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[Feature request] Duck / take cover in vehicles
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It'd be nice to be able to duck down in a vehicle, rather then always being shoot through the window, when your have armor on your door.

I have thought about this one alot given some of the circumstances I have encountered, and I believe it this can be practical in use. The ability to duck for cover while inside a vehicle. (depending on the vehicle as well)

The reason for this is when in a vehicle you are pretty vulnrable since you can't move, especially to any gunfire, and since people are more likely to aim for the player in the vehicle. You the player are pretty much a sitting duck.

Natural reaction to gunfire when in a vehicle is to duck for cover (lie down towards to oposite seat), that is if you aren't dead already, but repeated gunfire at the driver seat will pretty much ensure you are dead in seconds without a chance.

My suggestion is to map the prone button (default = Z) to duck for cover. So an example is, if you are in the driver seat, and you duck, you would lie down flat towards the passenger seat, and likewise if you are in the passenger seat, you will lie down flat to the driver seat. You could use this method with all seats, but limited to certain vehicles though as it would make no sense in helicopters, or in the back of transport trucks etc.

This will feel natural and instinctive since it is pretty much natural to do so in reality, but also in arma when under fire, instinctively we would prone... so the Z key would be ideal.


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goldblaze edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 7 2013, 3:53 AM
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goldblaze set Legacy ID to 3161762563.May 7 2016, 11:17 AM

Likely best to limit how much you can duck down though, after all, there isin't a whole lot of space in the hunter for example.

A small bit of head movement may help out!

+1 but DUPE

Edited title for clarity and added description from duplicate ticket.

Roytjb added a subscriber: Roytjb.May 7 2016, 11:17 AM

Something similar is already ingame. You can tilt your head by holding left control + Q/E. If they'd animate the character to act this way, you can use that to duck at a reasonable level

Thanks MadDog. =)


I like it, and the players view should be lowered/tilted 90° too then, making it not possible to see where youre driving (assuming you are driving while getting shot and do this action).

Solution has to be found when driving from 3rd person view, to make it not to unrealistic.

Pretty simple really, just disable any control over the vehicle while ducking, orrr increase the mouse sensitivity to max with slow response, that will ensure an accident, even inn 3rd person.

Val added a subscriber: Val.May 7 2016, 11:17 AM
Val added a comment.Jun 13 2013, 2:09 PM

Nice feature, especially if combined with "firing form vehicles".

I think a simpler solution to 3rd person would be to switch to first-person for the duration of the ducking action.

That could work maybe, or just zoom in far enough that only the vehicle takes up the entire screen, that too could be near impossible to navigate.