The developers of Battlegrounds Mobile India have already released the 1.5 update of BGMI with many new features as well as new weapons. Several players have tried the new weapons and in this article we compare the two LMG guns i.e. M249 and MG3.
A variety of weapons is what BGMI is known for. The developers of the game are making sure that players experience a realistic atmosphere of battlegrounds by providing different set of weapons. The weapons range from pistols to snipers. Amongst these weapons, LMG (Light machine guns) have a high fire rate and renders a considerable amount of damage to the enemies. The new update of Battlegrounds Mobile India has brough a new LMG weapon- MG3 which can be considered as a replacement of M249.
Is MG3 better than M249? Let’s look at the article below
Battlegrounds Mobile India: M249 vs MG3
Availability of the weapons
Since MG3 was added as an exclusive weapon which can be found in the air drops only, M249 was changed into a normal weapon which can be found anywhere in the all the maps (Erangel, Sanhok, Miramar, Livik) except Karakin. However, the new MG3 weapon can only be found in air drops or flare gun drops in different maps
Both the light machine guns are lethal in close range combats and players can easily wipe a whole squad with the help of M249 or MG3. However, M249 has a high base damage i.e. 45 whereas MG3 provides a base damage of 40. Due to the continuous and fast firepower of MG3, players are preferring to use the new weapon
Ammunition capacity & Attachments of the weapons
Both these weapons can hold upto 6x scope but in MG3 you can’t attach any attachment except scopes wheeras in M249, players can attach an extended magazine as well as tactical stock to increase the stability of the weapon. M249 uses 5.56 mm ammo and has a capacity of 100 (150 with extended magazine) bullets in a single round. The MG3 weapon uses 7.62 mm ammo and has a capacity of holding 75 bullets in a single round
Since both the weapons are LMG, it is really difficult to control the weapon’s recoil. However, if we compare the two weapons, MG3 has slightly low recoil. M249 weapon has become a weapon with high recoil after the update so many players are finding it difficult to control the recoil of the gun.
Both the LMG guns are available in Auto firing modes where MG3 provides an option to the players to switch it to 660 rpm as well as 990 rpm. Players can use the 660 rpm if they feel their weapon is shaking too much. If we talk about rate of fire, then MG3 is certainly a beast weapon.
Overall, the new MG3 weapon in BGMI has left the players satisfied with its high rate of fire and low recoil compared to other LMGs. It would be worthy to risk your virtual lives and seek this weapon in the air drops. MG3 is indeed the best substitute of M249.