The weapon model also features a top cover integrated mounting rail, and a folded bipod stowed underneath the forearm, although these appear to be purely cosmetic, and unusable.
The M249's magazine capacity, rate of fire, and damage make give it a very high Damage Per Second (DPS) rating. Its immense firepower makes it effective against Players, Mutants, and even Vehicles. Its ability to lay down suppressive fire makes it especially valuable in firefights.
Although powerful, M249 does come with several drawbacks. Weighing 9.5kg, the M249 is a heavy weapon. While wielded, it slows down Player movement. Due to the weapon's recoil, sustained automatic fire may make muzzle climb difficult to control, consequently rendering the weapon inaccurate at longer ranges.
Supported Attachment(s) Edit
The M249 features only 1 for Attachment(s):
- The M249 was added to the game in Update #50
- The M249 is based on the M249 light machine gun, the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi