M4 & M4A1

Spetsialnoye
AR Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-12-25 02:24 , edited 2011-12-25 02:27 by Spetsialnoye
I noticed that sometimes the M4 doesnt shoot auto, just burst. And then I just check my weapons profiles and I found that there was 2 M4 (M4 and M4A1)
Weird thing is that I only see the M4A1 in my Weapons Statistic, and M4 in the Unlock Progression of Engineer Class

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/Spetsialnoye/iteminfo/m4a1/247469381/pc/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/Spetsialnoye/iteminfo/m4/247469381/pc/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
hiyagaryu
Enlisted: 2011-11-17
2011-12-25 02:25
same for m16a3 and m16a4 :(
nick20404
US Enlisted: 2011-11-09
2011-12-25 02:27 , edited 2011-12-25 02:28 by nick20404
They are different variants of the same gun.

one is burst the other is automatic, you will unlock the m4 again when you have unlocked everything for engineer class so you can use it on the Russian side, same with the ak74u.

They share the same stats and unlocks.
StupidusX
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-25 02:27
The M4 (and M16A4) are variants of the M4A1 (stock US carbine) and M16A3 (stock US AR) which offer burst/fire and single-shot modes, though they share the same unlocks and stuff between the weapons.

Basically the M4 is just 2-round burst and single-shot instead of full-auto, while the A4 is 3-shot burst and single-shot. The M4 benefits greatly from heavy barrel btw since it increases accuracy for the first 2 shots.
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FailApprentice
US Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2011-12-25 02:28
The thing I notice is that when I click spam the m16a4 and the m4 sometimes the burst stops and bullets stop shooting. Then I have to wait half a second and slow down the burst. It's like the gun jams O.O
Cloood_12g
FR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-12-25 02:31
FailApprentice said:
The thing I notice is that when I click spam the m16a4 and the m4 sometimes the burst stops and bullets stop shooting. Then I have to wait half a second and slow down the burst. It's like the gun jams O.O
This is indeed a known glitch. IFAIK, there is no way around this issue, but I do remember reading that the devteam is aware of it.
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Spetsialnoye
AR Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-12-25 02:55
yeah, so I always have to check if it fires auto or burst, coz one time I press the fire button once in front of an enemy and guess what, the weapon just fire 3 rounds, and ofcourse, I died with 200 rounds in my face and I was like, WTF happen here?

Anyway...

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nick20404
US Enlisted: 2011-11-09
2011-12-25 02:58
m4a1 will always fire full auto, m4 fires burst, if you are on the Russian team you are using the m4 cuzz u haven't unlocked the m4a1 for the Russian side yet so that explains why you are firing in burst mode.

Its not a bug you are just not paying attention to what guns you are picking.
X626X_Spyder
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-01-02 20:27
ZMZB said:
FailApprentice said:
The thing I notice is that when I click spam the m16a4 and the m4 sometimes the burst stops and bullets stop shooting. Then I have to wait half a second and slow down the burst. It's like the gun jams O.O
This is indeed a known glitch. IFAIK, there is no way around this issue, but I do remember reading that the devteam is aware of it.

most newer fps games have a max firing speed for burst and single shot weapons it keeps ppl from using a modded controller to make a semi or burst fire weapon full auto. so you might be bursting to quickly.
UnsyNZ
NZ Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-01-10 01:41
why cant they incorporate all into the same gun
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Der_Quexergang
NL Enlisted: 2012-09-20
2013-03-05 15:50
UnsyNZ said:
why cant they incorporate all into the same gun

Because they are two different guns, and to have it appear in Battlefield it actually needs to exist.
s1n1st3rz
CA Enlisted: 2011-11-20
2013-05-06 09:01
I have 177 kills with the M4A1, and I got a service star with it, which makes sense... but I have the same ammount of kills with my M4 (also 177) but no service stars? I don't understand...