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The KORD is a Russian-made Heavy Machine Gun that was developed in 1998 to replace the NSV machine gun. While it resembles the NSV, the internal mechanism has been extensively reworked, changing from a horizontally pivoting breech block to a rotating bolt design. Additionally the gas system has been changed and the muzzle baffle redesigned. These changes give the weapon reduced recoil compared with the NSV, allowing greater accuracy during sustained fire.

Battlefield 2[]

KORD sound effects

The KORD is used in the secondary gunner position of the MEC T-90 main battle tank, as well as the Vodnik, the MEC FAV, and Mi-17 in Battlefield 2. It performs nearly identically to its USMC and PLA counterparts, the M2 Browning and the Type 85 HMG.

There is a line in the localization files that reads:


However, it is not seen in the game, as weapons mounted on vehicles will use the kill message of the vehicle itself.

Battlefield: Bad Company[]

The KORD HMG with a ballistic shield in Battlefield: Bad Company

The KORD is an emplacement featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.


The KORD is often seen being used by Russian and MEC enemies in machine gun nests, with ballistic shields and watchtowers.


The KORD is seen on almost every map. It can be very useful for defending positions, as it is very accurate and it has high damage. Being uniquely mounted, it is void of recoil and an ammunition count, but is limited by an overheating process and a cooldown. KORDs are found on Cav Buggies, Patrol Boats and Vodniks.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

"Modern Russian 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun developed to replace the aging NSV HMG. It has increased accuracy at longer ranges and an improved muzzle brake that provides recoil dampening."

— In-game description.

The KORD is an emplacement featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.


The KORD can be seen occasionally used by enemies. It is seen used with ballistic shields and on Russian Vodniks. It is also used on Cav Buggies.


The KORD (designated Heavy MG in-game) can be seen in almost every level. It can be found stationary alone, with a ballistic shield, in windows and on Vodnik 4WDs and Cobra 4WDs as the second passenger's weapon, and occasionally on CAVs as the third passenger's weapon. It is generally issued to Russian defenders, like on Laguna Presa or Arica Harbor, but is also used by American defenders, like on Port Valdez. The XM312 is the American counterpart to the KORD; the two are only aesthetically different.

The KORD is also mounted as the heavy machine gun for the gunner position in the T-90 and the BMD-3. It's power per bullet and rate of fire make it an excellent anti-infantry weapon. It can also damage light vehicles, such as LAVs, boats and helicopters, though it will do significantly less damage with a multiplier of x0.15 against these vehicles. Players also need to lead their targets. The KORD fires very powerful rounds, and hence, can easily destroy light pieces of environment, such as trees and wooden structures, though it will do relatively nothing against sturdier targets, such as the ground, sandbags and walls.


Battlefield Play4Free[]

The KORD is the passenger's weapon for the T-90, Vodnik, FAV and Mi-17 in Battlefield Play4Free.

Battlefield 3[]

The KORD in Operation: Swordbreaker.

The KORD is the standard Russian HMG featured in Battlefield 3 . It is the RU equivalent of the M2 Browning, and is identical in performance.


The KORD is featured at the end of "Operation Swordbreaker" where Blackburn has to operate one mounted in a PLR technical to stave off an enemy onslaught, but is knocked unconscious after the earthquake that strikes the region.


t is featured as the second passenger weapon mounted on Russian light transport veichles, tanks and IFVs as a remote controlled or hand-held turret. When the "Coaxial HMG" specialization is equipped on tanks, it allows T-90 drivers to use a KORD HMG as secondary weapon

Battlefield 4[]

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The KORD is the Heavy Machine Gun of the Russian Ground Forces in Battlefield 4 . The weapon is first encountered in Baku, where it is mounted on the VDV Buggy's gunner position and can be used by Recker to take out the Russian troops trying to prevent his squad from reaching the exfiltration point. The weapon also appears on Russian vehicles throughout the campaign.


The .50 Cal is a heavy machine gun emplacement that appears in Battlefield 4's multiplayer. Like the XM312 emplacements seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, this one includes a gun shield covering much of the operator's front. It takes the appearance of the KORD heavy machine gun. It is listed as a vehicle in-game. This means it can be locked onto with Laser Guided missiles and kills with the .50 Cal count as general vehicle-kills.

The KORD also appears as an armament for Russian Vehicles. It is seen mounted on the VDV Buggy as a crewed weapon, and as part of a Remote Weapon Station on the SPM-3, BTR-90 and T-90A. It is the statistical equal to, and the Russian counterpart of, the American M2 Browning, and Chinese Type 85 HMG and QJZ89.

Battlefield 2042[]

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The KORD is an emplacement featured in Battlefield 2042. Available exclusively in the Battlefield Portal, it functions in a similar manner as its counterparts in previous installments.


Battlefield 4[]

  • Uniquely, the .50 Cal has separate entries for kills with each on faction on Battlelog.