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Battlefield V is a first-person shooter developed by Swedish game developer DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a main series entry in EA's large-scale Battlefield FPS series, and is the third entry to be set chiefly in World War 2 (the first since Battlefield: 1943).
The following weapons appear in the video game Battlefield V:
Like in previous Battlefield games, players can select one from four classes:
- The Assault class uses select-fire and fast-firing semi-automatic rifles, as well as utilize explosives for anti-tank and infantry.
- The Medic class uses submachine guns and fast-cycling bolt-action carbines, and revive teammates other than squad members (other classes can revive squad members only). They also carry an infinite amount of pouches for self-healing.
- The Support class uses light machine guns, medium machine guns that require bipods, and shotguns.
- The Recon class, returning from Battlefield 4, uses slow-cycling bolt-action rifles, slower semi-automatic rifles (the latter are referred to as "self-loading rifles"), pistol carbines and anti-materiel rifles.
These four classes are also fleshed out with the introduction of "Combat Roles", allowing players to customize their skills of each class for fulfilling niche roles (e.g. the Support class can use the "Engineer" combat role, with increased fortification-building capabilities).
In Battlefield V, weapon customization has been expanded on since Battlefield 1. The weapon variant system is removed, replaced with an upgrade tree. Weapon finishes are now split into multiple parts, and can change the physical appearance of the weapon as well as its finish.
Because of how the multiplayer maps and singleplayer levels span across a wide array of specific time periods across World War II, and the fact that there is no map, faction, or chronology-based restrictions for player loadouts, only major anachronisms will be noted on this page.
The Colt M1911A1 is one of the sidearms in the game. In singleplayer, an M1911 is used by the machine gunner in the final scene of "My Country Calling", and Billy Bridger carries one as his sidearm in the "Under No Flag" War story. A suppressed version is also available in the Nordlys War Story. Like in Battlefield 1, the hammer never moves and stays in the cocked position.
The FP-45 Liberator is the last sidearm unlocked, at rank 19 of any class. It serves as a joke weapon much like BF1's Kolibri pistol. It is even harder to use than the Kolibri, since not only does the Liberator deal limited damage, it is also single-shot with an extremely long and convoluted reload (much like the real weapon). While it starts out with a sensible four rounds in reserve, resupplying brings it up to fifty - somewhat reasonable if not for the fact that the reload animation shows the new round being taken from the grip compartment, which is obviously too small to fit fifty rounds.
The Luger P08 returns from Battlefield 1. The top of the pistol is marked with the manufacturer's code "S/42", which corresponds to Mauser-made P08s, and the year 1908. Like in Battlefield 1, it does not lock back on the last shot, instead repeating the standard firing animation with the toggle assembly going forward, with the toggle assembly then magically locking back, despite the fact that all other pistols had this error fixed.
A rare Luger Carbine with a Trommelmagazin 08 snail drum magazine was added in the seventh week of the "Trial By Fire" chapter as a primary weapon for the Recon class, under the category "Pistol Carbine". It is also distinguished by the P08's absence of a grip safety, a feature of modern-produced Luger carbines. To balance the high capacity, the reload animation is slower than in BF1. It can somewhat bizarrely fit short-range scopes; to accomplish this without preventing the weapon's short-recoil mechanism from working, these are attached to the side of the handguard instead of the barrel, removing the original rear sight in the process.
M1917 Trench Carbine
The M1917 Trench Carbine will be added in the "Defying the Odds" chapter.
The Ruby is a secondary option in the game, unlocked at Rank 1 of any class. It fires at 449 RPM, the fastest of all sidearms, but is hampered by a lower damage output. A Ruby pistol is Deme Cisse's backup weapon in the "Tirailleur" War Story.
The Steyr M1912 returns from Battlefield 1, again as the "Repetierpistole M1912". The non-empty reload animation is updated from the previous game; the player character orients the pistol to the left and catches ejected rounds in his left palm instead of dumping them away, explaining how they're kept. Unlike the M1911 (and like the P38 and Mk VI), the hammer actually moves, though gameplay requirements mean that it does this after a shot has been fired.
A Walther P38 pistol is the starter sidearm in Battlefield V. In "The Last Tiger" War Story, Peter Müller uses one in gameplay as his sidearm. The game correctly portrays the P38 ejecting its casings to the left.
Webley Mk VI
The Webley Mk VI returns from Battlefield 1 as the "Mk VI Revolver". It is unlocked at Rank 15 of any class and has the highest damage output of any sidearm.
The Welrod Pistol appears in the Chapter 4 trailer. It appears to be a hybrid of both models, having the front sight near the muzzle like the Mark II, but having a trigger guard like the Mark I.
Beretta Model 38A
The Beretta Model 38A was added in the twelfth week of the Trial By Fire chapter as the "MAB 38". It comes with 20-round magazines as default, but can be upgraded to use 30-round magazines with a specialization.
The MAB 38 introduces a new weapon detail to the series, with the bolt actually staying dropped forward when the gun is entirely out of ammo, which persists even when switching through other weapons/gadgets (unlike other weapons). The system is slightly buggy when the weapon does have ammo left however, as the MAB 38's bolt sometimes appears closed when it shouldn't be. This happens when switching from certain gadgets (SMLE launcher, build tool, throwing a grenade), but the issue can be fixed by switching to other items (sidearm, medkit) or by performing an empty reload.
The BSA Welgun, a crude SMG developed by the British Special Operations Executive, is yet to be added in multiplayer. So far, only dog tags confirm its existence in the game.
The Erma EMP is unlocked at rank 13 of the Medic class. It fires at an odd 568 RPM, and the foregrip can be visually modified with vertical grips from other period weaponry.
The Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II (an improved version of the Bergmann MP18 Submachine Gun) is unlocked at rank 10 of the Medic class. The weapon by default uses 30 round magazines, but can be upgraded to use 50 round magazines from the Lanchester and fires at 670 RPM, on the faster end of the SMG spectrum.
The British copy of the Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II, the Lanchester Mk.I, is yet to be added to multiplayer. Only dog tags confirm its appearance in game. Files indicate that the Lanchester fires at 600 RPM and is the direct opposite of the MP28, as the Lanchester favors aiming down sights unlike the MP28.
The MP40 is unlocked at rank 6 of the Medic class. It is almost identical to the Sten, both have an RPM of 540 and similar damage models, but the MP40 has lesser control than the Sten. Some of the barrel cosmetic options remove the resting plate under the barrel, a feature of the MP41.
The M1928A1 Thompson is unlocked at rank 20 of the Medic class. By default it has a 20-round magazine, but can be upgraded with a 50-round drum magazine. An M1928A1 with a 30-round drum magazine (identical to the multiplayer's 50-round drum) is the starting weapon for Billy Bridger in the "Under No Flag" War Story (though he uses a Sten in cutscenes), and many of the American soldiers in "The Last Tiger" story carry Thompsons with either the drum or stick mags (the latter holding 30 rounds). It was originally inaccurately portrayed as full-auto only, but a semi-auto mode was added in the "Lightning Strikes" update.
The cutts compensator of the M1928A1 Thompson is used as a visual modification to the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
Patchett Machine Carbine
The predecessor to the Sterling, the Patchett Mk I, is yet to be added to multiplayer, and is only confirmed in three dog tags.
Sten Mk II
The Sten Mk II is used by the Medic class at Rank 0; in an extreme rarity for video games and media in general, its name is in all-caps, as it is an acronym. It makes a distinct metallic sound when firing owing to its sheet-metal construction. In the singleplayer campaign, it anachronistically appears in the 1940 part of the level "My Country Calling", one year before it was produced. The integrally-suppressed Mk II(S) variant appears in the Tirailleur campaign.
The Steyr MP34 is another SMG in BFV, unlocked at Medic Rank 16. It fires at a relaxed 514 RPM and has a usable fire selector and uses 20-round magazines by default, but can be upgraded to either have a RPM of 599 or use 32-round magazines on the third level of the specialization tree. On the fourth level, it can equip a bayonet, and is the only SMG that can do so from the base game's array.
The Suomi KP/-31 is the second available SMG for the Medic class with a 20 round stick magazine and a usable fire selector. On the third rank it can be upgraded with a 50 quad-stack "coffin" magazine. The Suomi has the highest rate of fire for the SMGs, with 770 RPM (981 RPM when specialized).
The ZK-383 was added to multiplayer in the first week of the "Lightning Strikes" chapter, as an SMG for the Medic class. By default, it has a 30-round box magazine and fires at 514 RPM, but can be upgraded to have a larger 40-round box magazine, or a faster rate-of-fire of 720 RPM.
The Browning Auto-5 returns from Battlefield 1 with the same "12g Automatic" name, now used by the Support class. Due to the introduction of the Specialization Tree, it is now possible to have a combination of both slugs and extended magazine tube on this weapon. The reload animation has been updated to correctly show the user holding the bolt release button with his left hand while reloading, as is necessary on pre-1950s Browning A-5 shotguns.
M30 Luftwaffe Drilling
The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling is a Support class primary weapon, unlocked at Rank 13. It is the fastest of all currently available shotguns at 200 RPM (225 with the Trigger Job specialization). In real life the left barrel was used to fire slugs, but in the game both barrels fire buckshot. Like in Call of Duty: WWII, the Drilling's rifle barrel can be used as an ersatz sniper rifle, dealing similar damage figures to the Recon's bolt-action rifles.
A player character in the "The Company" trailer can be seen holding a Sjögren shotgun. The shotgun is currently not present in BFV.
Winchester Model 1897
The Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun returns from Battlefield 1 for the Support class, and was given to all players for free from December 19, 2018 to January 3, 2019. As in BF1, it cannot be chamberloaded and only holds 5 rounds instead of 5+1. It is the slowest firing shotgun in the game at 100 RPM, much slower than it was in the previous game, and also cannot be slamfired (again unlike its appearance in BF1). However, it can be upgraded to fire slugs, which none of the variants in BF1 could do.
A bayonet can be equipped at rank 4.
In Battlefield V, stripper clip-loaded weapons are realistically affected by the use of scopes; equipping a scope will block the magazine and prevent the use of stripper clips for reloading (an issue that Battlefield 1 side-stepped by side-mounting all scopes). The sole exception in this category is the AG-42 Ljungman, whose charging mechanism prohibits the use of receiver-mounted scopes.
Semi-automatic rifles issued to the Assault class appear under the “Semi-Auto Rifle” designation while semi-automatic rifles issued to the Recon class are labeled as “Self-Loading Rifles.” While ultimately just two different terms for the same type of rifle, the former name differentiates the Assault's rifles from its full-auto rifles, while the latter name differentiates the Recon's rifles from its manually-operated rifles.
The Ag m/42 was added as an Assault self-loading rifle with the fourth week of the "Overture" chapter. It fires at 450 RPM and deals the same damage as the M1A1 Carbine, and like the Gewehr 43, it can be upgraded to accept detachable magazines. The animation for non-empty reloading without detachable magazines accurately shows the safety switch being pressed before operating the bolt, as disregarding the safety can lead to finger injuries.
Breda M1935 PG
The Breda M1935 PG appears in the Close Quarters promotional art. It is unknown if the Breda will be exclusive to the Close-Quarters maps or will be used in the base multiplayer.
The second pattern FG 42 is categorized as an LMG and used by the Support class at Rank 16. It has the lowest capacity of all LMGs in the base game, and has the highest vertical recoil kick. It can also mount a bayonet, though the bayonet is not shown in the stowed position when not equipped.
The pressed steel dovetail "Schwalbenschwanz" mount, which in reality was intended to mount a ZF4 scope to the 1st pattern FG 42, is used to mount various sights to different weapons. The stock of the 1st version is also available as a cosmetic option. The FG 42 muzzle is used as a visual modification to the "muzzle" component of other weapons.
The Gewehr 43 is a self-loading rifle available in the game, unlocked by the Assault class at Rank 1. By default, the rifle is reloaded with stripper clips and loose rounds (like its predecessor), but can be upgraded to reload via separate magazines. It is anachronistic by one year to the campaign level "Under No Flag", which is set in 1942.
Two versions of the Volkssturmgewehr are featured as Assault primaries. The first is the rare, experimental select-fire version (of disputed existence), featured as the "Sturmgewehr 1-5"; the second is the much more common (and verifiably existing) semi-auto only version, featured as the "Gewehr 1-5". Their names in the files are "Gustloff AR" and "Gustloff", respectively. The select-fire and semi-auto versions are featured as the starting weapon and the final weapon unlock, respectively, for the Assault class in the multiplayer mode.
The select fire variant fires at 670 RPM, and is statistically identical to the Sturmgewehr 44, while its semi-automatic variant fires at 360 RPM, and has the highest capacity of all semi-automatic rifles in the base game.
It is a bizarre choice as a release weapon; the release multiplayer maps are all set in the early war during the Fall of Europe, while the Volkssturmgewehr was made during the final years of WWII as a last-ditch weapon.
Kbsp wz. 38M
The Polish Kbsp wz. 38M was added in the third week of the "Defying the Odds" chapter as a semi-auto rifle for the Assault class, called the "Karabin 1938M" ("Karabin" being Polish for "carbine", and what the "Kb" in "Kbsp" stands for). Unlike the other stripper-clip fed semi-auto rifles in the Assault class that allow detachable magazines via specialization, the Kbsp's magazine is fixed, and cannot be removed through any in-game means. It fires at 300 RPM, 60 RPM slower than the Gewehr 43, and has two chambering animations: one for empty reloads that uses the trigger to close the bolt akin to the ZH-29, and one for tactical reloads that uses the charging handle.
The prototype Luger rifle returns from Battlefield 1 as a Recon primary, added with the third week of the "Overture" chapter. It is again named the "Selbstlader 1906", and fires at a slower 164 RPM, which is 135 RPM (58%) slower than in BF1, but the BFV version can kill in one less bullet than BF1's incarnation. It can be equipped with a bipod from the first specialization slot, but it cannot mount a bayonet. Unlike its appearance in Battlefield 1 (and unlike its pistol counterpart in both games) the toggle assembly correctly locks back on the final shot.
The M1A1 Carbine is used by the Assault class, unlocked at Rank 5. It is the fastest of all semi-auto rifles at 450 RPM (tied with the Ljungman), and thirty-round magazines can be unlocked for the Carbine as an upgrade tree option. Unlike the M1A1 Carbine in Battlefield Hardline, the stock is always unfolded and is now modeled to face the correct side. It also mounts the conical flash hider by default, which was an actual attachment in Hardline.
Some soldiers in promotional art for the game wield M1 Carbines with solid stocks, though none appear in the current game.
The M1 Garand will be added in Chapter 5.
An M2 Carbine with a metal heatshield appears in the Chapter 4 trailer.
The MAS-44 was added as an Assault class semi-automatic rifle in the second week of the "Lightning Strikes" chapter. It fires at 360 RPM, and can either be loaded with loose rounds and clips, or upgraded to use detachable magazines. Statistics-wise, it is similar to the Turner SMLE.
Mauser Selbstlader M1916
All of the reload animations are done with the right hand, unlike in the previous game.
Remington Model 8
The .35 Remington version of the Remington Model 8 returns from Battlefield 1, unlocked at Recon Rank 1. When a scope is equipped, it blocks the stripper clip guide. Some of the Armory images of weapon skins on rifle show it with the extended magazine of the .25 version that was in the previous game.
The Ribeyrolles 1918 Automatic Carbine returns from Battlefield 1 for the Assault class, given to all players for free from December 17, 2018 to January 3, 2019.
While having the slowest fire rate of all assault rifles at 540 RPM (10 RPM slower than BF1), it is the most accurate of them all because of its bipod.
R.S.C. Mle 1917
The R.S.C. Mle 1917 semi-automatic Rifle returns from Battlefield 1, available at Recon Rank 16. Its damage figures are identical from its BF1 predecessor, both capable of two-shot kills, but the BFV counterpart is 26 RPM faster than BF1.
The Sturmgewehr 44 is available for the Assault class at Rank 13. It fires at 600 RPM.
In the campaign, it is anachronistically featured in the chapters "Under No Flag", set in 1942, and "Nordlys", set in 1943.
The "Mint" and "Gold Plated" iron sight customization options give it the barrel assembly of the MKb 42(H); this does not change the weapon animations in any way and it remains closed-bolt.
The recoil spring is also wrongly rendered in line with the piston which is incorrect as original StG have their recoil spring below in line with the bolt.
Turner SMLE Conversion
The prototype semi-auto conversion for the SMLE by Russell J. Turner appears as an Assault class weapon, unlocked at Rank 10. By default, it reloads via charger clips and individual rounds, but it can be upgraded to allow the standard 10-round magazine to be swapped during reloads or use a WWI-era 20-round trench magazine (which in reality is detachable like the 10-rounder, but not in this game), the same one used in the last game's Howell Automatic Rifle.
Winchester Model 1907
The French WWI-service select-fire converted Winchester Model 1907 returns from BF1 as the "M1907 SF". Its full-auto cyclic rate of fire has been increased to its historic rate of 770 RPM, which is balanced with lower lethality than its BF1 counterpart (25 max - 17 min damage, compared to 42 - 23, which translates to requiring at least one or two more shots to kill than in BF1), and prior to the Lightning Strikes update, a smaller 15-round magazine as default, with 20-round magazines locked behind a specialization in the spec tree. The latter is no longer true as the 20-round magazine has been made the default and only magazine available for the weapon, which conveniently fixes the (now former) issue of the 15-round magazine using the visual model of a 10-rounder.
The ZH-29 is unlocked for the Recon class at rank 10. It has a 5-round capacity and as with the other semi-automatic rifles, it reloads with stripper clips and loose ammo by default but can be upgraded to reload by replacing the magazines.
Three kinds of bolt-action rifles are available in the game. "Bolt-Action Rifles" are slow-firing rifles available to the Recon class, effective at medium to long range sniping, "Anti-Materiel Rifles", also available to the Recon class, can damage vehicles, but require being in the prone position to fire, similar to the T-Gewehr in BF1, and "Bolt-Action Carbines", available to the Medic class, have faster fire rates than the other types, but can only fit scopes up to 3x magnification.
Arisaka Type 99
An Arisaka Type 99 short rifle with a bent bolt handle is seen in the Chapter 4 trailer.
Boys MKI Anti-Tank Rifle
The Boys anti-tank rifle was added in the ninth week of the "Trial by Fire" chapter as a primary weapon for the Recon class. It is by far the most powerful primary weapon in the game, capable of one-shot kills to the torso up to 100 meters away and minor damage to vehicles (the Armor Piercing Composite Rigid projectiles specialization can improve this somewhat), but is incredibly slow to fire at 22 RPM (26 with the Machined Bolt specialization) and requires the bipod to be deployed to aim down sights.
Carcano M91 TS Carbine with attached Tromboncino M28
A Carcano M91 TS Carbine with an attached Tromboncino M28 grenade launcher (named "M28 con Tromboncino") was added in the sixth week of the "Trial by Fire" chapter as a primary weapon for the Medic class. Unlike its Battlefield 1 predecessor, the M91 TS fires at a rate of 93 RPM (20 RPM faster than BF1's), and does less damage (only being capable of a two-shot kill). The grenades can deal damage to vehicles, mimicking the High Explosive Grenade Rifle from BF1.
De Lisle Carbine
The De Lisle Carbine appears in the game as the "Commando Carbine". Originally it was exclusive to the singleplayer campaign's stealth sections, but was added to multiplayer for the Medic class in the fourth week of the "Trial by Fire" chapter. In the singleplayer campaign, it is incorrectly depicted as having a magazine capacity of 6+1; the multiplayer corrects this to the proper 7+1. The multiplayer De Lisle also has a much faster fire rate than the singleplayer version at 93 RPM (109 with the "Machined Bolt" specialization), making it the fastest bolt-action weapon in the game.
The Karabiner 98k is a Recon class weapon found in BFV, available at Rank 20. It is the slowest bolt action rifle at 49 RPM.
Its scope options include iron sights, ZF4 scope (Medium Scope), ZF42 scope (Long Scope), and an aperture sight (other weapons use these scopes as well). The ZF4 scope is mounted with a late war Swept-Back style sniper mount similar to the Kar98k rifles made by J. P. Sauer and Sohns at the very end of WWII, which saw very limited use before the war ended.
Some German soldiers use the Kar98K in the singleplayer. The Senegalese colonial troops alternate between holding these and the Ross rifle in cutscenes of the "Tirailleur" War Story. A suppressed version is available in the Nordlys, Under No Flag, and Tirailleur chapters.
The Kar98k bayonet is available as a melee weapon after completing an assignment for the German Elite Ernst Schubert.
The Krag-Jørgensen M1894 is unlocked by the Recon at Rank 13. It deals the lowest body damage of all bolt-action rifles, but has one of the highest muzzle velocities.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III
Some unusable Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles are seen on the shooting range.
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1* is the starter Recon rifle in Battlefield V. It can mount various scopes despite not being a Mk.I(T) model, though several of the stock customization options give it a Mk.I(T) stock.
It is the fastest bolt-action rifle at 72 RPM (84 RPM when specialized), but is hampered by a slow muzzle velocity at 500 m/s.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is seen during the intro of "My Country Calling", shown on a memorial statue and in a flashback to the end of the Battlefield 1 level "Storm of Steel". Unusable G98s can be seen on the shooting range.
The Panzerbüchse 39 will be added to multiplayer in Chapter 4.
Ross Mk III
Bizarrely, the Ross Mk III is seen used by French troops in most of the cutscenes of the "Tirailleur" war story, but is unusable in gameplay. Towards the end, Deme picks up one in a first-person cutscene, but it morphs into the Turner SMLE once control is given over to the player. The Tirailleur riflemen use the Lee-Enfield No. 4 in actual gameplay instead. A more accurate rifle for the Senegalese colonial troops would have been either the MAS-36 or the Lebel 1886 from the previous game, or even the RSC 1917.
The Ross was added in multiplayer as a Recon primary in the seventh week of the "Lightning Strikes" chapter. It fires at 64 RPM, 6 RPM faster than the Mannlicher, another straight-pull bolt action rifle, and deals the same damage figures as the Lee-Enfield.
Steyr Mannlicher M1895/30
The Steyr Mannlicher M1895 returns from Battlefield 1 in period-appropriate form as the M95/30 variant. Unlike its World War I incarnation, the Mannlicher fires at only 58 RPM, and the reload animation reflects lessons learned from the Carcano M1891 Carbine from Battlefield 1, with the enbloc clip pulled out first before inserting a new one when three or less shots have been fired. The clip is correctly absent when reloading on the fourth shot whereas it was still ejected in BF1 despite both games having the correct audio for the clip dropping out of the magazine.
In the singleplayer, it can be found often at weapon crates and caches as a scoped sniper rifle, and is used by elite enemy snipers that show off scope glint when in use.
Winchester Model 1895 (Russian Contract)
Unusable Winchester Model 1895 rifles appear at the shooting range.
Machine Guns in Battlefield V are divided into two categories: Light Machine Guns and Medium Machine Guns. The two categories don't necessarily reflect the real-life weapon categories, but instead reflect gameplay features: LMGs do not overheat and have smaller capacities, and can aim down sights like other weapons. MMGs have much larger capacities, can overheat, and cannot aim down sights while being carried by hand, requiring use of bipods to aim down sights.
The overheating animation is depicted more realistically compared to Battlefield 1 for the most part, where instead of the Support soldier giving the charging handle a quick rack to "clear the heat", they will instead replace the quick-change barrel. However, the Vickers K, the Darne M1922, MG34 (when equipped with the optional saddle drum magazines), and the S2-200 still use the charging handle heat-clearing animation, as the first two lack a quick-change barrel, though the latter two have overheat thresholds that are higher than the amount of ammunition contained within their respective magazines and thus will never play the animation.
In the current version of the game, the KE7, Bren Gun, FG42, Lewis Gun, and LS/26 are placed in the LMG category. The MG 34 and 42, as well as the Vickers K, Darne M1922, and the S2-200 are in the MMG category.
Bren Mk 1
The Bren Mk 1 is a Support LMG, unlocked at Rank 8. It fires at 514 RPM and has the same damage output as the Lewis Gun. Some customization options give it the barrel and sight assembly or stock of the Mark 2 model.
The Bren muzzle is also used as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of other weapons.
The Browning M1919A4 with a stock will apparently appear in Chapter 5.
Chauchat Mle 1915
The Chauchat Mle 1915 Light Machine Gun returns from Battlefield 1. Currently, it is only usable in the "Tirailleur" singleplayer War Story, as well as the Combined Arms game mode following the "Lightning Strikes" update. In Tirailleur, it is Deme's primary weapon despite him wielding bolt-action rifles in the story's cutscenes. A few of the other colonial soldiers in the story also carry Chauchat machine guns. In his narration, Deme alludes to its use when he describes their weapons as inferior and "not up to the job."
The Chauchat is planned to be made available for multiplayer in the Tides of War service. It can also be found on a weapon crate in the "Harbor Headquarters" co-op mission.
Darne machine gun
The Darne machine gun was added in the fourth week of the "Lightning Strikes" chapter as the "M1922 MG", in the MMG category. It fires at 770 RPM (lower than the real weapon's 1200 RPM) and uses 150 round belts by default, but can be upgraded to either fire at 900 RPM or use 250 round belts.
The Finnish Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 was added on the fifth week of the "Trial By Fire" chapter as an LMG for the Support class. Its 20-round capacity and 600 RPM rate of fire puts it in-between the KE7 and the FG42: faster than the former, but slower than (and with the same capacity as) the latter.
The Lewis Gun LMG returns from Battlefield 1 for the Support class at Rank 10. Statistics wise, it is similar to the Bren Gun, but the Bren is more controllable. It can be fitted with a 97-round extended magazine (which is now fully modeled unlike Battlefield 1's Lewis Gun Suppressive). With the extended magazine, the standard iron sights are changed to a simpler ring sight akin to an AA sight.
The default Lewis Gun has its barrel cooling shroud taken off and mounts the horizontal foregrip from a Thompson, but the original barrel shroud is included in many of the barrel customizations.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle will be added in Chapter 5.
Madsen machine gun
A shortened version of the Madsen machine gun appears in the Chapter 4 trailer.
Maxim MG 08/15
Unusable Maxim MG08/15s are seen on the shooting range.
The MG34 is the first medium machine gun unlocked, at Rank 1 of the Support class. It fires at 670 RPM, which is correct as the early MG34 has selectable fire rates in its pistol grip. The Light Bolt specialization bumps the fire rate up to 770 RPM, and it can also be fitted with a 100 round belt or a 75-round Patronentrommel drum. The latter removes the top cover and has a faster reload time.
It overheats at 50 rounds when using a belt. Overheating the gun triggers a barrel change animation that shows the receiver pulled sideways and the glowing hot barrel replaced with a cooler one. There is a separate overheating animation for the gun with the saddle drum, wherein the charging handle is used to "clear the heat". However, it will never play within the game itself as the "chrome lining" (slower overheat) spec is a pre-requisite for the drum mag specialization; "Chrome Lining" raises the overheat threshold to 76 continuous rounds, meaning it's impossible to overheat the gun when using the 75-round magazine.
The MG42 is a medium machine gun unlocked at Support Rank 20, It fires at 981 RPM (1200 RPM with Light Bolt specialization), making it the most uncontrollable gun yet fast to kill enemies when the bipod is deployed. It can handle 50 or 250 round belts depending on specialization equipped. When overheated, the player character uses a used brass casing to pull the hot barrel out and replace it with a new one.
The icon for the MG42 depicts it with a belt drum equipped, but in-game it can only use fifty-round (or 250-round with the appropriate specialization) belts.
A special post-1943 muzzle brake for the MG42, shown in the book Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 57, April 1945, is available as the "Gold Plated" visual modification of the "muzzle" component of the MG42. Other weapons also have it available as a muzzle option.
The SIG KE7 light machine gun is used by the Support class at Rank 0. Seeing as the KE7 fires from an open bolt and also locks open when empty, the KE7's tactical and empty reloads are entirely identical, as there is never any need to touch the charging handle.
The Austrian/Swiss made Steyr-Solothurn S2-200 was added in the first week of the "Defying the Odds" chapter as an MMG for the Support class, despite the real weapon being an LMG. Its 30-round capacity puts it beside the Bren Gun, and its 770 RPM puts it near the MG34 (or the M1922 at 900 RPM with a specialization), but its MMG categorization forces the user to deploy the bipod. It is also the only MMG that cannot overheat.
The version modeled is actually the 31.M, used by Hungary, most notably differing by being chambered in 8x56mmR Steyr instead of 7.92x57mm Mauser. This makes the 30-round capacity incorrect, as it should only hold 25 rounds; it also should not share identical damage with the 7.92mm Mauser MGs, but does.
The ground troop version of the Vickers K machine gun (Vickers G.O. No.2 Mk.1 Land Service) was added in the first week of the "Overture" chapter as a MMG. It is called the VGO (Vickers Gas Operated), and fires from a 60-round drum magazine at 830 RPM, slightly lower than the real 900 RPM, but can be upgraded to 981 RPM, or upgraded with a 100-round extended magazine. Unlike the reference image, the in-game weapon uses AA sights and can be equipped with the stock of the mounted version.
The Leuchtpistole can be used by the Recon class as a spotting flare to locate enemies. Unlike in Battlefield 1 where the spotting area of effect is the same regardless of surface-to-ground distance, the spotting AoE in BFV is now based on how high the Leuchtpistole is shot in the air.
In the Firestorm game mode, the Leuchtpistole can be looted in five different variations, and are color-coded: red for artillery strikes, green for supply drops, blue for vehicle drops, yellow for a V1 flying bomb airstrike, and gray for spotting.
Enfield Grenade Launcher
The Enfield cup-type rifle grenade launcher mounted on a modified shortened SMLE model from the previous game (with the stock also sawn-off and wire wrapping around the gun) is a dedicated gadget called "Frag/Smoke Grenade Rifle". It is used by the Assault and Medic classes, with the former using frag grenades and the latter using smoke grenades. The weapon functions differently from its counterpart in Battlefield 1 and more like the Blanch-Chevallier Grenade Discharger from the Turning Tides expansion, with the reload process involving the player character inserting a grenade and a blank into their weapon.
The M1A1 Bazooka appears in the Chapter 4 trailer.
The Panzerfaust is an anti-tank gadget for the Assault class. In the single-player stories, it is heavily used by both sides, including American soldiers in "The Last Tiger." The Panzerfaust's iron sights could be used during the beta, and could be zeroed like a rifle, but they were removed in the release version, with the aim down sights function replaced with a slight zoom.
A German soldier is seen carrying a Panzerschreck in the reveal trailer.
The PIAT (Projectile, Infantry, Anti Tank) is available as an Assault class gadget at Rank 11. It can also be used as a mortar due to the projectile drop being similar to a mortar, and because of this, it is more suited to close range attacks, reflecting its short-range effectiveness in real life.
The Sturmpistole is an available gadget for the Support class, named "AT Grenade Pistol", firing Panzerwurfkörper 42 LP grenades.
The Luftfaust is seen lying in the company hangar. It is also to be added to multiplayer as a playable weapon.
The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 is yet to be added to multiplayer.
In single-player, German flame-thrower wielding troops are armed with a bastardization of the wand of a Wechselapparat M1917 from BF1 and what appears to be fuel tanks from a M2 Flamethrower. Presumably, this contraption is a stand-in for the Flammenwerfer 35. Similar to the Wechselapparat M1917-using Flame Troopers in Battlefield 1, enemy soldiers armed with this flamethrower are more resistant to gunfire than standard infantry, though this time they do not wear any visible armor.
Grenades & Explosives
Like in BF1, grenades are thrown instantly when pressing the grenade key. For many of the images below, a glitch has been performed so that the player character appears to hold the grenade, which is normally not possible in gameplay.
Breda Mod. 35
An Italian Breda Mod. 35 grenade is seen hanging on the German "Baron von Zorn" uniform.
Breda Mortar Bomb
On the German "Veiled Threat" uniform can be seen several 45mm Breda "Red Devils" mortar bombs.
Hafthohlladung Anti Tank Mine
Hafthohlladung Anti Tank Mines can be found in a few campaign missions, appearing as the "Shaped Charge". They behave similarly to the Limpet Mine explosive from Battlefield 1. The HHL mine is not currently available in multiplayer.
The Hawkins Grenade will be added to the game as a usable grenade.
It also makes appearance on the "Highlander", "Scottish Play" and "Robert the Bruise" outfits in multiplayer. It is shown to be secured with straps to the legs on these outfits which appears to be based on the famous photo of Eisenhower speaking with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne just prior the Normandy landings.
The Mills Bomb is the standard grenade for the British Empire. The Frag Grenade Rifle also fires Mills Bombs with gas check plates.
Mk. II frag grenade
Mk 2 hand grenades appear on the "Scottish Play" and "Flim-Flam" outfits in multiplayer.
M18 Smoke Grenade
The M18 Smoke Grenade is the smoke grenade for both factions. The M18 is also launched out of the smoke-grenade firing SMLE Cup Launcher.
It is also found on the Union Jacked, Royal Motivations, AKA, and the Ratburner outfits.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A Model 24 Stielhandgranate is the Frag Grenade for Germany. A bundled charge version is available as the "Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade", this time placed as an option in the grenade slot instead of a gadget like in BF1.
Model 39 Eihandgranate
The Model 39 Eihandgranate appears as the "Impact Grenade" for the Germans.
No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade
The No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade appears as the "Impact Grenade" for the Allies.
No. 74 ST Grenade
The No. 74 ST Grenade is an available grenade for the Support class. It can stick to any surface, but can be countered by Zimmerit paste when applied to German tanks.
No. 76 Incendiary Grenade
The "Incendiary Grenade" available to both factions is labeled as the No. 76 Incendiary Grenade, an official Molotov cocktail mixed from white phosphorous and benzene for the British Home Guard during the war.
No. 80 Smoke Grenade
An unusable No. 80 Smoke Grenade is mounted on the belt of the "Cool Hand Duke" uniform for the Allies.
OTO Mod. 35
An OTO Mod. 35 grenade is also seen hanging on the "Baron von Zorn" uniform along with the Breda grenade.
The S-Mine appears as the "AP Mine". It is a starting gadget for the Recon class, and can also be unlocked by the Medic and Support classes. As in real life, when triggered it bounces upwards and delivers high damage.
The Tellermine 42 is a gadget available for the Assault and Support classes, named the "AT Mine". As the name implies, it can severely damage enemy tanks when driven through, but can be destroyed by gunfire or deactivated by the Support class. The mine also rather comically serves as the "head" of the targets in the Practice Range, resulting in explosive headshots.
2cm FlaK 38
2cm FlaK 38 AA guns can be used in the game. The Flakvierling 38 variant is mounted on the "Wirbelwind" AA tank. The Flakvierling's appearance in the base game is anachronistic by 4 years, as it was introduced in 1944.
3.7 cm Bordkanone
German Stuka dive bombers can be equipped with 3.7 cm Bordkanonen.
7.5 cm Pak 40
The 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT gun is the standard AT gun for the Germans. It can also be fitted in the Panzer IV at Rank 3 of its specialization tree, and is also mounted on top of a Sd.Kfz. 251 halftrack for the Germans as a Squad Reinforcement (9850 points), named "Pakwagen".
8.8 cm FlaK 18
Several 8.8 cm FlaK 18s can be seen on multiplayer maps and in the second chapter of the Tirailleur champaign.
21 cm Mörser 16
The German WWI 21cm Mörser 16 heavy howitzer came in with the second appearance of the Rush game mode in the fourth week of the "Defying the Odds" chapter. Unlike in the previous game, it can now be destroyed.
21 cm-Mörser 18
Several German 21-cm-Mörser 18 howitzers can be used and destroyed in the Airborne, Frontlines, and Rush multiplayer modes. Defenders can fire them as quickly as they reload, and are most effective when enemies are spotted; without any spotted enemies, the shell will simply land somewhere in the playable area. Some objectives are radio stations instead, which can call in a strike from howitzers somewhere outside the map, and are functionally identical in terms of gameplay.
The Besa machine gun is mounted on British tanks.
Bren Mk 1
Several British vehicles have Bren Guns with drum magazines mounted for anti-infantry use.
The Bofors 40mm is mounted on the British Valentine AA tank.
Browning .303 Mk II
British planes like the Spitfire and the Mosquito are armed with Browning .303 Mk II machine guns.
American Sherman tanks in "The Last Tiger" War Story have Browning M2HB machine guns in their turret pintle mounts.
Spitfires can be upgraded with two Hispano-Suiza HS.404.
German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters are armed with MG 151/20 cannons. Other planes like the JU 88 can be upgraded with those as well.
MG17 machine guns are mounted on German planes.
The MG34 Panzerlauf variant, fitted with the saddle drum magazine, is mounted to various German vehicles and as a standalone stationary weapon, while the belt-fed MG34 Panzerlauf is mounted in the hull and coaxial mounts of German tanks. In the second January 2019 patch, the mounted MG34 stationary weapon previously only seen in the campaign was added to multiplayer, replacing the Vickers as the German constructible stationary MG.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon
The Valentine AA tank can be upgraded with Oerlikon 20mm Cannons.
Ordnance QF 6-pounder
The Allied counterpart to the PaK 40 is the British Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank gun. It is also mounted on top of a T48 GMC halftrack as a Squad Reinforcement for the British at 9850 Requisition Points.
Vickers Mk 1
The Vickers Machine Gun is the buildable stationary heavy MG for the British faction. It uses the same animations as Battlefield 1's Maxim, but its "visual recoil" (sight misalignment while firing) has been drastically reduced to the point of effectively being gone, as with all other guns in BFV.
The bulbous post-1940 Mark II blast deflector for the Vickers is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
ZB-53 / Vz.37
The Czech ZB-53 / Vz.37 is mounted on the Panzer 38(t).
The following weapons do not appear as full weapons, and only parts of them appear as cosmetic customization options in BFV.
The cutts compensator from a Colt Monitor is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
The muzzle of the Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank rifle is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
M3 Grease Gun
An M9 flash hider (a late-war attachment for the M3 "Grease Gun") is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
A muzzle from a PTRD-41 is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
The cutts compensator from a Reising M50 submachine gun is available as a visual modification of the "muzzle" component of various weapons.
Sten Mk V
The Sten Mk V barrel shroud and front sights are featured as a visual modification of the Sten's "barrel" component.
Sten Mk I
The Sten Mk I muzzle and stock are featured as visual modifications of the Sten's "muzzle" and "stock" components. The Mk I muzzle is also a visual modification used with many other weapons.
Sten Mk I*
The Sten Mk 1* stock is an available visual modification of the Sten's "stock" component.
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