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.
Modern Combat: SandstormEdit
|Max. ammo||32 Rounds Total|
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. It also benefits from shot spread that typically characterizes shotguns. 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 is favoured online for the high power, movement speed, and damage 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 or flash grenades to avoid and flank opponents in open areas.
|Weapons of Modern Combat: Sandstorm|
|Infantry||MN106 • MP5|
|Close Range||Benelli M4 • MN106|
|Long Range||AK-47 • M40A3|
|Heavy Gunner||M249 • RPG-7|
|Grenades||Fragmentation grenade • Flashbang|
Modern Combat 2: Black PegasusEdit
|Max. ammo||109 Rounds Total|
The Benelli M4 returns in Modern Combat 2, sporting updated visuals and a drastically different look. The gun is much slimmer and features an all-black finish, rather than the steel and brown finish from the previous game. A fixed stock has been added, as well as a rail mount in front of the rear sight, and the sights are more complex. There are unusable extra shells clipped to the side of the weapon, and the magazine capacity has been halved down to 4.
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 uncommon 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.
|Weapons of Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus|
|Handguns||Beretta M9 / NX8 Handgun • Desert Eagle / Vulture|
|Submachine Guns||MAC11 • MP5|
|Assault rifles||AK-47 • MN106|
|Shotguns||S1 Custom • Benelli M4 / SPAM-4|
|Light machine guns||M249|
|Sniper rifles||M40A3 • Dradonitch|
|Grenades||Fragmentation Grenade • Flashbang|
Modern Combat: DominationEdit
The Benelli M4 appears in Modern Combat: Domination, largely unchanged. It is the first shotgun to be unlocked (at Level 1). It features a low-medium range and can kill in 1-2 shots in close range.
- The Benelli M4 is one of only a few weapons to offer recoil in Modern Combat: Sandstorm.
- The M4 technically has no given name in Modern Combat: Sandstorm, just like all other weapons in the game.