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{{Template:Construction}}The '''Support '''kit is one of playable kits in the games ''[[Battlefield 2]]'', ''[[Battlefield 2142]]'', ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company]]'', and ''[[Battlefield 3]]''. It's main role is to re-supply friendly teammates and provide heavy [[suppressing fire]] for the team. The Support kit also acts as a Medic in ''Battlefield: Bad Company''.
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in many installments in the ''[[Battlefield series|Battlefield Series]]''. Its main role is to [[Support action#Resupply|resupply]] friendly teammates and provide heavy [[Suppression|suppressive fire]] against enemy targets.
   
==Overview==
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Support forces, unlike [[Assault]] and [[Engineer]], have a defensive role rather than the attacking role. Support's lack of mobility and accuracy is compensated with extreme firepower, using belt-fed Light Machine Guns, useful for [[suppressing fire]], making the enemy think twice before subjecting himself to death while friendly forces move forward or when a friendly base is under attack and a handgun, useful for close quarters combat or when the LMG is empty. Besides of the defending role, Support is also tasked to keep friendlies' guns loaded, with throwable ammo boxes that automatically regenerate ammunition to any players nearby.
 
   
== Inventory ==
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===Battlefield 2===
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==Battlefield 2==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image = BF2 support.png
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|icon = [[File:Support-icon.png|25px]]
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|weapon1 = [[M249 SAW#BF2|M249SAW]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF2|USMC]] and [[United States Navy SEALs|US Navy SEAL]])</small><br />[[HK21]] <small>([[European Union#Battlefield 2|EU]])</small><br />[[QBB-95#Battlefield 2|Type 95]] <small>([[People's Liberation Army#BF2|PLA]])</small><br />[[RPK#BF2|RPK-74]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2|MEC]], [[MEC Special Forces|MECSF]], [[Spetsnaz#Battlefield 2: Special Forces|Spetsnaz]], [[Insurgent Forces]] and [[Rebel Forces]])</small><br />[[PKM#Battlefield 2|PKM]] <small>(Tier 1 unlock)</small><br />[[MG36#Battlefield 2|MG36]] <small>([[Special Air Service|SAS]]/Tier 2 unlock)</small>
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|weapon2 = [[M9#BF2|92FS]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF2|USMC]], [[European Union#Battlefield 2|EU]], [[United States Navy SEALs|US Navy SEAL]] and [[Special Air Service|SAS]])</small><br />[[QSZ-92#Battlefield 2|QSZ-92]] <small>([[People's Liberation Army#BF2|PLA]])</small><br />[[MR-444]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2|MEC]], [[MEC Special Forces|MECSF]], [[Spetsnaz#Battlefield 2: Special Forces|Spetsnaz]], [[Insurgent Forces]] and [[Rebel Forces]])</small>
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|gadgets =
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|gadget1 = [[Ammunition Box#BF2|Ammo Bag]]
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|gadget2 =
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|equip1 = [[Knife/Battlefield 2|Knife]]
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|equip2 = [[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 2|M67 Hand Grenade]]
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|hp = 100 <small>(standard)</small><br />133 <small>([[Body Armor#Battlefield 2|Body Armor]])</small>
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}}
   
*Combat Knife
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{{Quote|Heavy gunner equipped to suppress enemy and resupply team-mates.|In game description.}}
*Handgun (varies by team)
 
*Light Machine Gun (also varies by team)
 
*4 M67 Hand Grenades
 
*Infinite ammo bags (replenished over time)
 
===Battlefield 2142===
 
*Combat Knife
 
*Standard Issued Pistol (varies by team)
 
*Default Light Machine Gun (varies by team), or Semi-Shotgun, or Heavy Machine Gun(Ganz)
 
*Ammo box (infinite use)
 
*Frag Grenades (when unlocked by all kits)
 
   
*Choice of 2 unlockables
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield 2]]''. The kit's primary purpose is to [[Support action#Resupply|resupply]] teammates with ammunition via his [[Ammunition Box#BF2|Ammo Bags]] on the battlefield as well as lay down [[Suppression|suppressive fire]] on hostiles using the kit's [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 2|light-machine guns]]. The Support, along with the [[Assault]] and [[Anti-Tank]], has [[Body Armor#Battlefield 2|body armor]] equipped, meaning damage multipliers to the torso are decreased against the player, allowing player to survive a few more hits to the torso than those without armor. However, the armor reduces the Support's [[Stamina|stamina]], making [[Sprint|sprinting]] significant distances and general mobility somewhat of a problem.
   
*-Sentry turret - EMP Grenades - Deployable laser defense shield - Heartbeat scanner (shows enemy positions in HUD at time of scan) - radar scanner (shows current enemy positions in a small radius on the minimap) - RDX shotgun launcher (fires small RDX rounds for destroying explosives from a distance)
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===Combat Against Infantry===
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Support units are equipped with a belt fed [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 2|light-machine guns]] that carries between 100-200 rounds, depending on the weapon at hand. Light-machine guns can lay down a heavy volume of fire in a short period of time, but tend to have much wilder spread values when not in the [[Prone#Battlefield 2|prone]] position.
   
===Battlefield: Bad Company===
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After sustained fire for a certain amount of time (this is depending on the weapon at hand (example: The [[PKM#Battlefield 2|PKM]] will overheat after 40 bullets without breaks, while the [[QBB-95#Battlefield 2|Type 95]] will stop after 77 bullets without a cease firing) an LMG will overheat and become unusable until it cools down. All LMGs share the same cooldown penalty of 1.2 seconds. The other major penalty associated with light-machine guns are their reload time—most LMGs have a reload time significantly longer than rifles and other standard firearms.
*Combat Knife
 
*Light Machine Gun (faction default or unlockable)
 
*Infinite [[Medkit]]s (replenished over a short time)
 
*Mortar Strike (unlockable)
 
*Power Tool (default)
 
   
===Battlefield 3===
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A pistol can complement the LMG in two ways—either as a more precise weapon when not laying prone, or as a backup weapon in the event of an ammo shortage or inconveniently-timed reload.
*[[Combat Knife]]
 
*Light Machine Gun ([[M249|M-249]], [[M240]], [[Pecheneg]], etc.)
 
*Handgun
 
*[[Ammunition Box|Ammunition Packs]]
 
(other equipment still to be revealed)
 
   
==Tactics==
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The [[Knife/Battlefield 2|Knife]] is a close range or last ditch attempt if both LMG and pistol are out of ammo. Though the knife has a very short effective range, it has the capability to instantly kill enemy infantry in a single knife thrust.
===Battlefield 2===
 
====Basics====
 
As a Support soldier, your main role is to replenish the ammo of friendlies, as well as providing heavy cover/suppressing fire for them in the case a large group of enemies charge at them. You will last quite long in firefights as you have Heavy body armor, but this, plus your equipment, will reduce your sprinting time. The Support kit became the [[Medic]] in [[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]].
 
====Combat Against Infantry====
 
Support users will have a great advantage over many in firefights as they have a highly powerful Light Machine Gun, which can keep enemies pinned down, as well as inflicting heavy damage against them. You will have to fire many rounds at your enemies since the LMGs in the game are not very accurate, as well as the fact that the LMG bullets are not very powerful. An LMG's high Firing Rate, as well as it's high magazine capacity, will help you inflict heavy damage on enemy squads, as well as keeping them pinned behind cover. Also, be aware of the LMG's main downside; It's reload time. It takes much longer to reload the LMG than any other weapon in the game. If you have run out of ammo during a firefight, retreat and head for cover to reload, or draw out the Handgun or Knife.
 
   
You should rarely ever use the pistol unless you have to, because the LMG does not have any downside the pistol can possibly exceed (excluding reload speed). The most recommended time to use the pistol is when you LMG runs out of ammo in a short-range firefight and you do not have time to find cover and reload.
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[[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 2|M67 Hand Grenades]] are lethal to infantry and light vehicles. However, while with most kits the grenades are fairly limited due to their scarceness, the Support kit is capable of mortaring with grenades as a result of their ammo box, which provides essentially infinite ammunition.
   
The Combat Knife is slightly more useful than the handgun, since it has the capability to instantly kill enemy infantry in a single knife thrust, abet the very short effective range it has. The most recommended time to draw out and use the Knife is when your LMG runs out of ammo during a '''Point-Blank '''firefight, or to humiliate enemies by charging at them.
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[[Gas Grenade#Battlefield 2|Tear Gas]] is available to the kit as a gadget in the ''[[Battlefield 2: Special Forces|Special Forces]]'' expansion, present in the equipment slot. The Tear Gas is fired from a grenade launcher, and the gas posses the ability to blind targets that enter the deployed gas cloud. The gas will make a player's screen blurry for a short time, and thus can be used to distract or to create confusion among enemies. It is important to note that a [[Gas Mask#Battlefield 2|Gas Mask]] directly counters the effective of the gas, so it is recommended to equip it before entering the gas while attacking.
   
Hand Grenades are very lethal to infantry and light vehicles, and as a Support soldier, you can maximize the lethality of these Grenades to their limit. How to do this is simply re-supply yourself when you have used up all 4 of your grenades. Then keep throwing them until you feel like you should stop. Because of this, it makes the Support kit great for Grenade Mortaring/Spamming.
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===Combat Against Vehicles===
====Combat Against Vehicles====
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The only vehicles that can be engaged directly are light and medium vehicles since they do not have adequate armor to fully resist small arms fire or grenades. Light Vehicles such as the [[Desert Patrol Vehicle#Battlefield 2|DPV]] will be easy to destroy as their armor will not be able to withstand a significant amount of small arms fire and/or lots of hand grenades in a short period, areas the Support excels at. Slightly heavier vehicles such as the [[GAZ-3937 Vodnik#Battlefield 2|Vodnik]] will be much harder to destroy as their armor is much more resistant to grenades and small arms fire.
The only vehicles you should engage are light and medium vehicles since they do not have adequate armor to fully resist small arms fire. Light Vehicles such as the DPV will be easy to destroy as their armor will not be able to withstand a significant amount of small arms fire and/or lots of hand grenades for a short time. Since you have an Infinite amount of Bullets and Grenades to use, you will pose a major threat to them. Medium Vehicles such as the [[GAZ-3937|Vodnik]] will be much harder as their armor is much more resistant to Grenades and small arms fire. Both these vehicles will be hard to destroy as Light Vehicles are faster (therefore, a harder target to hit) and Medium Vehicles have more resistant armor.
 
   
You should never engage armored vehicles such as APCs as the Support kit's armament is not suitable for Anti-Armor purposes. The vehicle's weapons will make short work of you. The best damage you could do alone is by throwing numerous Hand Grenades at it. The best thing you could do is resupply an [[Anti-Tank (Kit)|Anti Tank soldier]] while he/she combats the armored vehicle.
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Heavier vehicles, such as APCs and MBTs, are nigh-invulnerable to any of the Support's weapons and equipment. While it is possible to inflict damage against them via grenades, such damage is trivial compared to what the [[Anti-Tank]] kit can bring to bear. As a result, these vehicles should be avoided if at all possible.
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{{Clear}}
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===Gallery===
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====Base game====
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<gallery>
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USMC Supporu.png|The [[United States Marine Corps#BF2|USMC]] Support.
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PLA Support.jpg|The [[People's Liberation Army#BF2|PLA]] Support.
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MEC Support.jpg|The [[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2|MEC]] Support.
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EUsupport.jpg|The [[European Union#Battlefield 2|EU]] Support.
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</gallery>
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====Special Forces====
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<gallery>
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Navysealsupport.jpg|The [[United States Navy SEALs|US Navy SEAL]] Support.
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Mecsfsupport.jpg|The [[MEC Special Forces|MECSF]] Support.
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Sassupport.jpg|The [[Special Air Service|SAS]] Support.
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Spetsnazsupport.jpg|The [[Spetsnaz#Battlefield 2: Special Forces|Spetsnaz]] Support.
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Insurgentsupport.jpg|The [[Insurgent Forces]] Support.
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Rebelsupport.jpg|The [[Rebel Forces]] Support.
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</gallery>
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{{Classes/BF2}}
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|-|BF2MC =
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==Battlefield 2: Modern Combat==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|weapon1 = [[M249 SAW#BF2MC|M249 SAW]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF2MC|USMC]] and [[European Union#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|EU]])</small><br />[[QJY-88#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|QJY-88]] <small>([[People's Liberation Army#BF2MC|PLA]])</small><br />[[PKM#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|PKM]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|MEC]])</small><br />
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|weapon2 = [[M9#BF2MC|M92F]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF2MC|USMC]])</small><br />[[G17#BF2MC|G17]] <small>([[European Union#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|EU]])</small><br />[[QSZ-92#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|QSZ-92]] <small>([[People's Liberation Army#BF2MC|PLA]])</small><br />[[Tariq]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|MEC]])</small>
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|gadgets = [[Autoinjector#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|Auto Injecter]]<br />[[Mortar Strike#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|Mortar Strike]]
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|equip1 = [[Frag Grenade/Modern Combat|M61 Frag Grenade]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF2MC|USMC]] and [[European Union#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|EU]])</small><br />[[Frag Grenade/Modern Combat|Type 79 Frag Grenade]] <small>([[People's Liberation Army#BF2MC|PLA]])</small><br />[[Frag Grenade/Modern Combat|RGO-78 Frag Grenade]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|MEC]])</small>
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}}
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{{Quote|The support soldier doubles as combat troop and medic. He carries a machine gun, fragmentation grenades, a pistol, and a medical auto injector, and can call in mortar strikes.|Instruction Manual Description}}
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield 2: Modern Combat]]''. Unlike many of the classes in ''Modern Combat'', the Support kit's role is slightly altered from its ''[[Battlefield 2]]'' counterpart, now being a mix of the [[Medic]] and the former Support class. The class retains its [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|light machine guns]] from the previous title, but with the removal of [[Ammunition Box|Ammo Bags]] from the game, the class is now the Medic of the team as opposed to the resupplier, being equipped with the [[Autoinjector#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|Auto Injecter]] to heal himself and teammates. The class also has access to the [[Mortar Strike#Battlefield 2: Modern Combat|Mortar Strike]], allowing him to call in a mortar barrage on a specific target.
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These additions allow the Support to lend himself well to his name: He can keep his allies in fighting condition by quickly healing them with the Auto Injector, aid in eliminating hostile vehicles or clustered enemies with a Mortar Strike, and his high damaging LMGs can easily pick off straggling enemies at range. Due to their inaccuracy and low rates of fire, the LMGs preform poorly up close, and the Support should avoid close quarters fighting when able, instead deferring these engagements to [[Special Forces|Special Ops]] or [[Assault|Assaults]] and assisting from afar.
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{{Classes/BF2MC}}
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==Battlefield 2142==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image = <gallery>
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2142 EU Support.png|EU
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2142 PAC Support.png|PAC
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</gallery>
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|icon = [[File:BF2142Supporticon.png]]
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|weapon1 = [[Bianchi FA-6 LMG]] <small>([[European Union#Battlefield 2142|EU]])</small><br />[[Shuko K-80 LMG]] <small>([[Pan-Asian Coalition#Battlefield 2142|PAC]])</small><br />[[Ganz HMG]]<br />[[Clark 15B]]<br />[[Clark 12-RDX]] <small>([[Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike|NS]])</small>
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|weapon2 = [[P33 Pereira]] <small>([[European Union#Battlefield 2142|EU]])</small><br />[[Takao T20]] <small>([[Pan-Asian Coalition#Battlefield 2142|PAC]])</small>
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|gadgets = [[Ammunition Box#BF2142|Ammo Hub]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[V5 EMP Grenade]]<br />[[IPS Shield]]<br />[[DysTek Pulse Meter]]<br />[[A12 Enforcer Sentry Gun]]<br />[[IDS-1]] <small>([[Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike|NS]])</small>
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|equip1 = [[Knife/Battlefield 2142|BJ-2 Combat Knife]]<br />[[Knife/Battlefield 2142|Dogtagger Dagger]]
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|equip2 = [[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 2142|FRG-1 Hand Grenade]]
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}}
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield 2142]]''. It functions similar to its ''[[Battlefield 2]]'' counterpart, featuring [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 2142|LMGs]], [[Shotgun#Battlefield 2142|shotguns]], and a pistol that varies by faction.
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Beginning with ''Battlefield 2142'', LMGs gain accuracy the longer they are fired, though continuous fire is prevented by overheating. LMGs retain their accuracy bonus when using lower stances, favoring a prepared defender over more aggressive tactics. As an alternative, the [[Clark 15B]] is an ideal close-quarters weapon.
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Although primarily responsible for keeping teammates stocked via the [[Ammunition Box#BF2142|Ammo Hub]], Support also provides essential defensive measures. The [[A12 Enforcer Sentry Gun]] and [[IPS Shield]] give extra protection in confined areas. The [[V5 EMP Grenade]] can temporarily disable vehicles and suppress infantry. The [[Clark 12-RDX]] gives Support indirect firepower, and a means of clearing explosives.
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Support also provides detection for teammates (normally the role of [[Scout]] and [[Recon]] in other titles). The [[DysTek Pulse Meter]] and [[IDS-1]] reveal nearby enemies. [[V5 EMP Grenade]], along with [[NetBat Helmet]], can reveal [[IT-33 Active Camouflage|cloaked]] intruders.
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{{Classes/BF2142}}
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==Battlefield: Bad Company==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|weapon1 = [[M249 SAW#BFBC|M249]] <small>([[United States Army#Battlefield: Bad Company|US Army]])</small><br />[[PKM#Battlefield: Bad Company|PKM]] <small>([[Russian Army#BFBC|Russian Army]])</small><br />[[QJY-88#Battlefield: Bad Company|QJU88]] <small>([[Middle Eastern Coalition#Battlefield: Bad Company|MEC]])</small><br />[[MG36#Battlefield: Bad Company|MG36]]<br />[[XM8 LMG#Battlefield: Bad Company|XM8 LMG]]<br />[[MG3#Battlefield: Bad Company|MG3]] <small>(Rank 25 or Gold Edition)</small><br />[[M60#BFBC|M60]] <small>(Find-all-Five! challenge, Subscribe to Battlefield Newsletter, Universal Code: try4ndrunf0rcov3r)</small>
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|weapon2 = [[Medkit#BFBC|MDK-132]]
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|gadget1 = [[Mortar Strike#Battlefield: Bad Company|MRTR-5]]
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|gadget2 = [[Repair Tool#Battlefield: Bad Company|PWR-200]]
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|equip1 = [[Knife/Bad Company|Kniv-1]]
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|equip2 =
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}}
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company]]''. While it still specializes in [[Suppression|suppressive fire]], it has been combined with the [[Medic]] and [[Engineer]] kits, and is the primary healer and vehicle engineer on the battlefield, with ammo being supplied by [[Ammunition Box#BFBC|Ammunition crates]] present at bases.
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{{Classes/BFBC}}
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==Battlefield 3==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image = <gallery>
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BF3 US Support.png|US
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BF3 RU Support.png|RU
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BF3 US Support Aftermath.png|US Aftermath
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BF3 RU Support Aftermath.png|RU Aftermath
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</gallery>
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|icon = [[File:BF3 Support Icon.png]]
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|weapon1 = [[M27 IAR#Battlefield 3|M27 IAR]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]]: default; [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]]: [[Service Stars#Support|Support Service Star]] 1, 170,000 XP)</small><br />[[RPK#BF3|RPK-74M]] <small>([[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]]: [[Service Stars#Support|Support Service Star]] 1, 170,000 XP; [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]]: default)</small><br />[[M249 SAW#BF3|M249]] <small>(11,000 XP)</small><br />[[PKP Pecheneg#Battlefield 3|PKP Pacheneg]] <small>(60,000 XP)</small><br />[[M240#Battlefield 3|M240B]] <small>(90,000 XP)</small><br />[[M60#BF3|M60E4]] <small>(130,000 XP)</small><br />[[QJY-88#Battlefield 3|Type 88 LMG]] <small>([[Battlefield 3: Physical Warfare Pack|Physical Warfare Pack]])</small><br />[[QBB-95#Battlefield 3|QBB-95]] <small>([[Battlefield 3 Assignments#Back to Karkand|Let it Rain]]) ([[Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand|B2K]])</small><br />[[MG36#Battlefield 3|MG36]] <small>([[Battlefield 3 Assignments#Back to Karkand|Keep Your Head Down]]) ([[Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand|B2K]])</small><br />[[L86#Battlefield 3|L86A2]] <small>([[Battlefield 3 Assignments#Close Quarters|No Shortage]]) ([[Battlefield 3: Close Quarters|CQ]])</small><br />[[LSAT#Battlefield 3|LSAT]] <small>([[Battlefield 3 Assignments#Close Quarters|Point Blank]]) ([[Battlefield 3: Close Quarters|CQ]])</small><br />[[All Kit Weapon#Battlefield 3|All Kit Weapons]]
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|weapon2 = [[M9#BF3|M9]] <small>(TACT. · SUPP.) ([[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]]: default; [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]]: 100 kills; Rank 10; Rank 25)</small><br />[[MP443#Battlefield 3|MP443]] <small>(TACT. · SUPP.) ([[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]]: 100 kills; [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]]: default; Rank 13; Rank 28)</small><br />[[G17#BF3|G17C]] <small>(SUPP.) (Rank 4; Rank 19)</small><br />[[G18#Battlefield 3|G18]] <small>(SUPP.) (Rank 30; Rank 41)</small><br />[[.44 Magnum#Battlefield 3|.44 Magnum]] <small>(.44 SCOPED) (Rank 36; Rank 44)</small><br />[[MP-412#Battlefield 3|MP412 REX]] <small>(5,000 Co-op points)</small><br />[[93R#Battlefield 3|93R]] <small>(86,000 Co-op points)</small><br />[[M1911/Battlefield 3|M1911]] <small>(TACT. · SUPP.) ([[Battlefield Veteran#Battlefield 3|Battlefield Veteran]] or [[EA Gun Club]])</small><br />[[M1911/Battlefield 3|M1911 S-TAC]] <small>([[Battlefield 3 Assignments#End Game|All About Precision]]) ([[Battlefield 3: End Game|EG]])</small>
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|gadgets =
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|gadget1 = [[C4#BF3|C4 Explosives]] <small>(4,000 XP)</small><br />[[M18 Claymore#Battlefield 3|M18 Claymore]] <small>(23,000 XP)</small><br />[[M224 Mortar#Battlefield 3|M224 Mortar]] <small>(40,000 XP)</small>
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|gadget2 = [[Ammunition Box#BF3|Ammo Box]]
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|equip1 = [[Knife/Battlefield 3|Knife]]<br />[[Knife/Battlefield 3|ACB-90]] <small>([[Battlefield Premium#Battlefield 3|Battlefield Premium]])</small>
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|equip2 = [[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 3|M67 Grenade]]
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}}
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield 3]]''. The kit is more akin to the ''[[Battlefield 2]]'' kit, as it is equipped with [[Ammunition Box#BF3|Ammo Box]], used to replenish ammunition for teammates. With the introduction of the [[Suppression]] system, the Support class takes on an additional role of being a key presence by effectively shaping the battlefield by diverting and dispatching opposing forces.
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This allows the player to cover an area by fire whilst maintaining accuracy. In conjunction with gadgets such as the [[M18 Claymore#Battlefield 3|M18 Claymore]] and [[M224 Mortar#Battlefield 3|M224 Mortar]], the Support class is able to adapt to urban and open combat. Support players are also able take on an anti-armor role with [[C4#BF3|C4 Explosives]], a feature absent from previous titles.
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{{Clear}}
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===Gallery===
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<gallery>
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US Support BF3.png|Render of Beta [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]] Support, [[SPECACT#Battlefield 3|SPECACT]]
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Russian Support BF3.png|Render of [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]] Support, [[SPECACT#Battlefield 3|SPECACT]]
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US support.jpg|[[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]] Support in-game
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US support aftermath.jpg|''[[Battlefield 3: Aftermath|Aftermath]]'' [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]] Support in-game
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RF support.jpg|[[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]] Support in-game
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RF support aftermath.jpg|''[[Battlefield 3: Aftermath|Aftermath]]'' [[Russian Army#BF3|RGF]] Support in-game
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</gallery>
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{{Classes/BF3}}
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|-|BF4 =
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==Battlefield 4==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image = <gallery>
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BF4 Us support.png|USMC
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BF4 Ru support.png|RGF
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BF4 Ch support.png|PLA
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</gallery>
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|icon = [[File:BF4 Support Icon.png|25px]]
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|weapons = LMGs<br />All Kit Weapons
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|weapon1 = [[U-100 MK5]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[QJY-88#Battlefield 4|Type 88 LMG]] <small>(4,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[LSAT#Battlefield 4|LSAT]] <small>(11,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[PKP Pecheneg#Battlefield 4|PKP Pecheneg]] <small>(19,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[QBB-95#Battlefield 4|QBB-95-1]] <small>(28,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[M240#Battlefield 4|M240B]] <small>(37,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[MG4#Battlefield 4|MG4]] <small>(48,000 LMG XP)</small><br />[[M249 SAW#BF4|M249]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 Singleplayer Assignments#Multiplayer Unlocks|Final Duty]])</small><br />[[RPK-12]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Assignments#Gold|Support Expert]])</small><br />[[RPK#BF4|RPK]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#China Rising|Powder Keg]]) ([[Battlefield 4: China Rising|CR]])</small><br />[[M60#BF4|M60-E4]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Second Assault|Dust Devil]]) ([[Battlefield 4: Second Assault|SA]])</small><br />[[AWS (light machine gun)|AWS]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Naval Strike|Swiss Cheese]]) ([[Battlefield 4: Naval Strike|NS]])</small><br />[[L86#Battlefield 4|L86A2]] <small>([[Battlefield 4: Weapons Crate Pack|WC]])</small><br />[[All Kit Weapon#Battlefield 4|All Kit Weapons]]
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|weapon2 = [[P226#Battlefield 4|P226]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[M9#BF4|M9]] <small>(4,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[QSZ-92#Battlefield 4|QSZ-92]] <small>(8,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[MP443#Battlefield 4|MP443]] <small>(13,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[Shorty 12G]] <small>(18,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[G18#Battlefield 4|G18]] <small>(23,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[FN57#Battlefield 4|FN57]] <small>(28,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[M1911/Battlefield 4|M1911]] <small>(34,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[93R#Battlefield 4|93R]] <small>(39,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[CZ-75#Battlefield 4|CZ-75]] <small>(45,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[.44 Magnum#Battlefield 4|.44 Magnum]] <small>(51,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[Compact 45#Battlefield 4|Compact 45]] <small>(57,000 Pistol XP)</small><br />[[MP-412#Battlefield 4|M412 REX]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 Singleplayer Assignments#Multiplayer Unlocks|Tombstone Actual]])</small><br />[[SW40]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Naval Strike|Curve Ball]])</small> <small>([[Battlefield 4: Naval Strike|NS]])</small><br />[[Unica 6]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Dragon's Teeth|Big Splash]])</small> <small>([[Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth|DT]])</small><br />[[DEagle#Battlefield 4|DEagle 44]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Dragon's Teeth|Recoil Kinetics]])</small> <small>([[Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth|DT]])</small><br />[[Mare's Leg]] <small>([[Battlefield 4: Weapons Crate Pack|WC]])</small>
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|gadgets = [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield 4|Ammo Pack]] <small>(default)</small><br /> [[XM25#Battlefield 4|XM25 Airburst]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[M18 Claymore#Battlefield 4|M18 Claymore]] <small>(7,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[Ammunition Box#BF4|Ammo Box]] <small>(38,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[XM25#Battlefield 4|XM25 Smoke]] <small>(63,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[M224 Mortar#Battlefield 4|M224 Mortar]] <small>(76,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[MP-APS]] <small>(90,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[XM25#Battlefield 4|XM25 Dart]] <small>(119,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[C4#BF4|C4 Explosives]] <small>(134,000 Support XP)</small><br />[[UCAV]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#China Rising|Eyes in the Sky]]) ([[Battlefield 4: China Rising|CR]])</small><br />[[Ballistic Shield#Battlefield 4|Ballistic Shield]] <small>([[Battlefield 4 DLC Assignments#Dragon's Teeth|Vanguard]]) ([[Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth|DT]])</small>
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|equip1 = [[Knife/Battlefield 4|Knife]]
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|equip2 = [[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 4|M67 Frag]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[Mini Grenade#Battlefield 4|V40 Mini]] <small>(500 Grenade XP)</small><br />[[Impact Grenade#Battlefield 4|RGO Impact]] <small>(1,000 Grenade XP)</small><br />[[Incendiary Grenade#Battlefield 4|M34 Incendiary]] <small>(1,500 Grenade XP)</small><br />[[Smoke Grenade/Battlefield 4|M18 Smoke Grenade]] <small>(2,000 Grenade XP)</small><br />[[Flashbang#Battlefield 4|M84 Flashbang]] <small>(2,500 Grenade XP)</small><br />[[Hand Flare#Battlefield 4|Hand Flare]] <small>(3,000 Grenade XP)</small>
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}}
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The '''Support''' kit is featured in ''[[Battlefield 4]]'', functioning similarly to its ''[[Battlefield 3]]'' counterpart. However, the Support class can now be used as a more versatile role, as it has access to its characteristic [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 4|Light Machine Guns]], along with [[Shotgun|Shotguns]], [[Carbine#Battlefield 4|Carbines]], and [[Designated Marksman Rifle|Designated Marksman Rifles]], allowing it to fill a number of different roles such as close quarters assault and sniping. The kit also has gained several different gadgets and can now utilize a new grenade launcher, the [[XM25]], allowing neutralization of targets behind cover.
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It is also worthwhile to note that the XM25 also has Smoke and Dart configurations, much like the M320. The Support still retains use of both [[C4#BF4|C4 Explosives]],<ref>[http://blogs.battlefield.com/2013/08/road-to-bf4-field-upgrades/ The Road to Battlefield 4: Tweaked to the Core - The Battlefield Blog] - retrieved August 15, 2013</ref> [[M18 Claymore#Battlefield 4|M18 Claymores]] and the redesigned [[M224 Mortar#Battlefield 4|M224 Mortar]], allowing it to be remotely operated, and its signature [[Ammunition Box#BF4|Ammo Boxes]]. The class also has access to the new [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield 4|Ammo Packs]], which are similar to Ammo Boxes, but instead only supply two magazines of ammo (for both primary and secondary) per use, but two can be thrown down at once and can be tossed significantly further than Ammo Boxes.
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The [[MP-APS]] is also a new gadget taking the form of a countermeasure allowing for 180-degree defense of an area from grenades and rockets. It can be rotated via a control device instead of having to manually reposition it, much like the mortar.
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New gadgets introduced with expansion pack are [[UCAV]] from ''[[Battlefield 4: China Rising|China Rising]]'', adding more versatility to the kit and [[Ballistic Shield#Battlefield 4|Ballistic Shield]] from ''[[Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth|Dragon's Teeth]]'' which help the player for pushing the objectives.
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{{Clear}}
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===Gallery===
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<gallery>
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Russian Support BF4.png
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USSupportstandard.png|The standard [[United States Marine Corps#BF4|USMC]] Support from [[Battlelog]].
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USSupportUCP.png|[[United States Marine Corps#BF4|USMC]] Support in [[Battlefield 4 Customization#USA|UCP]] from [[Battlelog]].
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USSupport6Color.png|[[United States Marine Corps#BF4|USMC]] Support in [[Battlefield 4 Customization#USA|Chocolate Chip]] from [[Battlelog]].
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RUSupportKLMK.png|[[Russian Army#BF4|RGF]] Support in [[Battlefield 4 Customization#Russia|KLMK]] from [[Battlelog]].
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CNSupportstandard.png|The standard [[People's Liberation Army#BF4|PLA]] Support from [[Battlelog]].
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CNSupporturban.png|[[People's Liberation Army#BF4|PLA]] Support in [[Battlefield 4 Customization#China|Urban]] from [[Battlelog]].
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</gallery>
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{{Classes/BF4}}
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|-|BF1 =
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==Battlefield 1==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image = [[File:Support-d67fce25.png|250px]]
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|icon = [[File:BF1 Support Icon.svg]]
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|weapon1 = [[Lewis Gun#BF1|Lewis Gun]] <small>(Low Weight · Suppressive · Optical)</small><br />[[M1909 Benét-Mercié]] <small>(Storm · Telescopic · Optical)</small><br />[[Madsen MG#Battlefield 1|Madsen MG]] <small>(Low Weight · Storm · Trench)</small><br />[[MG15 n.A.]] <small>(Low Weight · Storm · Suppressive)</small><br />[[BAR M1918#BAR M1918|BAR M1918]] <small>(Trench · Storm · Telescopic)</small><br />[[Huot Automatic]] <small>(Low Weight · Optical)</small><br />[[Burton LMR]] <small>(Trench · Optical)</small><br />[[C96/Battlefield 1#C96 Carbine|C96 Carbine]]<br />[[P08/Battlefield 1#P08 Artillerie|P08 Artillerie]]<br />[[Pieper M1893]]<br />[[M1911/Battlefield 1#M1911 Extended|M1911 Extended]]<br />[[BAR M1918#BAR M1918A2|BAR M1918A2]]<br />[[Chauchat#Battlefield 1|Chauchat]] <small>(Low Weight · Telescopic) ([[Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass|TSNP]])</small><br />[[Mle 1903#Mle 1903 Extended|Mle 1903 Extended]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass|TSNP]])</small><br />[[Parabellum MG14/17]] <small>(Low Weight · Suppressive) ([[Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar|TSAR]])</small><br />[[Perino Model 1908]] <small>(Low Weight · Defensive) ([[Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar|TSAR]])</small><br />[[C93#C93 Carbine|C93 Carbine]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar|TSAR]])</small><br />[[M1917 MG]] <small>(Low Weight · Telescopic) ([[Battlefield 1: Turning Tides|TIDE]])</small><br />[[MG 08#lMG 08/18|lMG 08/18]] <small>(Low Weight · Suppressive) ([[Battlefield 1: Apocalypse|APOC]])</small>
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|weapon2 = [[Bull Dog Revolver]]<br />[[Modello 1915]]<br />[[Repetierpistole M1912#Repetierpistole M1912|Repetierpistole M1912]]<br />[[M1911/Battlefield 1#M1911|M1911]] <small>(Silencer · Doughboy · [[Battlefield 1: Hellfighter Pack|Hellfighter]])</small><br />[[P08/Battlefield 1#P08 Pistol|P08 Pistol]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: Red Baron Pack|Red Baron]])</small><br />[[Mle 1903#Mle 1903|Mle 1903]]<br />[[No. 3 Revolver]]<br />[[C93#C93 Pistol|C93 Pistol]]<br />[[Kolibri]]<br />[[M1911/Battlefield 1#M1911A1|M1911A1]]<br />[[Nagant Revolver]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar|TSAR]])</small><br />[[Obrez Pistol]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar|TSAR]])</small><br />[[Mk VI Revolver#Battlefield 1|Revolver Mk VI]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: Apocalypse|APOC]])</small>
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|gadgets = [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield 1|Ammo Pouch]]<br />[[Ammunition Box#BF1|Ammo Crate]]<br />[[Limpet Charge]]<br />[[Mortar (Battlefield 1)|Mortar]] <small>(Airburst · HE)</small><br />[[Wrench#BF1|Repair Tool]]<br />[[Crossbow Launcher]] <small>(Frag · HE) ([[Giant's Shadow|GS]])</small>
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|equip1 = [[Frag Grenade/Battlefield 1|Frag Grenade]]<br />[[Gas Grenade#Battlefield 1|Gas Grenade]]<br />[[Impact Grenade#Battlefield 1|Impact Grenade]]<br />[[Incendiary Grenade#Battlefield 1|Incendiary Grenade]]<br />[[Anti-Tank Grenade#Light Anti-Tank Grenade|Light Anti-Tank Grenade]]<br />[[Mini Grenade#Battlefield 1|Mini Grenade]]<br />[[Smoke Grenade/Battlefield 1|Smoke Grenade]]<br />[[Improvised Grenade]] <small>([[Battlefield 1: Apocalypse|APOC]])</small>
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|equip2 = [[Melee Weapon#Battlefield 1|Melee Weapon]]
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}}
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{{Codex|Suppressing Fire}}
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The '''Support''' class makes an appearance in ''[[Battlefield 1]]''.
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Much like in previous titles, Support has access to [[Machine Gun#Battlefield 1|light-machine guns]] and has a primary role of [[Suppression|suppressing]] enemies and supporting teammates.
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The Support class has access to [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield 1|Ammo Pouch]] and [[Ammunition Box#BF1|Ammo Crate]], with ammo pouches resupplying a fixed amount for individual soldiers on the move, and the ammo crate which replenishes more ammo over time and can supply whole groups at a time.
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Many of the Support's offensive gadgets provide indirect fire, much like its role in ''[[Battlefield 4]]'', including [[Limpet Charge]], [[Mortar (Battlefield 1)|Mortar]] and [[Crossbow Launcher]]. Support now carries the [[Wrench#BF1|Repair Tool]], to supplement a team vehicle, or to maintain stationary weapons.
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Supports can be visually distinguished by their non-standard, often bulkier headgear and large backpacks.
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===Specializations===
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The Support kit has access to three class-specific specializations meant to help or boost their resistance against [[Suppression]] and increase walking speed and explosive resistance when using [[Wrench#BF1|Repair Tool]].
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*[[Specializations (Battlefield 1)#Class Specializations|Unbreakable]]
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*[[Specializations (Battlefield 1)#Class Specializations|Pin Down]]
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*[[Specializations (Battlefield 1)#Class Specializations|Perseverance]]
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{{Clear}}
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===Gallery===
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====Alpha Models====
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<gallery>
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8txTK96.jpg|[[British Army|British Empire]]
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Battlefield-1-Support-Class.jpg|[[Imperial German Army|German Empire]]
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</gallery>
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====Models====
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<gallery>
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Battlefield 1 British Empire Support Squad.png|[[British Army|British Empire]]
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Battlefield 1 Kingdom of Italy Support Squad.png|[[Royal Italian Army|Kingdom of Italy]]
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Battlefield 1 United States Support Squad.png|[[United States Army|United States]]
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Battlefield 1 German Empire Support Squad.png|[[Imperial German Army|German Empire]]
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Battlefield 1 Austro-Hungarian Empire Support Squad.png|[[Austro-Hungarian Empire]]
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Battlefield 1 Ottoman Empire Support Squad.png|[[Ottoman Empire]]
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Battlefield 1 French Republic Support Squad.png|[[French Army|French Republic]]
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Battlefield 1 Russian Empire Support Squad.png|[[Russian Army|Russian Empire]]
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Battlefield 1 White Army Support Squad.png|[[White Army]]
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Battlefield 1 Red Army Support Squad.png|[[Red Army]]
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Battlefield 1 British Empire Turning Tides Support Squad.png|[[British Army|British Empire]] in ''[[Battlefield 1: Turning Tides|Turning Tides]]''
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Battlefield 1 Ottoman Empire Turning Tides Support Squad.png|[[Ottoman Empire]] in ''[[Battlefield 1: Turning Tides|Turning Tides]]''
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Battlefield 1 Royal Marines Support Squad.png|[[Royal Marines]]
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</gallery>
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===Achievement/Trophy===
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{| style="width: 690px;" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" border="1"
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|'''Image'''
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|'''Name'''
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|'''Criteria'''
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|'''Achievement Points'''
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|'''Trophy Type'''
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|-
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|[[File:Support Enlistment.png|100px]]
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|Support Enlistment
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|Reach Support Rank 2 in Multiplayer
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|80G
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|[[File:Gold Trophy.png]]
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|}
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{{Classes/BF1}}
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|-|BFV =
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==Battlefield V==
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{{Infobox/kit
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|name = Support
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|image =
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|icon = [[File:Battlefield V Support Class Icon.png|50px]]
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|weapons = LMGs<br />MMGs<br />Shotguns
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|weapon1 = [[KE7]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[MG 34#Battlefield V|MG 34]] <small>(Rank 1)</small><br />[[12g Automatic#Battlefield V|12g Automatic]] <small>(Rank 5)</small><br /> [[Bren Gun/Battlefield V|Bren Gun]] <small>(Rank 8)</small><br />[[Lewis Gun#BFV|Lewis Gun]] <small>(Rank 10)</small><br />[[M30 Drilling]] <small>(Rank 13)</small><br />[[FG-42/Battlefield V|FG-42]] <small>(Rank 16)</small><br /> [[MG 42/Battlefield V|MG 42]] <small>(Rank 20)</small><br />[[VGO/Battlefield V|VGO]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Overture|Overture]])</small><br />[[M97 Trench Gun#Battlefield V|M1897]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Overture|Overture]])</small><br />[[M1922 MG]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Lightning Strikes|Lightning Strikes]])</small><br />[[LS/26]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Trial By Fire|Trial By Fire]])</small><br />[[S2-200]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Defying The Odds|Defying The Odds]])</small><br />[[Madsen MG/Battlefield V|Madsen MG]] <small>([[Battlefest#2019|Battlefest]])</small><br />[[M1919 Browning#BFV|M1919A6]] <small>([[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]])</small><br />[[BAR M1918#Battlefield V|BAR M1918A2]] <small>([[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]])</small><br />[[Type 97 MG]] <small>([[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]])</small><br />[[Type 11 MG]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Into The Jungle|Into The Jungle]])</small><br />[[Model 37#Battlefield V|Model 37]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Into The Jungle|Into The Jungle]])</small><!--<br />[[Sjögren Inertial#Battlefield V|Sjögren Inertial]]-->
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|weapon2 = [[Walther P38/Battlefield V|P38 Pistol]] <small>(default) (Red Devil)</small><br />[[Ruby]] <small>(Rank 3) (Red Devil)</small><br />[[M1911/Battlefield V|M1911]] <small>(Rank 5) (Silver Plated)</small><br />[[P08/Battlefield V#P08 Pistol|P08 Pistol]] <small>(Rank 7)</small><br />[[Repetierpistole M1912#Battlefield V|Repetierpistole M1912]] <small>(Rank 11)</small><br />[[Mk VI Revolver#Battlefield V|Mk VI Revolver]] <small>(Rank 15)</small><br />[[Liberator]] <small>(Rank 19)</small><br />[[Type 94]] <small>([[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]])</small><br />[[Model 27]] <small>([[Battlefield V: War in the Pacific|War in the Pacific]])</small>
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|gadgets = [[Repair Tool#Battlefield V|Repair Tool]] <small>(default)</small>
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|gadget1 = [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield V|Ammo Pouch]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[Ammunition Box#BFV|Ammo Crate]] <small>(Rank 4)</small>
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|gadget2 = [[Anti-Tank Mine#BFV|Anti-Tank Mine]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[AT Grenade Pistol]] <small>(Rank 6)</small><br />[[S-Mine/Battlefield V|AP Mine]] <small>(Rank 11)</small><br />[[Lunge Mine]] <small>([[Battlefield V: Into The Jungle|Into The Jungle]])</small>
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|equip1 = [[Incendiary Grenade#Battlefield V|Incendiary Grenade]] <small>(default)</small><br />[[Impact Grenade#Battlefield V|Impact Grenade]] <small>(Rank 2)</small><br />[[Sticky Grenade]] <small>(Rank 9)</small>
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|equip2 = [[Melee Weapon#Battlefield V|Melee Weapon]]
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}}
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The '''Support''' is one of four base classes featured in ''[[Battlefield V]]''. Its two [[Combat Role#Support|Combat Roles]] are "Engineer" and "Machine Gunner".
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The kit can be equipped with either Light or Medium Machine Guns, as well as [[Shotgun|Shotguns]], giving it increased versatility. Players can still choose to assist their squad from afar with [[Suppression#Battlefield V|suppressing fire]], or close the distance and act as pointman with a shotgun.
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With the limited starting ammunition and general low reserve ammo-carrying capacity of players due to the Attrition system, the Support kit serves an important role in any squad. Using the tossed [[Ammo Pouch#Battlefield V|Ammo Pouch]], Support players can refill teammates when they have run out, or top up their ammo to maximum if none has been used. A stationary version of the gadget, the [[Ammunition Box#BFV|Ammo Crate]], can be chosen for players to retrieve ammo packs from.
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The class also have ability to combat against vehicles with [[Anti-Tank Mine#BFV|Anti-Tank Mine]], [[AT Grenade Pistol]] and [[Lunge Mine]] or choosing [[S-Mine/Battlefield V|AP Mine]] for personal defense.
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Aside from [[Support action#Resupply|resupplying]], Support players have taken on increased responsibility with the introduction of [[Fortifications]] with the ability to build stationary weapons. The Engineer role allows Supports to build these cover positions faster. Their [[Repair Tool#Battlefield V|Repair Tool]] also grants them the ability to [[Support action#Repair|repair]] friendly vehicles and even destroy opposing armor.
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{{Clear}}
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===Gallery===
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<gallery>
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Battlefield V Support Combat Roles.png
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Battlefield V Support Promotional 03.png
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</gallery>
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====Open Beta====
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<gallery>
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Battlefield V Open Beta United Kingdom Support 1.png|[[British Army#Battlefield V|United Kingdom]]
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Battlefield V Open Beta United Kingdom Support 2.png
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Battlefield V Open Beta United Kingdom Engineer.png|Engineer [[Combat Role#Support|Combat Roles]]
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Battlefield V Open Beta Wehrmacht Support 1.png|[[Wehrmacht#Battlefield V|Germany]]
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Battlefield V Open Beta Wehrmacht Support 2.png
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Battlefield V Open Beta Wehrmacht Engineer.png|Engineer [[Combat Role#Support|Combat Roles]]
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</gallery>
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===Achievement/Trophy===
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{| style="width: 690px;" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" border="1"
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|'''Image'''
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|'''Name'''
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|'''Criteria'''
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|'''Achievement Points'''
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|'''Trophy Type'''
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|-
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|[[File:Jack of All Trades Trophy.png|100px]]
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|Jack of All Trades
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|Earn 100,000 score as an [[Assault]], [[Medic]], Support and [[Recon]]
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|90G
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|[[File:Gold Trophy.png]]
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|}
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{{Classes/BF5}}
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</tabber>
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==Trivia==
 
===Battlefield: Bad Company===
 
===Battlefield: Bad Company===
In Battlefield: Bad Company, the main goal in the game is to focus on healing teammates, as downed teammates cannot be revived. If the player is considered isolated, then the player using the kit should focus on designating targets for Mortar Strikes (if the [[Mortar Strike|MRTR-5]] has been unlocked) or providing suppressing fire on enemy infantry within the player's sight.
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*The ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company]]'' [[222nd Army Battalion|US]] Support shares the same appearance as the [[United States Army|US]] [[Medic]] in ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]''.
====Combat Against Infantry====
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The Support class is ideal for infantry-based combat, as its primary weapon is a Machine Gun. Players firing the machine gun should fire in controlled bursts (be sure to aim down the sights for maximum effectiveness) when engaging targets at medium to long range and only spray when the target is nearing 'point blank' range. When unlocking new primary weapons for the kit, it is considered best to unlock the [[MG36]] first, as it is ideal for long range combat. Its relatively high accuracy and rate of fire, along with its built-in optic, makes it especially effective against infantry at long range, but loses effectiveness when the target is considerably close to the shooter, as the MG36's damage output might not be able to down the target before the opposing player kills the shooter. For close quarters, players should use the faction default weapons ([[M249 SAW|M249]], [[PKM]], [[QJY-88]]) or the unlockable [[M60]].
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===Battlefield 3===
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*The Support model carries an array of explosives most similar to the ''[[Battlefield Vietnam]]'' [[Engineer]].
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*Even when the [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|US]] support is using a weapon that doesn't load using a bullet belt he will still have a belt wrapped around his neck.
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*The [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|US]] Support appears to wear a USMC {{w|Lightweight Helmet}}.
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*The [[Russian Army#BF3|Russian]] Support wears a blue {{w|Telnyashka|tel'nik}} (Russian: тельня́шка) signifying him being [[VDV]] or [[Spetsnaz#Battlefield 3|GRU Spetsnaz]].
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*The [[Russian Army#BF3|Russian]] Support carries a Cold Steel Shovel that some [[Spetsnaz#Battlefield 3|Spetsnaz]] use as a CQ and throwing weapon.
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*The [[Russian Army#BF3|Russian]] Support wears a K6-3 Titanium bulletproof helmet worn by Russian special operation teams like the {{w|Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russia)|MVDs}}, {{w|SOBR}}, and {{w|OMON}} police units.
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*Even though the [[Russian Army#BF3|Russian]] Support wears short sleeves and full finger gloves, from a first-person perspective, it looks rather more like long sleeves and fingerless gloves. The same goes for the [[Assault]] class in the [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|USMC]] side except the other way around.
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*The class poster before the alpha shows the [[Medic]] cross for the support and the bullet for [[Assault]], referencing the classes' roles in ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]''.
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*In the ''[[Battlefield 3]]'' expansion ''[[Battlefield 3: Aftermath|Aftermath]]'', the [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|US]] Support class is one of the two classes that wears sunglasses (The other being the [[Recon]] class). However this as no effect on gameplay, as the sun glare still exists if playing as the Support class.
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*The [[Russian Army#BF3|Russian]] Support wears a helmet very similar to the [[Russian Army#BFBC|Russian]] [[Demolition]] of ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company]]''.
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*The [[United States Marine Corps#BF3|US]] Support resembles [[David Montes|Montes]] from singleplayer.
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===Battlefield 4===
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*A persistent bug may occur whereas the player cannot spawn as Support. If attempted, the game will crash upon spawn. Prolonged inactivity from the class seems to solve this bug.
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*[[United States Marine Corps#BF4|USMC]] Support has a unusable wire cutter strapped to his back.
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*In Singleplayer, the [[Russian Army#BF4|Russian]] Support soldiers have actual/functioning bulletproof helmets that will prevent the player from obtaining headshots. A distinctive "ping" sound will be heard when their helmet is shot. This does however not apply to the Support-soldiers in multiplayer.
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===Battlefield 1===
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*The Support kit in ''[[Battlefield 1]]'' often wear unusual but authentic helmets or visors:
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**The [[British Army#Battlefield 1|British]] Support wears the Wilmer model eye defense.
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**The [[United States Army#Battlefield 1|American]] Support wears the Model 8 full-face helmet.
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**The [[Royal Italian Army#Battlefield 1|Italian]] Support wears the {{w|L'Eplattenier helmet|Dunand visor}}.
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**The [[Imperial German Army|German]] Support wears the Gaede Helmet.
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**The [[Austro-Hungarian Empire|Austro-Hungarian]] Support wears a modified Model 9 sentinel's helmet.
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**The [[French Army#Battlefield 1|French]] Support wears the Polack visor.
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Latest revision as of 10:55, February 27, 2020

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The Support kit is featured in many installments in the Battlefield Series. Its main role is to resupply friendly teammates and provide heavy suppressive fire against enemy targets.


Battlefield 2Edit


"Heavy gunner equipped to suppress enemy and resupply team-mates."

— In game description.


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield 2. The kit's primary purpose is to resupply teammates with ammunition via his Ammo Bags on the battlefield as well as lay down suppressive fire on hostiles using the kit's light-machine guns. The Support, along with the Assault and Anti-Tank, has body armor equipped, meaning damage multipliers to the torso are decreased against the player, allowing player to survive a few more hits to the torso than those without armor. However, the armor reduces the Support's stamina, making sprinting significant distances and general mobility somewhat of a problem.

Combat Against InfantryEdit

Support units are equipped with a belt fed light-machine guns that carries between 100-200 rounds, depending on the weapon at hand. Light-machine guns can lay down a heavy volume of fire in a short period of time, but tend to have much wilder spread values when not in the prone position.

After sustained fire for a certain amount of time (this is depending on the weapon at hand (example: The PKM will overheat after 40 bullets without breaks, while the Type 95 will stop after 77 bullets without a cease firing) an LMG will overheat and become unusable until it cools down. All LMGs share the same cooldown penalty of 1.2 seconds. The other major penalty associated with light-machine guns are their reload time—most LMGs have a reload time significantly longer than rifles and other standard firearms.

A pistol can complement the LMG in two ways—either as a more precise weapon when not laying prone, or as a backup weapon in the event of an ammo shortage or inconveniently-timed reload.

The Knife is a close range or last ditch attempt if both LMG and pistol are out of ammo. Though the knife has a very short effective range, it has the capability to instantly kill enemy infantry in a single knife thrust.

M67 Hand Grenades are lethal to infantry and light vehicles. However, while with most kits the grenades are fairly limited due to their scarceness, the Support kit is capable of mortaring with grenades as a result of their ammo box, which provides essentially infinite ammunition.

Tear Gas is available to the kit as a gadget in the Special Forces expansion, present in the equipment slot. The Tear Gas is fired from a grenade launcher, and the gas posses the ability to blind targets that enter the deployed gas cloud. The gas will make a player's screen blurry for a short time, and thus can be used to distract or to create confusion among enemies. It is important to note that a Gas Mask directly counters the effective of the gas, so it is recommended to equip it before entering the gas while attacking.

Combat Against VehiclesEdit

The only vehicles that can be engaged directly are light and medium vehicles since they do not have adequate armor to fully resist small arms fire or grenades. Light Vehicles such as the DPV will be easy to destroy as their armor will not be able to withstand a significant amount of small arms fire and/or lots of hand grenades in a short period, areas the Support excels at. Slightly heavier vehicles such as the Vodnik will be much harder to destroy as their armor is much more resistant to grenades and small arms fire.

Heavier vehicles, such as APCs and MBTs, are nigh-invulnerable to any of the Support's weapons and equipment. While it is possible to inflict damage against them via grenades, such damage is trivial compared to what the Anti-Tank kit can bring to bear. As a result, these vehicles should be avoided if at all possible.


GalleryEdit

Base gameEdit

Special ForcesEdit


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit


"The support soldier doubles as combat troop and medic. He carries a machine gun, fragmentation grenades, a pistol, and a medical auto injector, and can call in mortar strikes."

— Instruction Manual Description


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Unlike many of the classes in Modern Combat, the Support kit's role is slightly altered from its Battlefield 2 counterpart, now being a mix of the Medic and the former Support class. The class retains its light machine guns from the previous title, but with the removal of Ammo Bags from the game, the class is now the Medic of the team as opposed to the resupplier, being equipped with the Auto Injecter to heal himself and teammates. The class also has access to the Mortar Strike, allowing him to call in a mortar barrage on a specific target.

These additions allow the Support to lend himself well to his name: He can keep his allies in fighting condition by quickly healing them with the Auto Injector, aid in eliminating hostile vehicles or clustered enemies with a Mortar Strike, and his high damaging LMGs can easily pick off straggling enemies at range. Due to their inaccuracy and low rates of fire, the LMGs preform poorly up close, and the Support should avoid close quarters fighting when able, instead deferring these engagements to Special Ops or Assaults and assisting from afar.


Battlefield 2142Edit


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield 2142. It functions similar to its Battlefield 2 counterpart, featuring LMGs, shotguns, and a pistol that varies by faction.

Beginning with Battlefield 2142, LMGs gain accuracy the longer they are fired, though continuous fire is prevented by overheating. LMGs retain their accuracy bonus when using lower stances, favoring a prepared defender over more aggressive tactics. As an alternative, the Clark 15B is an ideal close-quarters weapon.

Although primarily responsible for keeping teammates stocked via the Ammo Hub, Support also provides essential defensive measures. The A12 Enforcer Sentry Gun and IPS Shield give extra protection in confined areas. The V5 EMP Grenade can temporarily disable vehicles and suppress infantry. The Clark 12-RDX gives Support indirect firepower, and a means of clearing explosives.

Support also provides detection for teammates (normally the role of Scout and Recon in other titles). The DysTek Pulse Meter and IDS-1 reveal nearby enemies. V5 EMP Grenade, along with NetBat Helmet, can reveal cloaked intruders.


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield: Bad Company. While it still specializes in suppressive fire, it has been combined with the Medic and Engineer kits, and is the primary healer and vehicle engineer on the battlefield, with ammo being supplied by Ammunition crates present at bases.


Battlefield 3Edit


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield 3. The kit is more akin to the Battlefield 2 kit, as it is equipped with Ammo Box, used to replenish ammunition for teammates. With the introduction of the Suppression system, the Support class takes on an additional role of being a key presence by effectively shaping the battlefield by diverting and dispatching opposing forces.

This allows the player to cover an area by fire whilst maintaining accuracy. In conjunction with gadgets such as the M18 Claymore and M224 Mortar, the Support class is able to adapt to urban and open combat. Support players are also able take on an anti-armor role with C4 Explosives, a feature absent from previous titles.


GalleryEdit


Battlefield 4Edit


The Support kit is featured in Battlefield 4, functioning similarly to its Battlefield 3 counterpart. However, the Support class can now be used as a more versatile role, as it has access to its characteristic Light Machine Guns, along with Shotguns, Carbines, and Designated Marksman Rifles, allowing it to fill a number of different roles such as close quarters assault and sniping. The kit also has gained several different gadgets and can now utilize a new grenade launcher, the XM25, allowing neutralization of targets behind cover.

It is also worthwhile to note that the XM25 also has Smoke and Dart configurations, much like the M320. The Support still retains use of both C4 Explosives,[1] M18 Claymores and the redesigned M224 Mortar, allowing it to be remotely operated, and its signature Ammo Boxes. The class also has access to the new Ammo Packs, which are similar to Ammo Boxes, but instead only supply two magazines of ammo (for both primary and secondary) per use, but two can be thrown down at once and can be tossed significantly further than Ammo Boxes.

The MP-APS is also a new gadget taking the form of a countermeasure allowing for 180-degree defense of an area from grenades and rockets. It can be rotated via a control device instead of having to manually reposition it, much like the mortar.

New gadgets introduced with expansion pack are UCAV from China Rising, adding more versatility to the kit and Ballistic Shield from Dragon's Teeth which help the player for pushing the objectives.


GalleryEdit


Battlefield 1Edit


This item has a Codex entry: Suppressing Fire


The Support class makes an appearance in Battlefield 1.

Much like in previous titles, Support has access to light-machine guns and has a primary role of suppressing enemies and supporting teammates.

The Support class has access to Ammo Pouch and Ammo Crate, with ammo pouches resupplying a fixed amount for individual soldiers on the move, and the ammo crate which replenishes more ammo over time and can supply whole groups at a time.

Many of the Support's offensive gadgets provide indirect fire, much like its role in Battlefield 4, including Limpet Charge, Mortar and Crossbow Launcher. Support now carries the Repair Tool, to supplement a team vehicle, or to maintain stationary weapons.

Supports can be visually distinguished by their non-standard, often bulkier headgear and large backpacks.

SpecializationsEdit

The Support kit has access to three class-specific specializations meant to help or boost their resistance against Suppression and increase walking speed and explosive resistance when using Repair Tool.


GalleryEdit

Alpha ModelsEdit

ModelsEdit

Achievement/TrophyEdit

Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Support Enlistment Support Enlistment Reach Support Rank 2 in Multiplayer 80G Gold Trophy


Battlefield VEdit


The Support is one of four base classes featured in Battlefield V. Its two Combat Roles are "Engineer" and "Machine Gunner".

The kit can be equipped with either Light or Medium Machine Guns, as well as Shotguns, giving it increased versatility. Players can still choose to assist their squad from afar with suppressing fire, or close the distance and act as pointman with a shotgun.

With the limited starting ammunition and general low reserve ammo-carrying capacity of players due to the Attrition system, the Support kit serves an important role in any squad. Using the tossed Ammo Pouch, Support players can refill teammates when they have run out, or top up their ammo to maximum if none has been used. A stationary version of the gadget, the Ammo Crate, can be chosen for players to retrieve ammo packs from.

The class also have ability to combat against vehicles with Anti-Tank Mine, AT Grenade Pistol and Lunge Mine or choosing AP Mine for personal defense.

Aside from resupplying, Support players have taken on increased responsibility with the introduction of Fortifications with the ability to build stationary weapons. The Engineer role allows Supports to build these cover positions faster. Their Repair Tool also grants them the ability to repair friendly vehicles and even destroy opposing armor.


GalleryEdit

Open BetaEdit

Achievement/TrophyEdit

Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Jack of All Trades Trophy Jack of All Trades Earn 100,000 score as an Assault, Medic, Support and Recon 90G Gold Trophy


TriviaEdit

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

Battlefield 3Edit

  • The Support model carries an array of explosives most similar to the Battlefield Vietnam Engineer.
  • Even when the US support is using a weapon that doesn't load using a bullet belt he will still have a belt wrapped around his neck.
  • The US Support appears to wear a USMC Lightweight Helmet.
  • The Russian Support wears a blue tel'nik (Russian: тельня́шка) signifying him being VDV or GRU Spetsnaz.
  • The Russian Support carries a Cold Steel Shovel that some Spetsnaz use as a CQ and throwing weapon.
  • The Russian Support wears a K6-3 Titanium bulletproof helmet worn by Russian special operation teams like the MVDs, SOBR, and OMON police units.
  • Even though the Russian Support wears short sleeves and full finger gloves, from a first-person perspective, it looks rather more like long sleeves and fingerless gloves. The same goes for the Assault class in the USMC side except the other way around.
  • The class poster before the alpha shows the Medic cross for the support and the bullet for Assault, referencing the classes' roles in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
  • In the Battlefield 3 expansion Aftermath, the US Support class is one of the two classes that wears sunglasses (The other being the Recon class). However this as no effect on gameplay, as the sun glare still exists if playing as the Support class.
  • The Russian Support wears a helmet very similar to the Russian Demolition of Battlefield: Bad Company.
  • The US Support resembles Montes from singleplayer.

Battlefield 4Edit

  • A persistent bug may occur whereas the player cannot spawn as Support. If attempted, the game will crash upon spawn. Prolonged inactivity from the class seems to solve this bug.
  • USMC Support has a unusable wire cutter strapped to his back.
  • In Singleplayer, the Russian Support soldiers have actual/functioning bulletproof helmets that will prevent the player from obtaining headshots. A distinctive "ping" sound will be heard when their helmet is shot. This does however not apply to the Support-soldiers in multiplayer.

Battlefield 1Edit

  • The Support kit in Battlefield 1 often wear unusual but authentic helmets or visors:
    • The British Support wears the Wilmer model eye defense.
    • The American Support wears the Model 8 full-face helmet.
    • The Italian Support wears the Dunand visor.
    • The German Support wears the Gaede Helmet.
    • The Austro-Hungarian Support wears a modified Model 9 sentinel's helmet.
    • The French Support wears the Polack visor.

ReferencesEdit

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