Escape From Tarkov: The Best M4A1 Builds for CQB & Meta [2023]

Published: Nov. 30, 2023
Updated: Nov. 30, 2023

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I have been working on the M4A1 in Escape From Tarkov for a long time, and I am convinced that the following builds are among the best M4A1 builds in Tarkov 2023.

The Guide: In this guide, I'll tell you about two builds for the M4A1 in Tarkov, the first for close combat (CQB) and the second build for longer ranges. I'll also show you:

  • All attachments + prices
  • Unlocking the attachments
  • Old and new statistics of the weapon for comparison (focus on recoil & Ergo)

The two best M4A1 Builds in Tarkov 2023

Fact check: the M4A1 assault rifle is based on the AR-15 platform that shoots 5.56x45mm caliber. Moreover, it's probably the most customizable weapon in the tarkov -- and real life. No other weapon offers you as many modifications as is possible for an M4A1 build in Tarkov.

Standard version of the M4A1:

  • Weight: 2.49 Kg
  • Eff. Range: 500 m
  • Recoil Vertical: 93
  • Horizontal recoil: 255
  • Rate of fire: 800 rpm
  • Ergo: 64

1. M4A1 Meta Build

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Weapon Part Attachment Trader/Price
Barrel 370 mm Barrel for AR-15 Peacekeeper Lvl 3 - $200
Muzzle SilencerCo ASR 556 Flash Hider Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $90
Barrel Attachment SilencerCo Saker ASR 556 Silener Flea Market - 50,000 Rubel
Gas Block JP Enterprises Gas System-5b Mechanic Lvl 4 - 9,000 Rubel
Reciever Vltor MUR-1S Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $290
Charge Avalanche Mod.2 Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $69
Grip Naroh Arms Gral-S Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $130
Front Grip  Magpul RVG + M-Lok 4,1" Rail Peacekeeper Lvl 3 - $69
Hand Guard Geissele SMR 13,5" Flea Market- 15,000 Rubel
Stock MOE Carbine Stock +
Rubber Pad +
SI Advanced Buffertube
(MOE) Peacekeeper Lvl 3 - $65

(Buffertube) Mechanic Lvl 4 - 11,000 Rubel

(Pad) Peacekeeper Lvl3 - $45

Internals - -
Sight & Scope EOtech Vudu 1-6x +
30mm JP Mount
(Scope) Jaeger Lvl 3  - 46,000 Rubel
(Mount) Jaeger Lvl 3 - 11,000 Rubel
Backup-Sight Mbus Iron Sight Mechanic Lvl 2 - 6,000 Rubel
Light / Laser X400 Flashlight +
M-LOK 2,5" Rail
Peacekeepr Lvl 2 - $90
Recoil 40
Ergonomics 59
Total Price 275,000 Rubel

2. M4A1 CQB Build for Tight Spaces

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Weapon Part Attachment Trader Price
Barrel 260 mm AR-15 Barrel Peacekeeper Lvl 3 - $200
Muzzle SilencerCo ASR 556 Flash Hider Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $90
Barrel Attachment SilencerCo Saker ASR 556 Silencer Flea Market- 50,000 Rubel
Gas Block - -
Reciever - -
Charge - -
Grip Naroh Arms Gral-S Peacekeeper Lvl 4 - $130
Front Grip  Magpul M-LOK AFG Peacekeeper Lvl 3 - $70
Hand Guard SAI 10" QD Rail Hand Guard Flea Market - 30,000 Rubel
Stock Ace Socom Stock +
Ace Recoil Pad
(Stock) Mechanic Lvl 3 - 11,000 Rubel
(Pad) Mechanic Lvl 4 - 5,000 Rubel
Internals - -
Sight & Scope Aimpoint T-1 Sight +
Aimpoint Micro Abstandshalter + Mount
(Spacer + Mount) Peacekeeper Lvl 1 - $20

(Sight) Peacekeeper Lvl 1 - $250

Backup-Sight Mbus Iron Sights Mechanic Lvl 2 - 6,000 Rubel
Light / Laser Surefire XCI Mechanic Lvl 1 - 18,000 Rubel
Recoil 41
Ergonomics 64
Total Price 260,000 Rubel
More Gun Builds in EFT:

Now, it's your turn: Try out these M4A1 builds and let us know in the comments whether you like them or not. If you have any other comments or questions on the subject, feel free to write a comment. Or you can join our community discord server with over 1,400 members to exchange ideas here.

The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on Guided.news he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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