Kit Role Selection

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In the ROLE tab of the spawn screen, you can choose different roles to play as. The role will influence which weapons, equipment (kit) and abilities you will have. Also, the configuration for each role will be different for each faction.

Overview[edit | edit source]

"Role Loadout" menu for Alpha 12.0 update.

Tip: If you mouse-over the symbols in the Role tab, you will see a tooltip with details about each role.

The following roles exist at the moment:

Type Icon Role Description
Command and Support Roles Icon Squad Leader kit.png Squad / Cell / Group Leader
Lead Crewman
Leader of a squad. Responsible for deploying deployables, managing the squad, communicating and coordinating with other squad leaders.
Icon Medic kit.png Medic Critical to the survivability of a squad, Medics are capable of reviving and healing incapacitated/wounded teammates.
Icon Crewman kit.png Crewman This role is necessary for crewing APCs and IFVs in the driver and gunner seats. This role is equipped lightly for the express purpose of self-defense.
Squad Roles Icon Rifleman kit.png Rifleman / Fighter Equipped with a standard loadout, specialized for general purpose combat.
Icon Raider kit.png Raider Equipped with a fast firing sub-machine gun, this role is perfect for close quarter combat.
Icon Scout kit.png Scout The Scout role was replaced with the Sapper role in Alpha 13.0 update. This role will be re-added at a later release.
Icon Automatic Rifleman kit.png Automatic Rifleman Provides sustained direct fire support and suppression for the Squad. Equipped with a Light Machine Gun. This role is available for both Squad and Fire Support squad types and may feature different loadouts.
Fire Support Roles
Icon Grenadier kit.png Grenadier Provides fire support with launched grenades, can also mark areas or targets with smoke.
Icon Light Anti Tank kit.png Light Anti-Tank Capable of dealing with most light armor and vehicle threats.
Icon Marksman kit.png Marksman Capable of medium to long range direct fire support, this role's weapon comes equipped with a powerful optic.
Specialists Roles Icon Machine Gunner kit.png Machine Gunner Provides sustained direct fire support and suppression for the Squad. Equipped with a General Purpose Machine Gun, this role provides greater penetration and power over the Automatic Rifleman.
Icon Heavy Anti Tank kit.png Heavy Anti-Tank Comes with a Tandem HEAT round that will defeat even the heaviest armor with ease.
Icon Sapper kit.png Sapper Equipped with binoculars, mines, TNT and IED's. this role is perfect for scouting enemy positions and guiding fire.
Icon Combat Engineer kit.png Combat Engineer Equipped with mines and C4. This role is perfect for scouting enemy positions and guiding fire.

Not all roles are available at all times. The following role restrictions may apply:

  • If you don't belong to a squad, you only have access to the most basic roles.
  • Some roles are limited for a squad. For example "0/1" means only one member can take this role and currently nobody has taken it yet. Once the limit of the role has been reached, you can no longer claim this role.
  • There is also a kit limitation system which, in short, will make more or fewer kits available to a squad depending on different parameters such as squad and team strength and other factors. Also, team-wide limitations are enforced for some roles. Read all about it in this post of the official forum.
  • Some roles are faction-restricted, such as the Sapper.
Role classes: Fire Support Roles are grouped into role classes, for example, “Fire Support Roles”.

Some role classes have role class limitations. In this case, you see in the top right-hand header “claimed x/y”. In the example to the left, only three members in your squad can choose three roles from this role class.

Some roles have role limitations. This means your squad is allowed only a certain number of members playing this role. The role limitation x/y is shown in the bottom right-hand corner of each role picture.

Some roles have a team-wide role limitation. This means your entire team is allowed only a certain number of members playing this role. The team-wide role limitation x/y is shown in the bottom left-hand corner of the role pictures where this limit is enforced. The Squad Leader should decide on the composition of his squad's roles.

You can change to available roles in the spawn menu before you spawn or while you are dead. If you want to change your role while you are alive, you have to find an ammo crate – when using an ammo crate you can also change to another role (see Resupplying Ammo).

If kit limitations have changed and make a kit no longer available while you have previously claimed the kit, you can continue to use the kit until you change to another kit; or in other words: if kit limitations remove a kit, this won't snatch it away from you at the same instance. Reason: To prevent other players from intentionally claiming kits by leaving and re-entering squads.

Faction-based kit restrictions[edit | edit source]

The following tables show when a kit is unlocked. As the squad size increases, more and more kits are unlocked and remain available for the squad members to choose from.

US Army[edit | edit source]

Role / Squad size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Squad Leader Crewman ACOG
Rifleman 1st ACOG 2nd ACOG 3rd ACOG
Automatic Rifleman 1st slot

with Aimpoint

2nd slot

with Elcan M145

Medic 1st slot 2nd slot
Grenadier 1st slot
Light Anti-Tank 1st slot 2nd slot
Heavy Anti-Tank 1st slot²
Marksman 1st slot¹
Machine Gunner 1st slot¹
Crewman x x x x x x x x

¹ Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 10 team members

² Requires 20 people on the team to unlock the kit, limited to 1 per team

Russian Ground Forces[edit | edit source]

Role / Squad size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Squad Leader Crewman 1P78
Rifleman 1st 1P78 2nd 1P78 3rd 1P78
Automatic Rifleman 1st slot
ironsight
2nd slot
1P78
Medic 1st slot 2nd slot
Grenadier 1st slot
Light Anti-Tank 1st slot

RPG26

2nd slot

RPG7

Heavy Anti-Tank 1st slot²
Marksman 1st slot¹
Machine Gunner 1st slot¹
Crewman x x x x x x x x

¹ Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 10 team members

² Requires 20 people on the team to unlock the kit, limited to 1 per team

British Forces[edit | edit source]

Role / Squad size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Squad Leader ACOG

Crewman

Rifleman ACOG
Designated Marksman SUSAT
Automatic Rifleman 1st slot
ironsight
2nd slot
SUSAT
Medic 1st slot 2nd slot
Grenadier 1st slot
Light Anti-Tank 1st slot 2nd slot
Heavy Anti-Tank 1st slot²
Combat Engineer 1st slot³
Marksman 1st slot¹
Machine Gunner 1st slot³
Crewman x x x x x x x x

¹ Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 10 team members

² Requires 20 people on the team to unlock the kit, limited to 1 per team

³ Combat Engineer & Machine Gunner: Requires a squad of 3. (Max 2 per squad.) max 2 per team. (1st unlock @ 15 players, 2nd unlock @ 20 players.)

Insurgents[edit | edit source]

Role / Squad size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Cell Leader Crewman SKS PU
Fighter FAL

G3A3

1st AKS74

with 1P29

2nd AKS74

with 1P29

Automatic Rifleman RPK74 RPK
Medic 1st slot 2nd slot
Grenadier 1st slot²
Light Anti-Tank 1st slot 2nd slot
Heavy Anti-Tank RPG7 TD¹

RPG 29¹

Marksman 1st slot²
Sapper SKS³
Machine Gunner 1st slot²
Raider PPSH-41
Crewman x x x x x x x x

¹ Requires 20 people on the team to unlock the kit, limited to 1 per team

² Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 10 team members

³ Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 7 team members

Irregular Militia[edit | edit source]

Role / Squad size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Group Leader Crewman AKS 1P29

SKS PU

Rifleman 1st M4 2nd M4 1st AK74

with 1P78

2nd AK74

with 1P78

Automatic Rifleman RPK74 M249
Medic 1st slot 2nd slot
Grenadier 1st slot
Light Anti-Tank 1st slot 2nd slot
Heavy Anti-Tank RPG7 TD¹

RPG 29¹

Marksman 1st slot²
Sapper SKS³
Machine Gunner 1st slot²
Crewman x x x x x x x x

¹ Requires 20 people on the team to unlock the kit, limited to 1 per team

² Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 10 team members

³ Unlocks 1 kit per team for every 7 team members

Best practice[edit | edit source]

Role priority:

  1. Squad Leader - Every squad MUST have a squad leader, and each squad leader should be equipped with the leader kit in order to perform said role tasks (name may vary depending on faction).
  2. Medic - Players playing as medics in their squads are responsible for reviving incapacitated squad members and fellow teammates, they are also expected to be the last ones to be killed.
  3. Light / Heavy Anti-Tank - Mostly needed on all maps. The AT destroy enemy vehicles or slow down an enemy vehicles down (hit engine).
  4. Rifleman - Those playing as rifleman are the backbone of the squad, responsible for general purpose combat and tasks. They also have an ammo bag to supply the whole squad (AT) in the middle of a fight.
  5. Fire Support Role - Anti Tanks, LMGs, MGs,Grenadiers and Marksman are responsible for providing indirect fire for the squad. Each role excels in specific situations such as armor encounters or wave attacks.

Priority 1 and 2 should always be filled.

Priority 3, 4 and 5 should be discussed based on the map and the task your squad is going to complete - speak with your Squad Leader.