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Battlefield 2042

"Unique recoil system redirects force downwards, helping to counterbalance barrel rise and increasing sustained fire accuracy compared to other SMGs."

— In-game description

The K30 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042. It was first seen in the Official Reveal Trailer.

The K30 is the fastest firing automatic weapon in the game, firing at 1,200 RPM. With this extremely high fire rate, this submachine gun can shred targets in its best range (up to 30 meters and 40 meters with High-Power ammunition), but struggles at medium ranges, and falls apart quickly past that.

The default magazines are extremely small, at 20 rounds. The capacity of these are comparable to pistols. This contributes to the skill needed to wield the K30, as one will need to control their engagements and keep their weapons loaded. It has a fast 1.94 seconds partial reload and 2.43 seconds empty reload to compensate. Taking cover while reloading the weapon is crucial in close quarters. When used with Support specialists, Aiming down sights time is shortened, which can really benefit users in the thick of the frontlines.

It is important to know that the K30's strength, its fire rate, is also its weakest link in certain situations. In order to help with some of its problems, it may also be useful to equip a long range sidearm, like the M44 and the BFP.50.

With such stats, the K30 is an aggressive submachine gun, with users required to get up close and personal in order to utilize the weapon's potential.

The competitor to the K30 is the AC9, which is marginally slower compared to the K30’s fire rate, but makes up for it with even less recoil and a faster empty reload.

Damage Chart[]

Ammunition types 0-29m 30-39m 40-49m 50-74m 75-99m >100m
High-Power / Extended
18 18 15 13 13 13
Subsonic 18 15 15 13 12 12
Standard Issue / Extended
Standard Issue / Drum
18 15 15 13 13 12





Battlefield 2042 K30 Factory Factory
Battlefield 2042 K30 Carbon Neo Carbon Series
K30 Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Disintegrator Disintegrator
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 53
Battlefield 2042 K30 Overpowered Overpowered
300 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,750 BFC (Tactical Showdown Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Inkblot Inkblot
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 45
Battlefield 2042 K30 Tier 1 Tier 1
K30 Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Grasshopper Grasshopper
Gold Edition, Year 1 Pass or Ultimate Edition owner before February 1st, 2022
Battlefield 2042 K30 Clean Cut Clean Cut
Pre-Season Week 24 reward
1,000 BFC (Back in Black Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Heat Balance Heat Balance
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (Flash Freeze Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Copper Dragon Copper Dragon
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 61
Battlefield 2042 K30 Doubletapped Doubletapped
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (Dead Head Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Fanged Revolt Fanged Revolt
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 92
Battlefield 2042 K30 Rip Current Rip Current
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (From the Depths Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 K30 Creeper Creeper
Turning Point Premium Battle Pass tier 9
Battlefield 2042 K30 Stinger Stinger
Zero Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 55


  • Carbon Series weapon skin was originally called Carbon Neo. This was changed in Update 1 (Season 1).
  • On the right side of the receiver, the K30 has a inscription of "JACKS USA. 02305 SBR 45CAL.", which represents a civilian model. The "JACKS" is also seen on many other attachments (e.g. TV 2X).