Battlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth has added a lot of really cool weapons to the game. Some are great, some are okay. Overall, you’re definitely more likely to use these than some other oddball guns in Battlefield 4. The purpose of this guide is to help you unlock them and know when to use them. Some fill a certain niche, like the CS5, while other are great for pretty much any scenario.
To get the Unica 6, just open the flood gates on Sunken Dragon and get 5 kills while swimming. That’s pretty easy, but be warned that the floodgates on Sunken Dragon cannot be accessed on Chain Link, Rush, or Domination. Just use it once and get five swimming kills (your target doesn’t have to be in the water, just you).
The Unica 6 excels at… Not much. It’s a decent revolver, but with the DEagle 44 (also introduced inBattlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth), it’s nothing short of middling. Hey, at least the reload animation is cool, right? Right?
This one’s a bit trickier. Take your new Unica 6 (you’ll need it for this one) to a Pistols/Knives only server, and start aiming for the head. Pick off stragglers; don’t just get up to choke points (and I’m not joking about aiming for the head). The Unica 6 is a one-shot kill with a headshot, so you can drop people with it really quickly. Do this 20 times to get the DEagle 44.
The DEagle 44 excels at everything the other pistols compete over. It’s a 2-shot kill at any range (just keep in mind long range still isn’t viable), fires very quickly, and has a speedy reload.
While its recoil is definitely its saving grace from the dreaded potential nerf, it’s still very capable when managed well. In fact, a competent DEagle user can come out on top in most close-range engagements; just make sure you’re actually pointing it at them.
10 kills versus Engineers, 10 kills versus Supports, 10 kills versus Recons. They (and you) have to be on foot, but this easy challenge unlocks a powerful assault rifle.
While the 20-round magazine may turn you off, don’t despair! The bulldog’s impressive damage and recoil allows for you to take down enemies with alarming efficiency at decent ranges. You’re not going to be sniping with this thing, but it’s not like that was the idea, either. Keep a dot sight on this thing, though — it has some of the worst iron sights in the game (not FAMAS-level bad, but still very bad).
2 PDW ribbons (that's 5 kills in a round for each ribbon), 10 orders followed per round (get your squad leader to give you orders, then do them), and 10 links in Chain Link (play Chain Link and you'll get this).
This is a gun that requires some work to earn, but it's a relatively powerful PDW for relatively little effort. I still say the MP7 is the best PDW in the game (woot woot!), but this isn't a terrible choice, either. That's not to mention its impressive CQB abilities, which are the recurring theme of the Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth weapons.
My personal hell. I'm not a sniper, and getting even 5 sniper rifle kills in a round to get this was painful. But I managed, and after that it was just 20 spot assists and 10 squad spawns on my spawn beacon.
The CS5 excels at high bullet velocity with high close-range damage. Its greatest weakness is ballistics drop. This gun's bullets fall so quickly, you're swear it was a bottom fishing lure. Otherwise, with low-zoom optics this gun is a destructive beast in competent hands (not my own). It also comes with a pre-unlocked suppressor. While it won't win any marksmanship awards with it attached, the CS5 has one of the quietest reports of any rifle in the game. You're effectively a whisper-quiet marksman with the right Field Upgrade tier equipped with a suppressed CS5.
Getting this thing has the potential to make you grind your teeth into powder. 5 savior kills (kill an enemy immediately after they damaged a teammate) is tricky enough, but you might have to go out of your way to get the 20 suppression assists (that means shoot at but do not kill enemies, and allow your teammates to kill them instead). Lastly, just destroy 3 deployed enemy explosives. This can range from M2 SLAMs to C4 to claymores (heh).
The ballistic shield is only truly good for soaking up damage from a very small angle (about 60-70 degrees in front of you). That said, it definitely makes you the primary target of your fireteam, allowing you to easily draw enemy attention towards you with your big black shield of "gives no f**ks". If you intend to take a hit or thirty for the team, take the ballistic shield and start tanking.
Rhys Egner is a writer for Front Towards Gamer from Seattle. He likes comics, hates crowds, and loves gaming of all kinds.