Knife Countering and Invulnerability

In Battlefield 4 a knife counter occurs when you are attacked by a knife from the front. By hitting the right button at the right time you are able to turn the knife on the attacker. However, it’s little known that during such a counter move the person being (initially) attacked become invulnerable to anyone but their attacker. This means that any opposition player is unable, for example, to shoot them – in any other knife attack this is possible. It’s not a bug, however, but how it’s intended to work.

The following is a video I put together to demonstrate. I am twice attacked from a frontal position by people wishing to knife me. Each time I counter them whilst their teammates standby unable to assist. It’s only after the second counter that I am taken down, gunned down by two of them.

The reason for it was explained on Reddit by a member of DICE…

A front knife is risky, you accept that risk when doing it, if you get countered you pay the consequence, the other player gets rewarded.
What good would a knife counter be if it’s still a loss for you as the victim if his buddy can just pop you for his decision to take that risk and failing?

I don’t agree with this, however, and from the responses he received on Reddit nor do others. What are your thoughts on this?

About Darkstorm40
Relatively recent convert to Battlefield but now hooked. Not the best aim or sharpest reflexes but good team player. Hates people complaining unnecessarily and believes you should always offer solutions - yes, I'm looking at all the Battlefield 4 haters. General IT bod during the day and all-round geek at all other times. Owner of

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