Two variants of the P08 are featured in Battlefield V: the P08 Pistol and P08 Pistol Carbine.
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In multiplayer the P08 Pistol is available as a sidearm for all classes, and is the third to be unlocked. The P08 is comparable to the P38 Pistol as the two weapons share identical damage models, magazine capacities and rate of fire - as such, the weapon is a four body shot kill out to 22m. However, the P08 distinguishes itself with slightly higher per-shot recoil in exchange for increased muzzle velocity, which is tied with the Repetierpistol M1912 for highest in the secondary category. It also has the quickest partial reload in class at 1.2s.
P08 Pistol CarbineEdit
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The P08 Carbine is a weapon introduced in the third Tides of War chapter, Trial By Fire for the Recon kit. It was unlocked upon completion of the Week 7 challenges, and is now available for purchase through The Company. The weapon is the first Pistol Carbine to be added to the game.
The P08 Carbine shares some characteristics with its pistol variant, such as rate of fire, but is otherwise statistically distinct. The weapon is now capable of a three body shot kill out to 10m, and has had its muzzle velocity raised to 370 m/s. Its magazine capacity has also seen a significant quantitative upgrade with 32+1 rounds - although this makes reloads infrequent they are noticeably longer than the pistol version, while ammo carrying capacity is limited to three magazines maximum. These factors allow rapid, sustained fire which is kept accurate by a low per-shot recoil value. Although its semi-automatic fire mode limits its raw time-to-kill potential, its controllability and high damage permits effective use at both close and medium range.
The P08 Carbine can make use of Specializations to further improve performance. The left side path, consisting of Quick Aim, Enhanced Grips, Polished Action and Quick Reload, and the right side options of Slings and Swivels, Custom Stock, Lightened Stock and Barrel Bedding, both seek to improve handling speed and accuracy on the move in various ways.