It's been noted in the past how EA DICE will continue to add new content for Battlefield V after its launch next month. But based on its latest blog post, the team has a whole lot of content in mind for when it initially releases.
In the post, DICE explains what weapons you'll be able to use in the game right from the start, along with the vehicles and other gears that will be available. We've provided the full list below, so you know what's available in your arsenal!
- StG 44 – Considered by many to be the first real assault rifle. It combines a high rate of fire with good accuracy and stopping power.
- Sturmgewehr 1-5 – The selective-fire variant of the Gewehr 1-5 semi-automatic rifle.
- M1907 SF - Similar to the M1 carbine, only heavier and more powerful.
- Selbstlader 1916 – An early German semi-automatic rifle whose sensitivity to field conditions made it more popular with the German air force than its army. Only 1000 were ever made.
- Gewehr 43 – A rifle so sturdy it can be used as a ladder rung if needed.
- Gewehr 1-5 – A semi-automatic rifle that used the same detachable magazine as the StG 44.
- M1A1 Carbine – Very fast firing Semi Auto with a rather weak bullet. Best used within 50 meters.
- Turner SMLE – Fires faster than the Gewehr 43 but has a weaker bullet at range.
- Gewehr M95/30 – This rifle's origins date back to the late 19th century and saw heavy use in World War 1 by the Austro-Hungarian Army.
- Krag-Jörgensen - A rifle dating back to the late 19th century, with a special type of integral magazine which loaded from the side rather than the top.
- Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk l - Very fast firing sniper rifle. Its bullet is significantly slower than that of the Kar98k, making it preferable for medium range.
- Kar98k - The most common bolt-action rifle in the German army.
- Model 8 – Created in 1900. US hunters and some police units would use it, but it was never formally adopted by the US Army.
- ZH-29 - A hard-hitting self-loading rifle that can kill with only two hits.
- RSC - By repurposing parts from the Lebel rifle it was designed to replace, the RSC was cheaper to produce for the French army, though there were complaints that it was unwieldy in the trenches.
- STEN – The easier to control twin of the MP40.
- Suomi KP/-31 – Very hard to control, fast firing SMG. It starts off a bit weak, but benefits more than other SMGs from progression.
- EMP – Developed in Germany, this submachine gun proved immensely popular across Europe and Asia.
- MP40 – The Allies called this popular submachine gun the "Schmeisser" although well-known weapon designer Hugo Schmeisser was not involved in its creation.
- MP28 – After World War 1, Hugo Schmeisser made many improvements to the MP18, such as replacing the drum magazine with a straight one. The resulting MP28 was sold to both China and Japan among others.
- MP34 – The MP34's design was based on the old MP18 submachine gun. Used primarily by the German army, it was an extremely well-made gun although the production costs were very high.
- M1928A1 – The Chicago gangsters made the "Tommy Gun" famous in the 1920s. The US Army adopted it in 1938 for its accuracy and high rate of fire, and Allied Commando and Ranger units used it extensively.
Light Machine Guns
- KE7 - Medium rate of fire LMG. Even though this light machine gun was designed in Switzerland, the Swiss army never used it.
- Bren Gun – Based on a Czechoslovak design, with a top-mounted box magazine which gave it a distinct look.
- FG-42 - Very fast firing automatic rifle with a small magazine. Highest damage output weapon on the support kit.
- Lewis Gun – Entered Allied service in 1914. In World War 2, the British again used it as an anti-aircraft gun. Its barrel shroud and top-mounted pan magazine made it easy to recognize.
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- MG 34 – The first of a kind: a portable, air-cooled machine gun with a high rate of fire. Too complex to properly mass-produce, it was later supplanted by the MG42.
- MG 42 – This machine gun was reliable, easy to use, and had an extreme rate of fire. After its introduction in 1942, it was used on all fronts.
- M30 Drilling - A triple barrel combination gun that leaves you more flexible than you would think. Use it as a double barrel shotgun in close quarters or change fire mode to the rifle barrel for medium range shots.
- 12g Automatic - Served in both world wars. It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun used by the Allies, eventually inspiring the German army to create their own version.
The developer also noted that the "base weapons" are just the start, and specializations will help players adjust them to their own particular playstyle.
The following vehicles will also be introduced into the game:
- Churchill Gun Carrier
- Churchill Mk VII
- Flakpanzer IV
- Panzer 38(t)
- Panzer IV
- Staghound T17E1
- Tiger I
- Valentine AA Mk I
- Valentine Mk VIII
- M3 Halftrack
- Sd. Kfz 251 Halftrack
- Universal Carrier
- Bf 109 G-2
- Bf 109 G-6
- Blenheim Mk IF
- Blenheim MkI
- Ju 87 Stuka B-1
- Ju 87 Stuka B-2
- Ju 88A
- Mosquito F Mk II
- Spitfire Mk VA
- Spitfire Mk VB
You can read more about the various options the game will offer here.