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PSO-1 reticle

PSO-1 Reticle

The Soviet PSO-1 (Pritsel Snaipersky Optichesky, "Optical Sniper Sight") telescopic sight was, at the time of its introduction (around 1964), the most technically advanced telescopic sight ever designed for a mass-production designated marksman or sniper rifle. The PSO-1 telescopic sight is manufactured in Russia by the Novosibirsk instrument-making factory (NPZ Optics State Plant) and is issued with the Russian military SVD sniper rifle.

Battlefield Vietnam[]

The PSO-1 is issued to the NVA Scout kit with the SVD sniper rifle in Battlefield Vietnam.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

BC2 SVU scope

Aiming down the SVU's PSO-1 sight in BF:BC2

The PSO-1 comes standard on both the SVU and VSS sniper rifles in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, with a 6x magnification. Its unique reticle with stacked chevrons is useful for gauging bullet drop.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam[]

BFBC2 SVD Default Zoom

Aiming down the PSO-1 scope in Battlefield: Bad Company 2:Vietnam

The PSO-1 is seen on the SVD sniper rifle in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Like it's counterpart on the base game's SVU and VSS, it has a 6x magnification and has a unique reticle with stacked chevrons for gauging bullet drop at range. It has considerably more zoom than the M21's scope, and the same zoom as the M40, but unlike the others, it does not allow the player to use peripheral vison while sighted in.

Battlefield Play4Free[]

PSO-1 SVD Large P4F
Unlocked at

level 7

Unlock cost

399 P4F Funds (one day)
1999 P4F Funds (unlimited)
3999 P4F Funds (unlimited, before level 7)

Special feature(s)

Zoom magnifies 1,95x


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The PSO-1 SVD and PSO-1 Simonov are available weapon attachments that both provides 1.95x zoom magnification. This scope offers lower magnification than the standard sniper scope.

Battlefield 3[]

PSO-1 (4×)
PSO-1 Large BF3
Unlocked at
  • 10 sniper rifle kills (Russian)
  • 10 assault rifle kills (Russian)
  • 125 light machine gun kills (Russian)
  • 80 carbine kills (Russian)
  • 175 sniper rifle kills (US)
  • 200 assault rifle kills (US)
  • 235 light machine gun kills (US)
  • 270 carbine kills (US)
Special feature(s)

Medium-range scope
4x magnification

Inventory slot

Weapon optics

"Standard Issue Russian medium speed, medium range scope with a 4x magnification originally developed for the SVD; adapted to fit on standard rails with a Ballistic reticle."
— Battlelog description

The PSO-1 is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield 3 that provides 4× (346%) magnification. Unlike the sniper's default PKS-07 scope, the player will not suffer from scope glint. It cannot be mounted to PDWs, besides the AS VAL, due to complications with the amount of space available on most PDW attachment rails, but it can be mounted to all other types of primary weapons in game.

The PSO-1 features a stadiametric rangefinder in the lower-left side of the reticle, but it is not accurate in-game.

Battlefield 4[]

The PSO-1 returns in Battlefield 4 as it was seen during the E3 2013 livestream of the game's multiplayer.

The appearance of the PSO-1 is similar to the one in Battlefield 3, but with a major difference being that the top chevron is marked red unlike the other chevrons, which are still black. It also appears that the stadiametric rangefinder may be gone, though there are few reference images available.