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Robots designed around biomechanical principles are currently in development. By taking cues from how living organisms move and function, such robots may excel in areas where traditional wheels, rotors, or thrusters falter. Biomechanical robots may be further advanced by using artificial intelligence, allowing them to operate independently and respond to voice commands.

Robots are sought after by military forces seeking force multipliers or alternatives to manned operations. Further research may one day lead to armored vehicles capable of bipedal locomotion.

Battlefield 2042[]

The Ranger is an autonomous quadruped assault robot that appear in the Battlefield 2042. It is among the tools that players will be able to call into battle, and is shown being airdropped into an active combat zone. The number of Rangers that can be active varies with the map and gamemode.

The Ranger is only equipped with a machine gun. The Ranger will automatically detect enemy targets (primarily infantry) and highlight them for the player. When targeting infantry, the Ranger will try to aim at the heads of enemies, usually resulting in a headshot kill. The Ranger has an incredibly long targeting range, capable of shooting enemies 400m away and targeting hostile aircrafts.

While using the Commo Rose, a Ranger can be commanded to scout a location, guard the player, or to run to a location and self-destruct. On PC, these commands are currently hard-coded to the E key instead of the Interact key.

A Ranger can be repaired with the Repair Tool if it is damaged.

A Ranger can assist the player in capturing an objective, counting as an ally. A Ranger cannot capture an objective alone—the player must be within the objective area.

Rangers emit a set of distinctive sounds in response to various conditions, such as when enemies are detected, damage is incurred, being commanded to self-destruct, or approaching its owner.

It will do its best to follow the player—although it cannot enter vehicles, it can jump over minor terrain, swim across waterways, deploy its own parachute, and is capable of using elevator.[1] Rangers are unable to follow players across ziplines, or if the player is carried out of their radius by a vehicle (including Main Battle Tanks that can boost faster than Rangers can run, and elevators if the Ranger does not immediately follow inside). In some cases, a Ranger may take a long route back to the player's position; in others, the Ranger may self-destruct.

Rangers will remain on the field until destroyed by enemy action, commanded to self-destruct, no longer able to follow the player, or if the player is killed. While downed a Ranger can continue engaging targets, but the player will be unable to issue commands.

When a Ranger is destroyed, it explodes with heavy damage, killing infantry in close range instantly.



Battlefield 2042 Ranger Factory Default
Battlefield 2042 Ranger Onyx Onyx
Ultimate Edition owner


  • C5 Explosive cannot be affixed to Ranger.
  • The player may pet Ranger by commanding it to move to a position (hold Ping/Commo Rose and press Interact), meeting Ranger at said position, and holding Interact.[3]
  • In the polish version of the game the Ranger is translated to "Szarik" which is a name of a german shepard dog from the polish "Czterej Pancerni i Pies" (Four Tankermen and a Dog) TV series set in WW2.
  • The transcription of the player card image Merry Mayhem describes the world in Ranger's view.
  • As of Update 4.2, players have found that after petting the Ranger, it can play music and even dance to the beat.


  1. When Your Dog Commits Die… *sad ending* - Lvlerience, YouTube
  2. @Battlefield - Twitter
  3. Robot Dog Gets a Kill as it's Pet Mobius048 via Battlefield 2042 Clips - YouTube