Page Contents Current As of Patch: 2014/08/05
C-4 Cert Icon
Plastic explosives capable of incredible damage to infantry, MAXes, and vehicles alike.
Usable By: Icon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Resource Cost: 75Icon resource nanites 128
Max Indirect Damage: 1400 before 3m
Min Indirect Damage: 1 after 5.5m

C-4 is a utility available to the Engineer, Combat Medic, Light Assault, and Heavy Assault classes. When equipped, hitting right mouse (by default) will cause you to throw a brick of the explosive that will stick to most surfaces, including vehicles. Hitting left mouse will detonate all currently placed explosives simultaneously. A single well placed charge will destroy a MAX , Flash ATV, Harasser, Empire specific fighter or critically damage a stock Lightning . Two of them will destroy a Main battle tank or critically damage a Sunderer . Three charges are required to destroy a Liberator and five are required for a Galaxy. C-4's main drawback is cost, requiring 200 certifications for a single brick, 500 for the second, and 75 resources each to resupply.

As of 2017, the already powerful C4 has been slightly buffed, being faster and smoother to throw and detonate, and appears to be able to blast through NC Max's Aegis Shields (not confirmed). This means that once C4 is thrown, there is almost no chance for the one on the receiving end, and the only real counter is to remain out of throwing distance. To compensate for the increased ease of use, the C4's damage was supposedly nerfed indirectly by improving vehicle and max resistance values, but this has changed little in practice. A single stick of C4 will still outright kill a Max 99% of the time (with or without a shield), and 2 sticks of C4 will demolish or "redzone" any vehicle except for Galaxies and Liberators. Heavily certed, up-armored Sunderers can usually take more than 2 C4.


C-4 can be used in several simple steps:

  • Purchase C-4
  • Resupply C-4
  • Equip in character loadout
  • Place the C-4 in the desired location (Right mouse button)
  • Detonate it (Left mouse button)

A slightly more complicated way to use C-4 is to stick it to your Flash ATV and then ram your Flash into an enemy vehicle. Also, it is important watch out for suicidal players who will throw mines and/or C-4 at your vehicle from point-blank range.


Level Cost Description
1 200 Icon resource certpoints 25x25 C-4 Explosives are capable of incredible damage to infantry and vehicles alike.
2 500 Icon resource certpoints 25x25 Increases C-4 Capacity to 2.

Ribbons and MedalsEdit

With any explosive, it is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with an explosive. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the explosive.


Ribbon Icon Requirements
C-4 Service Ribbon
Explosive Ribbon
10 kills.


Medal Icon Requirements Certification Rewards
No Medal
Medal Empty
0 kill No Reward
Copper Medal
Medal Copper
10 kills 2 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Silver Medal
Medal Silver
60 kills 10 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Gold Medal
Medal Gold
160 kills 20 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Auraxium Medal
Medal Araxium
1160 kills 200 Icon resource certpoints 25x25


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