Zip Lines are tools used in Battlefield 2: Special Forces. They are available to the Special Ops and Sniper classes of all factions. They are used to move from a higher point to a lower one over a longer range than jumping with a Parachute. When using one, activates a crosshair that displays either a circle or a cross within the crosshair. If the icon is a cross, it means the target is out of range. The is used to fire the Zip Line to the intended target. To zip down the line, press .
The zipline can be retrieved after use with. If it is deployed but not used for a certain duration of time it will disappear and will not be retrievable.
- Sometimes targets that appear to be out of range can still be reached with the line.
- Despite the fact it is a high powered crossbow with a large harpoon, the zipline cannot kill anyone. Shooting someone with the zipline has no effect. Removing a zipline resulting in a lethal fall for anyone on it does not count as a kill for the player. There is, however, localization for a kill via the zipline crossbow, which simply lists the cause of death as "crossbow".