The L85 IW (Individual Weapon) is a British bullpup assault rifle designed in the 1970s and 80s. It is a member of the SA80 family of weapons and became the standard service rifle of the Armed Forces of Britain in 1987, replacing the L1A1 SLR. It fires the 5.56x45mm NATO round and is fed from a 30 round detachable STANAG box magazine with an effective range of up to 400 meters and a fire rate of 600-775 rounds per minute.
The A1 variant was prone to jamming, causing German firearms design company Heckler & Koch to modify it to the vastly improved L85A2 variant. Other members of the SA 80 Family include the L86 LSW, the L22A1 Carbine, the L98 Cadet GP (General Purpose) Rifle and the L103 Drill Purpose rifle.
The L85A1 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2. It features a SUSAT scope instead of the iron sights which are featured on the EU's L85A2. It has an average firerate and moderate damage, capable of killing armored targets with a maximum of five rounds. It is the most accurate assault rifle capable of killing with a single headshot, which, combined with the 2.5x scope, makes this weapon a very unique combination. These advantages are offset by a large spread increase per round fired: During full-auto performance, the weapon becomes less accurate than the AK variants on the third shot fired and keeps getting worse, making it mandatory to use single-shot fire whenever possible. Compared to its Euro Force counterpart the L85A1 is marginally more accurate, although with an additional spread applied for prone as well as the other stances and slightly higher spread gain per shot.
Battlefield 2: Euro ForceEdit
|Unlocked at||Unlocked at start|
|Magazine size||30 rounds|
|Reload time||4.3 seconds|
|Rate of fire||600 rpm|
|Spread unzoomed||0.4 (Min)|
|Spread increase per bullet||2|
The L85A2 is found in Battlefield 2: Euro Force. It is used by the EU Assault Kit. The L85A2 differs significantly from the vanilla rifle in that it possesses a different color scheme, a different handguard, and makes use of the iron sights instead of the SUSAT scope which the A1 uses. It also makes use of the AG-36 grenade launcher. Unlike most other weapons which have multiple variants, the L85A2 possesses slightly different stats from its vanilla counterpart: most notably, the A2 has slightly higher spread and higher recoil. However, it is otherwise nigh-identical.
Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit
|Magazine size||45 rounds|
|Reload time||4 seconds|
|Rate of fire||600 rpm|
The L85A2 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.
The L85A2 is issued to NATO assault-class soldiers during In and Out. It has a moderate rate of fire, and erroneously firing a 45 round magazine, high damage and good accuracy. It can kill in a single head shot and is effective as a sharpshooting weapon with its SUSAT scope. It also has an M203 attached to it, though it was originally unusable.
The L85A2 is issued to the EU Assault kit and can be utilized in a similar manner as in singleplayer.
|Damage||Short range 30-28 (0-22m) |
Medium range 27-25 (22-45m)
|Damage multipliers||2.1x Head|
|Unlocked at||Level 27|
|Unlock cost||999 (one day)|
|Magazine size||3 * 24 rounds |
|Maximum ammunition||120 with EM|
128 with HCM
|Reload time||4.8 sec|
|Rate of fire||400 rpm|
|Maximum range||~ 270 m|
Russian Ground Forces
|Source of statistics|||
The L85A2 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free and is the primary weapon for the Assault kit. At medium to long ranges the L85A2 is highly accurate compared to most of the other available assault rifles. The slower rate of fire allows for more easily controlled burst fire. Along with the high damage margins, this is the ideal assault rifle for medium-long range combat and counter sniping. The does, however, suffer from a long reload animation and will momentarily cover a large portion of a user's screen when doing so.
|Damage||25 - 17|
|Unlocked at||After completing the "Professional Russian" assignment|
|Magazine size||30 + 1 rounds|
|Starting ammunition||124 + 31 rounds|
|Maximum ammunition||217 + 31 rounds|
|Reload time||2.8 seconds loaded|
3.35 seconds empty
|Rate of fire||650 RPM|
|First shot recoil multiplier||2.5x|
|Recoil descrease per second||18|
|Spread zoomed||0.2 (static) 0.7 (moving)|
|Spread unzoomed||Standing: 2.0 (static) 2.5 (moving)|
Crouching: 1.5 (static) 2.0 (moving)
Prone: 1.0 (static) 2.0 (moving)
|Spread increase per bullet||0.1|
|Spread decrease per second||15.0|
Three round burst
|Faction|| United States Marine Corps|
Russian Ground Forces
|Source of statistics||http://symthic.com/?s=bf3 Retrieved Sept. 13th|
|Inventory slot||Main weapon|
|Unlocks||ACOG (10 kills)|
Heavy Barrel (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
Reflex (50 kills)
Bipod (60 kills)
Suppressor (70 kills)
Holographic (80 kills)
Laser Sight (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
Rifle Scope (125 kills)
M145 MGO (150 kills)
Flash Suppressor (175 kills)
PSO-1 (200 kills)
Kobra (235 kills)
PKA-S (270 kills)
PKS-07 (300 kills)
PK-A (350 kills)
The L85A2 is an assault rifle featured in the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion pack. The weapon bears numerous similarities to the AK-74M in terms of handling, with the same rate of fire and similarly low recoil, but the L85A2 has a tendency to drift up and left rather than up and right, and is harsher in doing so than the AK-74M. Additionally, it has the highest spread recovery rate of all of the assault rifles. Like the F2000, it has the lowest spread of all full-auto assault rifles when aiming down the sights on the move, lower than M16A3 (1.0), though the L85A2's lower fire rate allows for more controllable automatic fire and conserve ammunition.
It can be unlocked by completing the Professional Russian assignment which was also included in the Back to Karkand expansion. The weapon shares the same unlocks and attachments as the other assault rifles, and like all other bullpup weapons not counting the AUG A3 it cannot accept the M26 MASS or M320/GP-30 as underslung attachments.
|Unlocked at||Complete Open Fire|
|Magazine size||30+1 rounds|
|Starting ammunition||124+31 rounds|
|Reload time||2.75 seconds (loaded)|
3.75 seconds (empty)
|Rate of fire||750 rpm|
360 m/s (suppressed)
|Maximum range||960 m|
|First shot recoil multiplier||1.5x|
|Recoil descrease per second||15|
|Spread zoomed||0.25 (static)|
|Spread unzoomed||2.25 hip, 1.875 crouch, 1.5 prone (static)|
3.375 hip, 2.875 crouch, 2.375 prone (moving)
|Spread increase per bullet||0.098|
|Spread decrease per second||15|
|Dogtag(s)||Master dog tag:|
|Inventory slot||Primary weapon|
|Unlocks||Reflex (RDS) (10 kills)|
Laser sight (20 kills)
Ergo Grip (30 kills)
Muzzle Brake (40 kills)
ACOG (4x) (50 kills)
Canted Ironsights (60 kills)
Angled Grip (70 kills)
Heavy Barrel (80 kills)
M145 (3.4x) (90 kills)
Flash Light (100 kills)
Bipod (110 kills)
Compensator (120 kills)
Holo (1x) (130 kills)
Magnifier (2x) (140 kills)
Stubby Grip (150 kills)
Suppressor (160 kills)
The L85A2 has major changes compared to the earlier versions. Among the most notable is the raised rate of fire. While the Battlefield 3 variant has a slower rate of fire and low recoil, the Battlefield 4 variant has a higher rate of fire and a predictable vertical muzzle climb. Another notable change is its ability to mount a M320 grenade launcher. At close range, the L85A2 has many advantages. Its relatively high rate of fire and its tighter hipfire makes it effective in close quarter battles. At longer ranges, the L85 does suffer from a slightly strong muzzle climb that can easily be remedied by attaching stability increasing attachments, primarily the Muzzle Brake and the Angled Grip or Folding Grip. It is a versatile assault rifle for both long ranges and close quarter battles.
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|Magazine size||30 + 1|
40 + 1 (Extended Magazine)
|Rate of fire||650|
- The L85 thumbnail as seen in Battlefield Play4Free's store has no iron sights, but in-game it has iron sights.
- In Battlefield 3, the mastery dogtag shows the L85A2 with its front iron sights removed.
- In Battlefield 3, it shares completely identical reload animations with the L86A2.
Battlefield 4 Edit
- In Battlefield 4, the reload animation for the M320 when attached to the L85A2 is noticeably different from the reload animation for when it is attached to any other assault rifle.
- L85 on Wikipedia
- L85 on Military Today
- L85 on Modern Firearms