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Battlefield 3 SOFLAM
The SOFLAM in Battlefield 3 is a laser designator used to mark enemy targets such as enemy tanks and other vehicles. The SOFLAM is unlocked and used by the Recon class in Battlefield 3. When a target has been painted, other classes such as the Engineer can lock and fire a Javelin missile towards it.

Battlefield 3 SOFLAM stats

  • Used by: Recon class
  • Used against: enemy vehicles
  • Status: has to be unlocked


  1. Jason
    October 24th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Interested to see how this will work in retail.

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    • wes
      October 30th, 2011 at 10:22 am

      wow they made this target locator completely useless…in BF2 is was much better…now y even have a recon class…this is y people buy Call of Duty…and well i will be trading in BF3 because these classes have no balance and playing as an Engineer is the only way to go

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      • dylan
        October 31st, 2011 at 4:44 am

        you are crazy, and need to sober up.

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      • Jeremy
        November 1st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        Wes, people play Call of Duty because they like tasteless, boring, repetitive games. They do not play Call of Duty because the “nerfed” a gadget on battlefield 3. If this was the only reason you played bf2, you’re an idiot.

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      • Kyle
        November 5th, 2011 at 10:39 am

        Mhmm And i suppose that engineer’s Javelin missile is just going to weave through the buildings by itself? Without this^ its like a point and shoot rpg…only way to get a Javelin to go into top attack mode(which means it goes OVER the buildings thus removing the need for the engineer to have LoS of the vehicle) is to have a recon lock onto it with the SOFLAM. So really its more tightly weaved classes. It just goes to show…you should build balanced squads that build off each other’s abilities.

        As for other abilities I like to make helicopter pilots paranoid by locking onto them with this. Watching them duck and dodge between buildings..up and down firing flares…is most satisfying! It also is a nice way of distracting people and pointing out a tank or something to the entire team even if your not there to see it yourself!

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        • Lolwut
          November 8th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

          I do agree with Engineer being the only way to go.. It’s so stupidly powerful.

          1) While every other class has to run from tanks and be hidden at all times from their view, Engineers have rockets to kill them with ease

          2) Oh wait, Engineers can also make tanks extremely powerful and counter their counter.

          3) Rockets can one-shot in a splash, and kill through walls whenever desired, making them superior in infantry combat too

          4) You get ridiculous amounts of rockets with the explosives specialization. Ridiculous amounts.

          5) There will be vehicles to confront nearly everywhere, guaranteed, making BF3 very vehicle-focused. Unless you play in IO.

          6) Even in IO, rockets are superior vs infantry.

          7) If all else fails, Engineer rifles are almost as good as Assault’s.

          8) Now laser designators require engineers too.

          And LOLL! at people buying CoD because BF classes are unbalanced. People buy it because it’s mainstream for the kiddies.

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      • Masciosare
        November 9th, 2011 at 3:32 am

        I am willing to pay $ 19.99 for your crapy Battlefield 3 game as long I can use the multiplayer code. You pay the shiping fee.

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        • Jake Falls
          November 9th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

          You’re obviously not thinking outside the box, Snipers use this tool in order to let jets know, and helicopters know, in which they used the Laser Guided Missles to shoot vehicles without having to be physically locked on themselves, Jets upset all of your theories, as for Snipers they can easily shoot a clueless engineer in which is looking for a place to extract his rocket launcher into someone’s face.

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      • Jerome
        November 10th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

        Go play some call of duty and leave battlefield to the real gamers

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      • Ryan
        January 30th, 2012 at 5:54 am

        He rips on BF3 because he probably raged on it, an beside if you only play the engineer class what do you have the soflam

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      • Ananias77
        February 12th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        Well, yes, engineer is the most powerful and universally effective class in BF3. Sad, but true. But I’ll never trade BF3 in for COD!

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      • Ferrera_P8
        March 18th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

        call of duty is for old arcade shooting en the new modern warfare 3 maps are very screwed you get shot in the back by campers always plus you want to talk about unbalance classes in bf3 I destroy tanks with the support class all the time just place 3 c4 and you are good to go plus the support guns are really good and powerful you just have to know how to shoot, whileon modern warfare 3 some clases and guns are just not worth it plus in here in bf3 you get way more guns than in mw3 plus the vehicles you get more strategy with choice of going a little arcade every once in a whilewith squad deathmatch. plus there are no campers in bf3 unles they want a pile of rubble falling on top of them, you know im rigth(oh yeah and in bf3 there is recoil and destruccion in real life that happens too not to mention the feeling of being supressed by fire wake up call for mw3 and there players).

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        • Zach
          June 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          Ferrera_p8, are you kidding me? I love bf3 and play it a ton, but i also play mw3 too. If you were good it mw3, then maybe the campers wouldnt affect you. Mw3 is just as good and there are killstreaks you can earn and more maps.

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      • Zach
        June 21st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        I play both bf3 and mw3. But Wes, you dont know what your saying. The support and assault as just as good as the engineer, in fact, i play with the support more than engineer and i am pretty good. Jeremy, call of duty has better snipers and shotguns, and neither game is better than the other

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        • ferrera_p8
          August 28th, 2012 at 1:41 am

          zack probably maybe you do good on mw3 because you probably use silencer and assassin alot cause if not you get killed by campers all of the time and you cant tell me i was not good mw cause in mw2 i use to rape all the time even getting nukes the thing is i like people to see me when i am going to kill them(face to face or know that i am coming except for campers) i dont hide with a fucking silencer like pussy and kill people from behind so i did extremely good on mw2 and mw3 is basically the same shit except for the maps cause they are a camper fucking paradise and if it is not with a silencer you can not go rambo on them mother fuckers.

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        • ferrera_p8
          August 28th, 2012 at 1:49 am

          oh yeah and snipers in battlefied are more realistic and better than in mw3 shotguns pretty much the same except for the aa-12 that is a beast a wish they put on battlefield

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      • Crancwolf
        July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am

        You obviously have no idea what you are talking about… you are probably one of those degenerates that plays alone, thinking to score points and win the match on your own. this is one of the most tactical team- based games i have ever played… and anyone who disagrees is an only- child or plain dumb… goodday to YOU sir!

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  2. Mr Pink
    October 25th, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I’m looking forward to using this baby! I have a feeling that, with a bit of teamwork, people will hate the players that use this effectively…

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  3. EnderGraff
    October 25th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I don’t like that recons get this. I can’t think of a better alternative class, but I don’t like it, lol. :p

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    • R0G3R
      October 25th, 2011 at 2:36 am

      I know how you feel , but with that il be able to forgive Recon sniper hiding on a hill far away doing nothing , if they lock on a jet and my Rpg get it

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      • Real Engineer
        November 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        Mines, Smaws, C-4 and claymores are all real life military engineer things, but I don’t get butt hurt about a thing, its a great game. I take out just as many tanks with C-4 and the support class as I do with projectiles and mines with the Engineer class. Also Rog3r you gotta give recon some love, as long as we are doing something. I play recon mostly and I get mad at others that do jack. At the very least they need to fly the MAV and spot some enemies or take out alot of the attackers (Cough)1 MVP 37-5 as a Sniper (Cough). And that was doing my “lone wolf” as you all say thing. Also due to the Sniper on your team, you probably won’t get shot. And its a game don’t hate because some people like one class more than the other, hate them cause they are noobs who don’t know how to use that class well. Damn I am a chatter bot. Point being Recon is as useful as the other classes if played properly, they reach out and touch someone, or they basically get you to breach the objective easier, the spot tons of shit with the MAV. CQ (Close Quarters), Scouting or even Long distance Marksmanship. This class is as much a beast as the rest of them.

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    • matt
      December 21st, 2011 at 7:47 am

      i think recon is actually the best class to give the SOFLAM to even though BF3 recon was made for mid range combat there still will be people at the edge of the map on a hill so they can see mostly everything (vehicles).

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  4. kn1ght0wl
    October 25th, 2011 at 4:36 am

    guys stop hating on the recon class… there’s two ways to play it, aggresive recon at close range and plant down mobile spawn points. OR play as the lone wolf, sitting back and lighting up targets for friendlies aswell as engaging the occasional static enemy.
    stop hatin

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    • sniper?
      October 25th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      yeah, but unfortunately some people sit on the edge of the map without doing anything, they don’t even try to spot other players … that makes me angry..

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      • Strikingike
        January 2nd, 2012 at 11:20 am

        I actually try to spot enemies so I can identify them and kill them so I can rank up my sniper to get a decent scope. About half the time I try to spot an enemy I see plain as day but the game is to stupid to realize it :P

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  5. StangV2_0
    October 25th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Ok so I assume that this has replaced the tracer dart then? This dart was available to all classes in BC2. But carrying it as a medic, assault or sniper didn’t help to much because you didn’t then have a way to target the vehicle. Unless of course your teammates weren’t a bunch of lone wolf noobs!! I feel this should go to both recon and support. support can throw a claymore to cover his back while aiming this. Just my opinion..

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  6. Indi
    October 25th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Yah but lets be realistic here people with recon (BF3 Comes out on 27th for me, Australia)
    How many of you guys actually will use this gadget and use it successfully? ummm about 3% of you?
    The reason why i hate Recon and most other people do is because people say “Yah but Recon spot and provide covering firing far away” to me thats propaganda in terms of video games, Im taking this source from BFBC2 All snipers in that game:
    Dont spot
    Cant kill or hit a target more than 200 metres away
    Dont support so called “Covering fire”
    I think DICE put the recon in the game so people will buy the game just because of SNIPER RIFLES!!!!
    The only good Sniper/Recon to me is an aggressive one and one that plants radio beacons so team mates can spawn on them
    Other then that there Just Useless And a waste to your team!!!

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    • Reaver
      October 25th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Each class has its own unique and useful purpose to the team and the game, quit comparing everything to BC2 as this is BF3 NOT BC3, and if you were a true gamer you might have played some other battlefield games and seen this, quit hating, BF3 is a highly balanced game.

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    • dylan
      October 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      yes thats true but this isnt bc2 this is bf3 and there is no sniper class

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    • +zatch
      October 27th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      re con class can be quite effective at short range when using short range weapons. use it tactically and put down spawn beacon your team will thank you also if you are using a tugs for spotting you can do a lot of good

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    • Shadow_Wolf0123
      October 29th, 2011 at 10:44 am

      lol, people always say snipers never do anything , yet they hate them because they are constantly killed by one O.o , not all snipers are lone wolf, though like you say there are a lot that are and dont use them right, im the type that actually supports my team, i play both agressive and actual recon, its why its called recon and not sniper, 90% of a recons job is surveilence, the new MAV is awsome, a good sniper doesnt throw his position away by sniping everything that moves, but sticks to high value targets, such as enemy snipers so you dont get picked off

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    • Hot Steel
      October 31st, 2011 at 5:07 am

      That’s not true, I play conquest and I camp 2 flags at once and I get the most kills and a lot of spots. I realize there might not be as many recons like me, but saying their a waste of a class is quite mean because it’s my favorite class to play. If you get good enough to use the recon class, then its not a waste, and I consider it to be a little op because 1 shot their dead (headshot) or 1 shot and their weak as fuck and usually get popped by one of my squad members or team mates. People who use full auto guns in my opinion are just bait for me to use to get other snipers/players to stick their heads out. If you ever decide to use the recon class, then just follow one of your team mates from far back and they’ll usually run into an enemy you can then take out, thus either saving your team mate, or just getting a kill in general. HEHE the only reason I typed this much is because I love typing in general, and love debating. Have a nice day, and if you even wanna play with a recon like me, then you can add me, I have no friends and enjoy playing with other people. Maybe me and you can have an orgy while we’re camping on the side of the map doing nothing with our snipers ;D < that may sound pathetic, but idc ;P BAIII

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      • Infinite_Blades
        October 31st, 2011 at 2:51 pm

        What console are you playing on?If it’s the PS3 add me “Infinite_Blades”
        cause i want to play with you :D

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      • MailmanE
        November 16th, 2011 at 1:35 am

        I dant know about queering each other but you can add me (recon) as well. MailmanE on ps3.

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        • BF3BEAST
          December 31st, 2011 at 2:24 am

          me too on ps3 DS9899

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      • WolvenRize
        January 29th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        Add me on PS3. I wanna bash some recon with you ;D ===> The Redeemer666 <=== (without the arrows ;) )

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    • bradley
      December 28th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      You’re garbage.

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    • Strikingike
      January 2nd, 2012 at 11:23 am

      The reason I can’t hit jack shit is cause the sniper I have doesn’t have the necessary upgrades for me to use it effectively. Have 3 arrows pointing up for a scope is kinda hard to judge distance with.

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    • Alain
      May 14th, 2012 at 9:19 am

      I’m new to Battlefield and still struggling with the controls, but to be helpful and not just dying all the time and making my team lose points for nothing, I chose the Recon, I keep spotting enemies by the tons and I can see how my team quickly points them out and shoot them down. Plus I use the radio beacon and motion sensor when I find a strategic place so my team can quickly dispatch near the action safely. So Recon is a crucial class if the player has the war tactic, and to that point any class is a shit if you just play it like the old duck shooting game. Not everyone enjoys running around shooting bullets, war is a tactic art, a team should find the benefits out of Recon and all other classes through communication. If the Recon guy up the hill is useless make sure you tell him and teach him how to use that class instead of cursing the class itself. Have fun, its a game!

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    • Hakhunter
      June 14th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      If recon can’t hit a target 200m’s away how have I got a headshot over 2 Kilometers

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    • RJLSU
      August 31st, 2012 at 12:59 am

      I kill people from 200 yards with ease. P.S. My farthest shot is about 450 yards.

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  7. zzerDrezz
    October 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like a video camera :P

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  8. Luke
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I didnt like snipers in BFBC2 but you have to admit it was fun to pick someone off from way the heck off. Plus If i was a sniper i was always the one who was spotting everything i saw to help out my team and also using the mortar strike constantly to soften enemy positions. Im playing as a sniper class right now specifically because they have the SKS rifle that you can unlock and I HAVE THE SAME EXACT KIND IN REAL LIFE :) ))))))! Even with the synthetic stock and scope!!!!!!! Then after that ill really start to play

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  9. Justin
    October 27th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Ok seriously, as a recon class I can say I try to provide cover. Finding a nest to set up in with out having to worry about someone slitting my throat cause my supposed team mates are watching my back is difficult. Fact 2: the SOFLAM is the greatest waste of time ever! I’ve used it and it seems fair enough but how many engineers do you see sitting in the back of the battlefield who are capable not to mention willing to stand by for a mortar strike! Seriously bring back BF/BC 2, at least it livened in up and even us recon guys couldn’t nest up in fear our enemies would rain hell on our heads.

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  10. Sudesh
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    How does this work really cause can’t you just spot targets by pressing the select button? i mean i see no real use for it cause spotting can be done by the select button

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    • Aditya Baw
      November 21st, 2011 at 5:27 am

      Its spotting and letting helis/jets/IFV/Engineer missiles lock on even with out line of sight. It also can spot targets without you controlling it which means you can just leave it and control it remotely later

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  11. Zyph
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    it gives a lockon for launchers. the launchers dont have to see the tank to fire at it.

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  12. BulletsinBlood
    October 28th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Hmmm this seems like a replacement for tracer darts with infinite ammo. Good or bad?

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    • Gundam288
      October 28th, 2011 at 5:26 am

      bit of both, had some idiot recon try this on me in CB yesterday. the light blinds u in a tank like someone using a laser sight. needless to say he met my 120mm shell from my Abrams. he had me lit up for a minute or 2. but I was in a building, damaged the tank, the guy bailed, mowed him down, fixed the tank and then went on a rampage with it. =P

      It’s kinda useless unelss when your by yourself. just my 2 cents.

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  13. BulletsinBlood
    October 28th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Oh well doesn’t matter I’m just gonna stick to mah AT-4 ^_^

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    • A Helping Hand
      October 30th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      well the AT-4 isn’t in BF3 so unfortunately you have to use another launcher…

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  14. Matt
    October 28th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Everybody stop arguing about snipers/recon I play this class and I usually do overwatch or I spot enemies I can’t hit but you are wrong about snipers in bc2 they can hit most targets more than or just 200m away

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  15. Sudesh
    October 28th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    It seems really useless unless your team is willing to ACTUALLY play as a team and take out the vehicles but either way i don’t think you’d get any points , maybe spotting points but thats only 20pts which is crap lol

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    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Definition of a Sniper / Recon;
    To provide eye on tactical advice and Intel, Effective fire whether suppressing or taking out targets an enemy not willing to leave a location due to the fear of being taken out will leave him / her vulnerable to flanking attacks or effective mortar fire. Players that don’t do the above while playing as the Recon class belong on COD. Battlefield = Simulation Combat Team work is a must! COD = Finding the noobiest, overpowered weapon with quick scoping, law of physics defying ability!
    To think that the Recon class is no effective because people don’t mark targets or provide suppressive fire is retarded as I have seen Medics not reviving or healing fellow team members, Engineers that will use the AT weapons on Infantry while a nearby tank slaughter you force and Support classes that don’t support at all.
    As for the SOFLAM its awesome, I Mark the targets and my team finish them, in most cases just being Marked will lead people to leave or eject from the Tanks and Aircraft and if thats not effective then I don’t Know what is!? It also allows mortar teams to see where targets are and track them constantly.. BOOM=]

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  17. Jackson
    November 3rd, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Not sure if ya’ll know this or not; but you can spot enemies with the SOFLAM. I don’t mean designate vehicles; i mean ACTUALLY spot enemies. You put it down at the top of the rocks. You move down lower on the rocks behind cver. You use the remote control to control the SOFLAM and spot enemies. You crawl up the rock and snipe the shit outta the marked enemies. It’s great for when you’re getting sniped at. You can use the SOFLAM to find a target without having to leave cover. I prefer to use it over the MAV or the near pointless T-UGS.

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  18. QNoir
    November 4th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I can change your mind quickly.

    setup: recon, shotgun, mav

    1: run close to outpost (but not too close) and set up mobile spawn point

    2: deploy mav and spot enemies, set mav down indiscreetly for motion sensor

    3: attack base, beginning with static targets, then the runners.

    I’ll agree, however, that maybe MAV and SOFLAM could have been combined.

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  19. QNoir
    November 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    And tugs is useless if you have MAV, which does the same thing. Should have kept tugs, but removed motion sensor from MAV and combined with soflam for designating strikes.

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  20. QNoir
    November 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    If you’re an old bf player, however, you know that motion detection is critical.

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  21. bigdaddykev
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    the recons soflam has an automatic tracking system. place it in a high traffic area and targets will be lit and as a recon you can be far off waiting for infantry to spot and heads to pop over protective cover. hell of a tool

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  22. The-Perp
    November 8th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I’m needing step by step instructions on how to exactly USE the SOFLAM effectively please…
    Here’s what happened to me… Scenario:
    Conquest / Operation Firestorm.
    Blasted off from start in jeep and left it hidden behind hill overlooking the 3 objectives.
    Jumped out, went prone & crawled to top of hill.
    Activated SOFLAM by pressing Left Arrow key.
    Planted it (eventually) by hitting R1.
    Slinked off to hide somewhere while I remote controlled it.

    For starters, the range appears to be quite limited. I had jets locked (for a few seconds) but they would not STAY locked (nothing would for any extended time, unless I aimed the SOFLAM directly at it).

    Other team members (especially those flying jets) seemed to be oblivious to the fact that I had painted a target for them. Too busy trying to fly I suppose.

    I spent approx 4 hours painting targets, for a total of just 3 kills.

    I’ll stick with this for a while longer, but so far, it’s been nothing but frustrating, hearing that lock beep, and no-one does anything with it. :-(

    Does anyone have any clues as to what I can do to improve the hit rate please ?

    The only thought I had was to race back to base, and grab a tank equipped with laser guided bombs, and use that, but I need to ‘earn’ that class first :-(

    Thanks, Greg (The-Perp)

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    • Askari
      November 10th, 2011 at 1:27 am

      here is the thing. you have to communicate with your team or have a friend. then it will be very useful. ;)

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  23. Whiplash 3-18
    November 8th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I do not have the game skills for running around the map killing everyone. I tend to run into little pebbles that stop my player. Forcing me to jump or climb over. Which leads to my death. K/D ratio 1/14 on average. So sniping allows me to play the game at my level. K/D ratio 7/1. However, it has its price, “Is there anyone out there who doesn’t already have my dog tags?” With the SOFLAM I can continue to spot the enemy (for the squad) and target enemy vehicles (for the team) even when I am out of ammunition. I don’t score a lot of points but I feel like I can make a contribution. God I hate it when they take my dog tags!!!

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  24. hitman10625
    November 9th, 2011 at 3:26 am

    i play as recon and i have to say javelin is much more powerful then stingers, it take a stingers 2 hit to kill a helicopter and a javelin one hit.

    Soflam allow the javelin user to take out the tank in two hit,it is great when there is a tanks and someone who repair it behind it.

    There is vehicles that have guides missile and soflam allow then to use it with out waiting for the lock.

    there is one thing that make a soflam good to use and it the team if your playing with some lone-wolf noobs don’t use it.

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  25. Redphin0331
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I will not comment on Recon, because those of us who play and team with them know of the benefits: mobile spawn points, enemy detection, suppression fire.

    Soflam: Seems to have a shorter range than expected and yes it is fun to harrass aircraft. But I believe this becomes a powerful tool for the team when your team mates get guided missiles for their tanks and aircraft. It provides over the horizon firing. This is basically taking the Mortar fire in BF2/BC2 and splitting it between the team. Your aircraft now have lockable targets to fire and forget at. Could be very nasty, espcially coordinated with tanks and air.

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