A blunt instrument is any solid object used as a weapon, which damages its target by applying direct mechanical force, and has no penetrating point or edge, or is wielded so that the point or edge is not the part of the weapon that inflicts the injury. Blunt instruments may be contrasted with edged weapons, which inflict injury by cutting or stabbing, or projectile weapons, where the projectiles, such as bullets or shot, are accelerated to a penetrating speed.Blunt instruments typically inflict blunt force trauma, causing bruising, fractures and other internal bleeding. Depending on the parts of the body attacked, organs may be ruptured or otherwise damaged. Attacks with a blunt instrument may be fatal.
- Main article: Wrench
The Wrench is a blunt weapon featured in Battlefield 1943.
Blunt weapons are the default melee weapons featured in Battlefield Hardline. Unlike other melee weapons such as knives, blunt weapons will incapacitate those that are struck from behind with a Handcuff Takedown though they do become lethal with normal strikes.
A golden variant of the Golf Club, Crowbar, and Lead Pipe may be obtained through completion of Syndicate Assignments. While functioning identically to their normal counterparts, kills obtained with the golden variants are counted separately from the normal weapon and may be used by both factions.
Normal Blunt WeaponsEdit
|Police Baton||Use as a melee weapon to bludgeon enemies and smash windows.||
|Baseball Bat||As American as it gets, the classic wooden baseball bat makes a fine improvised weapon. Useful for hitting pop flies or well ... use your imagination.||
|Crowbar||This is a tool that consists of a metal bar with a single curved, flattened end flattened points. Crowbars are often used for burglary, or otherwise getting into a place you're not supposed to be.||
|Lead Pipe||A short length of heavy, metal pipe used as an improvised bashing weapon. Useful for looters, rioters, and other criminal types.||
|Blackjack||A wooden club of less than arm's length with a weighted end, the blackjack is particularly useful for taking down recalcitrant opponents.||
|Nightstick||A club of less than arms length fashioned out of wood. Typically carried for forced compliance or self defense by law enforcement officers.||
|Golf Club||Usually seen in the hands of the well off and sporting types, the golf club makes a fairly decent improvised weapon for bashing foes.||
Golden Blunt WeaponsEdit
Blunt Weapons return in the form of the Club and its variations in Battlefield 1. Many of these clubs feature armor-piercing spikes. As with Battlefield Hardline, a selection of other melee weapons is also available, including knives, hand tools, and the Cavalry Sword.Unlike knives, certain clubs have the ability to break wooden objects such as doors or window shutters, or pierce the light armor of cars or elite soldiers. They are an intermediate between the knives and the hand tools, having medium damage, medium speed, and medium takedown radius.
|Club||Clubs and other melee weapons were often used during night-time raids or in close quarters combat.||• 150 Warbonds for Infantry
• Part of most elite kits.
|Spiked Club||Many soldiers in the trenches fashioned crude clubs and fitted spikes or other sharp objects onto them to make them even deadlier.||
• Can damage wood and light armor.
• Assault Rank 2 • 150 Warbonds
|Trench Mace||Trench Maces were homemade weapons based on medieval designs. They were often used during night-time raids where stealth was of the essence.||
• Can damage wood.
• Support Rank 2 • 150 Warbonds
|Bartek Bludgeon||A branch off the famous 600-year-old Bartek oak in Poland, fashioned into a brutal bludgeoning tool for use in the Great War.||• Built using five puzzle pieces obtained through Battlepacks.|
|100px||Barbed Wire Bat||A particularly vicious club fitted with both spikes and barbed wire for maximum brutality.||• Can damage wood and light armor.||• Originally available through a Logitech promotion.
• Awarded for completing the 2017 Holiday Mission #3.
|Cogwheel Club||A club with a big cogwheel added to its tip for a deadly impact.||• Available in the They Shall Not Pass expansion.||• Perform 50 kills with the Club.|
|Raider Club||A club made of steel, with spikes added to its tips to maximize damage.||• Exclusive to the Trench Raider Elite Class.||• N/A|
|Dud Club||A dud grenade that looks like it would make a mean bludgeon. Totally safe to use… probably.||• Available in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion.||• Built using five puzzle pieces obtained through Battlepacks.|
|Totokia||A Fijian warhammer with a spike to puncture the skull.||• Can damage wood and light armor.||• Added in November Patch via Star Wars Battlefront II Celebration Battlepack.|
|Grappling Hook||An improvised melee weapon, originally used to aid in ship boarding.||• Added in the Turning Tides expansion.||• Built using five puzzle pieces obtained through Battlepacks.|
|100px||Ottoman Flanged Mace||Flanged maces were designed to dent or penetrate armor during the Middle Ages.||• Available in the Turning Tides expansion.||• N/A|
Takedowns can occur any time that a melee weapon would inflict lethal damage on an opponent, although rear and prone takedowns can be performed on enemies at any health. Melee weapons inflict less damage to enemies facing the player, but may still result in a takedown.
The Raider Club is unique in that it never performs takedowns.
|Standing/Crouching||Front||The attacker lands a first strike on the head that staggers the target, and a second strike to the back of the neck.|
|Left||The attacker kicks the target's knee, and lands a backhand swing to their face.|
|Right||The attacker clubs the target's stomach. As the target curls in pain, the attacker strikes down on the target's neck.|
|Back||The target is very quickly dispatched with a chopping blow to the head. This is the fastest takedown for all melee weapons in Battlefield 1.|
|Prone||Front||The attacker performs a backhand swing at the target's head, turning them over. The attacker then stomps on the target with their left foot.|
|Left||The attacker kicks the target onto their back and hammers their face.|
|Right||The attacker kicks the target onto their back, and lands a wide swing to their head before the target can protect themselves.|
|Back||The attacker swings at the target's ribcage and head.|
- The Dud Club is modeled after a Model 13/15 Kugelhandgranate grenade.
- There is some speculation that, at a certain point, it can explode.
- The Barbed Wire Bat was originally an exclusive item for owners of certain Logitech peripherals. Its exclusivity is stated to have expired on 2017-10-21.
- The Totokia was added to celebrate the release of EA game Star Wars Battlefront II.
- The Totokia served as the inspiration for the Gaderffii (gaffi stick) used by Tusken Raiders in the Star Wars series.