DICE details upcoming Battlefield 4 vehicle balance tweaks
Yesterday, DICE revealed plans to release a Battlefield 4 patch next week, and now they’ve revealed the first details about the upcoming vehicle tweaks. The tweaks will affect the mobile AA, tanks, attack helicopters, and scout helicopters.
The biggest change seems to affect the mobile anti aircraft vehicles (the Tunguska, LAV AD, and Type 95 AA). Many players felt that the mobile AA was overpowered, and they have been nerfed somewhat now.
The mobile AA now has reduced velocity on the 25mm gun, and carries two less rockets, from 6 down to 4. It also reduced the impact of the missiles so that they can’t flip over helicopters, and the active radar search missile now has to be aimed better in order to find a target.
The scout helicopter’s 25mm cannons have been reduced as well. These were too effective against infantry, and were mainly intended against vehicles. A lot of Battlefield 4 players have complained that the scout helicopters were way overpowered against infantry, especially when there is an engineer on board to constantly repair the helicopter from damage.
The tweaks also affect tanks and some rocket launchers. The MBT LAW gas been nerfed a bit when it comes to their “intelligence”, meaning that the player will have to aim the missile closer to the target. The M2 Slam anti-tank mine has also been nerfed. It now does maxiumum damage at 3 meter, instead of at 6 meters.
Finally, the tweak affects the main battle tank’s STAFF shell, which has its damage reduced by 25% against all targets. However, the tweak does not fix the “quick switch” trick, where players switch between the main and secondary weapon, greatly speeding up the reload time.
It’s unknown if the upcoming Battlefield 4 patch will include these updates, or whether they will be added later on.