The P90 is a Personal Defense Weapon made by FN Herstal, a Belgian military small arms producer. Introduced in 1990, it was sold to Saudi Arabia. Soon after, the weapon became popular with defense forces in over 40 countries, such as the United States Secret Service. The PS90 is a variant available for civilian purchase and use.
The P90 is the Tier Two unlock for the Anti-Tank Kit in Battlefield 2. The same weapon is also available to the EU Anti-Tank class in Euro Force. Although it was underwhelming when first introduced, a later patch greatly increased the rate of fire. It has slightly greater stopping power than the other SMGs thanks to the 5.7x 28mm cartridge it uses. It has a 50 round magazine, which is slightly more than the MEC's PP-19.
The P90 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free and is available through the in-game store for the Engineer Kit upon reaching level 3. It features a longer range than the PP-2000 and the best accuracy for an SMG, as well as a 50-round magazine that makes the weapon a life-saver in close quarters where the weapon really shines. Only one spare magazine is given to the player, however, which makes Extra Magazines almost a must-have when using it.
Having more rounds than most weapons as well as better accuracy allows a user to spray bullets and still hit their target at close range. Despite having a longer range than the PP-2000, the weapon's intrusive iron sights make it better for close range engagements. Long range kills are not completely out of the question, however, but the player will need to use short bursts to control where their shots hit.
The P90 is an all-kit weapon featured in Battlefield 3.
The P90 is unlocked at level 40, with 50+1 rounds per magazine. The P90 has a high rate of fire and moderate recoil, and shares similar iron sights to the PDW-R and the Mk11 Mod 0. The P90, PP-19 and UMP-45 are the only PDW's that do not unlock the Extended Mag attachment, but instead gain the Flash Suppressor.
While the P90 draws advantage of a high magazine capacity, a rate of fire of 900 RPM, and a low hipfire spread, the damage of each individual bullet is low compared to other weapons, especially it's minimum damage which, along with the MP7, is the lowest of any weapon in the game, requiring 9 shots to the torso to kill a player at long range. However, the low damage is effectively countered with the high rate of fire, stellar controllability, and moderate accuracy.
The P90 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 4.
The P90 is Hannah's primary weapon, and is carried by her throughout the campaign. The P90 can be found in South China Sea by the player as a Collectible, to the West of hatch G-46 in the red-lit room. It is equipped with a HOLO, Heavy Barrel and Tri Beam Laser. It sports an Atomic Urban finish.
Completion of the Peace Maker assignment in the singleplayer campaign will unlock the weapon for use in multiplayer.
Compared to its counterpart from Battlefield 3, the P90 performs almost identically but with a higher recoil, which limits it use to medium range, if the player is unable to control the weapon's high firerate along with the muzzle climb.
In the hands of a skilled user however, the P90 is a versatile weapon, ideal for close quarters combat or when combating hostiles when repairing a friendly vehicle.
- When the P90 is equipped with a Heavy Barrel in either Battlefield 4 or Battlefield Hardline, its appearance changes to that of the longer barreled civilian PS90.
- The P90 has used a different iron sight in each of its appearances excluding Battlefield 2, where the stock red dot sight is used instead.
- Battlefield 2 is the only game in the Battlefield series to feature the P90's integrated red-dot sight.
- In the Gamescom 2011 Battlefield 3 fact sheet, the P90 was named the "P90TR" (Triple Rail), referring to the actual model used in the game.
- When equipped with any laser or light attachments, the accessory is oddly mounted on a downward-facing rail that extends over the barrel. In Battlefield 3 and Hardline, the accessories are just mounted onto the side of the gun.
- The P90 is one of three guns awarded for completing the campaign, alongside the QBZ-95-1 and M249, with the P90 unlocked through the Peace Maker assignment.
- After 2014 Fall patch, the player in multiplayer can carry three magazines for P90 rather than two.
- The P90 is featured on Virgo dogtag, used by Hannah.
- During the E3 2014 Beta, the P90 had a 40 round magazine as well as the option to utilize an extended magazine. It was later increased to 50 rounds with extended magazine removed entirely.