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The Recon Kit is a playable kit featured in many installments of the Battlefield Series. The Recon Kit functions the same as the Sniper kit from Battlefield 2, but combines some aspects from the Special Forces kit, such as a presence of C4 Explosives. The class is primarily meant to engage enemy targets at long range and spot any possible threats.

Battlefield 2142Edit

Recon
Primary weapon

Moretti SR4 Sniper Rifle (EU)
Park 52 Sniper Rifle (PAC)
Zeller-H Advanced Sniper Rifle
Lambert Carbine

Secondary weapon

P33 Pereira (EU)
Takao T20 (PAC)

Gadgets

RDX Demopak
APM
Gruber 5 Stabilizer
NetBat Fade Delay
DysTek Hi-Scope x4
IT-33 Active Camouflage
TL-S1C Camo Upgrade (NS)
DS-22 Sniper Decoy (NS)

Equipment one

BJ-2 Combat Knife
Dogtag Dagger

Equipment two

FRG-1 Grenade

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield 2142. The player is able to equip one of two types of sniper rifles or an automatic carbine. As the player progresses through unlocks, the player will receive RDX Demopaks, APMs, cloaking, and sniper rifle gadgets.

The Recon class is the only class capable to destroy commander assets using RDX, and can make short work of other strategic objects.


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

Recon
Primary weapon

M24 (US Army)
SV-98 (Russian Army)
GOL (Middle Eastern Coalition)
M95 (unlockable)
SVU (unlockable)
VSS (Rank 25 or Gold Edition)
QBU-88 (Find All Five: Pre-Order Game or Universal Code: your3mynextt4rget)

Secondary weapon

M9 (US Army)
MP-443 (Russian Army)
MP-412 (Middle Eastern Coalition)

Gadget one

MTN-55

Gadget two

LZ-537

Equipment one

KNIV-1

"Equipped for long range attacks and spotting the enemy"
— Instruction Manual Description

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield: Bad Company, serving as the base marksman's class. Users are also issued laser designators, motion sensors, and a faction specific pistol.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Recon
BC2ReconGroup
Primary weapon

M24 (default)
Type 88 Sniper (unlockable)
SV-98 (unlockable)
SVU (unlockable)
GOL (unlockable)
VSS (unlockable)
M95 (unlockable)
M95 SA (DLC)
Thompson (Rank 10 or Limited Edition)
M1 Garand (Battlefield Veteran)
M14 Mod 0 Enhanced (Rank 19)
G3 (Rank 22)
870 Combat (Rank 1)
Saiga (Rank 2)
SPAS-12 (Rank 18)
Neostead 2000 (Rank 20)
USAS-12 (Rank 21)

Secondary weapon

M9 (default)
MP-443 (Rank 3)
M1911 (Rank 3 or Limited Edition)
MP-412 REX (Rank 12)
M93R Burst (Rank 13)
Tracer Dart Gun (Rank 11 or Limited Edition)

Gadget one

C4 (default)
Mortar Strike (unlockable)

Gadget two

Motion Sensor

Equipment one

Combat Knife

Equipment two

Hand Grenade

"Masters of stealth. Recon specializes in sniping tangos, sabotaging vehicles with C4, or calling in mortar strikes via special binoculars."
— Instruction Manual Description

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The Laser Designator has been removed all together, while the Recon is given the choice between C4 and Mortar Strikes; the latter requires unlocking.

Recons can now also choose their weapons, not being limited by faction; as well as choosing a low-power sight such as a Red Dot Sight or a 4X Rifle Scope should they choose. Recon players may choose from several all-kit weapons.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

Recon

USReconV

NARecon

Primary weapon

M21 (default)
SVD (default)
M40 (default)
Thompson (Rank 10 or Limited Edition)
M1 Garand (Battlefield Veteran)
870 Combat (Rank 1)
M2-2 Flamethrower (default)

Secondary weapon

TT-33 (default)
M1911 (Rank 3 or Limited Edition)

Gadget one

Mortar Strike

Gadget two

TNT

Equipment one

Combat Knife

Equipment two

Hand Grenade

The Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion removes all modern technology from the Recon kit such as motion sensors yet it adds both TNT and mortar designator. The U.S. Recon also carries an unusable smoke grenade like the U.S. Engineer.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield Play4Free, serving an almost identical purpose to Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Its role is to engage enemy infantry at long range and support their team by spotting enemies and throwing motion sensors. It is equipped with a sniper rifle and several gadgets obtainable via Training customization.

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Battlefield 3Edit

Recon

U.S Recon BF3 HQ

US Recon BF3

Russian Recon BF3

Primary weapon

USMC: Mk 11 Mod 0
RGF: SVD

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield 3 is similar to the variation seen in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but with considerable changes. The kit is armed with either a bolt-action or semi-automatic sniper rifle, and is also able to equip all-kit weapons.

The class also has access to a variety of scouting/stealth related Gadgets, such as the deployable motion sensor, Radio Beacon, and SOFLAM laser designator, with C4 charges and Claymore mines now belonging to the Support Class.

Skilled snipers can earn Marksman bonuses for headshot kills greater than 50 meters away, an award not shared with other classes. The bonus is equal to the kill distance in meters.

As an attempt to balance the inclusion of prone, any weapon (not just sniper rifles) using a high powered scope (With magnification higher than 4x), such as those used by the Recon kit, will cause scope glint.[1] which is directional based on the target's location.[2]

Weapon/Equipment Requirement
Mk11 Mod 0 US Default/RU +195,000 XP
SVD RU Default/US +195,000 XP
T-UGS +5,000 XP
SV-98 +13,000 XP
SOFLAM +26,000 XP
MAV +45,000 XP
SKS +71,000 XP/Physical Warfare Pack
M40A5 +104,000 XP
M98B +146,000 XP
M39 EMR +8,000 Co-op XP
QBU-88

Complete "Specops" Assignment

L96 Complete "Creeping Death" Assignment
M417 Complete "Team Player" Assignment
JNG-90 Complete "Bullet Point" Assignment


Battlefield 4Edit

Recon

BF4 Us recon

BF4 Ru recon

BF4 Ch recon

Primary weapon

CS-LR4 (Default)
M40A5 (3,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
Scout Elite (8,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
SV-98 (13,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
JNG-90 (20,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
338-Recon (27,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
M98B (34,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
SRR-61 (42,000 Sniper Rifle Score)
FY-JS (Recon Expert Assignment)
L96A1 (Need Only One Assignment)
GOL Magnum (Eagle's Nest Assignment)

Gadgets

PLD (Default)
C4 (Default)
Motion Sensor
Radio Beacon
T-UGS
SOFLAM
MAV
M18 Claymore

The Recon kit is featured in Battlefield 4. It plays very similar to the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 counterpart. The kit once again access to C4 as well as the Motion Sensor and Claymores.[3]


TriviaEdit

  • The USMC recon wears an SP-GPS that's not seen in the first person model.
  • The recon soldiers cover their faces with either a keffiyeh for the US side or a beanie and bandana for the Russian side.
  • The Russian Ground Forces Recon has an unusable Machete in a sheath on his chest, rather than being modeled with a Combat Knife sheath like other classes.
  • Both models are the same body models for Kiril and Vladimir in "Comrades," and Dima in "Kaffarov" (3rd person only).
  • In Aftermath, the US recon is wearing his sun glasses over his eyes, while in the base game they are worn above his brow.
  • The USMC Recon head model is actually recycled from a VDV paratrooper seen in Rock and a Hard Place.
  • The US Recon is one of the two classes that wears sunglasses. (Other being the Support kit)
  • The Recon is the only character in Aftermath to not reveal his face.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, there is a glitch that the US and NVA recon's eyes pop out when they aim down the scope in their third-person animations.
  • The US Army Recon in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam wears a tiger jungle camouflage uniform while the other US Army kits wear Army Green. He is also the only one not wearing a helmet, instead wearing a beret with a beret flash that is the same as the insignia on the Huey.
  • The recon is the only class not shown in the TGS trailer for BFBC2:Vietnam, but the unused model wearing the patrol cap may have been an earlier design hence him wearing tiger camouflage and being shown on the flamethrower trailer.
  • The NVA recon seems to have been the medic model and vice versa as they were both shown in the others role in early gameplays and trailers.
  • In the trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, the recon character is seen equipped with an M16A1, which normally isn't available to that class.

ReferencesEdit

  1. - @Demize99 - Twitter - retrieved August 20, 2011
  2. - @Demize99 - Twitter - retrieved August 21, 2011
  3. The Road to Battlefield 4: Tweaked to the Core - The Battlefield Blog - retrieved August 15, 2013

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