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Battlefield 3 Type 88
The Type 88 is a Battlefield 3 light machine gun that’s unlocked by the support class. The Chinese-made machine gun is based on an earlier Russian design, and offers a balanced approach to firepower, accuracy and rate of fire. The Type 88 is available to both US and Russian forces in Battlefield 3.

Type 88 stats

  • Magazine capacity: 100 rounds
  • Firing modes: single shot/full auto
  • Bipod as standard
  • Rate of fire: 700 RPM
  • Weight: 7.6 KG
  • Effective range: 800 meters

Type 88 unlocks

Similar weapons

Type 88 images and screenshots


  1. maks
    October 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    whos a little preorder bonus! you are, yes you are! kootchy kootchy koo!

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  2. Shaun penfold
    October 28th, 2011 at 1:38 am

    When does it unlock? i have the physical warfare pack but it isn’t available in game yet??? :(

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    • jackson
      November 4th, 2011 at 4:36 am

      yea i pre ordered the game from gamestop but i hav everything at first an then all the sudden it dissaperad

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  3. rip torn
    October 28th, 2011 at 4:06 am

    To shaun: to activate the physical warfare pack do the following:

    1. Check your e-mail for a message from EA containing the activation code for the pack.

    2. Open origins. Somewhere on there (I can’t remember right now, but it’s not hard to find) is an option for “redeem code” or “enter activation code.”

    3. Enter the code.

    And you’re set. Everything will be unlocked, except for the Back to Karkand map pack which will be released at a later date, for free for people like you and me.

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    • Mitch
      October 28th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      my messeges keep telling me that there not valid no more HELP I want the type 88!!!

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  4. type 88 guy
    October 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    the type 88 can also unlock a suppressor and a thermal sight

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  5. Cash McBaja
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    A very nice machine gun

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  6. Pat
    November 7th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Which is better: M249 or the Type 88. The type 88 has a nice combo of all things, accuracy power and speed, but the M249 is HELLUA fast but his a kick straight up like a mofo. i figure with a foregrip it would be better but idk! HELP

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    • Matt
      February 11th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      You’re obviously not using your LMGs properly, LMGs are for hanging back and shooting down the choke points so your teammates can get through as assult or engineer

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  7. Rojigami
    December 1st, 2011 at 6:39 am

    So when do we non-physical warfare pack players get to use this gun? During the game’s pre-ordering stage things were confusing as hell, and I missed my chance to get the PWP edition. EA promised to open up this weapon to all players, I hope they can do it fast… and I’m a full time support grunt…

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  8. someone:P??
    December 25th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    what do you need to unlock the type 88 fo you realy need to purchase
    that physical warfare pack or can you unlock it whit a few monds ??

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  9. patrick
    January 20th, 2012 at 2:27 am

    wen do i unlock this cause im about to unlock the m60 and battlelog says its the last unlocked machine gun? do i have to have the physical warfare pack and can i buy it now

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  10. Bob
    February 8th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Balanced? this gun has the worst accuracy of all LMGs and its damage isnt great either.

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  11. Anonymous Tom
    February 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    “…Chinese-made machine gun is based on an earlier Russian design…” Fucking Chinese can never come up with anything on their own can they? Google Norinco & China’s Wonderland and you’ll see what I mean.

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  12. Brendan
    March 20th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I got the limited edition of this game, and now, I feel like I can’t live without every single bonus, because this game has allot to offer.

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  13. Micchaal
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Ironic how the description is of the QJY-88(Type 88) light machine gun, but the picture used is that of the QBU-88 Sniper rifle.

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  14. Max
    April 1st, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I wish you guys would just charge what you want from the get go and stop using these cheap nickel and dime tactics. The game is a blatant ripoff of the FREE bf1942 dc mod anyway. Who cares that game is STILL funner than bf3.

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