The M4A1 has been a top weapon since launch. However, with so many attachments, many players find it difficult to pick the right ones for them

18:00, 27 Feb 2020

For almost all of Modern Warfare, the M4A1 assault rifle has been the top weapon for a majority of players. While the new Grau 5.56 DLC weapon is closing the gap, competitive players still rely on the M4A1 for a ton of situations. Its versatility not only allows it to excel at long-range as an assault rifle should do, but it also dominates up close. However, with so many attachments, many players find it difficult to make the right choice. Well, that’s where we come in. 

The best attachments for rushing on the M4A1

Though the M4A1 should be treated as an assault rifle, its high fire rate allows it to compete with submachine guns up close. So, if you’re an assault rifle player but are looking to play fast, then these are the attachments you’re going to want to use. 

  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: No Optic
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

With these attachments, you’ll be able to put your gun up much faster than with other attachments. The No Stock and Stippled Grip Tape are tremendous for this exact mechanic. Although, you will be sacrificing some accuracy, which is why you’ll want to stay up close and personal with most enemies. Try to leave the long-range engagements to a teammate with a more accurate set-up on their M4. 

The best attachments for accuracy on the M4A1

Of course, this is where an assault rifle really shines. If you're up against an MP5 player at medium to long-range, you should be able to pick them off no problem. However, with the following attachments, you’ll be able to pick off other assault rifle players with ease. 

  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Reflex
  • Stock: M16 Stock
  • Underbarrel: Operator Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

With this class, both a stock and an optic have been added, so you can have a more accurate shot. Also, we swapped out the foregrip and rear grip tape for attachments that support improved accuracy and range. While it’s still up to you to hit your shots, this M4 class will help you with that in a big way. 

Other aspects of your M4A1 class

Of course, the attachments aren’t the only aspect of your class set-up. For your secondary, you can either run the .50 GS (Desert Eagle) or the X16. Both are used by professional players, so it's more about personal preference and deciding which pistol you’re better with. 

For the Field Upgrades, we recommend using Dead Silence if you’re planning to rush and the Trophy System if you’re playing at long-range. Both upgrades have their advantages, but a rusher doesn’t really need a trophy system and a long-range player won’t be doing much running around. 

Lastly, we have the perks. As of right now, the competitive scene is made up of only a few perks. For slot one, we advise equipping either Double Time or E.O.D. In slot two, Pointman is your only option, unfortunately. And finally, Battle Hardened is what you should be using for slot three. 


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