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Battlefield 3 Assault class
The Assault Class in Battlefield 3 can be equipped to handle two roles: it can act as a regular assault class with assault rifles equipped with grenade launchers, or it can act as a medic, swapping the grenade launcher for a defibrillator in order to revive teammates and a med kit to heal teammates. The Assault class in Battlefield 3 starts out with two main assault rifles: the M16A4 for the US and AK74M for the Russians.

Assault weapons

Assault equipment

Assault tips

Playing the Assault class, it’s best to decide which direction you want to go: offensive with the grenade launcher, or more of a team role with the med kit and defibrillator. The assault class is great at virtually all ranges and in most combat situations, which makes it one of the most versatile classes in Battlefield 3.

Assault class screenshots


135 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Saucey Coffee
    October 21st, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I like how the Cover picture shows him as a white guy, and in here he’s black o.O Not that I have an issue with that… just something that I thought that I would bring up…

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    • Saucey Coffee
      October 31st, 2011 at 8:27 am

      xD wow I really like how I just mentioned this, and the only thing that you have to say about the class is his race >,< … While we're in the mood for Stereotypes and race hatin' I think that a black guy as the Support Gunner would be cooler then this guy in Assault.

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    • inspectergadget
      October 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      It could be nice if all classes could be black. Or even better. if you could choose it your self XD

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      • Brian
        December 2nd, 2011 at 1:47 am

        i agree with the second part cuz im white but it would b a lot better if we could choose

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        • Matheus
          March 28th, 2012 at 1:15 am

          It is a pity that does not matter what we think or what we discuss here. We will never be listened by the EA administration, neither by anyone who could reprogram this game. Still, it’s an awesome game (I only speak Brazilian Portuguese, so forgive me for my english).

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      • kjgam7298
        February 11th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        thats a good idea (im asian)

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    • Matt
      December 15th, 2011 at 6:46 am

      HO HO HOLD UP. No one wants the assault guy to be asian, because i’m pretty sure it makes more sense that an asians a doctor/medic… Just putting it out there.

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    • kjgam7298
      January 31st, 2012 at 2:44 am

      i think it ought to be randomized for every class because in the marine corps the only color that matters is green in the marine corps there is no black or white you are both equally worthless and besides the assault guy sounds white when he spots an enemy probably because it was randomized during the beta

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    • sand264 (ps3)
      June 6th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      yah in the demo he was white and in the full game he is black there was a problem with racial superority in the game with all whites so they placed a black in to avoid a law suit for being racist against blacks but i have to say the black guy works in the game the white guy was too white he was glowing at times lol the black guy fits in now i just dont know why they didnt alternate between white and black in the game every so often in a match but what ever im not doing the coading so its not my choice

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      • sand264
        June 7th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        im white my self mind you

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    • xXSKGxZULUXx
      March 1st, 2013 at 12:37 am

      In the Beta they had the Assult as white, but after the beta they changed him to black to add “diversity”, which I find changing one guy’s skin color is not diversity, one should be Asian, one should be Tan, one should be White, and One should be Black. Thats diversity(For the FOUR classes in now), but if they had more they could be more specific, as in someone from Austrailia, Mexico, Canada, America, Germany, ECT. But MoH Warfighter does that, and they actually hav the real life Armed Forces, like the Navy SEAL, the Polish GROM, the Swedish SOG, ect.

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  2. TJ
    October 22nd, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I believe it was stated that in BF3, there is a limited character customization. Perhaps you could change the skin tone/ethnicity?

    Anyone clarify?

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    • xXSKGxZULUXx
      March 1st, 2013 at 12:40 am

      No, only your character’s camo.

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  3. Johno
    October 25th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    strangely I don’t want to play as a black dude, myself not being black I have no desire to play as a black guy :/ not being racist but id like to be able to choose

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    • SheepDog
      October 25th, 2011 at 2:43 am

      i agree man. i have really good friends who are black who want to be able to play as a black guy for all their classes just like i want to be my ethnisicty for all of my classes. its not raciest. These solders are suppose to be our personal solders and well personally my skin is not that color the last time i checked.

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      • cod
        October 25th, 2011 at 4:16 am

        im glad DICE has put soldier customization unlike other games (MW3). Also how comer russian soldiers are never black.

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        • Brian
          October 29th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

          the reason why is because most russian people are white. they live up north where it’s very cold so they have a bright skin tone. people that live in africa are mostly black because the live in a southern country where temperatures are much hotter so their skin color is darker.

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      • Johno
        October 25th, 2011 at 4:36 am

        Did you play the beta ? I wasn’t a black dude then ? why change it at the last minute ? Strange I think very strange. I don’t understand why bother changing it though if he was black to begin with no problem but why the change ? ah well no point moaning about it now :/

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      • kjgam7298
        January 31st, 2012 at 2:46 am

        haha i have a black friend and he told me that it should be randomized because white people make great medics

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    • FDSDH 011i
      October 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      there is actually a mistake because the assault classes arms are still white

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      • Brian
        November 13th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

        dude ikr he also still has a white voice

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    • inspectergadget
      November 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Just to bring up another subject. I think its irritating that the Russians always have there face covered. The only reason they have done that is to make them look evil. Russians were normal uniforms just like the Americans. Maybe it should be an option. you should be able to cover it up both ass Russian and American.

      BTW. I’m neither American or Russian, I’m european.

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      • kjgam7298
        February 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

        russian airborne soldiers cover their faces idk probably because when parachuting down you might have to deal with the dust being kicked up by a a huge plane dropping hundreds of soldiers that and it helps them blend in better in their environment

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  4. yumyum
    October 27th, 2011 at 3:28 am

    You guys are idiots. Historically, do you really think black gamers have enjoyed always playing as white people? Also, its called fucking diversity. You catch scrutiny for not including other races and marginalizing them. This really shouldnt be an issue of discussion even.

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    • Jake
      October 29th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Well it is an issue. Like i stated, I am NOT racist, but i want to play as a white guy because I am white. I understand that if we made the assault class white, it would upset some blacks too, therefore, DICE should please both races by allowing for a skin color customization.

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      • VehoVivo
        November 21st, 2011 at 1:13 pm

        Surely if you truly are not racist it should matter at all and you would not be bothered if you played as a character who is not the same skin colour as yourself. I play assault, I’m white and I dont care that the character is Black. You can’t see what you look like in game, only other people can and I doubt that anyone is paying attention to the skin colour of your character when they are shooting you.

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    • James
      October 31st, 2011 at 4:00 am

      Oppps. looks like somebody has an issue with past games characters skin colour. Just smile and be glad you have the black option now

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    • kjgam7298
      January 31st, 2012 at 2:49 am

      i prefer it being random and i m asian so i cant realy say anything because theres never an asian character in battlefield except for the chinese on bf2 the vietnamese in bf vietnam/bfbc2 vietnam and the japanese in bf1942/43 other that nothing

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  5. yumyum
    October 27th, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Also, there aren’t any black Russian soldiers, because there is no such thing as a black Russian. White people = Caucasian and Russia = Caucasus region.

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  6. TJ
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Hey Yumyum, how about you shut your shit-spewing mouth? No one here is complaining and the only one making a huge deal over it is you. We all were curious and had a question. Someone needs to take his meds. ;)

    I love your comment “ITS CALLED FUCKING DIVERSITY!” Never you you could have sex with diversity.

    Run along now.

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    • WP
      October 29th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      TJ, stop being an asshole. He said “its called fucking diversity”

      not one was capped

      And yumyum, Personally, Im rascist. I admit it, I hate playing as a black dude, but we got what we got so live with it.
      Choice=Win

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      • inspectergadget
        November 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

        WWWWOOOOOOW!!! Your the first person how have admit that your racist . I have meet a lot of people how are racist your the first to actually admit it even that you now that a big part of those reading are colored.
        I must say i’m impressed!!!

        BTW I’m black. you properly hate me now :P

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  7. planewhore
    October 28th, 2011 at 1:33 am

    +1 for wishing I wasn’t forced to play a black soldier.

    Fuck you again , DICE.

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  8. Olle
    October 28th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Please dice fix so u are white as US assult :(

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    • Brian
      November 13th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      yo they’re not gona do tht. tht would just piss off black ppl. i think wat dice should do is give us a damn option of the skin tone for the american classes

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  9. Spark
    October 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    yeah i also found it strange that they changed assault class to being a black guy when it was a white guy in the Beta….?

    not really sure why they did it. but i found out that when your playing the assault class in the game first person view your arms look white and your guy sounds white ?

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  10. stormsoldate
    October 29th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Yeah I’m from southern africa. And in a country where ur thrown in jail for th slightest dislike to africans I have to choose my words carefully here. I would also like to change th skin tone of my character, or a mask would b cool. hope I ddnt offend any1.

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  11. james
    October 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    My only problem with the change is that the white guy had a better uniform and was shown in all the promotional images, and in game in first person your guy still has white arms (at least on my game).

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    • Jake
      October 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Yea that’s the same situation with me. The assault guy has a black face, white arms in game play, and a white sounding voice when you spot people with him.

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  12. Jake
    October 29th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    DICE wtf? I’m not racist, i have absolutely nothing against black people, but i like to think of myself as the soldier when I’m playing. I don’t care if that’s immature, its fun. Therefore, since I’m white, I do not like playing as a black guy for assault. I understand that if characters were only white, black people would be upset. To avoid this, why don’t you guys please both races and allow for a “skin tone customization” on our characters. It’s that simple. Please consider this idea.

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  13. Brian
    October 29th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    BF3 is an awesome game, but i would like to have an option of changing your skin ton in the “my soldier” category (for the american classes). I’m white and i have nothing against black people, but I would like to play as a white person for the assault class. I also think that black people would feel the same way about the other american classes that are white. For the russian classes, i think that they should stay white to keep it realistic. I only think that we should have the choice to be black or white for the americans once again, to keep it realistic.

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  14. Chris
    October 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    dude i agree with brian. im black and it pisses me off how almost all the american classes are white. why not let us choose our appearance for the american classes (black or white). im black and i have nothing against white people. one of my closest friends is white, but i think it’s annoying how we don’t get to choose what skin color we are. for the russian classes i’d rather the soldiers be white, even though i’m black. it would make more sense. in reality, almost every russian is white.

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  15. Joe
    October 30th, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Dice cant please everyone -___- If they fixed the ethnicity thing, people would find something else to complain about. I’m a white guy and personally, I have no problem playing as a black dude. I don’t think about my race while I’m shooting at people. I’m more concerned with how well my gun performs…

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  16. John
    October 30th, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I must agree with all of you who argue for further customization of your character’s skin tone. It obviously is an issue that after all the hype about the ‘My Soldier’ system the only thing you can change about your man it what color cammies he is wearing. Otherwise the game is great so far. One easy fix will stop all of our whining.

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  17. Adorianu
    October 30th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Yeah,i would like to have an option too,maybe someone write to the Dice on Twitter?.

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  18. Dusk
    October 30th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Racists must die, nothing personal. They are wrong for the universe and wrong for the human morality. Really.

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    • Bedoo
      November 5th, 2011 at 12:19 am

      “Racists must die”

      Well that’s a load of black people on their way off this mortal coil then……

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      • Ray
        March 1st, 2012 at 12:20 am

        look bitch no offense to anybody else but the asshole bedoo (offense should be taken dick) their is stupid retarted people like this asshole who tear apart any fucking progress we’ve made as a country with his dumb ass comments

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  19. FDSDH 011i
    October 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t really care is i’m black or white in the game its a game and you can’t even see what you look like while your playing so it doesn’t matter

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  20. Rottenchess
    October 31st, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I’m black but the assault guy kinda looks like a monkey they should have made enginneer black and normal looking

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  21. Adorianu
    October 31st, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    They should give us a choice,i’m not racist but just prefer play as a white dude.

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  22. Spencer
    October 31st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    True diversity would be taking the class custimization by adding the option to change the race of your class well, for example, white black asian and hispanic or whatever you would like to call them. That would be a nice update, because then that eliminates all the kids that bitch about the race of a character.

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  23. Steak&Potatoes
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:20 am

    “Hey the assault class is a ni*bell rings*”
    “What’d he say?”-”He said the assault class is near”
    “No god dangflam dang gammit I said the assault class is a ni*bell rings*”

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    • rbnhd76
      November 25th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Steak n Taters FTW!

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  24. TJ
    November 1st, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Hey WP, if you can’t handle the language, you can leave. Yumyum overdid his comment, read it for yourself. He said we were all “idiots” for asking about a simple question. He said it was “fucking diversity” so yes, I did not know you could have your way with diversity. He was the asshole, I’m the dick. ;)

    Besides, read everyone’s comments. Not everyone is happy about the way the Assault class is black, some have issues with everyone else being white. I don’t see how adding a simple skin tone change is so hard if they’ve done it before. And don’t say its not a big deal, I think everyone would like to see something like this considered.

    Personally, I liked the Assault class. BF always said you’re the soldier you play as. Well, I’m not black.

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    • whiner
      November 25th, 2011 at 2:34 am

      Fucking whining racist cunts

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  25. Vinny
    November 1st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    There are a few reasons why I’m ticked off:
    1. There is very little customization. (CAN’T EVEN CHANGE THE DAMN SKIN COLOR)
    2. I’m not black nor racist, but there should of been an option for every American kit to be able to change the skin color. (Recon, Engineer, Assault, Support)
    3. My biggest fear: EVERYONE IS A GODDAMN CLONE!

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    • Billy Bob joe
      November 22nd, 2011 at 8:49 am

      You know you could you use that as a statement for Ea to change the class color of skin and stuff

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    • nOMSTERnoam
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:37 am

      Dude… the reason why you cant make your weapon skin red tiger or gold is because EA is realistic no soldier in real life uses colorful weapons… and yes there shlld be an option to change skin color, i am not racist but I prefer to fight with a tanned skin as that is my own…

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    • Matheus
      March 28th, 2012 at 1:27 am

      In Battlefield 1942 each soldier had a different face. In Battlefield Vietnam you could customize your soldier. In Battlefield 3, they are all the same person. Completely nonsense.

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