SWAT is a character in CrossFire.
The SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) character is an elite tactical unit in America and some international law enforcement departments. It is one of the three characters available from the start of the game after that you can buy for 4,000 GP. It is the most popular GP character that players tend to choose as a starting character.
In the early 1960s, when city crimes in the United States were increasing at an alarming rate, the U.S. police forces and the federal agency put together a military strategy system to fight against the rampaging criminals, the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) established the first special unit to combat highly armed criminals. It was named S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics) by LAPD commander Daryl F. Gates, and it has brought a new revolution to crime resistance.
In 1971, the SWAT team became a permanent force with a unified structure: small units comprised of 6 soldiers and middle sized groups comprised of 60 soldiers. The SWAT has worked through the 1970s in suppressing armed criminals and with their help, was able to suppress major armed conflicts with zero or minimal civilian casualties.
- During beta days, BL SWAT also featured same helmet with GR SWAT, just recolor the helmet from blue to white, along with the ski mask. The only differences that time were tactical vest design, tattoo (BL). This was changed when the game offcially released.
- They are infamously portrayed as easily "killable" soldiers in the media. However, some others claim that all soldiers is killable & it depends on players' skills. This statement shows positive opinion.
- SWAT also has some different character variants: Camo, Elite and Moscow.