How can I more consistently pop enemies into the air as a soldier?

Now that I (finally) have The Reserve Shooter I’ve become interested in aerials, the ability to launch an unsuspecting player into the air and then do horrible mini-crit related things to them before they land.

A few minutes experimentation reveals that I’m very bad at it. Specifically, I can consistently get dingalings when using the rocket launcher or the black box, but the hits don’t seem to result in the enemy launching waaaaaay up in the air so that I can perforate them with the Reserve Shooter.

What can I do to increase the chances that my rockets will pop enemies into the air?


While it won’t provide a full and technical explanation about how to pop enemies into the air, this video shows (in a pretty accurate way) how to do so, using the rocket launcher:

The technique is basically to aim at the enemie’s feet. The lighter the enemy is, the easier he’ll fly away (you know who I’m talking about). And if you are lucky enough and hit the enemy while he’s jumping, he will even fly higher.

Also, as for many other games, watching replays might help to catch the technique. There’s a bunch of fragmovies and replays where you’ll see the soldier in action, helping you to understand how to improve your soldier’s air-popping skill. I’d recommand you that one and this one where this particular technique takes a good part (among others).

There are also videos about the Reserve Shooter’s gameplay.

Source : Link , Question Author : Steve V. , Answer Author : Anto

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