Battlefield 2042 – Specialists and Classes Guide

Battlefield 2042 has now been revealed, and there’s big changes coming to how Classes will work when Battlefield 2042 releases on 22nd October 2021. Classes still exist, but they’re now categories for characters that are called Specialists in Battlefield 2042.

In this guide:

Battlefield 2042 Classes

Specialists in Battlefield 2042 still conform to four classes. These classes have (once again) been remixed and renamed from previous Battlefield games, but breakdown as follows:

  • Assault – Front-line soldiers
  • Support – Player support characters, equivalent to Medic in Battlefield V
  • Engineer – Tech support characters, equivalent to Support in Battlefield V
  • Recon – Stealth characters

Battlefield 2042 Class Weapons, Gadgets & Traits

Here’s the biggest change for the Battlefield series: weapons are not restricted to classes. Any of the characters you pick can equip any of the weapons you unlock in the game, so Assault can equip a sniper rifle, and Recon can tote an LMG. You also have free choice over secondary gadgets.


Instead, each Specialist has their own Specialty Gadget that is unique to them and ties in with their class role, as well as a passive Trait that augments their abilities in a particular direction.

Battlefield 2042 Specialists

Battlefield 2042 will ship with 10 Specialists, with more Specialists being added to the game through each season of the game’s live service. So far four Specialists have been revealed, and one further unnamed character with a Specialist specific wingsuit:

Webster Mackay

Class: Assault
Specialty Gadget: Grappling Hook
Trait: Nimble (faster ADS speed)

Maria Falck

Class: Support
Specialty Gadget: S21 Syrette Pistol – revive allies from a distance
Trait: Combat Surgeon – revive allies to full health, other characters revive to a portion of health

Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky

Class: Engineer
Specialty Gadget: SG-36 Sentry Gun – capable of support fire and spotting enemy units
Trait: Sentry Operator – close proximity to Sentry Gun will enhance its abilities

Wikus “Casper” Van Daele

Class: Recon
Specialty Gadget: OV-P Recon Drone – able to spot enemies (and can be “parked” for continuous overwatch), as well as fire EMP darts
Trait: Movement Sensor – Provides alert to approaching enemies, if they move above a certain speed


Class: Recon [Suspected] Specialty Gadget: [Unknown] Trait: Wingsuit [Suspected] – The Wingsuit has been confirmed to be a Specialist-specific ability


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