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This item has been made unavailabe in standard playlists to balance the loot pool. It may return in the future.

Light Machine Gun: Fast fire rate. Medium Bullets.
— In-Game Description

The Light Machine Gun is an Assault Weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in Season 3.


The Light Machine Gun is a weapon with high recoil and a very large magazine size. The weapon is designed for close range combat like an SMG, but can be used for close, or even long range combat, when fired in short bursts. The weapons high magazine size allows it to quickly destroy builds and fatigue players who are running out of materials to replace them. However, the LMG is very inaccurate at range with fully automatic fire due to its bloom and vertical recoil, as well it having a relatively long first shot accuracy cooldown. Due to these effects, the weapon works best for structure destruction and close quarters combat.


Light Machine Guns range from dealing 25-26 damage per shot (200 - 208 Damage per second). All LMGs use Medium Ammo - Icon - Fortnite.png Medium Ammo. The Light Machine Gun has a Headshot Multiplier of 1.5x.

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DPS: 200 DPS: 208
Damage: 25 Damage: 26
Fire Rate: 8 Fire Rate: 8
Magazine Size: 100 Magazine Size: 100
Reload Time: 5s Reload Time: 4.7s

The Light Machine Gun is a hitscan weapon, with First Shot Accuracy enabled.


Sound Type Rarity Audio
Pullout Rare and Epic
Shooting Rare and Epic
Reload Rare and Epic
Pickup Rare and Epic
Drop Rare and Epic


From when the weapon was last available in Chapter 2: Season 4

Rarity Chest Rare






Stark Chest Doom Chest Doom Henchmen

Strategy Guide

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This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.

  • The LMG has a very long first shot accuracy cooldown, so it is not ideal to use it at range.
  • The LMG has the highest magazine of any weapon and so excels at destroying structures whilst enemies attempt to out-build it.


Season 3

  • Update v3.5.2: Added Light Machine Gun in Rare and Epic rarities.

Season 6

  • Update v6.00: Vaulted the Light Machine Gun in both rarities.

Chapter 2: Season 3

Chapter 2: Season 4

Chapter 2: Season 5


  • The Light Machine Gun is based off of the Belgian Mark 48 machine gun aka the Maximi, a variant of the FN Minimi which was a predecessor to the M249 SAW used in the US Military.
  • This gun has the highest numbered magazine size out of any gun, at 100. Technically the Minigun has an unlimited magazine size, but it has a cooldown which starts at less than 100 bullets fired.
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