The Steyr AUG (German: Armee-Universal-Gewehr; English: Universal army rifle), also known as the STG.77 (German: Sturmgewehr 77; English: Assault rifle 77), is an Austrian, bullpup-configured 5.56x45mm assault rifle, designed in 1977 by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG. The AUG is a battle-proven Austrian assault rifle widely known for its high performance and durability as well as its accommodating features, for example, the option for use by left-handed people or the easy to remove barrel making it adaptable to the situation.
It also has a built-in rail system near the end of the barrel for mounting optics. The bullpup layout allows for a shorter overall length while maintaining barrel length. In the Battlefield games it is seen as the AUG A3, a modern variant that is able to fit optics and other attachments.
Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit
The AUG is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.
The AUG is the default assault rifle for the Middle Eastern Coalition Assault kit. Like all assault rifles in the game, the AUG has 50 rounds per magazine and 150 rounds in reserve. The AUG is equipped with the M203 and has 8 grenades. It is good for medium to long range combat and can kill with 8-10 shots. It is the MEC's equivalent to the American M416 and Russian AEK971.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
It has a 30 round magazine and an M203 grenade launcher, holding the second lowest rate of fire out of the automatic assault rifles (same rate of fire as the M416). The AUG has moderate but jumpy horizontal recoil which may make it hard to keep aimed at a distant target, it boasts effective close range power but tap firing is absolutely necessary at range. It has cluttered iron sights but they are still workable. The cluttered iron sights can be remedied by equipping either the Red Dot Sight or the 4X Rifle Scope for better ranged accuracy. If the player cannot get used to iron sights, different optics can be considered a good choice of Primary specialization.
The STG77AUG is a purchasable assault rifle for the Assault Kit in Battlefield Play4Free with a price of 1249 or 45,000 . It features low recoil and an increased magazine of 35 rounds over 30 seen in most other assault rifles. Another somewhat unique feature is that its recoil mainly pulls to the right; a common trait found in bullpup weapons. Its low recoil and increased accuracy make it a good choice for larger and more open maps, although its sights can be obtrusive.
The AUG A3 is an assault rifle featured in the Battlefield 3 Close Quarters expansion pack and is unlocked upon completion of the Shepard assignment. The entire weapon has a slightly less obtrusive profile when at the hip when compared to previous iterations of the weapon, and its sight picture follows suit, being virtually identical but seemingly thinner than the Bad Company variations.
Unlike most other bullpup assault rifles, the AUG A3 is capable of mounting the M320 grenade launcher or the M26 shotgun underslung as opposed to standalone. The weapon has very controllable recoil, partially due to its average rate of fire, and performs well at both medium and close ranges.
The AUG A3 reappears as an assault rifle in Battlefield 4. The iron sights are average, but an optic is more practical for more precise targeting. Because of the AUG A3's controllable rate of fire, high bullet velocity, and minimal recoil, it is best suited for engagements at medium to long range. However, because the AUG A3 is bullpup, it is still very usable at close range with tighter hipfire and faster ADS speed. Overall it is one of the more balanced assault rifles in the game, offering a steady firerate, small recoil and excellent accuracy, only falling short in close quarters to weapons like the AEK-971 or FAMAS.
Similar to Battlefield 3, the AUG A3 has an unusually high bullet velocity at 670m/s, giving it one of the fastest bullet velocities in the game, slightly faster than even the high powered sniper rifles like the M98B and SRR-61. However, the AUG A3 has a faster bullet drop of 15 m/s².
The AUG A3 is an unlockable weapon obtained by completing the Silver assignment in the mission Kunlun Mountains by scoring 7,000 points.It is equipped with a HOLO, Magnifier and Ergo Grip. It sports a Worm Urban finish.
The AUG A3 is the third to last Assault Rifle unlocked with 48,000 Assault Rifle points. It unlocks the US attachments first and can only unlock the Russian and Chinese attachments through Battlepacks.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
- When equipped with a Red Dot Sight in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and swapped with the underbarrel attachment the leaf sights will clip through the red dot sight.
- There was a glitch related to the AUG A3 in Battlefield 3. If you attach a M320 Smoke to the AUG A3, the M320 Smokes' projectile will be the same to the AUG and it would have a very flat parabolic or ballistic trajectory.
- There is another glitch related to the underslung rail. This involves using the M26 MASS, DART, FRAG, or slug on the underslung rail, along with the AUG iron sights. The iron sights are normal when using the regular gun, but aiming down sights with the M26 will give you a sight with some magnification.
- While the M320 smoke glitch has been hotfixed the other two underslung glitches still exist, resulting in a crippled M26 and a worthless M320 BUCK as its pellets damage drop off almost immediately as well and arc considerably.
- The AUG along with the QBB-95 have the highest muzzle velocity of any weapon, even besting the M98B, at 670 m/s.
- Battlefield Play4Free is the only Battlefield game to include its proprietary folding Foregrip.
- When using the AUG A3 during Kunlun Mountains, the reload animation causes almost the entire magwell of the AUG to clip through the thick sleeves Recker wears.
- The AUG A3 was originally cut from Battlefield Hardline. References to the weapon were still present in the game files, but unlike the MG4, it had no model or materials left over, suggesting it was likely dropped early in development before being put back in the Betrayal DLC.