The Battlefield 1 Assault class represents the first of many shakeups in the game's class system, marking a branch-off from previous Battlefield classes into a now-unique, Shotgun and SMG-focused class, with some Anti-Tank functionality thrown in too.

Once combined with the Medic class, the Assault class now stands alone with more of a standard, close-to-mid-range playstyle which aims to be as flexible as possible. It's a backbone-of-the-army, ready for anything class, and should be the go-to for Battlefield beginners in particular who are looking to adjust to the game.

As you've probably guessed, we'll be looking at the Assault class in depth here, but once you're done be sure to also check out our guides for the Medic class, Support class, Scout class and specialist Pilot, Tanker and Cavalry classes, too.

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Assault Class Loadouts - SMGs, Shotguns, and Sidearms

We've broken down every individual weapon in much greater detail over in our complete Battlefield 1 Weapon stats guide, so for the specifics of damage, accuracy, unlock requirements and more, head that way.

Nonetheless, here's a quick rundown of what weapons the Assault Class has access to:

Submachine Guns:

  • M97 Trench Gun Sweeper
  • M97 Trench Backbored
  • M97 Trench Gun Hunter
  • MP 18 Trench
  • MP 18 Experimental
  • MP 18 Optical
  • Automatico M1918 Trench
  • Automatico M1918 Storm
  • Automatico M1918 Factory
  • Hellriegel 1915 Factory

Shotguns:

  • Model 10-A Slug
  • Model 10-A Hunter
  • Model 10-A Factory
  • Model 10-A Factory
  • 12g Automatic Backbored
  • 12g Automatic Hunter
  • 12g Automatic Extended

Sidearms:

  • M1911
  • P08 Pistol
  • Mle 1903
  • C93
  • No. 3 Revolver
  • Kolibri
  • Gasser M1870
  • 1903 Hammerless
  • 1903 Hammerless
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Assault Class unique items

All gadgets for the Assault Class are anti-tank focused, affording you ample preparation for any situation. The AT Rocket Gun stands out as the first rocket launcher of its kind during the First World War, whilst Dynamite stands in as this era's C4, operating in largely the same way as the modern explosive would in current-day Battlefields.

  • Anti-Tank Mine
  • Dynamite
  • AT Rocket Gun
  • Anti-Tank Grenade

For more tips on Battlefield 1, check out our main Battlefield 1 Guide, tips and tricks hub; our Battlefield 1 maps breakdown, our complete list of Battlefield 1 weapons stats, unlocks and War Bonds advice, and Codex Entries; how to get the tiny gun Kolibri; how to get Battlepacks, Scrap and Puzzle pieces; and class guides for the Battlefield 1 Elite Classes, Medic class, Support class, Scout class, and specialist Pilot, Tanker and Cavalry classes, too.

Assault Class strategies

The Assault class is designed around versatility - SMGs, shotguns and Dynamite proving excellent anti-personnel gear, and the AT Mine, AT Rocket Gun and AT Grenade specializing in dealing with armour.

That being said, one situation in which you'll struggle whilst playing the Assault class is at range. Unlike their Light Machine Gun cousins, which get increasingly accurate as you fire, SMGs quickly degenerate into a wide spray the longer you fire.

With that in mind, you'll want to focus on getting up-close with enemies when playing Assault. We found it functions exceptionally well as an anti-sniper class - if you can find a safe route through cover, the Assault's primary weapons make short work of the clustered, unprepared snipers you'll find on Battlefield 1's larger maps. Likewise, it's great for the claustrophobic alleyways and buildings you'll find on maps like Amiens, for example.

It's also the go-to anti-vehicle class, for obvious reasons. If you're having trouble with a six-man Heavy Tank sitting on a control point, for instance, then planting some Dynamite or AT Mines in it's path, or simply slugging it with an AT Rocket Gun, will do wonders.

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