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"Iconic LMG, accurate in medium range with high ammo capacity and efficient suppressive fire."
— In-game description

The M249 (or M249 SAW) is a light machine gun featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Skull Rain expansion. It is available for use by the Attack Recruits, Capitão, and Gridlock.

Overview[]

The M249 has a rather mediocre fire rate of 650, but it makes up for it with its high damage, controllable recoil and great accuracy. The M249 has a high magazine capacity, while the M249 SAW has slightly less capacity, but is able to reload much faster as a result of being magazine fed.

Pros[]

  • High damage per shot
  • High magazine capacity
  • Low vertical recoil

Cons[]

  • Low rate of fire
  • Slow reload time (M249 only)

Weapon Attachments[]

Sight
Barrel
Grip
Under Barrel

Recruit has access to these pre-set attachments: Reflex Sight, Compensator, Vertical Grip

Gallery[]

M249[]

M249 SAW[]

Trivia[]

  • During the period of Y4S1(Burnt Horizon)-Y5S3(Shadow Legacy) was the unique sight that was labled Scope which only could be applied to the M249. While functionally similar to a regular ACOG Sight, the Scope was a unique model that had a different reticle. This scope has since been converted to the Scope 3.0x and is no longer available on the M249.
  • Gridlock's 60-round magazine is a casket magazine. A divider in the middle of the magazine allows rounds to be stacked into four columns, doubling the capacity. The magazine model itself is based on Surefire's High-Capacity Casket (or Quad-Stacked) magazines.
    • This magazine was once incorrectly used on the AR-15.50. The model was probably recycled for the M249 after it was removed from the AR-15.
  • The scope previously available for the M249 is based on the Steiner P4Xi 1-4x24 Scope.

Patch Changes[]


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