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Battlefield 4 ribbons


Battlefield 4 ribbonsBattlefield 4 ribbons are in-game awards given to players for accomplishing certain tasks in a round. For example, a Battlefield 4 ribbon might be awarded when a player gets a certain amount of kills with a particular weapon, or when they capture a certain amount of flags, etc. When enough of the same ribbons are collected, players will receive Battlefield 4 medals as an additional reward.

In general, Battlefield 4 ribbons are much easier to earn than medals in the game. While medals sometime take dozens if not hundreds of hours to earn, ribbons can be earned in a single round of gameplay. There are also generally more ribbons than medals in the game. Ribbons and other awards can be tracked on Battlelog. Ribbons are easier to earn in Battlefield 4 than BF3. For example, the flag capture ribbon is awarded after just capturing two flags in Conquest, while in BF3, a total of four captures were required.

Battlefield 4 ribbons list

Battlefield 4 Ribbons list

The base game features a total of 45 Battlefield 4 ribbons, all of which can be seen above. Of course, not all ribbons will be available immediately, as some will arrive with new expansions and new Battlefield 4 DLC. Here’s the complete list of all ribbons in the game:

Weapon ribbons

  • Handgun: kill 4 enemies with handguns in one match, such as the M1911
  • Assault rife: kill 6 enemies with assault rifles in one match, such as the M416
  • Carbine: kill 6 enemies with carbines, like the M4 or AKU-12
  • Sniper Rifle: kill 6 enemies with sniper rifles, such as the M98B
  • LMG: kill 6 enemies with a light machine gun, like the U-100
  • DMR: kill 6 enemies with a designated marksman rifle, like the M39
  • PWD: kill 6 enemies with a personal defense weapon / SMG, like the MX4
  • Shotgun: kill 6 enemies with a shotgun, like the SPAS-12
  • Melee: kill 4 enemies with a knife

Vehicle ribbons

  • IFV: kill 5 enemies with an infantry fighting vehicles, such as the LAV-25
  • Tank ribbon: kill 5 enemies with a main battle tank, such as the M1 Abrams
  • Anti-air: kill 4 enemies with an anti-air vehicles, such as the Tunguska
  • Scout helicopter:  get 5 kills with a scout helicopter, such as the Little Bird
  • Attack Helicopter: get 5 kills with the attack helicopter, e.g. AH-1Z Viper
  • Jet fighter: kill 5 enemies with a jet fighter, such as the F-35 or J-20
  • Watercraft: kill 5 enemies with a boat, such as the RCB or DV-15

Kit-specific ribbons

  • Anti-vehicle ribbon: destroy two vehicles in one match
  • Medkit ribbon: get 8 heals with the medkit pack
  • Defibrillator: get 5 revives with the defibrillator
  • Repair tool: get 8 repairs with the repair tool
  • Marskman: get a headshot over 250m distance
  • Radio beacon: get 3 squad mambers spawn on the radio beacon
  • Commander surveillance: get 10 Commander scan bonuses in one match
  • Commander resupply: drop 10 supply crates as the Commander
  • Commander leadership: get 10 orders followed as Commander
  • Commander gunship: destroy 2 enemy gunships as the Commander

Teamplay ribbons

  • Squad wipe: get two squad wipe scores in one match
  • Headshot: get 3 headshots in one match
  • Ammo: get 8 resupplies with the ammo box
  • Kill assist: get 5 kill assists
  • Avenger: get 2 avenger kills
  • Savior: get 2 savior kills
  • Spotting ribbon: get 4 spot bonuses
  • Ace Squad: be a member of the best squad in the match
  • MVP: get the highest score in the match

Game mode ribbons

  • Conquest ribbon: win a round of Conquest
  • Rush: win a round of Rush
  • Team Deathmatch ribbon: win a round of Team Deathmatch
  • Squad Deathmatch: win a round of Squad Deathmatch
  • Obliteration: win a round of Obliteration
  • Defuse: win a round of Defuse
  • Domination: win a round of Domination
  • Flag capture: capture 2 flags in conquest
  • M-COM attacker: arm 2 M-COM stations in Rush
  • Bomb Delivery: deliver 1 bomb in Obliteration

Battlefield 4 ribbons examples

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  1. jake
    December 5th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I don’t like how XP awards are mostly all tied to individual matches, and awards for lifetime progress are mostly gone. I liked the simple ones such as “get ‘x’ number of kills with ‘y’ weapon or weapon attachment, or “win ‘x’ number of rounds on ‘y’ game mode or map, or just even just lifetime kills, revives, assists, etc.

    People that don’t have an amazing kill to death ratio can’t routinely get a lot of these ribbons, so much of the fun for leveling up for them has been removed for this new game. Why remove these XP awards?

  2. zo_15
    January 19th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    i disagree there are a lot of of life time achievement awards and bf4 has been the most noob/shit player friendly battlefield yet

  3. Cullrigan
    March 2nd, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    It seems to be a bug in accessing the ribbons. I just killed 6 enemies with the M40A5 and did not get a ribbon???

    anyone else that have experienced that?

    Dissapointing and sad when you have concentrated in getting theses for a few rounds no 🙁

    • austin
      March 9th, 2014 at 11:37 am

      headshots don’t count for sniper ribbons it has to be a death by a body shot, hope i helped a little

      • Jissan
        March 26th, 2014 at 9:10 am

        You are correct, headshots go toward marksman ribbons.

      • Iexcaliber
        May 25th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        Head shots and body death both count towards the ribbon

    • ML
      March 14th, 2014 at 4:20 am

      Maybe you need to get 6 kills in one life.

      • Melvin
        May 22nd, 2015 at 5:14 am

        Nob you don’t

  4. mike33
    March 6th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    u get it but it doesn’t announce it after the first time

  5. Nick
    March 22nd, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Getting conquest ribbons helps a lot. I get a bunch of service stars from it and it ranks me up pretty fast. Playing conquest on second assault is probably the fastest and most helpful

  6. Seadog
    April 29th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    What about the commander’s assignments?

  7. Seadog
    April 29th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Oh forget it I must of over looked them.

  8. joshua shanafelt (come-get it9984) xbox360
    August 9th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    So to get sniper rifle ribbons I need to get 6 kills with one life

    • casey houser ps3 (ngagng1)
      August 31st, 2014 at 10:53 am

      dude all u need are BODY shots/ kills
      NO HEADSHOTS it doesn’t count twords the ribbon

    • John
      August 20th, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      U need six kills through the whole game with a sniper

  9. Gunny338
    October 17th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    been trying for medals last couple of weeks. i like how once u achieved your goal, the game at my end, or EA end loses connection. The other day i played up to maint time when game ended, i got my medal, and kit then while looking at bf4 log it wasnt noted.

    i did repeat it the next day and got that frakking medal again.. lololo

  10. jflook7
    November 18th, 2014 at 6:26 am

    All good and well but how do you find out how many marksman ribbons you have???

    • OLD Kasper316
      April 1st, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Check all your awards medals and stats at Battlelog

  11. Phantom Network
    May 26th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    How Many Times Have You Died?
    A Lot?Wrong Is The Question?
    If You Can’t Hold Flags And Kick Ass
    Then Your A ……?

  12. mckrackin
    June 11th, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t seem to get ribbons at all…Not certain ones. I have ZERO Avenger ribbons and have a bunch of Avenger kills.
    It says you only need two Avenger kills so I should have a bunch of them.
    I don’t get any team play ribbons except Ace Squad and some Commander ribbons….Nothing for any of my kills though. Never. Not one.

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