In the explosive, dynamic sandbox that is the Battlefield™ series, it’s always been vital to know what’s in your arsenal. There’s a gun for every situation, a vehicle for every fight, and helpful gadgets to aid your squad in unique ways.
In this post, we’ll go through what you’ll wield, pilot, and utilize when Battlefield™ V launches. At the heart of this is your Company – your personalized collection of soldiers, weapons, and vehicles, earned and improved in your journey through World War 2.
Let’s gear up and see what means you’ll have to master the rock-paper-scissors gameplay of the series’ next installment.
30 Primary Weapons
Depending on what Class you’ll deploy as, you’ll have access to a wide range of weapon types in Battlefield V. In our newly published articles on Classes and Combat Roles, you can discover which of the 30 primary weapons that the Assault, Medic, Support, and Recon Classes can wield.
SMGs and Shotguns are heavily specialized into close range, with the latter even allowing you to sometimes one-hit kill enemies. Assault Rifles are the bigger brother of the SMGs, with better accuracy and damage at range, making them more suited for medium range.
LMGs are optimized for sustained fire. They have worse mobility then Assault Rifles but tend to be a bit more ranged thanks to their bipods. MMGs are heavily specialized to provide the most lethal sustained fire. Their mobility is poor, so make sure to set up on a bipod.
Then there’s the Semi-Automatic Rifles, generally more ranged than assault rifles, but not necessarily long range. The Self-Loading Rifles are mechanically similar; they have a lower rate of fire, but higher damage per shot and a much smaller magazine capacity. Bolt-Action Rifles serve as the sniper rifles of the game. Their rate of fire is low, but they will take out an enemy with one headshot.
Here are the 30 Primary Weapons available when Battlefield V launches.
Light Machine Guns
The base weapons are just the start. With Specializations, you’ll be able to tailor your weapons to cater for your particular play style. As you unlock these Specializations by playing Battlefield V, you can affect how your weapon behaves when it comes to damage, accuracy, hip fire, control, and so on.
Note that this system does not improve your weapon to an ultimate “master of all trades” level. If you decide to add a Specialization that increases fire power, it will not get the bonus of, for instance, stability that another Specialization path would give you. Our design philosophy is that Specializations will never give players an unfair gameplay advantage.
Stay tuned for more details on weapon customization, coming before launch.
In intense shootouts, when there’s no time to reload your main weapon, you may only have a split second to make it out. That’s when you reach for your sidearm. Find your favorite among these reliable pistols and revolvers.
9 Melee Weapons
When ammo needs to be saved, or a loud encounter would be fatal, you need alternatives. Go for the melee win with finessed weapons or blunt, improvised instruments – you'll grab your enemy's Dog Tag if you succeed.
Help out squad mates with crates full of ammo or medical supplies. Or bring mayhem to the enemy team’s soldiers and vehicles with TNT or Tellermines. A clever use of gadgets can rack up tons of points for you – and even win the match for your team.
If the situation is dire – and you have enough Squad Points collected – you can call in mighty Reinforcements. Two dreaded heavy tanks, for instance, or the Rocket Strikes that will send enemies flying and XP your way. Play it tactical and go for the Supply Canister Drops, full of health and ammunition to your team.
5 Stationary and/or Towable Weapons
The battlefield may shape you – but you can bally well shape the battlefield too. Tow an anti-tank gun to a key area of the map or man an AA Gun to bring cocky pilots down to earth.
In Battlefield V, Legendary World War 2 vehicles are waiting for eager players to get behind the wheels or man the cockpits. You can look forward to authentic tanks, halftracks, fighters, bombers, and other vehicles from the era that will let you get around and bring terror to the fighting grounds.
Your arsenal may be powerful, but vehicles don’t make you invincible; watch out for Assault enemies and make sure to bring both ammo and wit when attacking. Study the list below and find your favorite ride.
Grenades and Throwables
We hope you’re looking forward to all this WW2 hardware coming at the Battlefield V premiere. Remember, though: this is just the beginning. More gear will drop as your Battlefield V journey continues, as will more fronts and challenges. We can’t wait to see you make good use of it all.
– Jonas Elfving
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