A small U.S. military rifle with high stability and accuracy. It becomes a standard rifle.
- Weapon description

M4A1 is one of the basic Assault Rifles available in all CF versions (mostly as starting weapons in Item Shop).


This gun is fairly popular as it has decent accuracy, fairly low recoil and moderate damage but has a slower draw/reload time than AK47. Overall, M4A1 is a great gun for beginners, is good for almost any situation and is available without any rank requirements.

At close distance, it falls short to higher-power rifles such as the AK47SCAR Heavy and Shotgun. Medium range is the strength of the M4A1 because of its decent accuracy and medium recoil. Bursting may be required at long range; single shots over long distances hit well. However, as players rank up, they may choose to abandon the M4A1 in favor of even more accurate, lower-recoil rifles such as the SCAR Light or XM8. All in all, the M4A1 is a reliable weapon with decent stats and not entirely obsoleted by higher-ranked weapons. The M4A1 has good rate of fire and is effective at close range. 


  • High accuracy
  • Purchasable in Item Shop for GPs
  • Medium recoil
  • Controllable spray pattern


  • Low damage compared to AK47
  • Very loud
  • Accuracy gets worse when sprayed
  • Slow draw/reload speed

In all CF versions, this gun is available in Item Shop (GP item), no rank restriction. As mentioned earlier, it's widely popular among beginners, and most of them choose this gun as their starting weapon.

Technical details

M4A1 is heavily used by the U.S military. It is slated to eventually replace the M16 rifle for most combat units in the United States Army. It uses 5.56x45mm NATO rounds, used by most assault rifles.


The basic variant of M4A1 without any extra attachments.

The variant of M4A1 attached with silencer.

The variant of M4A1-Custom, added scope and silencer.

The variant of M4A1-X, some variants added silencer.

The other variants of M4A1, added silencer, scope and skin.

Exclusive Variants

  • M4A1-S CFCB: Ammo +5, silencer. Available only & exclusively in CF Indo as a timed-prize for CFCB (CrossFire City Battle) regional tournament.


  • The M4A1 is available on the ground in many Elimination maps (Crossroads, Alaska, etc.), along with the AK-47 and AWM.
  • In CF Philippines, you can obtain a locked M4A1 (3 Days) that can only be unlocked when your rank is Sergeant 3rd Class. You can also obtain the permanent version just by doing the Daily Beginner Guide, even if you just started playing CF.
  • Much like M4A1-S, this gun receives a new model starting with M4A1-Phoenix. However, only two variants ever adapted the new model, Phoenix and Xmas2, before all future M4A1s are silenced variants. This new model was later used for the CFS 2016 variant of the M4A1 instead of the old one like M4A1-Balance.
  • The M4A1 has a total of 101 variants. It's considered to be "finished", as no further models have been released. It's the weapon with most variants on the game.
  • M4A1-Guitar is the guitar variant featured in Crossfire. Categorized as other variants, it is a different shape and draw/reload animation unlike other M4A1's re-skinned. Later, this is following by Cat Rifle-M4A1, which has a unique model and animations compared with other variants.


CrossFire - M4A1 - Weapon Gameplay

CrossFire - M4A1 - Weapon Gameplay

M4A1 Gameplay

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