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M16A3 removed from Battlefield 4 multiplayer, DICE confirms

M16A3 removed from Battlefield 4 multiplayer, DICE confirms (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

pandehz  +   807d ago
Uh oh DICE not supporting noobs anymore.
ovnipc  +   807d ago
I think its a M16A4 or I may be wrong, M4A4 its the new standard Carbine Of the US Army they stop production of M16 long time ago. I wish they would add an AK 47 russian folding stock wook and black, no camo no ak blah blah, no just ak 47 color black ith wood, simple. My all time favorite and the G36.
b163o1  +   807d ago
Sad to see it leave, I know I killed a lot of people with mine, but I've moved to the AN-94, and I keep hearing "too much recoil" but I've learned to master the recoil and I wouldn't swap it for another for the time being

BF4 bundle!!
HeavenlySnipes  +   807d ago
The gun wasn't even that good lol
I primarily used the F2000
titletownrelo  +   807d ago
I'm okay with them taking away the m16a3, as long as they replace it with a new gun... how about the xm8??? :D
ATi_Elite  +   807d ago
"M16A3 removed from Battlefield 4 multiplayer, DICE confirms"

Throws kb/m across the room "That's Bullcrap, what am I gonna use now"?

turns head and smiles at M4 "Your my baby now" LMAO
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   807d ago
U are sick in head
omi25p  +   807d ago
Il stick with my L8 Assault rifle
titletownrelo  +   807d ago
AUG for the win
KazHiraiFTW  +   807d ago
G3A3 is so beast f**k the M16A3.

7.62x51mm is for real men anything smaller is reserved for pussies
T2  +   807d ago
Meh I use A91 , acwr, mtar, p90 , aek, m40a5 , m7 , anything u put in my hands ... Never used that gun, dont care . I hear its so good but never noticed I got killed by it consistently so therefore dont care
MRMagoo123  +   807d ago
I am gonna just stick with what ever gun i have on , i play engineer and sniper so i dont think i would have even used a m16 lol
MWong  +   807d ago
I don't get the controversy. Yea, the M16A3 was the best all around gun in BF3. Then it got patched along with the M416 and the M416 crushed it in every aspect.

I agree, but take it a step further allow stocks to be customizable for all weapons. I wonder how they are going to handle the G36 since they nerfed it's ROF.
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Kleptic  +   807d ago
what? The m16A3 was one of the only guns in the game to not get drastically messed with through out BF3's life span...

Its not even a debate...if you ever played a platoon match on an infantry-centric map (bazaar, Seine,...metro...)...there was NO alternative to the M16A3 after the last bit of patching...of course there were the rogue guys that thought there were being cool by using something else, but if you followed symthic and knew the fundamentals of the actual weapons instead of intangible 'feel'...the m16A3 was, by far, the most advantageous weapon in multiple situations...with very few draw backs...

least recoil, highest accuracy, 2nd to longest range, in the top for bullet speed, and in the top 3 for cadence...Shortest in AR reload time, which was faster than some pistols...Its time to kill was a few ms lower than the famas, aek, and f2000...but far superior accuracy, recoil, overall ease of use...that was never a tangible con...
thedon8982z  +   807d ago
SKS ALL DAY FOREGRIP, Holograpghic SCOPE, and silencer...garanteed killsALL-DAY....Approaching 15,000 kills and counting!!!!!
JetsFool3500  +   807d ago
Ive seen the lastest build on bf4 & the m416 looks like its better the m16a3
awi5951  +   807d ago
Its BF2 all over again players bitched about the M16 back then and got it removed.
3-4-5  +   807d ago
I mainly used the M416 anyways.

I don't like the M16 in any FPS game. Just not my style.

I'd rather manually burst fire and control my own shots than have the gun do it for me.

More more variety that way.
Gigaguy777  +   807d ago
Taking out a versatile weapon means they don't support noobs. Totally makes sense, like making a fish and drywall sandwich.
brich233  +   807d ago
They are removing it, but it will come back as dlc i Bet
testo6  +   807d ago
GodGinrai  +   807d ago
I use the M416, because I thought it was better than the M16. Im suprised to hear that people thought it was over powered.
HeyImBen11  +   807d ago
Suprised? Lol. The M16 is the best allrounder weapon in BF3 and is one of the most used weapon in the whole game. It wasn't OP, but it was good in any situation. The last 10 games i played, 70% of the whole enemy team ran around with this weapon :(.
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Trunkz Jr  +   807d ago
Bad Mistake DICE. It used to be the top tier weapon but The new OP weapon is the M416. Why? Kobra, Foregrip, Heavy Barrel and shoot it in bursts of 5 = No Recoil gun.
GodGinrai  +   807d ago
lol, that sucks. Usually I get killed by snipers or tanks...cant say I have any problem dealing with most infantry regardless of what weapon they have..unless of course its a sniper picking me off from a distance where my M416 cant return the favour.

@Trunkz I have to dissagree about the M416 being overpowered..maybe its lag but I still have to put quiet a few slugs in enemy players to put them down.
Trunkz Jr  +   807d ago
@ The realness


Thats my friend in a TDM. I'll tell you right now once you try it and figure out the feel to the 5 shot bursts you'll understand.
GodGinrai  +   807d ago your freind that marlborough guy? If so, that is a very impressive K/D...and your gonna hate me for saying this...but thanks for the tip!I am intruged to tey that lay out now!

I usually just go with grenadelauncher/foregrip and red dot sight. I keep it fully auto but fire in bursts.and squad suppress fire perk.

please dont be mad at me! but you know how it goes on battlefield. ;)
3-4-5  +   807d ago
@ Trunks- Using the forgrip on the 416 actually makes it worse and less accurate.

How don't you know that?
theContortionist  +   807d ago
It is the default weapon so it makes sense that it is more common people start unlocking attachments right away and they stick with it instead of having to start over with a new gun.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   807d ago
As a top clan in bf3 on ps3 the op guns were as followed

First it was the Famas being horribly op then it went to laser pew pew m16 then to the bullet spewing Aek


Dice needs to learn to stop balancing and tweaking guns that never needed to be touched in first place. So what if not everyone uses it.

I stopped playing the game when I was maxed out and they made that m416 op
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pandehz  +   807d ago
Aek is my fav gun in BF3.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   807d ago
Aek was perfectly fine. They shouldn't of even touched it from the initial stock aek.

The only guns I really got annoyed about was the m26 dart and Famas.

I remember being the guy that started the dart thing lmao way back on ps3 when no one knew lol
fossilfern  +   807d ago
Famas wasn't OP the thing went everywhere but if you knew how to use it then it was a beast. It's was fantastic for close battles
Kleptic  +   807d ago
if you're saying the Famas was never OP, you simply never used it when B2K came was patched just a month or so later, so its reign didn't last as long as something like the usas w/ frags did...but at B2K's was simply ridiculous...

grip, holo, looking back...DICE even admitted there was a recoil reduction bug, as well as a damage bug with the above set up...the FAMAS didn't have a decrease to bullet speed, or distance, and therefor the damage modifier in place when using a suppressor...1000 rounds/min out to 980 meters with pinpoint accuracy...all with nearly complete silence could drop anyone without trying, the only time you'd ever get killed when carrying one was because of the 4 second reload...
SnotyTheRocket  +   807d ago
RPK-74M is the best gun in BF3, hands down.
TekoIie  +   807d ago
Since the M4 is a universal class weapon it shouldn't bother anyone too much :)
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HeyImBen11  +   807d ago
Its called M16A4 now.
Kleptic  +   807d ago
that the burst fire variant...its in bf3 already, too...just no one uses it...
jackanderson1985  +   807d ago
never knew people got so upset at this stuff... never had a problem against it myself but ah well such is life and more power to the gamer wooo or less in this case
nick309  +   807d ago
So many guns, cant remember names.
NioRide  +   807d ago
Back after release for those of us who actually bothered with the co-op stuff I unlocked the G3A3 and the gun was amazing. However shortly after they normalized almost all of the rifles for a while and the G3 was completely destroyed since it has the slowest all around AR firing rate.

They patch it back up to do more damage but they reduced its damage over range horribly. The gun was pretty much useless after that. which is just sad.
LAWSON72  +   807d ago
I know the G3 is awesome, and it sucks the only game I ever enjoyed it in was Cod4
MRMagoo123  +   807d ago
Hoooooowwwwwww good was the G3 in cod4, playing hardcore mode with a silenced G3 made you into a silent one shot ninja assassin lol i loved that gun a lot.
LAWSON72  +   806d ago
Hardcore mode G3 for the win I remember trying to get as many headshots as possible to get the red tiger camo.
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DARK WITNESS  +   807d ago
you nerf one gun, well the gun next to it then becomes the new OMG that gunz is so OVER POWERED, YOU ARE A NOOB for using it !!!!!!!!

Then you nerf that gun, so the next gun then becomes.....

Now they have resorted to taking them out, how long before there are no guns left?
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Software_Lover  +   807d ago
Everyone will be forced to use butter knives soon.

All guns are not the same IN REAL LIFE!!!! People just need to learn to play.
HeyImBen11  +   807d ago
That's not right. Im glad they took out the M16 and made it to the M16A4, it was the best weapon in the game and almost every medic used that weapon. Everyone that thinks M16 was not overused and the best weapon in the game has no idea. Everyone wanted to have more firefights in BF4 except M16 vs M16. Even LVLCap says that and he uses the gun most of the times.

There's a reason why the M16 the most used weapon. Everyone that crys that this weapon isn't there anymore is probably someone with Gold Star 100 on this weapon.
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DARK WITNESS  +   807d ago
actually I hardly ever used the M16 but ya it was the most used gun because it was the most efficient killing tool. if business got serious and I had trouble taking someone down because of it, well I just switched to that weapon and we are even.

nobody is forced to use it, but at the same time there is nothing stopping you from using it either. I don't get this special code of conduct while playing games that says you cannot use the most powerful weapon in order to prove yourself...

infact I think it's a bit stupid. In the real world some guns are better then others. You think the US army should give up using M16's because it's not fare for their enemies who are using AK47s ?

if someone is using a better weapon then me I have 2 options, I either outsmart him or I level the playing field. Thats the way I have always played games. Thats just me though.
Kleptic  +   807d ago
^but you're sort of dancing around the real issue...

we all get it...yes, you can combat a 'fire' of enemies by using the same 'fire'...but then what is the point of having 60+ primary weapons when only one of them is a true way to counter the problem?...that isn't exactly fun...many of us play battlefield, especially its world class persistence, because of the thousands of different weapon combinations available...balance problems to the degree they were in bf3 were bad enough that in order to remain remotely HAD to use the same weapon...

this was mostly only an issue with actual platoon matches...and even then only an issue on infantry focused maps...yes, i get it, you can try and 'out smart' the enemy team with various tactics and a different load out...but, to be blunt, if it only worked because the opposing team sucked...I've been on the defensive end with nearly my entire team running assault with an M16A3, only a support or two to drop boxes for ammo...we could hold ANY attack no matter what they tried...and we weren't some stand out platoon, we're just a group of decently competent friends...

I'm not even sure why i typed all that...just look at not some conspiracy, or 'i don't understand why people complain about the m16a3'...its simply fundamentally built with way too many advantages, and not a single is above average on EVERY SINGLE aspect...tops the lists as down right best in multiple variables...and isn't even just average on anything...DICE claimed the M16A3 was the 'middle ground' for reality...they set the standards for the M16...and then played pick and choose what aspects of every other weapon are worse...from a design standpoint, thats not doing it right...

Try and find a platoon match where the leaders agree on no M16A3's...which is pretty much a unanimous decision among veteran platoons...the matches are 5x as fun, and 10x as unpredictable...when its so clearly illustrated by the simple removal of one weapon, you really have a balance problem...
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dazzrazz  +   807d ago
First of all the only people complaining about anything were the softcore pussies. People who need 3d spotting, minimap to get any kinda kills going on and as soon as you shoot at them they fucking bunny-hop like lil c**ts across the road, those were the people who also complained about choppers being overpowered (because in their view 1 man army should bring down everything) so DICE removed flares, below radar and left that half ass broken jammer... Now choppers are death coffins, all the noobs are complaining and making up their retarded rules in rented servers where you get booted for using that type of equipment or where is allowed you see squads of engineers just sitting on rocks with stiglas. Thankfully in hardcore there is no MADE UP OP guns because everything fucking kills instantly and you need to rely on shit you hear or see in front of you... not on minimap or "dorito" above enemy head
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Gamesgbkiller  +   807d ago
I used this weapon since the release date of BF3.

At that time, there was a lot of overpowered weapons like usas and f2000 ..etc

I don't get how this weapon is overpowered.
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Software_Lover  +   807d ago
I hate the usas noobs, but I never thought it was overpowered. They kill me I kill them
monkey602  +   807d ago
The only gun that ever really needed changing was the USAS. That was so cheap with the explosive rounds
pandehz  +   807d ago
They need to remove explosive rounds completely.

It makes support class look lame.
Npugz7  +   807d ago
What a bunch of crap!!!! Screw you dice and the whiners!!!
Mac420  +   807d ago
I like the fact they got rid of the A3 variant , was worried when I saw the gun list they got rid of the A4 but its the opposite. Idk maybe it's just me but all I use is burst fire rifles an to me, there shouldn't be 8-10 AR's that are fully automatic. If DICE wants to try to make there game as realistic as possible then game should have more burst fire weapons , because besides an MG not many people are blasting fully auto at targets in real life, just doesn't happen, have you ever seen a grown man try to stand up an shoot a fully auto M16, 1 bullet out the clip might hit his target.
Aussie_Spectre  +   807d ago
Yes this is a victory against the tryhards/noobs but look at all the weapons we have lost.

I mean we have lost about 15 other weapons
obelix01  +   807d ago
ALL the guns in COD are overpowered. Where else can a shotgun kill you from across the map?
Swiggins  +   807d ago
Don't forget that you were holding two of them.
TotalSynthesisX  +   807d ago
Why completely remove it when you can just rebalance it? Seems kind of lazy, if you ask me.
Kleptic  +   807d ago
well, imo, and pertaining to BF3...'rebalance' isn't really part of DICE's vocabulary...sure, they 'change' stuff all the time...but the balance remains pretty much identical...

So for a while one gun is by far the obvious DICE releases a change patch...then some other gun is the obvious best...and they keep doing it...instead of making very marginal small changes to particular weapons...they'd drastically buff and nerf this and that to just rearrange some load outs...the end result being there was still a single weapon that 98% of a team would use...

BF3 never figured out the team work part...nearly every single game change was towards an individual became easier for one idiot to spam igla's...less c4 to open a tank...rpg damage was increased...tank armor decreased...Jets were constantly BUFFED, which is funny as its the only vehicle used by a single, i hope with bf4 at least, they've stepped away from future balancing...they've proven its sort of too much to bother with...just release the game and patch the bugs...hopefully its close enough at launch...
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Sadist3  +   807d ago
Maybe we should complain about coward snipers who sit a thousand miles away with 1 kill 7 deaths and only 200 points like 15 minutes into the game and don't help out at all. Maybe they'll add something that will put a yellow flag on top of the player to let everyone know he's a coward and should be removed from the team. Or better yet, those idiots who run away from a base as the enemy is taking over the flag. We should complain about them. Or the simple fact there's a freaking mini map on hardcore mode, which makes no sense.
boneso82  +   807d ago
I agree with u about pussys not contributing to the team effort! Really annoys me when someone sticks a spawn beacon at the highest point on the map and u get a group of 5 or 6 snipers all camping out and bumming each other for an entire match while the enemy has captured all the flags.

Ps u do know u can select "hardcore no map"
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brewskiebob  +   807d ago
I love the A4, its my favorite weapon so this doesnt affect me
Bdxxacjkfs  +   807d ago
Will be in some DLC
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Vip3r  +   807d ago
I'm sick of M16s in general. Pretty much every FPS game has them.
qzp  +   807d ago
I never thought it was overpowered just less shitty than the other rifles. But when you look around and everyone is using m16 there may be a problem then again it was the default weapon, why use something else if its been working for you since level 1. i'll stick with recon anyway.
H0RSE  +   807d ago
Not too concerned. I pretty much exclusively use shotguns on every class except Support, then I opt for the M60.
Arcanine  +   807d ago
dam it nerf the gun a tiny bit and lets go!!!DESTROY!!
Ps4Console  +   807d ago
Who cares it's rather old .
Truth  +   807d ago
AUG was my staple for awhile, then switched to P90 and MP7 here and there, eventually to the M16A3, M416 and bounced around here and there on a few others but nothing for too long. My juggernauts currently are the AN-94 ( not horribly good close quarters but is accurate enough to outsnipe average to decent snipers long range ) and the M5K... I drop people like flies with this beast and still get amazing multi-kills to this day.

Long story short... taking this gun out wouldn't bother me and I rarely see an M16A3 get the better of me. Especially not if I'm holding a M5K close range and no fucking way against the AN-94 long range.
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