In Battlefield 2042, players will be able to take on one of 10 Specialists. These Specialists are based on the original four Battlefield classes: Assault, Support, Recon, and Engineer. Each Specialist will have one unique Specialty and Trait, with a fully customizable loadout, meaning players will have control over their weapons, gear, and any secondary perks.
“Choosing and equipping your Specialist allows you to build synergies within your squad and empower yourself to take on any battle situation,” according to the Battlefield 2042 website. This hints at the possibility of unlocking buffs for your squad depending on what Specialists are active in it.
There will initially be 10 Specialists available at Battlefield 2042’s launch, with the potential for more to be released post-launch. Here are all 10 Specialists in Battlefield 2042.
Webster Mackay, Assault
Described as “an ex-military, lone-wolf survivalist,” Webster Mackay hails from Canada and is based on the Assault class. His allegiance is to the Non-Patriated, a displaced group of survivalists. His Specialty is the Grappling Hook, which can attach to any surface and pull him toward it. He has the Nimble trait, which lets him move more quickly while aiming down sights.
Maria Falck, Support
A veteran Support medic, Maria Falck’s primary motivation is to find her son David among the Non-Pat groups spread across the world. Her Speciality is the Syrette Pistol, a pistol that fires syringes that heal allies and damage enemies. She has the Combat Surgeon trait, allowing her to restore downed allies to full health when reviving them.
Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky, Engineer
An Engineer from Russia, the “self-motivated and self-fulfilling” Boris fights for the Task Force. His Specialty is the SG-36 Sentry System, an automated turret that engages enemy targets within a certain range. He has the Sentry Operator trait, which lets him manually select which enemy the Sentry will lock on to.
Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, Recon
An “introverted loner,” the Recon soldier Casper is the “unflappable, calm presence on the Task Force.” His Specialty is the OV-P Recon Drone, which spots targets and disorients them with an EMP blast. The drone can also mark targets for various lock-on weapons. He has the Movement Sensor trait, which alerts the player to approaching enemies.
Kimble “Irish” Graves, Engineer
The Brooklyn, New York native Irish is “a natural-born leader” considered the commander of the Specialists. His Specialty is the Fortification System, a two-part defensive ability that provides a deployable piece of cover and a sentinel that shoots down explosive projectiles, similar to the Trophy System from Call of Duty. His Veteran trait provides extra armor and “additional bonuses from downed enemies.”
Navin Rao, Recon
A native of India, Rao was the first of the final wave of five Specialists to be revealed before Battlefield 2042 launched. His Specialty is the Cyber Warfare Suite, which lets him hack enemy equipment (disrupting their HUDs) and in-world objects. He has the Trojan Network trait, which lets him reveal enemies around a hacked target after killing them.
Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza, Assault
Hailing from Mexico, Dozer is a shielded Specialist made for leading the charge and absorbing damage. His Specialty is the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield, a deployable shield he carries that blocks projectiles. He has the Blast Resistant trait, making him more resistant to explosive damage and allowing him to recover health more quickly
Emma “Sundance” Rosier, Assault
The French specialist Sundance is one of the game’s explosive experts. Her Specialty is her collection of Smart Explosives, which includes a set of anti-armor, EMP, and scatter grenades. She has the Wingsuit trait, which lets her travel exceptional distances. Sundance players can hold the button for equipping grenades to switch between them.
Ji-soo Paik, Recon
Hailing from South Korea, Paik specializes in locating the enemy before they locate you. Her Specialty is the EMG-X Scanner, which causes enemies hiding behind cover to light up. With the Threat Perception trait, she can automatically spot enemies that damage her (they glow red).
Constantin “Angel” Anghel
The Romanian support specialist is the revival expert. His Trauma Specialist trait lets him revive allies quickly and with fully restored armor. His Specialty is the Loadout Crate, a parachute-delivered crate that provides armor, ammo, and the option to switch loadouts to allies.