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"Just stay out of my scope."

— Paik

Ji-Soo Paik (Korean/Hangul: 백지수) is a Recon specialist featured in Battlefield 2042. She is unlocked at level 25.


Birthdate // November 17th, 2017 (25 years old)
Birth Location // Gwangju, South Korea
Spoken Languages // Native Korean, Chinese, English
Nationality // South Korean

Personal History[]

Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Paik was an only child and an introvert by nature. Both her parents had demanding jobs and would often place Paik in the care of her great grandfather, Sang-chul. The quiet old man wanted nothing more than to spend his days playing the strategy game, Baduk. In Paik he found the perfect companion. As soon as he introduced her to the 19x19 wooden grid and its black and white stones, she was transfixed.

What on the surface seemed simple was far more complex than Paik had ever imagined. More combinations could be reached on this small board than there were atoms in the universe. After a couple of years under Sang-chul's tutelage, Paik became an excellent practitioner. On special occasions they would venture to the city parks in Seoul where Sang-chul pitted the young girl against much older players; he never tired of seeing that look of utter confusion as it dawned on them they were going to lose.

Sang-chul's death was a defining moment for Paik. In honor of her great-grandfather she buried their Baduk board with him and vowed never to play another game. With her mind still hungry for competition, she watched the 2026 Olympics and was inspired to take up speed skating. She loved the combination of skill and strategy and reached an elite competitive level in her teenage years.

In the wake of world events, Korea expanded mandatory conscription to include women, forcing Paik to give up her athletic career and join the Army. She excelled in her training and joined the Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command (ROK-SOF). Paik was trained in covert operations and infiltration and became highly proficient in all manner of electronic subversion and on-site intel gathering tactics. After a series of successful missions, her unit earned the moniker, "Gumiho" - named after the Korean mythological shape-shifting fox.

The 2040 Blackout sent Paik on ever more dangerous missions to secure leverage for her government. But when a vital op ended in failure and national embarrassment, she was forced to flee in disgrace. She found refuge among the displaced. The dispossessed. The dishonored. They were the No-Pats. They might just be Paik's redemption.

Key Dates[]


EMG-X Scanner Icon
"Temporarily highlights hostiles. Your position will be revealed when activated."

— In-game description

Paik is equipped with the EMG-X Scanner as her specialty. Once activated, it highlights all enemies within a 25 meter range, even through walls. This effect lasts 0.07 seconds[1] with a cooldown of 30 seconds. Assists will be awarded for any enemy spotted with the scanner and killed by another player.


Eagle Eyed Icon
"Those you damage become spotted for self and team."

— In-game description

Paik features the Eagle Eyed trait.[2] This spots enemy who she attacking for the whole team.



Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Fully Automatic Fully Automatic
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 79
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Black Raptor Black Raptor
300 BFC (Headgear)
1,750 BFC (Killer Instinct Bundle)


Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Specialist Paik Specialist Paik
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Mamba Mamba
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Hexmesh Triweave Hexmesh Triweave
Paik Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Night Operations Night Operations
5 kills and assists as Paik
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Navalized Navalized
Level 52
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik BF2042 Dev BF2042 Dev
Exclusive to developers
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Cold Shoulder Cold Shoulder
Zero Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 60
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Nightbot Nightbot
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Silent Slash Silent Slash
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 21
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Valiance Valiance
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 23
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Ravine Ravine
EA Play reward
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Uprising Uprising
New Dawn Free Battle Pass tier 25
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Psychometry Psychometry
Dark Creations Free Battle Pass tier 40
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik ROK SOF ROK / SOF
Paik Mastery 4 (T4)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Tier 1 Tier 1
Paik Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Blast Resistant Blast Resistant
Level 97
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Gwisin Gwisin
Pre-Season Week 23 reward
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Back in Black Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Winterkill Winterkill
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 76
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Chemical Weathering Chemical Weathering
750 BFC (Set)
3,000 BFC (Against the Grain Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Sobok Sobok
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Morning Raid Bundle)
Earn 60 ribbons during the second week of The Liquidators: Redux in any official game mode
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Bionic Bionic
Escalation Free Battle Pass tier 66
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Code Execution Code Execution
Earn 75 ribbons during the first week in Leviathan Rising playlist
3,000 BFC (Leviathan Rising Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Quantum Shift Quantum Shift
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (World to Come Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Gumiho Gumiho
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Shapeshifter Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Circuit Breaker Circuit Breaker
Eleventh Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 75
Battlefield 2042 Ji-Soo Paik Peak Performance Peak Performance
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 100


Loading Screen Quotes[3]
  • "Rao and I have fixed up a lot of tech together. Between the two of us, we have eyes almost anywhere in the world."
  • "I was on the Doha op, I saw what it meant to Irish to stop this war. It's why he hasn't backed down ever since."
  • "I can find intel on anyone. But Oz - he's done a good job at hiding his past."
  • "Encrypted messages? I don't know what you're talking about. Don't pay so much attention to rumors."
  • "Every bullet that goes through a Songdo window, I feel it. Like it's my responsibility."
  • “It started in Czechia. The transmission, the Arkangel cargo. It led us to a Boreas lab. A tomb.”


Player Cards[]



  • Paik was first mentioned in the "Journey of the No-Pats" blog post[4], and briefly seen as a playable character in the Open Beta trailer. She was later revealed with four more specialists in between the Open Beta and launch.
  • The EMG-X Scanner echoes various abilities and features in the Battlefield series, such as Sixth Sense in Battlefield Heroes, and the "deathcam" in use since Battlefield 4.
  • Prior to Update 4, Paik had the "Threat Perception" trait that spotted (for the player) anyone inflicting damage to the player.
    • Paik's current trait is carried over from the Sniper Combat Role from Battlefield V.
    • "Threat Perception" was instead given to Rao in the same update, who in turn lost "Trojan Network".
  • Paik's Gwisin set is a references to a type of spirit or ghost in Korean folklore.
  • Paik's Gumiho set is a references to nine-tailed fox creature in Korean folklore similar to Chinese Huli jing and Japanese Kitsune.