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As the topic says. How can I counter the knife attack? I've read about it somewhere and saw a video, but I still can't figure out how to counter the knife.

Like to the video:

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  • Likes in Bf3 Someone tryes to knife you If he cant and you press f you will do counter knife
    – user58696
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 7:20
  • I've only managed to counter once, and have been countered. From my one experience it was a context trigger, which popped up on the screen; to mash F. The other times I didn't even get a chance.
    – Neon1024
    Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 9:53
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    IMHO the question that was asked in October 2013 can not be called a duplicate of a question asked in February 2017
    – Novarg
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 7:39
  • Yup, close the other one or merge them.
    – dly
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 8:55
  • 2
    The following meta is relevant: On ending Chronological Oppression with respect to the matter of Question Duplication
    – Schism
    Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 9:07

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From this site it seems that all you have to do is counter it from the front. The video below goes into further detail about it.

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While I couldn't try it myself so far, as far as I know it actually works similar to dropping flares: When you see the knifing animation, try hitting X to attempt countering it. If you time it right, you can knife the person trying to knife you, however I'm not sure how/if the actual attacking angle plays into this (which might be true).

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I have done it a few times now.It can only be done if you turn around mid knife and the counter knife button appears. If you get knifed from behind it doesn't work.

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You have to see the attacker at least in the edge of the screen and the counter prompt comes up. If attacked from behind it can not be countered

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