The Benelli M4 is a shotgun that appears in Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and Modern Combat: Domination in Campaign and Multiplayer modes. The Benelli M4 is a relatively common weapon, being used by both allies and enemies across both games. It is based on the real-world Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun.
In Modern Combat: Sandstorm, the Benelli M4 is a relatively common weapon. It can be found in most Weapon Crates, and many enemies are seen using it, especially in later levels.
The Benelli M4 is designed for close-range combat, with very high damage, high mobility and low range. The iron sights are very clear and open, but by using the sights, the recoil of the weapon becomes so drastically large as to prevent semi-automatic fire. As such, most player tend to ignore the sights and simply fire from the hip. The power of each shot is very high, and even average players can use the Benelli to clear rooms in a matter of seconds. However, players should also be wary of enemies using the Benelli as well, as rushing in against multiple enemies wielding this gun can easily prove fatal, especially on higher difficulties.
The Benelli M4 is available by selecting the Close Quarters class in Multiplayer. The weapon performs the same as it does in the campaign, and as such is favoured online for the high power and movement speed it grants the player. In tight areas, the Benelli can easily overwhelm almost any other weapon, but players will need to use the high movement speed of the gun to avoid and flank opponents in open areas.
The Benelli M4 is uncommon in the campaign, with few enemy forces using the gun, and friendly forces never seen using it. However, the Benelli can be picked up in some missions by the player, though it is usually in an out-of-the-way location.
Unlocked at level 13, the Benelli M4 is uncomon online, as the low range of the gun prevents effective usage on larger, more open maps. It is classified as a primary weapon.
The Benelli M4 has a high rate of fire, but low range, and like all shotguns, each shell must be loaded manually, leading to longer load times. The power of each shot is high, but players should not attempt to engage enemies at more than close range to ensure quick kills. The iron sights are very clear and open, though players should generally avoid them, since the recoil of the gun becomes much more pronounced by doing so. The Benelli M4 is well suited for maps like Facility or Shanty Town, where the small sightlines and enclosed areas can easily be worked to its advantage.
The SPAM-4 is not a different gun. Rather, when players are on the Resistance team, they are given the SPAM-4 in place of the Benelli M4. The change is purely cosmetic, and both weapons perform the exact same way.
The SPAM-4 bears a resemblence to the S1 Custom, and indeed appears to be built from parts from both the Benelli M4 and the S1 Custom. It appears to be the Benelli's receiver and dual action bars with the pump grip and sights from the S1 Custom attached. The only advantage this gun may offer is clearer iron sights, but since most players forego the sights anyway, this makes little difference.
- The Benelli M4 has no visible trigger, which most likely means it is located at the very rear of the weapon.
- The Benelli M4 is one of only a few weapons to offer recoil in Modern Combat: Sandstorm.
|Weapons of Modern Combat|
|Handguns||Black Pegasus: Beretta M9 • NX8 Handgun • Desert Eagle • Vulture • Golden Pistol|
|Submachine guns||Sandstorm: MP5|
|Assault rifles||Sandstorm and Black Pegasus: MN106 • AK-47|
|Shotguns||Sandstorm: Benelli M4|
|Light Machine Guns||Sandstorm and Black Pegasus: M249|
|Sniper rifles||Sandstorm: M40A3|
Black Pegasus: M40A3 • Dradonitch
Fallen Nation: Intercept-L200 • KR600
|Launchers||Sandstorm and Black Pegasus: RPG-7|
|Military Support||Fallen Nation: Satellite Scan • Airstrike · Turret Deployment · Helicopter Support • Bomber Support • Nuclear Missile|
|Grenades||Sandstorm and Black Pegasus: Frag Grenade • Flashbang|
|Attachments||Sandstorm: Iron sights • Sniper Scope|
Black Pegasus: Iron sights • Sniper Scope • Red Dot Sight • Holographic sight