In this article I am going to describe the different types of weapons available for use in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and state why certain people use certain weapons. In Call of Duty 4, there are weapons that suite every type of game play and every type of experience level. Weapons range from your typical fully automatic assault rifles and sub machine guns to your single shotgun blast. With the wide variety of weapons available, one should find a gun that best fits his or her game play style and ability level.
To begin, I will start off with the fully automatic weapons available in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. As far as assault rifles that are available in this game, the fully automatic ones consist of the AK-47, M4-Carbine, G36C, and MP44. All of these weapons fire a continuous spray of bullets if you hold down on the trigger. In addition to the assault rifles, each and every sub machine gun and light machine gun is fully automatic. The sub machine guns include the MP5, Skorpion, Mini-Uzi, AK-74u, and the P90. The light machine guns include the M249 SAW, RPD, and the M60E4. Each type of fully automatic suites a different type of game play and ability. For example, any of the sub machine guns are perfect if you are a ‘run and gun’ type player. These weapons are perfect in close quarters combat and are ideal for less experienced players. The main drawback with sub machine guns is that they have very low accuracy, so if you are not very close to your enemy they tend to be useless.
Fully automatic assault rifles on the other hand are a little more accurate than the sub machine guns. Thus, they tend to be a little more effective at medium range shots. These weapons also suite people well who tend to run large rifle primer around looking for opponents rather than just hiding out and waiting. They are also ideal for lower experienced players. Finally, each of the light machine guns don’t really seem to have a place for any type of game play. They are awkward and heavy, making it painfully slow to get from place to place in this game. However, the light machine guns have an unusually large capacity, enabling whoever uses them to have minimal reloads. This is essential with these weapons, however, because the reloads take a long time with the light machine guns. The light machine guns are effective from medium to long range, so I would not recommend them if you are a ‘run and gun’ type player. Another drawback of the light machine gun is that the bullet damage is relatively low in comparison to the fully automatic assault rifles and sub machine guns.
As you can tell, the fully automatic weapons in this game should be reserved for the less experienced players. A good cut off would be if you have gone Prestige or not. In my opinion, if you have entered the Prestige mode, you should not embarrass yourself by using a fully automatic weapon as your weapon of choice. There are exceptions, however, such as, trying to complete all of the weapons challenges or if you run out of ammo in your primary weapon and are forced to pick up the first weapon you come across. Any type of experienced player should stick to a semi-automatic or single shot weapon to showcase their superior talent over the competition.
There are only a handful of semi-automatic weapons available in Call of Duty 4, the most popular being the M16A4. The M16A4 is an assault rifle that fires in three-shot bursts. This is arguably the best weapon in the game according to many online forums. This weapon has extremely high accuracy and very high bullet damage. This weapon is most effective in medium to long range. It tends to be difficult to use effectively is close quarters combat, so I would only recommend this weapon if you are a relatively experienced player. The remaining semi-automatic weapons are a shotgun, the M1014, and two sniper rifles, the M21 and the Dragunov. I would only recommend the M1014, or any shotgun for that matter, for very experienced players. To use a shotgun effectively, you need to be extremely close to your opponent.