Mastering the Battlefield 3 Support Class

Mastering the Battlefield 3 Support Class

The Battlefield 3 Support Class is one of the most understated and least liked in BF3 but that is because most people don’t know how to play it well. Here is an overview and guide to how you can maximize your skill at the support class.

Battlefield 3 Support Class Guide – Basic 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.

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! 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. Learning how to use suppression fire is a huge part of playing the support class in Battlefield 3 well.

Battlefield 3 Support Kit Strategies

The 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.

Lets take a good example. 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.

Suppression Fire

Support class is really good at Suppression Fire. However, due to the low accuracy provided by the bullet, it won’t be able to hunt down enemies from long distance unless they have been standing out in an open area for quite some time.

Don’t forget that your guns have a high fire rate with a lot of ammo inside each. How is it advantageous to you? Imagine an instance where you are on Operation Metro on the offensive side and you are aiming for the 3rd objective.

However the enemy is securely placed in the hallways at the back of the building. Here, you can start spraying on the enemies camping area with your machine-gun. Obviously you won’t be able to hunt them down totally but at least you can make them run for cover.

During this time, your Assault Kit team can move forward and try to move the opponents or get in a proper position to secure the objective.

And as far as it goes for your Engineers, they will be having a lot of time to aim with their Rocket Launchers to shoot down the enemy cover (or even get close enough to plant C4) Support is the least liked because it is unbalanced and the most powerful class in BF3.

Support is an uber-soldier who can lay waste to infantry & vehicles. Next comes Engineer who again is very capable against both infantry and vehicles.

Assault is only strong on infantry and no one revives anyone nearly as much in previous BF titles and you have really no other tools. Recon is so neutered you really have to be a masochist to keep beating yourself up to play that class.