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The Gewehr 43 (English: Rifle 1943) is a German semi-automatic rifle designed by Walther small arms in 1943 for limited use in the German military. It was seen in very small numbers with standard German soldiers, but was more so issued to specialist soldiers and elite units. It fired the 7.92x57 Mauser cartridge, the same as the Karabiner 98, with an effective range of 500 meters and a maximum range of 800 meters. It featured iron sights, but was also compatible with a ZF4 scope.

Battlefield 1942Edit

The Gewehr 43 ZF4 is a weapon featured in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion, issued to the German Elite Scout kit. The Gewehr 43 ZF4 is the only semi-automatic sniper rifle in Battlefield 1942.

In terms of performance, the Gewehr 43 ZF4 has the same projectile as the K98K and No.4, meaning they possess the same damage and multipliers, with a faster velocity over its bolt-action counterparts by 500 meters per second. Its semi-automatic nature allows the Gewehr 43 to fire five times faster than the fire rate of the others sniper rifles, but still significantly less than the fire rates of the M1 Garand and Type 5. The Gewehr 43 ZF4 has three magazines compared to five magazines by the other Scout rifles, though this can be remedied by being close to an Ammo Crate.

In terms of spread, the Gewehr 43 is less accurate than its counterparts on a few occasions, with its spread values often being the equal to or slightly higher in most situations. The only exceptions to when the spread value is lower is whilst proning or strafing at its minimum spread value. Uniquely, jumping has no effect on the Gewehr 43 ZF4, a trait not shared with other sniper rifles.

Its recoil tends to drift either upwards or upwards right, but will reset to the original aiming position just in time for the next shot to be fired whilst aiming down the sights.

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Battlefield HeroesEdit

In Battlefield Heroes, there are three sniper rifles that are based on the Gewehr 43, being specific variants of The Groundbreaker, The Gourmet and the Stefan's Sharpshooter.

The GroundbreakerEdit

"This lightning fast sniper rifle rewards a quick trigger finger more than an accurate eye."

— In-Game Description


The Groundbreaker is a weapon featured in Battlefield Heroes. It is available to the Commando class of the National Army. It is the counterpart of the Royal Army Roderick Rifle. A pilfered variant of The Groundbreaker is also available to the Royal Army. An uber variant of The Groundbreaker is also available.


The GourmetEdit

"Sniper rifles are best when striking from a distance."

— In-Game Description


The Gourmet is a weapon featured in Battlefield Heroes. It is available to the Commando class of the National Army by default. It is the counterpart of the Royal Army Oscar's Farshot. A pilfered variant of The Gourmet is also available to the Royal Army. An uber variant of The Gourmet is also available.


Stefan's SharpshooterEdit

"This rifle has a lot of recoil but rewards those who go for the head."

— In-Game Description


The Stefan's Sharpshooter is a weapon featured in Battlefield Heroes. It is available to the Commando class of the National Army. It is the counterpart of the Royal Army Pipsqueak's Popper. A pilfered variant of the Stefan's Sharpshooter is also available to the Royal Army. An uber variant of the Stefan's Sharpshooter is also available.

Stefan's Stylish SharpshooterEdit

"Same as the original Stefan's Sharpshooter with a fresh new look!"

— In-Game Description


The Stefan's Stylish Sharpshooter is a stylish weapon variant featured in Battlefield Heroes. It is available to the Commando class of the National Army. It is the counterpart of the Royal Army Pipsqueak's Dapper Popper. A pilfered variant of the Stefan's Stylish Sharpshooter is also available to the Royal Army.


CostEdit

Weapon 1 day 3 days 7 days 14 days 30 days Forever
The Groundbreaker 150Valor Point BFH 450Valor Point BFH 35Valor Point BFH - 105Valor Point BFH 869P4F Funds BFH
Pilfered The Groundbreaker 699P4F Funds BFH - - - 569P4F Funds BFH 1,139P4F Funds BFH
The Gourmet Unlocked by default
Pilfered The Gourmet 699P4F Funds BFH - - - 569P4F Funds BFH 1,139P4F Funds BFH
Stefan's Sharpshooter 150Valor Point BFH 450Valor Point BFH 35Valor Point BFH - 105Valor Point BFH 869P4F Funds BFH
Pilfered Stefan's Sharpshooter 699P4F Funds BFH - - - 569P4F Funds BFH 1,139P4F Funds BFH
Stefan's Stylish Sharpshooter 799P4F Funds BFH - - - 1,139P4F Funds BFH 2,279P4F Funds BFH
3,000Valor Point BFH
Pilfered Stefan's Stylish Sharpshooter 799P4F Funds BFH - - - 1,259P4F Funds BFH 2,519P4F Funds BFH

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Battlefield VEdit

"This rifle is so sturdy it can be used as a ladder rung if needed. The Germans designed it when they saw that the Red Army had adopted semi-automatic rifles."

— In-game description


The Gewehr 43 is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It was first seen in the Company interface and later in Pre-Alpha gameplay.

SingleplayerEdit

The Gewehr 43 is the standard rifle of enemy German Medics throughout all singleplayer campaigns.

MultiplayerEdit

The weapon is unlocked for the Assault kit at class rank 1. The Gewehr 43's primary asset is its high damage, which is the best in class amongst the semi-automatic rifles. It kills consistently with three body shots at all ranges, and is further capable of a two-hit kill at medium range if one is a headshot. Its high bullet velocity allows it to perform better at range than most other semi-automatics, and as such can be paired with a Medium Range Scope to function similar to a Recon Self-Loading Rifle.

These strengths are compensated for by a low magazine capacity of 10 rounds, slow default reload using 5-round stripper clips, highest recoil in its category and second lowest fire rate in its category at 300 RPM, the latter of which can leave users vulnerable when faced with fully automatic weapons at close range.

The two Specialization trees available to the Gewehr 43 either improve its handling in close quarters or further hone accuracy for long distance fighting. The left side path of Quick Aim, Enhanced Grips, Detachable Magazines, and Recoil Buffer can help mitigate the weapon's poor control and lengthy reload process, while High Velocity Bullets, Custom Stock, Lightened Stock, and Barrel Bedding can be equipped to improve accuracy in various stances. Recoil Buffer reduces vertical recoil to 1.24 while High Velocity Bullets boosts projectile speed to 860 m/s.

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TriviaEdit

Battlefield VEdit

  • It is possible that the Red Army weapon referenced by weapon's in-game description is the SVT-40.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hey, A Message Board - Older Battlefield Games - retrieved October 22, 2010
  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved October 22, 2010
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