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The Assault class design in its Russian, American, and Chinese variants.
Taking Care of Business and Bruises
Even though every Battlefield class brings something unique to your squad’s efforts, the Assault class is truly a personification of team play. Think of all the times you’ve been boiling of anger after a sudden death – and then regaining your fighting spirit thanks to a timely revive. Or those narrow escapes into cover with 3% health left when you notice a Medic Bag on the ground. An Assault doing its job can’t be overvalued.
Playing as Assault is not just tending to field medic duties, though. With the wide variety of assault rifles and grenade launchers a successful Assault needs to be out there, leading the charge towards Control Points or M-COM Stations, remaining cool in the heat of battle. Creating shortcuts by blasting holes in walls with the grenade launchers or blinding the enemy by smoke should also be on the repertoire.
Get back in there, soldier! #Battleshot entry by: VG_HAZARDER.
Community Mission: Make 25 Million Revives
The in-game challenge for this Class Week is truly one dedicated to team work. In a new Community Mission designed for the Support class we want you to collectively make 25 million revives. Charge up the Defibs, and keep the hearts of your team mates beating. We depend on you!
This mission is active between October 28, 9AM PDT and November 4, 2AM PDT. If you reach the goal in time, we’ll award you with a wallpaper artwork featuring the Assault class*. The wallpaper will be posted on the Battlefield blog for download after the mission is completed.
Assault Shortcut Kit Sale
For those who are new to the Battlefield, or perhaps have been away from it for a while, the Shortcut Kits are a handy way of catching up by unlocking all guns and gadgets. In honor of the Assault Week, you can get a 30% discount on the Assault Shortcut Kit** between October 28, 2014 and November 3, 2014. Head to the Battlelog store to check it out.
Top 4 Assault Pro Tips
Reviving and Timing
Instinct may tell you to immediately move towards the revive icons above the heads of your near-dead team members. But as any good Assault player knows, a brief second of risk assessment is needed before you do a wild dash, defibs in hand, resulting in you getting mowed down by the very same enemy that just killed your buddy. So: before any revive, check the surrounding areas, see if your downed friend is lying behind cover, and make a quick decision.
Become a Shotgun master
The M26 MASS is a weapon unique to the Assault class, and is very handy for close quarter combat. Once you’ve unlocked it, you have a superb complimentary weapon to your main assault rifle. Experiment with the different kinds of rounds, find what range they fit for, and practice your aim to make every shot count.
First Aid Pack or Medic Bag?
Everything is a matter of taste, but there are some things to keep in mind if you’re choosing between the two health-restoring gadgets of the Assault class. The First Aid Pack is single-use but can be thrown longer, which can be an advantage on larger maps. On smaller maps, where players often circle around the same hotspots, the family-sized Medic Bag could work better. Whatever you choose, locate critical parts of the map that need your goodies, and be generous!
Rack up Those Points
You have a lot of opportunities to score points when playing as Assault – if you do it right. Apart from all the kills you’ll get with your assault rifle, your medic duties will also help to secure the win for the team, and all this earns you sweet XP. Help those who need it, but just so you know: healing and reviving a squad member gives you a point boost…
Thank you for celebrating these four Class Weeks with us! Stay tuned to the Battlefield Blog for more Assault goodies the following days. Remember to revive everyone in sight to ace the community mission, and share your best Assault tips in the comments below.
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