The PDR (Personal Defense Rifle) is a compact, bullpup-style 5.56x45mm carbine developed by Magpul Industries. Although the project was abandoned, it has garnered some attention, largely due to its "futuristic" appearance. The system consists of a gas-operated bullpup that was intended to replace some submachine guns, M9 pistols and M4 Carbines in an ultra-compact firearm.
It is known in the Battlefield series as the Personal Defense Weapon-Rifle (PDW-R) and appears as the PDR-C variant.
Rate of fire
600 rounds per minute
25 rounds x 4 magazines
75 + 25 rounds
· 1.34 Up
· 0.20 Left
· 0.80 Right
· 0.74 Up
· 0.11 Left
· 0.44 Right
— In-Game description
In Battlefield Play4Free, the PDW-R is available as a purchasable weapon for the Engineer Kit. It has average stopping power at close range, but it suffers at long-range combat, taking up to 9 shots to kill a foe at full health.
The promotional poster used on the Play4Free website
The PDW-R as it appears in-game
The PDW-R's iron sights
Reloading the PDW-R
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· 294 + 21 rounds (SP)
· 168 + 21 rounds (MP)
· 279 + 31 rounds (SP)
· 217 + 31 rounds (Co-op)
· 155 + 31 rounds (MP)
2.5 seconds loaded
3.4 seconds empty
1.5 - 7.0 standing
1.0 - 7.0 crouching
0.75 - 7.0 prone
0.4 - 3.0
Increase per bullet
Decrease per second
— Battlelog description
The PDW-R was first seen in the four-page fact sheet from EA.
It is used by enemies during the campaign in Kaffarov, in the dark room prior to the target range, equipped with various optics and the Tactical Flashlight.
It appears during the Co-Op campaign in Hit and Run.
In multiplayer, the PDW-R is an all kit weapon unlocked at level 32, belonging to the PDW section. The weapon possesses a moderate rate of fire and kick, with the same damage figures as most carbines (25-14.3). The PDW-R also is the only PDW to benefit from being a bullpup weapon which increases its hip-fire accuracy and movement speed while aiming down the sights. The iron sights are also very clear and easy to use, meaning that players just learning to use the PDW-R should have little to no trouble with target acquisition. The weapon's magazine holds 20+1 rounds. This can be upgraded by utilizing the Extended Mags attachment, which brings the ammo count to 30+1.
While the PDW-R does hold many similar traits to carbines (damage figure, accuracy and hipfire), it does come up short compared to carbines in terms of having a comparatively slow bullet velocity, as well as not being able to equip the heavy barrel. As such, it shouldn't be considered an actual improvement over many carbines available to the engineer class. It does however, like the AS VAL, offer a more versatile play-style than standard PDWs to the recon and support class that utilize more cumbersome weapons.
The PDW-R in gameplay
The Steyr AUG (German: Armee-Universal-Gewehr; English: Universal army rifle), also known as the STG.77 (German: Sturmgewehr 77; English: Assault rifle 77), is an Austrian, bullpup-configured 5.56x45mm assault rifle, designed in 1977 by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG. The AUG is a battle-proven Austrian assault rifle widely known for its high performance and durability as well as its accommodating features, for example, the option for use by left-handed people or the easy to remove barrel making it adaptable to the situation.
It also has a built-in rail system near the end of the barrel for mounting optics. The bullpup layout allows for a shorter overall length while maintaining barrel length. In the Battlefield games it is seen as the AUG A3, a modern variant that is able to fit optics and other attachments.
The AUG was improved and adopted by the Australian Army in 1989 replacing the L1A1 SLR (FN FAL), and the limited M16 Rifle with rifles built locally by "Thales Australia" as the "F88 Austeyr".
Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit
Source of statistics
Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima Guide
— In game description.
The AUG is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.
The AUG can be found off of fallen MEC infantry during the final mission, Ghost Town. The AUG is common amongst the MEC infantry, particularly around the beginning of the level, along with the 9A-91.
The AUG is the default assault rifle for the Middle Eastern CoalitionAssault kit. Like all assault rifles in the game, the AUG has 50 rounds per magazine and 150 rounds in reserve. The AUG is equipped with the M203 and has 8 grenades. It is good for medium to long range combat and can kill with 8-10 shots. It is the MEC's equivalent to the American M416 and Russian AEK971.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
90 + 30 (without Ammo Upgrade)
180 + 30 (with Ammo Upgrade)
— In-game description.
The STG.77 AUG is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and is the fourth assault rifle issued to the Assault kit requiring 20,000 exp to unlock.
It has a 30 round magazine and an M203 grenade launcher, holding the second lowest rate of fire out of the automatic assault rifles (same rate of fire as the M416). The AUG has moderate but jumpy horizontal recoil which may make it hard to keep aimed at a distant target, it boasts effective close range power but tap firing is absolutely necessary at range. It has cluttered iron sights but they are still workable. The cluttered iron sights can be remedied by equipping either the Red Dot Sight or the 4X Rifle Scope for better ranged accuracy. If the player cannot get used to iron sights, different optics can be considered a good choice of Primary specialization.