Evolution of the M16 in Call of Duty

The iconic M16 assault rifle has been in more than a dozen Call of Duty games. Let’s take a look back at how it’s evolved over the series’ history.

The M16 assault rifle is no stranger to the Call of Duty series. In this trip down memory lane, Richie Bracamonte takes you back through COD…

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  1. Credit where credit's due to Sledgehammer for depicting the most realistic rendition of the sights, by having the rear aperture sight be actually low enough to be protected by the "ears" of the carry handle.

    (P.S. I know the modelers change the sights to be easier to use, but still it irks me to see it sticking out so far up.)

  2. I hate that in multiplayer, the M16 is always portrayed as only having 3 round burst capability.

    It's fully automatic in Cold War's campaign, but god forbid it being full auto in multiplayer.

    Same for the original Modern Warfare.

    Pretty much goes for all CoD games it is in…

  3. I really hate how the M16 is so done so wrong all of the time in COD. Whether it be a 20 round mag holding 30, or how the a4 is full auto in cod 4 campaign. Also that for some reason the largest aperture rear sight is always the one used. I remember when Cod used to try to be historically accurate. COD 1 and 2, great games other than not being able to reload the Garand until you shot of all 8 rounds.

  4. good work! surprised you remembered the black ops II and Call of duty Mobile M16s. Would you kindly do the AK-47 assault rifle and/or M1911 pistol next please?

  5. Lol in battlefield for any gun which is way more real guns than even modern warfare u can switch any gun to auto semi auto or burst except for snipers and tac rifles and all the burst tac rifles were able to toggle fire

  6. Evolution of the M14. Appeared in CoD4, MW2, BO, MW3, BO2, Ghosts, AW, BO3, IW, MWR, BO4, MW, MW2CR, BOCW and WZ (BOCW variant). It appeared in every non-WW2 CoD game.

  7. IW never managed to make their M16s look authentic. Treyarch did a better job with that, especially in CW, but they fucked up the mag sizes and the rear sight apertures are always way too big. Also, what I hate is that the front sight disappears when you mount optics. That looks bad.

  8. The problem I have with the M16 is how they fit 30 rounds into a 20 round mag, and of course the M16 in BO1 is supposed to be full auto since the M16A2 or M16A4 did not come around that time

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