Battlefield 1 War Bonds Guide - How To Spend Them Plus Every Unlock Listed

Battlefield 1 War Bonds Guide - How To Spend Them Plus Every Unlock Listed

Find out how to spend the new War Bonds currency, and what weapons you can buy with it.

War Bonds are another new feature in Battlefield 1, another narcotic addition designed to get you hooked on the multiplayer and keep you playing it until the end of time or the release of the next Battlefield game, whatever comes sooner. They build on the unlock system of previous Battlefield games - as you play a specific class, you'll unlock new ranks and new class abilities, along with attendant new weapons. The new wrinkle is that you need to spend War Bonds to be able to access those weapons.

In this guide, we'll run through how War Bonds work, how to earn them, and what you can spend them on in each class. For more Battlefield advice and tips, check out our main Battlefield 1 guide.

How to spend War Bonds in Battlefield 1

You unlock new War Bonds by simply playing the game and unlocking new ranks, and you then spend your War Bonds to unlock new weapons and tools for each class. You can't do this from the main menu, though - you need to be in-game, then customise your loadout to view available weapons. You can view weapons from the main menu, but you can't unlock them yet.

Now that's cleared up, let's run through what you can spend your War Bonds on. Don't forget to check out our guide to the the best guns for each class in Battlefield 1.

Battlefield 1 unlocks for each class and rank

You'll need to spend War Bonds to unlock every weapon, but not every Gadget. All Gadgets will unlock automatically, although you might have to spend War Bonds to actually access some of them.

Assault class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)MP 18 Trench (Primary)
M1911 (Sidearm)
Combat Knife (Melee)
Club (Melee)
Shovel (Melee)
Bayonet Charge (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)M97 Trench Backbored (Primary)
MP 18 Optical (Primary)
Automatico M1918 Factory (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Mle 1903 (Sidearm)
Gasser M1870 (Sidearm)
1903 Hammerless (Sidearm)
Rank 1Model 10-A Factory (Primary)
M97 Trench Gun Hunter (Primary)
Automatico M1918 (Primary)
Compact Trench Knife (Melee)
Bedouin Dagger (Melee)
Trench Knife (Melee)
US Trench Knife (Melee)
Rank 2M97 Trench Gun Sweeper (Primary)
MP 18 Experimental (Primary)
12g Automatic Backbored (Primary)
Spiked Club (Melee)
Trench Mace (Melee)
Hatchet (Melee)
Pickaxe (Melee)
Rank 3Model 10-A Slug (Primary)
Model 10-A Hunter (Primary)
Automatico M1918 Storm (Primary)
12g Automatic Hunter (Primary)
12g Automatic Extended (Primary)
Rank 10Hellriegel 1915 Factory (Primary)
C93 (Sidearm)
No. 3 Revolver (Sidearm)
Kolibri (Sidearm)

Support class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)Lewis Gun No Weight (Primary)
M1911 (Sidearm)
Combat Knife (Melee)
Club (Melee)
Shovel (Melee)
Bayonet Charge (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)Lewis Gun Suppressive (Primary)
M1909 Benet-Mercie Storm (Primary)
Madsen MG Low Weight (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Mle 1903 (Sidearm)
Repetierpistole M1912 (Sidearm)
Bull Dog Revolver (Sidearm)
Modello 1915 (Sidearm)
Rank 1M1909 Benet-Mercie Telescopic (Primary)
Madsen MG Storm (Primary)
MG15 n.A. Low Weight (Primary)
Compact Trench Knife (Melee)
Bedouin Dagger (Melee)
Trench Knife (Melee)
US Trench Knife (Melee)
Rank 2Madsen MG Trench (Primary)
MG15 n.A. Storm (Primary)
BAR M1918 Trench (Primary)
Spiked Club (Melee)
Trench Mace (Melee)
Hatchet (Melee)
Pickaxe (Melee)
Rank 3Lewis Gun Optical (Primary)
M1909 Benet-Mercie Optical (Primary)
MG15 n.A. Suppressive (Primary)
BAR M1918 Storm (Primary)
BAR M1918 Telescopic (Primary)
Rank 10Huot Automatic Low Weight (Primary)
C93 (Sidearm)
No. 3 Revolver (Sidearm)
Kolibri (Sidearm)

Medic class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)Ci-Rigotti Factory (Primary)
M1911 (Sidearm)
Combat Knife (Melee)
Club (Melee)
Shovel (Melee)
Bayonet Charge (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)Ci-Rigotti Optical (Primary)
Selbstlader M1916 Factory (Primary)
M1907 SL Sweeper (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
MI1 1903 (Sidearm)
Auto Revolver (Sidearm)
C96 (Sidearm)
Taschenpistole M1914 (Sidearm)
Rank 1Ci-Rigotti Trench (Primary)
M1907 SL Factory (Primary)
Mondragon Storm (Primary)
Autoloading 8 .35 Factory (Primary)
Compact Trench Knife (Melee)
Bedouin Dagger (Melee)
Trench Knife (Melee)
US Trench Knife (Melee)
Rank 2Selbstlader M1916 Marksman (Primary)
M1907 SL Trench (Primary)
Autoloading 8 .35 Extended (Primary)
Spiked Club (Melee)
Trench Mace (Melee)
Hatchet (Melee)
Pickaxe (Melee)
Rank 3Selbstlader M1916 Optical (Primary)
Mondragon Optical (Primary)
Mondragon Sniper (Primary)
Autoloading 8 .35 Marksman (Primary)
Rank 10Selbstlader 1906 Factory (Primary)
C93 (Sidearm)
No. 3 Revolver (Sidearm)
Kolibri (Sidearm)

Scout class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)SMLE MKIII Marksman (Primary)
Gewehr 98 Infantry (Primary)
M1911 (Sidearm)
Combat Knife (Melee)
Club (Melee)
Shovel (Melee)
Bayonet Charge (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)Russian 1895 Sniper (Primary)
SMLE MKIII Infantry (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Mle 1903 (Sidearm)
Marks Automatic (Sidearm)
Bodeo 1889 (Sidearm)
Frommer Stop (Sidearm)
Rank 1Russian 1895 Trench (Primary)
Gewehr M. 95 Carbine (Primary)
M1903 Experimental (Primary)
Compact Trench Knife (Melee)
Bedouin Dagger (Melee)
Trench Knife (Melee)
US Trench Knife (Melee)
Rank 2MGewehr M. 95 Marksman (Primary)
M1903 Marksman (Primary)
Spiked Club (Melee)
Trench Mace (Melee)
Hatchet (Melee)
Pickaxe (Melee)
Rank 3Russian 1895 Infantry (Primary)
Gewehr 98 Marksman (Primary)
Gewehr 98 Sniper (Primary)
SMLE MKIII Carbine (Primary)
M1903 Sniper (Primary)
Rank 10Martini-Henry Infantry (Primary)
C93 (Sidearm)
No. 3 Revolver (Sidearm)
Kolibri (Sidearm)
DLC onlyLawrence of Arabia's SMLE (Primary)

Pilot class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)C96 Carbine (Primary)
Survival Knife (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)P08 Artillerie (Primary)
Pieper M1893 (Primary)
Frommer Stop Auto (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Rank 10Sawed Off Shotgun (Primary)
M1911 Extended (Primary)

Tanker class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)C96 Carbine (Primary)
Survival Knife (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)P08 Artillerie (Primary)
Pieper M1893 (Primary)
Frommer Stop Auto (Primary)
P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Rank 10Sawed Off Shotgun (Primary)
M1911 Extended (Primary)

Cavalry class unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)Cavalry Sword (Melee)
Rank 0 (Warbonds Required)P08 Pistol (Sidearm)
Rank 3Russian 1895 Infantry (Primary)

Elite Classes unlocks

RankWeapon unlocked
Rank 0 (Unlocked)MG 08/15 (Primary)
Wex (Primary)
Tankgewehr M1918 (Primary)
Survival Knife (Melee)
Rank 10Sawed Off Shotgun (Sidearm)

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