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Combat Badges are "perks" which give bonuses related to the badges. Badges are awarded for leveling up combat ribbons.

Most badges have 3 levels: bronze, silver and gold. The higher-tiered badges provide a stronger effect, and are unlocked by further leveling up the combat ribbon associated with that badge.

Standard members' characters can wear one badge, whilst veteran members' characters can wear two at a time.

Combat Badges[]

It should be noted that combat badges do not transfer between characters. Each character must level up his own ribbons and unlock his own badges. This takes some effort by the player and so you should level your characters according to what function you want them to serve.

List of Badges[]

Badges Category Name Effect
CB 1 b.png Physical Fitness First Blood +100% Faster fatigue recovery
CB 2 b.pngCB 2 s.pngCB 2 g.png Physical Fitness Heavy Set 92/89/85% damage taken
CB 3 b.pngCB 3 s.pngCB 3 g.png Physical Fitness Marathon Man +100/150/200% Faster fatigue recovery
CB 4 b.pngCB 4 s.pngCB 4 g.png Physical Fitness Nimble -25/50/75% player sound
CB 5 b.pngCB 5 s.pngCB 5 g.png Vehicle Driver 33/60/100% faster car start up
CB 6 b.pngCB 6 s.pngCB 6 g.png Vehicle Car Thief 33/100/300% faster car unlocking
CB 30 b.pngCB 30 s.pngCB 30 g.png Vehicle Mechanic 40/60/80% faster vehicle repair
CB 7 b.pngCB 7 s.pngCB 7 g.png Combat Hoarder +1/2/3 primary weapons magazines
CB 8 b.pngCB 8 s.pngCB 8 g.png Combat Grenadier +8/11/15% explosive damage dealt
CB 9 b.pngCB 9 s.pngCB 9 g.png Combat Quickdraw 25/38/50% reduced accuracy penalty while turning
CB 10 b.pngCB 10 s.pngCB 10 g.png Combat Fast Reload +18/30/43% faster reloading
CB 11 b.pngCB 11 s.pngCB 11 g.png Combat Infantry First +13/19/25% damage to Infantry and Recon based Vehicles
CB 12 g.png Combat Camouflaged No killcam shown after killing an enemy
CB 13 b.pngCB 13 s.pngCB 13 g.png Combat Scavenger Scavenge 50/75/100% of ammo after walking over weapon of same type as the one used (i.e. SMG, SA, etc.)
CB 14 b.pngCB 14 s.pngCB 14 g.png Combat Pointer Quick Fire -25/38/50% Sway
CB 15 b.pngCB 15 s.pngCB 15 g.png Combat Iron Fist +13/19/25% damage to Tanks
CB 16 b.pngCB 16 s.pngCB 16 g.png Combat Tight Grip 25/38/50% cone expansion reduction
CB 17 b.pngCB 17 s.pngCB 17 g.png Combat Dead-Eye 25/38/50% faster contraction on crosshair when aiming
CB 18 b.pngCB 18 s.pngCB 18 g.png Combat Ghillie If spotted by enemy mark lasts for 7/5/1 second(s)
CB 19 b.pngCB 19 s.pngCB 19 g.png Combat Dynamite Lover +1/2/3 additional grenades/mines
CB 20 b.pngCB 20 s.pngCB 20 g.png Aviation Aircraft Thief 33/100/300% faster aircraft unlocking
CB 21 b.pngCB 21 s.pngCB 21 g.png Aviation Airborne Reduced field maintenance on planes 25/38/50% reduction
CB 22 b.pngCB 22 s.pngCB 22 g.png Aviation Bombs Away 18%/30%/43% faster bombs resupply
CB 23 b.pngCB 23 s.pngCB 23 g.png Aviation Flak Jacket Reduces damage for soldiers in planes -8/11/15% damage
CB 24 b.png Airborne Free Fall Decide by yourself when to open parachute
CB 25 b.pngCB 25 s.pngCB 25 g.png Airborne Para-Training Reduced field maintenance for paratroopers 25/38/50% reduction
CB 26 b.pngCB 26 s.pngCB 26 g.png Armor Tank Thief 33/100/300% faster tank unlocking
CB 27 b.pngCB 27 s.pngCB 27 g.png Armor Tanker 33/60/100% faster tank start up
CB 28 b.pngCB 28 s.pngCB 28 g.png Armor Gunner +5/10/20% faster reloading of main cannon
CB 29 b.pngCB 29 s.pngCB 29 g.png Strategic Charismatic Leader +10/15/20% faster morale recovery
CB 31 b.pngCB 31 s.pngCB 31 g.png Strategic Battlefield Commander +10/15/20% more maximum morale
CB 32 b.pngCB 32 s.pngCB 32 g.png Strategic Logistics Expert +10/15/20% faster Assault Teams
B 330.pngB 331.pngB 332.png Tactical First Aid +40/60/80% faster health recovery
B 340.pngB 341.pngB 342.png Tactical Combat Medic +1/2/3 additional First Aid Kits
B 350.pngB 351.pngB 352.png Tactical Hand of God +40/60/80% farther influence range

Badge Unlock Progression[]

First Blood[]

The stamina bar is on the bottom left hand side of your screen when your ingame. It gets drain when you're sprinting.

After seeing action for the first time, you really know how to keep your cool and recover from fatigue slightly faster
Faster fatigue recovery
CB 1 b.png 100% Faster

Heavy Set[]

Currently the most used Combat Badge in the game. This badge reduces the damage you take and it saves you from a OHK bolt action if upgraded to gold.

HEAVY SET Ribbon Rank
Whether it's due to luck or your strong physique, injuries to your chest, arms and legs are always a bit less serious than they seemed at first.[1] CR 1.png
Decrease damage taken.
CB 2 b.png 92% Damage 4
CB 2 s.png 89% Damage 8
CB 2 g.png 85% Damage 12

Marathon Man[]

Reduces the amount drain from your stamina when sprinting. Useful for players who have max out their equipment points.

Keeping in shape and eating well lets you build your aerobic capacity allowing you to recover from fatigue faster. CR 1.png
Faster fatigue recovery
CB 3 b.png 100% Faster 2
CB 3 s.png 150% Faster 6
CB 3 g.png 200% Faster 10


Sounds are not played, representing the soldier knowing how to make sure he does not have anything that rattles in his pockets etc. Useful for stealthy players that like to use melee weapons.

NIMBLE Ribbon Rank
Nimble-footed soldiers are much more effective at sneaking up on enemies and make much less noise when moving about. CR 2.png
Move silently on foot
CB 4 b.png -25% Sounds 2
CB 4 s.png -50% Sounds 6
CB 4 g.png -75% Sounds 10


  • Bronze Badge: Removes footstep sounds from soldier while walking and running. Sprinting still creates sound.
  • Silver Badge: Removes noises created by gear while walking and running.
  • Gold Badge: Removes noises created by cloth/uniform while walking and running.


DRIVER Ribbon Rank
You have a strong sense of familiarity with cars and know how to coax them into life. CR 17.png
Faster start-up on normal vehicles
CB 5 b.png 33% Faster 2
CB 5 s.png 60% Faster 6
CB 5 g.png 100% Faster 10

Car Thief[]

CAR THIEF Ribbon Rank
Studying vehicle ignition systems enables you to steal enemy cars and motor cycles faster CR 17.png
Faster unlock of cars
CB 6 b.png 33% Faster 1
CB 6 s.png 100% Faster 5
CB 6 g.png 300% Faster 9


MECHANIC Ribbon Rank
Experience with engines makes you better at repairing any type of vehicle. CR 17.png
Faster vehicle repair.
CB 30 b.png 40% Faster 3
CB 30 s.png 60% Faster 7
CB 30 g.png 80% Faster 11


Useful when you want to carry both a bolt action and a SMG at the same time without being low on ammo.

HOARDER Ribbon Rank
By emptying your pockets of unnecessary things you can fit in some extra rounds. CR 4.png
Start with more primary weapon ammunition
CB 7 b.png 1 extra clip 3
CB 7 s.png 2 extra clips 7
CB 7 g.png 3 extra clips 11


Soldiers experienced in the handling of explosives will know exactly how to trim their detonators and explosives to get the most out of them. CR 14.png
Increased damage from explosives
CB 8 b.png +8% Damage 1
CB 8 s.png +11% Damage 6
CB 8 g.png +15% Damage 10


By practicing holding your weapon exactly the same way when you move you can limit the sway when turning around fast. CR 2.png
Turn-cone fire lowered
CB 9 b.png 25% Lower 4
CB 9 s.png 38% Lower 8
CB 9 g.png 50% Lower 12

Fast Reload[]

Spending time praticing reloads will let you reload faster then other soldiers. CR 12.png
Faster reloading handheld weapons
CB 10 b.png 18% Faster 4
CB 10 s.png 30% Faster 8
CB 10 g.png 43% Faster 12

Infantry First[]

This only works with the player's weapons, not vehicles. so the mobile AA do not get a bonus from this badge.

Only apply to vehicles tied to Infantry and Recon-careers / classes / resources

(Terrain Vehicles / Jeeps, Motorcycles / Mopeds, Infantry Support Vehicles (IVS) / Armored Personnel Carriers, Armoured Recon Vehicles / Infantry Fighting Vehicles)

Getting a more thorough knowledge of enemy vehicles lets you know exactly where to aim to do the most damage. CR 17.png
Increased damage towards infantry- and recon vehicles
Binfatryfirsticon.png +13% Damage 4
CB 11 s.png +19% Damage 10
CB 11 g.png +25% Damage 12


No killcam shown after killing an enemy.

By camouflaging yourself, the enemy will have a much harder time spotting the direction you attack him from. CR 6.png
No killcam shown when killing enemies.
CB 12 g.png No Killcam 12


Scavenge 50/75/100% of ammo after walking over weapon of same type as the one used.

Front soldiers experienced with missing or late ammunition resupply will often learn to scrounge up extra rounds. CR 4.png
Automatically replenish ammo when walking over dropped weapons of the same type.
CB 13 b.png 50% Replenish 1
CB 13 s.png 75% Replenish 5
CB 13 g.png 100% Replenish 9

Pointer Quick Fire[]

More hip fire accuracy. (Greater chance of firing from the center of the crosshair when hip firing)

Spending a lot of time practicing point shooting techniques will let you control your weapon somewhat better. CR 9.png
Increased hip-fire accuracy
CB 14 b.png -25% Sway 2
CB 14 s.png -38% Sway 6
CB 14 g.png -50% Sway 11

Iron Fist[]

This badge is useful for tank hunting.

Only applies to vehicles tied to Tank Crew-resources

IRON FIST Ribbon Rank
Getting a more thorough knowledge of enemy vehicles lets you know exactly where to aim to do the most damage. CR 16.png
Increased damage against tanks when using anti-tank weapons
CB 15 b.png +13% Damage 1
CB 15 s.png +19% Damage 4
CB 15 g.png +25% Damage 12

Tight Grip[]

Tight grip reduces the cone expansion when you're fireing your gun. Not the kick back recoil of the gun.

TIGHT GRIP Ribbon Rank
Practicing a tight grip on your weapon helps you keep your aim when firing rapidly. CR 13.png
Cone expansion reduced
CB 16 b.png 25% Reduction 3
CB 16 s.png 38% Reduction 7
CB 16 g.png 50% Reduction 11


DEAD-EYE Ribbon Rank
Getting used to your weapons' sights and training regularly lets you establish a sight picture a bit faster CR 6.png
Faster contraction on crosshair
CB 17 b.png 25% Faster 3
CB 17 s.png 38% Faster 7
CB 17 g.png 50% Faster 11


Doesn't make you invisible, it means that if you are spotted (by someone looking down their sights at you for a short period) then the inverted red triangle will disappear after 7, 5 or 1 seconds depending on the badge level.

GHILLIE Ribbon Rank
You always seem to duck your head behind a branch when someone is looking for you. CR 6.png
Invisible to enemy spotters
CB 18 b.png Visible 7sec 2
CB 18 s.png Visible 5sec 6
CB 18 g.png Visible 1sec 10

Dynamite Lover[]

You seem to always make room for one more grenade or mine (when equipped) CR 14.png
Start with extra explosive weapons (grenade/mine)
Bgrenadiericon.png 1 extra 4
CB 19 s.png 2 extra 8
CB 19 g.png 3 extra 12

Aircraft Thief[]

Studying aircraft ignition systems enables you to steal enemy aircraft faster CR 18.png
Faster unlock of Aircraft
CB 20 b.png 33% Faster 1
CB 20 s.png 100% Faster 5
CB 20 g.png 300% Faster 9


AIRBORNE Ribbon Rank
Experienced pilots can go through their pre-flight checklist faster and get their plane in the air faster. CR 18.png
Reduced field maintenance load on airplanes
CB 21 b.png 25% Reduction 2
CB 21 s.png 38% Reduction 6
CB 21 g.png 50% Reduction 10

Bombs Away[]

BOMBS AWAY Ribbon Rank
Pilots experienced in ground attack will get bombs resupplied faster. CR 19.png
Faster bombs resupply
CB 22 b.png 18% Faster 4
CB 22 s.png 30% Faster 8
CB 22 g.png 43% Faster 12

Flak Jacket[]

Reduces damage taken by pilot from anti-aircraft fire by 15/30/50%.

Wearing a flak jacket provides greater protection from enemy fire. CR 20.png
Reduced damage for soldiers in planes
CB 23 b.png -8% Damage 4
CB 23 s.png -11% Damage 8
CB 23 g.png -15% Damage 12

Free Fall[]

FREE FALL Ribbon Rank
By disconnecting the parachute release from the jump cable you can decide for yourself when to open your parachute. CR 3.png
Disconnect parachute jump cable
CB 24 b.png Self Deploy 1


Experienced paratroopers can go through their pre-jump checklists faster and get to the combat zone faster. CR 3.png
Reduced field maintenance load for paratroopers
CB 25 b.png 25% Reduction 3
CB 25 s.png 38% Reduction 7
CB 25 g.png 50% Reduction 12

Tank Thief[]

TANK THIEF Ribbon Rank
Studying armor ignition systems enables you to steal enemy tanks faster. CR 21.png
Faster unlock of tanks
CB 26 b.png 33% Faster 4
CB 26 s.png 100% Faster 8
CB 26 g.png 300% Faster 10


TANKER Ribbon Rank
Knowing exactly how your armor's engine and electrics work allows you to get it up and running faster. CR 21.png
Faster startup on armor
CB 27 b.png 33% Faster 1
CB 27 s.png 60% Faster 5
CB 27 g.png 100% Faster 9


GUNNER Ribbon Rank
Reloading a cannon again and again has made you into a master. CR 26.png
Faster reload on armor main gun
Bgunnericon.png 11% Faster 4
CB 28 s.png 18% Faster 8
CB 28 g.png 25% Faster 12

Charismatic Leader[]

Being able to deliver great speeches before his men will help them recover morale faster CR 28.png
Faster morale recovery
CB 29 b.png +10% Faster 4
CB 29 s.png +15% Faster 8
CB 29 g.png +20% Faster 12

Battlefield Commander[]

Being led by a veteran commander with extensive combat experience increases the overall of the troops under the officer's command CR 28.png
Increased maximum morale
CB 31 b.png +10% Morale 2
CB 31 s.png +15% Morale 6
CB 31 g.png +20% Morale 10

Logistics Expert[]

Knowledge of transport logistics and troop movement increases the speed of Assault Teams under the officer's command. CR 28.png
Increases Assault Team speed
CB 32 b.png 10% Faster 3
CB 32 s.png +15% Faster 7
CB 32 g.png +20% Faster 11

First Aid[]

FIRST AID Ribbon Rank
Being able to quickly locate and treat a combat wound will enable an injured soldier to recover and get back in action faster. R 112.png
Faster health recovery
B 330.png 40% Faster 4
B 331.png 60% Faster 8
B 332.png 80% Faster 12

Combat Medic[]

Combat Medic Ribbon Rank
An experienced medic knows how to strip his equipment to be able to carry a few extra first aid kits. R 112.png
Extra first aid kits
B 340.png 1 extra 3
B 341.png 2 extra 7
B 342.png 3 extra 11

Hand of God[]

HAND OF GOD Ribbon Rank
Working under the stressful conditions of combat teaches the medic to treat soldiers without the need for close examination. R 112.png
Longer influence range
B 350.png 40% Farther 1
B 351.png 60% Farther 5
B 352.png 80% Farther 9
  1. As of update 1.19 Heavy Set no longer affects headshots