AE4 Gun Review: Best Class setups, Variants & Attachments for the AE4 in Advanced Warfare!


The AE4 is a Directed Energy Assault Rifle in Advanced Warfare. It is a high Damage, high Accuracy laser firing beast. On top of that as far as Assault Rifles are concerned, it has the longest Range in the game.

However, the AE4’s Fire Rate is slow for an Assault Rifle which brings down the overall usability and power of the weapon. In close quarter combat it will be dumped on by most SMG’s or other fast firing AR’s. The weapon is best used in medium to long range combat combined with an Optical attachment for added Accuracy when firing from a distance.

The top strengths of this weapon are its Accuracy, Range and unlimited ammo due to the AE4 being a Directed Energy weapon.

Recommended Attachments for the AE4 are the Heat Sink to reduce the overheat time and any optical attachment to improve the AE4’s ADS. The ForeGrip attachment works great on the AE4 for improving accuracy.

Best Variants.

The best AE4 variants are the Gigawatt(Elite), Supernova(Enlisted) and the Macroshock(Enlisted). The Gigawatt adds 1 to Damage and 2 to Mobility taking 1 from Range and 2 from Handling. The Supernova adds 1 to Damage and takes 1 from Handling. The Macroshock adds 1 to Range and takes 1 from Handling. See below!


Weapon stats.

  • Damage: 34-30 or 3 to 4 shots to kill from close range and long range respectively.
  • Damage Multiplier: 1.15x Headshot.
  • Rate of Fire: 450RPM.
  • Recoil: Moderate to low.
  • Reload Times: Max Rounds:16/With Heat Sync: 21.
  • Cool down time: 3.2s.

Source: Drift0r.

Best Classes.

Class 1  РAE4 Parabolic Scout.

This class works great in Team Deathmatch. The AE4 has the Red Dot Sight and Parabolic Microphone attached and the RW1 – Tempest as a Secondary. Perks used here are Flak Jacket, Danger Close, Peripherals and Hard Wired. The Exo Trophy System as the Ability along with a frag in the Launcher. Scorestreaks are the the UAV and Bombing Run.

AE4 Parabolic Scout

Class 2 – AE4 Run & Gun.

This class is great for run and gun players. The AE4 is loaded with the Red Dot Sight and Heat Sink with the MP443 Grach – One Wood in the Secondary. Perks here are Lightweight, Gung-Ho, Toughness and Hard Wired. Exo Overclock as the Ability with a Stun in the Launcher. Scorestreaks here are the UAV and Missile Strike.

AE4 Run&Gun


 Class 3 РAE4 Stealth.

This class is great for those stealthy fast paced players. The AE4 is kitted out with the Red Dot Sight, Quickdraw Grip and the Foregrip. Perks here are Low Profile, Peripherals, Toughness and Blast Suppressor. In this class, Exo Stim is the ability and the Scorestreaks are the UAV and the Orbital Care Package.

AE4 Stealth