I've recently unlocked the EOD bot, and while playing around with it (and being hopelessly ineffectual with it) I've noticed that after I have driven a certain distance away I will return back to first-person view. Running towards the EOD bot will allow me to take control of it again.

How far can I drive an EOD bot away from me before I lose control of it?


I started on an empty server playing Operation Firestorm (conquest large) with a 1 player start, and drove the EOD bot all the way from the US deployment to the RU deployment, and beyond -- to the very edge of the map on the opposite side.

Based on this, I am confident that the range of the EOD bot is effectively infinite, or at least as large as the very largest Battlefield 3 map so far.

So, I'm not sure why you're losing control of the bot, but range is not the reason.

  • I'll have to go back and have another look then. Perhaps it's time related. – user821 Nov 19 '11 at 21:19
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    @Jeff : I'm not sure if this is helpful and informative, or just plain sad! :) It must of taken an AGE to do that. It's bad enough when you have to run from the deployment to the first flag/mcom... – Guy Nov 21 '11 at 12:12
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    @guy science takes work – Jeff Atwood Nov 22 '11 at 1:41
  • @JeffAtwood, I laughed out loud when you told the story on the podcast (#28)! And I completely agree with the point - I hate having to accept answers that are only opinion and you know they don't know the answer for sure. – Tom Hunter Dec 2 '11 at 14:36
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    @Tom, if you don't like accepting such answers, then don't. Nobody's forcing you to accept any answer. – Rob Kennedy Dec 12 '11 at 21:38

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