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Not to be confused with the similarly named QJY-88
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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
BF2 TYPE 88
Damage

45

Unlocked at

Default for PLA

Ammunition capacity

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 round

3.5

Fire mode

Semi-automatic

Faction

People's Republic of China PLA

Kit

BF2.Sniper Sniper

Sound(s)
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 hits, while an armored soldier may take up to 4 hits at times. A headshot will provide an instantaneous kill.


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

Type 88 DMR
MC t88
Damage

High

Ammunition capacity

5 rounds

Starting ammunition

15 rounds

Reload time

5 seconds

Rate of fire

30 rpm

Fire mode

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

QBU88
BFBC QBU-88 Weapon
Damage

Med-high

Unlocked at

Pre-order code or unlock code from DICE

Ammunition capacity

10 rounds

Starting ammunition

50 rounds

Rate of fire

Medium

Range

Long

Kit

Recon

Battlefield Bad Company - Find All Five Recon(00:41)

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
Damage

39 - 28

Damage multipliers

2.1x Head

Unlocked at

1300 exp

Ammunition capacity

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

Fire mode

Semi-automatic

Kit

BFBC2 Recon Icon Recon

Source of statistics

[1]

Sound(s)
Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

Type 88 Sniper(00:48)
"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.

SingleplayerEdit

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.

MultiplayerEdit

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

QBU-88
BF3 QBU-88 ICON
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)

Damage

50 - 34

Unlocked at

After completing the "Specops" assignment

Ammunition capacity

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

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 round

0.8

Spread decrease per second

8.0

Fire mode

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

http://symthic.com/?s=bf3

Sound(s)

Original sound

Inventory slot

Main weapon

Battlefield 3 QBU-88 Wiki Video(01:56)
"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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QBU-88
Bf4 qbu88
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)

Damage

43 - 34

Ammunition capacity

10 + 1

Ammunition

5.8x42 DAP-87

Rate of fire

310 RPM

Range

QBU88 range

Fire mode

Semi-Automatic

Kit

All Kits

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

The QBU-88 is featured in Battlefield 4.

SingleplayerEdit

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.

MultiplayerEdit

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

It has the highest velocity and least recoil of all DMRs, as well as excelling in rate of fire and accuracy. Along with the RFB, it is more accurate on the move then other DMRs. 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 armor 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.


TriviaEdit

  • 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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