M249

A military-grade Light Machine Gun that only spawns in Helicopter Crates and Bradley Crates, the M249 holds the most bullets in-game out of all the guns, with a magazine capacity of 100. Does an extremely high amount of damage with a high rate of fire and is extremely accurate, but has a large amount of recoil. Melts everybody.

Damage 65
Rate of Fire 500 RPM
Aim Cone 0.2°
Capacity 100
Reload 7.5 sec
Draw 1.8 sec
M249
  1. Loot
  2. Repair
  3. Recycle
  4. Mods
  5. Damage
  6. Skins
  7. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Helicopter Crate 100 % 1 6 %
APC Crate 100 % 1 8 %
Tool Max Repair Cost Condition Loss Blueprint Required
Repair Bench Repair Bench High Quality Metal×11Metal Fragments×30 20% No
Recycler Yield
Recycler M249>High Quality Metal×20Metal Spring×3Gears×3Rifle Body50%
Modifications Damage Rate of Fire Aim Cone Hip Aim Cone Velocity Recoil Aim Sway
16x Zoom Scope 16x Zoom Scope - - -30 % - - -20 % -
Weapon flashlight Weapon flashlight - - - - - - -
Holosight Holosight - - -70 % -70 % - - -
Weapon Lasersight Weapon Lasersight - - -20 % -40 % - - -90 %
Muzzle Boost Muzzle Boost -10 % +10 % - - -10 % - -
Muzzle Brake Muzzle Brake -20 % - +0.5 +2 -20 % -50 % -
Simple Handmade Sight Simple Handmade Sight - - - - - - -
Silencer Silencer -25 % - -30 % -30 % -25 % -20 % -20 %
8x Zoom Scope 8x Zoom Scope - - -30 % - - -20 % -
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aim Cone Velocity
5.56 Rifle Ammo 5.56 Rifle Ammo 65 335 ×2 0.2° 488
Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo 65 +5 361 ×2 0.7° 293
Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo 72 376 ×2 0.2° 293
HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo 65 335 ×2 0.2° 585
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zukey[contributor] 1,135 pts. 2 years ago*

  1. The M249 has a high recoil movement penalty, staying still will make the gun much easier to spray at longer distances.
  2. The simple sight is a good mod for the M249 with the benefits of more visibility when aiming down and the higher sensitivity the mod gives.
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[USSR] Blake Gibson[contributor] 373 pts. 2 years ago

The M249 can shoot exactly 2,000 rounds of any ammunition before breaking while in mint condition.
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tm 42 pts. 2 years ago

The probability for finding this per attack heli (4 x Elite crates at 6% probability per crate) is not 25%; it is 21.9%. Probabilities don't "add up" like that (6% * 4 = 24%). To calculate the probability of finding at least one of a given item, use the following formula:
P = 1 - ( per-chance probability of NOT finding the item ^ number of chances )
For the M249, the P of NOT finding it is (1 - 0.06) = 0.94, so the formula is: P = 1 - (0.94 ^ 4) = 0.219
To get a 50% chance of finding at least 1 M249, you'd need to encounter 11 Elite crates. Doubling this number will *not* guarantee you find one! The probability asymptotically approaches 1 the more chances you get.
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mechass13[contributor] 81 pts. 8 months ago

The M249 is very good at destroying the Patrol Helicopter.
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N3xT[contributor] 291 pts. 7 months ago

One of the weapons of preference for roof campers, with a fat zoom scope attached, and tapping/bursting.
To deal serious damage to such roofcampers, climb up after killing them and steal the M249 with ladders or a build-in; their rarity will make them cringe.
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MinotaurMikeFTW 22 pts. 10 days ago

Given auto-turrets can now hold guns, it is a great investment for loot rooms. Given its ammo capacity and dps, it will often drive off even small groups if in the right position and properly protected. This should not be used on external turrets however given it is an easy target then
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Pfefferpotthast[contributor] 280 pts. 2 years ago

Amazing weapon, if you can actually get one. The chance from getting one from each helicopter taken down is 25% so kill the heli 4 times and you will get one are two if you are lucky. Overall good, but way too rare.
Identifier -2069578888
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 1 hour