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How the hell do you take these things down without a guided missile launcher? They are extremely persistent and they keep following me and killing me. I have tried shooting them with many, many magazines of ammo but they refuse to go down.

There is this one stage in the game where I am cornered by boats with machine guns, and every time I find a safe corner the helicopter keeps killing me.

How can I take them down?
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Without an RPG? I think you're better off just cloaking as much as possible while making your way to the objective.
    
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Without an RPG? I think you're better off just cloaking as much as possible while making your way to the objective.
It will not work. I have tried cloaking and they still constantly kill me. This is on the medium difficulty as well... I can't imagine how it would have been if I chose hard.
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I used the Scar/FY71.
    
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Always have 2 rpg ammos at all times. Even cloaking won't save your skin.
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Which level.

In general its basically impossible WITHOUT an RPG. If you have the GAUS (end-half of 5th level) that might help, or if you have the grenade launcher (you get that on the 3rd level), you CAN take down a helo.

If all you've got is bullets - good luck, it takes around ~2000 bullets to kill it (from rifles). The pilots inside ARE immune to fire, so you cant just snipe them out (I tried).


/edit

How hard is "hard"? Well,I've beaten the game on Delta. Using only a pistol Then I made an even harder difficulty, because really, Delta is just too easy. Then I got bored with that and made an even harder game mode, which (imo) would put a lot of MP players to shame.


In any event, cloak DOES work. When you're "stealth-o-meter" is in the green, or lower, helos CANNOT shoot at you. So, run from cover to a bush -> decloak -> wait for energy to regen -> run to another bush -> repeat. You'll be doing that a fair bit if you dont have an RPG. Like Nexus6 said, always have at least 2 RPG rockets at all time.
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That's weird. I remember in that night level (the one where it ends w/ you fighting the knock-off Nanosuit guys), if you kept cloaking and hiding in the bushes, the heli will shoot at you, but will never be able to actually hit you. And I was playing on the hardest difficulty.
    
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assuming you mean crysis 1, you can toss exploding barrels at them, or C4 if in reach. otherwise you need some heavy weapons. Small arms will do nothing.
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That's weird. I remember in that night level (the one where it ends w/ you fighting the knock-off Nanosuit guys), if you kept cloaking and hiding in the bushes, the heli will shoot at you, but will never be able to actually hit you. And I was playing on the hardest difficulty.
the heli does the usual "AI search fire" thing, and basically fires where it "thinks" you are, trying to get you out of cover. The chances of it actually hitting you are fairly low, unless you try to get hit.
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Use a barrel like nanosuitninja

    
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