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The MG42, called light machine gun in the Pip-Boy, is a ballistic weapon in Fallout 76.

Background

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An alternative design for the squad light machine gun, MG42 was made during the latter half of World War II in Nazi Germany.[1] 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.[2] After World War II, copies of the MG42 produced in the United States and would be an semi-common sight in Appalachia.[3]

Characteristics

MG42 expanded

The light machine gun is a fast-firing alternative to the minigun, consuming the rather precious .308 caliber rounds. It has respectable per-shot damage for a heavy weapon but it does not deal the most damage like the Gatling gun. But, to make up for its rather uncommon ammo type for a heavy weapon and lack of punch, the MG42 truly shines in its high rate of fire that allows it to chew through its ammo drum in seconds. This makes it rather effective at dealing with less armored foes.

Crafting

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Aluminum (16-19)
Gears (14-18)
Rubber (10-16)
Screw (12-16)
Spring (10-16)
Steel (20-25)
Range
Level
Light machine gun (1)
Weapon level Aluminum Gears Rubber Screw Spring Steel
30 16 14 10 12 10 20
40 17 16 13 14 13 23
50 19 18 16 16 16 25

Weapon modifications

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

Receiver
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Automatic receiver
Prime automatic receiver+8Gunsmith 5Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x4
Pure crimson flux x2
Pure violet flux x2
Screw x4
Steel x14
Ultracite x5

Receiver
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Automatic receiver
Prime automatic receiver+10Gunsmith 5Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x4
Pure crimson flux x2
Pure violet flux x2
Screw x4
Steel x14
Ultracite x5

Barrel
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Long barrel
Stock
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Full stock
Magazine
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Drum magazine
Muzzle
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.

  1. Real-world history of the MG42
  2. Model details
  3. Light machine guns in Fallout 76