From time to time, especially when a teammate dies in my immediate proximity, my soldier decides to equip his defibrilator without my say-so. Often, this results in death, as the offender - the one who killed my mate - is still around and shooting at me, while I'm trying to "shoot" him with a defibrilator in hand.

What kind of feature is this, and how do I turn it off?
Obviously, I can't revive a friend when I'm dying, and he wouldn't want to be revived just to die again either.

  • What system version are you playing? This sounds like a setting somewhere or a very particular glitch that I have yet to hear much of.
    – Dupree3
    Apr 14, 2014 at 15:13
  • @Dupree3 I'm playing on the PS4.
    – Nolonar
    Apr 14, 2014 at 17:01
  • Well I'm sorry that you too have bought a system that the company has not made games for -_- alright I'll look into it
    – Dupree3
    Apr 14, 2014 at 17:03
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    I have the same problem, i use a defib, drop a medkit, and hit Triangle (weapon switch buton) and it pulls out my defib again instead of my weapon. very annoying, and likely a bug
    – Quinma
    Apr 14, 2014 at 17:47
  • Looking like a new glitch, must have been caused by the most recent patch. Did not find anything with a decent google search.
    – Dupree3
    Apr 14, 2014 at 20:28

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There is this feature that if you press the use key on a revivable body, you will switch to defib, to a basic revive, and switch back to your weapon again.

Maybe its that? I'm looking for a better source on this, so maybe it can be deactivated.

Reddit source


From the Battlelog forum:

If you press the use button, which is also reload button, over a downed teammate it will defib them and then switch back to weapon

  • I was guessing it was something to do with this "feature" however I didn't realise it reload/use was the same on the PS4.
    – tombull89
    Apr 15, 2014 at 7:20
  • I'm definitely going to have to try this out! That is a great feature.
    – k1DBLITZ
    Apr 15, 2014 at 14:02
  • So I'll just have to avoid reloading over my fallen comrade. It's good to know how the feature works, so it doesn't get me killed :D
    – Nolonar
    Apr 15, 2014 at 14:34
  • I also didn't know that reload and use where the same button on PS4
    – Sentry
    Apr 16, 2014 at 16:51
  • For the record, this does not work in PC mode. Tried with no luck. Apr 24, 2014 at 15:03

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