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For the sniper variant, see M21.
For the similarly named weapons, see M14 EBR & MK14.

The M14 is a semi-automatic assault rifle featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

"Single-fire with high power. Effective at medium to long range."
— Weapon description


The M14 cannot be obtained in the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare single player campaign, however, it can be in multiplayer. The M14 in-game is featured as a Semi-automatic rifle, with high damage, accuracy, and recoil as well as a longer effective range compared to other assault rifles. It can be modified with a Grenade Launcher, Red Dot Sight, Suppressor, and an ACOG Scope.

Multiplayer


The M14 is considered to be a "love it or hate it" or make/break weapon. Players will usually place the M14 on two extremes as a preferred (for high stopping power) or a non preferred weapon (for high recoil and manual rate of fire). With Stopping Power, it can kill in two hits at any range, or one hit if shot in the head within its maximum damage range. However the M14 benefits less from Stopping Power than most guns. Similar to the G3 in Hardcore mode, it is a popular weapon, due to the fact that it can drop any player in one shot. Unlike the G3 it will also, without Stopping Power, kill a player with Juggernaut in one shot at any range in Hardcore.

Adding the ACOG Scope to the M14 makes it very similar to an M21 with the ACOG, but with less damage and more recoil. For this reason the M21 with an ACOG Scope is considered superior by most, as its cons are lower hip accuracy and less ammo, which are worth lower recoil and higher damage for long range combat. Also, on the SAS/Spetsnaz matches, a player using an M21 with ACOG gains the ghillie suit, while a player using an M14 w/ACOG Scope doesn't, making the M21 a better choice. However, the ACOG equipped M14 prevails in Hardcore mode, where it has triple the reserve ammo compared to the M21, the fact that it is capable of downing a player with Juggernaut even without Stopping Power at any range, and Hardcore makes almost every weapon a one hit kill, making the recoil issue not much of a problem as long as the player is a good marksman.

The M14 with a suppressor has been acknowledged by many players as being closest to a silenced sniper rifle the player can get. However, this tactic is more suited to mid-long range sniping as opposed to very long range sniping due to the lack of an actual scope, the bulky iron sights, and the lack of a one shot kill ability. The suppressor can also be helpful with clearing the iron sights. When used it eliminates muzzle flash, providing for better target visibility.

The M14 shares ammo with the M40A3 and M21, which can be very beneficial because the M14 has 160 spare ammunition and so with Bandolier and Overkill, the M40A3 has 160 rounds as long as the player's other weapon is the M14. However, this is not commonly seen, as Stopping Power is almost essential when using the M40A3.

Weapon Attachments

Gallery

For Camouflage images, click here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

"Single-fire with high power. Effective at medium to long range."
Create-a-Class 2.0 weapon description


The M14 is featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Its appearance is different from its Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare counterpart, having a wooden stock and vented handguard instead of synthetic furniture and rails. In addition, it has a rear pistol grip and a folded, unusable bipod not present in its Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare variant, being very similar to the M14 EBR from Modern Warfare 2.

Campaign

The M14 appears in the level "SOG," and is used by various US soldiers, mostly with an ACOG, a Grenade Launcher, or no attachments. It also has Dusty camouflage applied. Aside from being dropped by friendly soldiers, one can be found beside an M16 in one of the ammo bunkers before throwing the napalm barrels down into the NVA trenches.

Multiplayer

The M14 is the third assault rifle and the first semi-automatic assault rifle unlocked, costing CoD Points logo BO2000 and it may be purchased at level 9. The M14 features a 20 round magazine (30 with Extended Mags), medium recoil, high damage, killing in 2-3 shots in core game modes and is best suited for medium to long range combat. As such the M14 benefits greatly from sights and scopes. The M14 is comparable to a sniper rifle when both the ACOG Scope and Grip are attached. The ACOG Scope for the M14 largely renders the M14's upward recoil inconsequential since the cross-hair is so thin; this combination will defeat most other guns at mid range (almost certainly at mid to long range) if the user aims well. Using Hardened Pro is very useful at longer ranges, as flinching with this weapon is often fatal. When used with the Grip, the M14's recoil is as manageable as possible, as the sights settle after each shot quite quickly.

The M14 technically performs poorly in close quarters because it is a semi-automatic weapon. This can be remedied by using the Flamethrower or Masterkey. A player with a good trigger finger does stand a chance against other weapons when hipfiring, due to its ability to kill with two shots. Steady Aim also helps quite a lot if the player is fine with hip firing the M14.

The M14 can fit a variety of roles, from a designated marksman to a medium-range stealth class. Sleight of Hand is not immediately necessary, as it has a fairly large, 20 round magazine and a manageable reload, potentially allowing for 10 kills before the need to reload arises. A more useful perk for a class using this weapon would be Hardened or Warlord, as an M14 with a Grip and sight is an accurate, deadly weapon with low recoil. Due to its high minimum damage, a Suppressor is also a good choice.

The M14 can be considered a passive alternative to a sniper rifle when ACOG Scope is attached, however the recoil is increased, meaning that the player needs better aim and patience at long range with this alternative.

The M14 can become extremely useful in Hardcore modes. In Hardcore, the M14 kills in one hit unless shooting through cover of if an enemy has Second Chance, so in combination with an ACOG sight and Suppressor attachments it can become an excellent light, silent sniper rifle with low recoil and large magazines.

The M14 can be best compared to the FN FAL, the other semi-automatic rifle in-game. While the FAL is more versatile, with arguably lower recoil and the ability to use Dual Mags, the M14 has the edge in stopping power at long range, with the ability to kill with one headshot followed by a bodyshot (or vice versa) at long range due to its 1.5x multiplier to the head, while the FAL would need 2 headshots for a 2-shot kill at long range. The M14 also has higher hipfire accuracy, making it more useful in a close quarters pinch.

Attachments

The following attachments are available for this weapon:

Zombies

The M14 appears in 6 Zombies maps: Kino der Toten, "Five", Ascension, Call of the Dead, Shangri-La, and Moon. The M14 is a fairly decent weapon to start with since it can be purchased off the wall in all 5 of the maps for 500 points in the first room, though it rapidly loses its usefulness since it has an eight round magazine instead of 20. The 1-hit-headshot potential of the M14 lasts up to, and including, round 3.

In Kino der Toten, if the player looks at the stairs from the spawn, they will find the M14 on the wall at the top of the stairs on the right side of the starting room.

In Five, if the player looks towards the large television screen from the spawn, they will find the M14 in the back along the wall to their left.

In Ascension it is located on the left wall of where players spawn.

In Call Of The Dead, the M14 is located on the bridge towards the right of where players spawn. It is on the the board on the right.

It is best used in the early rounds as in round 5 it takes almost an entire magazine (of body shots) to kill a single Zombie, but one can hold off for a few more rounds if going for headshots. Ammo can be bought off the wall for 250 points as well as upgraded ammo for 4500 points.

Upon using the Pack-a-Punch machine with the M14, it will become the "Mnesia". Its 1-hit-headshot capability lasts until round 13. The Mnesia gains a grip to reduce recoil, along with a higher firecap, and a 16-round magazine, with 192 extra rounds. This weapon seems to trigger quotes from all of the characters, usually dealing with its weight. In comparison, the M14 is almost equivalent to the M1 Garand as their iron sights are the same, they both have 8 rounds, and they are fairly decent for the early to medium rounds.

M14 vs. Mnesia

M14 Mnesia
Video of the weapon M14 in Action Mnesia in Action
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Damage 105-80 200-150
Fire mode Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Rate of fire 625 max 625 max
Magazine size 8 16
Max ammo 96+8 192+16
Reload 2.4, 3.45 empty 2.4, 3.45 empty
Mobility Medium Medium
Sounds
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Extras Higher damage, Extended mags, more ammo, Grip


Weapon handling

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Gallery

For Camouflage images, click here.


Video

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)

The M14 appears in the DS version of Black Ops as one of the rifles available to the player. The M14 comes in a regular version or with a Scope or Silencer. The M14 is a starting weapon in several levels and can be found at various locations in other levels. It has low recoil, similar appearance and sights to the console version, and a 20 round magazine.

The scoped M14 has numerous advantages over the other sniper rifles, mainly the fact that it can be fired as fast as the player can pull the trigger (this isn't recommended, as recoil will greatly upset aiming unless shots are carefully timed.) and that it can be used effectively when hip-fired.

It appears in the Zombie mode for 1,800 points in the first room of all 4 levels. It is good to use the M14 in early levels instead of the M1891/59 once the player's Makarov is out of ammunition because of its semi automatic fire mode and large magazine.

In multiplayer, it still retains its power and attachments, as it can still be added with a silencer or a scope, and if fitted with Stopping Power, the M14 will kill in 1 shot(unless body armor is used).

Trivia

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • Using the M203 attachment makes the player execute the empty reload animation, though it still takes as much time as the normal reload animation.
  • The actual reload time and the reloading animation for a loaded reload are about 1.5 seconds off, meaning the player actually reloads before the magazine is even inserted.
  • The M14 has the same in-game model as the M21, minus the sniper scope and the bi-pod.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • The M14 has the same draw animation as the AK-47.
  • The M14 has the same reload animation as the M21 EBR from Modern Warfare 2.
  • The weapon's wooden furniture is replaced with synthetic material when camouflage is applied, and its sling changes color as well. In the Wii version, however, only the metal iron sights and top perforations are colored.
  • The rifle's sling is visible when reloading or using a Grip.
  • Nazi Zombie characters refer to the M14 as a sniper rifle, even though it is an assault rifle.
  • The pickup and killfeed icon for the weapon shows it without the pistol grip, similar to the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare version of the weapon.
  • In Zombies, the M14's outline on the wall is exactly the same as the M1A1 Carbine's from Call of Duty: World at War's zombie mode, but with a different stock and pistol grip.
  • Similar to most other assault rifles, the M14 acquires a heat shield when the Flamethrower or Grenade launcher attachment is equipped. The shield is similar to that of an M16, albeit not having any cover on the top, as this would block the sight. This makes the iron sights almost exactly the same as the Call of Duty 4 version's.
  • When using the M14 with ACOG and Grip, the character model's hand in Create-A-Class clips through the weapon.
  • The M14 would have appeared at some point mounted with a bipod, as the mounted version is still in the game files.
  • The M14 shares nearly identical sights with the Call of Duty: World at War incarnation of the M1 Garand.
  • The chalk drawing of the M14 on the wall in Kino der Toten lacks the rear grip.
  • When Pack-A-Punched, the gun becomes the Mnesia. Mnesia is a play on words of Amnesia, a medical condition where the victim loses his/her memory. This could be a reference to Richtofen wiping the minds of Dempsey, Nikolai and Takeo.
  • When equipped with optics, the front sight remains on the rifle in Create-A-Class, but disappears in game.
  • This is one of the only two weapons in the game to not have its magazine model affected by Extended Mags, with the other weapon being the M60.
  • The M14 is the only assault rifle to accept a Grip.
  • The M14 and the G11 are the only two assault rifles not compatible with Dual Mags.
  • When optics are attached, the M14's iron sights are not removed, as doing so is impossible.
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