Like the Assault, the Support class has an important role in the squad. This is to provide your squad and team with ammunition. When someone is in need of ammo it will show the person with an ammo symbol on the mini map. It will blink when the player is or almost depleted. You can find nearby ammo on the mini map by looking for a similar round symbol to the medic kit, but with an ammo sign. You can request ammo from a player, and this will notify him vocally. There are still quite a few people who do not pay attention to these pleads. If a friendly teammate is following you, or shooting you, etc, he has probably been asking you for ammo. You don’t always hear a solider, so try to always throw ammo regularly.
Support is a popular choice amongst beginners due to the use of light machine guns. A single mag can have anywhere between 50 to 200 bullets. These are good for people who are still practicing their aim, but the amount of recoil of a LMG can make accuracy difficult without a bipod.
A Support’s gadgets can be exchanged for 3 different items. C4 Explosives, M18 Claymores, or the M224 Mortar. Each should be chosen based on the particular map.
- C4 Explosives are mainly, but not limited to destroying tanks. When C4 is deployed, it only remains until your death. Supposedly, If you are revived within 5 secs of deplying it, you still have the opportunity to detona. However I’ve not sucessfully detonated C4 when revived. You can deploy a maximum of 6 C4 at any time.
- M18 Claymores are the nightmares many soldiers encounter on the battlefield. Claymores are like anti-tank mines for infantry soldiers. These can explode when walking over them. You can bypass them by crouching or proning over them. Enemy claymores will show on the mini map as a red block. Unlike other explosives, they can be destroyed by small arms fire. Keep at a far enough distance when doing so. Running into a claymore doesn’t necessarily mean death, though. They can explode over you and you can live with minimal health. Proceed with caution as there may be another near by. You can only deploy 2 claymores at any time. Like the C4, claymore will last a few seconds after dying, giving you a chance for a last second kill. I’ve not yet noticed claymores remaining when revived. Claymores are to be deployed in strategic places, where you will likely know a soldier will have to pass. Smaller maps are best for most kills. However, there are numbers of players who use them in larger maps, so always be on the look out.
- The M224 Mortar can take some patience, but is highly useful. If you are killed by a Mortar the best thing to do is to counter it with another Mortar. While on it, your position is given to enemies on the mini map. To use it, your mini map with expand slightly larger, and your cross hairs are limited to the map. You must use the map to decide what location you will fire at. Always aim for spotted soldiers. The damage is not very high unless hit at the right angle, but if you can get in 2 or 3 hits you will very likely get the kill.