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The Recon kit is a playable kit featured in many installments of the Battlefield Series, first appearing in Battlefield 2142. The Recon kit is a combination of the Sniper and Special Forces kits from Battlefield 2. Armed with Sniper Rifles and reconnaissance tools, the class is primarily meant to engage enemy targets at long range, spot any possible threats for their team, and destroy enemy gadgets using explosives or other equipment.

The Recon kit has appeared in eight games in the series. The later iterations of the Scout kit and Battlefield Hardline's Professional kit function similarly to the Recon.

Battlefield 2142[]

Main article: Recon/Battlefield 2142

The Recon kit is first featured in Battlefield 2142. The player is able to equip one of two types of sniper rifles or an automatic carbine.

Battlefield: Bad Company[]

"Equipped for long range attacks and spotting the enemy"

— Instruction Manual Description

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield: Bad Company, serving as the base marksman's class. Users are also issued laser designators, motion sensors, and a faction specific pistol.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

Main article: Recon/Bad Company 2

"Masters of stealth. Recon specializes in sniping tangos, sabotaging vehicles with C4, or calling in mortar strikes via special binoculars."

— Instruction Manual Description

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The Laser Designator has been removed all together, while the Recon is given the choice between C4 and Mortar Strikes; the latter requires unlocking.


The Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion removes all modern technology from the Recon kit such as motion sensors yet it adds both TNT and mortar designator.

Battlefield Play4Free[]

Main article: Recon/Play4Free

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield Play4Free, serving an almost identical purpose to the Bad Company 2 counterpart.

Battlefield 3[]

Main article: Recon/Battlefield 3

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield 3 is similar to the variation seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but with considerable changes. The kit is armed with either a bolt-action or semi-automatic sniper rifle, and is also able to equip all kit weapons.

Battlefield 4[]

Main article: Recon/Battlefield 4

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield 4. Functioning in the same manner as its counterpart in Battlefield 3, the Recon's gadget assortment has been greatly expanded.

Battlefield V[]

Main article: Recon/Battlefield V

The Recon is one of four base classes featured in Battlefield V. Its two Combat Roles are "Sniper" and "Pathfinder".

Fulfilling the same traditional role of long-range sniper support, the Recon has some variation in its weapons, being equipped with either bolt-action, self-loading or anti-material rifles with pistol carbines available for close quarter combat situation.

Battlefield 2042[]

Main article: Recon/Battlefield 2042

The Recon class is featured in Battlefield 2042. In the main game, Casper, Rao, Paik and Blasco are classified as Recon Specialists. In the Battlefield Portal, the Recon class is featured in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 collections.

BC2 Recon[]

The BC2 Recon is available within the Bad Company 2 Collection. It features character models for the US Army and Russian Ground Forces.

BF3 Recon[]

The BF3 Recon is available within the Battlefield 3 Collection. It features character models for the USMC and Russian Ground Forces.