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"Very high rate of fire guns for taking out infantry, light armor and other aircraft."

— Game description

The M134 Minigun is featured in Battlefield 4 and functions similarly to its appearance in Battlefield 3. It is mounted on the UH-1Y Venom Transport Helicopter in addition to the RCB Patrol Boat and RHIB. It is the American equivalent of the Chinese CS/LM12. However, unlike in Battlefield 3, they are incapable of damaging armored ground vehicles, such as Tanks and IFVs. This might be due to balancing or realism issues.

For Transport Helicopters, the side-mounted M134 Miniguns are particularly devastating when the Pilot and Gunner(s) are working together. The Pilot and Gunner(s) can opt to perform strafing runs by encircling positions with a heavy enemy infantry presence whilst opening fire with the mounted guns, resulting in the racking-up of high kills. The M134 Miniguns perform more effectively when closer to the target(s) at low altitudes. Pilots, however, must bear in mind the increased vulnerability from ground fire such as machine guns artillery shells guided/unguided rockets/missiles fired towards the aircraft. It is also mounted on attack boats and RHIB boats as gunner weapons.



  • Previously, if the player had the Defensive Upgrade Path equipped, they would do four times the regular damage with the minigun. This was fixed a few months after Battlefield 4's launch.
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