Although the Browning M2 has a very high strength requirement, its in-game firepower is the most devastating of any machine gun. The M2 has the longest range of any automatic weapon, but its damage and rarity of ammunition are dwarfed only by the MEC Gauss Minigun.
The game takes place in 2197 in the American Midwest. The Eastern Brotherhood of Steel is trying to claim territory surrounding Chicago. The Warrior, the player character, is a new recruit to the Brotherhood, tasked to lead a squad of soldiers made up of available initiates.