A military-grade Light Machine Gun that only spawns in helicopter crates and Bradly APC, 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 |

Aimcone | 0.2° |

Capacity | 100 |

Reload | 7.5 sec |

Draw | 1.8 sec |

- Loot
- Repair
- Recycle
- Mods
- Damage
- Tips

Container | Condition | Amount | Chance |
---|---|---|---|

Helicopter Crate | 100 % | 1 | 6 % |

APC Crate | 100 % | 1 | 10 % |

Tool | Cost for full repair | Max Condition Loss | Blueprint required | |
---|---|---|---|---|

Repair Bench | 20% | No |

Recycler | Yield |
---|---|

Recycler |

Modifications | Damage | Rate of Fire | Aimcone | Hip Aimcone | Velocity | Recoil | Aim Sway | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

8x Zoom Scope | - | - | -30 % | - | - | -20 % | - | |

Weapon flashlight | - | - | - | - | - | - | - | |

Holosight | - | - | - | - | - | - | - | |

Weapon Lasersight | - | - | -20 % | -40 % | - | - | -90 % | |

Muzzle Boost | -10 % | +10 % | - | - | -10 % | - | - | |

Muzzle Brake | - | - | +0.5 | +3 | -20 % | -50 % | - | |

4x Zoom Scope | - | - | -30 % | - | - | -20 % | - | |

Silencer | -25 % | - | -30 % | -30 % | -25 % | -20 % | -20 % | |

Simple Handmade Sight | - | - | - | - | - | - | - |

Ammunition | Damage | DPS | Headshot | Aimcone | Velocity | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

5.56 Rifle Ammo | 65 | 335 | ×2 | 0.2° | 488 | |

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo | 70 | 361 | ×2 | 0.7° | 293 | |

Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo | 72 | 376 | ×2 | 0.2° | 293 | |

HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo | 65 | 335 | ×2 | 0.2° | 585 |

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zukey 910 pts. 10 months ago*

- The M249 has a high recoil movement penalty, staying still will make the gun much easier to spray at longer distances.
- 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 358 pts. 6 months ago

The M249 can shoot exactly 2,000 rounds of any ammunition before breaking while in mint condition.

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tm 17 pts. month 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.

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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Willdoesyt 169 pts. 5 months 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.

In-game category | Weapon |

Stack size | ×1 |

Despawn time | 1 hour |