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:
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
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.
Provides armour, with additional bonuses from downed enemies.
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.
Allows the player to move more quickly while aiming down sights, further enhancing their speed-related advantages.
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
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
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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