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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. It was introduced in the Operation Skull Rain expansion pack and is available for use by the Attack Recruits, the BOPE Operator Capitão and SASR Operator Gridlock.


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.

Unique to the M249 is its Scope. While functionally similar to a regular ACOG Sight, the Scope is a unique model that has a different reticle. It resembles the scope on the .44 Mag Semi-Auto pistol used by GIGR operators Nomad and Kaid.

Weapon Attachments

Under Barrel


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