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The best way to use the Recon class in Battlefield V

Published: 22/Nov/2018 15:33 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 15:50

by Connor Bennett


The Recon class in Battlefield V is the absolute best choice for being able to clear enemies off a position in a quick snap without the dangers of close-quarters combat.

Being posted up around each of the Battlefield V maps means you will, at some point, run into someone running the Recon class.

They are the deadly operators of the game with their one-bullet kill potential – with both bolt action rifles and self-loading rifles – and ability to crack open enemy defences by calling out the positions of the opposing team to their comrades.

The main weapons for Recon are all excellent from range but can also be lethal from short distances, provided they’re in the right hands. Couple that with the ability to spot enemies, create spawn options and protect themselves with explosives and it makes for a deadly class.

From the get-go, the Recon class will have two Combat Roles whilst a further two will be added – to all classes – on December 4th with the beginning of Tides of War. The two starting roles will be the “Sniper” and “Pathfinder” options. Sniper is the base role and will be available on release whilst progressing to level eight will unlock Pathfinder.

Dice/EAThe Recon class is a popular choice with BFV players.

Sniper will give the player two traits to play with. “Steady Hands” provides the class with the ability to keep their aim steadier whilst holding their breath and looking down the scope. “Expert Marksman” will extend the duration of the steadying breath with each headshot gained.

Pathfinder, unlocked at level eight, has two traits of its own. “Advance Scouting” will give the ability to spawn on other squad leaders and spawn beacons on their team. “Vanguard” offers up more points for every player that spawns on the Recon’s own spawn beacon.

The table below lays out the weapons for each class and at which level they are unlocked:

Lee-Enfield No.4 MK1 Base
Model 8  Unlocked at level one
Gewehr M95 Unlocked at level six
ZH-29 Unlocked at level 10
Krag-Jorgensen Unlocked at level 13
RSC Unlocked at level 16

Unlocked at level 20

The gadgets for the class begin with a ‘spotting scope’ to better see enemies and a flare gun, unlocked at level four, which will display a plume of smoke on an area after being shot.  

Other gadgets in the class include the ‘bouncing betty bomb’ which, if placed correctly, will stop an enemy push of the recon’s position. The other gadgets also include the aforementioned spawn beacon and the new ‘sniper decoy’ which will allow the player to place a decoy position to lure enemies.

Grenades, as ever, are vital in Battlefield and the Recon will have access to a frag grenade and a throwing knife from the start and will unlock a smoke grenade at level two.


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.