A video file containing a promotional trailer for the Ruger Mini-14 sniper were discovered in the files of Black Ops 4’s February 21st PC update.

The video file is internally named core_frontend_sniper_mini14, confirming that this is in-fact the Ruger Mini-14 and not a variant of the SDM as some believe.

New Sniper Found in Update from r/Blackops4

Unlike the leaked assets for the KAP-45 pistol, promotional images of the weapon cannot be found at the time of writing.

In real life, the Ruger Mini-14 is a lightweight semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. used by military personnel, law enforcement personnel, and civilians. A .223 caliber firearm.

Treyarch has yet to confirm the Mini-14’s addition to Black Ops 4. However, given the presence of these files its likely to be added in the near future. Stay tuned.


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