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M60

The M60 in reality.

The M60 is an American Medium Machine Gun designed between the late 1940s to 1957, where it was first put into service with the United States military to replace the M1918 BAR and M1919 Browning.

Its design is largely based upon several Axis-used weapons, specifically the FG42—to whom the M60's early prototypes bore a significant resemblance to, and with which the modern weapon still shares the stock design—and to a lesser extent, the MG42.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

M60Edit


The M60 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Vietnam, issued to American and South Vietnamese for the Heavy Assault kit.

It has a 100-round capacity, high standing or crouching recoil, medium damage, high rate of fire and low accuracy. Prone decreases most of the drawbacks of this weapon, especially its recoil. It is the counterpart to the North Vietnamese RPD.

Stationary M60Edit

The Stationary M60 is an emplaced weapon found mounted in bunkers, huts, towers, and crashed CH-47s on the Defense of Con Thien and the Fall of Saigon.

These M60s have unlimited ammunition and otherwise have the same characteristics of the M60s mounted in vehicles. They tend to be near American and South Vietnamese bases, though some are scattered about.

The M60 is also mounted on several American and South Vietnamese vehicles, these being the PBR, the Huey and the ACH-47 Chinook. It still has the same kind of performance damage- and accuracy-wise, though it has an overheat limit, a 400- to 500-round belt that never needs to be reloaded, and, since being mounted, has no recoil.

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Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit


"Iconic America rifle, famous for its service in the Vietnam War. Designed in the late 1940s, it borrows heavily from German WW2 machinegun designs."
— In game description.

The M60 is a machine gun featured in Battlefield: Bad Company as one of the "Find all Five!" weapons for the Support kit. While players originally needed to subscribe to the Battlefield Newsletter to obtain it, DICE later released a free code for the weapon, try4ndrunf0rcov3r.

The M60 has 150 rounds in a full belt with 300 rounds in reserve. It has a slower rate of fire than other LMGs, which will give it a disadvantage at closer ranges, but this is made up for by its high accuracy and damage.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit


"Utilizing design elements from the WWII MG42, the M60 was introduced in 1957 and has been the workhorse of every branch of the US Military. It has gone through several modifications but is slowly being phased out by the M240."
— In-game description

The M60 LMG is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

SingleplayerEdit

The M60 is always used by Terrence Sweetwater, and can be found in its normal state on Sangre Del Toro, in the fountain when the two Hinds drop in troops at station B.

A variant with a 4X Rifle Scope can be found to the south of the bottom of the lighthouse in Sangre Del Toro, and by a destroyed wall on the last slope before the player faces the two Havocs at station C. Both variants of the M60 are collectibles.

MultiplayerEdit

The M60 is the 4th light machine gun issued to the Medic kit requiring 25,000 points. It has a belt length of 100 rounds and has the highest damage per shot of the LMGs, equal to that of the PKM after multiple patches.

As with the other light machineguns (and the G3), the M60's recoil decreases with each successive shot, making recoil easier to control allowing for better accuracy but not effecting the weapons natural spread and deviation.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit


"Utilizing design elements from the WWII MG42, the M60 was introduced in 1957 and has been the workhorse of every branch of the US Military. It has gone through several modifications but is slowly being phased out by the M240."
— In-game description

The M60 is a weapon featured in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion for the Medic kit.

Its appearance, like all other Vietnam weapons, is more battle-worn than that of the base game's. It has stats similar to its base game counterpart, except in terms of damage, but the iron sights are cleaner and less obstructive, most likely to balance out the lack of attached sights available to the player.

The M60 is also mounted on UH-1 Iroquois helicopters for use by passengers. The only difference between the M60 on the UH-1 and the Medic's M60 (other than ammo count and overheating) are the rear aperture sights, the UH-1's having a circle (although it is unusable) and the Medic's having a vertical rectangle.

Among its rusted and battered appearance, the M60 also boasts woodland camouflage and is one of only two weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam to use camouflage, the other being the M79.

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Battlefield Play4FreeEdit


The M60 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free, issued to the Medic kit. It has a slow rate of fire, considerably high damage, moderate recoil and moderate accuracy. It boasts an 80-round belt with 80 rounds in reserve. Compared to its closest counterpart, the PKM, the M60 has a higher damage but is slightly less accurate.

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Battlefield 3Edit


"“The Pig,” as it was commonly referred to when it was introduced in Vietnam, has served with every branch of the US Military and continues to serve with Special Forces groups. Although the M60 has been mostly replaced by the M240, the upgraded M60E4 features modern accessory rails, a shortened barrel, and improved reliability, and reduced weight. The M60E4 features a bipod standard for supported shooting. "
— Battlelog description

The M60E4 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3.

SingleplayerEdit

The M60E4 can be found in the mission Kaffarov on the dead bodies of Kaffarov's security guards. Its low rate of fire makes it useful against the NPCs at longer ranges, but the recoil of the weapon makes aiming difficult.

MultiplayerEdit

The M60E4 is the next-to-last unlock in the Support class, requiring 130,000 points to unlock. The M60 has the lowest rate of fire of all the Machine Guns and a moderate recoil profile; its damage is identical to the 7.62mm machineguns, the PKP Pecheneg and M240, yet its traits make it a kind of middle-ground between the other 7.62mm machineguns and the 5.45mm/5.56mm light machineguns—higher damage yield than the light machineguns, yet lower kick than the heavier machineguns.

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Battlefield 4Edit

M60E4Edit


"“The Pig,” as it was commonly referred to when it was introduced in Vietnam, has served with every branch of the US Military and continues to serve with Special Forces groups. Although the M60 has been mostly replaced by the M240, the upgraded M60E4 features modern accessory rails, a shortened barrel, and improved reliability, and reduced weight. The M60E4 features a bipod standard for supported shooting."
— In-game description

The M60E4 is a weapon featured in the Battlefield 4: Second Assault expansion for the Support kit. It is unlocked upon completion of the Dust Devil assignment.

It is advised to equip a muzzle brake or a compensator to help with the M60-E4's recoil.

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M60-ULTEdit


The M60-ULT (M60 Ultimate) is a special Battle Pickup version of the M60E4 that appears on Operation Outbreak in a crashed UH-1Y Venom near the Ghost Town in Conquest and Obliteration. This version of M60 has a 150 round magazine with no ammo in reserve, fires explosive rounds, and can only be fired from the hip. Aesthetically, the M60-ULT has two small shields mounted on either side of the foreguard and the Bad Company "Smiley" grenade is on both shields and the ammo pouch.

While the M60-ULT is unable to use its sights, it has very tight hipfire, much more so than the normal M60E4. With its high damage and good accuracy, the weapon can perform well in close and medium ranges. Its explosive rounds also allow it to work well against groups of enemies and makes it very effective at suppressing enemies. It posses a large magazine size of 150 rounds, but the player receives no extra magazines and, like all Battle Pickups, the M60-ULT cannot be resupplied. The weapon is also capable of damaging any vehicle that the 50. Cal is able to, allowing it attack jeeps and Transport Helicopters[2]. The M60-ULT primarily struggles at long ranges, as its inability to aim and damage drop off makes it difficult to use effectively in these engagements.

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TriviaEdit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

  • When Sweetwater is firing the M60 during the campaign of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, it has the same firing sound as the PKM.
  • When Bad Company 2 was first released, the M60 did 25-20 damage. Amidst complaints and balance issues, it was reduced to 20-16.7. Amidst more balancing issues, it was finally reduced to 16.7-14.3, the same as the PKM. This effectively means the PKM is now more powerful as it has the same damage and a higher rate of fire, but the M60 is still more accurate.

Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

  • In Battlefield Play4Free, the Veteran M60 and Elite M60 were originally separate variations of the default M60, different firing rates and values. Like most other Veteran and Elite weapons, they were later made into skins, only differing aesthetically.

Battlefield 3Edit

  • In Battlefield 3, the M60E4 has both a bipod and a foregrip attached in its Proficiency Dog Tag, a combination that is not possible in multiplayer.

Battlefield 4Edit

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"Adios!" on the M60-ULT

  • In the Battlefield 4 China Rising Trailer, the gunner on the motorcycle is using the M60 yet the weapon was not available for use at the time.
  • Along with the other weapons of the first three expansions for Battlefield 4, the M60E4 actually has an in-game description, but it can only be viewed when the weapon is unlocked at the end of a round or if it is equipped in a gadget slot using external tools.
  • The M60 resuses its description from Battlefield 3.
  • The M60-ULT has "Adios!" written on the back half of the belt cover, in reference to the film Aliens, where Pvt. Vasquez's M45 Smart Gun, a massive hip-fired weapon similar to the M60-ULT, has the same phrase written on it.
  • The Bad Company Grenade's presence on the weapon pays homage to the Bad Company series games, as well as referencing the fact the rounds are explosive.
  • The M60-ULT's inability to aim down sight is a reference to John Rambo in his titular film series, where he often fires machine guns, famously including the M60, from the hip. Community Operations also features several other references to Rambo's First Blood franchise.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bad Company 2 nowiki|</nowiki> DenKirson on Xanga - retrieved April 16, 2010
  2. Rambo comes to the CMP (new M60-ULT Battle Pup) - CTE Subbreddit - Retrieved September 19, 2015

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