Light Machine Gun (Battle Royale)

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Light Machine Gun
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Category Battle Royale Weapons
History
Introduced Patch 3.5.2
Vaulted Patch 6.00

The Light Machine Gun was a ranged weapon in Battle Royale available in Rare and Epic variants. It uses Medium Bullets.

As of the 6.00 patch, the Light Machine Gun is vaulted and only available in Playground.


Stats[edit | edit source]

Light Machine Gun
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Rarity Rare
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 200
Damage 25
Fire Rate 8
Magazine Size 100
Reload Time 5
Structure Damage 25
Light Machine Gun
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Rarity Epic
Bullet Type Medium bullets icon.png
DPS 208
Damage 26
Fire Rate 8
Magazine Size 100
Reload Time 4.75
Structure Damage 26

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Having a capacity of 100 bullets in a single magazine and high rate of fire, the Light Machine Gun is an excellent weapon in close range, but rather decent on medium ranges, as the recoil during continuous fire hurts its accuracy, so short bursts are recommended. At farther distances, accuracy becomes poor.
  • It is better to have a backup weapon, as the gun takes five seconds to reload.
  • It is also pretty good at literally shredding weak defenses or walls that are immediately placed by another player, as they will not have enough time to fully build.
  • On Duo or Squad matches, it can be used to suppress a target while your teammates flank them, or by assisting someone who is in a hurry.
  • This is a very noisy weapon; if you are not careful with your aim, you may expose your position to adversaries when using it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The weapon is inspired by the M249 light machine gun, although it bears elements from its lighter variant, the MK 46 Mod 0.
  • The Rare variant beats the Legendary Assault Rifle in DPS by 2 points (200 DPS to 198 DPS), but loses in damage per bullet by 11 points (25 damage to 36 damage), and is less accurate.

Changes[edit | edit source]

6.00 Patch Notes (September 27, 2018)
Weapon + Items
  • Vaulted Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives.
    • All of the weapons/items added to the Vault in patch v6.0 will currently remain available in Playgrounds.

4.3 Content Update (June 5, 2018)

  • Damage fall-off vs. structures removed for Rifles, SMGs, Pistols, and LMGs.
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