IED's are a real problem in HC. If you hear the beep there is a 0% chance of escaping. I've been killed by them when they've been quite a distance from where I was stood.
Sure you can equip Sit Rep(blast shield does nothing in HC) but it's a pain having to use that on every single class you have.
Just last night I saw Riley take a full blast from a IED, whimper & get up & run away. Tell me that IED is OP or is it Riley that's OP? I think it's Riley, imho.
But no way is the IED OP'd. Quite the opposite I think. You need to pretty much be about 2-3 feet away from it to take the full blast. Otherwise you only take damage. Trust me...I know...I use it all the time!!
I just havent been able to figure out the timing for the beeping yet. I've been using an all-out sp[eed/stealth class and sometimes I hear it I can run right through them with only minimal damage. Other times I hear the warning and get killed immediately. Watching the killcam, it seems that I trigger them from different distances every time. It may be lag ... idk.
I will agree Riley is much more of an issue. I'm thinking about chamnging my gt to "Hundefutter"..... has a nice ring to it eh?