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The Shred-4 is a light machine gun introduced in Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. It was added to Modern Combat 5: Blackout in the Spring Update.

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Edit

Shred‑4   Automat‑X    
Shred-4
MC3-Shred-4
TypeLight Machine Gun
Likely based onHeckler & Koch MG4
UsersKPR Alliance
Statistics
Damage30-10
Rate of fire1200 RPM
RangeMedium
Magazine size100 rounds
150 (Extended)
Max. ammo400 rounds total
Ammo received via pickup100 rounds
Reloading4.2 seconds
Fire modeAutomatic
Availability
UnlockedRank 22
CostMC3 Credit16,000

Campaign Edit

The Shred-4 is rare in the campaign, and can only be seen in the mission Chase with no attachments, in Chaos Factory with a red dot sight, and in Martyrdom with no attachments.

Multiplayer Edit

Unlocked at rank 22, the Shred-4 has low accuracy, medium damage, high recoil and a slow reload time. The somewhat constricting sights are made worse by the fact that the gun rapidly moves off target as it is fired, so optics tend to be a popular choice. Also, a Flash Hider is an important accessory as its large muzzle flash will inhibit a player's vision while shooting at an enemy. The high recoil makes a Grip a useful attachment. The Extended magazine attachment is a fairly useless attachment for the Shred-4, as the 100 round box magazine the gun uses is already quite large. FMJ rounds can help use less rounds if this is a concern. Athlete Elite is a useful Skill to use with the Shred-4, as the weapon's low mobility can be annoying to some players.

When not using attachments, the best way to use the Shred is without aiming down the sights. It is best suited for close range engagements because of the high recoil and extreme rate of fire. When using FMJ and getting up close and personal, there are few enemies that stand a chance at close range, and it can also be a great suppression weapon up to mid range with FMJ. At long range, burst firing is needed, even with the Grip, since the jerky recoil is still present.

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  • High damage
  • Fastest rate of fire ever in Modern Combat
  • Early unlock level
  • 100-round magazine
  • High recoil
  • Large muzzle flash
  • Low handling and mobility
  • Slow reload

Optional weapon attachments Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The Shred-4 has a "frowny face" sticker on the end of the carry handle. This may be a reference to the "Mr. Yuk" stickers seen in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the lens caps of some sniper rifle scopes.
  • In campaign mode (except for Hard and Extreme) the Shred-4 appears more powerful than it's multiplayer stats (i.e. blowing up motorbikes with just a few bullets).
  • Some notable KPR troops that used the Shred-4 is in Mission 5 (After breaking into the village), Mission 7 (The guy beside the turret and in the train station), Mission 8 (after the tank factory) and in Mission 13 (the area with generators that look like jet engines).
  • In Multiplayer challenges, the attachments icon has a Shred-4 with an ACOG scope. This is a very effective attachment for the Shred-4 along with the grip since visual recoil is reduced when aiming down the sights. This combination however, is recommended only for close, close medium, and medium ranges since the bullets will vanish completely at long ranges.
  • The Shred-4 fires two bullets when the shoot button is tapped once.
  • The Shred-4 in campaign has a lower rate of fire than in multiplayer.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit


Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit

SODAW‑74   RSR 45   AX‑100 II   Stainen 56   QKR‑89   Shred‑4   Hauzzer 45   OR‑HE   R.C.F.‑08    
Shred-4
MC5 SHRED4
TypeLight Machine Gun
Likely based onHeckler & Koch MG4
Statistics
Damage24~
32~ (with Flash Hider)
28 (pro variant)
Rate of fire570~ RPM
RangeMedium
AccuracyLow
Medium (special ability)
HandlingMedium
MobilityLow
Magazine size200 - 205 - 210
Starting ammo1 magazine
Reloading5 seconds~
Fire modeAutomatic
Availability
ClassSupport
Tier6
Unlocked18 Blueprints

The Shred-4 was added to Modern Combat 5 in the Spring Update. It is the Tier 6 primary weapon of the Support class. While it has a lower damage output than other automatic weapons such as the Stainen 56, it makes up for this disadvantage with a high rate of fire and unrivaled accuracy within the light machine gun class.

Its low accuracy statistic is misleading, as the Shred-4 comes has a special mechanic in which weapon accuracy steadily increases as the weapon is fired continuously, rather than decrease as in the case with typical automatic weapons. This mechanic makes the weapon perform akin to a mounted machine gun, allowing the player to simply hold down the trigger and hose down an area with a continuous stream of bullets, making it a good suppression weapon.

Gallery Edit

See also Edit


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