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The MG3, a general purpose machine gun.

A Machine Gun (commonly abbreviated MG) is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire rounds in quick succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. Machine guns are generally categorized as Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns and have been featured in every game in the Battlefield series to date.

Light Machine GunsEdit

A light machine gun (LMG) is a machine gun designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon. They are the most common machine gun in the Battlefield series.

LMGs typically have much larger ammo capacity, especially when belt-fed. This allows for long periods of sustained fire, which may be counterbalanced by requiring the weapon to cool down after overheating.

LMGs gain increased accuracy when the player crouches or prones, sacrificing mobility for control. A well-placed machine gun can effectively control squads of enemy, making them invaluable in the defensive role. In games featuring the bipod as a usable weapon accessory, accuracy and stability are greatly increased, exceeding that of other automatic weapon classes.

LMGs suffer from lower than average accuracy compared to carbines and Assault Rifles (though unique to the weapon class) when fired while standing. Also, recoil is generally higher compared to their assault rifle derivatives, with extreme rates of fire also lower. Belt-fed machine guns suffer from the longest reload times of any weapon, as well as the highest hipfire spread, making them highly disadvantaged in close quarters scenarios.

Battlefield 1942Edit

Battlefield VietnamEdit

Battlefield 2Edit

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

Battlefield 2142Edit

Unlike many other games in the series, sustained fire with LMGs will improve accuracy, at the cost of overheating more often.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

Battlefield HeroesEdit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: VietnamEdit

Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Battlefield 3Edit

The most notable weapon accessory in Battlefield 3 is the Bipod that is standard equipment on all machine guns. It reduces recoil and replaces the field-mounted MGs from previous games.

Battlefield 4Edit

Battlefield HardlineEdit

Battlefield 1Edit

Medium Machine GunsEdit

A Medium Machine Gun (MMG) or General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) refers to a belt-fed automatic firearm firing a full-power rifle cartridge. It may be wielded by infantry or mounted on vehicles.


Heavy Machine GunsEdit

Main article: Coaxial Machine Gun

A Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) refers to its superior power, range, and weight over other machine guns. They must be deployed (with a nest often built around it) or mounted to a pedestal or carrier vehicle. Coaxial mounted weapons are aimed by use of the main gun control. Some are light enough to be carried by infantry, but typically not in a usable state.



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