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Specializations are a gameplay mechanic featured in Battlefield 1 for players classes and vehicles.

Class Specializations were introduced in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion. Functioning similar to Battlefield 3, specializations offer additional benefits to players. These affect can affect movement, damage reduction, spotting, suppression, gadget use, etc.

When the HUD is active, Class Specializations will also show when they are in effect, showing a white square around them with the icon showing in black when activated by their trigger conditions. Timed specializations will display a timer, with a white box filling in like a clock when on cooldown.

All KitsEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Flak BF1 Flak Incoming damage from explosions is reduced by 10% Reduces damage from all incoming explosives by 10%. Default
Cover BF1 Cover Incoming suppression is reduced by 25% Decreases the effect of incoming Suppression by 25%. Default
Quick Regen BF1 Quick Regen Decrease time before out of combat heal by 20% Decreases the time to initiate out of combat healing by 20%. Default
Privateer BF1 Privateer Swim 25% faster with your melee weapon in hand Increasing swimming speed by 25% while holding a melee weapon. Default
Awareness BF1 Awareness Enemies spotted by you remain spotted for 25% longer Increases the length of time targets remain spotted by 25%. Default
Slink BF1 Slink The sound of your footsteps is reduced Reduces sound of player footsteps. Default
Quick Unspot BF1 Quick Unspot Decrease length of time you are spotted by 2 seconds. Decreases the length of time a player is spotted by 2 seconds. Complete "Eagle Eye (Basic)" Assignment
Bayonet Training BF1 Bayonet Training Bayonet charge lasts 1 second longer and recovers 1 second quicker Increases Bayonet Charge time and recovery by 1 second. Complete "Leading From the Front (Basic)" Assignment
Hasty Retreat BF1 Hasty Retreat Increase maximum sprint speed whilst suppressed by 10% Increases a players maximum sprint by 10% while they are under suppressive fire. Complete "Healing Hands (Basic)" Assignment
Inconspicuous BF1 Inconspicuous When stationary or moving slowly you are invisible to Spot Flares Players are invisible on the minimap to spot flares while stationary or moving slowly (moving while crouching or in prone) inside the spotting radius. Complete "Dependable (Basic)" Assignment

AssaultEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Juggernaut BF1 Juggernaut Your Gas Mask also reduces explosive damage by 20% (Does Stack) Gas Mask reduces damage from explosives to player by 20%. Effect stacks. Complete "Leading From the Front (Veteran)" Assignment
Controlled Demolition BF1 Controlled Demolition Your dynamite will now detonate sequentially Dynamite will detonate one by one in the order they were placed instead of all at once. Complete "Vehicular Chaos" Assignment
Pilferer BF1 Pilferer Victims of melee kills drops helpful items relating to their kill Causes enemies killed with melee weapons to deploy a gadget related to their kit:
  • Assault - Deploys three Anti-Tank Mines
  • Medic - Deploy three First Aid Packs
  • Support - Deploys three Ammo Pouches
  • Scout - Deploys one Spotting Flare
  • Does not affect Pilots, Tankers, and Cavalry
Complete "Pyrotechnician" Assignment

MedicEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Concealed Rescue BF1 Concealed Rescue Spotting a downed squad mate will drop smoke to cover their revival (40s cooldown) Smoke will drop to cover the revival of a squadmate after spotting them. Features a 40 second cooldown. Complete "Healing Hands (Veteran)" Assignment
Stimulant Syringe BF1 Stimulant Syringe After reviving an ally you both gain a 20% boost in sprint speed for 8 seconds. (Does not stack) Reviving an ally with grant a 20% boost to Sprint speed to both players for 8 seconds. Effect does not stack. Complete "It's Where You Stand" Assignment
Reciprocity BF1 Reciprocity Healing an ally heals you for 12.5 HP Heals 12.5 points of health after healing an ally. Complete "Pharmacist" Assignment

SupportEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Unbreakable BF1 Unbreakable Incoming suppression is reduced by 75% when your bipod is deployed Deploying Bipod reduces incoming suppressive fire by 75%. Complete "Dependable (Veteran)" Assignment
Pin Down BF1 Pin Down Outgoing suppression is increased by 50% and fully suppressing an enemy with your LMG will spot them. Increases suppression effect by 50% and spots the enemy after fully suppressing them. Complete "It's In The Game" Assignment
Perseverance BF1 Perseverance Holding the Repair Tool increases walking speed by 25% (sprint speed unaffected) and reduces explosive damage by 20% Walking speed is increased by 25% and damage from explosives are reduced by 20% if holding the Repair Tool. Complete "Engineer" Assignment

ScoutEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Scapegoat BF1 Scapegoat A decoy is automatically deployed when struck below 45 health by a distant enemy (30s cooldown) Creates a Decoy when a player is struck below 45% health by a distant enemy. Has a 30 second cooldown. Complete "Modal Yodel" Assignment
Perimeter Alarm BF1 Perimeter Alarm Enemies within 10m of your triggered Trip Mines are spotted Once a Tripwire Bomb is activated, any enemy within 10 meters of the detonation site is spotted on the map. Complete "Eagle Eye (Veteran)" Assignment
Ripple BF1 Ripple After headshotting an enemy with your Single-Action Rifle, the next enemy you spot will be highlighted Highlights the next enemy a player spots after obtaining a headshot with a Single-Action Rifle. Complete "Overwatch" Assignment

TankerEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Critical Cover BF1 Critical Cover Automatically deploy smoke when your tank is disabled Deploys a Smokescreen once the vehicle has been disabled. Complete "Tanks for the Memories (Basic)" Assignment
Convoy BF1 Convoy Self-repairing as driver also repairs nearby vehicles. Repairs nearby vehicles while self-repairing player vehicle Complete "Tanks for the Memories (Veteran)" Assignment

PilotEdit

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Safe Bail BF1 Safe Bail Players exiting your airplane will be accompanied by a Spotting Flare Player aircraft automatically deploys a Spotting Flare if a passenger (or pilot) exits the vehicle while in mid-air. Complete "The Friendly Skies (Veteran)" Assignment
Cloud Cover BF1 v Decrease length of time you are spotted by 50% in Airplanes Reduces the time a player is spotted by 50% as long as they are flying in a plane. Complete "The Friendly Skies (Basic)" Assignment

AfflictionsEdit

Afflictions are a group of specializations introduced in the Apocalypse expansion. Rather. Rather than confer perks like other specializations, afflictions penalize the player in some way. This adds an an additional challenge for players to overcome by forcing them to adopt a certain playstyle or directly punishing them for their mistakes. Their use is required to complete a number of the "Climbing the Ranks" assignments.

Name Icon Description Effects Criteria
Death Toll BF1 Death Toll Life is precious; don't throw it away (Each death deducts 200 points from your round score) Reduces round score by 200 points for each death. Score 10,000 points
Peacock BF1 Peacock You see yourself as the hero and want everyone to know it (Once you are spotted, you remain spotted until death) The player is spotted until death once spotted by an enemy player. Score 20,000 points
Scavenger BF1 Scavenger You seem to always run out of ammo and must loot the battlefield for more (You only carry one magazine per weapon) The player only carries a single magazine per weapon. Score 30,000 points
Reaper BF1 Reaper Death comes for us all; quicker for some than others (Lose 1 health per second; performing a kill stalls the poison for 10 seconds) Reduces health by 1 point per second. Obtaining a kill will negate effect for 10 seconds to allow for healing with Medkits and First Aid Packs. Score 40,000 points
Paranoia BF1 Paranoia After seeing the effects of gas firsthand you never want to experience it for yourself (You cannot remove your gas mask) Permanently equips Gas Mask Score 50,000 points

AuraEdit

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The subject of this article, Specializations (Battlefield 1), has been cut from the final version of a Battlefield game.

Aura Specializations were four specializations that were in the Community Test Environment. Intended to be added in the Turning Tides expansion, they were ulitmately cut based on player and developer feedback.

Name Icon Description Effects Kit
Armor Transfer 75px Nearby squad mates (10m) will inherit your explosive resistance if it is superior to theirs Shares either the Flak or Juggernaut specializations to squad mates within ten meters if they have lower resistance to explosives than the player. Assault
Medic's Aura 75px Passively heal (6hp/s) yourself and nearby allies within 5m while the Medical Crate is equipped. Will deactivate if player is Suppressed' Heals six points of health of nearby teammates automatically when the Medical Crate is equipped, without having to deploy the crate itself. Effect is nullified with suppressive fire. Medic
Mobile Arsenal 75px Passively resupply yourself and nearby allies within 5m while Ammo Crate is equipped. Does not resupply hand grenades. Will deactivate if player is Suppressed. Resupplies nearby teammates within five meters automatically when the Ammo Crate is equipped, without having to deploy the crate itself. Effect is nullified with suppressive fire. Support
Deft Recon 75px Periodically (every 5s) reveal enemies on the mini-map while you lay prone (30m radius). Will deactivate if player is Suppressed Enemies will be revealed on the minimap every five seconds on a circular zone around the player while in the prone position. Effect will be nullified with suppressive fire. Scout

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Vehicle Specializations are available in each Vehicle Package. Functioning in a similar manner to past installments, they equip vehicles with unique functions and armaments.

Mark V LandshipEdit

Mortar LandshipEdit

Name Position Effects
HE Mortar
  • Driver
Shells that can be fired at selected areas. Effective against enemy vehicles and infantry.
Track Repair
  • Driver
Restores vehicle treads and 10% of health.
Smokescreen
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of smoke from the vehicle to provide cover.
57mm HE Cannon
  • Front Passengers
High-explosive shells are useful for destroying buildings and combating clustered enemies. Near misses will deal more damage to a wider area.
LMG
  • Rear Side Passengers
Light machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

Tank Hunter LandshipEdit

Name Position Effects

Squad Support LandshipEdit

Name Position Effects
HE Auto-Cannon
  • Driver
Autocannon effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.
Track Repair
  • Driver
Restores vehicle treads and 10% of health.
Drop Supplies
  • Driver
Drop Medkits and Ammo Boxes behind the vehicle to resupply surrounding infantry within 10 meters.
57mm HE Cannon
  • Front Passengers
High-explosive shells are useful for destroying buildings and combating clustered enemies. Near misses will deal more damage to a wider area.
LMG
  • Rear Side Passengers
Light machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

A7VEdit

Heavy Assault TankEdit

Name Position Effects
57mm Case Cannon
  • Driver
Case shot is very deadly against infantry but almost useless against tanks. Backup ammo type for all 57mm guns.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Smokescreen
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of smoke from the vehicle to provide cover.
Twin HMGs
  • Rear Passenger
Dual heavy machine guns that have increased damage.
HMG
  • Side Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

Heavy Breakthrough TankEdit

Name Position Effects
57mm Case Cannon
  • Driver
Case shot is very deadly against infantry but almost useless against tanks. Backup ammo type for all 57mm guns.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Drop Supplies
  • Driver
Drop Medkits and Ammo Boxes behind the vehicle to resupply surrounding infantry within 10 meters.
Twin HMGs
  • Rear Passenger
Dual heavy machine guns that have increased damage.
HE Auto-Cannon
  • Side Passengers
Autocannon effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.

Heavy Flamethrower TankEdit

Name Position Effects
Flamethrower
  • Driver
  • Rear Side Passengers
Shoots a fountain of flames in front of the vehicle. Effective against infantry.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Gas Emitter
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of poison gas, inflicting 15 damage per second, suppression, and poor vision. The cloud does not follow the vehicle.
HMG
  • Front Side Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

FT-17Edit

Light Close Support TankEdit

Name Position Effects
Coaxial LMG
  • Driver
Light machine gun effective against enemy infantry.
Track Repair
  • Driver
Restores vehicle treads and 10% of health.
Drop Supplies
  • Driver
Drop Medkits and Ammo Boxes behind the vehicle to resupply surrounding infantry within 10 meters.

Light Flanker TankEdit

Name Position Effects
Case Auto-Cannon
  • Driver
Autocannon effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.
Track Repair
  • Driver
Restores vehicle treads and 10% of health.
Anti-Tank Mine
  • Driver
Deploys Anti-Tank Mines behind the vehicle.

Light Howitzer TankEdit

Name Position Effects
75mm HE Howitzer
  • Driver
Inflicts roughly twice the damage of the 37mm Cannon. Effective against enemy vehicles and structures.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Smokescreen
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of smoke from the vehicle to provide cover.

Artillery TruckEdit

Armored Artillery TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
LMG
  • Driver
Light machine gun effective against enemy infantry.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Anti-Tank Mine
  • Driver
Deploys Anti-Tank Mines behind the vehicle.

Armored Anti-Aircraft TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
LMG
  • Driver
Light machine gun effective against enemy infantry.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
Smokescreen
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of smoke from the vehicle to provide cover.

Armored Mortar TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
HMG
  • Driver
Heavy machine gun effective against enemy infantry.
Smoke Mortar
  • Driver
Shells that can be fired at selected areas and release a cloud of smoke to provide cover.
Gas Mortar
  • Driver
Shells that can be fired at selected areas and release toxic gas to provide crowd control.

St ChamondEdit

Field Assault TankEdit

Name Position Effects
75mm HE Low Velocity
  • Driver
Effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.
Pigeon Carrier Artillery
  • Driver
Releases Carrier Pigeons from vehicle to call an airstrike at the vehicle location.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
HMG
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

Gas Assault TankEdit

Name Position Effects
75mm Airburst Cannon
  • Driver
Effective against enemy infantry. Inflicts minor damage against enemy vehicles and structures.
Gas Emitter
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of poison gas, inflicting 15 damage per second, suppression, and poor vision. The cloud does not follow the vehicle.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.
HMG
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

Standoff Assault TankEdit

Name Position Effects
75mm HE High Velocity
  • Driver
High explosive shell with higher muzzle velocity. Effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.
Spotting Searchlight
  • Driver
Activates a bright light that will spot all enemy players visible from the drivers first person view. Will also temporarily blind all players that look directly at it.
Smokescreen
  • Driver
Releases a cloud of smoke from the vehicle to provide cover.
HMG
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.

Putilov-GarfordEdit

Armored Assault TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
HMG
  • Driver
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.
Smoke Grenade
  • Driver
Releases Smoke Grenades from the vehicle to create a cloud of smoke for cover.
Drop Supplies
  • Driver
Drop Medkits and Ammo Boxes behind the vehicle to resupply surrounding infantry within 10 meters.

Armored Anti-Tank TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
HMG
  • Driver
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.
Anti-Tank Grenade
  • Driver
Releases Anti-Tank Grenades from the vehicle. Effective against enemy infantry and vehicles.
Emergency Repair
  • Driver
Instantly recovers 30% health if brought below 15–20% health.

Armored Reconnaissance TruckEdit

Name Position Effects
HMG
  • Driver
  • Passengers
Heavy machine guns effective against enemy infantry.
Spotting Flare
  • Driver
Releases a Spotting Flare from the vehicle to spot all nearby enemies.
Anti-Tank Mine
  • Driver
Deploys Anti-Tank Mines behind the vehicle.


TriviaEdit

  • Specializations were added to the Community Test Environment in August 2017.
  • When first added to CTE, Inconspicuous was originally called Camouflage.