Battlefield 2042 is a little over two months away so it’s no surprise that fans are already curious about Hazard Zone, which supposedly plays like Escape From Tarkov and might be Free-to-Play, what the best weapons are, and how the Battlefield 2042 Specialists will make the shooter feel different.
For those not in the know, Specialists are this game’s version of the class system from previous titles, and fans have been able to see them in action thanks to gameplay leaks that come from the Technical Playtests, though don’t expect to see PS5 gameplay since that beta was cancelled for some reason.
There will be 10 Specialists available in Battlefield 2042 at launch, with more likely to come as DLC or free updates, so here’s everything we know about these confirmed characters thus far.
Everything You Need To Know About Battlefield 2042's Specialists
Some new Specialist abilities have been announced, seen below in a tweet by EA DICE community manager Adam Freeman.
It's got some sweet footage of the Specialists' abilities in action, including Mackay, Falck, Boris, and Casper.
Specialists in Battlefield 2042 will have their own gadgets and abilities, making them unique enough to tailor to certain players while also not feeling too different so those that are curious can experiment with different characters.
Here’s what you need to know about each of these Specialists in Battlefield 2042.
Temporyal, a veteran dataminer of the Battlefield series, has supposedly uncovered the unannounced Specialists and their abilities, which should interest fans.
Battlefield 2042 players should take this with a grain of salt since the characters or abilities could change before release and haven't been officially announced by either EA or Ripple Effect but you can check out these new Specialists in the Tweet below.
Leaked Specialist Gadgets
A list of Battlefield 2042 Specialists Gadgets was reportedly leaked on Reddit, so fans should take this list with a grain of salt.
- Stim pistol
- Recon drone
- Deployable cover
- AR scanner
- Smart explosive
- Supply drop
- Signal hacker
- Construction kit
- Supply throwable
- Grapple gun
- Supply bag
- Personal shield
- Auto turret
Kimble ‘Irish’ Graves - Engineer Specialist
Returning from Battlefield 4, Kimble Graves, better known as Irish by his peers and fans, is a veteran soldier and will be acting as the Specialist commander aboard the Exodus.
Irish’s Fortification System ability gives him DCS Deployable Cover, which protects him from bullets or explosions and supplies him with the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel that lets him take down explosive projectiles.
His other ability is Veteran, which gives him additional armor and other bonuses for every downed opponent.
Casper - The Recon Specialist
Wikus ‘Casper’ Van Daele is a South African soldier who can detect the movements of other players and scout them out with his OV-P Recon Drone.
Players who like to play sneaky and catch their opponents off guard should consider choosing Casper as their Specialist.
Webster Mackay - The Assault Specialist
As his Specialist title implies, Webster Mackay is a Canadian soldier who is very good at getting close and taking down his opponents.
His special abilities include a Grappling Hook that should make traveling more fun and getting to opponents quicker, while his Nimble trait lets him dodge bullets quicker than most.
Maria Falck - The Support Specialist
Players who are used to being the healer of their groups will want to play as Maria over here, as the German soldier will be able to revive their teammates quickly.
Her S21 Syrette Pistol can heal teammates from afar, while her Combat Surgeon trait has yet to be detailed by DICE.
Boris - The Engineer Specialist
For those that want to wield heavy weapons, Boris is your man as the soldier will be useful for taking down enemies and vehicles, making him a huge threat.
Boris’ SG-36 Sentry Gun is what he’ll use to auto-engage the enemies or vehicles, while his Sentry Operator trait boosts the Sentry Gun’s proficiency.
Keep this page bookmarked so you get all the details on the Specialists as and when they come out, and check out more of our Battlefield 2042 guides! We have an explainer on all Battlefield 2042 game modes so you can plan what you fancy playing, or have a look at the Battlefield 2042 PC requirements to make sure your machine can handle the heat.