Battlefield 4 – How To Be a Better Noob

Battlefield 4 is a big game with a lot to offer. It might be one of the easier Battlefield titles to pick up and play with a greater sense of accessibility, but that doesn’t mean there is any lack of tactics and mechanics that take hours upon hours to master.

From infantry gameplay to all-out vehicular warfare, from recoil management to map control, or from solo tactics to working as a cohesive team, there can be a lot to wrap your head around when it comes to learning the ropes and figuring out how to become a better player.

With the holidays only just behind us, well-known Battlefield YouTube personality XfactorGaming has kicked off the first episode of his “How To Be a Better Noob” series just in time to get holiday newcomers up to speed. His series will help you think smarter, play better, and win those matches. His first episode, which you can check out in the featured above, is all about making good choices and planning ahead.

We strongly recommend you keep up with his advice and follow along in order to get the most out of your Battlefield 4 experience. In the comments below, tell us some of your favorite tactics or strategies that you like to practice!

  • dieger

    how to play battlefield

    1. put in disk
    2.lag and rubberbanding
    3. get campaign wiped.
    4. CRASH

    • Energize

      Hahaha, this is sadly very true.

    • oofy

      You forgot: Get on gaming forum and vent.

    • John Kimble

      On PS4 I have not crashed for weeks but the lag and rubberbanding is off the charts on Lancang Dam, Golmud Railray, and Haisen Resort. Paracel Storm is starting to do it to.

      • SCR3AMINGS1L3NCE

        Okay, so PS4 as well and about the same experience with the exception of the lag/rubber-banding. Outside of one shitty server choice yesterday, I haven’t experienced but maybe… Three instances of lag and rubber-banding, even with the enemy team.

        Probably just luck (Definitely not my internet connection), but I am curious as to why I’m in the minority with all of this.

        • Warlon

          You are not in a minority. People like to whine uncontrollably on the internet. They act like a 14 year old girl who broke a nail.

          • EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson

            How does my dick taste?

            • Warlon

              See what I mean? This is a good example of lies being spread about the game.

            • NinoBr0wn

              The game right now is different than what it was at launch. You either miraculously didn’t experience anything wrong a couple months ago, or your definition of broken is entirely different than many other people. Has its hiccups is being extremely generous.

            • Warlon

              It crashed maybe and i mean maybe one in ten games.

            • John Kimble

              When did you buy the game. Yesterday.?

            • Warlon
            • My_Name_Here

              top weapon is a grenade??? Seriously?

            • Warlon

              That grenade accounts for 5% of my total kills. If you took the time to actually look through my weapons you would notice I have about 20 rifles with 510+ kills. One would likely assume that I fully unlock the attachments and then move on to the next weapon. Since the v40 is the go to grenade, It gets the most kills.

            • NinoBr0wn

              Miraculous it is.

            • My_Name_Here

              If by entitlement you mean I should be able to use a product I paid money for as intended then yes…I feel a sense of entitlement. Mine is not broken if you think having to shut down and restart due to freezing is what the developers intended. And yes this happens every time I play, multiple times in an hour session.

            • Warlon

              Obviously, there is something YOU are doing wrong.

            • John Kimble

              Ok for almost a week and a half Conquest and Rush on PS4 did not work. LOL. Sold a lemon is a understatement.

              Bought a Next gen system expecting to have awesome 64 player mayhem. Had to play TDM. LOL. BF4 is light years better now but it has a long way to go.

            • Warlon

              They did fix it though….

            • John Kimble

              Sure but it should have never been released or pass Quality Testing in that state if it had any. That is unacceptable. Conquest and Rush is the pinnacle game modes on BF.

        • John Kimble

          64 player Conquest. Those maps I mentioned play in slow motion.

    • TriguyRN

      Multiplayer stats get wiped every now and then as well……

    • zacflame

      1: Put your disk in the box.
      2: Unlock everything in 5 minutes.
      3: Lose connection every 2 minutes.
      4: ???
      5: Profit.

      PS: Happy new year, MP1st!

    • Mike

      my campaign even crashes hah! never seen that one before.

  • TriguyRN

    Xfactor is a great guy and when I watched his BF3 How to be a better Noob series, my game improved significantly. I highly recommend you watch his videos.

  • MeisseN

    Happy new year from China to all MP1st stuffs and readers. :D

    Hope everyone gets +2014 in their Steam/Origin/Uplay accounts xD

    For anyone wondering: My BF4 works just as same as before the ministry of culture’s (nominal) ban.

  • Hodor

    I still give it until March for a purchase, looking forward to it by then. Hopefully AMD’s Mantle will be up and running by then.

    • Warlon

      The game runs fine on most systems, people usually only post to complain.

      • Mike

        i felt this way until i bought it and experienced myself. I bought the game a day ago and I went back to Warframe, which aint bad.

    • Gannon

      Dont wait. It works fine now. Still bugs here and there. But its really not frustrating like it used to be. Waiting 2 months for the sake of avoiding a couple crashes ever doesn’t make sense to me.

  • TommyBoy

    With such stable servers and good community services, i see no reason how anyone can be a pro.

  • Niosus

    David, you’ll always be the best noob in my heart!

  • Luis Mitis

    How to be a better noob:
    1. Go back to playing COD

    • MeisseN

      COD requires more skills than BF4 in terms of aiming…

      • John Kimble

        BF3 I would have to say no. BF4 100% yes. BF4 is so noobish is crazy. Just make every gun have full stability and you basically got a full on aim bot.

      • Luis Mitis

        lol no it does not, its a see first shoot first game, all you do is point and shoot. No skill what so ever.

        • MeisseN

          And that’s what requires skills. Every shooter is a “see first shoot first”. If you see first and shoot second, you are stupid or your LT/LMB are broken or you are in your sixties and can’t react. Have you ever played COD on PC? I mean recent CODs (MW3, BO2 and Ghosts) with them clusterf^^k maps and random spawns. Enemies pop out of nowhere and you don’t know a general direction to point your gun (provided there’s no UAVs or VSATs in the air). So if you react fast you win, you aim precisely you win. And that’s what I mean by saying “aiming”, not that controlling random shitty spread like in BF3/BF4. In BF3/BF4 you know the general direction of your hostiles even in Team Deathmatch because the TDM variants of the maps are still huge and players spawn around their teammates. So all you need is “full stability” like how John Kimble stated, and carbines can blast someone’s head off from 150m away. I think my BF K/D ratio would double if there’s no “random spread” or shitty suppression effect or sth. Lol

  • dpg70

    Oh, its accessible alright. They nailed that aspect.

  • MeisseN

    Whatever. How to be a better noob in this “Load for 2 minutes – Play for 15 seconds – Disconnected from EA Online”? Who the fuck cares.

    • Warlon

      Quit your whining, It’s annoying

      • MeisseN

        Yeah hundreds of thousands of players whine because of DICE/EA’s shitty game/service, try and tell all of them to quit whining. I paid $60+$50 for the game and what’s wrong with whining when I’m treated like shit

        And do you come ALL the way over here just to reply to me.. Wow I feel so flattered

        • Warlon

          BF4 is perfect. Since I don’t get problems with BF4, it means the game is flawless. You just have a bad computer.

          • MeisseN

            Wow you just made me laugh my ass off. “BF4 is perfect” and since you don’t have problems, it’s flawless. Dat idealism, it made me speechless. What do people call the likes of you? Retard!

            Just saying, I have a GTX 780 with 14 GB ram plus i7 950 CPU and run at avg. 65 FPS on Max settings in 1080p, which is a big Fudge you to your “bad computer” theory. And those issues I’m having have nothing to do with computer specs. Just get out and play your perfect game please.

  • Ben August

    How to be a better noob:

    Never pre-order or buy a Dice game at launch; always wait the obligatory one year of post-launch development, that always occurs, and always results in you being able to play the game the way it was originally intended to play…

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