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Battlefield 1 Classes guide: weapons, gadgets, strategies - everything you need to know

Get to grips with the men of the great war.


Thanks to its World War 1 setting, Battlefield 1 has a serious chance to change some things up in its multiplayer, and developers DICE seem to have seized the opportunity. While the broad strokes of the classes in Battlefield 1 might seem familiar to most shooters, there's a fair bit that's different about them from previous titles in the Battlefield series or even standard shooter tropes.

Sure enough, the Assault class is basically what you'd expect and the sniper-driven class likewise, but there's a little bit of extra and different nuance to each of the game's four core classes thanks to the WW1 setting.

In addition to the four core classes of Assault, Support, Medic and Scout there are also some additional classes directly associated with the game's vehicles, such as a Cavalry class when you spawn on a horse, a pilot for spawning in a plane or a Tanker class when you spawn in a tank. Each of these classes has their own weapon set and skill set - you're no longer just an Assault class driving around a tank.

On top of all that last but most certainly not least are the super-powerful Elite Classes, special spawns that can be grabbed out in the midst of battle to turn you into one of a few infamous killing machines that are notoriously difficult to take down.

Here we'll guide you through what to expect from each of the game's classes. Here's your mission briefing...

Remember that for even more help with Battlefield 1 you can hit up our definitive guide hub page, which has just about everything you need to know in one place.


Battlefield 1 Classes Guide: The Basic Four Classes

Assault, Support, Medic and Scout are the basic classes you'll be picking when spawning into a multiplayer map. Here's what you need to know:


Battlefield 1 Classes Guide: The Vehicle Classes

One thing that’s significantly different in Battlefield 1 is that the game has specific classes for each of the vehicles in the game. Instead of spawning and then hopping into a vehicle in your spawn base, you spawn into a vehicle and as a result spawn as a class that’s exclusive to that vehicle.


Battlefield 1 Classes Guide: The Elite Classes

Elite Classes are a major addition to Battlefield 1. They can't be selected to spawn, but they can be found in the wild on maps at regular intervals. These classes are extremely powerful, with every single one boasting deadly firepower. These are the people where when you see them in a fight it might be better to retreat and some up with a new strategy.

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