Here are the answers to some common questions concerning the Recon soldier type.
I just unlocked the Recon career, why can’t I use my scoped rifle in combat?
In Heroes & Generals, each character has his own progression tree.
When one of your Soldiers is converted to a Recon (or when you enlist a new Academy-Trained Recon), only this character can use special Recon equipment.
It is important to point out that only Academy-Trained Recons come already equipped with a scope; other Soldiers need to unlock this upgrade with experience.
Also note that not all battles have Recons in them.
If you enter matchmaking as Recon, the game will put you in a battle where there are Recon resources.
However if your Squad is of a different type, there is no guarantee that your faction will be able to deploy this Soldier type in the battle where you are sent.
Please read this article on how to check what resources are deployed in a battle.
My friends are Infantry, how can I play with them as Recon?
In the new Squad game-flow, you must be the same Soldier type as your friends to be in a Squad with them.
BUT! you can always choose to play any Soldier you like by selecting a different one from the Deploy menu.