Battlefield 2042 has changed up the traditional four-class system to have you play as Specialists, international soldiers with different gadgets and abilities. Here’s every Specialist arriving in Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 has swapped out the traditional class system to include Specialists who belong to one of four classes – Recon, Assault, Support, and Engineer.
While you can use any weapon with any Specialist, they each have different gadgets and abilities to make them specialize in certain situations.
The next iteration of Battlefield will launch with 10 Specialists to choose from, with more being added in each season’s Battle Pass. Ahead of Battlefield 2042’s launch, all ten Specialists have now been revealed.
Thanks to DICE, here’s every confirmed Specialist in Battlefield 2042 and their abilities.
Battlefield 2042 Recon Specialists
- Trait: Trojan Network
- Specialty: Cyber Warfare Suit
Navin Roa will be the perfect Specialist to sneak up on enemies and cause havoc in their objectives.
His Trojan Network Trait allows him to hack an enemy, killing them to reveal all nearby enemies. And he can also take control of enemy equipment and in-world, such as raising bollards from a distance to cut off enemy vehicles.
- Trait: Threat Perception
- Specialty: EMG-X Scanner
Although a Recon Specialist, South Korean Specialist Ji-Soon Paik will be especially effective for aggressive players.
Her Threat Perception Trait marks any enemy that damages her, so anyone playing as her will have full awareness amid battle.
And her EMG-X Scanner essentially acts as wallhacks, where nearby enemies are highlighted through walls. Depending on how much range this has, it could be an extremely powerful tool in the hands of a skilled player.
- Trait: Movement Sensor
- Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
A Recon Specialist, Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, is a South African soldier best suited for players who like to take on the Scout role in their squad.
This Recon Specialist can use their Trait to detect nearby enemies with a Movement Sensor, where the screen flashes if an enemy gets too close. And for his Specialty, he deploys the OV-P Recon Drone.
Devs confirmed that the Drone will reveal enemy positions, disrupt electronics, and can be controlled manually or left on auto-pilot. It can also be used to “designate targets for lock-on weapons.”
Battlefield 2042 Assault Specialists
- Trait: Blast Resistant
- Specialty: SOB-8 Ballistic Shield
Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza will be the Specialist you want to lead an aggressive push, using his Ballistic Shield and explosive resistance to survive a ton of damage.
Dozer’s Blast Resistant Trait acts very similarly to E.O.D from Warzone, where he can survive much more explosive damage than the average soldier. And it doesn’t seem to affect him, so he can stay accurate at all times.
And the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield makes him the perfect point man, where he can sponge all incoming damage and be an excellent distraction for his squadmates. Also, it appears that he can still damage and kill enemies while using the Shield.
- Trait: Wingsuit
- Specialty: Smart Explosives
French Specialist Emma “Sundance” Rosier is the most mobile character in the game, being able to glide around the map.
Their Trait, the Wingsuit, has been used heavily in Battlefield 2042’s marketing and now we finally know how to get your hands on it. Unique to Sundance, the Wingsuit allows them to stealthily fly across the map.
And they’ll have much more lethal equipment at their disposal, as the Smart Explosives Speciality lets them switch between using Anti-Armor, EMP, and Scatter Grenades.
- Trait: Nimble
- Specialty: Grappling Hook
Webster Mackay is a Canadian Assault Specialist, perfect for flanking enemies and getting in their faces.
His Specialty uses a Grappling Hook to quickly navigate the massive maps. Hitting a surface will pull you towards the attach point, allowing for some nifty flanking maneuvers.
Mackay also features the Nimble Trait, which allows him to be a hard target by moving faster while aiming down the sight.
Battlefield 2042 Support Specialists
- Trait: Trauma Specialist
- Specialty: Loadout Crate
Romanian Specialist Constantin “Angel” Anghel will be the frontline medic of your squad, as he acts more like the Medics from previous Battlefield games.
And in more of the Support than Medic vein, Angel can drop a Loadout Crate that allows players to select another loadout without having to redeploy.
- Trait: Combat Surgeon
- Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol
Maria Falck is a German Specialist who will take on the medic role of your squad, quickly healing teammates and reviving them to full health.
She uses the S21 Syrette Pistol to heal herself and teammates from afar, and her Trait is the Combat Surgeon, which allows her to revive allies to full health. Also, if in a pinch, the Syrette Pistol will damage enemies.
Battlefield 2042 Engineer Specialists
- Trait: Sentry Operator
- Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
As part of the Engineer category, Pytor “Boris” Guskovsky will be the heavy weapons expert of your squad, especially proficient at defending objectives.
Boris can deploy the SG-36 Sentry Gun as his Specialty, which auto-engages enemies and vehicles.
He has the Sentry Operator ability for his Trait, which boosts the Sentry’s efficiency when he stands near and “spots the enemy target when the Sentry Gun locks on to the enemy in question.” Be warned, though, the Sentry Gun can be EMP’d.
- Trait: Veteran
- Specialty: Fortification System
Kimble “Irish” Graves is the latest Battlefield 2042 Specialist to be revealed after featuring heavily in the Exodus short film. Irish was one of the main characters of Battlefield 4’s storyline and is now looking for revenge in 2042.
As another Engineer, Irish can use the Fortification System to place the “DCS Deployable Cover to protect from bullets and explosives, and the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel to take down explosive projectiles.”
And for his trait, Irish has Veteran. This allows him to provide armor “with additional bonuses from downed enemies.”
And those are all ten of the Specialists confirmed for Battlefield 2042’s launch!
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