Friday, July 17, 2009

Battlefield Heroes: Be A Better Hero: Gunner Equipment Tip

First, congrats to EA/Dice: 1 million Hero's have stepped onto the Battlefield.
EA is quickly discovering the joys of free-to-play games as web-based Battlefield Heroes surpasses the one million player mark right out of the gate.
Now, as a long time beta player, I would like to take a few minutes to share some tips I've learned.

For today, a tip about equipping the Gunner.

A lot of players are unaware that a class can carry two of their primary weapon types. For example, a Gunner can carry both a default machine gun and a specialized machine gun purchased with Victory Points (such as Wolfgang's Wonderful).

The benefit to this practice is two-fold. First, it saves from having to reload, as a quick weapon swap to the second primary weapon means another full clip of ammo. Second, it allows for a player to use the benefits of the various ranges and firing rates of the specialized weapons. Having a weapon for both short and long range situations can prove very fruitful.

This is particularly useful for Gunners, who are most effective when they are firing. Gunner's machine guns have large amounts of ammo available, so once the first one is empty, switching to the other one (instead of reloading) with another 100 or so rounds available ensures a Gunner can keep the pressure up.

I currently run my Gunner, Column, with the following setup:

Weapon 1: Default MG
Weapon 2: Wolfgang's Wonderful (Long/Slow)
*long/slow refers to the range (long) and rate of fire (slow)

I close on targets from a distance with Wolfgang's Wonderful. Then I hit Leg It (a sprint ability) and as I close in, I swap to the Default MG to finish the deal.

I hope this helps! Any questions, let me know in the comments.


  1. This game is so much fun... I just wish they'd add a couple more maps...

  2. Anonymous4:54 AM

    I thought I'd comment too just because i tried it out after reading about it on your blog and really enjoy the game. Level 11 soldier here (Indiscreet).

    Not sure if you've had the chance, but my brother was staying at my place and i got him to try the game too, and being able to talk to your teamates in the heat of the battle really is awesome considering there isn't any in-game voice chat. Sometimes "I need a ride!" and "I need a medic!" just doesn't cut it, lol.

    Good to see you posting with a bit more regularity now too Heartless_. You have any opinion on Favre's announcement due by the end of the month?

  3. I'm reserving comment on Favre until we have his decision and he is/is not suited up to to play.

    However, I can't lie. I want to see the guy play again. Almost any game I've played, I've named a character Favre :P I'm a Favre fan.


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