Battlefield 3 M417 Assignment Discovery

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters

Release date

  • Premium: June 4, 2012
  • PS3: June 19, 2012
  • Xbox 360 & PC: June 26, 2012


First-person shooter


PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC


PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, Origin

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is the second expansion pack available for Battlefield 3.





Achievements and Trophies

Main article: Battlefield 3 Achievements and Trophies


Battlefield 3: Close Quarters has received mixed to positive reviews from game critics. On Metacritic, the expansion pack has metascores of 71[1] for PC based on 7 reviews, 73[2] for PlayStation 3 based on 5 reviews and 72[3] for Xbox 360 based on 8 reviews. On GameRankings, the expansion pack has scores of 73.50%[4] for PC based on 2 reviews, 80.00%[5] for PlayStation 3 based on 2 reviews and 76.60%[6] based on 5 reviews.


  • All maps in Close Quarters take place in Tehran, Iran.
  • At the release of Close Quarters, the 40mm LVG became available to all players, regardless of whether or not they had the map pack.
  • Close Quarters  was made free during the duration of week of E3 2013.


The "Danger Close" Dog Tag.

The "Medal Of Honor" Dog Tag.

"The Greatest Destroyer" Dog Tag.

The "Toe2Toe" Dog Tag.

The "Visceral" Dog Tag.

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Battlefield 3 Close Quarters Gameplay Premiere Trailer

Close Quarters DLC: Ziba Tower Gameplay Trailer

BF3 HD Destruction Timelapse Ziba Tower

Close Quarters DLC: Ziba Tower HD Destruction Timelapse

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters Donya Fortress Gameplay Trailer-0

Close Quarters DLC: Donya Fortress Gameplay Trailer

BF3 Close Quarters DLC Operation 925 Gameplay HD BF Premium

Operation 925 Gameplay

Bf3 Close Quarters Gun Master Gameplay Commentary on Scrapmetal

Scrapmetal Gameplay

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The HK417, also known as M417 is a German battle rifle manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is a gas-operated, selective fire rifle with a rotating bolt and is essentially an enlarged M416. Chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO round, it is intended for use as a designated marksman rifle, and in other roles where the greater penetrative power and range of the 7.62mm round are required. It has been adopted for service by a number of armed forces, special forces, and police organizations.

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Inventory slot

Main weapon




Ammunition type

7.62x51mm NATO

Starting ammunition

84 + 21 rounds

Maximum ammunition

147 + 21 rounds

Reload time

1.85 seconds loaded
2.4 seconds empty


Head: 2x
Chest: 1.6x
Stomach/arms: 1x
Legs: 0.9x



Up: 1.15
Left: -0.05
Right: 0.25

First shot multiplierDecrease per second



Standing: 3 static; 4.5 moving
Crouching: 3 static; 4 moving
Prone: 2.5 static; 4 moving

Static: 0.05
Moving: 1.5 standing; 1 crouching/prone

Increase per bullet

Decrease per second



Source of statistics

[1] - retrieved August 31, 2012

"This bigger brother of M416 features a heavier 16 inch barrel as well as an enlarged receiver capable of handling the heavy 7.62 round. The high precision and stopping power of this rifle makes it ideal as a DMR, and it sees service in many armed forces worldwide."

— Battlelog description

The M417 is a weapon introduced in the Battlefield 3: Close Quarters expansion and is unlocked upon the completion of the Team Player assignment. It was first seen in the Close Quarters Donya Fortress Gameplay Trailer through the killfeed.

The M417 specializes for medium to close range engagements, killing in 2-3 shots at mid-range. At longer ranges the rifle can be used for suppression or counter sniping to some effect, but its slightly lower accuracy and bullet velocity compared to other sniper rifles makes it suited for close quarters engagements. Although not very reliable, the M417 can be use to hipfire at extreme close range while in a pinch or the player simply does not have time to pull out sidearm; if playing on smaller maps, the player can add Laser Sight to increase hipfire accuracy.

For attachments pictures, see M417/Attachments.

The M417 in the kill feed.

A USMC Recon Marine holding an M417 from the Donya Fortress trailer. Also note the DICE employee exclusive suppressed .44 magnum is used.

M417 First Person View

M417 Iron Sight

High-Quality render.

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  • Unlike the M416 and M27 IAR, it uses same foldable ironsights as the P90, MK11 Mod 0, DAO-12, and M40A5.
  • In the Gun Master gamemode from the Close Quarters DLC, the M417 is equipped with a Flash Suppressor, an attachment that can be equipped to the weapon in multiplayer only by DICE developers.
  • If equipped while running, the M417 will be held with just a hand on the pistol grip. The other hand isn't seen on the handle or on the Foregrip. A similar thing occurs with the SG553.
  • It has a slightly different stock than that of the M27 IAR and M416; it uses the current-gen HK stock.
  • Like the M27 IAR, M416, and Mk11 Mod 0 it has an incorrectly solid charging handle.
  • In the Battlefield 3 Aftermath expansion, the XBOW appears to be a crossbow made out of a non working M417 with parts that can be found around damaged cars in the maps.
  • It shares the same reload animations as the M16, MK 11 Mod 0, M416, and M27 IAR
  • All of the DLC sniper rifles do not have scopes attached on their respective proficiency dogtag, the M417 amongst them.
  • The magazine model in-game appears to be steel, like the G3 magazines. In reality, the magazine would be made of translucent polymer, like the G36's.
  • In the early version of the July 8 Patch Notes for Battlefield 4, there was a typo that had sent some rumors that the M417 might be returning to Battlefield 4, but a couple of days later, the forum post was edited stating that is was only a typo and the M417 does not exist in Battlefield 4.

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