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As the school year is coming to an end, I'll finally have some to time to start playing BF2 again. What is the catch to sniping in BF2? Even when using the most accurate sniper rifle (can't remember the name, but I have it unlocked), I aim the crosshairs for a headshot, even when the target is standing still, and it only kills the target about 25% of the time.

Is there bullet drop? Wind? Bullet travel delay? I've tried aiming slightly higher when shooting at far away targets (even saw a video on youbtube about it), but it doesn't seem to help.

Is there something I'm missing, or is sniping in BF2 really difficult?
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yes there is bullet drop, no its not difficult, get on the OCN server and practice, i'll jump on if you need someone to shoot
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There is bullet drop, and some network delay. It's not that it's terribly difficult (at least for me), but it does take a lot of practice. You have to learn how each gun is affected by drop (they are all different), and how that effects where you need to aim to hit the target.
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You've played enough to unlock both extra sniper rifles, but you don't know about bullet drop or delay?

It's not too terribly difficult, but it does take some getting used to if you're coming from CS or Quake or something. Just practice and you'll get a feel for it.
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The further they are away, the more bullet drop there'll be. Just aim slightly above their head.

If you can see a cap nearby, you'll be able to see the distance, in metres, it is from your position. The higher the metre's value, the more you need to aim up.
    
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The further they are away, the more bullet drop there'll be. Just aim slightly above their head.

If you can see a cap nearby, you'll be able to see the distance, in metres, it is from your position. The higher the metre's value, the more you need to aim up.
The rough estimate is about 3/4 of a notch on the crosshairs for every 250 yards. (At least in my experiance.)
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Use the M24 or the L96A1. The M95 is the worst sniper I've ever used in any game period. It's only good for taking out heli and jet pilots.

Anyways, there is bullet drop after 100m. Most of the time, you should aim for the forehead or a tad higher. While shooting is important, you also need to make sure you are hidden. A single well hidden, good sniper can stop half of the other team at a flag point.

A good thing to try is starting up a single player server in Gulf of Oman and just practicing. You can hold the left mouse button after the shot to see where the bullet goes. Once you learn to hit moving targets, you'll be unstopable
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yes there is bullet drop, no its not difficult, get on the OCN server and practice, i'll jump on if you need someone to shoot
Thanks, but I've still got another 2 weeks before I'm done for the year. I'll start playing in the OCN server then.

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You've played enough to unlock both extra sniper rifles, but you don't know about bullet drop or delay?

It's not too terribly difficult, but it does take some getting used to if you're coming from CS or Quake or something. Just practice and you'll get a feel for it.
I've mainly played Delta Force 2, Delta Force Black Hawk Down, and America's Army. I'm also wondering if my system has a lot to do with it. I have to run all of my settings at about Medium level for BF2 to run smooth.

I know when I played America's Army daily, I was using Intel integrated graphics with about medium settings, and my frag rate was about 1. After I bought an ATI card and put all setting ups to High and dramatically increased me FPS, I start getting frag rates around 6.
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Thanks, but I've still got another 2 weeks before I'm done for the year. I'll start playing in the OCN server then.



I've mainly played Delta Force 2, Delta Force Black Hawk Down, and America's Army. I'm also wondering if my system has a lot to do with it. I have to run all of my settings at about Medium level for BF2 to run smooth.

I know when I played America's Army daily, I was using Intel integrated graphics with about medium settings, and my frag rate was about 1. After I bought an ATI card and put all setting ups to High and dramatically increased me FPS, I start getting frag rates around 6.
I play everything on medium and have no issues sniping.
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I play everything on medium and have no issues sniping.
http://files.filefront.com/bf2mpg/;7.../fileinfo.html
Would you happen to know off the top of your head what kind of FPS you're getting on Gulf of Oman?
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