Battlefield 4 won’t feature the M16A3, apparently
If there was one weapon that was overpowered in BF3, it was the M16A3, otherwise known as the full auto version of the M16A4 assault rifle. And for those who constantly complained about it, they’ll be happy to hear that Battlefield 4 will apparently not feature the M16A3, only its burst-fire brother, the M16A4.
According to Battlefield 4 multiplayer lead designer (and weapons expert) Alan Kertz, the A3 full auto version will not be in the game when it launches. However, given its popularity in BF3, we’re sure the gun will be available down the line in future DLC, albeit a bit more balanced than the one found in BF3.
While the M16A3’s damage and rate of fire were comparable to other weapons, it had ridiculously low recoil and great accuracy, making it the best all round weapon in BF3. We’re surprised that DICE still hasn’t just fixed this with a quick patch.
While several Battlefield 4 videos have shown the M16A3, DICE confirmed that this was indeed the A4 variety, it was only mislabeled as the A3. This should be fixed in time for the upcoming beta, which starts early next month. The game will feature over a dozen different assault rifles, many of them which we haven’t seen in the series before.
Did you find the M16A3 overpowered in BF3? are you happy the gun is gone from Battlefield 4? Let us know in the comments section!