Although the tactic puts the players far away from objectives (vertically), certain maps do have high areas just above flags, such as Fall of Berlin and Camp Gibraltar in BF2142, and Caspian Border in BF3.
Once the enemy has discovered the roofing team, it is typically a short while before counter-roofers are sent after them, although sniper rifles and rocket launchers still prove effective from the ground.
- Select either of the squad leader drones, as appropriate for squad size.
- Activate the drone.
- Use EMP to ground the drone. Jump on top of it while it is downed.
The tracking behavior for drones caused it to return above the squad leader's head. Because the squad leader was standing on top of it, a feedback loop caused the drone to lift the squad leader into the air indefinitely. The drone was not intended to lift players, hence the patch.
Battlefield Bad Company 2Edit
In Bad Company 2,drone lifting methods is commonly use by sniper to reach to inaccessable area that can be a good sniper spot,though it might be done by a supportive teammate that controlling the UAV.
In BF3, the MAV is used in place of 2142's squad leader drones, allowing other teammates to be elevated.
Due to complaints and just because the technique itself was unplanned, plus causing unfair advantages to people who did have an MAV, two patches attempted to remove the exploit by preventing players from standing or proning on top of the MAV.