Battlefield 4 Glitch Gives You Unlimited Rockets by Combining Two Classes' Gadgets

Get two classes for the price of one.

Along with dictating what weapons you're allowed to use, Battlefield 4's class system restricts what gadgets you can have at your disposal. This helps to define what the function of a given class is (the Engineer is a good anti-vehicle class, for example) and prevents you from being able to have certain combinations of tools--say, a rocket launcher and an ammo box to provide yourself with additional rockets. Thanks to a new glitch, this is no longer the case.

As documented by YouTube user EvilBeastLord (via BF4 Central), this bug allows you to effectively combine two classes. What this means in effect is that you can gain access to gadgets that one player could otherwise not have, like the aforementioned rocket launcher and ammo box combo (combining the Engineer and Support classes), or a revive kit and anti-tank mines (Assault and Engineer).

The process for doing this is relatively straightforward, though it's also something you're very unlikely to have ever done by mistake. You simply set opposing item slots to have "no gadget" and then hit the L1 and R1 or Left Bumper and Right Bumper as you hit the button to spawn, and that empty gadget slot will be filled by the corresponding slot's gadget from the other class.

It's unclear how long it has been possible to do this, but it reportedly works on all platforms. It's been known publicly since as at least as early as July 14, when it was revealed on a Battlefield fan forum.

This glitch isn't necessarily game-breaking in the way others have been; provided you have at least one competent teammate, it's not uncommon to wield a rocket launcher while a teammate's ammo box provides you with additional rockets.

However, this does encourage a lone wolf mentality that goes against the way the game is meant to be played. Players are rewarded in numerous ways for playing alongside teammates, and this gives players more power to go off on their own. As someone who still plays Battlefield 4 and always strives to play in a team-oriented way, that's a real bummer. Hopefully DICE is able to patch this before long.

Battlefield 4's first several months on the market were plagued with problems, but more serious than glitches and exploits was the fact that the game was effectively unplayable for many players. DICE has since greatly improved the game's stability to the point where problems are far less common and it plays much more smoothly. Still, players' confidence in the series has been shaken, which may in part explain why publisher Electronic Arts was willing to push back the launch of the next game in the series, Battlefield Hardline, until early 2015.

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sentai123
sentai123

Anybody,will I be banned for doing this?Has anyone been banned for doing this?is the glitch still there?Does this hack still work today?How long might it last(estimate)?Next game update?Do you reccommend doing this?I wanna!But I can only do it Wednesday/Thursday...Will it last till then?Anyone done it yet?Does it work?Pls reply...TKS worried. Writer

countryboy181
countryboy181

Battlefield 4 is the worst battlefield ever made hands down. That game was so broken and it still is to an extent EA and Dice don't give to shi.ts about fixing that game. Hardline should be a dlc for this game. I will not be supporting the next battlefield. I finally got fed up with this pos and took it down at the range for some target practice. :)

Shilleto
Shilleto

why would you tell people this so they can get banned for doing it

hardeepmeghera
hardeepmeghera

I've known about this glitch for quite a while actually. Pretty easy to do as well on the PS4.

kamoon2
kamoon2

LOL LOL Looooool!!!!! -> "unplayable for many players. DICE has since greatly improved the game's stability to the point where problems are far less common" <- This is either REALY BAD journalism OR a DICE employee! There's been no improvement! STOP trying to make poo taste like candy, the game was broken on release and (nearly a year later) it's still broken!! Any respectable journalist would report, DICE released a game thats broken, it's NOT GOING TO GET FIXED



saltful
saltful

That's not a glitch, that's the whole point of ammo boxes........

Sadek
Sadek

Battlefield 4 is still not a smooth running multiplayer game. Its a shame really. I spent all that money for all them bugs.

mechag2
mechag2

Um.... whoops? lol

*quickly runs off to play BF4*

youmadd
youmadd

This glitch has existed since BF3, was in MoH:WF and in BF4 since launch, as well as Hardline.

Unfortunately some id1ot broke the first rule of Class Glitch Club: You DONT TALK ABOUT class glitch club!

Oh well, was a good run.

rmartinezdl
rmartinezdl

too bad dice only releases patches when an expansion is coming, which is not until october. ROFL.


dice sucks

hardline is amod

ea is a money sluuuuuuut

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

No, EA pushed back Hardline because everyone pointed out how little had changed and it was an overpriced mod. 

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

I doubt this will ever be fixed.  Dice is far too busy working on weapon nerfs for the next patch and whatever epically silly easter egg hunt they're programming into the next DLC.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This is a nice glitch if you like to "lone wolf it" But at this point it is just best to focus Battlefield. Since Battlefield 4 was rushed out in order to make the PS4 and Xbox one launches. Maybe there will not be much bugs and glitches in the next game.

lawson_raider
lawson_raider

I think you should be able to customize your soldier however you want to.   You have slots and should be able to fill them with whatever you wish.  A sniper with a rocket launcher...A medic with an ammo box and medkit.    The combinations would be awesome.    I find that more interesting than just pick between 4 possibles.    

404FredNotFound
404FredNotFound

There is nothing new on this bug really its been going for at least 1 month that I know off.

berserker66666
berserker66666

I wonder how many bugs there will be in BF Hardline.

rofeta
rofeta

My favourite bug had to be the no sound in TDM.  It was so relaxing.

vv3rma
vv3rma

ths is a message from the future.

its 2030 and people are still finding bugs n glitches in bf4. no body plays it but fingding glitches has become a fav. passtime amongst gamers.

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

Relying on a self-resupplying rocket launcher will not win a match.

rjh_24
rjh_24

its battlefield what do you expect

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

seems to me the ammo crate should not resupply rockets anyway, individually or between teammates.


zerooo0
zerooo0

The article made the glitch, while bad, sound a lot worst. I thought it meant like Unlimited rockets without reading the article. Come on Gamespot.

postalsam
postalsam

Why guide to it, it's stuff like this that ruins games

keeper262
keeper262

Battlefield 4 was not properly made and it will show today, tomorrow and a year from now. As someone who likes shooters it is really disappointing.

madcat_mikie
madcat_mikie

I don't understand why people tell others about these glitches. As soon as DICE knows about it they will patch it out, so i would just keep secrets like this up my sleeve for my use only, never telling anyone.

unreal849
unreal849

A glitch in Battlefield 4? How unexpected!

youmadd
youmadd

@lawson_raider Then there would be no point in the class system, dullard.  One superclass that can choose anything would be idiotic.

gaming_paradox
gaming_paradox

@lawson_raider It sounds good, but then you would see people spamming the same combinations. The battlefield variety would be lost and would become just like any other FPS.

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

@berserker66666 They have announced it, didn't you hear? According to EA they have to have at least 54975103 otherwise the game won't sale. ;)

404FredNotFound
404FredNotFound

@rofeta Don't play with sound anyway lol I prefer music gets me in the mood to kill....


drysprocket
drysprocket

@vv3rma I swear, I could totally see that. Like the new retro gaming then.

yngsten
yngsten

@rjh_24

It is? I thought it was COD, sure felt like it on many occasions...

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@spartanx169x why shouldn't it? it resupplies all types of ammo and equipment.

it's still balanced because it resupplies rockets and other explosives slower than bullets

MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

@zerooo0 Yeah, seemed like you could carry an ammobox on your shoulder or something so that your rockets would just resupply continuously.

Smosh150
Smosh150

@daikkenaurora12 There will always be bugs, every action has a reaction, it is prevalent in any game even long after release.

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

@keeper262 Yeah, I've played every BF game for at least 50 hours a piece(less in the BF:BC series, but over 100 hrs in all the others). I was so disappointed by the BF4 release and will not be buying any BF game until it has been out for a month and the bugs have been fixed. BF was IMO the biggest CoD competitor and they really sucked a big one putting it out on 5 different platforms simultaneously with a brand new engine.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

@youmadd I'm not down with the name-calling, but otherwise, yes, the class system is exactly what keeps it from developing CoD-style perk problems. "Oh, what's best in class?" and then that's all anyone runs with. Lightweight/Slight of Hand/Ghost, anyone? The class system promotes teamwork and strategy and is by far the better method. A sniper with an ammo box is just busted.

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

@404FredNotFound @rofeta Playing this game without sound puts you at a big disadvantage. I don't know how many times I used audio cues to zero in on enemy players. I'm not just talking about gunshots either, if you notice the enemy will shout something like "We got a man down over here!" when you kill one of their teammates or "Come get this medkit!" etc...

MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

@MrMisanthrope @youmadd It could be good if done right. For example, giving bigger boosts for playing WITH your squad and sticking together. Then you could customize your soldier based on what your squad mates have. Would also open the game up to more competitive play.