Titanfall Guide: Hemlok BF-R Attachments, Mods, and Challenges

Become a burst fire champion with this Hemlock BF-R weapon guide for Titanfall!

The Hemlok BF-R is a burst fire weapon in Titanfall. It shoots a 3-round burst and gets increased with a mod. It has a few different ranges with attachments, but best for medium to long ranges.

Be careful when shooting because it is a burst fire weapon, and it is not that great at close-range combat. If you want a fast, accurate gun that is great at medium or long-range, the Hemlok is for you. I'll show you the stats of this gun, attachments, mods, and challenges.

For other tips and guides, visit the Titanfall Guide List.

This guide will cover everything about the Hemlok BF-R including:

  • Weapon Basics - The stats and general info on the gun.
  • Attachments - Each attachment and what they do.
  • Mods - Each mod and what they do.
  • Challenges - List of every challenge for this gun.
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Weapon Basics - Get to know your Hemlok BF-R

This rifle has a high fire rate, and average damage, accuracy, and range. It is still a great gun though.

  • Use the burst fire to pinpoint head shots with great precision.
  • Two bursts will take down anybody that's not a Titan.
  • The quick fire rate can help if you're quick enough when someone runs up to you.

Attachments - Which scope is best?


HCOG stands for Holographic Combat Optical Gunsight. This scope has the shortest zoom at 1.85x magnification. This is great when you need to fight people at a closer range than normal, or quickly aim at people jumping.

  • Great for close-range combat.
  • Excels at aiming vertically quickly.
  • Takes out airborne enemies at close-range easier.


The Holosight is good for a balance in range and close combat. It has a 2.1x magnification and provides a tighter aim than normal.

  • Best at medium-range, but decent at short and long-range as well.
  • Gives you a more narrow view of your targets.
  • Good for focusing on specific enemies or areas.


The AOG, or Advanced Optical Gunsight, gives this gun a longer range. It has a 2.4x magnification, great for fighting at a distance.

  • Keep your distance, and pick off enemies with this scope.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings. The increased zoom makes it harder to see enemies approaching you.

Mods - Customize Your Rifle

Extended Magazine

This adds 6 shots before you have to reload, so you can get in two more bursts per magazine. If you need the extra shots, pick this one up, though I prefer the Starburst mod.


It lowers your overall damage in exchange for not being detected as easily. You will not appear on minimaps when firing, the gun noise is softer, and it has a lower muzzle flash.

If you want to go undetected and don't mind what you're giving up, then use this. Otherwise, just stay away.

Starburst - Not like the candy

The starburst mod is amazing. You get slightly lower accuracy in exchange for an increased fire rate. The best part about this mod is the change from a 3 round burst, to a 5 round burst.

This gives you more room for error. Each burst gives an extra two shots, so you are more likely to kill people, and do it fast, with this mod.

Challenges - This is your Rifle

There are 6 categories of challenges for the Hemlok, each with multiple tiers to complete.

If It Moves

This category involves killing enemies. This means any enemy, such as a Pilot, Grunt, Spectre, or Titan.

Killing 25 enemies unlocks the Suppressor mod. Killing 50 unlocks the HCOG Scope. The rest of the tiers give you experience and Amped Hemlok burn cards. For more info on burn cards, check out the Weapon Burn Cards Guide.

Top Gun

These require you to kill actual players, the Pilots. 15 Pilot kills unlocks the Starburst mod.

Machine War

Spectre kills count towards these challenges. Killing 25 Spectres unlocks the Extended Magazine mod.

The Expendables

This category is all about killing Grunts. 25 Grunt kills unlocks the AOG scope. 50 grunt kills unlocks the Holosight.

This Is My Weapon

Just using the gun for certain periods of time completes these challenges. They give experience and Amped Hemlok burn cards.

Off The Dome

Getting headshots with the Hemlok gives credit for these challenges. You get experience and burn cards.

That wraps up the Hemlok weapon guide. If you'd like help with anything else in Titanfall, then go to the Guide List. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know in the comments!

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