Battlefield 3 Has Magical Tanks

Illustration for article titled emBattlefield 3/em Has Magical Tanks

I didn't notice this during my time with the game last month, because I was either rolling along blissfully or exploding disgracefully, but EA's upcoming Battlefield 3 has magic tanks.


And they are magic, because they're capable of doing something no actual tank has ever been capable of: healing themselves. Yes, in Battlefield 3 tanks (and any other armoured vehicle for that matter) can, if "lightly damaged", take cover away from enemy fire for a while and, if they don't get hit again, recover their health. Just like the infantry can.


Developers DICE say it's "our way of giving smart non-Engineers a fighting chance to keep his vehicle in the battle", but there'll be some—no doubt those waiting in line back at a spawn point for a tank to blow up—who will be less enthused.

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Beware the Bear

I thought BF3 was going to be the most realistic FPS of all time, BF Fanboys? Even CoD's Killstreaks don't regenerate health.