The M249 is a Light Machine Gun in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

The M249 is one of two LMGs in PUBG, found in supply drops. Despite its high fire rate and damage output, the recoil is relatively easy to control making it the easiest gun to use while taking on vehicles. Its player suppressing capabilities cannot be understated.


It is considered to be one of the most favorable guns in the game. With the largest fire rate, incredible damage, and unsurpassed player suppression, this gun can kill anything from a military vehicle to the most armored player. Boasting an incredible 100 round magazine, the M249 can eliminate an entire squad without reloading. This is sufficient to compensate for the rather lengthy reload time this guns has. The gun can equip any scope from the red dot to the X15 scope.

The only downsides, aside from the lengthy reload time, are the weight, but these cannot argue with the fact that the player who wields this LMG has a not-to-be-underestimated chance of winning (especially in the last few circles, where the user can take advantage of the bipod to erase players more effectively).

Rating: 9.8/10


The M249 can only be found in air drops.


  • It is based on the M249 of real life, which is based on the FN Minimi, an Australian Squad LMG developed by FN Australia.

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