The Battlefield Franchise is known for its large-scale warfare battles most notably in the game mode Conquest where 64 man servers allow players to experience Battlefield at its best. With Battlefield 1 bringing the fight back to World War 1 some changes were made. You can’t customize your weapons like you could in prior games, you can’t add attachments, you’re basically forced to adapt to the weapon you’re using which can bring out the skill of the player when the weapon is used for a longer period of time. Whether a veteran of the game or a newcomer, these are the five essential weapons to use to dominate the battlefield in Battlefield 1.
Battlefield 1 Weapons – Remington Model 10A
This is the first weapon you unlock in the Assault Class and this shotgun definitely has a reputation. Sure, it may be easy to use but it has an impressive range and when you’re up and personal with the enemy, as long as you have the element of surprise and a quick trigger finger, the Model 10-A won’t let you down. Just don’t rely on the “Slug” variant even though the range is better, the damage is far less generous netting you fewer one hit kills. This is the weapon for those who like the charge the enemy without the fear of losing any close-range gunfight.
Battlefield 1 Weapons – Fedorov Avtomat
If you like playing the Medic Class and enjoy having a weapon with plenty of ammo while also being able to eliminate many foes at once then look no further. It can fire semi-automatic and fully automatic at the press of a button while using box magazines instead of self-loading bullets like other weapons in the Medic Class. This weapon is fierce when fired fully automatic and will clear out enemies lurking around corners. It’s a weapon that shows no mercy.
Battlefield 1 Weapons – Martini Henry
This weapon in the Scout Class boasts the highest damage rate of all sniper rifles but only allows one bullet to be chambered at a time. The Martini Henry is best used with the iron sights for the fact the glare for your sniper scope can alert enemies to your position. Being a single shot weapon also helps with ammo conservation allowing for better usage of rounds fired and keeping yourself alive for longer without running low on bullets. This is a weapon that demands patience and precision. Sure, it’s tempting to chose one of the many sniper rifles but no one can deny the iconic sound the Martini Henry makes when fired. It’s somewhat beautiful.
Parabellum MG 14/17
The only weapon on this list that’s only available if you purchased the In the Name of Tsar DLC. This machine gun on the Support Class is notable for its high rate of fire and sporadic recoil. Firing at 700 rounds per minute, this is one of the fastest firing machine guns but does lack the long range capability of other such weapons in its class. This isn’t a weapon for suppressive fire, this is an aggressive weapon to use. Up close nothing will beat as long as you have the advantage and when firing from a stationary position, you can score kills in very quick succession.
You will burn through ammo very quickly as this weapon has a voracious appetite. Either the iron sights or the suppressive variant will work in your favor, it all depends on what your play style is. You should use this weapon in an aggressive role, because if you play your cards right, you’ll be unstoppable.
This Assault Class weapon is perfect for taking the initiative and winning games. With a 60 round capacity, this is the weapon that handles business by expending every possible bullet to ensure the fight ends in your favor while the enemy team may be using self-loading rifles or weapons that holds fewer rounds. Stick with the “factory” Hellriegel because the other variant brings more recoil and more ammo but is less reliable. Use your grenades, quick trigger finger and the Hellriegel will do the rest. It settles gunfights quickly and looks pretty cool while doing it.