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The Charbtek-28 (Charbtek CTK-28 Heavy Rifle) is a weapon that appears in Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour as an assault rifle; it is reintroduced Modern Combat 5: Blackout as a battle rifle, and is a completely different weapon than its MC4 counterpart.

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Edit

SOCAR‑S A1   VECT9   UFIA PSD‑2   KR‑200   Charbtek‑28   Compakt‑665    
TypeAssault Rifle
Likely based onHK416/M27 IAR, CM901
UsersSaunders Global Security

Unified Citizens

United States Army
DamageCharbtek-28 Damage

50-20~ (Standard magazine)

49-18~ (Screecher rounds)
Rate of fireCharbtek-28 Rate of Fire 600 RPM~
RangeCharbtek-28 Range

20m (2 shot kill)

40m (3 shot kill)
AccuracyCharbtek-28 Accuracy

Low (Standard magazine)

Very low-low (Screecher rounds)
HandlingCharbtek-28 Handling Very low
MobilityCharbtek-28 Mobility Very low
Magazine size45
60 (Extended)
Starting ammo45/180
Ammo received via pickup60
Fire modeAutomatic
CostMC4 Cost 95,000 (iOS)
MC4 Cost 80,000 (Android)
Charbtek provides the most advanced infantry rifle ever created with its CTK-28. The only drawback to its immense firepower is its prohibitive weight.
—Official website description

Campaign Edit

Appears in Used by
Terminus SGS
Hammerstrike United States Army
Cold Vengeance Unified Citizens

Multiplayer Edit

Available for purchase in the Armoury at 95,000 credits, the Charbtek-28 is mostly known for its extremely high damage output per shot (the highest power out of any primary assault rifles), topped with the fastest rate of fire in class, tied with the initial burst of the KR-200 and the fully-automatic fire of the Compakt-665. However, as mentioned earlier, it has by far the highest damage of the three. The combination of power, fire rate, and range is definitely a deadly combination. The CTK-28 is surprisingly capable of ranges varying from short, medium, to even mid-long, which makes it even deadlier. However, with the Charbtek-28 excelling in damage, fire rate, range, it has a lot of major setbacks. It is a very heavy rifle that slows down the movement speed of the player which is quite noticeable. The Charbtek has poor mobility and handling, having a disadvantage when strafing. Another big downside is the recoil is extremely high, both on a per-shot basis and overall recoil. The final setback is that the Charbtek-28 has the slowest center speed of all the weapons in the game (center speed is how fast the cross hairs return to the center off the screen after firing a long burst). 

Although the CTK-28 has very poor hip-fire accuracy, its range is very high and can easily compensate for the bad accuracy of the rifle, capable of aiming mid-long ranges as well as close range (when aiming). This makes the rifle favorable for guarding choke points at longer ranges, as it has higher damage than most longer ranged assault rifles and the higher rate of fire.

Although the spread becomes very large while moving without the player under iron sight, it is still able to hit players. Furthermore, while aiming down sights, recoil is reduced slightly. Despite the enlarged spread of the cross hair, for iPad users, a large percentage of the bullets fired still fire towards the general direction of the center of the screen, which makes this weapon more accurate than it looks. Other devices will not receive this accuracy boost. However, for maximum effectiveness, aim down sights at close range for the 2-hit kills, which give this weapon the fastest time to kill among fully-automatic weapons.

The iron sights on the Charbtek are not great for mid-long ranged combat, so an optic is recommended. The Holographic Sight would be a good pairing, as it has good close to mid-long range abilities.

The Charbtek is the only primary weapon that carries a standard magazine size of 45 rounds, over the usual 30, which can be increased to 60 rounds with the extended magazine attachment, offering the largest magazine size of any gun in Modern Combat 4.

The Charbtek-28 is considered to have the most power, fast fire rate, largest magazine size, and good accuracy while aiming, which equates to a deadly combination. However, with great power, there are great costs, being handling, center speed, recoil, and mobility. 

A great tactic to use the Charbtek-28 is using the Paragon Striker skill from the Intervention specialisation, which will boost your ADS speed to that when hip firing. Given that the Charbtek has a wide hip fire spread and 2-shot kill potential up close, this perk is very helpful.

Extra information Edit

Currently, the Charbtek possesses the characteristics of an extremely powerful weapon, perhaps more so than the most expensive assault rifle, the Compakt-665, which has led to many players suggesting an adjustment on the Charbtek-28 in the future.

  • Highest damage per second of all primary weapons
  • Very high rate of fire
  • Devastating damage when ADS
  • 2nd highest range of Assault Rifles
  • By default has the largest magazine size of all assault rifles at 45 rounds
  • Worst hip-fire accuracy
  • Horrible center speed, high recoil while ADS
  • Worst handling and mobility figures of assault rifles
  • Relatively expensive price
  • Demands high skill when using beyond medium range


  • Aim down sights if possible at all times. The hip fire with the Charbtek-28 is very bad, and you lose the ability to two-shot kill not unless you hit the head. Paragon Striker is a great perk to use, bolstering your ADS speed to your sidestep speed.
  • Screecher rounds are surprisingly effective with the CTK-28, only reducing the shots to kill up close down by 1, and considering the Charbtek's rate of fire, this isn't too much of a loss. Stack Sharpshooting with this perk to slow down most enemies effectively.

Trivia Edit

  • When picked up from the field, the weapon will always have 30 bullets in the magazine instead of 45. This applies to both single-player and multiplayer modes.
  • When looking up from the magazine under the CTK logo, the words "CTK-27" and "Cal 5.56x45mm" can be seen. This is easiest seen when viewed in the Armoury.
  • In third-person view, the weapon is held as if it had a grip.
  • The cartridge in the magazine are in 2D.
  • The magazine size counting in at 45 can be justified by the magazine model actually being a quad-stack magazine instead of a normal magazine; when compared to the VECT9 (which uses a similar magazine), the CTK-28s' magazine is fatter and angles inward as it approaches the magazine well.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit

Compakt‑665   Charbtek‑28   UFIA PSD‑2   KR‑200   Red‑34   KOG V   PR39   Enforcer   Grinder    
TypeBattle Rifle
Likely based onMk 14 Mod 0 EBR
DamageVery high
Rate of fireVery low
RangeMedium - Long
Magazine size20
Reloading1 Second
Fire modeSemi-automatic

The Charbtek-28 reappears in Modern Combat 5 as the Tier 2 weapon in the assault rifle class. It is a completely different weapon than its MC4 counterpart, now being a battle rifle, and functioning as an intermediary between an assault rifle and a sniper rifle.

The Charbktek-28 features exceptionally high damage-per-shot; potentially capable of killing an enemy in 2 shots. It also features excellent range with little-to-no drop-off, meaning its Time-to-kill at distances will be the nearly the same as at close-range. However the weapon has a very slow rate of fire (estimated to be a mere 150 rounds per minute), as well as significant recoil if fired continuously, making tap-firing ideal for maintaining accuracy. The weapon's magazine size is also significantly lower than other assault rifles, but due to its low rate-of-fire and fast reload, this is not a significant concern.

The Charbtek-28 is not frequently encountered in higher-league multiplayer matches due to it being outgunned in close-quarters combat and its lack of versatility compared to assault rifles. Its fairly low armor penetration will also be a negative factor against more heavily-armored opponents compared to higher-tier assault rifles.

The Charbtek-28 is most effective as a counter-sniper weapon or as more versatile equivalent to a sniper rifle. Compared to many semi-automatic sniper rifles, it is more mobile, has lower recoil, a faster reload, and much tighter hip-fire accuracy. Using a grip and a silencer will further improve accuracy and make recoil much more manageable. The Charbtek-28 can still potentially kill in the same number of shots using a top-tier silencer, making it potentially a very effective silenced assault weapon. Scopes with high zoom such as the Aim ACOG or the Drop Compensator can help make the most of its effectiveness at ranges.

  • Very high damage-per-shot
  • More versatile than most sniper rifles
  • Low rate of fire compared to assault rifles
  • High recoil
  • Low magazine size
  • Less adapted for close-quarters combat than assault rifles

Trivia Edit

  • The weapon model is considerably larger compared to its real world counterpart.
  • The cartridge in the magazine is in both 2D and 3D

Gallery Edit

See also Edit

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