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How to best use the Battlefield V Assault Class

Published: 22/Nov/2018 0:25 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 1:35

by Bill Cooney


The Assault class in Battlefield V is perfect for leading a team’s charge or smoking enemies out of dug-in positions, so it’s important for players to be familiar with the set of unique weapons and gadgets that come with the class.

The Assault is one of the go-to infantry classes in Battlefield V because it’s one of the best at close and medium-range combat, can use a wide variety of weapons and can take on various armored vehicles.

The main weapons for Assault all have great hip-fire stats and have pretty respectable range. These paired with the explosive gadgets of the class mean the Assault can stop an enemy attack in it’s tracks.

To unlock new weapons and abilities with the Assault class, players have to spend time playing the class to gain experience and level up, just like with any other class in the game.

Like all other classes, Assault has access to two different Combat Roles on release, with more to be added with the first chapter of Tides of War on December 4. These are the “Light Infantry” and “Tank Buster” roles. Light Infantry is available right away, while players will have to unlock Tank Buster at level 8.

Light Infantry provides players with “Scavenger”, which provides more ammo from fallen enemies, and the “Battle Hardened” trait which allows Assaults to regain more health than other Combat roles.

Tank Buster, unlocked at level 8 Assault, gives players the “Tank Painter” perk, which marks enemy vehicles so they can be seen by teammates, and the “Vehicle Scrapper” trait, which grants bonus requisition when destroying vehicles.

Below are the main weapons available to the Assault Class, and what level they’re unlocked at:

Sturmgewehr 1-5 Base Weapon
Gewehr 43 Unlocked at level 1
M1A1 Carbine Unlocked at level 5
M1907 SF Unlocked at level 8
Turner SMLE Unlocked at level 10
StG 44 Unlocked at level 13
Selbstlader 1916 Unlocked at level 16
Gewehr 1-5 Unlocked at level 20

Gadgets for the Assault class are unlocked just like weapons: by leveling up. Assaults start out with a Panzerfaust anti-tank gun, and can upgrade to a PIAT, a more powerful anti-armor weapon, after level 11.

The other gadget Assault starts out with is the sticky grenade, which works just how it sounds, the frag grenade rifle unlocked at level 4 and the Anti-Tank mine, unlocking at level 6. 


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.