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"All right, Let's do this!"

— Dozer

Santiago "Dozer" Espinoza is an Assault specialist featured in Battlefield 2042.

Profile[]

Birthdate // October 8th, 2014 (28 years old)
Birth Location // Chihuahua, Mexico
Spoken Languages // Native Spanish, English
Nationality // Mexican & American

Personal History[]

Dozer grew up in Mexico to a family of migrant workers. At the age of 10, he and his family undertook the dangerous journey into Texas and settled in El Paso to make a life for themselves.

Throughout his adolescence, Dozer struggled with his identity, not knowing where he truly belonged. When he discovered the US Army offering the chance of citizenship he joined up and completed his first tour of duty with the 20th Special Forces Group deployed in Latin America.

During his time there he witnessed the early signs of the impending climate crisis as shorelines began to disappear. His team was involved in the evacuation of several coastal cities for which he earned a Purple Heart and the Army Good Conduct medal for having a pristine record. These accolades prompted SOCOM to groom him for team leadership.

But his life and career were upended when he was generally discharged and denied American citizenship due to the global immigration crisis. In the wake of the media frenzy, even some of his own team turned their back on him as he was deported back to Mexico.

Dozer resettled in El Salvador where he utilized the skills he learned in the US Army to operate as a gunsmith. His expertise saw him regularly employed by the drug cartels to arm their personnel. The work was dangerous but paid well and helped him support his wife, Isabel Espinoza, and their 2 children, Raquel and Rafa. But just as he began to build a life, rampant storms forced him and his family to leave and take shelter with a No-Pat camp in Colombia.

It was here that Dozer was approached by Irish. He was recruiting for a special mission and the gunsmith's expertise was legendary. Sympathetic to the No-Pat cause, Dozer signed up and brought his family aboard the Exodus. With time it could be home. One that Dozer will defend with his life.

Key Dates[]

Specialty[]

"Deflects incoming small arms fire."

— In-game description

Espinoza's specialty is the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield. Unlike its counterpart in past installments, the SOB-8 is capable of reflecting damage back upon an aggressor.

When stowed, it seems to function in a similar manner to its Battlefield 4 iteration, disappearing into the player's kit rather than being visibly carried at all times.

The shield itself is impenetrable to all types of damage. The player's feet remain vulnerable from the front unless the player crouches.

Trait[]

Blast Resistant Icon
"Reduce explosive damage effects."

— In-game description

Espinoza comes with Blast Resistant as his trait. Working similar to past titles.

Achievement/Trophy[]

Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Doze this Trophy Doze this Perform 7 kills in one life with Dozer's SOB-8 Ballistic Shield 35G Silver Trophy

Cosmetics[]

Headgear[]

Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Bllizzard Bandit Blizzard Bandit
Zero Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 84
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Grey Knight Grey Knight
300 BFC (Headgear)
1,750 BFC (Yatagara Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Fireproof Fireproof
300 BFC (Headgear)
1,750 BFC (Fire Team Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Lens Flare Lens Flare
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 53

Sets[]

Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Specialist Espinoza Specialist Espinoza
Default
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Mamba Mamba
Default
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Hexmesh Triweave Hexmesh Triweave
Dozer Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Night Operations Night Operations
5 kills and assists as Dozer
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Navalized Navalized
Level 23
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza BF2042 Dev BF2042 Dev
Exclusive to developers
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Pug Legend Pug Legend
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Warhorse Warhorse
Zero Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 88
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Berserker Berserker
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 54
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Glacier Glacier
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 14
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Solenoid Solenoid
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 5
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Inkblot Inkblot
Dark Creations Free Battle Pass tier 28
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Nocturnal Protector Nocturnal Protector
Turning Point Premium Battle Pass tier 33
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Tip of the Spear Tip of the Spear
Dozer Mastery 4 (T4)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Tier 1 Tier 1
Dozer Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Blast Resistant Blast Resistant
Level 85
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Shade Runner Shade Runner
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 29
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Sacrificer Sacrificer
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Judge & Jury Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew
Earn 60 ribbons in The Liquidators playlist
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Morning Raid Bundle)
4,000 BFC (Liquidators Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Cold Protector Cold Protector
Eleventh Hour Free Battle Pass tier 90
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Cybergeddon Cybergeddon
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Override Bundle)
Earn 60 ribbons during the second week of Leviathan Rising: Redux in any official game mode
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Shellshocked Shellshocked
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Steamroller Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Barghest Barghest
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Dogs of War Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Wood Dragon Wood Dragon
1,000 BFC (Year of the Dragon Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Dark Wraith Dark Wraith
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Graveyard Shift Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Shapeshifter Shapeshifter
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (New Breed Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Overthrower Overthrower
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 100
Battlefield 2042 Santiago Dozer Espinoza Black Light Black Light
2,000 BFC (No Antidote Bundle)
3,500 BFC (Ascension Company Bundle)

Quotes[]

Loading Screen Quotes[1]
  • "I'd protect Irish with my life, gladly. It's not easy being the man in charge."
  • "Every day I'm grateful that the war never reached my home in Mexico. But I always wonder, why were we the lucky ones?"
  • "I'll say one thing about Crawford, man knows his guns."
  • "I spent a week on Blasco's ship. Nice to have someone to speak the mother tongue with. We had a shooting contest out on the deck. Don't ask who won."
  • "Damn right I'm superstitious about this shield. You won’t catch me fighting without it."

Gallery[]

Player Cards[]


Trivia[]

  • Though appearing twice in the reveal trailer (performing a takedown on another apparent specialist, and later seen with a PKP-BP), Dozer was not initially featured as one of the four specialists on the Battlefield website, nor in the "Journey of the No-Pats" blog post. He appeared in later trailers and was finally profiled with four other specialists in between the Open Beta and launch.
  • During the game's early access, Dozer's Ballistic Shield was disabled due to an underlying issue affecting gameplay. Despite this, Dozer was still able to be used but without his speciality.[3][4]

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