In multiplayer, the Patrol Boat Light is a maneuverable watercraft armed with two shielded XM307's located in the front and back of the boat. The boat can fit up to four soldiers, which means a whole squad can be transported and inserted into enemy territory. The PBL is largely impractical as an attacking vehicle, as most players within the vehicle are very exposed, but its grenade launchers are very effective against infantry, and can be used to ambush enemy players, or guard Gold Crate charges.
"Patrol Boat Light is a high speed and maneuverable watercraft designed for insertion/extraction, fire support, and reconnaissance of low-to-medium threat level environments. Armed with 2 x 20mm automatic Grenade Launchers, it operates with a crew of 4."
— In-game description
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2s singleplayer, the Patrol Boat is used by the Bolivian Militia during Heart of Darkness. It is also used by the player for a short segment in the same level.
In multiplayer, the Patrol boat is a high speed watercraft armed with two XM307 grenade launchers, one in the bow that can fire forwards and one in the back limited to firing backwards. Another player can participate as a passenger with his/her infantry weapons available for use. Snipers have clear head shots on drivers and gunners of the Patrol Boat, but one can use the grenade launchers as mortars to bombard enemy positions for Suppression and supporting the objective.