The M14 is a semi-automatic assault rifle featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified. It is cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
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 singleplayer 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.
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, unless the player is using Last Stand and is shot somewhere other than the head, and/or if he/she is shot through enough cover.
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 an ACOG scope gains the ghillie suit, while a player using an M14 w/ACOG Scope does not, 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 killing 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 to 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 above does not count as much when playing in hardcore, where the M14 can kill any player at any range as long as there is no solid material between the player and the target. Still, the iron sights lack of zoom can stand in the way of some of the longest shots being made. The higher damage than the G3 allows the player to use the M14 with the security of having a one hit kill under any condition without needing stopping power, allowing the use of a perk like UAV Jammer or Juggernaut. UAV jammer allowing for an extremely stealthy class capable of combat virtually any range, and Juggernaut allowing the player to survive under more fire.
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. Also of note is that the add time of the M14's reload is significantly shorter than the animation time, so the gun reloads before the magazine is even inserted.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
|The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.|
M14 was cut from the game, however, several textures remain in game files
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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
The M14 appears in the level "S.O.G.," 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.
The M14 is the third assault rifle and the first semi-automatic assault rifle unlocked, costing 2000 and it may be purchased at level 9. The M14 features a 20 round magazine (30 with Extended Mags), high 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 hip-firing, due to its two-shot-kill capability. Steady Aim also helps if the player wishes to hip-fire with 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, or 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 no sway 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 two headshots for a kill at long range. The M14 also has higher hip-fire accuracy, making it more useful in close quarters combat.
- Extended Mags
- ACOG Scope
- Red Dot Sight
- Reflex Sight
- Infrared Scope
- Grenade Launcher
The M14 appears in six 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 six 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 one-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, when coming off the lander.
In Call Of The Dead, the M14 is located on the bridge towards the right of where players spawn. It is on the board on the right.
In Moon, the M14 is located on the wall after the first door on the left of the Receiving Area.
It is best used in the early rounds as in round 5, it takes more than half a 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.
The M14 has a particularly long empty clip penalty, and benefits greatly from reload canceling. The knifing speed is not very fast, but not impossible to manage. Speed Cola and Double Tap Root Beer, along with Deadshot Daiquiri, are ideal perks, Speed Cola shortens the reload, Double Tap Root Beer to allow a higher rate of fire in close quarters situations, and Deadshot Daiquiri to take advantage of the headshot multiplier.
When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the Mnesia. Its one-hit-headshot capability lasts until round 13. The Mnesia gains a grip to reduce recoil and a 16-round magazine, with 192 extra rounds. The Mnesia is one of the strongest wall guns in terms of the damage done per shot, especially due to its high multipliers.
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
|Video of the weapon||M14 in Action||Mnesia in Action|
|Rate of fire||625 max||625 max|
|Reload||2.4, 3.45 empty||2.4, 3.45 empty|
|Extras||Higher damage, Extended mags, more ammo, Grip|
Video:Black Ops Zombies - M14 Upgraded - Mnesia
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)
The M14 is a starting weapon in several levels and can be found at various locations in other levels. It has medium recoil, similar appearance and sights to the console version, has a 20-round magazine, and can kill in one shot anywhere to the body on Recruit and Regular mode (on Hardened mode it will be a two-hit-kill unless a headshot is made).
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 is not recommended, as recoil will greatly upset aiming unless shots are carefully timed.) and that it can be used effectively when hip-fired.
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 one shot (unless body armor is used). The M14 used without Stopping Power can be difficult to use at distance for inexperienced players due to one having to put two shots into an opponent to kill him (the medium recoil can make hitting your opponent twice a difficulty at long range).
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.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance
The M14 appears in the singleplayer missions: "In The Wild", "Isolation", "Overwatch" and in "Oil, Fire, and Ice". It is very similar in aspect to the Black Ops DS's version, with the same model, attachments and firing sound, but now has a black finish making it look like the Call of Duty 4 version, and a redesigned scope when ADS. Also, the iron sights of the Standard M14 are slightly misaligned.
Interestingly during campaign, the player never starts off with the standard M14. The M14 is seldom encountered and is often found leaning on a walls in various levels. The player's character are often equipped with its suppressed counterpart rather than equipped with the standard model.
The M14 retains most of its stats, taking 2-3 well aimed shots to down an opponent. The M14 is not initially unlocked and takes 250 kills with the Simonov SKS to unlock. Once the player has obtained it, they can unlock the Scoped M14 with 250 kills, and with the Scoped M14 can unlock the Scoped/Suppressed M14 with 250 kills.
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
The M14 returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, performing similar to its Black Ops counterpart. The M14 uses the Black Ops II weapon model though, giving it a synthetic finish instead of its normal wood finish.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
The M14 appears in the Zombies mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It looks and performs much the same as the M14 from Call of Duty: Black Ops but with a synthetic body rather than a wooden one and different sounds. It also does not feature a bipod underneath the barrel.
The M14 appears in Zombies for 500 points and is available in the starting room in TranZit, on the back door of the bus in Nuketown, next to the Quick Revive elevator on the top floor in Die Rise and next to the metal door in the starting room in Mob of the Dead . Pack-a-Punched, the M14 becomes the Mnesia. They share the same stats as the version in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and even the same mechanics, such as knifing, and not being able to be Pack-a-Punched multiple times.
- Grip (Zombies mode)
M14 vs. Mnesia
|Max ammo||8 + 96||16 + 192|
|Extras||More ammo, Extended Mags, Foregrip and higher damage.|
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- The M14's in-game model is almost identical to the M21, the only differences being the sniper scope and mount, the folded bipod, the smaller rear sight and magazine, and the longer barrel.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
- The M14 has the same draw animation as the AK-47, and a similar reload animations as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's M14 EBR.
- The M14 in Zombies strangely only uses 8-round magazines, while the M14 in the campaign and multiplayer uses 20-round magazines. This, combined with the similar sights, makes the M14 very similar to the Call of Duty: World at War incarnation of the M1 Garand.
- The weapon's wooden furniture is replaced with synthetic material when camouflage is applied, and its sling changes color as well. On the Nintendo Wii version, however, only the metal iron sights and top perforations are colored.
- The pick-up and killfeed icon for the weapon shows it without the pistol grip and uses a different stock
- 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: Modern Warfare 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 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 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 capable to accept a Grip.
- The M14 and the G11 are the only two assault rifles not compatible with Dual Mags.
- When underbarrel attachments (except for the Grip) are used on the M14, the sling and bipod are removed.
- The words "7.62 rifle US Armory" and "20100402" can be seen if looking carefully at the rear sights.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- The M14 does not feature the sling and bipod of the M14 in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
- The M14 in shares the same firing sound as the FAL OSW.
- The M14 shares the reload sound effects with the L96A1 from Call of Duty: Black Ops.