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Battlefield 4

Melee weapons are greatly expanded in variety in Battlefield 4, though they all function identically. Against infantry, knives now exclusively perform Knife Takedown attacks, with slashing attacks limited to destruction of enemy gadgets or obstacles. Takedowns can be performed at all angles including in water. Knife attacks from the front whilst standing can now be countered if the players hit the melee button within a period of time.

When using other weapons, using Melee Attack will have the player character quickly pulling out their knife and making a slash (or performing a takedown) before switching back their last weapon. Holding Melee Attack will make the knife the player's active weapon after the attack concludes, and will allow melee attacks by using the normal attack button.

Battlefield 4 features a total of twenty-one knives, all featuring the same statistics and function, and each with its own kill count.

List

Image Name Description Information Unlocked
BF4 Knife Bayonet Bayonet Standard issue USMC M9 bayonet for melee combat. Use it in melee combat to steal enemy dogtags. Default
BF4 Shank Shank Improvised prison melee weapon to take down enemies in close quarters and steal their dogtags. An improvised prison shank. "Fang of the Underworld" assignment.
BF4 Machete Machete Dima's Spetsnaz Machete, take down an enemy with this melee weapon to steal their dog tags as a trophy. A Russian Spetsnaz Machete, as used by Dima in Battlefield 3. "A Trapped Wolf Will" assignment.
BF4 Knife ACB-90 ACB-90 Battlefield Veteran knife with added gut-hook to take out an enemy in melee and steal their dog tags. Veteran Battlepack
BF4 Knife Bowie Bowie A well-known fighting knife with a long blade sharpened on both sides near the tip. Use it to steal an opponent's dog tags, and clean the carcass afterwards. Battlepack item
BF4 Knife Carbon Fiber Carbon Fiber Lightweight and quiet, use this sleek knife in melee combat to steal dog tags from your opponent. Battlefield Premium member
Bf4 knife scout Scout Traditional Swedish Scout knife in laminated steel. Can be used in the field to steal an enemy's dogtags. Battlepack item
Bf4 knife survival Survival Handy blade to have out in the battlefield. Use it in melee combat to steal the dogtags of your enemy. Battlepack item
Bf4 knife trench Trench Modern Trench Knife equipped with a knuckle duster style hand guard for stealing enemy dogtags. Premium Battlepack
BF4 Knife Boot Boot A short dagger carried inside a boot or strapped to a leg. This backup blade comes in handy opening a stubborn ration pack or relieving an enemy of his dog tags. Battlepack item (only with Second Assault)
BF4 Knife SEAL SEAL This knife has passed one of the most rigorous evaluation programs in the world. It can be relied upon to swiftly and cleanly steal enemy dog tags while retaining its razor sharp edge. Premium Battlepack
BF4 Knife Improvised Improvised Sometimes you need to make your own blade for when things get down and dirty. Utilize this make-shift weapon in melee to steal your enemy's dogtags. Battlepack item
BF4 Knife Dive Dive Crafted to withstand the harshness of the deep sea. An indispensable tool in any diver's kit. Use it in melee combat to steal your enemy's dogtags. Battlepack item (only with Naval Strike)
BF4 Knife Tactical Tactical The recurve design of this blade extends its cutting edge and adds extra bite when slicing through objects or stealing an enemy's dogtags. Battlepack item (only with Naval Strike)
BF4 Knife BJ-2 BJ-2 A knife designed for the battlefields of the future. That doesn't mean you have to wait to get your hands on it. Use it to steal your enemy's dogtags today! The BJ-2 Combat Knife from Battlefield 2142. Battlefield Premium member
BF4 Knife Precision Precision Machined from a single piece of steel, this lightweight dagger is a solid choice for stealing your enemy's dogtags. Battlefield Premium member
BF4 Knife Neck

Neck

A small knife usually carried in a sheath worn around the neck on a breakaway chain. Readily available and easy to deploy, use it to steal your enemy's dogtags. Battlepack item (only with Dragon's Teeth)
BF4 Tanto Tanto A heavy tanto style blade. The angled grip excels at puncturing hard targets. Use it to steal dog tags from your enemy. Battlepack item (only with Final Stand)
BF4 Weaver Weaver Forged using experimental 3D weave technology. Use it to steal an opponent's dog tags. Battlefield Premium Member
BF4 C100 C100 Your very own bipod knife, no bucket required. Rumored to be the favorite weapon of the greatest soldier on the battlefield. Reference to the knife of "The Colonel 100" from the Battlefield Friends Machinima series Reach Rank 100
BF4 Icicle Icicle Replaces the default knife and is held until death. Respawns after a certain amount of time and awards the Cold Blooded trophy/achievement upon obtaining a kill. Battle Pickup, can be broken off of buildings on Final Stand maps.

Takedowns

Battlefield 4 Mechanic Demonstration - All Knife Takedown Animations05:09

Battlefield 4 Mechanic Demonstration - All Knife Takedown Animations

Takedowns are triggered whenever the player uses the melee attack while within melee range with an enemy. If a player is attacked by a melee takedown from the front while standing or crouching, completing a QTE will allow the player to counter knife the attacker.

Direction Target Stance Action
Front Standing The attacker attempts to stab the target in the chest, but the target grabs and holds back his arm. The attacker punches the target in the face with his left fist, dropping the target's guard. He stabs the target in the chest and steals his dogtags.
Front Counter Standing The attacker attempts to stab the target in the chest, but the target grabs and holds back his arm. The target grabs the attacker's elbow with his left hand and shoves the attacker's forearm down with his right, causing him to stab himself in the abdomen. He rips off the attacker's dogtags as he falls.
Left Standing The attacker shoves the knife edge into the target's jugular vein. The target grabs the attacker's chest in shock while the attacker rips off his dogtags. The target is shoved backwards and spun around as the attacker forcefully pulls the knife out.
Right Standing The attacker grabs the target's shoulder and punches his face with the butt of the knife. The attacker stabs the target's throat and pulls off his dogtags as he falls to the ground.
Back Standing The attacker grabs the target's left shoulder and kicks out his right leg. As he falls back, the attacker spins the defender around, stabs him in the chest, and steals his dogtags as he falls to the ground.
Front Crouch The attacker attempts to stab the target's throat but the target holds back his arm. The attacker rips off the target's dogtags and does a straight knee strike to his chin. The attacker pulls the target back by the collar as he recoils, stabs him in the right side of his neck, and throws him to the ground.
Front Counter Crouch The attacker attempts to stab the target's throat but the target holds back his arm. The target uppercuts the attacker and pulls his dogtags off. The target grabs the attackers right wrist and forces the attacker to slit his own throat with the knife and shoves him to the ground.
Left Crouch The attacker lunges down, grabs the target's right arm, and slices his jugular. The attacker grabs the target's dogtags and pushes him to the ground.
Right Crouch The attacker reaches over the target's arm and rips off the target's dogtags. The target turns startled, and is stabbed in the chest and shoved to the ground.
Back Crouch The attacker puts the target in a headlock, pulls him back, and stabs him in the chest. He pulls off his dogtags and drops him to the ground.
Front Prone The attacker lunges down to stab the target, while the target tries to raise his hand to hold him back. The attacker shoves the target's arm and twists it over his back, forcing him to roll over. The attacker leans down, stabs the target in the throat, and steals his dogtags.
Left Prone The attacker kicks the target's left elbow, making him drop his weapon. The attacker drops to his knees, rolls the target on his side, grabs his dogtags, and uses a two-handed upward slash to slice his throat.
Right Prone The attacker rolls the target over by kicking him in the ribs. He lunges downward, holds the target down, and stabs him once in the neck, and 2 times in the chest. The attacker pulls off his dogtags and stands back up.
Back Prone The attacker jumps on the target's back as he turns in surprise. The attacker pulls off the target's dogtags and stabs him in the throat.

Gallery

Achievements/Trophies

Main article: Battlefield 4 Achievements and Trophies
Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Turn Around Turn Around... 5 Knife Takedowns in Multiplayer 10G Bronze
Cold Blooded Cold Blooded Get a Kill with an Icicle 20G Bronze

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