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The Repair Tool is a gadget in the Battlefield series. It is a modernized version of the Wrench that is seen on many Battlefield games. The Repair Tool's first appearance was in Battlefield 2142, in which it took an appearance of a futuristic blowtorch. In the Bad Company series, it takes the place of a motorized drill.
In Battlefield 2142, the Repair Tool takes the form of a blowtorch. Unlike other forms of the Repair Tool, this one cannot harm infantry or disable mines. However, it can repair sentry guns, other devices, and supply crates. Titan perimeter cannons and air defense guns can be repaired by targeting their respective console in the Titan's hangar area. The Titan's reactor consoles and the Goliath's repair cells cannot be repaired.
The repair tool can be upgraded via unlock, increasing its repair rate and allowing an engineer occupying a vehicle to repair other vehicles through area effect, similar to the upgrades for the Ammo Hub and Medic Hub.
An engineer sitting in an FAV's third seat (facing to rear, unprotected) can repair it while in motion. Engineers can also repair their own air transport by sitting in fifth or seventh position and targeting the floor.
While repairing commander assets or Titan gun consoles, an "overheated" repair tool continues to repair at a slower rate, though the repair animation does not play. The tool still needs to fully recover following such use.
Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit
In Battlefield: Bad Company, the Repair Tool is the standard secondary gadget issued to the Support class. Unlike other Battlefield games, there is no overheat and it can be used continuously. In addition to repairing vehicles, it can also be used to damage enemy vehicles, as well as destroying objects and as a weapon, although its combat effectiveness against infantry is questionable.
Aiming the tool at a vehicle, even from a distance, will show its Armor strength in the reticle. This can be useful in scouting enemy armor assets or determining the status of friendly vehicles, as well as showing progress while repairing. While playing as a Support soldier, friendly vehicles in need of repair will be marked by a yellow wrench symbol, in first person as well as on the minimap.
It is possible to use the Repair Tool while in any seat of a vehicle that allows you to use your kit weapons, such as the fourth seat of a Vodnik, to repair the vehicle on the move. The tool can a also repair Artillery pieces and emplacements such as the KORD HMG and TOWmissile.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
Repairing friendly vehicles award the player 20 experience points every few seconds, while repairing friendly squad vehicles award the player 30 experience points every few seconds. An engineer in open/jump seats of vehicles such as the UH-60 Black Hawk and the HMMWV can also repair the vehicle without exiting it, but helicopters must be stationary before they can be repaired.
Battlefield Play4FreeEditIn Battlefield Play4Free the Repair Tool is a gadget available for the Engineer kit. It works similarly to its counterpart in the Bad Company series and also uses the same model. It is the main way to repair vehicles (the other being Field Repair Vehicle) and its repair speed can be increased spending points in the Vehicle Repair Tool training option.
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• Repair friendly or empty vehicles
The Repair Tool is a gadget available in Battlefield 3 for the Engineer kit. It takes the form of a blowtorch. It is mainly used to repair damaged vehicles. When part of the player's kit, it also allows them to remove enemy explosives by holding the button.
It can damage enemy vehicles and can kill enemy infantry, given enough time. Following the April 2012 server patch, the damage rate of the repair tool (and the EOD Bot's onboard tool) against vehicles was significantly increased.
Passengers in the unarmored transports (Growler ITV or VDV Buggy), scout helicopters or air transports can repair their own vehicles in motion, and they earn points for doing so, which wasn't possible in the early stages of Battlefield 3 retail.
During the alpha, the Repair Tool was a two-handed model, with the fuel source in the left hand, the torch in the right hand, and a flexible tube linking the two.
- The tool can also be used to create firing points in concrete barriers, and with enough time and friendly cover, can even be used to breach through the wall itself. (Disabled in Battlefield: Bad Company 2)
- In a contest for fan-made achievements/trophies in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the winning entry entailed getting a headshot with the Repair Tool. The achievement/trophy is called "The Dentist".
- When players attempt to acquire the "Dentist" achievement/trophy, they will have to drill for about two seconds upon the unaware enemy's head. This is easy to achieve on UAV operators, as they will be unable to react or move out of range.
- Using the repair tool on another player will result in the same "graunching" noise as when it is used on vehicles and scenery.
- It's also possible to repair a helicopter while it is flying, although it's hard to find the right spot as it is not shown on the meter below the crosshair and on some helicopters, the spot moves around a lot.
- In Battlefield: Bad Company, the repair tool can be continuously drilled without overheating. Although in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the effect is disabled.
- In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 there is a glitch which may cause you to damage your own vehicle. If you use it to damage an enemy's vehicle, then steal the vehicle from them, when you first exit the vehicle the tool will still cause damage. This can be overcome by entering the vehicle and exiting a second time, at which point the tool will once again repair.
- Since the Back to Karkand update, one of the new Assignments requires the player to get a kill with the Repair Tool to unlock the G53.
- Another assignment requires the player to destroy a vehicle with the Repair Tool to unlock the QBZ-95B.
- The Repair Tool in Battlefield 3 can leave black markings on objects, those similar to gunshots, allowing it to be used to write or draw.