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800px-Zip-line over rainforest canopy 4 January 2005, Costa Rica

A zipline being used in real life.

Zip Lines are cables suspended by a pulley that are designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley.

Battlefield 2[]

Main article: Crossbow

Zip Lines, localized in-game as Crossbow, are projectiles featured in Battlefield 2: Special Forces, issued to the Special Ops and Sniper classes of all factions.


Battlefield Hardline[]

"Firing the Zipline Crossbow creates a line from a higher point to a lower one. Jump onto the zipline at any point to enable rapid travel downwards. Disable enemy ziplines by severing the rope or taking out the supports."

— In-Game Description

The Zipline is an all kit gadget featured in Battlefield Hardline. It may also be found as a Battle Pickup.

The zipline is launched via a crossbow, with an electronic sight that indicates valid targets. Upon successfully attaching to an object, a stationary pole is set up for the zipline to attach to on the player's end. The Zipline is the only projectile in the game to have no drop from gravity, meaning it will hit its target exactly at any range. The zipline can now be fired at an upward angle, but if it is fired upward it cannot be used from the player's end, and instead can be descended by players at the other end. The zipline has a range of approximately 150 meters. If the target is out of range, or at too steep of an upwards or downwards angle, the crossbow will not be able to fire. To use the Zipline, any player can press Interact on the zipline pole, or alternatively, can jump onto the line at any point.

The zipline can be destroyed by shooting or hitting with a melee weapon either the line or the base. Also, it can be picked up by the player who fired it, by pressing Interact at the base of the post. Unlike the zipline in Battlefield 2, it is possible to kill an enemy with the projectile, and it will take one to two hits to kill, similarly to a sniper rifle.



Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Fast Rope Expert Fast Rope Expert Travel a total of 90 meters with the Zipline Crossbow in Singleplayer 25G Bronze

Battlefield 2042[]

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On Battlefield 2042 maps featuring ziplines or guy lines, any player may attach a powered trolley to one and ascend or descend. Maps such as Orbital also feature vertical cables that players may use to quickly scale up or down tall structures. The player retains use of their kit while traveling, unlike other Battlefield titles.

All ziplines and cableways are pre-built. (Specialist Webster Mackay may use his Grapple Gun to travel by cable, and has a movement speed bonus while using ziplines.)


Battlefield 2[]

  • Sometimes targets that appear to be out of range can still be reached with the line.
  • Despite the fact it is a high powered crossbow with a large harpoon, the zipline cannot kill anyone. Shooting someone with the zipline has no effect. Removing a zipline resulting in a lethal fall for anyone on it does not count as a kill for the player. There is, however, localization for a kill via the zipline crossbow, which simply lists the cause of death as "crossbow".

Battlefield 2042[]

  • As of the Open Beta, a glitch allows a player to enter a vehicle next to a zipline, while also attaching to the zipline. The player remains in the vehicle until exiting, at which point they are immediately drawn towards the zipline entry point, and then along the zipline.[1]
  • Should two zipline riders collide, they will knock each other off.[2]