The A180 can be transformed into four different blaster configurations: pistol, rifle, sniper, and ion mode. The blaster will start in the pistol configuration. The other three configurations occupy the player's three Star Card slots.
This mode temporarily gives the A180 improved range, damage, and a fire rate similar to the A280C Blaster Rifle. This weapon is best used at medium range and can be activated by using the charge card activation button.
This mode gives the A180 the range of a sniper and a guaranteed one-shot-kill for enemies further than ten meters. Take note that only one shot can be fired before a cooldown is required, similar to the DLT-19X. It can be activated using the left star card activation button.
This mode acts much like the secondary fire of the TL-50 Heavy Repeater, though the projectile drop-off beings much sooner. The A180's Ion mode does very high damage to droids, turrets, and vehicles, while doing minimal damage to enemy soldiers. This mode can be activated using the right star card activation button.
- Pistol mode is the standard mode for the A180, but never think this makes it weak. This pistol is more than capable of quickly dispatching an enemy, especially if the player is apt in pulling the pistol's trigger.
- Rifle mode has improved range and rate of fire, along with a lower damage drop-off. This means it is great to use at medium-to-long range. A good time to activate this mode is when you are pinned behind cover or when you are about to enter an open area. Use it to take on groups of enemies.
- Sniper mode gives huge range improvement and a one hit kill for enemies further than ten meters without the Bodyguard trait. It is good to activate when pinned behind cover or in some sort of sniper perch.
- Ion mode is useful for taking out well-placed turrets and droids, but don't be afraid to fire at an AT-ST or even an AT-AT. Be cautious of its limited range. It also is capable of setting off Proximity Bombs and other mines, but it is more efficient to use the A180's standard pistol mode.
- The A180 is a great all-around weapon. A good way to take advantage of all its configurations is to hang out in close-range areas that are close to windows and doorways, giving line of sight to long-ranged areas. The A180 is best used with the Bounty Hunter or Bodyguard trait, as the former allows you to use the blaster's special modes more often, and the latter can keep you alive.
- The pistol configuration resembles the German Luger pistol with a larger barrel shroud and heavily modified action.
- The A180 is the only weapon in Star Wars Battlefront to have configurations, and is the only one to give the player a completely different loadout.
- The A180 does occupy your hand slots but you will use the same primary trait which depends on which hand Card you've used recently.