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The HK416, also known as the M416, is an assault rifle that was made by German firearms company Heckler & Koch in 2005. The M416 shares lower receiver, magazine, receiver extension, grip, trigger assembly and stock with normal AR-15 rifles, leading to a level are parts commonality, weapon familiarity with troops and relative low cost (in theory). The M416 uses a short-stroke piston design that cycles the bolt carrier, instead of the direct gas impingement system used by the AR-15. The purpose of this was to prevent carbon build up inside the bolt carrier, which can cause catastrophic failure if it is not properly maintained. The short stroke piston design means that no gas from the barrel ever comes in contact with the bolt, increasing reliability and lifespan. This gas system is based on the G36 gas system. The gun has a rate of fire of around 850 rounds per minute, and can mount optics, grenade launchers and grips to the numerous Picatinny rails mounted on the weapon. It is currently in use by many countries around the world including, but not limited to, the United States, Norway, Poland, Singapore, and Turkey.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

M416
BC m416
Damage

Medium

Unlocked at

Unlocked at start

Ammunition capacity

50

Starting ammunition

200

Rate of fire

500

Accuracy

70

Range

Mid-Long

Faction

US Army seal US Army

Kit

BC assault Assault

Source of statistics

Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima Guide

"The M416 is an upgraded version of the M4 and M16 assault rifles. With new firing mechanics, this modification solved many of the performance issues with the old weapon systems, and also proved to be a more cost effective solution than replacing the huge number of aging rifles in service."
— In game description.

SingleplayerEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer, the M416 is the first weapon the player starts with in every mission (except for Crash and Grab, where the MP-443 Grach takes its place). Marlowe and Redford always have it in cutscenes. The soldiers of Juneau convoy in Welcome to Bad Company are equipped with the M416, possibly implying it is the standard service rifle of the US Army.

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the M416 is the default assault rifle issued to the American Assault kit, and is the American counterpart to the Russian AEK-971 and MEC AUG. It has average stats and is capable of killing in 8-10 shots. Like every other assault rifle in the game, it has a 50 round magazine, 150 rounds in reserve and an M203 grenade launcher. Compared to other assault rifles, it has very clear iron sights which are good for pinpoint accuracy.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

M416
BFBC2 M416 ICON
Damage

16.7-14.3

Damage multipliers

2.1x Head

Unlocked at

35000 exp

Ammunition capacity

30 rounds

Maximum ammunition

90 + 30 (without Ammo Upgrade)
180 + 30 (with Ammo Upgrade)

Reload time

2.9 seconds

Rate of fire

700 rpm

Range

M60DamageRangeBC2

Recoil

Low

Fire mode

Automatic

Kit

BFBC2 Assault Icon Assault

Sound(s)

Firing sound

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - M416(00:09)
"A German creation, the 416 Assault rifle was built as a solution to the M4/M16 outdated weapon systems. The modifications guard against malfunctions and prolongs the life of parts."
— In-game description.

Only available in multiplayer, the M416 is the sixth assault rifle issued to the Assault kit requiring 35000 points to unlock. It has a 30 round magazine with a grenade launcher, and can be further modified with a Red Dot Sight or 4X Rifle Scope. It boasts all-around effectiveness, but is still outclassed by SMGs and shotguns at close quarters and semi-automatic rifles at longer ranges.

Compared to its close counterpart, the AUG, the M416 is slightly superior in recoil control, reload time and minimum damage. It is equal in maximum damage per second and slightly inferior to the AUG in hipfire spread. The weapon's good and balanced stats give it an easy learning curve and excellent versatility making it a popular assault rifle.

While the iron sights are clear and open, it may be advisable to equip a Red Dot Sight or a 4x Scope on the M416 as the bullet trajectory actually travels higher than the end of the front post sight.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

416-Carbine
416-Carbine Render BFP4F
Damage

27-18

Damage multipliers

x 2.1 (head)

Unlocked at

N/A

Unlock cost

1249 (No longer Only through Daily Draw as of re-balance)

Ammunition capacity

24 rounds

Starting ammunition

48 + 24 rounds

Maximum ammunition

96 + 32 rounds with High Capacity Mags

Reload time

4.35 seconds

Rate of fire

650 rounds per minute

Velocity

650 m/s

Range

416-Carbine Range BFP4F

Recoil

Hip
1.40 Up
0.85 Left
0.85 Right

Aimed
0.95 Up
0.58 Left
0.58 Right





Spread zoomed

0.38 - 0.88

Spread unzoomed

0.40 - 1.35

Fire mode

Fully automatic

Kit

P4F Assault Symbol Assault

Source of statistics

Battlefield Play4Free Comparison Tools

Inventory slot

Primary weapon

Battlefield Play4Free - 416-Carbine(00:50)

The 416-Carbine is an Assault Rifle featured in Battlefield Play4Free.

The 416-Carbine has the best range of the assault rifles, tied with the AN-94 for long range, but an increased close range distance by ten meters. However, it deals much lower damage and has noticeable recoil. It has 20 rounds per magazine, same as the M4A1, but comes with 1 less magazine than the former upon spawning. Aesthetically, the weapon has the typical black finish of regular weapons, and the sights closely resemble those of the MP5 and G3A4.

The 416-Carbine has a similar appearance to the M27 IAR in the same game, but the M27 has an unusable bipod attached and longer magazines.

Battlefield 3Edit

M416
Battlelog-m416
Unlocks

ACOG (10 kills)
Heavy Barrel (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
Reflex (50 kills)
Bipod (60 kills)
Suppressor (70 kills)
Holographic (80 kills)
Laser Sight (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
Rifle Scope (125 kills)
M145 (150 kills)
Flash Suppressor (175 kills)
PSO-1 (200 kills)
Kobra (235 kills)
PKA-S (270 kills)
PKS-07 (300 kills)
PK-A (350 kills)

Damage

25 - 18.4

Suppression

7.0%

Unlocked at

22,000 Assault score

Ammunition capacity

30 + 1 rounds

Ammunition

5.56x45mm NATO

Starting ammunition

124 + 31 rounds

Maximum ammunition

372 + 31 rounds (SP)
217 + 31 rounds (MP)

Reload time

1.75 seconds loaded
2.5 seconds empty

Rate of fire

750 RPM

Velocity

600m/s

Range

Battlefield 3 AN-94 Range

Maximum range

900m

First shot recoil multiplier

1.8x

Recoil

2.0 initial
0.26 up
0.10 left
0.30 right

Recoil decrease per second

18.0

Spread zoomed

0.2 (static)
1.0 (moving)

Spread unzoomed

Standing: 2.5 (static) 3.0 (moving)
Crouching: 2.0 (static) 2.5 (moving)
Prone: 1.5 (static) 2.0 (moving)

Spread increase per round

0.1

Spread decrease per second

15.0

Fire mode

Full-automatic
Semi-automatic

Faction

Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps (MP and SP)
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces (MP)

Kit

BF3 Assault Icon Assault

Dog Tags

Proficiency
M416dogtag
Master
M416dogtagmaster

Source of statistics

http://symthic.com/?s=bf3 Retrieved Sept. 13th

Inventory slot

Main weapon

Battlefield 3 - M416(03:53)
"The M416 was developed by a famous German weapons manufacturer as a more reliable version of the classic M16. The weapon is essentially a fusion of the M16 and the G36 Assault Rifles. The M416 is reliable and accurate, with a moderate recoil and rate of fire that makes for an effective all around weapon."
— Battlelog description

SingleplayerEdit

The M416 appears in Battlefield 3's singleplayer campaign. It is the starting weapon for Henry Blackburn during the mission "Rock and a Hard Place".

MultiplayerEdit

The M416 is the first unlockable weapon of the Assault kit at 22,000 Assault score. It boasts the same damage as most other assault rifles, mild recoil, and fast reload times for both empty and partially-full reloads much like the M16A3. The accuracy is particularly high, also comparable to an M16A3. It also has a lower first shot recoil than the M16A3, but a higher first shot recoil than the AK-74M.

It is near-identical to the M27 IAR, which is based off the M416, though the M416 has a shorter magazine, a shorter barrel, and differs in accuracy and recoil.

As of the December Soldier Upgrade, premium members will be able to equip on the M416 the Airman Camo by default and can also equip the Woodland Stripe Camo once the M416 Specialist assignment is completed.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield 4Edit

M416
Bf4 m416
Unlocks

Reflex (RDS) (10 kills)
Laser sight (20 kills)
Ergo Grip (30 kills)
Muzzle Brake (40 kills)
ACOG (4x) (50 kills)
Canted Ironsights (60 kills)
Angled Grip (70 kills)
Heavy Barrel (80 kills)
M145 (3.4x) (90 kills)
Flash Light (100 kills)
Bipod (110 kills)
Compensator (120 kills)
Holo (1x) (130 kills)
Magnifier (2x) (140 kills)
Stubby Grip (150 kills)
Suppressor (160 kills)

Damage

25 - 18

Unlocked at

11,000 Assault Rifle Score

Ammunition capacity

30 + 1

Ammunition

5.56x45mm NATO

Starting ammunition

124 + 31

Reload time

1.85 seconds (loaded)
2.4 seconds

Rate of fire

750 RPM

Velocity

600 m/s
320 m/s (suppressed)

Range

AR range

Maximum range

750 RPM

First shot recoil multiplier

2.2x

Recoil

0.32 up
0.1 left
0.3 right

Recoil decrease per second

18

Spread zoomed

0.2 (static)
1.0 (moving)

Spread unzoomed

15

Spread increase per round

0.098

Spread decrease per second

15

Fire mode

Fully Automatic
Semi-Automatic

Kit

BF4 Assault Icon Assault

Dog Tags

Master Dog Tag: BF4 M416 Master Dog Tag

The M416 appears in Battlefield 4. It is the second Assault Rifle unlocked, after the SCAR-H and the default AK-12. Much like in BF:BC2 and Battlefield 3, it is a very balanced weapon, a middle ground between the other assault rifles, and hence is versatile for many situations.

SingleplayerEdit

William Dunn wields the M416 in Baku with a ACOG (4x).

It can be unlocked for singleplayer missions by completing the Bronze assignment in Tashgar by scoring 5,000 points. It is fitted with a Reflex, Magnifier, Angled Grip and Heavy Barrel. It features an ERDL Woodland paint.

MultiplayerEdit

It has a moderate firerate at 750 RPM, average damage, good accuracy and a quick reload. Its recoil is average, similar to the AK-12 but with a slight rightwards pull. Like other American and Western European weapons, it unlocks the US attachments. The Chinese and Russian attachments are unlocked through Battlepacks.


GalleryEdit



TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

The M416 has been in every modern-era Battlefield installment since Battlefield: Bad Company.

Battlefield: Bad Company seriesEdit

  • In Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, when the M416's grenade launcher is fired, the player model does not have his finger on the trigger of the M203, in both third, and first-person. This is the same with the M16.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, when the M416 is fired, the ejection port remains in a closed position at all times.
  • The reloading animation in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the same as the M4A1 in Medal of Honor's multiplayer. This is likely as DICE designed Medal of Honor's multiplayer.

Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

  • In Battlefield Play4Free, the 416-Carbine shares the same firing sound and reloading sounds as the M4A1 in game, probably due to it being very similar to the latter.
  • As well, it shares the same sounds and animations as the M27 IAR in game (except for the reloading animation), as it is the 416-carbine's LSW variant.

Battlefield 3Edit

  • In Battlefield 3, the M416 possessed a three-round burst fire mode in addition to semi and full-auto. However, the March 27th patch removed this feature.
  • It shares all the same reload animations as the M16, M27 IAR and M417.
  • The proficiency dogtag shows the M416 modified with an M203 launcher, resembling the M416 from previous games.

Battlefield 4Edit

  • The M416 shares the same default iron sights as the SAR-21.

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