Battlefield 1 Edit
A distinct vapor/smoke trail follows fired shells (more so than in multiplayer), allowing the player to identify these threats from afar if not yet spotted by teammates. Field guns are highly vulnerable to flanking due to their slow turn rate.
As with other emplacements, its operator can be killed separately, possibly allowing other infantry (or the player) to re-man the gun. Destroying the gun itself ensures it cannot be used again.
The FK 96 was first seen in Battlefield 1 at the "EA Play" event on June 12, 2016. It is the anti-tank gun emplacement for all factions, available near certain flags, mounted on a carriage.
It is very accurate at range and inflicts great damage against armor and structures. It is also placed in areas with good visibility, to better assail such targets from a distance.
Among the new animations featured in Battlefield 1 is that of the FK 96 being reloaded for each shot. This action, along with the weapon's shield, limits the player's vision. A peculiarity of the emplacement's operation is that the cannon will not be automatically reloaded after firing, but must be manually done by pressingagain or . This gives the gunner time to view and adjust his aim after each shot instead of forcing him into the reload animation. This may also mean that an unattended gun may be unloaded, preventing its immediate use.
Turn rate is very slow, as the user must drag the carriage base of the gun. This can be sped up somewhat by pressingor , but is still far slower than any other vehicle. The gun's shield provides some protection from the front, but the user is otherwise exposed from sides, rear, above, and through viewports.
The gun itself can be destroyed with anti-vehicle weapons, and generally takes a long time to respawn.