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For the Specializations in Battlefield 2142, see Field Upgrades

Specializations are a game mechanic featured in Battlefield 4. Functioning in a similar manner to Battlefield 3, these grant additional abilities to players. Specializations are available as Field Upgrades and Vehicle Specializations.

Field Upgrade

A Field Upgrade Path

Field Upgrades function in a similar manner to Battlefield 2142. There are 29 different specializations available for use when choosing from the 11 available Upgrade Paths. Each path holds up to four different specializations that are obtained by progress chained by squad-based team work.

Three of these specializations are initially locked. As the squad completes objectives, or the squad is granted a promotion by the commander, the remaining specializations are unlocked and stack. Some of these objectives are as follows:

  • Killing enemies
  • Repairing vehicles occupied by squad mates
  • Resupplying squad mates
  • Healing squad mates
  • Spawning on squad mates
  • Competing objectives given by the squad leader
  • Saving or avenging squad mates from enemies
If every member of a squad is dead or has yet to deploy, the squad loses the use of one specialization each time this occurs. This system replaces the collaborative system in Battlefield 3 and the potential waste if squadmates selected the same specialization. Upstanding upgrades at the end of rounds will be carried over to consecutive matches on that server.

Name Icon Effects Upgrade Path
SPRINT BF4 SPRINT Increases mamimum Sprint speed by 10%.
  • Offensive - Tier 1
  • Shadow - Tier 2
  • Combat Medic - Tier 2
  • Grenadier - Tier 2
AMMO BF4 AMMO Increases maximum amount of ammunition held by 50% to 100% depending on the weapon being used.
  • Offensive - Tier 2
  • Indirect Fire - Tier 2
  • Perimeter Defense - Tier 1
GRENADES BF4 GRENADES Increases the maximum number of Grenades held by one.
  • Offensive - Tier 3
  • Grenadier - Tier 1
REDUCED FALL BF4 REDUCED FALL Increases the height a player is able to fall before sustaining damage. Only works at certain height thresholds such as that similar to a two story building.
  • Offensive - Tier 4
  • Shadow - Tier 3
ARMOR BF4 ARMOR Reduces incoming damage taken to the torso by 10%. Requires most primary weapons to fire an extra bullet in order in order to kill players with ARMOR equipped. Also prevents standard sniper rifles from earning close-range kills to the chest.
  • Defensive - Tier 1
COVER BF4 COVER Decreases the amount of incoming suppressive fire by 50%.
  • Defensive - Tier 2
  • Mechanic - Tier 3
  • Sniper - Tier 2
FLAK BF4 FLAK Increases damage from explosives by 15%. Does not protect against direct hits from explosives.
  • Defensive - Tier 3
  • Grenadier - Tier 4
  • Mechanic - Tier 2
  • Anti-Tank - Tier 4
QUICK REGEN BF4 QUICK REGEN Decreases the amount of time it takes to start regenerating health by 20%.
  • Defensive - Tier 4
QUICK UNSPOT BF4 QUICK UNSPOT Reduces the amount of time a player is spotted when they move out of their spotters sight from seven seconds to five seconds.
  • Shadow - Tier 1
  • Spec Ops - Tier 4
  • Sniper - Tier 3
STEALTH BF4 STEALTH Causes players to be undetectable to the MTN-55 and T-UGS except when sprinting.
  • Shadow - Tier 4
  • Spec Ops - Tier 1
MEDKIT UPGRADE BF4 MEDKIT UPGRADE Increases the number of Medkits and First Aid Packs able to be deployed at once by one each.
  • Combat Medic - Tier 1
DEFIB UPGRADE BF4 DEFIB UPGRADE Increases both the charge up and recharge speeds of Defibrillators by 100%. It also increases the minimum health upon revive from 20% to 34%.
  • Combat Medic - Tier 3
MEDICAL UNIT BF4 MEDICAL UNIT Slowly heals nearby teammates when inside a vehicle.
  • Combat Medic - Tier 4
40MM GRENADES BF4 40MM GRENADES Increases the maximum number of any type of rounds for the M320 or GP-30 by three.
  • Grenadier - Tier 3
FAST REPAIR BF4 FAST REPAIR Increases the speed of repairs or damage to vehicles by 35%.
  • Mechanic - Tier 1
REPAIR UNIT BF4 REPAIR UNIT Slowly repairs nearby vehicles when inside another vehicle.
  • Mechanic - Tier 3
MINES BF4 MINES Increases the maximum number of Anti-Tank Mines and M2 SLAM munitions able to be held to six.
  • Anti-Tank - Tier 1
ROCKETS BF4 ROCKETS Increases the maximum number of AT and AA ammunition to seven.
  • Anti-Tank - Tier 2
  • Anti-Tank - Tier 3
AMMO BAG UPGRADE.PNG BF4 AMMO BAG UPGRADE Increases the maximum number of Ammo Boxes and Ammo Pouches able to be deployed at once by one.
  • Indirect Fire - Tier 1
INDIRECT FIRE BF4 INDIRECT FIRE Increases the maximum ammunition of the M224 Mortar and XM25.
  • Indirect Fire - Tier 3
RESUPPLY UNIT BF4 RESUPPLY UNIT Resupplies ammunition to nearby teammates when occupying a vehicle.
  • Indirect Fire - Tier 4
SUPPRESSION BF4 SUPPRESSION Increases the amount of outgoing suppressive fire by 50%.
  • Perimeter Defense - Tier 2
CLAYMORES BF4 CLAYMORES Increases the maximum number of M18 Claymores able to be held to three.
  • Perimeter Defense - Tier 3
MP-APS UPGRADE BF4 MP-APS UPGRADE Increases the amount of times the MP-APS can deflect incoming explosives before getting destroyed.
  • Perimeter Defense - Tier 4
C4 EXPLOSIVES BF4 C4 EXPLOSIVES Increases the maximum amount of C4 able to be held to six.
  • Spec Ops - Tier 2
MOTION SENSORS BF4 MOTION SENSORS Increases the number of MTN-55 able to be held to five. It also increases the sensing range of the T-UGS and MAV by 40%.
  • Spec Ops - Tier 3
HOLD BREATH BF4 HOLD BREATH Increases the time a player can steady a scope of a sniper rifle by 100%.
  • Sniper - Tier 1
ADVANCED SPOT BF4 ADVANCED SPOT Increases the amount of time an enemy is spotted by 45%.
  • Sniper - Tier 4

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