Barbed wire, also known as barb wire, is a type of steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s). It is used to construct inexpensive fences and is used atop walls surrounding secured property. It is also a major feature of the fortifications in trench warfare (as a wire obstacle).It is featured throughout the Battlefield Series as a fortification.
Barb Wire is a fortification featured in Battlefield 1. It is found on most maps featured in the game where defensive fighting positions have been created. Players cannot perform vaults over barb wire and unlike past installments, it will damage players upon making contact, inflicting five points of damage per second. This makes it crucial that players pay attention to their surroundings as those with low health can be killed instantly. It is possible to destroy barb wire through explosives or certain melee weapons.