America's Army: Proving Grounds

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America's Army: Proving Grounds
America's Army Proving Grounds.jpg
PC Boxart
Release Date: 2013
Developer: United States Army
Publisher: United States Army
Series: America's Army
Platforms: PC, PS4
Genre: First-person shooter

America's Army: Proving Grounds is the sequel to America's Army 3, released in 2013. It is set in the same fictional East European region as America's Army 3, with the background being that the player is an 11B Infantryman practicing combat maneuvers at Joint Training Center Griffin located in the region for future operations.

The game is multiplayer-only and more streamlined to emphasizes small unit tactical maneuvers, but still realistic overall. Like the first game, players always see themselves as the US Army, and see their opponents as the OPFOR faction. Originally, weapons in the OPFOR armory can only be picked up from dead enemies and usable only in that game. Following the March 13th, 2018 update on the PS4 and the April 12th, 2018 update on the PC, OPFOR weapons are added to the equipment customization menu. They can be used if the player first "secures" them by eliminating enemies wielding them, so despite their availability, they're still more or less faction exclusive.

US Army weapons and optics are closely modeled after real equipment, while OPFOR weapons and optics are stylized portrayals of real weapons and optics.

The following weapons appear in the video game America's Army: Proving Grounds


US Army Weapons


Beretta M9A1

The Beretta M9A1 is a US Army weapon.

Beretta M9A1 - 9x19mm NATO.
The player holds the Beretta M9.
The player aims the Beretta M9.
The player reloads the Beretta M9.
The player reloads the Beretta M9.


The M17 MHS is added on the October 24th, 2018 update as a US Army weapon.

M17 MHS with 21-round magazine - 9x19mm


The "M1911A1" US Army weapon appears to be a M45 MEU(SOC) pistol.

M45 MEU(SOC) Pistol - .45 ACP

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP7A1

The MP7 was originally added to the customization menu in an accident, during which it can be seen but was unusable, and was later removed from the menu in the March 13th, 2018 update, cited as a bug. The MP7 was officially added to the game on the October 24th, 2018 update as the VIP's main weapon.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1 with 40-round magazine - 4.6x30mm

Assault Rifles


The M4A1 is a US Army weapon.

M4A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO.
The player holds the Colt M4A1.
The player aims the Colt M4A1.
The player reloads the Colt M4A1.
The player reloads the Colt M4A1.


The M16A4 MWS is a US Army rifle.

M16A4 MWS - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Holding the M16A4.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading. Despite the weapon firing bursts in-game, it is modeled with Safe/Semi/Auto selector markings (like the M16A3).
Pressing the bolt release.


The SCAR-H is added on the October 24th, 2018 update.

Third Generation FN SCAR-H STD - 7.62x51mm NATO

Sniper Rifles


The M14 EBR-RI is a US Army weapon.

M14 EBR-RI - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The player holds the M14 EBR-RI.
The player aims the M14 EBR-RI.
The player reloads the M14 EBR-RI.
The player reloads the M14 EBR-RI.


The M24 SWS is a US Army weapon.

M24 sniper rifle - .300 Winchester Magnum

Machine Guns


The M249 is the US Army machine gun, and appears with the railed handguard.

M249 with folding carry handle, heat shield, improved handguard, plastic stock, and 200-round drum - 5.56x45mm. This is the M249 issued following the Product Improvement Program.
M249 with Rapid Fielding Initiative telescoping stock, short barrel, heat shield, RIS handguard, Picatinny rail, ACOG scope, and 100-round cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm
The player holds the M249.
The player aims the M249.
The player reloads the M249.
The player reloads the M249.


M67 Hand Grenade

M67 Hand Grenade

M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

M83 Smoke Grenade

The M83 smoke grenade is the US Army smoke grenade. An alternate grenade option, the fictional "M106 Fast Obscurant Grenade" (FOG for short), is an airburst smoke grenade that quickly releases a cloud of smoke for cover. Model-wise, it appears to be the same M83 model but retextured.

M83 smoke grenade

M84 Stun Grenade

M84 stun grenade

M84 stun grenade


Remington 870 MCS

The US Army shotgun is the Remington 870 MCS. It has a shortened barrel and magazine tube, roughly at the length of the Remington 870 MCS Entry, though it still has small rails on the short bit of barrel it has like on the full-length MCS.

Remington 870 MCS Entry - 12 gauge

OPFOR Weapons



The "CZ-2" is the standard OPFOR handgun. It can also be unlocked for use by the US Army by completing a game achievement.

Assault Rifles


The "AK-105" is the OPFOR equivalent to the M4A1. It is actually an AK-104 with a custom stock.

AK-104 - 7.62x39mm


The "AK-107" is the OPFOR equivalent to the M16A4, featuring the corresponding three-round burst mode that doesn't exist on real AKs. It is actually an AKM with custom synthetic parts.

AKM - 7.62x39mm


The "CZ Alpha" added on the October 24th, 2018 update appears to be stylistically inspired by the AK-Alfa. It is the OPFOR equivalent to the SCAR-H.

Kalashnikov USA/Israel (CAA) AK-Alfa - 7.62x39mm

Sniper Rifles


The SVD is the OPFOR equivalent to the M14. It appears with a custom stock.

Commercial "Tiger Carbine" (aka "Dragunov Tiger") version sold in the US, with synthetic furnishings used on domestic SVD-M modernized variant - 7.62x54mm R. More recent Tiger versions have a completely smooth receiver cover.


The SV-98 is the OPFOR sniper rifle equivalent to the M24 SWS.

Izhmash SV-98 - 7.62x54mmR


Benelli Supernova

The Benelli Supernova is the OPFOR equivalent of the Remington 870.

Benelli Supernova Tactical with telescopic stock - 12 gauge

Machine Guns


The RPK-74M is the OPFOR machine gun and appears with a Beta C-like drum magazine.

RPK-74M light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm

Non-Faction Locked Weapons



The RPG-7 (RPG-7V2) was added in the July 26th, 2018 update. It can only be picked up in the field at set locations on the maps.

RPG-7 - 40mm

See Also

America's Army Video Game Series
America's Army (2002)  •  America's Army 3 (2009)  •  America's Army: Proving Grounds (2013)

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