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Battlefield V Class Unlocks & Combat Roles

by William Schwartz

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Each class in Battlefield V has a unique set of weapons that can be unlocked for that character.  From melee weapons and gadgets to rifles and special combat roles, there’s plenty to unlock in the 20 levels of character class progression.  Here is a complete list of all of the different unlockables for each character class in the game: Assault, Medic, Support, and Recon.

Assault Class Combat Roles

Light Infantry 

The Light Infantry class is the starting class for Assault.  It will give you two traits from the get go.  The first trait is the ability to scavenge ammunition from fallen soldiers on the battlefield.  The second trait is that they regain more health than other combat roles.

Vehicle Buster – Unlocks at Assault Rank 8

The Vehicle Buster, as the name says, is really good at taking down vehicles.  This combat role can reveal the position of vehicles to teammates when you damage them.  It also allows you to earn bonus Requisition Points when you destroy them yourself.

Assault Class Progression Unlocks

  • Level 1 – Gewehr 43 Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Level 2 – Incendiary Grenade
  • Level 3 – Ruby Sidearm
  • Level 4 – Frag Grenade Rifle, Hatchet Melee
  • Level 5 – M1A1 Carbine Semi-Auto Rifle, M1911 Sidearm
  • Level 6 – Anti-tank Mine
  • Level 7 – Club Melee, P08 Sidearm
  • Level 8 – Unlocks Vehicle Buster Combat Role, M1907 SF Assault Rifle
  • Level 9 – Anti-Tank Bundle Grenade
  • Level 10 – Unlocks Assault Proficiency I, Turner SMLE Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Level 11 – Repetierpistole M1912 Sidearm, PIAT Rocket Launcher
  • Level 12 – Shovel Melee
  • Level 13 – STG 44 Assault Rifle
  • Level 14 – Pickaxe Melee
  • Level 15 – MK VI Revolver Sidearm
  • Level 16 – Selbstlader 1916  Semi-Auto Rifle
  • Level 17 – Kukri Melee Weapon
  • Level 18 – British Army Jacknife Melee Weapon
  • Level 19 – Liberator Sidearm
  • Level 20 – Gewehr 1-5 Semi-Auto Rifle, Assault Mastery I

Medic Class Combat Roles

Field Medic 

The Field Medic is the default medic class and gives users a couple of unique perks for being the healer.  You’ll gain more Requisition for your squad if you provide them with bandages to heal.  You’ll also move more quickly when trying to save someone who is down and trying to call for help.

Combat Medic 

The Combat Medic unlocks at Level 8 for the Medic Progression and will give you a couple unique skills as well.  The Melee Expert trait will give you a longer reach with melee weapons.  The Emergency Retreat trait will allow you to sprint faster when your health is at critical levels allowing you to get away from people trying to put that last bullet in you.

Medic Class Progression Unlocks

  • Level 1 – Suomi KP/-31 SMG
  • Level 2 – Smoke Grenade
  • Level 3 – Ruby Sidearm
  • Level 4 – Medical Crate, Hatchet
  • Level 5 – M1911 Sidearm
  • Level 6 – MP 40 SMG, Anti-Personnel Mine (Bouncing Betty)
  • Level 7 – Club Melee Weapon, P08 Sidearm
  • Level 8 – Unlocks Combat Medic
  • Level 9 – Incendiary Grenade
  • Level 10 – Medic Proficiency 1, MP 28 SMG
  • Level 11 – Repetierpistole M1912 Sidearm
  • Level 12 – Shovel Melee Weapon
  • Level 13 – EMP SMG
  • Level 14 – Pickaxe Melee Weapon
  • Level 15 – MK VI Revolver Sidearm
  • Level 16 – MP 34 SMG
  • Level 17 – Kukri Melee Weapon
  • Level 18 – British Army Jacknife Melee Weapon
  • Level 19 – Liberator Sidearm
  • Level 20 – M1928A1 “Tommy Gun”, Medic Mastery I

Support Class Combat Roles

Engineer 

The Engineer is the default support class.  This character can repair vehicles and build fortifications faster than any of the other combat roles.  They also have a higher proficiency with vehicle and stationary weapons that makes them take longer to overheat.

Machine Gunner

The Machine Gunner Combat Role is unlocked at Support Level 8 and makes the Support Class a more suppressing class.  This role gives the Support Class a Bullet Storm trait that cause you to deal more suppression and receive less.  It also allows you to reveal player positions that you are suppressing.

Support Class Progression Unlocks

  • Level 1 –  MG 34 – Mounted Machine Gun
  • Level 2 – Impact Grenade
  • Level 3 – Ruby Sidearm
  • Level 4 – Ammo Crate Gadget, Hatchet
  • Level 5 – 12G Automatic Shotgun, M1911 Sidearm
  • Level 6 – Anti-Tank Grenade Pistol
  • Level 7 – Club Melee Weapon, P08 Sidearm
  • Level 8 – Machine Gunner Combat Role Unlock, Bren Gun LMG
  • Level 9 – Sticky Grenade
  • Level 10 – Lewis Gun LMG , Support Proficiency I
  • Level 11 – Repetierpistole M1912 Sidearm
  • Level 12 – Shovel
  • Level 13 – M30 Drilling Shotgun
  • Level 14 – Pickaxe Melee Weapon
  • Level 15 – MK VI Revolver Sidearm
  • Level 16 – FG-42 LMG
  • Level 17 – Kukri Melee Weapon
  • Level 18 – British Army Jacknife Melee Weapon
  • Level 19 – Liberator Sidearm
  • Level 20 – MG 42 Mounted Machine Gun, Support Mastery 1

Recon Class Combat Roles

Sniper

The Sniper is the default combat role for the Recon Class.  This character allows you to do a couple of unique things.  You can spot enemies when you shoot them and you can hold your breath for longer than other classes can.  If you get a headshot kill, your breath is instantly replenished.

Pathfinder

The Pathfinder uses a Spawn Beacon gadget to put their squad behind enemy lines.  The Advance Scouting Trait allows you to spawn at any squad’s Spawn Beacon placement.  Pathfinder also grants the Vanguard trait which gives you additional squad Requisition Points when someone spawns on your beacon.

Recon Class Progression Unlocks

  • Level 1 – Model 8 Rifle
  • Level 2 – Smoke Grenade
  • Level 3 – Ruby Sidearm
  • Level 4 – Flare Gun Gadget, Hatchet
  • Level 5 – M1911 Sidearm
  • Level 6 – Spawn Beacon, Gewehr M95/30
  • Level 7 – Club Melee Weapon, P08 Sidearm
  • Level 8 – Pathfinder Combat Role Unlock
  • Level 9 – Throwing Knife
  • Level 10 – ZH-29 Rifle, Recon Proficiency I Assignment
  • Level 11 – Sniper Decoy Gadget, Repetierpistole M1912 Sidearm
  • Level 12 – Shovel Melee Weapon
  • Level 13 – Krag- Jorgensen Bolt Action Rifle
  • Level 14 – Pickaxe
  • Level 15 – MK VI Revolver Sidearm
  • Level 16 – RSC Rifle
  • Level 17 – Kukri Melee Weapon
  • Level 18 – British Army Jack Knife Melee Weapon
  • Level 19 – Liberator Sidearm
  • Level 20 – KAR98K Bolt Action Rifle, Recon Mastery I Special Assignment

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