Melee is the closest form of fighting and done using the V key in-game. There are two forms of melee: stabbing and bashing.

Stabbing an enemy using any of the melee weapons like the Feldspaten, trench club, or any of the bayonets will kill the enemy instantly. When using the V key, it will centre the enemy in the camera and follow until the enemy is dead.

Bashing is done with any non-melee weapon without a bayonet. It can be done with binoculars to Ruby pistols. It will take a number of hits to kill the enemy, but if caught unawares, that is generally not a major problem.