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Specializations are a game mechanic introduced in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The provide players with special benefits and abilities. Three tiers of specializations available: Primary, Secondary, and Vehicle.

All specializations, excluding weapon altering specializations such as a sight or 12-Gauge slugs, are coupled with the player. This means that if the player acquires a stolen kit in the field, the specializations the player spawned with will still be active.

Vehicle specializations do not stack if there are multiple people in the same vehicle with different specializations. All active specializations will only apply if the driver/pilot has it equipped.

Specializations also appear in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, though it lacks the "high-tech" specializations to fit with the time era, these being the Sniper Spotting Scope, the 4X Rifle Scope and the Red Dot Sight.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Primary Specializations

Image Name Unlocked at Effects
Light Spec Lightweight Combat Equipment Rank 5 10% faster sprinting speed.
File:Ammo Hip.png Ammo Hip Bandolier Rank 6 Doubles the carrying capacity of ammunition for primary weapons and sidearms, except for the Tracer Dart Gun.
Grenade Vest Grenade Vest Rank 7 Doubles the carrying capacity of all grenades including the 40mm Grenade, 40mm Smoke Launcher, the 40mm Shotgun, and regular hand grenades.
Leg Pouch Explosives Leg Pouch Rank 8 Doubles the carrying capacity of all explosive weapons that are kit specific (AT4/RPG-7/M2 Carl Gustav, Anti-Tank Mines, C4).





Red Dot Sight Assault: 14000 EXP
Engineer: 13500 EXP
Medic: 15000 EXP
Recon: 12500 EXP
Aiming sight designed to be used in close-quarters combat as it offers less obstruction than iron sights. Has no effect on MG36 as it has one built in.





4X Rifle Scope Assault: 17000 EXP
Engineer: 13500 EXP
Medic: 18000 EXP
Recon: 8000 EXP
Increased zoom sight designed for medium to long ranged combat. It has a disadvantage at close range as it takes longer to pull up than iron sights or a Red Dot Sight.
Sniper x12 opt 12X High Power Scope 10000 Recon EXP Recon-exclusive attachment that gives increased efficiency at long range combat.
Medkit improvement Medkit Improved Heal 12000 Medic EXP Medic-exclusive specialization that increases the speed at which medkits heal teammates by 50%, allowing faster healing.
12 Gauge 12 Gauge Slugs Rank 16 Shotgun-exclusive attachment where instead of a spread shot, the player's shotgun will now fire a single heavy slug, much like a sniper rifle.

Secondary Specializations

Image Name Unlocked at Effects
Shotgun ammo Extended Shotgun Magazine Rank 9 Shotgun-exclusive attachment that doubles the maximum ammunition capacity of shotgun magazines.
Body Armor Ceramic Body Armor Rank 13 Increases health by 25%.

Note: Ceramic Body Armor doesn't reduce damage from fall damage and from melee attacks.

Mag Ammo Magnum Ammunition Rank 15 Increases bullet damage by 25%.
Improved Demo Improved Demolitions Rank 17 Increased damage dealt by all explosives (including Recon's Mortar Strikes) by 25%.
Sniper spotter Sniper Spotting Scope 17000 Recon EXP Recon-exclusive attachment that automatically spots any enemies in the scope that are within a 75 meter range.
Medkit radius Medkit Improved Range 21000 Medic EXP Medic-exclusive specialization that increases the range for a medkit to heal teammates from 3.5 to 7 meters, allowing players to be further in proximity from kits and still be healed at the same rate.
Marksman Training Marksman Training Assault: 24000 EXP
Engineer: 21500 EXP
Medic: 28000 EXP
Reducing hipfire spread for LMGs, Assault Rifles, SMGs, and sidearms by 25%. Also reduces maximum spread when aiming down sights and movement accuracy penalties.

Vehicle Specializations

Image Name Unlocked at Effects Type
Armor spec Active Armor Upgrade 2300 Vehicle EXP Reduces damage taken from all weapons by 25%. Passive
Smoke spec Smoke Countermeasures Package 6500 Vehicle EXP Adds alternate fire ability to armed vehicles:
  • Ground vehicles: creates a 360-degree smokescreen around the tank (15s cooldown)
  • Helicopters: drops multiple flares (10s cooldown)
  • UAV-1: launch a volley of smoke grenades at the target location (10s cooldown)

All abilities will remove any planted tracer darts on the vehicle upon activation.

Optics spec High Power Optics Package 8000 Vehicle EXP Allows the vehicle to have a greater zoom. Active
Alt Weapon spec Alternate Weapon Package 10000 Vehicle EXP Adds another weapon for armed vehicles: Active
Damage Spec Improved Warheads Package 3600 Vehicle EXP Increases damage of all vehicle weapons by 25%. Passive
Tank Motion sensor Electronic Warfare Package 1200 Vehicle EXP Shows any enemies and set explosives like mines or C4 on the mini-map within 20 meters of the vehicle. Passive
Reload spec Quick Reload Package 5000 Vehicle EXP Decreases vehicle weapon reload time by 15%. Passive


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