Battlefield 3 Rush Mode Strategy Guide
In this Battlefield 3 Rush Guide, we'll be talking about the best strategy for both defense and indemnity. After reading this guide, you should be very powerful and win many Rush games as compared to having no strategy at all.
Battlefield 3 Rush Guide – Overview
Rush is a fantastic game mode in Battlefield 3 which utilizes a great deal of strategy as compared to typical game modes. It includes either defending or making against a tactical assault (offensive mode) on several points around the map.
If you're in the attacking mode, you must destroy the M-COMs before you lose your 100 players. In order to win the game, you must do this many times successfully.
However, as a defender, it's kind of the opposite. Your goal is set to killing 100 enemy players before they take down the M-COMs (called the bases) on the map. If you are able to do it correctly, you win!
If you're attacking, and you manage to take out the 2 bases or the M-COMs, your team will get refreshed to 100 lives (you can see this above the mini-map) followed by an explosion which will show you a new Part of the map as well as 2 new M-COMs.
From our learning, there are basically 4 sets of 2 M-COMs that you have to attack successfully. Everytime you destroy a base, you are taken to a new part of the map which has different choke points and different terrain.
Battlefield 3 Rush Strategy Guide – Offensive mode
While playing in the offensive Rush mode, you need to know that there are various roles that you need to fill with namely: Spotter, Front line attacker and the support.
Firstly, all classes can fill in the front line attacker role. A front line attacker is how many players would be playing. A front line attacker or attackers go down the middle or on the side of the map and try to complete their mission. However, you must remember that if everyone in your team is playing this role, you will definitely LOSE.
A spotter usually moves around the outer part of the map and tries to get behind enemy lines. If you are to play a spotter, you should silently mark players who are sniping as you move behind the enemy's base.
You find this kind of strategy in wide open parts of the map like in the first part of Operation Metro. Two people can fill this role in a 16-16 match. If you can infiltrate successfully, you can sneak up on your enemies and take them out.
Support players are important as well. If you want to be successful, Assault and Support roles with their health and ammo packs can help you dominate quite fairly.
Supporters are just behind the front line attackers and prefer staying in a close location. If you're playing a supporter, you should be able to provide a close spawn point for the squad. A person from each squad of the front line attackers needs to fill this role.
You can use "Suppression Fire" and kill one or two as well when it's all easy but you must make sure that you stay safe if you are in this role. Afterall, Rush mode is all about spawn locations.
You should try getting near a safe spot with a lot of concealment near the objectives. Even if your teams die, this way they can spawn right on top of you and still be close to the objective.
You do not need to have a good kill: death ratio as a team to win while being in the off mode provided you have a bunch of people acting as spawn points near the objectives. You can simply rule over your enemies with spawns.
The competition gets tough when you sneak in and have to plant an explosive on the target.
You can throw a lot of grenades and smoke around the target and then capture him using the smoke as cover. How can the enemy shoot you if he can not see you? Bingo!
Battlefield 3 Rush Guide – Defensive mode
If you want to play in defensive mode, strategies are of course going to be different. Basically, you will learn that it will be easy to play defensively in a pick-up game and very tough to play in an organized game. This is because Pick-up games are disorganized and can be stopped on defense with the right strategy.
Defense mode has its own advantages like having unlimited lives. Even bigger advantage is that the opponents have to come to the "Assault Points" in order to win the match. Then, the majority of the team mates can take up defensive positions quite easily.
Although personally I'm not interested in staying at the same spot, but you'd definitely want to have a few players camping out keeping each objective. Because your enemies will have to physically touch the objective in order to win, therefore it's a big advantage for your team.
We believe that Assault and Engineer classes should guard the objective. And then, one sniper should be behind the team protecting them. Do not let your team sneak up and take out offensive players who might be acting as Spotters or trying to sneak up on your guarding classes. If players are really distant, mark them out before you shoot.
As for the rest of your team, you would want to push up as far as you can. For some reason, as in the case of Operation Metro, when the offensive party takes down the first set of your M-COMs, the defensive party falls automatically back to the 2nd set. You would NOT want to do this but instead try pushing up as far as you can. Try getting as many kills as you can before letting the off party push into your base.
You would want to move behind enemy lines from time to time and try to sneak up on as much players as possible. It works fantastically when your team is well-organized. Your team can keep spawning behind enemy lines when they die. Kill: Death ratio is not important here because you have unlimited lives on defensive mode. You have to kill as many enemies as you can in order to win this match. You can also die as much as you want but make sure that at least one person stays alive in the area where you have to respawn.
You can also use C4 to destroy trees, plants and walls as many as you want. When you destroy their cover, they can barely hide anywhere, particularly across the field. You should plant explosive at popular / common hiding places thereby taking away the cover and aim for the target.
Battlefield 3 Rush Guide Conclusion
Rush Mode is damn fun when players understand it very well and have an organized team. Otherwise it'll be very irritating for them if they are disorganized. In a Pick-up group, you can make the largest contribution on offensive side by acting as a spawn point for your team near the objective and staying alive as long as you can.
On Defensive mode, you should stay up-front as much as possible and do not let your enemies get close to your base. It might be hard to defend an objective covered in smoke but it'll kill players running across the field. Make sure to take out as much brush as you can so that your enemies are more visible.