Light machine gun (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of machine gun models throughout the Fallout series, see Machine gun.
Light machine gun
Light machine gun icon.png
Regular and fully modified
SkillGuns 100
Strength Req.8
Attack statistics
21 (30.2)
252 (508)
DPS (reload)
195.5 (389.8)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
12 (16.8)AP18
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type5.56mm round
Ammo Cap.90
Reload Time
2.2 (1.6)
Item HP800
Light machine guns
Two-handed automatic guns
Editor IDWeapNVLightMachineGun
Base ID000906df
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The light machine gun is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

The light machine gun is a bulky weapon designed around a gas-actuated long-stroke piston system, providing reliable round extraction after each shot. The weapon fires from an open bolt, reducing the danger of rounds cooking off and firing uncontrollably after firing prolonged bursts.[1]

For portability and ease of use, it was manufactured entirely from metal with wood used as the grip and front handguard. A barrel shroud additionally protects the operator from accidentally burning themselves on a hot barrel during barrel changes. The barrel itself can be released and quickly swapped out using the prominent latch, though since the front sight post is permanently fixed to the barrel, replacing it also means that the weapon loses accuracy due to losing its zero. While taken together it can be clunky, especially for a weaker operator, it provides excellent firepower in the field and more than makes up for its deficiencies.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Light machine gun expanded

The LMG is one of the best weapons when it comes to pure damage per second. The combination of good refire rate, magazine capacity, base damage, and reload speed results in excellent crowd control properties. Especially when used properly, aiming down its iron sights, rather than fired from the hip, when its spread is fairly high.

Note that it is a top tier Guns weapon, requiring a maxed-out weapons skill (100) and 8 Strength to wield without penalties. The high strength is also needed due to another reason - a fully loaded drum magazine contains 200 rounds and weighs 5.2 pounds. Twenty of those can be fired (a total of 3996) before the weapon breaks.

Modification[edit | edit source]

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA.png Bozar: An accurized, unique light machine gun with a scope.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Light machine gun Automatic support weapon 21 252 12 x0.06 21 1.5 18 5.56mm round 90 15 800 5200 Guns:100 Strength:8
Bozar Automatic sniper rifle 19 285 15 x0.05 19 0.75 18 5.56mm round 30 15 800 20000 Guns:100 Strength:8

Locations[edit | edit source]

Non-player characters

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The light machine gun was designed as a mishmash of M60 and M249 SAW parts.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sounds[edit | edit source]

ReloadVB.png JamVB.png


  1. LMG appearance and mechanics are modeled after an FN Minimi.
  2. Weapon appearance and influences from the M60.
  3. Joshua Sawyer on Formspring July 27, 2011: "Was the Light Machine Gun from New Vegas based on any one weapon in particular?
    It's a mishmash of M60 and M249 SAW parts."