Weapon statistics are currently valid only as of 2.6.23.3 from Early Access. The way weapon data is processed has been changed from this build forward, and as such, any statistical changes can only be surmised through testing and guesswork. Accordingly, this data should be treated as valid unless superseded by evidence to the contrary.

M249

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M249
Icon weapon M249.png
Details
Statistics Updated
5/2/18 (Version: 3.8.21.9)
Overview
Hit Damage
45
Initial Bullet Speed
915 m/s
Body Hit Impact Power
10,000
Zero Range
100 - 500
Time Between Shots
0.075s
Firing Modes
Auto
Method
Magazine
Duration (Full)
8.20s
Duration (Tactical)
7.10s
Rarity
Rare
Spread
Base
8.00
Aiming Modifier
0.15
ADS Modifier
0.05
Firing Base
10.00
Crouch Modifier
0.50
Prone Modifier
0.20
Walk Modifier
2.00
Run Modifier
5.00
Jump Modifier
15.00
Deviation
Base
3.10
Base (Aim)
1.10
Base (ADS)
0.01
Recoil Gain
1.30
Recoil Gain (Aim)
0.80
Recoil Gain (ADS)
0.02
Max Limit
10.00
Move Modifier Limit
0 - 3.2
Move Velocity Reference
0 - 300
Crouch Modifier
0.90
Prone Modifier
0.60
Recoil
Vert. Clamp
0.05 - 7.00
Vert. Speed
15.00
Vert. Recovery Clamp
5.50
Vert. Recovery Max
20.00
Vert. Recovery Modifier
0.60
HOR. Speed
10.00
HOR. Tendency
+0.00
Left Max
-0.50
Right Max
0.50
Speed
12.00
Recovery Speed
6.00
Pattern Scale
0.75
Value Climb
0.75
Value Fall
2.10
Crouch Modifier
0.40
Prone Modifier
0.20
Sway
Pitch
1.00
Yaw Offset
10.00
Movement Modifier
2.00
Crouch Modifier
0.60
Prone Modifier
0.20
Camera DOF
Range
35.00
Near Range
50.00
Power
1.00
Miscellaneous
Pickup Delay
150 ms
Ready Delay
500 ms
Data
Ammo Type
5.56mm
Magazine Size
100
Capacity
500
Attachment Points
1
Type
Light Machine Gun
Firing Modes
Full-auto
Lighter than it looks.
Body Damage
Level 0
45
Level 1
31.40
Level 2
27
Level 3
20.20
Headshot Damage
Level 0
103.40
Level 1
72.40
Level 2
62
Level 3
46.50


Note: Statistics pulled from http://battlegrounds.party/weapons/raw/

The M249 is a light machine gun type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. It can only be found in air drops.

Formerly designated as the M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon), it fires the 5.56mm NATO cartridge. Used by the US military to lay down suppressing or covering fire for friendly forces, in BATTLEGROUNDS it now sees use for mowing down anyone unfortunate enough to get caught in its line of fire.

Summary[edit | edit source]

With 100 rounds of 5.56mm ammo per magazine, the M249 excels at room clearing, dealing slightly more damage than the 5.56mm assault rifles with a rate of fire as fast as that of the M16A4. The recoil is somewhat low, however the high rate of fire makes it harder to control.

The bipod can be enabled by going prone, greatly reducing recoil compared to firing from a standing or crouched position, allowing more precise shots against distant targets. Despite being classified as a light machine gun, its bipod, high muzzle velocity and capability of mounting 8x and 15x scopes allows it to perform surprisingly well in a sharpshooting role.

All these advantages come with downsides however - as a belt-fed weapon that loads from cumbersome box magazines, it has the longest reload time of any weapon in the game, with a tactical reload just passing the 7 second mark, thus great care must be taken before choosing to reload, either ensuring that the area is fully secure before reloading or staying alert for anyone attempting to move in, or carrying a suitable backup weapon. This gun also burns through ammo very fast, particularly when keeping targets pinned behind cover, therefore it is advisable to stock up on as much 5.56mm ammo as can be carried if planning to use this weapon for extended engagements.

The M249 will deal maximum damage out to 75 meters, beyond that distance damage will begin to decrease, reaching its minimum value at 385 meters.

Lighter than it looks.
~ In-game description

Attachments[edit | edit source]

The following are attachable to this firearm:

Sights -‎[edit | edit source]

Image Name
Icon attach Upper PM2 01.png 15x PM II Scope
Icon attach Upper Aimpoint2X 01.png 2x Aimpoint Scope
Icon attach Upper 3x.png 3x Scope
Icon attach Upper ACOG 01.png 4x ACOG Scope
Icon attach Upper 6x.png 6x Scope
Icon attach Upper CQBSS.png 8x CQBSS Scope
Icon attach Upper Holosight.png Holographic Sight
Icon attach Upper DotSight 01.png Red Dot Sight

Master list[edit | edit source]

The following are all attachments available for this weapon. They are sorted alphabetically with no regard to the attachment point utilized.

Image Name
Icon attach Upper PM2 01.png 15x PM II Scope
Icon attach Upper Aimpoint2X 01.png 2x Aimpoint Scope
Icon attach Upper 3x.png 3x Scope
Icon attach Upper ACOG 01.png 4x ACOG Scope
Icon attach Upper 6x.png 6x Scope
Icon attach Upper CQBSS.png 8x CQBSS Scope
Icon attach Upper Holosight.png Holographic Sight
Icon attach Upper DotSight 01.png Red Dot Sight

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The M249 is modeled after the real weapon of the same name.
  • The description for this gun holds true, at least within the game - despite weighing approximately 10 kg loaded with a full magazine in reality, players in the game have no issues performing actions that would normally prove difficult while carrying such a weapon, with the only real drawback being reduced movement speed when unholstered.

Weapon audio[edit | edit source]

Audio Type Firing Mode Track preview
Normal M249 multiple shots N/A
Reload M249 reload
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