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M4A4 vs M4A1-S: Which Is the Best CT Rifle in Counter Strike 2?

The battle for the ‘best counter-terrorist rifle’ has been very intense ever since the introduction of M4A1-S and M4A4 rifles in the Counter-Strike franchise. Both rifles have different characteristics and are suited to different playstyles. Let’s check out the statistics of these rifles:

M4A4

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  • ARMOR PENETRATION – 70%
  • RATE OF FIRE – 666 rounds per minute
  • ACCURATE RANGE (METERS) – 28 m
  • RELOAD TIME – 3.1 seconds
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY – 30
  • RESERVE AMMO LIMIT – 90
  • RUNNING SPEED (HAMMER UNITS PER SECOND) – 225
  • KILL AWARD – $300
  • PENETRATION POWER – 200
  • RANGE MODIFIER – 0.97

M4A1-S

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  • ARMOR PENETRATION – 70%
  • RATE OF FIRE – 600 rounds per minute
  • ACCURATE RANGE (METERS) – 28 m
  • RELOAD TIME – 3.1 seconds
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY – 20
  • RESERVE AMMO LIMIT – 80
  • RUNNING SPEED (HAMMER UNITS PER SECOND) – 225
  • KILL AWARD – $300 (Competitive) $150 (Casual)
  • PENETRATION POWER – 200
  • RANGE MODIFIER – 0.94

Having looked at the statistics of M4A4 and M4A1-S, let’s see how that feels in combat. While most of the statistics are not different between these rifles, the stats that do differ set these rifles worlds apart. As mentioned earlier, these rifles are suited to different playstyles. As the stats suggest, both these rifles cannot kill an opponent, so you will have to employ different tactics while in combat.

M4A4 has a better rate of fire and a bigger magazine when compared to M4A1-S. This makes it a better weapon for close-quarter battle thanks to its better fire rate. All this comes at the cost of stability requiring much better aiming skills and spray control. This makes the rifle much more suitable for a player with a fast and aggressive playstyle.

M4A1-S being the silenced weapon, makes it difficult for your opponents to identify the direction the bullets are coming from. Another advantage of the silencer is the stability it gives to the rifle. As a result, you have much less recoil to compensate for. However, the magazine size may become a disadvantage due to its capacity. With only a maximum of 20 bullets in your magazine, you may find yourself in trouble if you miss some of your shots. This makes this weapon better suited to players who like to take it slow while holding angles.

With that being said, M4A4 and M4A1-S showcase how lethal these weapons can be when in the right hands. Coming back to the million-dollar question ‘Which is the best Counter Terrorist rifle’? While a bigger portion of the Counter Strike community opts for M4A1-S due to its stability, it all boils down to personal preference. Click here to read more exciting news from the world of Counter-Strike 2.

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