Why do I see so many infiltrators sniping at >200 meters? Let me preface this by saying that I play ONLY infiltrator, >90% of the time. If you're sniping from that far away, you're arguably contributing nothing to your team. At such ranges, you're relegated to sniping AFKers and completely stationary targets (who remain stationary for far too long). If you'd move up, and especially flank (to the side or behind), you would not only kill more people, faster, but you'd have much easier shots, be able to kill specific targets quicker, and overall just be more useful (for instance, within range to support with motion sensor darts). You're tying a hand behind your back sniping from distances in which target's head is no larger than this "O" in your 12x scope. I've tried to figure out why I see this behavior and I have only come up with following: Some infiltrators think this is real life, and they're job is to kill a single target from a mile away. Some infiltrators just don't realize how much more useful they'd be if the moved closer (and how many more kills they'd get). Some infiltrators think just because they can get the odd kill here and there from that range, that they should be doing it all the time. Some infiltrators are afraid that they'll be killed easier if they come within 200m of the targets. None of these are very good reasons for sniping that far away. There is nothing you can do at that distance, that you can't do being closer. On top of that, you're just much more effective when you're closer. Being closer is objectively better than being that far away. Watch anyone who's doing great sniping, and almost invariably he's <200m away in a very good flanking position. Is there anyone that can provide an argument for sniping 300+ meters away from the fight? For those of you who played Battlefield 3/Bad Company 2, you know exactly where I'm coming from. All the best recon, who were sniping, definitely weren't the guys sitting a mile away taking pot shots at people. The best ones were the ones that got closer and made each bullet count.