The FN Five-SeveN is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium. The pistol is named for its 5.7x28mm cartridge, the same one used in the FN P90 and it can accept 20 and 30-round magazines. Its externals are made largely of polymer, thus reducing the weight drastically.
The FN57 has the highest magazine capacity of all the pistols at 20+1 rounds, and the second highest bullet velocity, only behind the .44 Magnum. However, it has the lowest damage of any semi-automatic pistol, tied with the QSZ-92. Unlike the M9 and P226, its recoil mainly kicks straight up, making a Compensator largely unnecessary.
A Laser Sight is useful for improving hip-fire accuracy, while a Muzzle Brake can be good to help control vertical recoil if necessary. As with all pistols, the Ghost Ring Sight, Mini (RDS), or Delta (RDS) can be attached.
The FN57 is an all kit pistol set to be released alongside the Robbery expansion for Battlefield Hardline. Like the M1A1, which was released alongside the Criminal Activity expansion, the FN57 does not require ownership of the expansion and will be available to all players.
The FN57 fires armor-piercing 5.7x28mm rounds, making it useful for short to medium-range shootouts.
- The FN57 was originally a weapon cut from the final version of Battlefield Hardline, with its artwork leftover in the game files before Robbery's release. The artwork's style is the same handdrawn one used during Hardline's June Beta, suggesting it was probably cut early in development, possibly when pistols were made specific to each class. It was then given unique attributes and made an all-class pistol with the release of Robbery.
- The FN57's receiver in the final game has a different finish (Olive Green) than the original concept (Rain Forest Green).