M231 is an assault rifle in CrossFire.
The M231 is an assault rifle fed with 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition with 30 rounds per magazine. It has very fast firing rate, high recoil, and decent accuracy, but suffer from a notable weak firepower comparing to most other assault rifles, due to its compact design. This gun has a fairly short draw / reload speed, although the fast firing rate means ammo will run dry very easily. It's best to spray 'n pray since the M231 requires 2-3 Headshots to kill armored opponents, so taking time aiming might not be very useful.
- CF China
- Once again, this weapon is based from an airsoft gun model which is has a modern Rail Integrated System.
- The M231 Firing Port Weapon (FPW) is an adapted version of the M16 assault rifle for firing from ports on the M2/M3 Bradley AFV.
- In real-life, the M231 is even less reliable than full-sized M16. It jams easily and is known to break the bolt without warning. It is not recommend for soldiers to use the weapon outside the vehicle, unless in an emergency.