The Flamethrower kit is featured in the official World War II Mod for Battlefield Vietnam. Unlike other kits, it can only be taken from its designated spawnpoint, and exists solely to allow the player character's third person model to change to include the flamethrower tank.
Flame Troopers are the most common elite soldiers in Singleplayer. They appear on every level except Friends In High Places. They have higher health than standard enemies, but unlike in multiplayer, can be taken down more quickly if the fuel container on their back is targeted - gunfire can rupture the tank, which explodes, killing anyone nearby.
German Flame Troopers appear in the opening chapter of the campaign, Storm of Steel. One German trooper appears in Through Mud and Blood and is seen in the village, while searching for spare plugs for Bess. Two Ottoman Flame Troopers appear in The Runner, in Fort Nöbet. Another Turkish troopers appear in the occupied village in Nothing Is Written.
The kit is focused on attacking enemy infantry and fortified positions through the use of one of the most notorious weapons of the conflict - the Wex infantry-portable flamethrower. The user is equipped with a fire-retardant suit and a permanently equipped gas mask, which protects from incendiary and chemical threats but offers little defense against projectiles in addition to limiting the wearer's mobility and vision.
The primary weapon, while deadly at close range, leaves the operator vulnerable to attack from afar. It can also kill the user if it is activated too close to a wall or fired at the user's feet. Players are also vulnerable to takedowns from behind, a successful bayonet charge, and other situations that would normally cause death, such as roadkills and falls.
In the Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass DLC, the maps Verdun Heights and Fort De Vaux offer a selection of elite kits—including the Flame Trooper kit—in place of the Behemoths featured on other maps.
Rush: inside the village 3rd sector.
Conquest: In the fortress on the wall near the tower by the crates flag F.
Rush: In the fortress in the tunnel last sector.
Conquest: it can be found at flag E.
Rush: in the village last sector.
In Conquest flag D near the flag by the broken wall.
Under the bridge flag C in Conquest.
Conquest: Along the western block of buildings, midway along that side of the map.
- In Battlefield 1, a bug currently allows the Flame Trooper to take damage from his/her own Wex (and possibly other sources of flame) after exiting a vehicle.