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USAF Buddy Drag

USAF personnel performing the buddy drag during SABC training

Buddy drag is a form of action taken to drag causalities out of danger to a safer location to administer medical attention. This helps prevent further harm to the causality as well as the person attempting first-aid. Additionally this is done to recover the bodies of the deceased to safety. It does have a few disadvantages, however. Since the action requires physically dragging someone without assistance, it may be difficult if only done by one person. It also poses a great risk of the responder becoming another causality.


Battlefield 3Edit

BF3 Buddy Drag

Blackburn dragging an injured Chaffin to safety

Buddy drag is a feature seen in the singleplayer of Battlefield 3. Towards the beginning of Operation Swordbreaker, Jack Chaffin is shot by a PLR sniper and immediately dragged to safety by Henry Blackburn.


Battlefield VEdit

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The subject of this article, Buddy Drag, has been cut from the final version of a Battlefield game.


Buddy drag was a new gameplay mechanic that was intended to be added to Battlefield V. It was planned to allow downed players to be drag downed teammates to a safer location where they could then be successfully Revived or Buddy Revived. The dragging player would be prevented from utilizing any weapons while doing so, though the process could be cancelled at any time.

Despite the feature appearing in the Reveal Trailer, it was never added to the retail version of the game. It was decided that the feature would require new complex and lengthy animations be created to fully realise the feature, and that this length would negatively impact core gameplay by making reviving seem slow and unresponsive. Buddy Dragging was officially announced as being cut on March 25th 2019. [1]

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