Despite your fixed viewpoint, your actual position as a target is randomly placed on the battle map. Respawn and you are sent to another random spot…well, sort of.
YOUR POSITION ON THE MAP
Your initial position is set at the beginning of the battle. When you die and respawn, your position changes to a different and random location. Since the game selects the random location, there is no way for you to manually select your position or to take cover. There are a few variables though, that can have some effect on where you spawn.
YOUR RESPAWNING LOCATION
Your respawning placement is NOT always completely random. If you select the RESPAWN BUTTON in less than 4 seconds (on the countdown timer) you will appear within +/- 10 degrees from where you were killed. The longer you wait, the more random your respawn location gets. If you cannot kill 3 people before you are killed again, wait a little longer before you respawn.
There is some gear that has been reported as consistently respawning players to specific zones. (More specifics will be coming as the details are worked out)
Fight the urge to pound the button. Your death is worth MUCH MORE than the bots in points. Popping right back up in front of the enemy crosshairs, you’re giving them an easy high-value kill.