Xdefiant M4a1
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XDefiant M4A1 guide: Best attachments and loadout, and all skins

The go-to assault rifle is here.

If there is a single assault rifle that has been the standard for every shooter out there – including XDefiant – then that is the M4A1. Here is the best loadout, all camos, and how to unlock the M4A1 assault rifle in XDefiant.

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Best M4A1 loadout in XDefiant

The M4A1 is one of the best guns in the game since it provides a lot of versatility both in its use and how it can be modified thanks to its stats being balanced, as all things should be. This gun is unlocked by default in XDefiant, so you can start leveling it up to unlock the best attachments you will need to equip to transform it into a killing machine:

Attachment TypeAttachmentStatsUnlock Level
MuzzleBreak+7.0% Horizontal Recoil Control
-5.0% Short Range
-5.0% Medium Range
Level 23
BarrelRecon24m Minimap Visibility Range
0.5s Minimap Visibility Duration
+5.0% ADS Speed
-2.5% Movement Speed
Level 3
Front RailSuperlight+10.0% ADS Speed
+2.5% Movement Speed
-10.0% Recoil Recovery
Level 4
OpticsReflex+1 Sight PictureLevel 2
MagazineQuick Mag+5 Magazine Size
+15.0% Reload Speed
Level 11
Rear GripQuick Draw+10.0% Sprint-Shoot Time
+10.0% ADS Speed
-15.0% ADS Stability
Level 35
StockPadded+15.0% Recoil Recovery
+10.0 ADS Stability
+5.0% ADS Flinch Control
Level 7
Xdefiant M4a1 Attachments
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Muzzle Break improves Accuracy by lowering Horizontal Recoil while the Recon Barrel provides more ADS speed, which will be very important given the speed of the encounters in XDefiant. This is amplified by the Superlight Gripand and the Quick Draw Grip, with the Padded Stock countering the lost ADS Stability and Recoil Recovery while the Quick Mag helps with Reload Speed.

How to unlock all M4A1 skins in XDefiant

SkinHow to Unlock
EruptionComplete Battle Pass level 1.
MorganiteWatch any XDefiant stream for 1 hour.
VioletWatch any XDefiant stream for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Bronze (Mastery)Reach weapon level 50.
Silver (Mastery)Reach weapon level 75.
Gold (Mastery)Reach weapon level 100.
Xdefiant M4a1 Eruption
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As you can see, the base skins for the M4A1 will be unlocked by getting Twitch Drop rewards. Make sure to check out any XDefiant stream and link your Ubisoft and Twitch accounts. And yes, getting to weapon level 100 will take quite a while, so you might want to get Weapon XP Boosters and use them wisely to get the best out of your kills. That way, you will get the skins and attachments necessary to make the M4A1 a force to be reckoned with, and also a treat to the eye.

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A musician with a heart of a gamer, Alejandro's life has always been accompanied by adventures on Nintendo platformers, countless hours of fantasy RPGs and several third-party FPSs. Currently, he is studying Game Design and Development and Creative Writing, preparing for a long career in the video game industry.