— In-game description
The Bren Gun is the starting weapon of the unnamed player character controlled during the 1944 section of the prologue My Country Calling.
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, with which it shares its damage model. 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. The low fire rate also helps with recoil control, of which the Bren has the second highest, and while still relatively easy to control on its own the weapon benefits greatly when shooting supported 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.
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.
- Before the release of Battlefield V, the Bren Gun (along with the Battlefield 1 version of the Madsen MG) was listed as a chapter rank reward for the Tides of War chapter The Fall Of Europe. The chapter was cut as a result of the game's month long release delay.