Battlefield 4 tips: Be The Best Damn Jet Pilot You Can Be

A guide to help you become a killer in a jet on the battlefield.

Following our series of tips for Battlefield 4, I am here to weigh in and help those having trouble with the jet. The jet is the toughest aspect of the game as I have seen some complain about. Our journey shall begin now with this guide.

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The basics

If there is one basic tip I can give you to keep in mind at all times, it is to never stay in a straight line. Even if you are not in a dog fight, maneuver, make sure you are moving. When moving in a straight line even for five seconds you give any engineer the easy shot with a rocket launcher or lock-on launcher. Try practicing some 360 degree “barrel rolls” in the air until you get the hang of the maneuvers.

(Note: Do not use the boost unless you are trying to evade an enemy jet)

You move well, now it’s time to analyze the weapons..

The best weapons to use are the Heat Seekers and then chain the primary gun in bursts at the tail of a jet or a ground vehicle. If you are in a dog fight and are the pursuer, make sure you are aiming at least a second ahead of the nose of the jet. Make sure you never fire the gun full-auto, unless you have already gotten a notification of “vehicle disabled”. A trick to use with the heat seeker is to never fire both rockets at the same time.

Fire one in the event  the enemy uses their flares, make sure to use the brakes and use third person view to expect the other jet’s movement. Once you have a better shot at the enemy feel free to fire away. The best gun to use with the Stealth jet is the 30 mm cannon which requires a jet score of 24,000, which is a canon with a higher rate of damage more effective against aircraft and any armored vehicle. Don’t stay in overpopulated areas or else you will most likely fail more often than succeed in the match.

If the controls are not to your liking

If the default Battlefield 4 vehicle button controls are not to your liking, you can always change them in the settings area. If you are a veteran from Battlefield 3, the setting to change to back to that style is the Veteran setting. The Veteran setting is the easiest to use. To those who do not know the scheme: (Xbox: Fire weapon; Left Bumper, Accelerate; Right Trigger, Brake; Left Trigger, To switch from the primary and secondary weapons; Y button, to use counter-measures; press up on the D-Pad and to eject, you press the X button.) 

PlayStation is the same, with its respective buttons. I do not know the PC controls as I do not have a PC powerful enough to properly run the game. The controls may seem difficult at first, but once you use them more you will get used to them.

I have taught you all I know

With Battlefield 4, you get the additional mode, “test range”. The test range allows you to practice and better your piloting to get you ready for facing actual opponents. Test range could, in fact, be the one major resource to help you with your skills. If you get the hang of flying and like using the test range, you can even practice trick flying.

The end of the battle

Well that is the end of this tip guide, be sure to check out this video of some stealth jet gameplay. If you liked this article, be sure to share it with all of your battlefield friends and they can get tips on jets as well! If you would like tips on any other in-game content, please feel free to leave a comment down below and let me know what you need help with!


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