Honey Badger
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Carbine
Rank Prerequisites Rank 62
Damage 33 → 22
Range 65 max → 105 min
Honey Badgergraph


Hip Accuracy


Sight Accuracy


Magazine Size 30, 31 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 120
Fire Modes Auto & Semi
Rate of Fire 800 RPM

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.15 s
Head & Body Multiplier
per bullet/pellet
Max (65 studs) Min (105 studs)
(x1.4) Head 46.2 30.8
(x1) Torso 33 22
(x1) Arms and Legs 33 22
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
Armor Piercing 33 -> 18.33333 0 max -> 105 min
Hollow Point 27.5 -> 26.4 65 max -> 105 min
Muzzle Velocity 2000 studs/s
Penetration Depth 1.3 studs
Suppression 0.5


Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 18
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 19
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.9


Min Camera Kick (1.29, -0.61, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (1.89, -0.11, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 0.60, 7.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 1.10, 8.50)
Min Recoil Rotation (-0.61, 0.50, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.20, 1.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.06
Hipfire Recovery Speed 10
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.80


Min Camera Kick (1.39, -0.31, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.29, 0.30, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.40, 6.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.69, 7.19)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, -0.31, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.20, 0.30, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 1.8x


Reload Time 1.7 seconds
Empty Reload Time 2.2 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 300
Crosshair Recover Rate 15


Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 9.7 stud/s
Ammo Type .300 AAC Blackout
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None

List of Attachments

Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
Z-Point 10 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills

Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills

Barrel Kills Required

Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills

The Honey Badger is an American Integrally Suppressed Carbine. It is unlocked at rank 62, or it can be purchased with credits.


The AAC Honey Badger PDW is a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) based on the AR-15 platform. It is chambered in .300 AAC Blackout (7.62x35mm) and produced by Advanced Armament Corporation, a subsidiary of Freedom Group. Both the rifle and the caliber used were developed in close cooperation with American special operations units to create a suitable and effective replacement for the MP5SD and similar weapon systems.


General Information

The Honey Badger is an integrally suppressed carbine based on the AR-15 platform. It is almost like an M4A1, with the only difference in damage is the minimum damage, which is 3 higher at 22 minimum damage. This allows for the Honey Badger to be more effective than the M4A1 past 120 studs, especially with the tight spread. However, the Honey Badger does have 10 studs less for the maximum and minimum damage ranges compared to the M4A1, and while it is negligible, it balances out the damage differences of both weapons.

Other than damage, the weapons are pretty much the same with the similar reload speed and reload animation, as well as the same 30-round magazine size. However, due to having an integral suppressor, it cannot put on barrel attachments, unlike the M4A1, and has a higher recoil.

Usage & Tactics

The Honey Badger is very suitable for a stealthy play style. However, it is difficult to use at longer ranges as its damage drops off to 22 which, makes it a five-shot kill (5SK). Despite this, the spread is very tight and easy to control, making full-auto usable at longer ranges if the player is accustomed to the recoil pattern. The player may want to treat the Honey Badger like an M16A3 or M4A1 with a normal suppressor attached. Considering its 5SK, it is more comparable to a suppressed M16A3 in terms of performance to an extent.

Due to the weapon having an integral suppressor, it has the worse ballistics compared to the other M4/M16 variants. It is typical for most integrally suppressed weapons to have lower velocities than their non-suppressed counterparts. It has the bullet velocity of an AK47 (2000 studs/second), which is not necessarily bad but is lower compared to most other assault rifles like the M16A4 or M16A3. 

The Honey Badger has excellent penetration capabilities thanks to the heavy ammunition it uses and can successfully penetrate thin walls. However, the player cannot penetrate average thickness walls.


The Honey Badger is a good weapon to ambush enemies. The Honey Badger is also good at close range, due to its integral suppressor, but it is also viable at medium and even longer ranges due to its tight spread and its decent muzzle velocity for a suppressed weapon. It is a versatile option, having the best of a suppressed weapon—no muzzle flash and remaining off the radar—while not compromising mid-long range capabilities, something that hinders other integrally suppressed weapons. It is similar to the M16A3, being able to compete in close-quarters-combat (CQC) but also at medium ranges.

Pros & Cons


  • Integral suppressor.
  • Better muzzle velocity than other integrally and conventionally suppressed weapons.
  • Good hip-fire performance.
  • High penetration for its class.
  • Clean and unobstructive iron sights.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good rate of fire (RoF).
  • Fast reload times.


  • Cannot equip barrel attachments.
  • High first shot recoil.
  • Lower than average muzzle velocity.
  • Below average time to kill (TTK)


  • While classified as a PDW in real life, it is featured in the carbine section in Phantom Forces.
    • The Honey Badger was originally classified as a carbine in-game prior to being re-classified as an assault rifle by StyLiS Studios in January 2017. This change was later reversed on July 4th, 2018.
  • In real life, the actual barrel is only 15 cm (6 inches) long, making it close to useless without its suppressor.
  • The Honey Badger was added in part five of the Summer Update on 7/16/2016 after the M4 and M16 revamp.
  • The Honey Badger is named after the animal of the same name.
  • The Honey Badger's original damage model used to be 32->19, making the Honey Badger identical to the M4A1 except for the integral suppressor, worse range and higher recoil.
  • The Honey Badger is the only weapon in-game chambered in .300 AAC Blackout.
  • In real life, the Honey Badger's .300 AAC Blackout round has similar ballistics to the 7.62x39mm round, the same round used by the AK47, AKM, SKS and Groza-1
  • Before v.3.13.0, the Honey Badger had a different reloading sound than the rest of the AR-15 Family series of weapons.  
  • The .300 Blackout round uses in the Honey Badger has the same sized parts of an AR-15, because the round shares the same bore size as the .223 Remington—the commercial round that the 5.56x45mm NATO round is based on.  
Primary Weapons

Assault Rifles

AK12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36
M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2 - HK416
AK74 - AKM - AK103 - M231

Personal Defense Weapons

M1921 - MP5K - UMP45 - MP7 - MAC10 - P90 - MP5
Colt SMG 635 - L2A3 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - M3A1
AUG A3 Para - PPSh-41 - FAL Para Shorty - Kriss Vector - MP40

Light Machine Guns

Colt LMG - M60 - AUG HBAR - MG36 - RPK12 - L86 LSW - RPK

Sniper Rifles

Intervention - Remington 700 - Dragunov SVU - AWS - BFG 50
L115A3 - TRG-42 - Mosin Nagant - Dragunov SVDS
Hecate II - M107 - Steyr Scout


Jury - M4A1 - G36C - M4 - L22 - SCAR PDW - AKU12
Groza-1 - AK12C - Honey Badger - SR-3M - Groza-4 - MC51SD
FAL 50.63 Para - 1858 Carbine - AK105 - KAC SRR

Designated Marksman Rifles

MK11 - SKS - VSS Vintorez - MSG90 - Beowulf TCR

Battle Rifles

Beowulf ECR - SCAR-H - AK12BR - G3 - AG-3 - Henry 45-70
FAL 50.00


KSG-12 - Remington 870 - DBV12 - KS-23M - Saiga-12
Stevens DB - AA-12 - SPAS-12

Secondary Weapons Pistols

M9 - Glock 17 - M1911 - Deagle 44 - M45A1 - Five Seven
ZIP 22

Machine Pistols

Glock 18 - M93R - TEC-9 - MP1911


Judge - Executioner - MP412 REX - Mateba 6
1858 New Army - Redhawk 44


Serbu Shotgun - SFG 50 - Sawed Off - Saiga-12U - Obrez

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