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Battlefield 4 helicopters


Battlefield 4 helicoptersThe Battlefield 4 helicopters range from large attack helicopters to transport helicopters, to light and agile attack choppers. Helicopters in Battlefield 4 are based on their real world counterparts in service around the world. The main attack helicopter for the US faction is the AH-1Z Viper, the MI-28 for Russia, and the WZ-10 for China. Battlefield 4 helicopters usually seat more than one player — some of the transport choppers can ferry 6 players at once, but are generally very slow and vulnerable to enemy AA fire.

Battlefield 4 helicopters list

Helicopters in Battlefield 4 are faction-specific. They feature their own sets of unlocks, including flares, heat-seeking missiles, advanced radar, TV-missiles, and more. Both pilots and gunners can unlock additional equipment. Players can select their unlocks while they’re waiting to spawn, either in-game or on Battlelog. In addition to attack helicopters, the game features a number of transport choppers as well.

Battlefield 4 helicopter tips

Battlefield 4 helicopters are very versatile vehicles in the game. The attack helicopters such as the AH-1Z Viper are effective against both infantry, vehicles, and buildings, provided they have the necessary unlocks. A good pilot and gunner combination in one of the helicopters can wreck havoc on the enemy. The attack helicopters are also well suited for defending objectives, especially against infantry.

Battlefield 4 helicopters tips

However, while Battlefield 4 helicopters are powerful, they are also very vulnerable in the air. Especially when hovering or doing low-altitude maneuvers, they’re easy prey to enemy AA vehicles and portable AA rocket launchers such as the Stinger and IGLA. These are best countered by Flares. Transport helicopters are especially vulnerable, since they feature lighter armor and have only basic weapons at their disposal. Even smaller vehicles such as boats can be equipped with AA missiles.

Battlefield 4 helicopter unlocks

Like other vehicles, most Battlefield 4 helicopters have many unlocks at their disposal. The most important ones being Flares, which make it possible to evade enemy AA missiles. Attack helicopters can unlock guided and TV missiles making them deadly against enemy vehicles. In order to unlock items, players must earn points while being in the helicopter. Pilots and gunner unlock their weapons and accessories individually.

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  1. Alex
    April 8th, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Oh my god. Have you actually gotten AH 64 Apache confirmed or did i just soil myself for nothing? 🙁

    • Tony
      August 6th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Man, I LOVED that add-on in the mod for the old BF games. Better soil yourself just in case!

  2. Muffin
    April 25th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    the chinese WZ-10 can be included in this list.. I’m refering to the teaser trailer.

    • Nastyy
      June 14th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      That comes with the add-on.

  3. RaZoR
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    17 min trailer got the mil 28 but add some Chinese heli !

  4. MrRemedy
    May 13th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    We need the BlackHawk back like in BFBC2! Oooo, and maybe a Chinook and a Merlin.

    • sam
      May 31st, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      what no sea king or chinooks. i’d rather have a Chinook over the blackhawk and venom, being able to move 2 squads and a vehicle would be awsome

      • Ldb123
        June 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

        I agree with sam, im bragging but im an awesome helicopter pilot and me and my squad normally dominate in helicopters, having a chinook would be challenging to fly and would be a great test of a squads cooperation when transporting troops, laying down some fire with the Glaunchers or helping the attack hellis by atticking other attack helicopters with the rear machine gun

  5. WildWill007
    June 6th, 2013 at 4:22 am

    I am in the helo 90% of the time in-game,

    So I would LOVE something totally new ie:

    USA – Commanche
    Russia – Black Shark
    China – WZ10

    I enjoy the Little Bird and Z-11W – But they fly WAY too slowly… a bit more speed please!



  6. michael
    June 7th, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Seriously no new russian helicopter!
    Dice you better make one please

    • Dietrich Morey
      October 10th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      actually the MI-28 Havoc is the Russian Helicopter. And BTW don’t believe this site…the UH-60 Blackhawk has been denied by DICE and will not be in BF4

      • Dietrich Morey
        October 10th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        oh sorry didn’t read your comment thoroughly, yeah no new Russian chopper as far as I know

  7. wivaka
    June 10th, 2013 at 6:34 am

    how about the blackshark for the russian team

  8. Pacer
    June 10th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I hope they put a huey in our add a DLC with it.

  9. Brandon
    June 15th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    The game needs transport choppers for Tanks and LAV’s and Humvees. Choppers like the CH-53K or V-22 Osprey.

  10. Jagger
    June 16th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    What about a V-22 Osprey

    • Jason
      June 28th, 2013 at 8:33 am

      the osprey did feature in BF3 campaign but not in multiplayer though

  11. Brandon
    July 6th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’m a fan of the CH-53 helicopter and they need it in BF4 cause its just like the venom but can transport tanks and infantry. It can also hold 3 .50 cal guns. So why not have it? If you don’t know this chopper look it up!

    • Zach
      January 15th, 2014 at 6:09 am

      If they added it no matter what it would be overpowered

  12. Brandon
    July 8th, 2013 at 5:32 am

    No more helicopters n jets on maps together. PLEASE!?! I’m tired of being cheated and jet rammed!!!

    • lol
      November 7th, 2013 at 7:17 am


    • 5StarGummyBear
      January 15th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Well, I agree that it is very annoying to be jet rammed, but to completely remove the jets/ helicopters? No, but I think dice can nerf the damage that is caused by jet ramming to maybe only remove like 3/4 of the damage. At least that is my solution.

  13. Skinny
    July 9th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Yeah, a bigger troop transport helicopter would be fitting. Sence the xbox one and PS4 are moving up to 64 players. Something bigger is needed. Maybe the V-22 or the sea knight like you guys said. If they stick with what they have now, alot of guys are gonna be walking to the fight because the maps will be PC sized maps now that they are upgrading to 64 players.

    • the blu guy
      September 15th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Ummmm, Battlefield 3 on PC had the exact same vehicles that consoles had. Even on 64 player matches, it was easy getting troops into the fight. That’s what jeeps/humvees are for. Light skinned, yet capable of fighting infantry.

      They don’t need these monstrous transport choppers because you’re not gonna spend the whole game in them. If you DO spend the whole game in it, you’re not playing right. Transport choppers like the Venom, worked great as a mobile spawn point for the entire team. That’s all you need. Spawn in it, jump out where you intend to fight, and go on about your business. A competent pilot, and maybe an engineer to keep it alive, are the only ones who really need to be in it. Even gunners aren’t really needed. Nothing an Engi can’t take care of in a pinch.

      Don’t try to over-complicate the game. Chinooks, etc. aren’t needed. Also, where has it been stated that the Apache was confirmed? I’ve only ever seen the Viper/Havoc/WZ10 in gameplay.

  14. Lapinmiez
    July 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Battlefield 4 NEEDS Mi24 or 35 if theres apache. Its going to be a real disappointment if theres heavyer attack choppers in other factions but not with russians though they make the best ones.

  15. Dave
    July 21st, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Apache? Yay. Blackhawk? Meh, I guess. WHERE is the Chinook and the U.S. (not so) secret stealth chopper? lol

  16. mason
    July 28th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    can you put in the v-22 osprey and thank you DICE for the apachey

  17. mason
    July 28th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Hi DICE this is a really big favor.can you by eney chans put in the us stelth bomber

  18. DICE really
    July 30th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Aaaawwwwww man no MI-24 Hind I remember in BFBC1&2 where 3 of my friends and I all got into a Hind and owed the other team. I was the pilot 1 guy was engineer in weapons seat and had 2 other guys with LMGs and rocket/missile launchers.

  19. The battlefielder who shall not be named
    August 8th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    We need the apache. It’s the closest rival to the wz-10. In bfbc2 it was the coolest helicopter. The viper is fun but battlefield 4 really needs the destructive power of the apache. Maybe put it in an upcoming dlc and make a game mode called hunter where one team has tanks, apcs and anti air tanks and the other team has mav’s apaches and transport choppers. The mav’s spot the tanks and the helicopters make quick strafe runs but have to be careful because if they take too long the anti air tanks will disable/destroy them. Then transport choppers can drop off infantry to lay mines and set up rpg positions. But the team with the tanks will have extra tickets or more people to balance it out. I think a lot of people would love this game type. Please consider this dice.

  20. The battlefielder who shall not be named
    August 8th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Also dice, you should make a game mode where each team has 2 or 3 attack choppers and a bunch of tanks and armored vehicles. That would be a fun game mode

  21. BlackMambaGR
    August 17th, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Apache and Black Hawk are back yeah!!!!!Man I’m so exited about this!!!An Chinook would be nice to!!

  22. Battlefieldfan03
    August 19th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    come on we need a Russian transport helicopter

  23. Classified9/11
    October 8th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Wait so the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk aren’t in the game, only by DLC??? Instead of putting the F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Russian Jet back in the game, DICE should seriously think about putting in an RQ-4 Global Hawk for the U.S. faction and an MQ-1 Predator for China and Russian factions.

  24. Alejandro
    October 14th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I miss a Ka-50 or any other Russian attack heli.

  25. jorge deras
    October 24th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Dice, can you please include a hind d heli as a DLC

  26. sippin
    November 21st, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    why not make it so when someone trys to jet ram you they explode and it does not do anything to you cuz that gets old after a while

    December 16th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Awsome helicopters , maybe you can add the russian attack helicopter MIL MI 24 HIND like in the battelfield . That would be great. Can you maybe add the PAVE LOW to. ❤️

  28. Pilot15
    January 1st, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I think it would be cool if they change the UH-1Y Venom to a V-22 Ospray and the AH-1Z Viper to a RH-66 Comanche Its more modern and new helicopters is better then same helicopters in every game 🙂

  29. eli
    January 10th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    It would be pretty balanced if russia got mi-26 and the us got chinooks, but i dunno what the chinese would get. The black shark isnt an attack chopper its a heavy scout choppef and it would fit in between the z-11w and the mi-28 so it wouldnt have a place ingame. One thing i dont get is that attack helicopters are very rairly armed with aa missles so i dont see why there in game, in real life a few 30mils in the right place and anything would go down. And the ah-1z really isnt a match for the mi-28 or wz-10, the ah-64 is ay closer but I dont know if their still doing the whole usmc bullshit

  30. eli
    January 10th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    And the rah-66 got canceled

  31. eli
    January 10th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    And the mi-24 is even older then the ah-1z and its outclassed in everyway by the mi-28

  32. Zach
    January 15th, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Mi-24 has bout the same payload as the 1z that’s y they have it

  33. Stabman
    March 31st, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    This is a complaint a lot of the time I have spawd in the support helicopters as the gunner and the driwer will bayle and I cant get to the driver seet fast inathe I just die. So just saying it takes to loge to switch.

  34. rob
    June 1st, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    They should have a chinhook

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