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Battlefield 4 Scopes


Battlefield 4 scopesBattlefield 4 Scopes are a variety of optics and sights which can be attached to a weapons. Scopes in Battlefield 4 range from no-zoom sights, to high-power optics used by sniper rifles. Battlefield 4 Scopes have to be unlocked in order to be used on weapons. Usually players start our only with iron sights on all weapons but sniper rifles, and have to unlock scopes by getting kills with that particular weapon. Scopes can be augmented with otter attachments, such as the canted iron sights, which adds a set of iron sights while using the main scope as well. 1x sights can be improved by adding the Magnifier attachment, which can be toggled on and off during combat. Red on for the complete list of scopes in the game.

Types of Battlefield 4 Scopes

There are 3 main types of Battlefield 4 Scopes. They range from no-zoom, to medium zoom, to high power optics. All assault rifles, SMGs, and carbines can be equipped with the majority of scopes in the game, with the exception of the most powerful scopes, which can only be used by sniper rifles. Scopes are unlocked on a per-weapon basis, like most other gadgets.

The three scope groups are:

No-zoom scopes are scopes (or sights) such as the Holographics HOLO sight, the Reflex RDS, and the KOBRA RDS,

Medium zoom scopes include the ACOG (4x), the M145 (3.4x), and the PKA-S (4x).

High-power scopes are usually only limited to sniper rifles, and feature scopes that range from the 8X rifle scope all the way up to the 40x zoom Ballistic scope.

Battlefield 4 Scopes list

The scopes are divided into three categories: short range, medium range, and long range.

Short range Battlefield 4 scopes and sights

The short range sights are only meant for close quarter combat and have limited range beyond that.

Medium range scopes

Medium range scopes are good all-round sights that can engage targets at a variable distance.

Long range scopes

The long range scopes are only available to sniper rifles (and the Recon class), and are intended for long range combat only.

Tips on scopes

The type of scope added to the main weapon depends on the map and the environment, and most importantly, the type of weapon used. If it’s a large, open map, a powerful scope for snipers will do well, while the same sniper rifle would benefit from a less powerful scope if the map is more closed down.

Generally, for close quarter combat, holographic and red dot sights are great (with no zoom at all), while medium zoom scopes offer some range but suffer in close quarter combat. High power scopes should only be used with sniper rifles. For long range combat, the range finder accessory is a must have as well.

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  1. Ice
    August 15th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    so does this mean for high powered scopes they are gonna put the scope glare back on? if so that pretty retarded because even in smoke they were the easiest to see and was an unfair advantage to ppl with the big scope because they stuck out like a light house. should make it if the suns facing towards them or someone close enough with a light that makes it glare but not all the time. or just get rid of it completely

    • BlackMambaGR
      August 17th, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Yes there will be scope glare.But there will be an attachment that will remove it or reduce it a lot!!So don’t worry.

      • James
        January 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

        There unfortunately is no attachment for the scope glint.

    • FirstFox121
      August 21st, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      reducing the glare is optimal, but no glare would give snipers and DMR users an unfair advantage of being virtualy invisible. it is hard enough to spot a sniper even when they are shooting at you. and they are only able to be easily seen when they have you in their sights. sure you might dodge a bullet or two by hitting the dirt at the sight of a scope glint. but most of the time an experienced sniper would kill you before any notice is aroused. spotting a scope glint in the heat of battle is common for those who have had experience and gained a sharp eye. this can be noticed by observing someone else of less experience play. you would be suprized by how much detail we used to miss.

      • HelikopterMann
        September 3rd, 2013 at 6:25 pm

        If an attachment could be added that would replace the bolt, lasers and flashlight, I don’t see why it should matter. The whole point of a sniper is to be far off where you can’t be seen. If people can’t figure out where you are, that’s their problem. They should add a mesh lens that would stop the glint (which is usually what they do in real life anyway), but make it so if you are getting shot at by a sniper, have it show the general direction with the suppression effect that we already have. Then, add the ability to mark an area where you think the sniper is so the rest of your team can go after them. That way, if the sniper misses the first shot and you are able to mark their general position, it gets balanced out because the rest of your team can go after them.

        • D3vi0usWarl0rd
          November 21st, 2013 at 10:59 pm

          The way it works is when you aim down sights with a 6x or higher zoom scope there is scope glint and there is only such an area while aiming at them they can see it. They made it there, but balanced it, so it’s not BF3 scope glint all over again.

  2. BlackMambaGR
    August 17th, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Again you forgot to mention that there will be a High Power Scope that will be x16!!!!

    • Jonh soldier
      December 9th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      You forget too the High Power Scope ( 40x )

  3. Pier-luc Thibault
    September 18th, 2013 at 2:34 am

    dont forget guys of LEVOLUTON. it create a completly new dynamic environement so you are in the dark, im not sure they will put a reflection and same if the sun is behind you !!!

  4. Slothra
    September 20th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    20x and 40x scopes were confirmed recently. I’m still left behind, wanting a 2.5x or 3x sight.

    • Ridiric
      October 19th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      They have 2x scopes if that helps? its a magnifier that you flip over the top of your other sight (red dot, holo e.t.c)

  5. Skinnehman
    November 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Hey guys can you help me?
    Every scope i unlock, becomes red and i cannot equip it.
    I can’t find anything about this on the internet and its really starting to annoy me that I can’t use what i earned!
    Hope you know the answer.

    • Alaric
      November 5th, 2013 at 12:10 am

      It is probably due to an accessory you have mounted. Take off the accessory eg. canted irons, variable zoom.

      • Ron
        November 9th, 2013 at 10:18 am

        Thank you! I was crazy about the red unlocks and you were right. They were red because another accessory.
        Thank you again for help! 😉

  6. Rollins
    December 7th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Having troubles with setting options. Have Canted Iron equiped and 4x zoom.
    RMB goes to Canted. Suggestions on settings for going to scope and zoom options.

    • egarcia1360
      January 8th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Press the toggle accessory button, same one that toggles laser sight/flashlight is for magnifier and canted iron sights (T by default on PC, up button on console).

  7. Raghu
    December 31st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Where could i find the scopes. Whenever i earn points, it says i unlocked the scope but don’t know how to equip it with the weapon.

    Could anyone help?

    • Scott
      February 19th, 2014 at 6:32 am

      You need to check your accessory. I had issues with the acog because i had a magnifier on.
      And when you deploy, go to customize, and then press customize again for the primary guns attachments.

  8. Tyler
    February 22nd, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Does anyone know the best way to unlock irnv scopes and just in general go work for what i want or is it just completely random? I always just assumed weapon battlepacks reward you towards what you’ve been using on them somewhat. *Im talking about the sniper here mostly*

  9. Huston1of3
    August 18th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    How is the 40X zoom scope unlocked?

  10. Alan Grimes
    May 27th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Hey, I’m experiencing profound grief over here I hav bf4/ps4 and the latest update totally screwed up my sniping style. The scope zeroing was a total missfeaure because it gave me additional work to do before each gonad-shot. I never took it off 0, even when sniping at 1.1 klicks. Now the lowest I can set it is 100m JFC!!! I NEED IT SET TO 0 EXACTLY 0. Better yet I want the feature completely disabled because it sucks. I think the design team needs to have their drug screening updated…

  11. Robertket
    December 15th, 2015 at 6:51 am

    High powered Rifle Scopes that feature specialized range finding reticles are commonly employed by snipers to see and engage a target at extreme distances. A high magnification 6x scope available for most rifles, the Rifle Scope can be steadied by holding the sprint button when aimed, or by using a Bipod, but can reveal your position when aimed at enemies.

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