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"The British built this light machine gun based on a Czechoslovak design. It had a top-mounted magazine which gave it a distinct look, and it was very popular with the troops."

— In-game description


The Bren Gun is a weapon featured in Battlefield V, first appearing in the Battlefield 5 Official Reveal Trailer.

SingleplayerEdit

The Bren Gun is the starting weapon of the unnamed player character controlled during the 1944 section of the prologue My Country Calling.

MultiplayerEdit

The Bren gun is issued to the Support kit at class rank 8. With the lowest rate of fire amongst all LMGs at 514 RPM, the Bren offers superior accuracy and controllability, with an additional five rounds per magazine than its closest contemporary, the KE7. As such it is best suited to medium-long range engagements, as at close range it can easily be outdamaged by faster-firing weapons - something that cannot be remedied with specializations as the Light Bolt upgrade is not available. As well as a low fire rate, the Bren has the second lowest recoil, making it relatively easily to control even when shooting unsupported by a bipod.

Specializations therefore focus on further improving the Bren Gun's capabilities at distance and recoil reduction. Rank 1 upgrade Quick Reload, and Rank 3 choice between Quick Aim and Slings and Swivels, seek to enhance responsiveness. Rank 1 Ported Barrel and Rank 2 Recoil Buffer can be selected concurrently to lessen recoil. Finally, Rank 2 Barrel Bedding boosts stationary accuracy, while the final choice between Improved Bipod and High Velocity Bullets both increase effectiveness against long range targets.


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Vehicle Mounted Bren GunEdit

A version of the Bren Gun with a pan magazine is also featured as the top gunner weapon on British ground vehicles, namely the Churchill Mk VII, Valentine Mk VIII, Staghound T17E1, M3 and Universal Carrier. It features a slower rate of fire than the German equivalent MG 34. The weapon is also use as the rear gunner's defensive armament on the Blenheim Mk I and Mk IF bombers, although in this role the Bren has a much higher rate of fire.


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