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Battlefield Hardline Weapons Guide: Get to know your cops and robbers' kit

Sam Loveridge

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Carbine RO933

A guide to all the Battlefield Hardline weapons

Battlefield Hardline is the first in the Battlefield series to be developed by Visceral Games, meaning that the weapon line-up is a little different than in previous entries.

Overall you're looking at 54 weapons to explore, with weapon types dictated by the multiplayer class you choose. There are also 20 gadgets and five grenades that you can use too.

You'll recognise some of the weapons from previous games, but you'll soon realise that the way you acquire the Battlefield Hardline weapons requires a different tack.

That's because Hardline allows you to buy weapons and other equipment using the in-game cash you earn while playing multiplayer, rather than having to unlock them. You can choose which weapons you want to unlock first and then kit them out with up to four attachments of your choice – one each of the optic, accessory, grip and barrel varieties.

Because this a cops-vs-robbers take on the Battlefield series, there are also a few caveats on which faction can use which weapon. If you want to use a weapon tied to a specific faction across both the cops and criminals side, you'll need to obtain a weapons license.

In order to do so, though, you'll have to get 1250 kills with said weapon and then pay $50,000 for the license itself.

Don't forget to read our full Battlefield Hardline review as well.

Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline Classes

Operator

The Operator's main function is as the front fighter, but also the medic of both the Police and Criminal forces. They use assault rifles and carbines for the attack, as well as medical gadgets to heal their teammates.

It's the best class for beginnings to the Battlefield experience, but also the least versatile due to the lack of offensive gadgets.

Mechanic

The Mechanics are the vehicle and gadget specialists for both sides, and use submachine guns (SMGs) and a wide range of gadgets to attack. Those gadgets include repair tools for vehicle upkeep, grenade launchers and sabotage bombs to destroy enemy vehicles.

Particularly effective at close range, the Mechanics do struggle for ammunition supplies.

See also: Battlefield Hardline multiplayer tips and tricks

Battlefield Hardline

Enforcer

The Enforcers act as the support class for the Police and the Criminals, equipped with heavy battle rifles and shotguns as well as ammo boxes, explosive charges and ballistic shields.

These are the big hitters, excellent as close or ranged combat, thanks to the combination of heavy weaponry and gadgets.

Professional

Equipped with bolt-action sniper rifles and semi-automatic Marksmen Rifles for long-range attacks, the Professionals are the stealth and intelligence experts. To complement their long-range weaponry they also have machine pistols for the close combat scenarios.

The Professionals can use laser tripmines and decoys to create enemy traps, cameras to search them out and even utilise stealth training to move silently through enemy territory.

Operator Class Weapons

1) Carbines

Carbine RO933

RO933

This is the very first carbine you pick up in Battlefield Hardline and is one of the weapons that you’ll find perfectly balanced in terms of power, range and accuracy. It’s a great all-rounder first weapon, and you can use it as a cop and a criminal.

Price – Free

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 15

Accuracy – 40

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 68

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

CARBINE SG553

SG553

This cop-specific carbine isn’t as good an all-rounder as the RO933, but you’ll find its high accuracy and damage will give you the edge over your enemies.

Price - $21,600 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops only

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 69

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 79

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Carbine AKS-74U

AKS-74U

If you’re playing as the Criminal Class, the AKS-74U is the baddies’ equivalent of the SG553. But it’s actually got better stats, which could make the difference in that last-minute close-quarters combat.

Price – $21,000 for Criminals and $50,000 for Cops

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 28

Accuracy – 78

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 32

Stability – 73

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Carbine G36C

G36C

This is another cop-specific carbine. It’s the most expensive, but we’re not particularly keen on the G36C. There’s no stat that makes it special apart from the fact it has significantly less horizontal spread than the other carbines and assault rifles.

Price – $21,000 for Criminals and $50,000 for Cops

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 40

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 65

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Carbine CAR-556

CAR-556

This is a high-capacity carbine and is pretty special. So much so that you'll only grab it if you pre-order the game, have bought a Deluxe Edition or managed to score it in a special Battlepack. What you’ll love about the CAR-556 is its larger 40-round magazine size, meaning you don’t need to save up for the extended magazine for this weapon.

Price – Free

Unlock – Pre-Order/Deluxe Edition/Battlepack

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 60

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 75

Magazine Size – 40 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 41/124

Carbine ACWR

ACWR

Known as the Adaptive Combat Weapon, the ACWR does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a lightweight, modular rifle that's highly versatile in battle. Again, you can only get it via pre-order, the Deluxe Edition or a Battlepack.

Price – Free

Unlock – Pre-Order/Deluxe Edition/Battlepack

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 30

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 75

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

2) Assault Rifles

Assault M16A3

M16A3

This is your base assault rifle for the Operator class and can be used only by the cops. It comes equipped with the Vertical Grip by default.

Price – $37,500 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 53

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 60

Stability – 55

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Assault M416

M416

The M416 is an old favourite of ours in Battlefield games. It’s been around since Battlefield: Bad Company and is the assault rifle with the highest rate of fire at 850rpm – so the cops had better watch out.

Price – $50,000 for Cops and $43,800 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 60

Stability – 48

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Assault AKM

AKM

This assault rifle is another Criminal exclusive and deals more damage than any other assault rifle or carbine in Battlefield Hardline. However, that comes at a price – heavy recoil and a slower rate of fire at 600rpm.

Price – $50,000 for Cops and $12,00 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 36

Accuracy – 45

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 40

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 31/124

Assault ARM

ARM

The ARM is the final assault rifle and is based on a modified AK47. It has a larger magazine capacity than other assault rifles.

Price – Free

Unlock – Operator Syndicate Assignment:

Operator Assignment 2 (Unlock G17)

Purchase 10 operator specific guns and/or gadgets

Unlock Operator Gold Service Star 1, which requires 200 Assault Rifle kills, unlocking the operator’s tier 4 Reputation track in 10 different matches, collecting 15 First Aid Pack Coins and 15 Revive Coins.

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 24

Accuracy – 73

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 65

Magazine Size – 50 rounds

Ammo Capacity – Not known

3) Pistols

Pistol 92FS

92FS

Similar to the RO933 in the Carbine weapon class, the 92FS is the first pistol you get your paws on in Battlefield Hardline. It comes with Improved Iron Sights as standard.

Price – Free

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 40

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 55

Magazine Size – 15 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 16/80

Pistol P226

P226

This pistol is all about high damage and stability. That makes it very accurate, especially for close-range combat, although it will excel at medium-range attacks too.

Price – $17,400 for Cops and $50,00 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 55

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 30

Stability – 60

Magazine Size – 12 rounds

Pistol CZ-75

CZ-75

Offering the highest damage in the Pistol class, the CZ-75 is also one of the most consistent for accuracy, even from the hip.

Price – $50,000 for Cops and $6,00 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 73

Range – 20

Stability – 40

Magazine Size – 16 rounds

Pistol G17
G17

This is the standard pistol carried by enemy patrols in Battlefield Hardline, meaning you can pick it up very early in the single-player game. It’s also very accurate for multiplayer, as it has low recoil and the highest accuracy.

Price – Free

Unlock – Operator Assignment 2:

Operator Bronze Service Star 2, which requires 10 Assault Rifle Kills and healing 10 teammates.

Operator Bronze Service Star 7, which requires 25 Assault Rifle kills and collecting 5 Revive Coins.

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 60

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 65

Magazine Size – 17 rounds

Mechanic Class Weapons

1) SMG/PDW

SMG MP5K

MP5K

This is a shortened version of the classic security arm, the MP5, but because of that it’s actually a very versatile weapon. The MP5K is the first one you get access to in Battlefield Hardline.

Price – Free

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 74

Magazine Size – 20 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 21/126

SMG M/45

M/45

This cop-specific SMG is a good one for those wanting an easy-to-use weapon. It has a relatively low rate of fire and medium power to reduce recoil. However, it does have a rather short range and is fairly inaccurate, so use wisely.

Price – $9,000 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 30

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 76

Magazine Size – 36 rounds

SMG UMP-45

UMP-45

This is supposed to be a counterpart to the MP5, but it's a lot more powerful. With those .45-calibre rounds, however, you’re looking at a weapon that's much more difficult to control.

Price – Free

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 40

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 55

Magazine Size – 15 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 16/80

SMG MPX

MPX

Cop Mechanics can treat themselves to this rather awesome SMG/PDW in Battefield Hardline. It has the fastest reload time in its class, which might just make you the man/woman of the match when time gets tight.

Price – $19,800 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 30

Stability – 74

Magazine Size – 30 rounds

SMG K10

K10

Another cop-specific SMG/PDW is the K10, which offers the highest rate of fire of any infantry weapon in the game. Of course, to counter-balance that, the K10 has very low accuracy. You can forget about using it anywhere else apart from at close range.

Price – $33,000 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 10

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 30

Stability – 78

Magazine Size – 25 rounds

SMG UZI

UZI

Then for the criminals you’ve got the Uzi, which comes with the extended magazine as standard. Anyone who likes fighting up close and personal needs this weapon as a crim, because it has a three-hit kill thanks to its high damage. At medium range it’s also very accurate.

Price – $50,000 for Cops and $18,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 20

Stability – 78

Magazine Size – 32 rounds

SMG P90

P90

A very useful weapon for the criminals, the P90 comes automatically equipped with a torch and suppressor for infiltration. It also has a larger magazine size for fewer reloads.

Price – $50,000 for Cops or $30,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 28

Accuracy – 20

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 78

Magazine Size – 50 rounds

SMG FMG-9

FMG-9

This bizarre folding gun is actually based on the Glock 18 and can be easily concealed and disguised. Both the cops and robbers can get their hands on this SMG through the Mechanic Syndicate Mission.

Price – Free

Unlock – Mechanic Syndicate Assignment:

Mechanic Assignment 2 – Unlock Bald Eagle

10 Mechanic specific guns and or gadgets purchased

Unlock Mechanic Gold Service Star 1, which requires 200 SMG kills, unlocking the Mechanic’s tier 4 reputation track in 10 matches and collecting 15 Repair Tool and 15 Anti-Vehicles Coins.

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 21

Accuracy – 50

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 35

Stability – 74

Magazine Size – 32 rounds

2) Revolvers

Revolver .38 Snub

.38 Snub

This is your default sidearm as the Mechanic and can’t support any attachments apart from the Laser Sight. It does the lowest damage of the revolvers and has the smallest ammo capacity, but it does have a high semi-automatic firecap – great for finishing off wounded enemies.

Price – Free

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 34

Accuracy – 80

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 30

Stability – 80

Magazine Size – 5 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 5/45

.357 RS

.357 RS

Equipped with a Ghost Ring Sight by default, the .357 RS does equivalent damage to the .44 Magnum, but is less accurate so it’s better for close-quarters combat. It does have the highest cylinder capacity, though.

Price – $16,800 for Cops and $50,000 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Cops

Damage – 60

Accuracy – 65

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 37

Stability – 20

Magazine Size – 8 rounds

.44 Magnum

.44 Magnum

This powerful 6-shot high-calibre revolver excels at close range, although you’ll have to cope with the high recoil. It also has the added boon of having the longest range of the revolvers, but a slightly slower fire rate.

Price – $50,000 for Cops and $16,800 for Criminals

Unlock – None

Faction – Criminals

Damage – 55

Accuracy – 60

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 50

Stability – 10

Magazine Size – 6 rounds

.410 Jury

.410 Jury

This revolver is accessible to both the cops and the criminals, and offers the shortest range, but also an upside. Instead of using bullets, it uses .410 shotgun shells as ammo, giving it a rather significant edge at close quarters.

Price – Free

Unlock – Mechanic Assignment 2:

Mechanic Bronze Service Star 2, which requires 10 SMG kills and repairing five vehicles

Mechanic Bronze Service Star 7, for which you need 25 SMG kills and to destroy 10 vehicles with Sabotage

Faction – Cops and Criminals

Damage – 50

Accuracy – 10

Hip Fire – 0

Range – 15

Stability – 10

Magazine Size – 15 rounds

Ammo Capacity – 16/80

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