Battlefield 5 Guide - All the Essential BF5 Beginner's Tips

Here's our complete Battlefield 5 guide, featuring tips and tricks, best weapons, best classes, building tips, and more.

Battlefield 5 is out right now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, having originally launched near the middle of November 2018. In this Battlefield 5 beginner's guide, we'll be getting you up to speed with everything you need to know about the game, including our list of essential Battlefield 5 tips, so you're never lost no matter what situation you find yourself in.

If this is your first time dipping into the Battlefield series, you might want to check out our five big takeaways from Battlefield 5, when we played the game prior to release earlier in the month. Even if you played the previous Battlefield 1, it’s still worth knowing which new mechanics have been introduced for the 2018 game.

Battlefield 5 Guides

Just below, you can find a complete list of all our individual guide pages on Battlefield 5 so far. Although we cover areas like maps, modes, classes, weapons and more, we’ll be updating and adding to this list over the coming days and weeks.

Battlefield 5 Tips

There’s a lot to take in with Battlefield 5, especially if you’re jumping into the series fresh. To help you out, we’ve included some general Battlefield 5 Tips and Tricks below. They range from making the most of your weapons and equipment, to properly working with your squad.

  • Squad up! Seriously, working with a squad is easily the best way to improve your performance. For one, you can spawn on teammates, getting you back into the action faster, and besides, it’s always good to have someone else watching your back.
  • Play around with the sensitivity. Battlefield 5’s aiming is practically sedentary when compared to other modern shooters so if you find yourself struggling then don’t be afraid to head into the settings and experiment with sensitivity settings.
  • Use your Upgrades. You can upgrade each weapon in Battlefield 5, adding in perks that improve recoil or reduce bullet drop. They do make a difference, and are a great way to spend your hard earned tokens
  • Use your class-specific gear as often as you can. You usually won't survive for too long while playing Battlefield 5, so make every minute count. Provide support, throw out health kits, and spot enemies often, it’ll all give you points so even if you go down without a kill, you’ll still have made an impact.
  • Don’t get into vehicles if you do not know how to pilot them. Every vehicle is a vital resource in Battlefield 5, so crashing one into a ditch can seriously hamper your entire team.
  • Kills aren’t everything, in fact, you’ll get points for just laying down suppressing fire. Work out the actions you are good at doing, then learn to contribute in that way. Sure, you may have gotten the most kills in a match, but if you never helped your team storm an objective, or take down armored vehicles, then you’ll make much less of an impact on the match at large.
  • It takes a long time to recover health, so if you’re planning on getting back into the fight you’ll need to head off somewhere with adequate cover
  • In Battlefield 5, you’ll start bleeding out when downed. From here you can either speed up the dying process, or call out to be healed. We recommend doing the latter until you’re at at least half health, as there are always going to be medics around to help you out. If you go down in a high risk area, then take one for the team and hold down the bleed out button.
  • If you have the means to take out an enemy vehicle, then do it. There will be few others on your team that can do it as well, so do your bit and stop a vehicle in its tracks early on.
  • Don’t forget to use your sidearm when you run out of ammo, it’s quicker than reloading.
  • Each Battlefield 5 map is littered with artillery, mounted guns, and turrets. They’re all very easy ways to get kills, and you can always hop off if you can’t find anything to shoot at.

This is absolutely everything you need to know to get started with Battlefield 5. If we uncover any other details within the game, we'll be updating this guide wherever possible.

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