|For an overview of machine gun models in various games, see Machine gun.|
|The following is based on Fallout 76 seasonal content.|
It was available as a reward for completing the weekly challenge "Implements of Destruction" in Survival mode from April 23 to April 29, 2019. The weapon was then made available again from August 27 to September 3, 2019.
The Browning M2 (commonly called "Ma Deuce") was designed at the end of World War I by John Browning, responding to the Army Ordnance Department's request for a heavy machine gun capable of being used in anti-aircraft and anti-infantry rounds. Initial design work was completed in 1918, creating a scaled-up M1917 .30 machine gun built around a purpose-built .50 round. The first working units were produced in 1921, using water-cooled barrels, with subsequent development leading to the creation of the M2 in 1932, which would remain in service for decades.
The resulting .50 caliber machine gun combines the rugged design of its ancestor with the extremely powerful .50 round, highly effective against infantry and other soft targets, materiel, lightly armored vehicles, boats, fortifications, and aircraft. Though heavy and cumbersome when used away from a mount, the advent of power armor and the creation of minigun frames for personnel use allowed this venerable weapon to be used by soldiers on foot.
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The Action Hero was a reward for completing the "Implements of Destruction" weekly challenge in Survival mode. The requirements were as follows:
- Craft or scrap melee weapons (20)
- Craft or scrap ranged weapons (20)
- Craft energy ammo (40)
- Craft explosive ammo (40)
- Craft Molotov cocktails (40)
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- Weapon performance and design in Fallout 76.