The heavy-hitter of the series, the Battlefield 1 Support class sees few changes this year, instead staying true to what you can expect of LMG-bearing bruisers.

Playing Support is all about setting up shop in the right place, with an emphasis on positioning and awareness of where the battle is shifting to on the field. It's also about holding down the trigger and spraying entire clips into the air in front of you. Which is fun. Support is fun.

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

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Support Class loadouts

As we have for all of our other Battlefield 1 class guides, the Support class' weapons can be seen in full, with data and stats on accuracy, damage, clip size and more, over at our Battlefield 1 weapon stats guide.

For now though, we'll be breaking down a quick list of everything available to the Support class right here, so you can get a look at what's available to the class at a glance.

Light Machine Guns:

  • Lewis Gun Suppressive
  • Lewis Gun Optical
  • Lewis Gun Low Weight
  • M1909 Benet-Mercie Storm
  • M1909 Benet-Mercie Optical
  • M1909 Benet-Mercie Telescopic
  • Madsen MG Trench
  • Madsen MG Storm
  • Madsen MG Low Weight
  • MG15 n.A. Suppressive
  • MG15 n.A. Storm
  • MG15 n.A. Low Weight
  • BAR M1918 Trench
  • BAR M1918 Storm
  • BAR M1918 Telescopic
  • Huot Automatic Low Weight

Sidearms:

  • M1911
  • P08 Pistol
  • Mle 1903
  • C93
  • No. 3 Revolver
  • Kolibri
  • Repetierpistole M1912
  • Bull Dog Revolver
  • Modello 1915
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Support Class unique items

We said the Support hadn't seen many changes in Battlefield 1, but in fact there are some to the class' gadgets which do stand out. The addition of the Limpet Charge and Repair Tool, in particular, add an optional emphasis on vehicle warfare which was previously seen in the Engineer class of Battlefield's gone by.

  • Mortar - High Explosive
  • Mortar - Air Burst
  • Ammo Pouch
  • Ammo Crate
  • Limpet Charge
  • Repair Tool

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.

Support Class strategies

Firstly, it's worth remembering the name of your class: Support. This class is all about staying with your team, and working closely with your squadmates in particular. As we mentioned in our Medic class guide, one excellent way to do so is set up shop at a chokepoint with a nearby Medic, with the two of you able to perpetually restock each other with Ammo and Medical Crates whilst holding off the enemy.

Alternatively, the Support makes a fantastic backline option for helping your team. There aren't always situations where setting up LMGs, which are typically slow to get going - in fact, in Battlefield 1 they actually get more accurate with longer periods of fire - in which case taking the route of the Mortar and Ammo Crate combo is a great way to keep your team in it and wear down opposition defenses.

Many a time have our defensive frontlines been broken down by consistent and accurate Mortar fire - just make sure to use the Air Burst variety, which High Explosive being reserved for vehicles only.

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