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I see some people that when I aim at them they don't have a name, what is the deal? I was just kicked off because I shot at him and it turned out that he was friendly, could anyone enlighten me on this problem. I have all the latest patches for this game BTW. Thanks guys

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There are some glitches that produce that so its out of anyones control BUT there are also some hacks that produce that so which it is I dont know.??
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If you're very close to someone, a lot of the time they're name will be very far above your view. I actually knifed 2 squadmates when I was newer. They came at me (actually spawned on me, which I didn't know you could do) and I just swung with my knife

I've noticed that if someone is prone near a wall or object, their name will a lot of the time appear about 8 feet above their head for some reason
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Well, I've been close and far away from these people before. But they had the symbol of my team on them, so I don't know what the deal is.

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post #5 of 9
2142 is different to BF2 when it comes to showing names. I have been in choppers before and watched people for ages to make sure they aren't friendly, but nothing appears, so i shoot, and they turn out to be on my team.

Best thing you can do is go into servers with FF turned OFF so that when that occurs, you wont be punished, kicked or banned from the servers.

Either that or you could do what i do....if you see someone you suspect of being an enemy, have a quick glimpse at your minimap, if they appear blue on there DON'T SHOOT! However, if they don't appear on there, blow them to hell

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I've had this. There was one guy on our team which never had a name, many of us TK'd him a lot. Only happened that one time. There was also a time a teamie was lying on the ground on the corner of a building. Knifed him, because there was no name in site.
    
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post #7 of 9
yea its really weird i find that when im sniping, sometimes names dont show up for a while and sometimes they dont show up at all, you just have to take a wild guess. i prefer lighting them up either way
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Or you can just learn the differences between the two uniforms lol
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thats what makes it hard if your a sniper on bf2
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