How to Change Loadouts in Battlefield 1

The weapons you can use in Battlefield 1 depend on which class you choose. But that’s not all. Every class has several different primary weapons, as well as a handful of sidearms, melee weapons, gadgets and more. You can customize your loadout to make the most out of your limited carrying capacity. There are several ways to do this, but the most obvious ones don’t work. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to change loadouts in Battlefield 1, both in and out of the game.

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Customize loadouts in Battlefield 1

Unlike in previous games, you can’t change your loadout from the main menu. There simply isn’t a way. It’s not a bug or anything – that’s how it was planned. Thankfully, there are other ways. If you want to edit your loadout during a game, you just have to die. When you’re looking at the map, select Customize, and you’ll be able to tinker with your weapon combinations. If you try doing it by opening up the map while you’re alive, you’ll have to wait until you respawn for the changes to go into effect.

You can also manage your loadout using the Battlefield Companion app. Once you’ve downloaded it (it’s available on Android and iOS), here’s what you should do:
  1. Click the Career icon.
  2. Select Battlefield 1.
  3. Scroll down and click the white Customize loadout button.
  4. Use the menu to change your weapons and prepare for your next play session.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you should be OK with the fact there’s no loadout editor in the menu. Wasting precious time on tuning your weapons during a match is hardly optimal, and so is using an external app. We’re hoping the developers will see the error of their ways and add the option in a patch, sooner rather than later.

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  1. W

    No changing your load out from the main menu makes about as much sense as not putting a headphone jack on a smartphone. No doubt the app comes with a request to trawl all the contents of your phone, and harvest all the data it wants.

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    Billy Jean

    So now players will sit in the customise menu, in a live multiplayer game, not playing but to sort their kit out. How is this a conscious decision !? while we’re at it why not offer the graphics options and key bindings menu only to players who follow Battlefield on Facebook.

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    Angry Consumer

    This is absolutely ridiculus! Now I know why people take so damn long to ready up! Dice you really need to pull your head out of your ace!

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