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The Beretta Model 1918 was a submachine gun introduced late in World War I. The weapon features an unconventional overhead inserted magazine designed to assist loading and chambering of rounds using gravity. The weapon was the first submachine gun to be used by the Italian Armed Forces during the conflict and is possibly the first of its type to be used as a general-issue combat weapon. The M1918 also saw usage with Albania and Argentina.
— In-game description
The Automatico M1918 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1 for the Assault kit. The Automatico M1918 has an extremely high fire rate of 900 RPM. With this high fire rate, aiming down sights is only a nominal ability with very little actual use in long-range engagements due to the high recoil. Therefore, the weapon is only effective at extremely close quarters; within this distance, however, the Automatico M1918 is nearly unrivaled thanks to its very high fire rate. The very quick reload time (on par with a pistol) allows one to rake in kills, assuming they do not empty the magazine before reloading.
The Automatico M1918 Factory is the standard weapon of Italian assaults in Avanti Savoia! In addition, Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola starts with a Trench variant as his secondary weapon during the O La Vittoria.
The Trench variant can be picked up from crates in Through Mud and Blood.
Three variants of the weapon are available: Factory, Trench and Storm.
The Automatico M1918 Factory variant has no attachments except for a bayonet.
The Automatico M1918 Trench variant is equipped with an angled grip and a bayonet and has greatly increased hip-fire accuracy compared to the standard version.The Automatico M1918 Storm variant, like its Trench variant, is also equipped with a foregrip and bayonet and has marginally increased accuracy and control over the Factory variant.
- The HUD icon shows an additional barrel underneath.
- An Automatico M1918 Optical variant was shown in the official gameplay trailer, but this variant isn't in the game for reasons unknown.