If you’re wondering how to change fire mode in Battlefield 1, you’ll find everything you need to know inside this short guide. It’s only possible to change the fire rate of some weapons and on some of them it’s pretty pointless to do so – nevertheless, it’s still a useful trick to have in the book.
Which Guns Can You Change The Fire Mode On?
The only guns in Battlefield 1 that you can change the fire mode on are in either the ‘Medic’ or ‘Support’ classes. However, this only applies for some of the weapons within these classes.
For example, the starting medic weapon, the Cei-Rigotti Factory, can be toggled between semi-automatic and fully automatic fire. Next I’ll show you exactly how to do this.
You can see whether a gun has multiple fire modes or not when editing your class, or when looking at the Battlefield 1 Companion app.
How to Change the Fire Mode on Weapons
In order to actually change the fire mode on applicable weapons, do the following for the platform you play on:
- Xbox One – down on the d-pad
- PS4 – down on the d-pad
- PC – press ‘V’
If nothing happens, then this means that the current weapon you’re using does not support multiple fire modes. So now you know how to change fire modes, let’s discuss whether you actually need to change fire mode or not.
Is Changing Fire Mode Worth it?
Changing the fire mode on LMGs is totally pointless. LMGs actually get more accurate the longer you fire, so there is absolutely no point in tap firing with individual bullets, unless you only have 5 bullets left and need to get every single shot on.
As for DMRs on the medic class, changing the fire mode can actually sometimes be useful. Some DMRs have the ability to fire fully automatically, but are set to semi-automatic on default. An example is the Cei-Rigotti Factory.
In this case, I would recommend switching the fire mode to fully automatic, because you can still fire individual shots with this anyway. However, this is the only case in which I would recommend you mess around with the fire mode!
Some people may argue that it can be beneficial for your accuracy if you change the fire mode to semi-automatic, but I would disagree because you can fire individual shots on fully automatic mode anyway.
If you want to learn more about how to improve your accuracy in Battlefield 1, you can check out my in-depth guide on it here.
Hopefully you found what you needed on this short guide – if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them down below. Thanks!