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BFBC2 Class Guide – Recon

This is the final guide for BFBC2, it will cover the sniper or the recon class as it is called in the game. Recon is you long range class, the primary weapon is a sniper rifle however you also have C4 or a mortar designator. This class can therefore be used against infantry or vehicles however it is more geared towards taking out infantry.

Best Sniper Rifle

The M95 without a doubt is the most powerful bold-action rifle in the game, it has unrivaled stopping power and nearly double the range of the M24 sniper rifle. However if you haven’t unlocked it I’d go for the GOL or M24 which are essentially powered down versions of the M95 but are quicker to unlock. There is also a range of semi-automatic snipers but they tend to be more effective at medium range.

Recommended  Combinations

Long Range King: M95 w/ M1191 and mortar designator. Specifications: 12x High Power Scope, Magnum Ammo, Vehicle Optics Package

Medium Range Sniper: Any semi-auto sniper w/M1191 and C4. Specifications: Red Dot Sight, Magnum Ammo, Any Weapons Package

5 Top Tips

  1. Compensate for gravity, the bullet will drop when fired at long range, aim above you target to get good headshots.
  2. “Spot” enemies. when aiming at an enemy press Select (PS3) or Down (Xbox 360) to spot them. This puts an orange arrow above them and puts them on your team-mates’ mini-map. Not only is it useful for letting your team-mates know where enemies are but you get points if your team-mates kill someone you spotted. It’s also a great way of keeping track of enemies yourself.
  3. You’ve got a pistol too, get down to the enemy base and plant some C4 on those M-Com stations.
  4. After every kill change position. After someone has been killed they get a screen of  their killer, and that means they’ll most likely be able to tell where you are. So in order  not to get shot my the guy you just killed, move around a little.
  5. If you have the mortar designator equipped use it wisely. Don’t just randomly aim it at somewhere you think enemies might be because reload times are long. Also don’t aim it at the building your team-mates are in or at cover they may be using, if you collapse a building with team-mates in you’ll get team kills and they sure as hell won’t be happy

That’s it for the BFBC2 Class guides. Please leave comments telling me what you thought or strategies you use.

  1. March 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Hey guys – have enjoyed reading your guides to the BFBC2 classes. Was referred here by Donncha ( http://xeer2000.wordpress.com/author/donncha/ ) and glad I came along. I’m thinking I may have to get this title at some point.

    I don’t know if you guys look at YouTube but you may find sasbenjr’s tactics videos for BFBC2 interesting. He has a really thorough tactical approach to the game types and goes into detail about what he’s doing. His link is http://www.youtube.com/sasbenjr

    Keep the guides coming, I’m subscribed 🙂

  2. yee
    March 28, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Hey waht’s the difference between ps3 SELECT spot compared to ‘AUTO SPOT’ as a recon(sniper/wookie) ‘SPEC’????!!!! because i noticed you can mash, spam SELECT as any class!!!! so whats the difference in ‘AUTO SPOT’ spec????!!!! it needs a PRONE patch hell bad!!!, needs more: guns (AK-47classic,G36C,MP5,R700 sniper etc), more buildings for cover!!!!, way more desert maps because they are the best ones!!!, vehicles(ute off BF2,Trucks etc) more buildings and cover ADD PRONE. Fix SELECT spot thing only RECON with AUTO SPOT should be able to do it, just as long as they use ‘AUTO SPOT’ spec.

    • Bingo
      April 15, 2010 at 12:06 am

      If you think theres that much wrong with the game don’t buy it or play it we need less people like you.

    • comradtwiggy
      July 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

      Lets see.. ak-47, g36c, mp5, r700.. all of these weapons were in call of duty 4, and adding prone? I believe you should just stick to your call of duty games as it seems you cannot handle a real game. Allowing prone in these huge maps would make it almost impossible to find anyone, thus making the game unbalanced, which we do not want. Although I do like the idea of a nice ak-47, much prefer the ak-74, but wait, its already in the game under the engineer class so never mind.

    • Mattius
      August 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm

      My advice,don’t talk about things like you know everything about it,the game is nearly perfect,anyways,Ak-47 is an extremly old and overused gun,everyone wants it even though it sucks,the HK-417 is far better,if you don’t know what that is,go back to Call Of Duty…stupid fan-boy…

  3. TheStonedSheep
    March 29, 2010 at 1:32 am

    The Auto Spot Scope provides many advantages including:

    -Allows you to spot more people at once
    -Widens the hit radius of spotting
    -Makes people spotted stay for longer
    -Auto-spots at a distance of 75m

    • yee
      April 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      That sounds cool, but it should have a limit though like a re-charge or something, or you switch to auto spot and hold down to spot. I don’t think any class should be able to manual spot with SELECT, make it you can spot something obvious like tank,jeep,helli etc but not people or quad bike,jet sky,UAVs small things!!!! ADD MOTHER FUCKING PRONE but make it so you can only use primary or secondary weapons no gadgets etc!!!!!! ADD PRONE!!!!!. 18 vs 18 games more maps, desert maps are the best ones, make more. Make D-pad commands NOT SELECT D-pad UP/DOWN HEALTH/AMMO SELECT in vehicle repair NOT SELECT as comands. Not enough communication!!!! RECON should be able to spot everything with AUTO SPOT spec NOT JUST SELECT MASHING its lame as. Needs way more buildings per maps!!!! ADD PRONE!!!!!! D-pad UP/DOWN health/ammo!!!!!!

  4. yee
    April 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Why can a repair tool affect a enemy tank, like it takes health of the tank causing damage to the tanke/vehicle faster than rpgs or anti-tank weapons. Has anyone noticed that????!!! ADD PRONE!!!!!!! D-pad commands UP/DOWN health/ammo!!!!! more maps!!!! BUILDINGS!!!!! PER MAPS!!!!! more players 18 VS 18 !!!!! guns!!!!,vehicles!!!! I still enjoy it either way but i wish the patch the major issues or expand it with maps etc!!!! add more patch on PRONE “oh look is that a wookie head behind that rock/ hhhmmmm or is it terrain? I’ll just mash SELECT spot anyway!!!!!” NERF THAT SHIT only recon should have AUTO SPOT to be able to do it not just everyony SPAMMING SELECT!!!! lol

    • April 15, 2010 at 3:22 am

      You can only use the spot function once every two seconds so it’s not spammable. Is your problem that you get spotted? All that means is that the other team are actually working as a team and using their game assets effectively.

      As for the other issues you seem to have with the game…..I’m not really sure that EA reads this site, or your comments so you may want to contact them directly. In the meantime you could always take all your ideas and code yourself your very own perfect game.

  5. DiSilluSiv3
    April 27, 2010 at 6:11 am

    “(The M95) has unrivaled stopping power and nearly double the range of the M24 sniper rifle.” I must admit I was quite puzzled at this statement, not so much the “stopping power” part but at the “range”. Yes the M95 has slightly less bullet drop then the M24, but double the range? I have made Marksman Headshots of over 400+ points before with the M24. For me BFBC2 sniping is about headshots, with almost 90% of my kills with sniper rifles being headshots, I really can’t see why the M95 is better then the M24 in any respect besides the greater wall penetration and the ability to damage lightly armored vehicles. I mean sure if your going for bodyshots magnum ammo + the M95 would be better but then really… Why don’t you just play Hardcore (Nubsniping mode =P)?

  6. MomusTATW
    September 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    While I agree with reducing the effectiveness of auto spot, BC2 is much more realistic than CoD will ever be, thus better. Adding prone would make recon players damn impossible to see if they were in a bush on top of a hill and unbalance the game towards the campers which we don’t want, they can stay on CoD.

    However, I think that a cover density factor should be brought into action, when I’m playing recon, I have a really well covered spot and I’m spotting away happily (manually) and taking a few kills as well, then some **** with auto spot comes along and ruins my day. Cover density really should affect spotting.

    And does anyone know why some players are a lot harder to spot than others? Some times I have been spamming the ‘spot’ button with the cross hair on a player running in the open…and nothing happens…why?

  7. May 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    @yee i must say… You are royaly retarded. So you think it’s not realalistic that you can’t crouch???? Lets cimpare this to c0d. Let’s begin with killstreaks, omg omg 9 kills in a row now i can call in a mystical helicopter, or gunship, or emp, or nuke, cuz everyone can do that right? Next off…. PERKS, how more irrealalistic does this get? We all know that people can lunge farther than the worlds longest long jump. Look i have a perk so notning radar like can see me, yup i don’t think so. C0d takes no skill due to it’s intergraded auto aimsystem, if you have ever noticed how quick scoping is near implssible because the lack of an auto aim, in bc2 there isn’t even an auto aim break system. I rest my case, also this was done on a phone

    • June 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      Haha, I admire your enthisiasm, but I must point out a few flaws in your argument. First of all, you are comparing 2 completely different games.

      BFBC2 is purely team based gameplay and objective focused multiplayer. Call Of Duty is more of a lone wolf type game in which you worry about yourself, except for some of the objective modes.

      Second, all games require skill. There is auto-aim in all multiplayer console shooters. There is a higher amount of auto-aim in COD because it is a much, much faster game. Battlefield is, of coarse, slower pased and more tactical as opposed to run-and-gun.

      Now, I am not defending either game, I am only proving a point of which you should most probably check your facts before you post a rebuttle.

      P.S. This was also done with a phone, it is not an excuse to hide your poor grammar.

      Site Owner and Founder

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