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pachacuti 26 ENE 2014 a las 11:10
Sniper rifle accuracy
Recently I started getting the hang of using the sniper rifle class, but I noticed something odd.

When I have the crosshairs on a long distance target and shoot, I end up very rarely actually doing damage or killing my target, even with what would be headshots. At the same time, I can use a regular rifle -- and sometimes even a pistol -- and get kills at the same distance with perfect accuracy (as far as I can tell).

Does anyone know why the sniper rifle seems to miss for no apparent reason?

I should also add that I don't seem get hit markers very often on what should/would be a hit with the sniper.
Última edición por pachacuti; 26 ENE 2014 a las 11:12
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Syrus 26 ENE 2014 a las 12:56 
I also notice that the sniper will occasinally shoot 'air' instead of bullets. Even when the cross hairs are right on the chest of a standing and staionary target.
Sviep! 26 ENE 2014 a las 12:59 
could be lag of some kind..
Sviep! 26 ENE 2014 a las 13:00 
VerdunGame  [desarrollador] 26 ENE 2014 a las 13:11 
Interesting, lag has nothing to do with this as you describe it. It might have just been inaccuracy from sniper scope crosshair (another feedback came in that the lines are too thick). Hitting somebody in the head is lethal always so that cannot be it.
Sviep! 26 ENE 2014 a las 14:10 
I was able to hit stuff - And to me it worked fine.
Had to adjust for own movements - ..Works fine for me.

And I really like the way you sink into the sandbags - and that I cannot lay in same position all the time. Because I sink into the mud.
Cc 27 ENE 2014 a las 6:29 
Same deal for me. I have tried to use sniper class a few times but it seems a lot harder than just using a normal rifle. many times hits do not register. still i really like how the scope looks, seems a refreshing change the way it has been done.
FRÓÐØ (Linux) 2 FEB 2014 a las 12:11 
I also have this problem. Seems long distance shot will not register, vs a rifle shot where I can see a spec and he dies instantly. I would like to say it is because the rifle doesnt shake as much.
Syrus 2 FEB 2014 a las 12:33 
I have always held the belief that the Lebel without the scope is best for sniping. The actual sniper rifle just doesn't cut it.
Sigma957 4 FEB 2014 a las 1:31 
Bullet drop. Aim higher.
Pyrron 4 FEB 2014 a las 1:34 
To all my knowledge (which is a lot for someone who played this for half a year) there is no bullet drop in this game. It's probably that the crosshair is slightly off or the hands wobbling too much when not holding breath.
Crow's Eye 4 FEB 2014 a las 9:10 
Publicado originalmente por Sigma957:
Bullet drop. Aim higher.
There is no bullet drop, nor is there time until the round hits the target. A target could be sprinting on the opposite side of the map, you put the sights directly on the target and pull the trigger.

To be fair, the greatest distance you're shooting at on some of these maps is probably only around 200 meters, but let's measure both 200 and 300 meters, for the sake of science.

According to's ballistics chart, the 8mm Mauser round has a velocity of roughly 665-710 meters per second (depending on powder load) while the 8x50R round (Lebel and Berthier) has a velocity of 700 m/s.

Looking at (which only has info on the 8mm Mauser, unfortunately) a Mauser round, sighted to 100 yards, with no cross winds, will hit a target 200 yards away 7.5 inches below target ("bullseye"). Meanwhile, hitting a target at 300 yards, while sighted for 100 yards, hits 28.5 inches below target.

That said, the travel time of a 8mm round to a target 300 meters away is less than half a second. The bullet drop is ~2 feet, which will still hit a target whose chest was the center target in the hip or thigh, which would still maim a soldier enough to take him out of the fight.
Última edición por Crow's Eye; 4 FEB 2014 a las 9:14
Syrus 4 FEB 2014 a las 10:49 
Science is so COOL!
POLLASTRE [3aDiv] 4 FEB 2014 a las 11:48 
hay caida de bala??
pachacuti 4 FEB 2014 a las 14:10 
So even in real life, I should still hit my targets! :P
POLLASTRE [3aDiv] 5 FEB 2014 a las 2:37 
hahahaha, but in battlefield 3 there are ``fall of bullet´´ (caida de bala) and i kill someone ;)
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