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The MCX Spear is a battle rifle produced by SIG Sauer. One of several variants of the MCX rifle family, which use the short-stroke gas piston developed for the earlier MPX, the Spear is chambered for the 6.8x51mm SIG cartridge. In 2021 the weapon was entered into the United States Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. The Spear was officially adopted as the XM5 by the Army on April 19, 2022.

The MCX Spear appears in Battlefield 2042 as the M5A3. In the game's continuity, the weapon was adopted by the United States military in 2034, becoming its standard service rifle.

Battlefield 2042[]

"The US Military's standard-issue rifle since 2034, the M5A3 can be chambered for a variety of rounds for either semi or automatic modes."

— In-game description

The M5A3 is a weapon appeared in Battlefield 2042, first seen in the reveal trailer.

Damage Chart[]

Ammunition types 0-9m 10-19m 20-29m 30-39m 40-49m >50m
Standard Issue 22 22 18 18 18 15
Close Combat 26 22 22 18 15 13
High-Power 22 22 22 22 22 18
Subsonic 22 22 22 18 18 15
Armor Piercing 18 18 15 15 15 13
Standard Issue / Extended Mag 22 22 18 18 18 15





Battlefield 2042 M5A3 Factory.png Factory
Battlefield 2042 M5A3 Carbon Gravemaker.png Carbon Series
M5A3 Mastery 1 (T5)
Battlefield 2042 M5A3 Tier 1.png Tier 1
M5A3 Mastery 40 (T1)
Battlefield 2042 M5A3 Evergreen.png Evergreen
Free ("Thank You for Playing Season 1: Zero Hour")
BFC (Endangered I Bundle)
Battlefield 2042 M5A3 Obsidian.png Obsidian
Ultimate Edition


  • Carbon Series weapon skin was originally called Carbon Gravemaker. This was changed in Update 1 (Season 1).