How to spot enemy?

MrNolfy
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-27 17:34
I know which key to press and all. But how exactly does spotting work?
It certainly doesn't work the same as in BC2.

Shoud i tap the spot key quickly? Can i always spot enemy when i can see them clearly?
Is spotting also disable for a few seconds when you spotted an enemy or is that only when you spotted no enemy?

Maybe someone can explain?


Also the Commo Rose which turns up after holding the spot button gives me headache. It often crashes/freezes the game, because it keeps flashing. Like as if i were pressing the spot key every second. I submitted this in bugs thread, but do this also when you have the same problem.
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SpectralX
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-27 17:40
it appears there is a bug with spotting... Sometimes it works some times it doesn't. just simple pressing Q will spot the person but sometimes you have to press it 100 times for it to spot the person or vehicle
Fascion
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 17:40 , edited 2011-10-27 17:42 by Fascion
You can (thankfully) no longer spot people who are behind objects, as you could in BC2. Additionally, spotted targets will temporarily un-spot if they go behind cover such that no one on your team has eyes on them anymore. When they come out, they will be re-spotted as long as they haven't been hidden for too long.

As for --how-- to spot... no, don't spam the button. You are only given X spot attempts per Y seconds. In beta it was 3 attempts per 5 seconds. Each Q-press is an attempt, successful or not.

Also, it seems that targets must be within your team's field of play to actually get spotted. If they are 'out of bounds' the game doesn't like spotting them for some reason (see: trying to spot jets/snipers/mortars.)
MrNolfy
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-27 18:53
Thanks for the info guys
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Rickenbacker69
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 20:14
Oh THAT'S why I can't spot jets! It seemed almost random to me, sometimes it'd spot them if I hit Q anywhere near then, sometimes it wouldn't spot them no matter what. Guess they were just out of bounds.
Digital-Aura
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 20:21
Actually, I tried pressing Q but it seemed (at least to me) like a 'double-tap' on the Q button got better results.
FishMcCray
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 20:28
seems to me range of current optic is taken into effect as well.
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Treehuggerish
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 20:36
I think so too, because with the MAV thingie you can spot almost the entire map from wherever.
DeViLMaN666_Qc
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-27 20:43
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Rickenbacker69 said:
Oh THAT'S why I can't spot jets! It seemed almost random to me, sometimes it'd spot them if I hit Q anywhere near then, sometimes it wouldn't spot them no matter what. Guess they were just out of bounds.

yeah same,but i think when jets gor the upgrate ' Invisibility ' they harder to spot that maybe why
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CA Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-28 19:08
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Freyberg
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-28 19:42
I find spotting while using my sniper rifle awesome, thats almost my sole role in my squad as im a noob (first day playing Battlefield)
JestersDead1
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-28 19:44
how do you spot on PS3?
Niminyel
NO Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-28 20:02
JestersDead1 said:
how do you spot on PS3?
Select I think
JestersDead1
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-28 20:07
okay.. i buy that.. as i have never used that button in a game before...
Scenario... i am playing support.. laying suppression fire across a large area ... as i see people on other side that i am shooting at.. i just press select at same time as shooting?
Gerhard_Wolfe
US Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-10-28 21:31
For me using the default Q tap to spot or call for ammo works just fine. But the alternate key (Mouse 4) does nothing, even though the game accepts that I've set it up as my alternate.
sychobomber_9
US Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2014-09-27 08:47
I need to get 50 spot assists and I cant complete that challenge at all because spotting does not work for me. I played this game a year and managed to get 2 spot assists , WOW that's a lot, it is fucked up.
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Enlisted: 2014-07-19
2014-09-27 10:34
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TFBisquit
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2014-09-29 17:36
sychobomber_9 said:
I need to get 50 spot assists and I cant complete that challenge at all because spotting does not work for me. I played this game a year and managed to get 2 spot assists , WOW that's a lot, it is fucked up.


Change your mesh quality, either lower or higher, when after a while it stops again, change it back. Don't tap too fast on the q button, it wont work then.
Keep in mind some camo is harder to spot with the button.
Use the mav for the spotting assignment, although it's not played much anymore, I used markaz monolith, because the roofs were filled with snipers.
You can do some good spotting in seine tdm servers though.
With the mav.

For spot assists it's best to be gunner on aircraft/vehicles.
RustedRoot
US Enlisted: 2011-11-02
2014-10-14 17:06
sychobomber_9 said:
I need to get 50 spot assists and I cant complete that challenge at all because spotting does not work for me. I played this game a year and managed to get 2 spot assists , WOW that's a lot, it is fucked up.

FIFUNDA91 said:
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TFBisquit said:
sychobomber_9 said:
I need to get 50 spot assists and I cant complete that challenge at all because spotting does not work for me. I played this game a year and managed to get 2 spot assists , WOW that's a lot, it is fucked up.
Change your mesh quality, either lower or higher, when after a while it stops again, change it back. Don't tap too fast on the q button, it wont work then.
Keep in mind some camo is harder to spot with the button.
Use the mav for the spotting assignment, although it's not played much anymore, I used markaz monolith, because the roofs were filled with snipers.
You can do some good spotting in seine tdm servers though.
With the mav.

For spot assists it's best to be gunner on aircraft/vehicles.

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-TIER-Criffix
CH Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2014-10-14 17:36
If you spam "Q", it wont spot. Just press it max. every 2-3 seconds