Spawn…dead. Spawn…dead. Spawn…goddamnit!
Spawn camping or as it's known in the online multiplayer world, "base rape," is one of the most unfortunate and irritating elements of online play in a shooter. For those who aren't familiar, it's when an opposing player discovers one of your team's spawn points (a fixed spot where you resurrect and re-enter the game after getting killed), and just mows you down when you appear. Annoying as hell. But DICE knows it's a problem and will try to make "base rape" difficult to do in Battlefield 3 , without sacrificing usability. As Senior Gameplay Designer Alan Kurtz recently stated :
"We're doing a lot with base rape prevention. Have to balance usability and spawn protection, tough choices."
If we didn't have to worry about spawn campers in Battlefield 3 , that'd be a huge bonus. But we understand that it can be difficult to combat, and there will always be a few gamers who try to ruin the fun for everyone. That's just unavoidable, unfortunately.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3