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XM8 or M8A1? Type-25 or Type-95? Work in Progress or Different Guns?



Minutes after we updated the weapon list with the Type-95, we received several tips from people trying to correct us saying its the Type-25.. well it’s BOTH. Can you spot the difference? because we can’t. They appear to be the same weapon when held in first-person mode. Even the pick-up icons are identical yet theres 2 different names. Our best guess is that it’s a programming typo, for a game thats still being developed of course.

How about the XM8? That’s the real name of the rifle and was confirmed by one of the pick-up icons shown durring a Strike Mission video. However yesterday when IGN leaked the multiplayer image with the new H.U.D., you’ll notice the rifle is now called the M8A1, which we’re guessing replaced the M4A1 (according to the Black Ops 2 storyline).

The Heckler & Koch XM8:
While we’re on the subject, why is the XM8 in Black Ops 2? In 2002, the XM8 project was a contender to become the Army’s new standard infantry rifle but was put on hold in April 2005, and was formally canceled on October 31, 2005. Which means according to the Black Ops 2 Story line, the XM8 project was reopened some time between 2012 and 2025. Uh huh, sure..

Here’s my point. There are TONS of M4A1 replacements that Treyarch could have chosen, such as:

-Barrett REC7 PDW
-Remington ACR
-Heckler & Koch HK416
-Robinson Arms XCR
-SIG 556

All of which are still in the running to be the next standard military rifle…