Before I start, I should say that I am a long time COD player, new to battlefield. And I am just loving BF3, for the look, the feel, the realism and the rush of the game. Now on to the point.
I hated the thermal scopes in COD, and I positively LOVE them here in BF3. They light enemies up like. . .like. . .like a very bright thing indeed. But I keep coming up with the same problem over and over again.
Sometimes, enemies simply won't appear in my thermal vision.
No, it's not a range issue. No, it's not a black SpecOps camo issue. I can be five feet from someone, staring right at them, and they simply won't appear. Not at all. Even as a dingy outline. Go back to hip-fire, there. Back to thermal, gone.
I walked into a room on Sienne Crossing, during a rush game, trying to disarm the B objective on the third push-back. Came up to the room, swept it with my thermal scope to be certain nobody was hiding, ran in, and promptly got shot in the back for my troubles. I didn't miss the corners. They weren't behind a crate. They just didn't appear, and I stopped paying attention once I thought they weren't there, running straight for B.
The worst part is there were TWO of them, and NEITHER showed up. I just can't fugure this out. Is it a glitch? A hack? What?