Hello guys and welcome to sniper loadout. In these videos I will reveal the best loadout for your scout class and today we will take a closer look at all the gadgets that you have available to you when you are dominating the battlefield as a sniper. The first gadget is the trench periscope, it will allow you to see your enemy more clearly and you can remain hidden while you are doing that. It will also give you the exact range to your target. Do you need it? Hell no, it’s a big waste of time and there are faster ways to determine the distance to your next victim. It only makes sense if you are going for those ultra long range kills. In other words, if you like to spend your time lying on hilltop and killing people who are fighting for their lives on the other side of the map, then sure, it might help you. It will tell you that your next target is running around exactly 747 meters away from you and you will be able to spot him.
And that’s it. Unless you do this on a daily basis then you still have absolutely no clue where to aim. You are better off using the practice shot method, basically you fire 1 bullet at an object or at a wall and you use the bullet drop as a reference point. I’m sure that you understand that it helps if that object is approximately at the same distance as you target, but don’t shoot too close near your enemy neither because you don’t want to warn him that he is about to get killed. If you want to quickly estimate the distance to your target then check out this video, it will show you exactly what to do and why. Next up is the sniper shield. It will protect you from a storm of bullets and it will still allow you to shoot back through a tiny peeping hole? The ultimate cover for a sniper right, eum nope think again.
The shield is way too small to properly protect you and most of the people that I saw who were using it still had a part of their body exposed, usually their legs. Sure it will be more difficult for the enemy to kill you, absolutely. But if you catch the attention of another sniper them you are just making his life whole lot easier. He just has to aim for that little hole and he will get a headshot every single time. The pace in Battlefield 1 is just way too high, and you don’t want to be stationary for too long, not even as a sniper. So what about the fancy sniper decoy? In other words the heads on a stick. The enemy player will see a scope glint from time to time and if he takes the bait, thinking that this is you, and he takes the shot then he will get spotted automatically. Making it easier for you to know where the enemy snipers are.
It looks great on paper but to be honest I haven’t met anyone who is stupid enough to shoot at this thing, I get the idea behind this gadget but it’s just way too obvious, everybody can clearly see that this isn’t a real player. The K bullets are armor-piercing bullets, which sounds great right. Unfortunately it does not cause enough damage to make it worthwhile when you are playing as a lone wolf. Sure if you have a squad of 5 snipers then you can even take out a heavy tank, one bullet can cause 5 damage, multiply that by 5 because you have 5 guys in your squad and that will make it 25, do this 4 times and you can say goodbye to the enemy tank, the poor guy won’t even know what hit him and he’s probably going to end up calling you a cheater.
There aren’t many gadgets anymore that we can use, in fact there are only 2 left. The first one is a tripwire bomb. This gadget is available in a few different versions. The tripwire bomb he, gas or inc which stands for incendiary. Out of these versions the incendiary is by far the most effective and the most versatile one and that for many different reasons. When your unsuspecting enemy walks through your trap he will catch fire. He won’t die from the flames as long as he walks away from the source and if he wants to reduce the damage that these flames are causing then he has to lie down.
Either way it’s a huge distraction and most people aren’t able to do anything else than to focus on getting rid of the flames and they will have absolutely no clue of what goes on around them until they managed to get rid of the fire. This will create a window of opportunity for you and most of the time this will turn out to be one of the easiest kills you will make in Battlefield 1. A guy who is lying down, who already took a significant amount of damage and who has no clue of what goes on around him, you can’t make it much easier for yourself.
On top of that you can deploy 2 of these tripwire bombs at the same time. The last one is probably the most useful gadget for a sniper and for the rest of your team. The flare gun. I can’t recommend the flash version of this gadget because it’s not very effective. Sure it can blind players but It’s not very consistent and on many occasions you will still be able to see the enemy. The spot version on the other hand is very consistent. Knowledge is power and in Battlefield 1 it will allow you to get more kills and more wins. It will reveal all enemies within the vicinity of your projectile and it will share this information with the rest of your team. This is extremely useful when you are attacking or defending a flag. You will know immediately how many enemies you have to kill, you will know where they are and you will even know if they are above you are not.
This gadget will make your life a lot easier and you will be doing your buddies a big favor by revealing all enemies in the vicinity. This gadget has helped my team on so many occasions and it saved my life multiple times. On top of that, if used correctly, you can even make kills with it. To summarize, the best gadgets for your scout class are the incendiary version of the tripwire bomb and the spot version of the flare gun. In the next videos I will reveal the remaining best items for you ultimate sniper loadout. This was FOG of GAMING, thanks for watching and I will see you on the Battlefield..
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