sure your main focus is actually commanding and helping your team.

Play the objective

The best way to win a round of Battlefield 4 multiplayer is to simply play the objective. If it’s the Conquest, you should capture flags, if it’s Rush, you should attack/defend the objective, and not worry so much about getting kills. Basically, which ever one of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer game modes you’re playing, follow and play the objective of that game mode.

Spot enemy soldiers and vehicles

Spotting enemy soldiers and vehicles is easy, and should be done all the time. When you spot an enemy, he’ll appear on your teammate’s radar screen. This is especially important if you’re playing the Recon class and are observing the battle from afar. You can easily spot the enemies for your teammates simply by pressing the “Q” button (on PC) when you see an enemy.

Vehicle multiplayer tips

Battlefield 4 vehicle multiplayer tipsThe key to successful use of vehicles lies in knowing your vehicle and its strengths and weaknesses. Most armored vehicles, like tanks and APCs, are great for attacking the objective and pushing forwards.

Here are some key Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips and tricks in regards to the main vehicles in the game:

Tanks and APCs

Battlefield 4 tank and APC tips
The big armored vehicles include main battle tanks and APCs, and both are well suited for attacking the objective head on. Don’t linger back and shoot at objectives, use your strength to attack. Especially if you have a gunner who can help you pick off any infantry who get too close.

Jets and helicopters

Battlefield 4 multiplayer tips for jets and helis
Battlefield 4 Jets and helicopters are both great attack vehicles, while the helicopter is also well suited for defending an objective. With the right pilot and gunner, an attack helicopter can hang back and defend several objectives.

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  1. Ted Miester
    April 16th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I would love to know what is the best techniques in order for me to stay alive and the best weapon selections.

    Please can you reply to me shortly. Thank you!

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Steve
      April 24th, 2014 at 11:14 am

      To better stay alive, might seem a little out there but just try to picture Yourself in the exact situation that your in. If you were hiding among tanks in Zavod 311, and you are hearing gunfire everywhere around you, now do you just run out Call of duty style and murk everyone out there? Again this is a real live fire situation, real life… Or do you tuck back and assess the situation, peek out and try to see if you can take out the opponents and stay alive? The key to staying alive in this game is basically camp. I don’t care what people say about it, I call it tactics. They are going for realism in games, and in real life you do not just run around trying to run and gun getting 100 kills, if you pay attention, most of the people getting 50+ kills in games are in vehicles mostly getting those kills and little deaths. Work on upgrading your vehicles if you want those high kill games, or if you want high point games, stick near objectives but don’t capture. The other team will be spawning there and you should be able to get a good few kills. Run Recon even if you use the carbine rifles, Spawn beacon just outside an objective = many points and kills.
      Hope this helped a bit.

      • shawn cocozzo
        June 21st, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        I agree. Most of the people who play these games would never make it in real conflict. As a sniper, sitting and waiting is most of what is done, take a shot, and make it count. And, DO NOT STAY IN SAME PLACE as a sniper. Take a shot, move, scout, take a shot, move, scout…..I am sure you get that point. All these “run and gun” folks usually have a higher death rate. As far as the vehicles go, again, those idiots who hover above oppositions base and continually fire would never make it in real combat. I try to think of how it was with me when I served, and “play” accordingly, realistically.

        • shawn cocozzo
          June 21st, 2014 at 1:45 pm

          Another note, a sniper CRAWLS, do not run to new spots. Get to your nest, and wait for that shot, and make that shot count, even if it is just suppressing the enemy. I am not a “pro” at these games, simply trying to uncloud the reality.

      • tabab
        August 12th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        I wouldn’t say you have to “camp”.
        You rather have to “hold”. Meaning that you should stay at one place indeed, but keep slowly moving around to assess threats, suppress it, and take cover as soon as needed.

        • XTC
          February 11th, 2015 at 2:15 am

          I agree, most players would not survive in real life.
          people need to stick in squads & cover team mates as they advance.
          Also why doesn’t anyone communicate with each other?
          Is this BF2 or COD?

  2. m
    April 28th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I think the game misses the excitement you should be able to toggle spectator mode on and off as you battle. I remember Rambo bringing an action scene to life players should be more animated

  3. yourfatmom1234
    August 15th, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Hi I do agree with camping with only recon class and when your only Suppressing areas ,not sitting in a conner with a shot gun , SCAR-H or bulldog and waiting for someone to come past. I play Assault the most so I use assault rifles the most the best are SCAR-H (but very over powered) ACE 23 and SAR-21 (SAR-21 is not great for close quarters because it has a low RPM) ACE 23 is called the “best assault rifle” in BF4 it takes a while to unlock but worth it. If your on BF4 on PS4 please join the platoon “Grimm Brothers” check me out at “yourfatmom1234”

  4. BilllyBadass
    September 10th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Did you walk to school or carry your lunch?

  5. Alpharoddy13
    January 27th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Shawn is right, I myself being a legitamately ranked “Recon” player in BF4 can attribute a large amount of success to scouting and moving. One of the things I reccomend is not wasting your bullets, seems obvious but not many people actually preserve their ammo. They just take the shot to say, “oh well” I tried

  6. CockyRooster
    August 22nd, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I’m not ranked or anything, but I find that when I go “full support” mode, my team does much better than otherwise. I personally don’t care about how many kills I get, as I am a whore when it comes to getting assists with Spotting or Defribs or Heals. I’ll just run around with a pack of my teammates, seldom fire my weapon, and keep everyone and rez them when they fall. When I’m not defribbing or healing, I’m using the Enemy Tracker on my weapon to Spot everything I can. Though, admittedly, I only adopted this play style because I’m not that great at aiming with weapons.

  7. Aaron mikusa
    September 15th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I agree I my self have laid in one spot for 5-10 waiting on that kill. This is a real life game;snipers sometime sit in spots for days but in this game you dont Die… Assassin thinking in this game is what you need to be thinking. Remember your their to watch over the guys going in keeping them from dying!!!

  8. Benjamin
    September 30th, 2015 at 4:12 am


    To put it simply: Maintain situational awareness, exercise caution, and conceal your position.

    This means taking the time to cover different directions, clearing rooms effectively, and using all the tools at your disposal to locate your enemies before they locate you. Never rush into a situation without properly assessing it. Don’t take risky actions when you don’t need to, and press the attack from a position of disadvantage. Learn when to retreat.

    As for concealment. Don’t do things which will give away your position. Don’t run in open areas, but rather, run from cover to cover and use vegetation, obstacles, and structures to limit your exposure to being seen or shot at – at all times. Walking next to a wall will cut down your exposure to 180 degrees, and using obstacles can reduce this down to 90, or even 45 degree arcs. Always move as though you could come under fire at any moment.

    Don’t make sounds which you don’t have to. Don’t drop medbags, or ammo, or make radio calls, or spot if you are trying to hide. These things cause your character to shout and this can be heard by the enemy. Also, don’t run when there are enemies in close proximity. Your footsteps are easily heard – even round corners. Don’t fire your weapon if you don’t have to. It will give away your position on the enemies minimap.


    Pick something which is easy to handle, suits your style of play, and maximises versatility. Once you have a weapon which you like, don’t change it. Just get used to using one or two weapons for each kit. I would recommend the following.

    M416 – Assault Rifle
    P90 – Personal Defence Weapon
    ACW-R Carbine
    M40A6 – Sniper Rifle
    L86, M249, or M240B – Light Machine Gun (depending on situation).

  9. Warf0x64
    February 18th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Another thing I’ve learned:
    try to approach an objective from an odd direction, such as the sides or back.

    Also, your knife is your friend in rush. you should use it to take out defensive snipers, because it makes much less noise.

    One more tip: walk almost everywhere. your draw time is much shorter if there’s nowhere to run.

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