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Combat Ribbons: How Do They Work?

A brand new series of combat ribbons was introduced along with the Newgarden build, as part of the character progression tree. Inspired by the service ribbons worn by real-life servicemen, combat ribbons are decorations earned for achievements in combat. They can be leveled up, unlocking new weapons, modifiers and combat badges in the process.

Some ribbons are awarded for performing relatively simple tasks. Others require more skill to level up. All in all, they work to emphasize and develop your soldier’s fields of expertise: for example, firing one type of rifle will level up the corresponding ribbon, which will unlock a second type of rifle, with its own ribbon, and so on. The table below shows how you can earn and level up the combat ribbons currently implemented in the game.

Combat Ribbon Description
Physical Training Ever notice how much time they spend jogging in war movies? Cardio is an essential part of every combatant’s training. You earn points for this ribbon by running, sprinting (hold down the SHIFT key) and riding bicycles.
Combat Movement Knowing how to move in combat when fully geared up is vital for any soldiers survival. Earn points for this ribbon by walking carefully (hold down the ALT key while moving) or moving in a crouched position (hold the CTRL key).
Parachute The ability to jump out of a flying plane and land safely on the ground is vital for aerial combat. Pilots are not as easily replaced as planes. Points for this ribbon are earned by successfully parachuting to the ground.
Defence Defending your ground is just as important as gaining new. Earn points for this ribbon by killing enemies while they try to capture your control points and winning battles as the defender.
Tactical Capturing control points is the key to winning battles — and to upgrading this ribbon. Use the map (M) to find the nearest control point and stand near the radio to capture it.
Recon Moving with stealth and striking with precision, Recons scout the combat zone ahead of the main assault, giving their side an advantage over the enemy. Points for this ribbon are earned by getting through battles without dying, capturing without being spotted and making headshots with sniper rifles.
Close Combat

Learning to defend yourself when you are out of ammunition can save your life. Points for this ribbon are scored by killing enemy soldiers using your combat knife or even your spade.
Handgun Assault

Using a handgun in combat will earn you points for this ribbon. More points are awared for killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Bolt-Action Rifle Assault

Using a bolt-action rifle in combat will earn you points for this ribbon. More points are awared for killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Semi-Automatic Rifle Assault Using a semi-automatic rifle in battle will earn you points for this ribbon. More points are awared for killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Submachine Gun Assault

Using a submachine gun in combat will earn you points for this ribbon. More points are awared for killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Light Machine Gun Assault The light machine gun is a powerful infantry weapon. Using it in combat will earn you points for this ribbon. The highest award is given for headshots.
Sniper Assault

Using a scoped rifle in combat will earn you points for this ribbon. More points are awared for killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Explosives

Grenades and mines pose a very serious threat to your enemies. Kill enemies with hand grenades to earn points for this ribbon.
Tank Destruction

Fighting tanks on foot is a very dangerous business. Points for this ribbon are scored by destroying armor using anti-tank weapons, mines or grenades.
Driver

Moving fast from one tactical position to another during combat is crucial for winning battles. Driving military as well as civilian vehicles will earn you points for this ribbon.
Chauffeur

Getting soldiers quickly from one tactical position to another during combat is vital for ensuring victory. Transporting friendly soldiers using military and civilian vehicles will earn you points for this ribbon.
Tank Driver

Maneuvering tanks in battle requires skill and training. The more you drive tanks of any kind, the more points you earn for this ribbon.
Armor Damage

Scoring successful kills against enemy armor using the main cannon of your tanks will earn point for this ribbon.
Dog Fight

Combat aviation’s finest dicipline is the battle between two skilled pilots. Points for this ribbon are earned by flying a fighter plane into combat, skillful using its armament and downing enemy fighter planes.
Tactical Bomber

Dropping a single bomb precisely on a ground target requires great skill. Points for this ribbon are earned by bombing enemy vehicles and soldiers.
Ground Support

The support of a fighter aircraft is greatly appreciated by ground forces. Points for this ribbon are earned by destroying enemy vehicles and killing enemy soldiers using the machineguns and cannons of a fighter aircraft.
  1. MasterTankerMasterTanker12-26-2013

    All thta new stuff is just amazing, you are doing it very well Reto, but serioulsy IM SICK OF THE FRAME DROPPING, many players coimplaint about the same, PLEASE, 4 FPS? COME ON!!!

  2. DiterDiter12-30-2013

    The new types of ribbons do not like it, would like to see a stylized ribbon for each faction separately.

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