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For the related attachment, see Compensator.


An M11 Server Duty Muzzle Brake in reality

A Muzzle Brake is a weapon attachment designed to redirect the weapon's propellant gases horizontally with the effect of lowering the muzzle climb of the weapon. Muzzle Brakes were originally made for artillery and anti-tank guns, and have been adapted for use with various rifles and handguns.

Battlefield 4[]

"Improves Stability by reducing muzzle climb by 25%, but adds a 30% penalty to the Accuracy of automatic fire."

— Battlelog description

The Muzzle Brake is a barrel attachment in Battlefield 4. The attachment reduces the vertical recoil of a weapon by 10%, at the expense of lowering the accuracy of a weapon when fired continuously due to a 12.5% increase in bullet spread. It is the counterpart to the Compensator, which decreases horizontal recoil.

The attachment makes the recoil of weapons with significant vertical recoil, such as the SCAR-HFAMAS, M240B, or DMRs, much more manageable and easier to control. However, weapons using the attachment will be much less accurate due to the increased bullet spread per shot, making it difficult to handle ranged engagements unless the user fires in short bursts or tap-fires. Because of this, the attachment lends itself more to close-medium range firefights where accuracy won't be as much of an issue.

The accuracy decrease can be minimized, however, when the Muzzle Brake is used in conjunction with the Stubby/Potato Grip. This combination will reduce the spread penalty by 7.5% and will reduce the vertical recoil, leading to a more manageable and accurate weapon.

Similarly, the Ergo/Vertical Grip will also help improve accuracy by reducing the minimum spread amount when the player is moving, which will slightly minimize the Muzzle Brake's spread increase. This makes the combination useful for close quarters battles as long as the player is staying mobile.


Battlefield Hardline[]

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"Reduces felt recoil, making the weapon more controllable in rapid fire."

— Battlelog description

The Muzzle Brake is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield Hardline. The Muzzle Brake reduces side to side and vertical recoil slightly.

Battlefield 1[]

In Battlefield 1, Muzzle Brakes do not appear by name. However, some Recoil Direction options on some weapons attaches a muzzle brake to the weapon.[1]