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Battlefield 2042 Specialists: Abilities, classes, and more

There will be a total of 10 Specialists when Battlefield 2042 launches, with DICE showcasing a few ahead of the open beta.
Battlefield 2042 Specialists: Abilities, classes, and more

Battlefield 2042 is right around the corner, with the FPS scheduled to release on 19th November after a slight delay, with an open beta ready for fans to try out this week.

As players get ready to experience everything the DICE FPS has to offer, the developers have slowly revealed how the new classes will function, and what can we expect from the Specialists in this upcoming title.

In total, Battlefield 2042 will ship with 10 Specialists divided into four classes, each bringing a unique playstyle to fill each role.

The roles are as follows:

  • Assault
  • Recon
  • Engineer
  • Support

Let's break down each Specialist and their abilities.

Battlefield 2042 - Specialists

At the time of writing, DICE has revealed five out of the 10 Specialists, we'll update this guide as more information regarding the last batch becomes available.

Each of these has one Specialty and Trait to make them unique from one another despite being in the same class.

For now, let's dive deep into the ones we know about.

Kimble "Irish" Graves

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Kimble is a natural-born leader. (Picture: DICE)

Speciality: Fortification System

Includes the DCS Deployable Cover to protect from bullets and explosives, and the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel to take down explosive projectiles.

Trait: Veteran

Provides armour, with additional bonuses from downed enemies.

Webster Mackay

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Mackay is described as an outdoorsman soldier. (Picture: DICE)

Speciality: Grappling Hook

Fires a rope that attaches to surfaces. When attached, the rope is retracted and the player gets pulled towards the attach point.

Trait: Nimble

Allows the player to move more quickly while aiming down sights, further enhancing their speed-related advantages.

Maria Falck

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Maria is a "veteran support." (Picture: DICE)

Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol

Fires a syringe at friendlies to provide healing. If fired at an enemy, the syringe will do damage.

Trait: Combat Surgeon

Allows the player to return downed allies to combat with full health when reviving.

Pyotr "Boris" Guskovsky

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Boris is "self-motivated and self-fulfilling." (Picture: DICE)

Speciality: SG-36 Sentry Gun

Automatically spots and engages enemy targets detected within a certain area.

Trait: Sentry Operator

Spots the enemy target when the sentry gun locks on to the enemy in question.

Wikus "Casper" Van Daele

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Casper is a recon soldier. (Picture: DICE)

Speciality: OV-P Recon Drone

Spots nearby moving targets and can disorient enemies by using EMP blasts. Can also be used to designate targets for lock-on weapons.

Trait: Movement Sensor

Alerts the player to approaching enemies, both while boots on the ground and when piloting the Recon Drone.


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Featured image courtesy of DICE.