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Battlefield 4 Knife


Battlefield 4 KnifeThe Battlefield 4 Knife is the trusted weapon that has been with the series since the beginning. Getting a kill with the Knife in Battlefield 4 is considered a great achievement, as it’s the toughest kill to pull off in the game. The Battlefield 4 Knife is similar to previous ones in the series, and works the same way: players can select the knife and search for an enemy to slice/stab/cut, or they can perform a quick knife kill by pressing a dedicated button.

There are different versions of the Battlefield 4 Knife, from the standard combat knife (based on the KA-BAR), to one that’s exclusive to Premium members, to a Shank, which is a smaller, lighter knife.

Battlefield 4 Knife overview

The Knife in Battlefield 4 is a melee weapon, meaning that players have to get right next to the enemy in order to perform a kill. While getting a knife kill was previously guaranteed, players in BF4 can perform a counter-attack if they’re quick on their feet. To kill someone, or perform a counter-attack, players have to quickly press the Knife button (“F” on the PC”).

  • Ammunition: infinite
  • Damage (takedown): 1 hit kill
  • Damage (slash): 50% health

Instead of a knife takedown, which results in one hit kill if performed correctly, players can also swing to slash with the knife. Each slash contributes 50% damage to the enemy.

Battlefield 4 Knife screenshots

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  1. mohammad
    September 21st, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i want the axe from medal of honor warfighter .

  2. crazz
    October 29th, 2013 at 5:27 am

    actually, its harder to get a kill with defibrillators.

    • Ike
      March 14th, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Nope. Defib kills are definitely easier as you don’t have to wait for a long animation that leaves you vulnerable.

      • gratto
        April 22nd, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        While this is true, there is a slight charge time on the defib. If you’re coming up behind someone solo the knife would be a better call, but head on and a midst enemies, probably the defib would be a little easier.

  3. Nick
    November 12th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The standard combat knife is actually based on the M9 bayonet, not the Ka-Bar fighting knife.

    • Vod Panzer
      February 29th, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Your absolution wrong, the M9 is a side arm weapon with no way to utilize any form of blades combat attachment, if you knew at all what t you were taking about our had served in the C.O R.P. you would easily be able to identify the exact dimensions of the standard U.S.M.C. Kaabar that is still in use to this day as standard issue. I still have mine, and am proud to have carried it for 8 yrs.

  4. gabryelle
    November 25th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    is there a way to counter those knife attack?
    when the opponent is on you, can you stop them?

    • Xtr3meGam3r
      January 9th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      You press the button that you knife with and you will grab his knife and stab him

  5. Proto
    January 22nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Is there any way to stop the enemy from countering a melee?

    This ability to counter seems to be wildly overpowered, as for the most part,
    players attempting to melee an opponent are far to easily countered.

    • Luke
      January 25th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Well actually it just makes it more even

  6. Mike
    February 1st, 2014 at 10:05 am

    So do u just press melee or do u hold it I can’t seem to do it and it’s pissing me off haha.

    • CJ5331
      February 8th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      For me, I just press it.

  7. lil_b33zi
    February 2nd, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I have been countered once and have countered 8 times so to me this is a bonus. I do not knife while face to face normally. Sneak attacks are a go however.

  8. Adude
    February 14th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I think you can only counter knife from the front. I have been knifed from behind many times and none of them I could counter knife. When I am attacked from the front, I seem to have a lot of counter knifes.

  9. Major Luna
    February 16th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    It is possible to stop a counter by tapping the knife button rapidly. Its a matter of chance but its possible

  10. robobrain620
    March 6th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    i once countered a counter knife. i saw this guy in the water when i was in the american RCB boat on lancang dam. i was [ and still am] using the machete. i bailed out and he tried to knife me, but he was too far away so the animation didn’t trigger. then i knifed him, i clicked the melee button once and then again a few seconds later. my guy then punched him in the face [ stopping his counter] and stabbed him. its a damn shame i didn’t press the share button for the ps4.

    • Ike
      March 10th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Counter-counter knives are impossible, don’t listen to Major Luna. The reason you killed him was because he didn’t press the counter button at all. The punching animation is just the normal animation for a front stab.

      • panchho
        March 20th, 2014 at 5:38 am

        Theres a counter counter knife in Naval Strike trailer

  11. commandorambo
    April 18th, 2014 at 12:28 am

    do each knives have the same or different takedown action sequences?

  12. Alex
    December 30th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I wish you could kill whole squad of enemies by defibrillating into those water-filled areas, such as trails in metro.

  13. flipper98
    February 15th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    i Believe its who rapidly presses the knife button the fastest… I went to knife a guy from the from he countered and i kept rapidly pressing the knife button we were at a stalemate for a good three seconds and i ended up with the kill…press the knife faster than your opponent and he wont be able to counter you. try it

    • flipper98
      February 15th, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      I went to knife the guy from the front he countered and…

  14. lolek12340987
    May 28th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    How do i change my onifes if i got one in a case

    • Luke
      January 13th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      The only way I personally know how to do that (at least to my knowledge) is to join a multiplayer game. Once you join the game, choose the load out you wish to use and edit the class. Once you do that go to the knives part of the load out and the knive you got in a case (what ever the knive is, doesn’t matter which one it is) and it should be there. The same thing goes for weapons, camouflage for weapons, and attachments as well. I hope that made sense and that I helped you.

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