For a cross-game overview, see Machine gun.

 
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The light machine gun, or MG42 light machine gun[2], is a heavy gun in Fallout 76.

Background

An alternative design for the squad light machine gun, MG42 was made during the latter half of World War II in Nazi Germany.[3] Designed from the start to be low cost and easy to build, the MG42 is an air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated machine gun with a barrel capable of quick changes in the middle of combat.[4] After World War II, copies of the MG42 produced in the United States and would be an semi-common sight in Appalachia.[5]

Characteristics

MG42 expanded

This light machine gun is a heavy gun that fires .308 rounds, a less common ammo type. The MG42 has a high rate of fire and high per-shot damage. However, its ammo type makes sustained use difficult without completely going through one's entire pool quickly. For modification, there is one non-standard receiver option available.

Crafting

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gears (18)
Rubber (16)
Screw (16)
Spring (16)
Steel (25)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: MG42 light machine gun
Perks:
Light machine gun Lv 50 (1)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gears (16)
Rubber (13)
Screw (14)
Spring (13)
Steel (23)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: MG42 light machine gun
Perks:
Light machine gun Lv 40 (1)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gears (14)
Rubber (10)
Screw (12)
Spring (10)
Steel (20)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: MG42 light machine gun
Perks:
Light machine gun Lv 30 (1)

Weapon modifications

ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Automatic receiver+25%
Prime automatic receiver+7+25%Gunsmith 5Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x4
Pure crimson flux x2
Pure violet flux x2
Screw x4
Steel x14
Ultracite x5

ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Long barrel

ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Full stock+20%

ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Drum magazine+10%

ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Muzzle brakeGunsmith 4

Locations

Can be crafted from any weapons workbench after the plan is obtained.

Notes

Cannot spawn with the Quad legendary effect.

Behind the scenes

The MG42 is a real-world machine gun produced by Nazi Germany during World War II.

References

  1. Rifle keyword doesn't let it work with rifle perks, but will allow it to count for challenges
  2. Plan: MG42 light machine gun
  3. Real-world history of the MG42
  4. Model details
  5. Light machine guns in Fallout 76
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