So I’ve noticed something playing rush, if one side is running a Mortar, and the other side doesn’t one, 95% of the time, that side is going to lose. I’m now trying to level other classes but if the other side has a Mortar, I feel obligated pull it mine out to stop them, otherwise I know it’s a loss. I’ll pull out kill them and then put it away. If they do it again, I’ll repeat. I’ve even gotten hate messages from other Mortar users over this. “HELP YOUR TEAM IDIOT” How is stopping the other side from using a mortar not helping?
If the other side doesn’t have one and I run mine, we always seem to win, not bad for an overall low-skilled player. Sure good players will sneak around and kill me, but that doesn’t always work, and it’s a distraction from getting/defending the point. I spawn back where I need to be, they die and need to make their way back, so I win. I usually do not get a ton of kills using the Mortar, but it sure as heck changes the way the other team plays. My K/D is always positive with the mortar and unlike some snipers, I didn’t do it at the expense of my team.
This is my first battlefield game since Bad Company 1. This thing doesn’t seem balanced, the only real counter seems to be another mortar. I’m not saying nerf it, but I’m not sure long term how this thing will work out. I guess sooner or later everyone will have one and we will see.