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An assault rifle is a rifle capable of automatic fire with an intermediate cartridge from a detachable box magazine. Its cartridge falls in between the low power ammunition used in Pistols, Submachine Guns, and high power rifle ammunition used in Battle Rifles and many Sniper Rifles, allowing for more controllable recoil while still maintaining an effective range of several hundred meters.

Assault rifles are meant to be lightweight and though they are selective-fire weapons with large magazines, they do not have the thermal mass, cooling ability, or ammunition capacity to sustain a high volume of fire like a machine gun.

They have been featured in almost every installment in the Battlefield series.




  • Outclassed by other weapon types in certain situations.
  • Limited ability to engage multiple opponents.
  • Lower suppressive effect (starting with Battlefield 3)

versus Carbines[]

Modern carbines are shortened assault rifles, offering similar performance at close range. Assault rifles generally outperform carbines at longer range. Disadvantages to carbines—as a result of their improved maneuverability—may be represented by longer draw time, less favorable recoil, and slower movement speed while firing the weapon.

versus Battle Rifles[]

Battle rifles use a full-power rifle cartridge. Assault rifles tend to have a larger magazine capacity, higher rate of fire, and favorable recoil. However, assault rifles will generally have a lower damage model and overall damage potential per magazine.


Battlefield 1942[]

Name Description Faction Kit
StG 44 Wehrmacht/Afrika Korps assault rifle. Wehrmacht, Afrika Korps Assault

Battlefield Vietnam[]

Name Description Faction Kit
M16 US Army/USMC/ARVN/VNAF/MACV assault rifle. US Army, USMC, ARVN, VNAF, MACV Assault
CAR-15 MACV/ARVN/VNAF assault rifle. MACV, ARVN, VNAF Assault
CAR-15/XM148 MACV assault rifle. MACV Assault
AK-47 NVA assault rifle. NVA Assault
AKMS Viet Cong assault rifle. Viet Cong Assault

Battlefield 2[]

Name Description Faction Kit
M16A2 USMC/US Navy SEAL default assault rifle. USMC, US Navy SEAL Medic/Assault
FAMAS EU default assault rifle. EU Medic
L85A2 EU default assault rifle. EU Assault
AK-47 PLA default assault rifle. PLA Medic/Assault
AK-101 MEC/MECSF/Spetsnaz/Insurgent Forces/Rebel Forces default assault rifle. MEC, MECSF, Spetsnaz, Insurgent Forces, Rebel Forces Medic/Assault
G36E SAS default assault rifle, and an unlockable. SAS, all factions Medic
F2000 SAS default assault rifle, and an unlockable. SAS, all factions Assault
L85A1 Unlockable assault rifle. All factions Medic

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat[]

Name Description Faction Kit
L85A2 EU/NATO assault rifle. EU, NATO Assault
AK-47 MEC assault rifle. MEC Assault
Type 95 PLA assault rifle. PLA Assault

Battlefield 2142[]

Name Description Faction Kit
SCAR 11 EU default assault rifle. EU Assault
Krylov FA-37 PAC default assault rifle. PAC Assault
Baur H-AR Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault
Voss L-AR Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault
Bofors Defense Rifle Originally available as a pre-order bonus. All factions Assault

Battlefield: Bad Company[]

Name Description Faction Kit
M416 US Army default assault rifle. US Army Assault
AEK-971 RGF default assault rifle. RGF Assault
AUG MEC default assault rifle. MEC Assault
AN94 Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault
F2000 Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault
M16 Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault
XM8 Unlockable assault rifle All factions Assault

Battlefield Online[]

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam[]

Battlefield Play4Free[]

Battlefield 3[]

Battlefield 4[]

Battlefield Hardline[]

Battlefield V[]