Battlefield HardlineEdit

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"The lightweight, air-cooled, magazine-fed assault rifles of the M16 family are iconic and well-known. The A3 variant is adapted for semi-automatic and full-automatic fire, allowing it to engage at diverse ranges."

— In-game description

The M16A3 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Hardline. It was first seen in the first multiplayer trailer. It is a purchasable assault rifle for the Operator class, and by default is equipped with a Vertical Grip. It is exclusive to the Law Enforcement faction without the Weapon License.


The M16A3 is first seen dropped by a criminal in Case Closed. In later episodes, Criminals use it alongside the AKM.