Originally Posted by properbostonian
Finally picked up BF4. ...
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Suggestions for leveling ...
- use the server option and join all of the maps empty
. You can set it so only 0/64, 0/32 or 0/20 maps show up. Visit each one and have a good look around. In addition to the test range, it's a good way to test drive all of the vehicles if they load for you. Sometimes the vehicles will not load though and I'm not sure why.
- start with Engineer and unlock Carbines. Then roll with the AK-5C and get it up to atleast the suppressor. That will allow you to have a strong weapon while grinding out the kits for each soldier class. That said... all of the starting weapons are very good. Some say too good, so you can also just start grinding the starter weapon in each class. But don't under estimate the benefits of an AK-5C with lots of weapon attachments until you fully unlock all of your soldier kits.
- On maps with lots of close quarter fighting and even consistent log jams of fighting players... do not under estimate the rewards from ribbons for dropping ammo & medic packs as well as recon sensor. You can get a 2x the points if you you drop a recon T-UGS sensor at the back side of a jam up and then when you respawn start dropping in med pacs or ammo packs. The T-UGS will survive your death and keep earning points for you until destroyed. Of the two, ammo and medic packs, you earn the Ammo BOX faster/sooner so it may be worth scoring 1st.
- when you 1st join a squad, if you're not already with some AVS players, look thru the squads and look for those with higher K/D numbers. Then look at what their yellow icons are doing on the maps. If you can, joining squads with players moving as a team is your best bet. AND being the gunner for a good vehicle driver will help you score many kills and score some easier points.
- COVER BF4 has it's share of campers and run & gun berserkers, so cover is really your best friend. And try to engage enemy closer up, until you have added attachments for range, hip fire or stability, as this will help you lose fewer gun battles.
- Unless you end up with a team of friends, when playing with randoms I would also suggest quitting games if you find yourself on the losing end of a SUPER team. In fact, when joining a random team, if you're on the losing side, try switching teams right away. There is simply no reason to grind against a super team who may even be camping your spawn for easy kills.
- Lastly, have fun. You will get better as you unlock kits and become more familiar with each kit and vehicle. On both the XB1 and now the PS4, I started out and my K/D floated around .5. But after awhile I started having better games and now I'm very close to turning the K/D back to >1. Also, keep in mind the extra benefit of the various kits for the map at hand. Unless you're trying to spawn into a game fast to snag a vehicle, take your time and think thru which kits might work best.