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5 Best Specialists in Battlefield 2042 for Beginners and Pros

It's time to pick!

November 14, 2021

A huge beginning in Battlefield 2042 requires picking up the right specialist. So, here we share our picks for the best specialists in Battlefield 2042 for beginners and pros.

For the first time in over a decade, Battlefield 2042 retires the old role system for multiplayer and comes up with a brand new specialist system that makes every character feel unique without manipulating its loadout.

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As a result, it’s important to know every specialist’s abilities and traits before entering the battlefield. This is what we exactly doing here. Letting you know how each specialist plays and what playstyle it fits into.

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What Traits and Abilities Specialists Have in Battlefield 2042?

Below, you can check out what each Battlefield 2042 specialist is known for briefly, but we will have a detailed look at each one of them later in this article.

SpecialistSpecialtyTrait
AngelLoadout CrateTrauma Specialist
BorisSG-36 Sentry GunSentry Operator
CasperOV-P Recon DroneMovement Sensor
DozerSOB-8 Ballistic ShieldBlast Resistance
FalckS21 Syrette PistolCombat Surgery
IrishFortification SystemVeteran
MackayGrappling HookNimble
PaikEMG-X ScannerAcquisition
RaoCyber Warfare SuiteTrojan Network
SundanceSmart ExplosivesWingsuit

5 Best Specialists in Battlefield 2042 for Beginners

Now, it’s time to get to know the best specialists. We have divided them into two groups, however, it doesn’t mean a pro wouldn’t play as Sundance or Falck. Everyone can be a pro playing as each one of the specialists below, and all these rankings here are only suggestions.

Sundance

  • Specialty: Three types of throwable grenades
  • Trait: A wingsuit allowing fast air-traverse

What makes Sundance our top suggestion for beginners is her easy-to-learn trait and specialty. Not only you’re going to have a lot of fun using Wingsuit but also it’s proven to be incredibly useful in most maps.

Sundance’s Grenade Belt includes greatly beneficial throwables with the capability of damaging and destroying any opposite ground vehicle, no matter how big it is.

Boris

  • Specialty: A stationary smart machine gun (Sentry Gun) shooting at nearby enemies
  • Trait: Adds up to the Sentry Gun damage when stands close to it

While Sundance is a great choice for players who want to roam around the map all the time, Boris is the dream specialist for patient players who want to sit inside the sector and wait for enemies to reveal themselves.

With Sentry Gun, Boris has both a friend and a protector for slaughtering careless enemies.

Angel

  • Specialty: Calls for Loadout drop and grants ammo and armor for allies
  • Trait: Revives allies

Similar to the Support role in the previous Battlefield titles, Angel is a specialist that everyone loves to have as a teammate.

Not only he supplies his teammates with ammo and armor but also he has the ability to revive the allies.

He can also request loadout drop, allowing him and other teammates to change loadout inside the battlefield.

Falck

  • Specialty: Heals herself and allies using a special pistol
  • Trait: Revives allies to full health

Mostly known as Medic, Falck is a must for every team, especially in a game mode like Hazard Zone.

Playing as Falck is easy. Shoot with your Syrette pistol at allies to heal them or revive them when they are down by simply holding a button.

Irish

  • Specialty: Sets up stationary shields and fortifcations
  • Trait: Carries more armor

Irish is a tactical specialist and our last pick for a beginner, but still, it’s not that hard to use his traits on the battlefield.

Irish is able to set up defensive structures like stationary shields, providing an advantage for you and your allies when securing or capturing a sector. His shield won’t be destroyed easily unless the enemies use explosives or waste loads of bullets.

5 Best Specialists in Battlefield 2042 for Pros

The reason why we put the specialists below among Pro picks is the fact that they either provide intel for the team or have harder-to-learn specialties.

Casper

  • Specialty: Uses a flying drone to scout surrondings and get intel
  • Trait: A movement sensor allows hin to be aware of enemy presence

When it comes to gathering intel, no one is as skilled as Casper. His drone allows him to scout a wide range of his surroundings then spot and reveal enemy locations for teammates.

Other than that, his movement sensor is an incredibly useful trait that avoids you from getting surprised by opposite soldiers. Also, Casper is capable of using Motion Sensor throwable. A device that reveals its nearby soldiers on your team’s mini-map.

Mackay

  • Specialty: A grappling hook
  • Trait: faster movement in ADS state and faster ziplining

Although he is not a tactical specialist, it’s going to take a significant amount of time to learn when and how to use his grappling hook.

His trait is a passive ability that doesn’t need any activation, so all the focus goes to the art of grappling when playing as Mackay. Once you learn it, you will spot many creative ways to surprise enemies.

Rao

  • Specialty: Disables any enemy hardware temporarily
  • Trait: Reveals enemy locations when hacked target is down

Playing as Rao, you should be quick and you should hide from the enemy’s line of sight. Once hacking the enemy hardware is done, it’s showtime for Rao.

Appear in front of the enemies and do whatever it takes to eliminate them. If it’s a vehicle, use all your explosives and you might do your team a big favor.

Dozer

  • Specialty: Carries a ballistic shield
  • Trait: Gets less damage against explosives

Unfortunately, Dozer was only available for a brief time in Battlefield 2042 before the developers remove his shield temporarily for some urgent balancing. However, playing with shield-holder characters is difficult in most FPS titles and BF 2042 is not an exception.

Dozer shows off his full capability when he has a friend nearby, so he can distract enemies and provide an opportunity for allies to finish the job.

Paik

  • Specialty: Reveals enemies behind a cover
  • Trait: Spots anyone who damages her instantly

Similar to Casper, Paik is also a specialist working with intel, however, she is more fast-paced than Casper. Paik’s scanning ability allows her to get the exact location of nearby enemies who are camping or hiding.

Also, she can respond much quicker to those shooting at her, thanks to her trait.

Who is the Best Specialist in Battlefield 2042?

It’s Casper. In a modern war, intel is the most vital factor of winning, and that’s what put Casper on the winning edge. His movement sensor and scout drone create a deadly combination that could easily disrupt any enemy plans.

Battlefield 2042 will be available on November 19 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Those who have pre-ordered Gold or Ultimate Edition of the game can now play it. Also, EA Play subscribers are allowed to play it for up to 10 hours for free before launch.

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