Call of Duty: Warzone’s meta is known to shift depending on the time of year, the map, and recent weapon balancing patches. But some weapons withstand the test of time.
One Warzone expert, streamer and YouTuber Metaphor, claims that the M4 was “indirectly buffed” by recent changes, and it’s still as strong as ever. His evidence is a banger of a game on Vondel.
Metaphor does warn, though, that the M4 struggles at range as it always has. This is why other weapons like LMGs and sniper rifles reign on Al Mazrah. But for Resurgence maps like Vondel and Ashika Island, Metaphor says the M4 still slaps.
The M4 hasn’t been altered nearly as much as some of the other guns in Warzone since launch, but it’s always a solid option, especially considering it was banned from competitive play in the CDL for being so good.
Here’s the loadout used by Metaphor in the video:
- Muzzle: SAKIN Tread-40
- Recoil Stabilization: +0.41 oz
- Recoil Control: +0.20 in
- Barrel: Hightower 20″ Barrel
- Recoil Steadiness: +0.44 lb
- Damage Range: +0.40 in
- Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
- Aim Down Sight Speed: Maximum
- Far: Maximum
- Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
- Recoil Stabilization: +0.52 oz
- Aiming Idle Stability: +0.26 in
- Magazine: 45 Round Mag
“It feels really, really good right now,” Metaphor says about the M4 in the video. “If you guys are looking for another AR, definitely add it to your pool.”
Metaphor says the M4’s fast fire rate specifically “feels amazing” on keyboard and mouse, but controller players should find the weapon easy enough to dominate with as well with this specific set of attachments and tuning.