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Zeroing refers to calibrating a weapon sight so that the crosshairs meet the expected point of impact of the weapon's projectile at a specific distance. When aiming at a target the same distance away, zero adjustment from the crosshairs is needed.
Battlefield 4 allows certain weapons to be manually zeroed, allowing the shooter to more reliably hit targets at a distance and to maintain a view centered on the target. A set of predetermined ranges is chosen by pressing .
This is a function of all sniper rifles and DMRs, as well as the M82A3 and the AMR-2 Battle Pickups. This functionality is in place of the fire selector, and therefore is not available on any select-fire weapon. It is not exclusive to the Recon kit, and works for DMRs in any class.
When a scope is used in conjunction with a Rangefinder the distance away from the recon and where the sniper is pointing is displayed when aiming, thus making zeroing easier instead of having to guess distances. If a rangefinder is not available, distances can be judged by looking at objectives on the map as this tells the use how far away from the objective they are, the same applies to squad members.
The table below shows the predetermined zeroing settings after each press of the cycle fire rate button:
|Presses of Cycle Fire Rate||Zeroing Distance (m)|
After Spring Patch, it is no longer possible to zero a sniper rifle to 0m as the zeroing is pre-set to 100m.
- ↑ BF4 Counter Knife Mechanics, Flashbangs, Sliding C4, Zeroing and more! - YouTube, retrieved 2013-06-17