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Battlefield 3 Vehicles Regenerate Health
Posted: 03.09.2011 21:21 by Comments: 7
It seems that lightly damaged vehicles will regenerate their health in Battlefield 3, according to the latest Battlefield Blog.

"This is a new feature in Battlefield 3 where lightly damaged vehicles recover their armor after a set amount of time (if kept away from enemy fire). Instead of promoting a gung-ho attitude at all times, this means that the driver who keeps his cool and adapts to any given situation will also be able to keep his vehicle in working order for longer." read the blog.

However, if a vehicle is heavily damaged, it'll require repairs from an engineer. Additionally, while the vehicle may be in flames and immobile, its weaponry will remain operational. According to Battlefield 3 lead vehicle designer Patrick O'Shaughnessy, "In our daily playtests here at DICE, you will often find a disabled tank in the field with Engineers scrambling to repair it, while its crew is still operating the main cannon and auxiliary machine gun to keep enemy forces at bay. If repairs go well, the tank gets back to full working order and the crew has narrowly escaped a disaster. If not, at least they had a fighting chance, while the disabled vehicle itself made a tempting target leading to more intense multiplayer action."

Battlefield 3 will include 20 different driveable vehicles, including scout helicopters and fighter jets, as well as over 80 vehicle upgrades to unlock.
Source: GameSpy

Comments

By K3Spice (SI Core) on Sep 03, 2011
K3Spice
When I first read the title I was like $H!T, but after reading that article, it actually sounds pretty good. I like it.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 04, 2011
nocutius
Same here, the title made it sound like something incredibly stupid when in detail it's not bad at all.
By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Sep 04, 2011
JPerry06
sounds decent to me, maybe i can make new friends by fixing all the tanks :)
By Revan (SI Elite) on Sep 05, 2011
Revan
Vehicle health regeneration! Now Thats how you do technology! LOL!
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 05, 2011
JonahFalcon
It's not major damage. It's like getting dings and bullet holes.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 05, 2011
herodotus
Saves me jumping out of my metal coffin to weld the lumps and bumps all the time - fine by me:)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 05, 2011
Kres
Had exactly the same feeling K3Spice.