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"Ready."

— Casper

Wikus "Casper" Van Daele is a Recon specialist featured in Battlefield 2042.

Profile[]

Birthdate // March 5th, 2007 (35 years old)
Birth Location // Cape Town, South Africa
Spoken Languages // Native Afrikaans, English
Nationality // South African

Personal History[]

Despite growing up in a stable family, Wikus battled with anxiety during his teenage years. His father introduced him to running as a way to cope. Every morning the pair would hit the Sea Point Promenade and for that 11km, Wikus started to find peace. Over the years the boy strengthened his mind and body into an impenetrable fortress. The runs became longer and harder to the point his father wasn't able to keep up. So focused was Wikus by then, it was like he was running alone anyway.

Eager to test himself physically and mentally, Wikus joined the military and one of his first tours was to assist a peacekeeping force stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His budding marksmanship skills and mental fortitude made him an ideal candidate to keep watch alone from long distances.

Disaster struck when Cape Town was hit by a devastating seismic sea wave. The destruction was immeasurable, and thousands of lives were lost overnight - Wikus's family was among the dead. Unable to process his loss, he instead buried it. There was no grieving, only a greater dedication and focus on his job. But the trauma was still there, entombed beneath that hard exterior.

The environmental disasters in South Africa created a steady stream of refugees heading north. In an effort to limit the impact on surrounding nations, Wikus was part of an ongoing regional operation to assist the migration and resettlement of those displaced.

Several years into his deployment, Wikus uncovered corruption within his own unit when he found a fellow officer running an illegal rendition program targeting the refugees under their protection. Wikus informed his superiors but before they could question the officer, he was killed - all evidence pointed to Wikus as the perpetrator. Knowing a court martial awaited him, one that would undoubtedly avow his guilt, Wikus abandoned the military. He joined the migration north and became a No-Pat, hoping to one day return home and clear his name. If there's still a home to return to.

Key Dates[]

  • 2007 - Born in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2025 - at 18, throws himself into extreme wilderness survival and ultra-marathons.
  • 2027 - at 20, joins the South African Army and graduates to become a part of the 5 Special Forces Regiment.
  • 2035 - at 28, loses his family to a tsunami that hits Cape Town.
  • 2040 - at 33, falsely accused of murder and goes AWOL.

Specialty[]

"Spots enemies in its proximity. Equipped with thermal sensor for improved visibility."

— In-game description

Casper is equipped with the OV-P Recon Drone as his specialty. It is a camera-equipped bi-copter drone with a vaguely bird-like appearance. It functions somewhat similarly to the MAV from Battlefield 3 and 4.

While using the drone, any enemies near the reticle are automatically highlighted. Enemies can be marked with the Spot button. Spotting performance has been significantly decreased compared to Battlefield 4, with players needing to be at a closer distance than before. (The Sensor Array on certain vehicles offers better performance, but also has a lower limit than the drone.)

If destroyed, a new drone will be available to deploy after a 30 second cooldown.

Trait[]

Movement Sensor Icon
"Sensor suite alerts you to nearby threats."

— In-game description

Casper features Movement Sensor as his trait, a sensor suite attached to his outfit that scans his surroundings for enemy presence (except Blasco). The Movement Sensor shows in the HUD as a flashing circle at the bottom of the screen. Should an enemy come within range, the circle will turn red, increasing in number as the enemy approaches. While operating the OV-P Recon Drone, the Movement Sensor will be displayed on the drone's HUD if any enemy is within range of the player.

Cosmetics[]

Headgear[]

Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Shrouded Shrouded
300 BFC (Headgear)
1,750 BFC (Hurricane Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Bastion Bastion
Free between January 3, 2023 to January 10, 2023
2,400 BFC (Twilight Strike Bundle)
3,000 BFC (Battle of Nordvik Bundle)

Sets[]

Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Specialist Van Daele Specialist Van Daele
Default
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Mamba Mamba
Default
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Hexmesh Triweave Hexmesh Triweave
Casper Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Night Operations Night Operations
5 kills and assists as Casper
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Navalized Navalized
Level 39
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele BF2042 Dev BF2042 Dev
Exclusive to developers
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele OHKO OHKO
Prime Gaming reward
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Green Mamba Green Mamba
Master of Arms Premium Battle Pass tier 6
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Pit Viper Pit Viper
500 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Forsaken Sands Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Subliminal Subliminal
500 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Subsurface Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Watchman Watchman
Free between January 3, 2023 to January 10, 2023
2,400 BFC (Twilight Strike Bundle)
3,000 BFC (Battle of Nordvik Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Augmented Augmented
Eleventh Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 8
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Uprising Uprising
New Dawn Premium Battle Pass tier 14
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Jungle Ready Jungle Ready
Casper Mastery 4 (T4)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Tier 1 Tier 1
Casper Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Distant Mirage Distant Mirage
750 BFC (Set)
1,000 BFC (Visceral Bundle)
4,000 BFC (Liquidators Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Cirrus Cirrus
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 53
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Death Death
Earn 20 ribbons during the first week in Battle of Nordvik playlist
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Prodigal Son Prodigal Son
Eleventh Hour Premium Battle Pass tier 20
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Bushmaster Bushmaster
Battlefield 2042 Welcome Pack – Season 4
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Denial of Service Denial of Service
Earn 75 ribbons during the second week in Leviathan Rising playlist
3,000 BFC (Leviathan Rising Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Hellhound Hellhound
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Dogs of War Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Submerger Submerger
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (From the Depths Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Panopticon Panopticon
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 36
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Tomorrow's Reckoning Tomorrow's Reckoning
750 BFC (Set)
1,400 BFC (Coalition's Dawn Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Shadow Stalker Shadow Stalker
Ultimate Edition owner
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Pretorian Pretorian
Zero Hour Free Battle Pass tier 94
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele World Ender World Ender
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Dry Dunes Bundle)
5,000 BFC (Red Envelope Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Pack Leader Pack Leader
Escalation Premium Battle Pass tier 0
1,000 BFC (Tiers 0 - Escalation Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele The Fittest The Fittest
Dark Creations Premium Battle Pass tier 20
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Parabellum Parabellum
1,000 BFC (Set)
1,750 BFC (Brutal Measures Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 Wikus Casper Van Daele Marked Man Marked Man
2,200 BFC (Scenario Five Bundle)

Quotes[]

Loading Screen Quotes[1]
  • "If it means protecting our homeland, I'll fight wherever Oz sends me."
  • "Never thought I'd have faith in a man like Oz, but Zain convinced me. He sees a real future for the No-Pats. I'd forgotten what that kind of hope feels like."
  • "Some think killing from a distance is easy. All depends who's looking down the scope."
  • "You can't just ask a sniper his favorite scope. It depends on the terrain, the wind, the target."
  • "I grew up in a different part of South Africa, but seeing what we've built on the Richtersveld, it's becoming a home. Something I thought I'd never have again."
  • "I've shot with iron sights as easily as thermals. Use the right tool for the job."

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Player Cards[]


Trivia[]

  • Casper's OV-P Recon Drone was able to fire an EMP dart to enemy vehicles or selected gadgets. This was removed in Update 7 (Season 7).

References[]

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