An EOD Bot (Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot) is a small portable robot, usually mounted on tracks or wheels, that is used for the safe disarming/disposal of explosives such as mines, Improvised Explosive Devices and other dangers that would threaten a soldier's life. They benefit from their small size, allowing them to access difficult locations, but often can find themselves slowed by difficult terrain. The EOD Bot in Battlefield 3 is clearly based on the TALON EOD Robot.
8 per hit
25000 Engineer score
The primary roles of the EOD bot are to repair friendly vehicles, dispose of enemy explosives such as Anti-Tank Mines and Claymores, and to arm/disarm M-COM stations, as befitting the user's side. To do this, the EOD Bot is armed with a Repair tool.
The repair tool mounted on the EOD Bot can also be used to injure or kill opposing troops, which can be especially useful if trying to arm/disarm an objective, and are also able to spot enemies in the game. After the April 2012 server patch, the EOD Bot inflicts greatly increased damage against vehicles, but may not survive the vehicle's explosion.
The small size and speed of the EOD Bot makes it very useful for rushing to objectives, as it can move through secluded areas quickly, but the speed of the Bot is negated slightly by the loud motor noise of the Bot, and the fact that it is difficult to control, constantly oversteering at slower speeds and understeering at higher speeds. It also has very little armor to protect itself - it can be destroyed by one shot from either a SMAW or an RPG-7V2 rocket, and takes significant damage from small arms. However, like most vehicles, it can regenerate its health. It cannot be disabled, merely being destroyed in the first place.
HUD displayEditIn the upper-left corner can be seen:
- The vehicle's heading
- GPS latitude and longitude
- The actuator arm's elevation
In the bottom can be seen:
- The time of day
- Range in meters to crosshair target
The EOD Bot can be used while it is underwater.
Its stability has also improved since Battlefield 3, making it a more effective killer.
- A kill with EOD Bot is needed to complete the My Own Terminator assignment, which unlocks the MTAR-21.
- 10 pieces of enemy equipment (such as the MAV, T-UGS, SOFLAM and Spawn Beacon) need to be destroyed by the EOD Bot to complete the MTAR-21 Specialist assignment.