The Benelli M4 "Super 90" is a semi-automatic shotgun made by the Italian company, Benelli. It was designed in 1998 to replace the Remington 870 as the standard shotgun for the United States Military and was accepted as its more commonly known name, the M1014, in 1999. It has been featured in Battlefield 2: Euro Force and Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 2: Euro ForceEdit
The Benelli M4 is the standard-issue shotgun of the EU Engineer Kit. Like the Saiga, the Benelli M4 is a semi-automatic shotgun. However, each round is loaded individually, as with the pump-action shotguns, and hence its reload is on the slower side. It is also as powerful as the pump-action shotguns, dealing more than enough damage to kill two enemies at short range. This stands in contrast to the Saiga, whose damage is insufficient to kill even a single enemy at close range.
"An Italian Semi-Automatic Shotgun, delivered to USMC in 1999, the M1014 fires 12 gauge rounds without the need for the pump action seen on the M870. A reliable and versatile weapon, the M1014 is also equipped with a rail for the mounting of various accessories and an open choke that results in wide pellet spread."
Reflex (10 kills)
4% - 2%
4 + 1 shells
30 + 5 shells
50 + 5 shells
1 second chamberloading when empty
|Rate of fire||
Frag: 1.5m - 3m
|First shot recoil multiplier||
|Recoil decrease per second||
1.5 (standing, still)
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In the Singleplayer campaign, it is found on an equipment desk just before entering the basement during the mission, Comrades. It is also found in the subway in Semper Fidelis / The Great Destroyer, blocking a door from opening which the player must remove, however, when the door is opened, a Quick Time Event will occur, causing the weapon to be lost.
In Multiplayer, the M1014 is unlocked at level 22, It has a higher fire rate compared to the 870MCS due to the semi-automatic nature of the gun, but has higher recoil and a shorter range. Similar to the 870MCS, M1014 was equipped with a 5-round tube or a 7-round one with Extended Magazine. Its reload time varies depending on how many rounds have already been spent, and like the 870MCS, the M1014 can fall into an infinite reload bug. Due to the smaller magazine size compared to other semi-automatic shotguns, the June 4th update increased the number of projectiles in a shell to 10 compared to 9. The weapon can fire while reloading as long as one or more shells is loaded. The appearance of the weapon is altered by the use of extended magazines.
- In Battlefield 2: Euro Force, the Benelli M4 is seen with two different colored shotgun shells. When firing, blue shotgun shells come out. When reloading, red shotgun shells are put in.