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For the assault rifle variant, see G36

The MG36 in real life.

The MG36 is the Light Machine Gun variant of the H&K G36 Assault Rifle. It is fitted with a 100 round Beta C-Mag magazine and a heavy barrel, and fires the standard 5.56mm NATO cartridge like the other variants of the G36 family. A very small batch were made for testing with the Bundeswehr. However, tests concluded that it offered no advantage over a G36 modified for a similar role. Thus, it was rejected, with only about 300 ever produced.

Battlefield 2Edit

BF2 MG36
Unlocked at Tier Two
BritainFlag Default British SAS
Damage 30
Magazine size 100 rounds
Reload time 4.9 seconds
Rate of fire 600 rpm
Recoil *0.25-0.45 (hip)
  • 0.5 (zoomed)
Spread zoomed 0.35 (Minimum)
1.05 (Standing)
0.28 (Prone)
Spread unzoomed 0.35 (Minimum)
1.05 (Standing)
0.28 (Prone)
Firemodes Fully Automatic
Three Round Burst
Faction British SAS Default
All kits
Kit Support.Icon.BF2 Support
Inventory slot Primary Weapon
"The G36 family of weapons is an example of the new thinking in assault weaponry. They are constructed mostly of high strength polymers with metal used where appropriate. The MG36 is a light machine gun variant carrying 100 rounds in a single, dual ammo drum."
— In-game description

The MG36 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2 as a tier 2 unlock for the Support kit. It is also the default weapon for the Special Air Service in the Special Forces expansion. the MG36's spread is identical to that of the PKM, but the weapon possesses significantly lower damage. However, its reload is on the faster end of the LMGs, closer to the lighter magazine-fed weapons.


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

BC mg36
Unlocked at Costs one unlock point
Damage Medium
Magazine size 150 rounds
Starting ammunition 450 rounds
Rate of fire 750
Accuracy 70
Range Mid-long
Firemodes Fully Automatic
Faction All factions
Kit BC support Support
Source of statistics Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima Guide
"LMG version of the German army G36 rifle. This modern rifle is equipped with bipod, red point sights and drum magazine for faster reloading. "
— In game description.

The MG36 is a light machine gun featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.


The MG36 can be found as a collectible on Crossing Over and can be picked up randomly from dead Legionnaire Mercenaries.


The MG36 is issued to the Support as an unlockable, costing one unlock point. It has a built-in red dot sight which allows more precise aiming, but also limits the user's view as there is no peripheral vision with this scope. It has 150 round drum magazine and 300 rounds in reserve. It has similar stats to those of the XM8 LMG, but it is significantly more accurate, and is the most accurate Support weapon in the game. It deals moderate damage and has a high rate of fire.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Unlocked at 42000 exp
Damage 14.3-12.5
Damage multipliers 2.1x Head
Magazine size 100 rounds
Maximum ammunition 200+100 (without Ammo Upgrade)
400+100 (with Ammo Upgrade)
Reload time 6.4 seconds
Rate of fire 750 rpm
Range BFBC2 Type88lmg Range
Recoil Low-Medium
Firemodes Automatic
Kit BFBC2 Medic Icon Medic
Source of statistics [1]
Sound(s) Firing sound
Inventory slot Primary Weapon
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - MG3600:15

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - MG36

"A modified G36 equipped with heavier barrel and a 100 round magazine. This LMG fills the tactical needs when a GPMG is impractical. It places added firepower into a gun team when mission objectives require fast mobility."
— In-game description

The MG36 is the sixth light machine gun issued to the Medic Kit, requiring 42000 experience points to unlock.

It makes a great LMG for the Medic kit, having a built in Reflex Sight, thus freeing up a Specialization slot. Because of this, many players use this opportunity to use a different specialization. Like in Battlefield: Bad Company, the MG36 has similar stats to that of the XM8 LMG. The 4X Rifle Scope will increase the sight's zoom. The built-in reflex sight provides no peripheral vision, and it takes time to zoom, just like a sniper scope.

It is recommended to fire in 2-3 round bursts while aiming down the sight, as continued automatic fire will slowly raise the weapon, taking the sight's reticle off target. By doing this, the player can more easily take down a target from almost any range.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Battlefield P4F MG36 Render
Unlocked at Level 18
Unlock cost 45000PF4 Credits
Damage 26 - 22
Damage multipliers 2.1x Head
Magazine size 60 rounds
Starting ammunition 180
Maximum ammunition 450 rounds
Reload time 5.3 seconds
Rate of fire 675 rounds per minute
Mg36 range
Recoil Low-Medium
Firemodes Automatic
Kit P4F Medic Symbol Medic
Source of statistics Battlefield Play4Free game files
Sound(s) Firing the MG36

The MG36 is a purchasable Elite light machine gun for the Medic Kit in Battlefield Play4Free. It is a stable long range weapon with a 60-round Beta-C magazine and medium damage, but it also has more recoil than other LMGs, meaning that it will need to be fired in bursts to be more accurate down range.

Its drum magazine allows for much quicker reloading in the field, allowing users to be back in the fight sooner, rather than be plagued with a long reload time such as in the other belt-fed light machine guns. The weapon also features a clean appearance and black paint scheme on its parts, like many other LMGs after December 1 update.


Battlefield 3Edit

Unlocked at After completing the "Keep your head down" assignment
Damage 25 - 18.4
Suppression 7.0%
Magazine size 50 + 1 rounds

100 + 1 rounds with Extended Magazine

Starting ammunition 153 + 51 rounds
101 + 101 rounds with Extended Magazine
Maximum ammunition 255 + 51 rounds
202 + 101 rounds with Extended Magazine
Reload time 2.8 seconds loaded
4.6 seconds empty
Rate of fire 750 RPM
Velocity 550m/s
Maximum range 825m
Recoil 0.4 up
0.1 left
0.3 right
First shot recoil multiplier 1.8x
Recoil descrease per second 13
Spread zoomed Standing: 4.0 (static) 1.5 (moving) Crouching: 4.0 (static) 1.0 (moving) Prone: 0.2 (static) 1.0 (moving)
Spread unzoomed Standing: 3.5 (static) 4.5 (moving) Crouching: 3.0 (static) 4.0 (moving) Prone: 2.4 (static) 4.0 (moving)
Spread increase per bullet 0.1
Spread decrease per second 15.0
Firemodes Full-automatic
Two-round burst
Faction Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces
Kit BF3 Support Icon Support
Source of statistics Sept. 17
Inventory slot Main weapon
Unlocks Bipod
Holographic (10 kills)
Laser Sight (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
M145 MGO (50 kills)
Flash Suppressor (60 kills)
Reflex (70 kills)
Suppressor (80 kills)
ACOG (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
PKA-S (150 kills)
PK-A (175 kills)
Kobra (200 kills)
PSO-1 (235 kills)
PKS-07 (270 kills)

Extended Magazine (300 kills)
Heavy Barrel (350 kills)

"Machine gun version of the German G36. This MG model is no longer in production. It comes equipped with a bipod"
— Battlelog description

The MG36 is a weapon introduced in the Back to Karkand expansion. The MG36 was first seen in the Back to Karkand Gameplay Premiere Trailer with the M145 MGO and a suppressor attached.

The MG36 performs in the same fashion as the M27 IAR and RPK-74 being a magazine fed LMG with the difference that the standard magazine uses 50+1 rounds. The weapon is able to fire in fully automatic, semi-automatic, and burst fire modes; with the Foregrip and Heavy Barrel attached it maintains good accuracy at a distance, even during sustained fire, making it a very versatile weapon for both defensive and offensive Support activity.

The extended magazine attachment was removed by accident in the March 2012 patch, but has returned with the September 2012 patch.

It is unlocked by completing the Keep Your Head Down assignment.


Battlefield HardlineEdit

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BFHL mg36
Magazine size 100 + 1 rounds
Ammunition 5.56x45mm NATO
Starting ammunition 101 + 101 rounds
Rate of fire 800 rpm
Firemodes • Automatic
• Semi-automatic
Special feature(s) Battle Pickup
Source of statistics Battlelog

The MG36 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Hardline.

It is only available as a Battle Pickup, and is equipped with a Comp M4S, Muzzle Brake, and Vertical Grip. The MG36 has a large capacity, with medium damage and low recoil. These traits make it a useful and powerful weapon, capable of easily fighting off multiple enemies, or for use against light vehicles.


  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the MG36's default reflex sight was void of its red dot on Hardcore mode, even with the Red Dot Sight or 4X Rifle Scope equipped. This was fixed as of the PS3/Xbox 360 1.04 Patch. After the patch, the MG36 also has a hip-fire aiming reticle (like all weapons in core mode), in Hardcore mode. On the PC, this has been patched in the 795745 patch.
  • In Batttlefield: Bad Company 2 the MG36's HUD icon shows it with the bipod folded however, in game it is extended.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the MG36's reload animation is nearly identical to that of the XM8 LMG.
  • As of the most recent update for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the MG36 now has the same exact damage stats as the XM8 LMG.
  • In Battlefield 3, the MG36 is the only magazine fed machine gun that gets a 100% capacity increase from extended magazines, contrary to the 33% increase of similar guns.
  • The MG36 master dog tag in Battlefield 3 shows the version with the built in reflex sight, featured in Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
  • The MG36's reloading animation in Battlefield 3 can be incorrect at times. When reloading with ammo still in the magazine, the bolt carrier assembly can be seen slowly moving back towards the rear position when the magazine is removed. When a new magazine is inserted, the bolt moves back towards the forward position without the character releasing the bolt like he does during the empty reload animation. 
  • In reality the MG36 is a rare gun, with only 300 produced, making the chances of one being used very unlikely. The MG36 as seen in many movies and video games (including the Battlefield series) are actually G36s with the G36C carrying handle, a bipod handguard and a drum magazine, while the real MG36 (as seen in Bad Company 1 & 2) only uses the integrated reflex sight carrying handle. 

External linksEdit


  1. Bad Company 2 | DenKirson on Xanga - retrieved March 10, 2010

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