The Commando is used by Alex Mason and other Studies and Observations Group members in multiple missions, the first being "The Defector," in which it has a Grenade Launcher attached. Friendly soldiers will drop them when killed (most of the time with Dual Mags or nothing). It is next seen in "Victor Charlie" with a Grenade Launcher attached once the SOG assault the Vietnamese village. It is used for the last time in "Crash Site" with an ACOG Scope attached.
The Commando is unlocked at level 44. Its stats are identical to the AK-47 apart from a faster draw speed and shorter reload time. Also, although they have the same actual recoil, the Commando does not have the obstructive visual recoil of the AK-47. Its iron sights are relatively clear, largely negating the utility of the Red Dot Sight and Reflex Sight. The weapon's recoil, while moderately low, can become a problem during prolonged fire at longer ranges. Firing in short bursts can mitigate this. The Commando is a very versatile weapon, boasting a fast reload time, fairly low recoil, decent damage, and a fast draw speed.
The Commando is available through the Mystery Box and is very effective when used in conjunction with Speed Cola due to both high power (1 hit headshot until round 8 un-pack-a-punched) and accuracy. However, its high rate of fire may burn through ammo quickly, especially if the player is using Double Tap Root Beer.
The Commando is called the "Predator" when placed into a Pack-a-Punch machine. It gains a 40 round magazine and Dual Mags along with higher damage and extra reserve ammo.