A kit geared towards survivability and attacking enemy infantry, Sentries are outfitted with thick armor plating that protects the wearer's face, torso and arms from small arms and shrapnel, allowing them to soak up a large amount of damage, but prevents them from equipping a Gas Mask or utilizing iron sights. Their armored face masks (which always appears as Luca's singleplayer helmet in first-person view) also partially obscures their vision at the top and bottom.
Following intense air defense, Luca must discard his armor and proceed towards Ferro Fortress. From this point on, he carries a Villar Perosa. At the fortress, Luca encounters enemy Sentries.
Enemy Sentries also appear in the War Story "Nothing Is Written". One appears as the personal bodyguard of an Ottoman commander who the player character, Zara Ghufran, must kill and retrieve his satchel in order to progress, and another appears in the village that Zara must clear of Ottoman presence in order to stage an attack on the Canavar, the Ottoman Armored Train.
The Sentry kit is a Battle Pickup available in certain multiplayer maps.
The primary weapon is either the MG 08/15, a belt-fed, water-cooled machine gun that is capable of sustained fire, allowing the user to effectively kill or suppress any infantry caught in their path, or the Villar Perosa, a twin-SMG arrangement with a low magazine size, compensating through an incredibly high fire rate. Both these weapons, however, are almost ineffective to kill at long range, making it necessary for Sentries to get close to enemies to kill them.
The Sentry carries the heaviest body armor of all elite classes, providing around 80% damage reduction on torso, arms and head, against all firearms, and complete protection from front melee weapon hits. Armoured faceplate also negates extra damage from headshots. However, the sentry is not protected against exposure damage (fire, gas, explosives), and can fall victim to a takedown or bayonet charge unlike the campaign variant. Also, armour does not cover legs, so hits on them do standard damage (with 25% reduction for hitting the limbs). Other tactic involves using k-bullets, as they are not subject to armor damage reduction.
As with other elite kits, players will have to stay out of combat for 45 seconds in order for them to start regenerating health, and cannot be revived. Sentries cannot pick up standard infantry kits, but may pick up other elite kits.
In multiplayer, the Sentry kit appears in the following locations:
Conquest: Flag B in the camp.
Rush: can be found in the first and second sector.
Conquest: In the ballroom flag C, near the flag.
Conquest: Flag E in the alleyway
Conquest: Flag C beside a wall
Operations: #1 Behind a dune near the British spawn in first sector. #2 outside of the lonely house between the two villages in third sector. #3 Near the ottoman spawn, at the edge of the artillery camp in the last sector.
Conquest: Near one of the entrances to either bunker.
Operations: #1. Inside the church in second sector. #2 halfway up the hill within a covered trench on the path leading from the church up to cap B in third sector. #3. Along the path leading between the two fortress guns during fourth sector.
Rush: Found in the first and second sectors.
- Because the Trench Raider's Raider Club does not have a takedown attack, it *cannot* inflict damage against the Sentry. The Trench Raider's other weaponry remains a threat.
- The armor of the Sentry is based on the WWI-era German Infanterie-Panzer body armor, while their face mask is based on the German Sniper Mask.
- Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola's unique armor appears to be partially based on the Italian Farina armor, which were used by Italian barbed wire cutting special patrols called Companies of death (compagnie della morte).
- Though all sentry kits in the multiplayer are equipped with the face mask with two simple holes for eyes, the first person view is the same as on the helmet used by Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola.
- Enemy Sentries in the Campaign cannot be killed with a takedown attack nor damaged by melee weapons.