We've been jumping into BF2042 games all day - it's been a fairly decent start to the beta. But now we're starting to focus on winning - so which Specialist has what it takes? And are any of them so bad they aren't viable?
Ranking The Battlefield 2042 Specialists
From worst to best:
D-Tier: Maria Falck (Support)
Equipment: S21 Syrette Pistol
- Fires a syringe at friendlies to provide healing. If fired at an enemy, the syringe will do damage.
Perk: Combat Surgeon
- Allows the player to return downed allies to combat with full health when reviving them.
Medics should be strong in Battlefield games but the new revive mechanic feels awkward and janky, and the spawning system means it's harder to stay as a squad than usual. The ability to heal alive but damaged players is very situational, so much so it'll almost never be used.
C-Tier: Pyotr "Boris" Guskovsky (Engineer)
Equipment: SG-36 Sentry Gun
- Automatically spots and engages enemy targets detected within a certain area.
Perk: Sentry Operator
- Spots the enemy target when the sentry gun locks on to the enemy in question.
The Sentry Gun is only really going to get you kills when you can set it up in power position, but at that point taking an LMG might be preferable. But it is quite good as an intel tool because of Boris' perk, so not all bad.
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B-Tier: Wikus "Casper" Van Daele (Recon)
Equipment: OV-P Recon Drone
- Spots nearby moving targets and can disorient enemies by using EMP blasts. Can also be used to designate targets for lock-on weapons.
Perk: Movement Sensor
- Alerts the player to approaching enemies, both while boots on the ground and when piloting the Recon Drone.
Casper is very cool. But more than that, his perk is fantastic. His equipment is rarely worth using but the perk alone is a fantastic. It's also versatile, and will give you an advantage no matter what weapon you're playing.
S-Tier: Webster Mackay (Assault)
Equipment: Grappling Hook
- Fires a rope that attaches to surfaces. When attached the rope is retracted and the player gets pulled towards the attach point.
- Allows the player to move more quickly while aiming down sights, further enhancing their speed-related advantages.
The Grappling Hook is less gimmicky and more useful than anyone could have expected. In a game where you have so much ground to cover, it's no wonder Webster Mackay has been so popular in the beta. The faster movement while ADS is a fantastic passive, and the hook really opens up positional play. Easily the best specialist.
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