Soldiers are a class featured in Transformers: War for Cybertron. They boast the strongest offense of all four classes. Soldiers use big machine guns and ballistics, and can turn into tanks whenever they please.


Life bar: 6



  • Defender (Warpath)
  • Protector (Scattershot, DLC #1, available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but not for the PC version.)


  • Crusher (Brawl)
  • Destroyer (Megatron)
  • Eradicator (Demolishor, unlockable if preordered through (U.S.) or (U.K.), or via DLC #1, available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but not for the PC version.)


Soldiers can equip two of these four weapons:

  • Neutron assault rifle
  • X12 Scrapmaker
  • EMP shotgun
  • Thermo rocket launcher

They use energon hammers in melee and carry frag grenades.


Soldiers can eventually choose two from four different abilities:

  • Hover: Float a few feet off the ground and increase weapon damage. Also, become a sitting duck.
  • Whirlwind: Execute a spinning melee attack that beats down everybody near you.
  • Ammo Beacon: Deploy a temporary beacon that refills ammo and increases weapon damage while nearby. (Level 2)
  • Energon Sling: Disable enemy's abilities for a while. (Level 5)

Vehicle mode:

  • 180: Turn around really fast. Can be disorienting if you do it accidentally.


Soldiers can eventually choose up to three upgrades to augment their abilities: First Tier

  • P.o.K.E. Alpha: Increases damage of Whirlwind. (Level 1)
  • Sharp Shooter: Reduces weapon spread. (Level 1)
  • Death from Above: Increases hover damage bonus. (Level 7)
  • Grenade Dispenser: Ammo beacon also generates one grenade per teammate. (Level 10)
  • Heavy Weapons: Increases damage for EMP Shotgun, X12 Scrapmaker and Thermo Rocket Launcher. (Level 17)
  • Path Blaster: Ammo beacon spawns an Ion Displacer turret (!). (Level 23)

Second Tier

  • Flurry of Blows: Whirlwind speed increases. (Level 3)
  • Flak Armor: Reduces explosion damage. (Level 3)
  • Saboteur: Increases Energon Sling effect time. (Level 8)
  • Flight Pack: Increases Hover duration. (Level 13)
  • Energon Absorbers: Decreases damage taken while using Whirlwind. (Level 19)
  • Improved HeatSink: Decreases weapon reload time. (Level 24)

Third Tier

  • Weapon Stabilizer: Reduces weapon kickback. (Level 6)
  • Nemesis Maker: Increases flak grenade damage radius. (Level 6)
  • Blaster Amplifier: Gain two extra ammo clips. (Level 9)
  • First Aid: Decreases health regeneration delay. (Level 15)
  • Explosive Capacitor: Carry one extra grenade. (Level 21)
  • Rapid Recharge: Reduces ability recharge time. (Level 25)


After killing enough guys without dying, every class can use special abilities. The soldiers' are:

  • Ammo Matrix (3 kills): Locks your ammo clip and refills team's ammo/grenades.
  • Electromagnetic pulse (5 kills): Jams enemy's abilities for a while.
  • Omega Missile (7 kills): Fires a guided missile at everyone.
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