The Battleblog #2 on the Battlefield Blog
has further details on Battlefield 3
, the upcoming military shooter sequel. Along the way they explain a couple of new features:
This brings us to two new features in Battlefield 3: Bipods and Suppressive Fire. Bipods have a very practical use, especially for LMGs, as they provide a substantial increase in stability while laying down a base of fire. Bipods can be deployed anywhere by zooming in with your LMG when prone, or when standing/kneeling in front of suitable supports, such as a window sill. The stability created by deploying a Bipod gives players a massive boost in accuracy and recoil reduction. Youíll be able to unload an entire clip of 200 bullets from your LMG with great accuracy without even letting go of the trigger, all thanks to the Bipod.
Suppressive Fire is a new in-game mechanic that changes how you can play the game. When you lay down fire in close vicinity to an enemy, the incoming barrage will show up as a graphical blur effect on his screen to stress him and let him know itís not safe to pop out from behind cover. Just as importantly, this mechanic also affects his characterís in-game firing accuracy, making him less of a threat by using real world tactics. Better yet? You get team play experience points for doing so!