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A saber is a curved, single-edged sword designed for use from horseback. It is a common and often symbolic weapon among cavalry units, and in cultures that cultivated them. Combined with the speed and maneuverability of the rider's horse, the saber makes for swift, rapid strikes against isolated enemy infantry.
The Saber or Cavalry Sword was first seen in the "Battlefield 1 Official Reveal" trailer, brandished by a Bedouin rider. A scene from the "Battlefield 1 Gamescom Gameplay" trailer shows a foot soldier striking down a medic. It is not available to the standard infantry kits in multiplayer.
The saber is one of two weapons available on horseback. Riders can use the saber to reach far to right side to slice infantry, opposing cavalry, or exposed passengers in vehicles.
Other riders can use the saber while mounted, but retain their original melee weapon after dismounting.
While having considerable horizontal range, saber attacks while mounted cannot strike prone targets. However, the enemy risks getting trampled anyway.
The saber also serves as the Cavalry's melee weapon while on foot. As of the Open Beta, it has similar statistics to the hand tools (pickaxe, hatchet, shovel), even sharing their takedown animation. It is able to destroy barbed wire.
- While on horseback, the key will switch the player's view to the left side of the horse. However, during the Open Beta, the character will continue attacking to the right.