In this Battlefield 3 Support Class Guide, we will be discussing about the Support Kit, the pros and cons, best strategies and of course, the leveling tips for using this class.
Battlefield 3 Support Class Guide – Overview, Strengths, and Weaknesses
You will be using Support Kits to obviously support other player. If your team is worth backing up and well-coordinated, this is the class you would want to go for. It won’t be that good to use this class if you are playing random pick-up games or when you have a very disorganized team.
This class utilizes light machine-guns which lack accuracy from a distance but can deal with a lot of low-damage bullets. You can use this very well for Suppression Fire at long distances and to take down enemies at mid-ranges. Don’t even think of using it for short-range combats. You’ll be dead in no time.
Weaknesses of this class lies in short and long-ranged fights. If you’re playing a support class, you should be standing between Engineer/Assault players and Recon players. This way you can drop Ammo Kits on either side and also use your light machine-gun properly to attack enemies behind fortified targets.
Battlefield 3 Support Kit Guide – Leveling Tips
You will get 50 points whenever any of your teammate hunts down a target that you are suppressing with target fire. This reduces your workload by half. This way you can make a bank out of the points by using Suppression Fire combined with your large ammo clip.
Another way to earn points is by dropping Ammo Kits to your teammates whenever they need. You drop Ammo Kits with the help of directional pad left button. Everytime you drop Ammo Kits from the pack, you are rewarded with points (double points for squad members). Pile them up! 450 bushmaster ammo
Support class need not indulge in direct kills. They can easily earn a lot of points through Ribbons, Suppression Fire, Kill Assists and Dropping Ammo Packs. You must pay due importance to this because you don’t really require a high Kill:Death ratio to be an effective support player. But make sure that you avoid as many death penalties as you can.
Battlefield 3 Support Kit Strategies
As we talked just now, Support Class can really be good with providing Ammo Packs. The most exciting part of this is that not only you refresh the ammo amount among your teammates, but you also get access to extra explosives along with it. Which can really be beneficial.
Lets take a good example. Support you are on Rush Mode and you and your team happen to lose your first set of objectives. Here, you and your teammate with C4 can start destroying all the covers leading to the next set of objectives. Throw C4 all over the objects, trees on the map and then blow them up. And then, throw down an Ammo Pack so that your teammates can be re-supplied.
This way, your enemies can barely get a place to hide and hence, will have less chances of advancing to the next objective. Now that they won’t have any cover, they have to face head-on which is totally suicidal for them. This is because your Recon and Assault Players can easily hunt them down as and when your enemies run across the map.