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Specialist M16-A5
Specialist-M16-A3.png
20 / 140
brst 3
An assault rifle that reduces cooldowns for grenades/traps and has its own underbarrel grenade launcher.
damage
1.2x
heat / cool
1.00x / 1.00x
firerate
840
brst delay
0.25s
deviation
3
recoil / ctrl
18 / 138
R/E time
2.20s / 0.60s
perks
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Grenade/Trap Cooldown-
  • The Specialist M16-A5 is a burst assault rifle that fires a grenade on the first shot of each magazine. It deals good damage with a fast rate of fire, and it grants faster cooldowns to items classified as grenades and traps.

    In Arena, it can be purchased for Raider and Demolisher as a series 4 weapon.

    In Legion Rising, it can be obtained in the same way as any other weapon, if the player has the Arena Premium Upgrade DLC.

    The abbreviation for this weapon is 'M163.'

    Characteristics[]

    Advantages:

    • Grenade launcher
    • Grenade/Trap cooldown buff
    • Good all-around stats

    Disadvantages:

    • Relatively high heat generation
    • Small magazine size
    • Last burst only shoots 2 shots instead of 3 without magazine size increases/burst amount changes

    Ammo[]

    • Pickup: 80
    • Ballisticsoft.png Ballistic Soft Ammunition
      • 5.57mm Kaida SC
    • Compatible Ammo
      • 5.57mm Acid
      • 5.57mm Armor Piercing
      • 5.57mm Hollow Point
      • 5.57mm Soft Point

    Perks[]

    • Grenade Launcher
      • First shot of every magazine fires a grenade that detonates on impact
    • Grenade/Trap Cooldown-
      • Reduces cooldowns of grenades and traps whilst held by 20%

    Notes/Tips[]

    • Counts as both an Assault Rifle and as a Launcher
    • With ammo regeneration, it is possible to keep the magazine topped off, allowing multiple grenades to be fired within a short period of time.
      • This can be easily achieved as level 20+ Engineer.

    Trivia[]

    • This weapon is based off of the M16A3 and M203 underbarrel grenade launcher. Despite being based off of the M16A3, the weapon shoots in 3 shot bursts, similar to the M16A2/M16A4.
    • While the weapon is referred to in the initial announcement and patch notes as the "Specialist M16-A3" or "M16A4", the name of the weapon in-game and in the main menu is "Specialist M16-A5".
    • Likely a reference to the 1983 film Scarface, where it is referred to as the titular character Scarface's "Little Friend."
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