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Is the Maddox RFB assault rifle overpowered in Black Ops 4?

Published: 12/Nov/2018 13:48 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 13:56

by Matt Porter


Brad Overbey, otherwise known as Drift0r, has taken an in-depth look at the Maddox RFB assault rifle from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in an attempt to figure out whether the weapon is overpowered or not.

The weapon has become a popular choice among casual and competitive players alike, thanks to its high rate of fire and it’s vertical recoil pattern, which is easy to control once you start practicing with this weapon.

The Maddox also deals 32 damage at close range and 27 at long range, with no gradual decrease in the damage value depending on distance, meaning it is always a five or six shot kill.


The Maddox RFB assault rifle in Black Ops 4.

Due to the high rate of fire and consistent damage, the Maddox has the fastest time-to-kill (TTK) of all the assault rifles in the game. It also kills quicker than the majority of the sub-machine guns in the game, with only the Spitfire and SAUG 9mm having a faster TTK.

The weapon’s high rate of fire also means that it is powerful when hip-fired, with the laser sight attachments making it extremely dangerous when players choose to not aim down their sights.

Reload times are also extremely quick, with the Maddox taking 1.75 seconds to reload with no attachments, 0.85s with Fast Mags and just 0.5s with Fast Mags II attached.


Drift0r believes that due to the weapon’s impressive statistics making the Maddox a gun that can be used in almost any scenario. The YouTuber says it may be a little overpowered for competitive play, but believes the ICR would be a better rifle for pro players who are set up to anchor spawns.

In public matches, Drift0r states that while the Maddox RFB has a lot of great things going for it, the fact that the weapon’s maximum damage dealt range is fairly short for an assault rifle coupled with the lack of FMJ or High Calibre attachments available for it means that it’s not overpowered, and he doesn’t believe that Treyarch should make any changes to the weapon in the near future.