Battlefield 2042 changed up the class system and opted for specialists or characters in this generation. Each specialist has a unique trait and ability that allows them to stand out from the rest. While players can fully customize their loadout, they cannot change their abilities. This guide will focus on the Battlefield 2042 Specialists tier list.
The Battlefield 2042 open beta featured four different Specialists – Falck, Boris, Casper, and Mackay. While they are called Specialists, each of them falls into a class of either Assault, Support, Recon, or Engineer. Let’s find out who tops the Battlefield 2042 all Specialists tier list.
Top Specialists in Battlefield 2042 (Tier List)
DICE revealed that there will be a total of 10 Specialists in the game – with more to be added in by DLC. Since there are four main classes, we divided them into separate tiers and added each Specialist into a tier depending on their abilities, accessibility, and usefulness. Since Battlefield opted to remove the campaign this time around, you should get to know all the characters to know which one suits your style most.
With that said, let’s get started with the Battlefield 2042 Specialists tier list.
The Specialists added in the S tier are useful in all situations no matter the circumstance. They have the best abilities and traits in Battlefield 2042. Not only that, but most of the Specialists in this tier are easy to play even if you are a new player.
Specialists in the A tier have dynamic abilities that are quite effective in certain situations. They are good on some maps but may lack behind on others. Plus, these Specialists are a little difficult to use especially for newer players.
These Specialists aren’t necessarily bad but they are not the most effective in the game. Their abilities are highly dependent on the situation and your team. On top of that, they have a steep learning curve, making it almost impossible for new players to pick them up.
Battlefield 2042: Specialists Tier List
|Assault||Webster Mackay||Emma “Sundance” Rosier||Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza|
|Support||Maria Falck||Constantin “Angel” Anghel|
|Recon||Wikus “Casper” Van Daele||Navin Rao||Ji-Soo Paik|
|Engineer||Kimble ‘Irish’ Graves||Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky|
The Assault class is highly effective at pushing enemies to the backlines. They have various abilities that complement this trait as well. Fans of fast-paced gameplay will love this class and have a good time with it.
Possible the most dynamic Specialist in Battlefield 2042, Mackay is easily an S-tier character. He uses his trusty grappling hook to scale buildings and climb up various obstacles. This character is ideal for vertical combat since he is the fastest in terms of climbing on top of large skyscrapers.
Not only that, his passive trait – Nimble – allows him to move swiftly even when aiming down sight. Mackay is optimal at fast-paced combat and will keep his enemies on their toes.
However, if you miss the grappling hook, you will have to wait a long time for it to reload. Plus, if you attach to the wrong target, enemies will easily eliminate you.
Emma “Sundance” Rosier
Emma Rosier is an Assault Specialist that excels at explosions and area of effect abilities. She is perfect against armored targets like tanks and heavy vehicles. Plus, she is also highly effective against helicopters as well thanks to her smart explosives.
Rosier also has her CW-2A Wingsuit that allows her to glide after jumping off of skyscrapers. This ability provides a lot of mobility, allowing you to glide your way into the backlines of the enemy. Playing as Rosier will require skill and precision since her abilities aren’t that effective if used wrong.
Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza
Dozer is the tank of the assault class. His main trait is Blast Resistance, which allows him to take significantly less damage from all types of explosives. This is a great trait since most other characters die from one frag grenade.
His second ability allows Dozier to equip an SOB-8 Ballistic Shield. This will allow you to hold your ground and deflect almost all of the bullets from enemies. Once players get the hang of these abilities, Dozier will surely climb up the ranks.
This class is essentially the medic class from previous Battlefield games. However, this time around, the support Specialists can offer so much more than just healing their teammates. They offer armor and ammo for their team to allow them to continue pushing forward.
Maria Falck is easily an S-tier support character due to her amazing abilities and traits. First off, her S21 Syrette Pistol is an interesting weapon, to say the least. If fired at allies, you will heal them a little bit. However, when used against enemies, you will deal damage to them. You can also heal yourself with this weapon. If you do not have the best aim, then using this ability can be quite troublesome.
Her second ability, the Combat Surgeon is slightly less impactful though. She can revive any downed ally and bring them back at full HP. The reason why this isn’t such a big deal is that every character can revive a downed ally albeit not at full HP.
Constantin “Angel” Anghel
The Romanian character – Angel – is an excellent support character. He provides his teammates with ammo and armor to keep them going. Much like Falck, Angel can also revive allies and give them bonus armor. Having additional armor when revived is extremely beneficial in most scenarios.
The recon class is the scouts in Battlefield 2042. They have abilities to reveal enemies from a distance, as well as disable enemy hardware to make it harder for them to spot you. Abilities such as disabling the opponent’s map is extremely handy tool for your team to have.
Wikus “Casper” Van Daele
Casper is an impactful recon specialist that can change the tide of the game in your favor. While his appearance is quite generic, he can easily get the job done. His OV-P Recon Drone allows your team to know enemies’ locations and allows you to communicate with your team. On top of that, this ability also stuns enemies via an EMP grenade.
His second trait, the Movement Sensor, is one of the best abilities in the game. Whether you are on the ground or top of a building, you will be alerted of all surrounding enemies’ locations. This ability allows you and your team to hide in cover so you can ambush the enemy. However, if you are not a good communicator, there is no point in knowing the location of your opponents.
Rao is a superb hacker that provides tons of information for your team. His trait, the Trojan Network, allows you to see the location of all hostiles around previously-killed enemies. This essentially lets you see through walls but only in some situations.
His Cyber Warfare Suite is a useful ability that lets him control enemy hardware, as well as objects on the battlefield. You have the option to raise barriers to stop vehicles and much more. Plus, you can disable the minimap for your enemy making it extremely difficult for them to navigate.
The final character in the recon class is Ji-Soo. Her Threat Perception shows you every enemy that has damaged you in a small period. This lets your team be aware of any flanking enemies without taking any damage themselves.
Using the EMG-X Scanner will allow you to scan an area; revealing any enemy in it. This ability is extremely helpful because you can scan an area before flanking it to let your team know if there are any hostiles or not.
Being an engineer Specialist means that you have the option to defend your ground. They have abilities like placing sentry guns or small covers for your team to hide behind. Engineers are perfect to stop the enemy from flanking an area or rushing right in.
Kimble ‘Irish’ Graves
Kimble Graves is a character in the engineer class. Out of the two engineers, Graves is the superior one according to his usefulness, traits, and abilities. His Fortification System lets him place a small cover that his team can use. While it might not sound like a lot to most players, this offers a whole new strategy when pushing enemies back. You can easily deploy a cover in open fields to protect your team.
As a seasoned warrior, Graves is known as a Veteran. This allows him to take much more damage than any other character in the game. On top of that, he already has armor when he spawns making him more durable.
Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky
Finally, Boris is the second character in the engineer class. He has the ability to place an SG-36 Sentry Gun that allows you to defend your ground against hostiles. Placing this sentry gun at the right spot can make it difficult for your enemy to flank you. The only downside is that the gun does not have a lot of damage.
However, his trait – Sentry Operator – perfectly compliments his sentry gun. When you damage an enemy with your weapons, all of your sentry guns will focus fire on that enemy. This allows you to obliterate your enemies swiftly.
That about does it for our Battlefield 2042 all specialists tier list. Hopefully, you found a Specialist that perfectly suits your playstyle. Find out when the Battlefield 2042 pre-load time begins so you can download the game.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of each character and which is your favorite so far.
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