Battlefield 4 guide – class guide

By Staff, Monday, 28 October 2013 04:20 GMT

Battlefield 4: A complete breakdown of the Assault, Engineer, Support and Recon classes.

Success on the battlefield is often decided by players choosing the appropriate class. These choices should not only reflect you’re playing style, but also the needs of your team and the circumstances of the situation. If you lean more towards infantry based combat on close quarters maps, the Assault kit might be the best option.

However, if you enjoy more vehicle based combat on some of the larger maps, the Engineer kit might be more appropriate. Have a look at our complete class breakdown below to help ensure you make the right choice to lead your team to victory.

Assault Class

If you’re not sure which class to use, Assault isn’t a bad option. Assault rifles are typically excellent at any range, offer great rates of fire and top notch damage output. In order to get the most out of this class you’ll want to stick close to your squad members and have those Defibrillators at the ready.

Class Strengths

  • Heal/Revive Teammates
  • Strong Primary Weapons

Class Weaknesses

  • Low Anti-Vehicle Capability

Starting Loadout

  • Primary Weapon: AK-12
  • Sidearm: P226
  • Grenade: M67 FRAG
  • Gadget 1: FIRST AID PACK
  • Gadget 2: M320 HE
  • Knife: BAYONETTE

Unique Field Upgrades

  • Combat Medic Field Upgrade (Assault Score: 66,000)
  • Grenadier Field Upgrade (Assault Score: 133,000)

Notable Unlocks

  • Defibrillator (Assault Score: 11,000)
  • Medic Bag (Assault Score: 100,000)

Ideal Game Modes

  • Domination
  • Squad Death Match
  • Team Death Match

Engineer Class

Being an engineer is all about blowing things up… sort of. Your goal is to help keep friendly vehicles on the battlefield, while simultaneously destroying the enemy vehicles. The Engineer class no longer has exclusive rights to the carbines, which have been replaced by the PDW family. Don’t worry though, the carbines can now be used by all classes in Battlefield 4. Use the Engineer class most effectively on large maps with plenty of vehicles. Of course, this means you will want to equip a carbine, rather than a PDW as your primary weapon.

Class Strengths

  • Destroying Enemy Vehicles
  • Repairing Friendly Vehicles

Class Weaknesses

  • Inability to Heal/Revive Teammates

Starting Loadout

  • Primary Weapon: MX4
  • Sidearm: P226
  • Grenade: M67 FRAG
  • Gadget 1: REPAIR TOOL
  • Gadget 2: MBT LAW
  • Knife: BAYONETTE

Unique Field Upgrades

  • Mechanic Field Upgrade (Engineer Score: 146,000)
  • Anti-Tank Field Upgrade (Engineer Score: 218,000)

Notable Unlocks

  • AK 5C (Engineer Score: 36:000)
  • FGM-172 SRAW (Engineer Score: 250,000)

Ideal Game Modes

  • Conquest Large/Small
  • Rush
  • Obliteration

Support Class

The Support class is for the soldier that takes pride in doing the little things to help keep the team rolling. With exclusive rights to the LMG family, Support soldiers will want to focus on laying down suppressive fire and dropping Ammo Boxes at every opportunity. Not designed for running and gunning, players in this class will want to focus on setting up in strategic locations. Think Rush defense here.

Class Strengths

  • Suppressing Fire
  • Supplying Friendly Soldiers

Class Weaknesses

  • Close Quarters Combat / Mobility

Starting Loadout

  • Primary Weapon: U-100 MK5
  • Sidearm: P226
  • Grenade: M67 FRAG
  • Gadget 1: AMMO PACK
  • Gadget 2: XM25 AIRBURST
  • Knife: BAYONETTE

Unique Field Upgrades

  • Indirect Fire Field Upgrade (Support Score: 105,000)
  • Perimeter Defense Field Upgrade (Support Score: 174,000)

Notable Unlocks

  • Ammo Box (Support Score: 87,000)
  • MP-APS (Support Score: 157,000)

Ideal Game Modes

  • Conquest Large/Small
  • Rush
  • Obliteration

Recon Class

A primary concern for Recon soldiers in Battlefield 3 was the feeling of being disconnected from the fight. That is no longer a problem. With carbines being available to any class as well as the addition of C4, players rocking the Recon class are more deadly than ever. Before gearing up, consider what gadgets will best suit the needs of your squad.

Class Strengths

  • Long Distance Engagements
  • Laser Designation Capabilities

Class Weaknesses

  • Close Quarters Combat

Starting Loadout

  • Primary Weapon: CS-LR4
  • Sidearm: P226
  • Grenade: M67 FRAG
  • Gadget 1: PLO
  • Gadget 2: C4 EXPLOSIVE
  • Knife: BAYONETTE

Unique Field Upgrades

  • Spec Ops Field Upgrade (Recon Score: 96,000)
  • Sniper Field Upgrade (Recon Score: 144,000)

Notable Unlocks

  • Motion Sensor (Recon Score: 16:000)
  • Radio Beacon (Recon Score: 80:000)

Ideal Game Modes

  • Conquest Large/Small
  • Rush
  • Obliteration
  • Squad Death Match
  • Team Death Match

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

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