Battlefield 5 Recon Class Guide 1

Battlefield 5's multiplayer has a class-based system, but with exclusive roles, perks, and weapons tied to each job, which one you pick has never been more important. Here's what to expect from the Recon class.

Battlefield 5 Recon Class Combat Roles

  • Sniper - Designed for those who want to take pot shots at a distance, the Sniper combat role harasses the enemy with perfectly timed shots to the head. Perks include the Eagle Eyed Trait that spots foes when you shoot them, and the Expert Marksman Trait that allows you to hold your breath for longer, with an instant refill upon a headshot kill.
  • Pathfinder - The Pathfinder sneaks behind enemy lines and interrupts Axis forces from behind their backs, with a Squad Beacon that allows teammates to spawn at a place of your choosing. Perks include the Advance Scouting Trait which allows you to spawn on enemy Squad Beacon on the field, and the Vanguard Trait which increases the amount of Requisition obtained when someone spawns on your Squad Beacon.
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Battlefield 5 Recon Class Weapons

Self-Loading Rifles

  • Model 8
  • ZH-29
  • RSC

Bolt Action Rifles

  • Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I
  • Gewehr M95/30
  • Krag-Jørgensen
  • KAR98K


  • P38 Pistol
  • Ruby
  • M1911
  • P08 Pistol
  • Repetierpistole M1912
  • Mk VI Revolver
  • Liberator


  • Scout Knife M1916
  • Hatchet
  • Club
  • Shovel
  • Pickaxe
  • Kukri
  • British Army Jack Knife
  • Solveig's Knife
  • Coupe Coupe
  • Cricket Bat


  • Frag Grenade
  • Throwing Knife
  • Smoke Grenade

Battlefield 5 Recon Class Gadgets

  • Spotting Scope
  • Flare Gun
  • AP Mine
  • Spawn Beacon
  • Sniper Decoy

Battlefield 5 Recon Class Unlocks

Unlock Rank Item Type
1 Model 8 Self-Loading Rifle
2 Smoke Grenade Grenade
3 Ruby Sidearm
4 Hatchet Melee
Flare Gun Gadget
5 M1911 Sidearm
6 Gewehr M95/30 Bolt Action Rifle

Spawn Beacon Gadget
7 P08 Pistol Sidearm
8 Club Melee

Pathfinder Combat Role
9 Throwing Blade Melee
10 Recon Proficiency I Special Assignment
ZH-29 Self-Loading Rifle
11 Pepetierpistole M1912 Sidearm
Sniper Decoy Gadget
12 Shovel Melee
13 Krag-Jørgensen Bolt Action Rifle
14 Pickaxe Melee
15 MK VI Revolver Sidearm
16 RSC Self-Loading Rifle
17 Kukri Melee
18 British Army Jack Knife Melee
19 Liberator Sidearm
20 Recon Mastery Special Assignment
KAR98K Bolt Action Rifle