Usually the best way not to be hit, in Battlefield LIVE, paintball and airsoft, is not to be seen!
If you move carefully and are constantly looking around and listening, you can often spot the enemy before they spot you. The human eye is attracted to movement, so if you stop and hide before the enemy has spotted you, they will not normally see you!
Looking around including behind you is a good skill to get, new players tend to look at the ground in front of them or look forward to where they expect the enemy to be. The enemy however is often not where you expect, so if you have to expect the unexpected.
Keep looking and listening all the time and stay alert! If you do come under fire, your reactions should be this:
Get Down – make yourself small, a small target is harder to see and hit.
Make a move – head for cover as quickly as you can
Find the enemy – you can’t shoot them if you can’t see them!
Watch what the enemy are doing – even if only for a second, if you see them moving to the right, you’re going to need to stop them
Return Fire – Wipe them out!!!
The best cover is often objects such as trees. The bigger the tree trunk the more angles it cuts off and therefore better cover. Anything that blocks light (or casts a shaddow) in Battlefield LIVE can be used as cover. That means you only have to get a little bush or pallet between you and the enemy.
Once the enemy knows where you are, you should try to move as soon as you’re not pinned, sometimes you have to be brave and make a move even under fire.
You never want to be where the enemy expects or knows you to be. Often retreating and approaching the enemy from another direction is better than standing and fighting where you are.