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IDProjectCategoryExploit/GlitchLast Update
0004616Battlefield 1BalancingNo2017-11-16 14:40
Reporterbunny 
SeverityMajorReproducibilityAlways 
Status ReviewedResolutionOpen 
PlatformPCOSWindows 
Product VersionUpdate 12102017 - October Update 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0004616: Cavalry Unlisted Health Nerf
DescriptionCavalry Foot Soldier seems to have no armor and takes full (or seemingly more) damage. No patch notes listing this as intentional.
Steps To ReproduceSimply play as cavalry on foot. Damage seems to be the same as infantry and/or sometimes more.

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TrackerBugger

2017-10-14 01:30

User
  ~0005430

Last edited: 2017-10-14 01:30

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It feels like you take much more damage than normal infantry now.
This makes the cavalry class useless now.

bunny

2017-10-21 19:04

User
  ~0005528

Last edited: 2017-10-22 14:32

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Attached Short 1-2 shot death . Audio Overwritten for Privacy Reasons

https://youtu.be/8aZOSrK6RXQ

General Disarray

2017-11-14 02:52

User
  ~0005647

Hey, I can confirm this. It doesn't seem that cavalry on foot has any health bonus anymore. I thought I missed a nerf, but couldn't find anything, but good to see that I am not the only one noticing it.

So what does "Reviewed" mean? Was it reviewed and could not be confirmed? Or is it still being reviewed? (I am new to this bug tracker)

General Disarray

2017-11-16 00:13

User
  ~0005660

Last edited: 2017-11-16 00:28

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Hello again,

here are some recordings for illustration:

https://youtu.be/FdtLDDqKsSQ
https://youtu.be/A_T8Lv7ySvM
https://youtu.be/ClO19MmYu5g

By the way, maybe the health on horse is also reduced. It is difficult to tell without proper testing because when people firing on cavalry on the ride they usually hit both, the rider and the horse. You may check this too.

docholiday332

2017-11-16 06:47

User
  ~0005661

Can confirm this, a response from a dev would be great like other bug reports.

General Disarray

2017-11-16 12:21

User
  ~0005662

Yes, what about a note from a dev/moderator? Are you investigating this? This was reported over a month ago...

I will encourage other players/cavalryman to come here, maybe they listen when more players complain.

General Disarray

2017-11-16 14:40

User
  ~0005665

Okay so since no dev so far felt obliged to shed some light into darkness, here is what I found after extensive research:

https://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield_live/comments/70wquo/onfoot_armour_removal_for_the_cavalry_class/
https://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield_live/comments/6w0rg4/cavalry_grievances/

FIRSTLY, it seems there were changes made that were not listed in the patch notes, which totally sucks!

Here are some statements of devs, or at least people with "DICE" tag:

"There was a change to how much damage is taken so limbs took less damage and chest did more damage. We undid the change to the chest so that will go back to the way it was before. Taking less limb damage will remain which means overall you should take less damage if you spawned on the horse. That change won't be in The name of the Tsar patch but the patch after that."

Doesn't seem to be true to be honest, maybe they changed their mind before implementing this?

Also:
"The reason for this change is mainly so we can increase the armor of a cavalryman on horseback without making them tougher than an elite when on foot.
On foot you're much less exposed, and it's easier to pick up your own bandages. The armor can already make it frustrating to face a cavalryman on foot.
On horseback you're a much easier to hit target, and much less agile. More armor would be great there, but when it also applies on foot as well it's problematic. Activating the armor only when on horseback means we can make cavalry stronger on horseback than on foot, and it means we can make the armor stronger than it ever was before."