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For the variant featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops, see M60.
"Fully automatic with high power. Effective at medium to long range."
— Weapon description

The M60E4 is a light machine gun featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


The M60E4 is available briefly in the singleplayer campaign of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, appearing only at the end of the level "Game Over". The only enemy found carrying it jumps out of the passenger's door of the first truck carrying troops to attack the player when the bridge is destroyed (this truck will hit the brakes, ram a car, then reverse). He usually ends up running to a destroyed green car at the far left hand side of the bridge. It is hard to obtain the M60E4 as it gets dropped near the BMP, and if the player tries to obtain it, the BMP kills the player. It fires quicker than in Multiplayer. Also, one of Zakhaev's bodyguards is armed with one and he uses it to kill a SAS operative and to fire at the loyalist helicopter, but it is unobtainable.


In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's multiplayer, the M60E4 is unlocked at level 19. It can be equipped with Red Dot Sight, Grip, and ACOG Scope. It is also one of the few weapons to have golden camouflage. The M60E4 is the most powerful machine gun in multiplayer, giving one of the highest damage outputs per shot in the game, but has high recoil and a low rate of fire compared to the M249 SAW or RPD. Make note though that the RPD kills in the same number of bullets in many situations (except that the M60E4 can get a two shot kill without Stopping Power, though not at long range). It is often used with the Double Tap or Stopping Power perks, with Stopping Power being more effective at long range and Double Tap being more effective at medium and close range.

Like all the light machine guns in the game, it has a large belt capacity of 100 rounds but also suffers from a slow reload time of nearly 10 seconds, and slow speed when switching to it. Thanks to its high damage per round, some players couple an M60E4 class with Sleight of Hand, in order to cut down on reload time. The M60E4 with the grip attachment is less popular because of the large, obstructive iron sights; however, it does significantly reduce the high recoil of the gun.

If used in Hardcore, it will kill in one hit at any range regardless of Juggernaut or through light cover. However, the low rate of fire causes it to suffer, as a faster-firing weapon will outclass it at all other ranges (Such as the AK-47, SMGs, and other LMGs).

A unique property of the M60E4 is that it suffers damage drop-off at range. This is unusual, as neither the M249 SAW nor the RPD suffer this, although it is likely for balance due to its high damage.

Weapon Attachments


For Camouflage images, click here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The M60E4 was first seen in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Special Ops Survival Mode trailer, as a purchasable weapon. It is also seen on the second Multiplayer Trailer.


The M60E4 is unlocked at Level 72 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer. It features extremely high power up close, but a slow rate of fire and the slowest reload time of any LMG. It is also the primary weapon equipped with the Juggernaut point streak, along with the MP412.




Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • When the M60E4 is out of ammo, the ammo box still has rounds in it.
  • The M60E4 is one of the few weapons in Modern Warfare that has a Golden camouflage.
  • The M60E4 has a lower rate of fire in the Wii version of the game.
  • The M60E4 has a lower rate of fire in multiplayer as opposed to singleplayer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • The M60E4's skin is used in Black Ops in the level Crash Site, mounted on the boat, but the overheat icon is the Pick-up icon for the M60, not the M60E4.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

  • In the Survival Mode Trailer, the M60E4 uses the Modern Warfare Create-A-Class image.
  • The first-person view of this weapon suggests that it is a very old piece of equipment. It appears to have had an anarchy symbol scratched into it and also has the remains of an American flag decal.
  • It uses the same belt container model from the Black Ops M60.
  • In "Back on the grid" this weapon can be found normally, after the player has "gone loud", it is on one of the rooftops to the right with an intel piece (it is around the corner from the factory).
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