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When I've placed C4 and have my primary (or other) weapon equipped, is there a way to detonate the C4 without re-equipping the C4 again?

In a previous Battlefield, or maybe it was CoD, you could double-tap reload to do this.

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I definitely remember that in CoD MW2 you could double tap reload on any weapon and detonate the C4 – Mike Nov 11 '11 at 18:04
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No, C4 can only be detonated by the thrower using the fire button or by yours or enemy bullets. C4 could be detonated on MW2 by double-tapping reload, but no such shortcut exists in Battlefield, likely because of their desire to make the game 'realistic'.

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Also keep in mind that explosive weapons detonate C4. It is possible (and very handy) to use a shotgun with explosive rounds when you're C4ing things, as this allows you to fire at your C4 to detonate it.

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Pistols can too, but they require more precision – SSumner Feb 6 '13 at 23:04

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