This article is currently under construction. It may contain little or inaccurate information.
Laser designation is the use of a sighting and ranging device for precision warfare. Guided ("smart") weaponry attuned to the designator can track the designated target, minimizing collateral damage and maximizing weapon efficiency. It makes its debut in Battlefield 3.
Laser designation was an intended feature in Battlefield 2. However, along with its related gadget, the feature was cut. The player would use the LP7 laser designator to guide missiles to their target.
Laser designation is a feature in Battlefield 3 that requires a low level of teamwork. One player acts as the spotter for other players bearing guided weapons. When a target vehicle is lased, it is marked with a red "dot and trapezoid", visible by the spotter and any weapon carriers, as well as aircraft.
The spotter earns 10 points for designating a target, regardless of whether it is attacked or not. The spotter also earns points whenever a designated target is struck with guided weaponry.
Should a valid target not be marked with the dot and diamond icon, then no teammates have guided weaponry equipped, and the spotter does not earn points.
One drawback to laser designation is that clusters of enemy vehicles may throw off the system. Teammates can engage targets if the designator cannot settle on a single target.
Flag Attacked/Defended +25 • Flag Neutralized +200 (CQ) • Flag Neutralize Assist +150 • Flag Captured +250 (CQ) • Flag Capture Assist +200 • Flag Neutralized +100 (Scavenger) • Flag Captured +125 (Scavenger)