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Battlefield 4 Weapon comparison: M4 vs L85A2
Symthic BF4 stats version
1.4
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Weapon 1

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Weapon
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M4
+ None + None
vs
L85A2
+ None + None
Advantages of M4 + None + None
Slightly higher fire rate
800 rpm
vs
750 rpm
M4 fires rounds 7% faster
Much faster tactical reload (Bullets left)
1.85 s
vs
2.55 s
M4 reloads 27% faster when there is a bullet in the chamber
Much faster empty reload
2.4 s
vs
3.75 s
M4 reloads 36% faster when there's no bullet in the chamber
Slightly less upwards recoil
0.28
vs
0.33
M4 has 15% less upwards kick
Slightly less recoil to left
0.17
vs
0.225
M4 has 24% less kick to left
Slightly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
2
vs
2.25
M4 has 11% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Slightly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
1.5
vs
1.875
M4 has 20% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Slightly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
1
vs
1.5
M4 has 33% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
2.5
vs
3.25
M4 has 23% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
2
vs
2.75
M4 has 27% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
1.5
vs
2.25
M4 has 33% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Advantages of L85A2 + None + None
Little more max damage
24.5
vs
24
L85A2 does 2% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
18
vs
15.4
L85A2 does 17% more damage at long range
Damage-drop off starts a little further
12.5 m
vs
8 m
L85A2's Damage drop-off starts 56% further
Damage-drop off ends a lot further
60 m
vs
50 m
L85A2's Damage drop-off ends 20% further
Slightly higher maximum distance
960 m
vs
810 m
L85A2's bullets fly 19% further
Higher muzzle velocity
640 m/s
vs
540 m/s
L85A2's bullets fly 19% faster
Slightly less recoil to right
0.225
vs
0.28
L85A2 has 20% less kick to right
A bit lower first shot recoil multiplier
1.7 x
vs
2.4 x
L85A2's First shot recoil multiplier is 29% lower
Slightly less spread (ADS, not moving)
0.25
vs
0.3
L85A2 has 17% lower ADS base spread (Not moving)
Slightly less spread increase per shot
0.098
vs
0.104
Spread increases 6% less on L85A2 when shooting
Equal stats on M4 + None + None and L85A2 + None + None
Equal magazine size
31
vs
31
Both guns have equal sized magazine
Equal bullet drop
15 m/s²
vs
15 m/s²
Both guns have same bullet drop
Same Recoil decrease
18
vs
18
Both guns recover from recoil as fast as the other
Same amount of spread (ADS, moving)
0.8
vs
0.8
Both guns have same amount of ADS spread (Moving)
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