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 each 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, five Specialists have now been revealed.
Here’s every confirmed Specialist in Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 Recon Specialists
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 enemy’s movement with a Movement Sensor, which we’ve seen in previous modern Battlefield titles. And for his Specialty, he deploys the OV-P Recon Drone.
Devs confirmed that the Drone will reveal enemy positions and disrupts electronics, and can be controlled manually or left on auto-pilot.
Battlefield 2042 Assault Specialists
Webster Mackay is a Canadian Assault Specialist, perfect for flanking enemies and getting in their faces.
His Specialty is using a Grappling Hook to quickly navigate around the massive maps and presumably create new flanking routes by scaling buildings. 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
The Support class also returns in Battlefield 2042 but is more like the Medic class than Battlefield V’s Support.
Maria Falck is a German Specialist who will take on the medic role of your squad, quickly getting fallen teammates back in the fight. She uses the S21 Syrette Pistol to revive and heal teammates from afar, and her Trait is the Combat Surgeon which allows her to revive allies to full health.
Battlefield 2042 Engineer Specialists
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. For his Trait, he has the Sentry Operator ability, which boosts the Sentry Gun’s efficiency when he’s nearby. Be warned though, the Sentry Gun can be EMP’d.
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.”
You can also get access to the Battle Hardened Legendary Skin by preordering the game.
The final five Operators will likely be revealed ahead of the game’s launch on all consoles on October 22, but you’ll be able to get a feel for the new class system during the Open Beta, which is scheduled for September.
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