The Engineer class is one of the playable kits featured in all major installments of the Battlefield Series. It is usually intended to repair friendly vehicles and combat enemy vehicles. They are armed differently in each game, but most iterations of the engineer are armed with weapons which are most effective at close range, such as shotguns and carbines, the only exception being the rifle-armed engineer of Battlefield 1942. They often use either anti-tank mines or anti-tank rocket/missile launchers for anti-armor purposes, and a repair tool, blowtorch, or wrench to repair their vehicles. Battlefield 1943's Infantry kit fulfills the same role as the engineer.
The Engineer in Battlefield 1942 differs from all the other iterations in their primary armament. They are equipped with accurate non-scoped bolt-action rifles (in the case of the British, Soviet, US Army and German kits) or a semi-automatic rifle (in the case of the USMC and Japanese kits), making them more suited for long-range combat than the other kits (bar the Scout kit). They are also armed with anti-tank mines and TNT for destroying enemy vehicles, and the wrench tool for repairing friendly vehicles, as well as the basic weapons issued to all kits (a handgun and a combat knife).
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWIIEdit
The Engineer in Battlefield Vietnam plays a more or less similar role as in Battlefield 1942. However, there are some differences in equipment between the American/South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese kits.
The American/ARVN kits seem to mainly focus on destroying and repairing vehicles, and equipment includes a battle rifle, anti-tank mines, light mortars, C4 explosives (which stick to surfaces), claymore mines (which detonate manually or by proximity), and blowtorches (which damage vehicles at close range).
The North Vietnamese engineers use sub-machine guns as primary weapons, and the rest of their equipment include landmines, mortars, booby traps (which destroy the vehicles they are placed on as soon as someone enters them) and Pungi Sticks. In addition, they come equipped with a shovel, which is used to transport tunnels, special moveable spawn points.
In Battlefield 2, the Engineer kit is responsible for the state of friendly vehicles. Engineers feature a repair wrench, which is capable of repairing most vehicles. Engineers also feature Anti-tank mines, which are mostly useful in a defensive role due to the limitations inflicted upon the user: mines can only be tossed a certain distance and cannot be manually detonated (by gunfire or otherwise). They can be removed by using the wrench.
The Engineer, by default, is issued a pump-action shotgun or semi-auto, relegating the engineer to a mostly close-quarters role, although later unlocks such as the MP7 give the user more range. They are also issued the normal menagerie of other equipment: a knife, a team-specific handgun, and hand grenades.
Resulting from the combination of the Engineer and Anti-Tank kits from Battlefield 2, the Engineer in Battlefield 2142 becomes the only class responsible for repairing and destroying vehicles, being equipped with a wire-guided Shoulder-fired Missile in order to destroy enemy vehicles, an SMG for close encounters and a Repair Tool to repair friendly vehicles. Engineers can also unlock an anti-air missile and an anti-tank rifle.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Engineer kit combines elements from both the Engineer kits from Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142, as well as being a mix-up of the Demolition and Specialist kits from Battlefield: Bad Company. The Engineer kit once again has access to a repair tool, which can both repair friendly vehicles and dismantle hostile vehicles, and can also be a last-ditch melee weapon if needed. The Repair Tool repairs at a moderate speed, and is a key component of any armored attack or defense.
The Engineer also has access to several anti-tank weapons, the Anti-Tank Mine and three anti-tank missile launchers, the RPG-7, the M2 Carl Gustav and the M136 AT4. The anti-tank mine functions similarly to previous games, but this time detonates only when enemy vehicles pass over the mine or if destroyed manually. The rocket launchers all differ, but remain the normal anti-tank weapon of choice for most Engineer players. The M2 and the RPG-7 both fire unguided rockets, but can lock onto Tracer Darts to engage faster targets, such as helicopters and Quad Bikes. The AT4 is a specialized anti-tank launcher, and can be manually guided onto the target by the player.
For personal defense, the Engineer kit has access to several submachine guns and compact carbines. These weapons work well at close-medium ranges, and can prove deadly to any player in the open or in light cover, whereas players in heavier cover, such as behind walls and in buildings, can be flushed out by grenades or by the Engineer's own rocket launchers. The Engineer kit can also make use of all-kit weapons, such as shotguns, to engage enemies at longer or shorter distances.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit
The Engineer kit returns in Battlefield Play4Free almost identical to Bad Company 2. Its role is to destroy enemy vehicles and repair friendly ones. It is equipped with a sub-machine gun, an anti-vehicle RPG and the Vehicle Repair Tool; Anti-Tank Mines and the XM-25 Airburst Grenade Launcher are obtainable via Training customizations.
As is the case with the kit from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the engineer is primarily a front-line kit, being almost unable to engage at longer ranges, due to the short effective range of the available sub-machine guns. Repairing vehicles is the player's primary aim, although in heavy firefights this can be difficult. By going behind a vehicle, and using breaks in enemy fire to dart forward and repair vehicles, the player can assist his/her team and stay alive, which can be especially important when securing a flag.
- Combat Knife
- Pistol (M9 by default)
- Sub-machine gun (PP-2000 by default)
- Frag Grenade (unlocked via training customization)
- Vehicle Repair Tool
- Anti-Tank Mines (unlocked via training customization)
- XM-25 (unlocked via training customization)
The Engineer kit returns in Battlefield 3, in a role nearly identical to that of most of its past forms. It is responsible for both the upkeep of friendly vehicles and the elimination of enemy vehicles. They can also be used as a type of Spec Ops class suitable for maps like Tehran Highway and Caspian Border.
|M4A1||US Default/RU +145,000 XP|
RU Default/US +145,000 XP
|SA-18 IGLA||RU +3,000 XP|
|FIM-92 Stinger||US +3,000 XP|
|M15 AT Mine||+7,000 XP|
|EOD Bot||+25,000 XP|
|FGM-148 Javelin||+82,000 XP|
|SG553||+120,000 Co-op XP|
|G53||Complete "Fixing It" Assignment|
|QBZ-95B||Complete "It Goes Boom!" Assignment|
Complete "Done Fixing" Assignment
|MTAR-21||Complete "My Own Terminator" Assignment|
- Before the Aftermath DLC, the Engineer and Recon were the only classes not wearing helmets
- If the Engineer goes into a helicopter and changes to the pilot model his rocket launcher is still visible on his back.
- Contrary to popular belief, the Engineer is not specifically given the ability to defuse explosives. This is a function of the Repair Tool and EOD Bot, and can thus be done by other classes if they pick up an engineer kit carrying one. Engineer using M15 AT Mines are not able to defuse enemy mines.
- An early version of the USMC Special Forces character model from Battlefield 2 closely resembles the American Engineer in Battlefield 3, albeit with a different equipment layout (specifically the left breast's equipment being different) and the lack of a scarf.
- In Battlelog the US Engineer is seen with an AT4 which cannot be obtained in multiplayer.
- The Russian Engineer model has the word "Krysset" which means "The Cross" in Swedish written on the backpack.
- The RGF Engineer wears a gas mask even though there aren't any gas attacks in the multiplayer. The Aftermath DLC reveals that he has a full beard underneath.
- In the kit selection screen, the engineer holds a RPG-7 instead of an SMG.
- The US Engineer has two unusable pieces of equipment on the character model: a Smoke Grenade and a Claymore.
- The US Engineer and Recon are the only models that do not wear a flak jacket.
- In the "State of Mind TGS 2010 Trailer", the Engineer and the Recon are the only classes not using one of his respective weapons, instead using a M16A1.
- In all Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam trailers showing the M2-2 Flamethrower, either the Engineer or Medic uses it.
- Sweetwater and the Engineer in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam both wear glasses.
- Regardless of the gadget, the Russian Engineer model has an RPG-7 on its back while the American model has an M136 AT4.
- In the kit selection screen, the Engineer is shown holding a shotgun (SPAS-12 for US, Saiga for RU) instead of a submachine gun unlike the other classes that are shown holding their main class of weapon (Assault holding an Assault Rifle). This is most likely a reference to Battlefield 2.