We’ve had a few requests from our readers who wish to know what kind of guns we’d like to see in Battlefield 3, and of course, we couldn’t resist putting together a top ten. As with anything regarding Battlefield 3, there are huge speculations regarding what kind of weapons would be featured in the game — so far developer DICE has only confirmed that the game will include more unlocks than Bad Company 2, which itself had the most unlocks of any Battlefield game. Here’s the top 10 weapons we’d love to see in Battlefield 3:
The classic, standard rifle for the US factions. The M4 is based on the M16 and has been the standard issued assault rifle for the US military for years. Safe to say, no first person shooter would feel at home without the M4.
9: FN P90
The P90 was originally featured as an unlock in Battlefield 2, and despite its good reputation, it’s not a gun we see often in shooters. Which is the biggest reason we’d love to see it return in Battlefield 3. What sets the P90 apart from other SMG, besides its awesome, futuristic looks, is that it sports a 50 round magazine which holds custom, armor piercing ammunition.
The HK G36 was an unlock in Battlefield 2, and quickly became the most loved and hated weapon in the game. The G36 was the most accurate and deadly assault rifle in the game, for which many Medics loved it, and everyone else hated. It pretty much made the Assault class useless. The German-made rifle has several versions, including a carbine and LMG version.
7: Dragunov SVD
The Dragunov SVD is one of the most widely used semi automatic sniper rifles in the world, and was featured in several Battlefield games, although it was missed in Bad Company 2. It’s a classic sniper rifle that would serve as a great base gun before any unclocks.
The MP5 has been used for decades all over the world, and is known for its maneuverability and is a favorite among SWAT teams and special forces units. The MP5 was last seen in Battlefield 2 as the standard SMG for the anti-tank class, and we’d love to see it reprising its role in BF3.
5: Barret M95
The M95 is a popular sniper rifle in Battlefield games, especially for its .50 caliber bullets, which can penetrate cockpit glass of helicopters and cars. The M95 is widely expected to return in Battlefield 3, and will most likely be an unlockable weapon.
4: Glock 17
The Glock 17 (and many of its variants), are the most widely used hand guns among police and special forces around the world, and we’re surprised that it still hasn’t found its way into the Battlefield games.
Sure, we’ve seen different varieties of the AK-47 in Battlefield games, like the AK 101, the AEK 971 and the AKS 74U. But for once, we wish to see a plain version of the rifle, the good old AK-47, which is still to date the most popular rifle in the world.
2: L96A1 / Arctic Warfare sniper rifle
The notorious rifle also known as “AWP” in Counter-Strike, made its first appearance in Battlefield 2, and quickly became the most popular sniper rifle. The rifle is known for its high reliability and accuracy, and we’d love to see it in BF3.
1: Desert Eagle
By far the most interesting hand gun in the world, a gun that’s been featured in many games but never in the Battlefield franchise, is the famous Desert Eagle, a .50 or .45 caliber handgun that really packs a punch. It has been a favorite among gamers in other first person shooters for a long time. For once, we wish to see this iconic gun in Battlefield 3.
Bonus wish: Claymore
We know we’re gonna catch some flak for this one, but the Claymore added a new level of gameplay in Battlefiled 2, where especially defenders could use it t protect certain areas. Of course, it was abused to to a point where “Claymore spamming” became a common Battlefield 2 phrase. It also offered snipers to cover their six, which has since been replaced by the “motion sensor” gadget in Bad Company 2, which is kinda lame — we’d prefer the Claymore. Without the spamming.