The Rx4 Storm is an assault rifle available to Ghost Recon operators.
Role in Ghost Recon Edit
The Rx4 Storm makes its debut in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, as one of the primary rifles issued to the 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Battalion (the "Ghost Recon"). This portrayal of the Rx4 is a heavily modified version of its real world counterpart. It is chambered for the powerful 6.8mmx43mm SPC cartridge, and features a selective fire mode (semi- or fully automatic) and scope optic capable of 2.0x or 4.0x levels of magnification. It is also compatible with the fictional XL7 grenade launcher and a suppressor, meaning it can be used as an assault rifle, designated marksman rifle, grenadier, and stealth purpose weapon, all in one. It can be modified with a red dot sight (ACOG in Xbox 360/PS3 versions), an FN EGLM grenade launcher, a sound suppressor and a vertical foregrip. The Rx4 has an urban digital camouflage finish, and has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds in Advanced Warfighter 2.
In campaign, the Rx4 is the standard choice in the weapon selection screen. Although it is quite comparable to the M-468 Carbine in terms of performance, accuracy, and damage, and is mostly interchangeable with the M-468. However, in multiplayer, the Rx4, with its more advanced scope optic, is used more often, and is quite powerful and rapid firing, even in the semi-automatic mode.
Real-world overview Edit
The Rx4 Storm is a semi-automatic rifle developed and manufactured by the Italian Beretta company. It is from the same weapon designation system as that of the Beretta Px4 Storm pistol and Cx4 Storm carbine, although it is made with different working parts/design, and shares companionship only in name. The Rx4 Storm is a gas operated, rotating bolt rifle that uses an Auto-Regulated Gas Operation system originally patented by Benelli, makers of the popular M1014 semi automatic shotgun. It is chambered for the standard 5.56mm NATO round. Most variants of the Rx4 features a 16.2 inch barrel (the "Tactical" version used by Italian police has a 12.5 inch barrel and five point telescopic stock). Five round STANAG magazines are usually sold with the Rx4, and features iron sights.