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Battlefield 4 – weapons guide

Monday, 28th October 2013 04:44 GMT By Staff

Guns. Battlefield 4 has them. Here’s the best advice on which type to use and when.

Battlefield 4 will require players to engage their opponents at short, medium and long range. Situational awareness is key to choosing the right weapon for the job. You don’t want to try and pick someone off at over 100 meters with a PDW. At the same time, some weapons offer players the versatility to engage targets in any circumstance. Check out our complete guide to help you make the best decision for any engagement.

Assault Rifles

Class Availability: Assault

Full Weapon List

  • AK-12
  • SCAR-H
  • M416
  • SAR-21
  • AEK-971
  • FAMAS
  • AUG A3
  • M16A4
  • CZ-805
  • QBZ-95-1
  • ACE 23

What You Should Know

Assault rifles are the most versatile primary weapons in the game. Capable of in almost any situation they are never a bad choice if you plan to be where the action is. For medium or long range try the SCAR-H or M16A4. If you are getting up close and personal consider the FAMAS or AUG A3.

Personal Defense Weapons (PDW)

Class Availability: Engineer

Full Weapon List

  • MX4
  • PP-2000
  • UMP-45
  • CBJ-MS
  • PDW-R
  • CZ-3A1
  • JS2
  • P90
  • UMP-9

What You Should Know

Previously available to all classes in Battlefield 3, the PDW family is now exclusive to the Engineers. These weapons typically have a very high rate of fire but are ineffective at medium to long range. Consider a Laser Sight to increase your hip fire accuracy.

Light Machine Guns (LMG)

Class Availability: Support

Full Weapon List

  • U-100 MK5
  • Type 88 LMG
  • LSAT
  • PKP Pecheneg
  • QBB-95-1
  • M240B
  • MG4
  • M249
  • RPK-12

What You Should Know

Although the there is a tendency for new players to flock to these weapons, they are not designed for running and gunning. Now the primary source of Suppression in Battlefield, these guns are designed to be fired from strategic location. Think about using them to defend key positions on the map.

Sniper Rifles

Class Availability: Recon

Full Weapon List

  • CS-LR4
  • M40A5
  • Scout Elite
  • SV-98
  • JNG-90
  • 338-Recon
  • M98B
  • SRR-61
  • FY-JS

What You Should Know

Being a Recon soldier takes a lot of patience, and so does mastering this class of weapons. Capable of dropping enemy soldiers at extremely long ranges, these rifles strike fear into the heart of anyone on the wrong end of their scope. With the battlefield becoming as much vertical as it was horizontal, these weapons have never been more deadly.

Carbines

Class Availability: All

Full Weapon List

  • AK5-C
  • ACW-R
  • SG553
  • AKU-12
  • A-91
  • ACE 52 CQB
  • G36C
  • M4
  • ACE 21 CQB
  • TYPE-95B-1

What You Should Know

Previously exclusive to the Engineers these weapons are now available to all classes. Capable of being used in almost any situation you’re sure to find one you like. One of the most dominant weapons in Battlefield 3, the M4A1 has been removed. If you think you’re good enough, try the M4 in its place.

Designated Marksman Rifles (DMR)

Class Availability: All

Full Weapon List

  • RFB
  • MK11 MOD 0
  • SKS
  • SVD-12
  • QBU-88
  • M39 EMR
  • ACE 53 SV
  • SCAR-H SV

What You Should Know

The bridge between Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles, some of the DMR weapons will look familiar. They lack the same stopping power as full on Sniper Rifles but offer excellent range and reload times. These are an excellent option for the rushing Recon soldier. Try low powered scopes in Team Deathmatch to see their true potential.

Shotguns

Class Availability: All

Full Weapon List

  • QBS-9
  • 870MCS
  • M1014
  • HAWK 12G
  • SAIGA 12K
  • SPAS-12
  • UTS-15
  • QBV-12

What You Should Know

Fantastic in close quarters, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as tearing up a room full of enemies with a few powerful blasts from a shotgun. Pump action weapons have more stopping power than the semi automatic so try a few out and find one that fits your game perfectly

Sidearms

Class Availability: All

Full Weapon List

  • P226
  • M9
  • QSZ-92
  • MP443
  • SHORTY 12G
  • G18
  • FN57
  • M1911
  • 93R
  • CZ-75
  • .44 MAGNUM
  • COMPACT 45
  • M412 REX

What You Should Know

All the favorites are back including the popular .44 MAGNUM and M412 REX. There’s a new popular choice in the bunch though, the SHORTY 12G is essentially a miniature pump action-shotgun. Capable of holding three rounds it’s best deployed in life or death close quarters situations. However, we can see this becoming the Sidearm version of the M16A3 or M4A1 from Battlefield 3.

Grenades

Class Availability: All

Full Weapon List

  • M67 FRAG
  • V40 Mini
  • RGO IMPACT
  • M34 INCENDIARY
  • M18 SMOKE
  • M84 FLASHBANG
  • HAND FLARE

What You Should Know

Battlefield 4 has brought a major upgrade in the Grenade category. Rather than just the standard M67 FRAG there is now a tool for almost any job. Notable additions are the M84 FLASHBANG and the M34 INCENDIARY grenades. Open to all classes, the choice comes down to play style and whatever the situation calls for.

Head back to get the rest of our Battlefield 4 guide.

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