The L85 IW (Individual Weapon) is a British bullpup assault rifle designed in the 1970s and 80s. It is a member of the SA80 family of weapons and became the standard service rifle of the Armed Forces of Britain in 1987, replacing the L1A1 SLR variant of the FAL rifle. It fires the 5.56x45mm NATO round and is fed from a 30-round detachable STANAG box magazine with an effective range of up to 400 meters and a fire rate of 600-775 rounds per minute.
The A1 variant was plagued with problems, such as constant jamming and easily breakable parts, causing German firearms design company Heckler & Koch to modify it to the vastly improved L85A2 variant. Other members of the SA 80 Family include the L86 LSW, the L22A1 Carbine, the L98 Cadet GP (General Purpose) Rifle and the L103 Drill Purpose rifle.
The L85 appears in seven installments of the Battlefield series. The L85A1 only appears in Battlefield 2, while the L85A2 appears in all other games. The L85A2 in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline is modeled with an aftermarket railed foregrip.