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.

  • I definitely remember that in CoD MW2 you could double tap reload on any weapon and detonate the C4
    – Mike
    Nov 11, 2011 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'.


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.

  • Pistols can too, but they require more precision
    – SSumner
    Feb 6, 2013 at 23:04

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