Battlefield 2042 Specialist Wikus "Casper" Van Daele Guide - Abilities, Tips, and Loadout

Battlefield 2042 has a flurry of Specialists to choose from and it can be difficult to master each one. Sure to be a beloved operator, Wikus "Casper" Van Daele is probably the most innovative pick out of the bunch.

Discreet yet deadly, Casper has extensive experience in intelligence gathering. Casper was thrown out of his country, South Africa, after coming across a conspiracy involving a senior officer. The lone wolf was accused of murder and now resides with the No-Pats, hoping to return home one day. The sniper lurks in the shadows of terrain thanks to his ghillie suit, making him paramount in stealth-based situations.

Here's how to make the most out of the sharpshooter.

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Casper Abilities and Gadgets

Casper's skillset is best suited to encompassing stealth and ensuring long-range dominance.

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Casper's details include his place of birth: South Africa, class: Recon, specialty: ov-p recon drone, trait: movement sensor.
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Speciality - OV-P Recon Drone

Casper can deploy the OV-P Recon Drone, which helps tag nearby enemies and adversary vehicles within a certain depth of field for yourself and your teammates. The drone can also issue EMP blasts, disorientating the enemy's technological equipment making the device paramount in open spaces.

Trait - Movement Sensor

The trait alerts you and your friends to any approaching enemies. Whether that be in the doorway you're aiming or the area behind you; the sensor will immediately signal you when you have boots on the ground and when piloting the recon drone.

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Another look at Casper holding a gun, while wearing a camouflaged suit. The drone is also to his right.
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Casper Specialist Tips

Given Casper's ability to camouflage with the local environment, the sniper can perfectly hide in plain sight. The use of the specialist's sniper allows you to eliminate targets from long-range, commanding attacks on enemy strongholds from afar. Using the OV-P Recon Drone will allow you to tag adversaries for your team as they approach these territories in modes like Conquest. The EMP blasts allow you to diffuse vehicular onslaughts in open spaces too.

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With the movement sensor, you can command your own space. Playing as Casper, you can easily detect when enemies approach your backline. This will allow you to continue sniping foes on the battlefield while your mind is at peace knowing that your back is secure.

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Casper Specialist Loadout Idea

Given Casper's assertion in sticking to the shadows, the most obvious choice would be to use a sniper. The SWS-10 is simple, but effective in pinpointing enemies accurately. We'd recommend complimenting the weapons with the Raven 4x attachment scope for long-range accuracy.

Alternatively, if you want a weapon with a faster fire rate, the DM7 allows for increased accuracy from afar. Despite its certification as a semi-automatic rifle, the weapon still gives you control and power over long distances.

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Casper is a master of disguise, with more undiscovered features yet to come. That's why we'll keep updating this page with more helpful pointers in using the tactical assassin. For more information on traversing DICE's cyber playground, check out our guide on Battlefield 2042's collection of vehicles.