Firearms Expert Reacts To Battlefield 2042’s Guns

Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the weaponry of Battlefield 2042, including the FN SCAR assault rifle, the PP-19 Bizon and a Marlin Model 1895.

In the latest video in the Firearm Expert Reacts series, Jonathan Ferguson–a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries–breaks down the guns of Battlefield 2042 and compares them to their real-life counterparts.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Jonathan’s work, you can check out more from the Royal Armouries right here. –

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  1. I wonder if Jonathan himself is bored with Gamespot so inspired as to show him his 400th call of duty or battlefield, instead of something interesting for him AND the viewer.

  2. 2042, a game that takes a lot of liberties with its settings, weapons, and general everything because of the time period, is being praised by a weapons expert for being relatively realistic and plausible for what it is.

    Compared to Vanguard which is a set point in time that already happened, has people who know all about every detail of it, was made by devs who are proud of their focus on historical accuracy, and somehow has weapon customization worse and more literally impossible than even the last game those specific devs made that worked infinitely better for both player choice AND accuracy at the same time. That's a singular yike, right there.

  3. I figured out why the Bizon sight had wifi! The magazine must have had it also and was feeding it the round count data, there's no other way for the counter to link up.

  4. Quick note in regards to his comment on scar recoil:
    The answer is no, a shorter barrel would cause more recoil. One reason for this is because more gas would be required to properly cycle the system, naturally this extra gas kicks harder.

  5. I want to get ahold of this guy I have a 1924 smith and wesson in 38 smith in wesson short it was my great great great grandfather's service revolver I wanted to see if he has one I would like to see about donating the revolver to him

  6. Glad Jonathan recovered from the Vanguard video. I'm suprised you haven't looked at the Borderlands franchise yet! Also would love to see Jonathan look at the firearms from Bioshock too.

  7. There were some photos from the May Day parade in North Korea a few years ago showing some really well equipped soldiers, and they were carrying what looked like an AK rifle with helical magazines not unlike the Bizon.

  8. I prefer to play with weapons that exist in our current time. If I want futuristic weapons that doesn't exist I will go play Halo. I am with you on the rails it's quite annoying to have the same rail on every gun I feel they were very lazy when they created the weapons in this game .

  9. I know it's been years since there's been a Judge Dredd on a modern consul , but I would be really interested to see what Jonathan makes of both the MK 1 Law Giver and the MK2 Lawgiver , also the Law Rod rifle variant is pretty interesting , I'm sure loads of viewers would also find this interesting .Thanks Jonathan .

  10. Dice should of stayed independent. That studio will never catch a break now and I am confident it is due to EA execs trying to push out another unfinished product.

  11. Could the PP29 as shown in the clip, use networking to monitor round count and connect to a range finding system built in hypothetically, IE an electronic round counter in the clip monitors and send information to the sight, this could also warn of a possible jam and inform the user of the next round configuration IE Tracer, Incendiary or explosive rounds in the future.


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