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Hardline 2042

The PKP Pecheneg (Russian: ПКП Печенег) is a modernized version of the PKM machine gun designed by TsNIITochMash to be more accurate with the use of a non-interchangeable air-cooled barrel while firing the same 7.62×54mmR round of the PKM. Named after a tribe of Turkic nomads who previously inhabited the steppes, as well as Moldavia and Wallachia, the Pecheneg is capable of mounting telescopic sights to further improve its accuracy over range. Unlike the PKM, the weapon's barrel is not detachable but can still use the same box magazines that can hold 100, 200, or even 250 rounds of ammunition.

The weapon also retains the same tripod mounting mechanism as the PKM, but is more suited in the light machine gun role. A bullpup configuration of the Pecheneg was also developed, with a shorter barrel.

The PKP Pecheneg appears in four games in Battlefield series. The standard PKP appears in all games except for Battlefield 2042, where the PKP Bullpup is seen instead.

Battlefield Play4Free[]

"The Pecheneg is a modernized and improved version of the PKM, primarily used by Russian Spetznaz. A heavier and improved mechanism makes it more accurate and effective than its forebear."

— In game description

The Pecheneg is a primary weapon for the Medic kit. This machine gun with its cost of 5,499 P4F Funds funds is the most expensive weapon in the game.

Battlefield 3[]

Main article: PKP Pecheneg/Battlefield 3

"Another Modernization of a traditional Russian weapon, the PKP Pecheneg replaces the PKM machine gun in service with Spetsnaz units. Firing a heavier round than the RPK-74M the Pecheneg is able to supply greater suppressive fire thanks to its greater power and belt feed. The Pecheneg comes equipped with a bipod for supported shooting by default."

— Battlelog description

The PKP Pecheneg is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3. In singleplayer, it can be seen carried by soldiers or mounted on vehicles. In multiplayer, it is the fifth unlock for the Support kit at 60,000 Support points.

Battlefield 4[]

Main article: PKP Pecheneg/Battlefield 4

The PKP Pecheneg is a Light Machine Gun featured in Battlefield 4. It is almost identical to its iteration in Battlefield 3, with the main difference being the attachments which can be applied.

In singleplayer, it is the standard machine gun for the Russian Army. In multiplayer, the PKP is the third LMG to be unlocked.

Battlefield Hardline[]

"A medium machine gun equipped with high density armor piercing rounds effective aganist agents and vehicles"

— In-game description

The AP MMG (Armor-Piercing Medium Machine Gun) is a vehicle Specialization in Battlefield Hardline. It is the default primary weapon of the Counter Attack Trucks.

It has a medium rate of fire and is decently accurate. It is very effective against infantry, cars, and helicopters, and can also be used against bulletproof vehicles, due to its armor-piercing ability.

It is by far the best weapon for fighting against infantry, and is well-rounded, but if the player wants to play a dedicated anti-vehicle role with the armored vehicle, the HMG or M3M are good choices.

Battlefield 2042[]

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"A general-purpose machine gun with an unconventional bullpup design, useful for laying down support fire in urban environments."

— In-game description

The PKP-BP is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042. It was first seen in a blog post regarding progression and cosmetics.[1]

Damage Chart[]

Ammunition types 0-29m 30-49m 50-74m 75-99m 100-149m >150m
High-Power / Extended 22 22 22 18 18 15
Standard Issue 22 18 18 15 15 15
High-Power 22 22 22 18 18 15
Armor Piercing 18 18 15 15 13 13





Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Factory Factory
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Hero of the Republic Carbon Series
PKP-BP Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Sentinel Sentinel
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 17
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Fume Fever Fume Fever
Free between May 30, 2023 to June 7, 2023
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Resilient Resilient
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 17
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Tier 1 Tier 1
PKP-BP Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Big Game Destroyer Big Game Destroyer
Level 91
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Monolith Monolith
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Bulk Discount Bulk Discount
Master of Arms Free Battle Pass tier 52
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Dry Lake Dry Lake
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
3,000 BFC (Against the Grain Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Brash Ice Brash Ice
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 39
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Buried Resistance Buried Resistance
Eleventh Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 30
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Barrage Barrage
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 30
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Wild Palm Wild Palm
Turning Point Free Battle Pass tier 82
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP The Advocater The Advocater
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,000 BFC (The Mandate Bundle)
3,500 BFC (Joint Task Force 7 Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 PKP-BP Warrior's Judgement Warrior's Judgement
750 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (Enthusiast Bundle)


Battlefield Play4Free[]

  • The reload animation for the Pecheneg is much more akin to the belt-fed LMG reload animations from Battlefield 3, which has the player pull the charging handle first and then change the magazine. That is unlike the rest of the belt-fed LMGs in the game, in which their reload animations are akin to the belt-fed LMG reloads in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which happen the other way around.

Battlefield 2042[]

  • Carbon Series weapon skin was originally called Hero of the Republic. This was changed in Update 1 (Season 1).
  • The original description was "Russian LMG with heritage. Effective support by fire with belt-fed 7.62x54mm rounds at a lethal 800rpm.". This was changed in a later update.