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Not to be confused with the similarly named QJY-88

The QBU-88 in real life

The QBU-88, or Type 88, is a Chinese-made bullpup semi-automatic marksman rifle designed in the late 1980s by Norinco. By the first decade of 2000s, it was deployed in increasing numbers by the Chinese People's Liberation Army primarily among 1st grade mechanized outfits. It replaced the local copy of the SVD, the Type 85 rifle. In addition to military arm, the Chinese People's Armed Police Force as well as some local police forces adopted the QBU-88 as part of their sharpshooter's arsenal as well.

The rifle uses the 5.8x42mm DBP88 cartridge from a 10-round box magazine with an effective range of 800 meters.

Battlefield 2Edit

Type 88
Unlocked at Default for PLA
Damage 45
Magazine size 10 rounds
Reload time 4 seconds
Recoil *4.5-6 (hip)
  • .25 (zoomed)
Spread zoomed 0.05
Spread unzoomed 5 (Min)
10 (Stand)
7.5 (Crouch)
4 (Prone)
Spread increase per bullet 3.5
Firemodes Semi-automatic
Faction People's Republic of China PLA
Kit BF2.Sniper Sniper
BF2 QBU-88 Firing
"The Type 88 is a member of the same family of guns as the Type 95 rifles. It fires a similar type of 5.8mm ammunition. It is semi-automatic and loaded from a 10 round box magazine."
— In-game description

The Type 88 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2 and is the standard Sniper Rifle for the People's Liberation Army in the game. It has lower damage than the MEC's SVD, but it has higher accuracy. A Type 88 will kill unarmored infantry in 3 torso hits, while an armored soldier may take up to 4 hits to eliminate at times. A headshot will provide an instantaneous kill.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

Type 88 DMR
MC t88
Damage High
Magazine size 5 rounds
Starting ammunition 15 rounds
Reload time 5 seconds
Rate of fire 30 rpm
Firemodes Bolt-action
Faction PLA PLA
Kit MC sniper Recon

The Type 88 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat and is the standard sniper rifle issued to the PLA Sniper Kit. It has high firepower and good accuracy, but a low rate of fire due to functioning as a bolt-action sniper rifle. Despite dealing very high damage, the action of cycling the bolt can be fairly slow, so it's advisable to use the QSZ-92 when dealing with enemies up close.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

BFBC QBU-88 Weapon
Unlocked at Pre-order code or unlock code from DICE
Damage Med-high
Magazine size 10 rounds
Starting ammunition 50 rounds
Rate of fire Medium
Range Long
Kit Recon
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Battlefield Bad Company - Find All Five Recon

The Find All Five trailer for the QBU88.
"Chinese marksman's rifle designed in the late 1980s. It features iron sights but is usually equipped with a 4x scope. Used by the PLA and Chinese police forces. "
— In game description

The QBU-88 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company and is unlocked by completing a Find-all-Five! challenge. For those who pre-ordered the game, a code was given to unlock the weapon. DICE later released a universal code to unlock the weapon. The code is your3mynextt4rget.

It is a semi-automatic sniper rifle and takes about 3-4 shots to take down an enemy through body shots. It has a 10 round magazine and 40 rounds in reserve. However, unlike the SVU, the QBU-88 has no suppressor, which can easily give away the position of a sniper.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Type 88 Sniper
BFBC2 Type 88 Sniper ICON
Unlocked at 1300 exp
Damage 39 - 28
Damage multipliers 2.1x Head
Magazine size 10 rounds
Maximum ammunition 70+10 (SP)
30+10 (without Ammo Upgrade)
60+10 (with Ammo Upgrade)
Reload time 4.1 seconds
Rate of fire 260 rpm
Range M1GarandOrginalStats
Recoil High
Firemodes Semi-automatic
Kit BFBC2 Recon Icon Recon
Source of statistics [1]
Inventory slot Primary Weapon
Type 88 Sniper00:48

Type 88 Sniper

"The Type 88 is a new Chinese automatic rifle used as a marksman weapon rather than a sniper rifle. Able to employ various optics, the weapon has backup iron sights and a 10 round magazine."
— In-game description.

The Type 88 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.


The Type 88 Sniper is the default weapon in Upriver. It can also be found with a Red Dot Sight on Heart of Darkness after the first weapon crate drops next to a building, and being used by an enemy in "Crack the Sky". Both variants of it are Collectible weapons.

It is one of the two snipers in the Singleplayer game, the other being the M95. However, both snipers can kill in one shot to the body, and as the Type 88 is semi-automatic and has a 10 round magazine, it has a superior rate of fire.


The Type 88 Sniper is the second sniper rifle issued to the Recon requiring 1300 points. It is semi-automatic, and therefore has a significantly higher rate of fire than bolt-action sniper rifles, but is balanced by the fact that it is less accurate, has higher recoil and deals less damage (headshots are not one hit kills unless using Magnum Ammunition and other shots require a few hits) than the bolt-action sniper rifles.

The weapon can also be modified with a Red Dot Sight, a 4X Rifle Scope, 12X High Power Scope, and/or Spotting Scope. It has exactly the same stats as the SVU, except in terms of reload time. However, the recoil pattern on the SVU is significantly longer than that of the Type 88, making it easier for the Type 88 to put the second/third killing round on target.

Battlefield 3Edit

Unlocked at After completing the "Specops" assignment
Damage 50 - 37.5
Magazine size 10 + 1 rounds
Ammunition 5.8x42mm DAP-88
Starting ammunition 55 + 11 rounds
Maximum ammunition 88 + 11 rounds
Reload time 2.85 seconds loaded
3.6 seconds empty
Rate of fire 260 RPM
Velocity 550m/s
Maximum range 2850m
Recoil 1.5 up
-0.3 left
0.3 right
Spread zoomed 0 - 2.0
Spread unzoomed 3.5 - 7.0 standing
3.0 - 7.0 crouching
2.5 - 7.0 prone
Spread increase per bullet 0.8
Spread decrease per second 8.0
Firemodes Semi-automatic
Faction Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces
Kit BF3 Recon Icon Recon
Source of statistics
Sound(s) Original sound
Inventory slot Main weapon
Unlocks PKS-07
PSO-1 (10 kills)
Laser Sight (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
PKA-S (50 kills)
Bipod (60 kills)
Suppressor (70 kills)
Ballistic Scope (80 kills)
Kobra (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
Rifle Scope (125 kills)
PK-A (150 kills)
ACOG (175 kills)
Holographic (200 kills)
Reflex (235 kills)
M145 (270 kills)
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Battlefield 3 QBU-88 Wiki Video

"Semi-automated sniper rifle of Chinese design. The QBU-88 is equipped with a standard PKS-07 (7x) scope"
— Battlelog description

The QBU-88 is a weapon introduced in the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion and is unlocked upon the completion of the Specops assignment.[2] It holds 10+1 rounds per magazine.

Patch HistoryEdit

There was a glitch where the weapon would appear at the top of the screen with the player's arms stretched out, blocking the player's view. While you could ADS to remove the weapon and zoom in, there was no indication of where the bullet would land and no scope. This glitch only happened on the Back to Karkand expansion maps, but was patched in a recent update.

The weapon also suffered a glitch when deployed with the bipod. The weapons sights, including irons, were wrongly placed, aiming lower than the real bullet point of impact. This has been fixed during the patch 1.07.

Battlefield 4Edit

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Bf4 qbu88
Damage 43-34
Magazine size 10+1 rounds
Ammunition 5.8x42mm DAP-87
Maximum ammunition 77+11 rounds (SP)
Rate of fire 310 rpm
Velocity 670 m/s
380 m/s (suppressed)
Range QBU88 range
Maximum range 3,350 m
Recoil 0.4 up
-0.1 left
0.3 right
First shot recoil multiplier 2x
Recoil descrease per second 8
Spread zoomed 0.062 (static)
0.762 (moving)
Spread unzoomed 2.25 hip, 1.875 crouch, 1.5 prone (static)
3.75 hip, 3.25 crouch, 2.75 prone (moving)
Spread increase per bullet 0.2
Spread decrease per second 15
Firemodes Semi-automatic
Kit All kits
Inventory slot Primary weapon
Unlocks JGM-4 (4x) (10 kills)
Canted Ironsights (20 kills)
Angled Grip (30 kills)
Heavy Barrel (40 kills)
Coyote (RDS) (50 kills)
Laser Sight (60 kills)
Ergo Grip (70 kills)
LS06 Suppressor (80 kills)
HD-33 (1x) (90 kills)
Magnifier (2x) (100 kills)
Stubby Grip (110 kills)
Muzzle Brake (120 kills)
PRISMA (3.4x) (130 kills)
Flash Light (140 kills)
Bipod (150 kills)
Compensator (160 kills)

The QBU-88 is featured in Battlefield 4.


The QBU-88 is unlocked by completing the Gold assignment in Tashgar by scoring 14,000 points. It is equipped with a JGM-4 and Compensator. It sports a Worm Naval finish.


The QBU-88 is an unlockable DMR for all kits.

It has the highest velocity and least recoil of all DMRs, after the SKS, as well as excelling in rate of fire and accuracy. Along with the RFB, it is more accurate on the move than other DMRs, as it is a bullpup weapon. These factors combine to make it very easy to land multiple shots quickly.

However, it also has the lowest capacity in its class, making frequent reloads necessary. It also has below-average damage, the same as the SKS.

While it will generally kill an enemy in three hits, enemies outside of close range with Defensive Upgrade Path equipped will require an additional hit to take down.

Compared to other DMRs, it sacrifices magazine capacity and raw power for greater accuracy and stability.

After the Fall patch, its velocity has been increased to 670 m/s, making the QBU-88 more viable as a long-range weapon, though the QBU-88 is limited to low-power scopes as with all DMRs.


  • In Bad Company 1 and 2, the scope of the QBU-88 has chevrons, but in Battlefield 2, the scope has crosshairs.
  • The QBU-88 is depicted as a bolt-action sniper rifle in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.
  • In Battlefield 3, the QBU-88 has a hexagonal camouflage in first-person.
  • This weapon shares its magazine change animation with the QBZ-95B, but it has a unique charging handle pulling animation, where the gun is tilted left by 90° and the handle is charged with the left hand.
  • The QBU-88 is the only bullpup sniper rifle in Battlefield 3.
  • The weapon's Iron Sights are very obtrusive, a trait shared with the FAMAS.
  • All of the DLC sniper rifles do not have scopes attached on their respective proficiency dogtag, including the QBU-88.


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