— In-game description
The Knife is an all kit melee weapon featured in Battlefield 2. Unlike previous games, the knife's model does not change between factions, and it can now kill in one hit. Offsetting its power is the fact that the player must be very close to the target for the attack to connect. As a result, the knife works best against unaware and stationary enemies, as mobile ones can be a challenge to deal with, especially if they have a ranged weapon drawn.
- Bots will draw the knife and attempt to stab the player if they get too close, and won't pull out another weapon until the player is dead or a significant distance away.