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The VSS (Russian: Винтовка Снайперская Специальная Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya; English: Special Sniper Rifle) is a Soviet-made suppressed designated marksman rifle (DMR) based on the AS Val assault rifle developed in the late 1980s by TsNIITochMash. It fires the same special-purpose 9×39mm subsonic ammunition as the 9A-91.

Battlefield: Bad Company[]

"A lightweight, short and quiet sniper rifle using subsonic ammunition. It features a built-in sound suppressor, a wide array of scopes and can be easily broken into 3 parts to allow discrete transportation. Despite its size, it fires a heavy round which can penetrate a wide range of armour."

— In-game description

The VSS is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.


The VSS can be found in the mission Par for the Course as a collectable. Right before the player crosses the bridge to Serdar's palace, it should be on a crate to the right. It can also be found in level Ghost Town in one of the buildings when the area is being shelled by American artillery.


The VSS is issued to the Recon as an unlockable, obtained by either reaching rank 25 or purchasing the Gold Edition. It has a higher rate of fire than any other sniper rifle in the game, and is in fact fully automatic, albeit the slowest-firing weapon of that type. Its lower damage and lower long-range accuracy balance its high rate of fire (for a sniper rifle). It can normally kill in 3-4 body shots and has an integral silencer.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

"The VSS is compact silenced and chambered for subsonic 9x39 mm round. The round differs from standard 9 mm in that it delivers more energy and penetrating capability up to a range of 400 meters."

— In-game description.

The VSS Snaiperskaya Special is a sniper rifle featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, issued to the Recon kit, requiring 26,000 points to unlock. While the VSS is equipped with a 6x scope by default, it can also be equipped with a Red Dot Sight, 4X Rifle Scope, or 12X Zoom Scope and is also compatible with the Spotting Scope specialization. Unlike any other sniper rifles, the VSS requires a maximum of 3 shots to the head in order to kill at long range. The VSS consumes ammunition rapidly but also possesses the highest in-game damage output per second, making it similar to a high damaging submachine gun when equipped with a short range optic.

Despite being fully automatic and having low recoil, the bullets do not behave like those of an SMG or assault rifle as they suffer from massive spray penalties, limiting the effectiveness of automatic fire beyond close range. As with almost all automatic weapons in the game, firing in single shots or in bursts allows for greater accuracy and even allows for marksman headshots at range.

Being a suppressed sniper rifle, the VSS fires a subsonic round (which has no in-game effect on speed or drop), there will be no muzzle flash, the bullet will not make the characteristic cracking sound of a usual sniper bullet when passing by a player and enemies cannot scream a sniper warning until they are hit. The VSS has a greatly reduced chance of being detected and can potentially delay the enemy's reaction time. The VSS' silencer allows the sniper to fire a few shots to gauge distance by observing the impacts of the bullets without the target noticing, this is best done when the target is distracted. 

In Hardcore mode, it is the only automatic weapon capable of killing an opponent (without Ceramic Body Armor) in only one headshot at close range when using Magnum Ammo.


Battlefield Play4Free[]

The VSS Vintorez is a compact sniper rifle with almost SMG-like characteristics. Its intended use is for Spetsnaz units on clandestine operations and comes with a permanently attached silencer. The VSS is primarily used for shorter ranged sniping.


Battlefield 2042[]

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"The last iteration of the classic Russian rifle features dual fire modes and a powerful integrated suppressor, making it the perfect weapon for clandestine operations."

— In-game description

The BSV-M is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042, introduced in Zero Hour season. Player can unlock the weapon by reaching tier 17 in the Battle Pass, or completing assignments by performing 60 kills with SMGs from a distance of 25 meters or less and 60 kills with Marksman Rifles from a distance of 100 meters or more. By default it comes with a 5X optical scope and Subsonic ammunition.

The BSV-M functions as an aggressive DMR in comparison to its contemporaries as it is the only weapon in its class with an automatic fire mode. Additionally, due to its integrated suppressor and ammunition type, the BSV-M is quite stealthy and its bullet velocity is slightly lower than its contemporaries (790 m/s compare to DM7's 800 m/s). It does not accept muzzle attachments outside a custom Long and Short Suppressor, both options working in the same way as a normal Extended Barrel and Shortened Barrel.

Players have the option to change the ammunition type to Close Combat to increase the rate of fire for an advantage in close quarters combat. This is based on a significant reduction in damage, with bullet to kill becoming at least 5. However, due to its increased rate of fire to 800 RPM, time to kill is similar to assault rifles. It should be noticed that the hip-fire spread and reserve ammunition of the BSV-M is still roughly equivalent to the DMR level.

Damage Chart[]

Ammunition types 0-29m 30-39m 40-49m 50-74m 75-99m >100m
Subsonic High-Power 35 35 35 26 26 26
Subsonic Close Combat 21 18 15 15 13 13
High-Power 35 35 35 35 26 26
Close Combat 21 18 18 15 15 13
Subsonic High-Power / Extended 35 35 35 26 26 26
High-Power / Extended 35 35 35 35 26 26



Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Factory Factory
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Carbon Series Carbon Series
BSV-M Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Operation Gemini Operation Gemini
Eleventh Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 17
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Solenoid Solenoid
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 51
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Rising Waters Rising Waters
300 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,750 BFC (Hard Perimeter Bundle)
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Tier 1 Tier 1
BSV-M Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Doomsday Doomsday
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
2,400 BFC (Twilight Strike Bundle)
3,000 BFC (Battle of Nordvik Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Monarch Monarch
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (Midnight Sun Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Altiplano Burial Altiplano Burial
500 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,000 BFC (Atacama Immortals Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 BSV-M Exposure Point Exposure Point
750 BFC (Weapon Skin)
1,400 BFC (Trailblazer Bundle)

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