After some improvements to its attachments and buffs to the weapon itself, the XM4 has been gaining some traction as a viable rival to the M4A1. Some people have even gone as far as saying that the XM4 has now retired the M4, becoming an outright better weapon entirely, with a slightly better TTK.
Because of this, we thought it was only right that we touch on the weapon and rank its top ten blueprints. The XM4 might be incredible, but these cosmetics aren’t holding any punches, either. Please note that, despite there being some evidence of certain blueprints of certain weapons, we will be ranking these blueprints based on their appearance and not through any assumption of pay to win performance.
Additionally, we won’t be tipping our hats to any previous blueprint mentions. Let’s jump in.
10. SOG Commando
First on the list, we have an epic blueprint that brings back memories of classic G.I. Joe aesthetic. The SOG Commando takes the XM4 and roughly applies light and dark hues of green onto its base. Wavy streaks of green against black make up the majority of design philosophy, and gives heavy 1965 Vietnam vibes.
Like all blueprints, this one comes with specific attachments that can be unlocked through its purchase without needing the associated level requirements. This means the Compensator, 13.7’ takedown barrel, and field agent grip are all complimentary and can be used immediately after purchase.
9. Deniable Ops
Where the SOG provides some nostalgia, the Deniable Ops blueprint showcases a much cleaner, much more contemporary look.
A black shoulder strap wraps around a classic sleek tan finish, while a tapped mag flaunts itself below the weapon’s body. This epic weapon has the quintessential Warzone look, and while far less outspoken than the previous entry, completes the look flawlessly with its 40 round speed mag and patrol grip. You can purchase this weapon with the quick draw bundle, if so desired.
The first legendary on the list, the Succubus is our first entry that takes that wild CS:GO-like look and plays on the trope perfectly. A calm red line itself along the majority of the weapon, while vampire teeth decorate the suppressor and the words “devil woman” find themselves sprayed along the stock.
This blueprint really takes its name and runs with it, with little room for the imagination to fill in any gaps (if there are any). If your goal is to provide your play with some personality, this could be the blueprint for you, and can be purchased with the Devil’s Departed Bundle.
7. Ratchet Patrol
The legendary Ratchet Patrol blueprint takes the XM4 and sprays a silly decal over its dark blue body, extended muzzle, and x3 scope.
While the other weapons on this list look like very silly ‘game-y’ cosmetics, the Ratchet Patrol looks more like a standard issue weapon that was accessorized by a ‘game-y’ person over the course of a few years.
It’s looks like a weapon that’s been close to someone for a long time, and for that design, it gets #7 on our list. You can grab this puppy with the Mr. Fixer Bundle.
In a sort of “David and Goliath” reference, Giantsbane takes the original XM4 and compacts it, making it as tiny as can be. The milistop reflex, infantry compensator, and SFOD Speedgrip attachments were clearly all chosen for the compact size.
Despite a nice black and dark green finish, it’s these attachments that steal the show. All of them work together to shrink down the XM4 and provide some nice cheek to a player’s loadout. Perfect for the underdog kind of player who enjoys putting themselves in unlikely situations.
You can grab this legendary skin in the Brute Force Bundle.
5. Ultimate Hunter
“Broken Perk, plz nerf.”
The Ultimate Hunter finds itself in the same category as the SOG Commando in that it throws some nice nostalgia at the player, though this time through 1987 Predator vibes. A slash mark on the body is the accent to green and black jungle camo.
It wouldn’t be surprising to learn that Predator was an actual influence on this design from the get go. But along with that classic look comes a far more technically impressive attachment loadout;
The Royal & Kross 4x optics, Stock Raider Pad, and SOCOM Eliminator Muzzle help to provide a full canvas for the artwork of this piece, and the artwork itself is really what you’re paying for when you pick this weapon up.
Ultimate Hunter isn’t sleek, nor sloppy, but is certainly beefy and intimidating. You can grab this legendary weapon in the Corpse Collector Bundle.
4. King Maker
If history is written by the victor, then it’s no surprise that this blueprint is representative of whoever calls himself king.
The King Maker is clearly inspired by stealth weaponry for the quieter operations that you’d find specialized teams conducting. With its agency suppressor and holoscout optics, it’s safe to say that this blueprint is for the stealthy player who enjoys moving through close quarters to get the drop on unsuspecting campers.
That said, the look of this weapon alone is enough to warrant a purchase for anyone who wants something pretty to look at on top of a selection of useful attachments they may not already have.
You can purchase this legendary blueprint in the Knight Operator Bundle, and as a bonus you’d get the dismemberment effect along with it.
3. Fly Trap
It’s a weapon of flavour! (sorry)
The Fly Trap boasts a dirty green on tan classic camo finish with what appears to be a host of puns attached onto the respective faculties. A Serpent Wrap on the handle, you see? A jungle style magazine, because flies are everywhere in the jungle, get it? And what about the compensator attached to the muzzle, because you’ll need it if you’re going to spray down flies, which are so hard to hit, amirite?
Hey, and let’s not forget about the description: “Try to keep your tongue under control with the fly trap assault rifle.” A description for a weapon that’s available in the Frog Outta Water bundle. Ha!
Listen, we know you don’t like how it looks, and we know you don’t care about all of these puns, but we love them, so Fly Trap gets #3 on our list.
2. Swatt Master
“No more fly puns, please.” Fine. No more puns.
The Swatt Master is just one of those blueprints you look at and think to yourself, “Why?”
Well, with a 50 round fast mag, a tactical stock, and steady aim laser attachment on top of a blue futuristic finish, you can find every try-hard blazing you down as your answer. This thing not only looks like a weapon for the hardened professional, but also seems to be an XM4 that was thrown into a pack-a-punch machine and left out to dry for a couple years.
No joke, everytime this thing is fired, a zombie cries out. Honestly, it’s really probably only made for the extravagant veteran who doesn’t mind being spotted out from a mile away. Even its description rings the sound of elitism: “Exterminate the pests plaguing the battlefield…”
They wanted to make a pro’s zombie killing weapon, and by golly did they run with that idea. To add insult to injury, we are the mindless zombies. And we probably deserve it, given how bad we are. Or at least how bad you are.
As a cherry on top, you get the lighting dismemberment effect. And who wouldn’t want to play warzone with a Wundewaffe?
1. Great Pacific
“The ocean blue covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Great Pacific assault rifle covers the other 30%.”
This thing is a real beauty. If you’re someone who wants to grab victories as a minimalist and look as smooth as possible while doing it, Great Pacific is the weapon for you. A deep bluish hue covers the majority of the gun, while a cold black paints the rest up, with a small amount of gold given off by the unique wire stock. Again, much of this design’s detail is intentional with its ocean aesthetic.
In addition to the already gorgeous look of this weapon, the ammo it comes with fires off blue tracer rounds as its unique effect, meaning that not only do you get to hold something pretty, but you also get to unleash the fury of the ocean upon your enemies.
Hell, given the right operator skin, you might actually be able to roleplay as Poseidon himself (and look just as good.)
That’s it for this top ten. Agree with our list? Despise it? Let us know, we love a good chat. And if you did like it, be sure to check out some other similar posts, there’s plenty more where that came from!