2013-10-09 21:54 , edited 2013-10-09 21:59 by Ortega_King
So, in Battlefield Bad company 2 noobtubing was a huge problem, almost everyone used Carl Gustav and m203. At that time it delivered an instant kill.
In Battlefield 3 they nerfed all Rpg and grenade launchers, if your health where at 100 percent and it would do an direct impact you would still be alive (unless it was a headshot)
but, they added frag rounds to shotguns... so the nerfing of launchers failed hard. USAS with frag was an LAV on two legs.
so they nerfed USAS to only being able to loot it randomly on the map in Battlefield 4. So the noobtubing is finally over right?
No, they added Airburst wich basically is an auto m320 launcher. What is going on DICE?!
I know it's too late to remove it, but it seriously need nerfed in fire rate or decrease the magazine capacity. Everyone
is starting to use it in general, for close and sniping, yeah it also works like a frickin' sniper. Increase the drop on that weapon.
Something has to be done in my opinion. Too much noobtubing is back where it started.
haha you lost when you have said that the airburst is an noob tube
these are complete different weapons and the XM-25 takes more skill to use it right than the noob-tube ever could
yeah the airburst is godly versus snipers hide glitching behind a rock or something
bf3 certainly could use such a gun
and by the way, the xm-25 is my #1 weapon not only becouse i know how to use that weapon
its becouse the satisfying feeling when you kill rooftop campers and normal campers and how they cry in forums to nerf that weapon ( like you do )
2013-10-09 22:02 , edited 2013-10-09 22:03 by Gaiden206
I love airburst... It's the only defense ground soldiers have against snipers camping high on sky scraper roof tops.. . I dont know if it's the map or what but I'm getting killed way more by snipers and vehicles from ridiculous distances compared to BF3 so airbust is a godsend for now..
There used to be a weapon in a game called Battlefield 2142. It was a lot like the XM25 only it was a weapon attachment. One of the differences is that it did not explode when it hit a surface, it only exploded when reaching the range it was set to explode at. It was useless as a direct fire weapon but very potent at killing campers.
Dice would do well to consider adopting this before considering adjusting the damage, number or speed of the projectile.
Here we go again the nerf squad going to start to ruin bf4 after they managed to ruin bf3.
2013-10-09 22:07 , edited 2013-10-09 22:11 by Jazman2k
Not an issue. XM25 is very bad at close range and take about 4 shots to kill anyone in full health. It's fantastic weapon for some roof cleaning operations. M320 is way more powerful than XM25.
More info about that wonderful weapon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM25_CDTE
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What a fool. The XM-25 is anything but noob. It's purpose is to GET RID OF noobs camping rooftops with their precious sniper rifles. You aim it at a target and it AIRBURSTS 3 meters beyond that so you can get indirect fire on BKs like you.
And yes, most people don't know how to use it and just direct fire it, but thankfully the damage isn't as high as a regular grenade. I would guess somewhere around 30 damage. seems to take about 4 shots to kill most of the time. So certainly not overpowered. Not the new "Usas Frags". Sorry.
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Pretty much every Domination match now is 3 or 4 people on the roof with the XM-25. It's pretty pathetic.
2013-10-09 22:18 , edited 2013-10-09 22:27 by 0verD0se8
If hm 25 would be op then we would not have seen hundreds of doctors and recons. all ran to support this thing. And what do we see? on the contrary very few plays that class, cartridges do not interrogate. So what is your next whining. Let's remove ak 12, let skarn that with one shot kills. Let us finally can not play battlefield because there is no balance. Stop whining . Because of you whiners, what hands of assholes grow, half good games died. And I think that now the balance is very well set up. They really have learned from BF 3. In addition to RPG fire. And need up armor .
Spoiler alert: Airburst is only usable by 1 class, which has been the worst class in BF2, BF3 and now BF4. If you are willing to sacrifice having things like: Medpack/"Noobtube"/Defibs or AT Mines/RPG/Javeling/Stinger/Repair Torch or Motion Sensor/C4/PLD/MAV(?).
I think the choice is fairly obvious, most vehicle maps heavily favor the Engineering class, not only because of being able to make the armor run away, but also can destroy walls etc. Assault has the "Noobtube", which is very effective against light vehicles and shooting at clusters, and also taking down walls. Recon has C4, which imo, is the best gadget there is. C4 is too versatile(C4 bomb cars, traps, sneaky-sneaky action on a tank).
TL;DR: Support is still shit in comparison to other classes.
Also the ammocount of xm-25 will make the ammobox almost a mandatory second perk to have.
This weapon is fine. Never was harassed by it really. I think I could count on two hands how many times I was killed by an XM25 even though I played well more than 20 hrs. yet.