The official M249 Description states:
“A strong open-area LMG, the M249 is the perfect choice for players willing to trade a slow fire rate for increased accuracy and a high ammo capacity.”
The machine gun is a machine gun featured in all of the Counter-Strike series. It is the name given to the US-adopted version of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun firing the intermediate-caliber 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge.
Popular CS GO Skins for the M249:
M249 | Nebula Crusader
M249 | Gator Mesh
M249 | Emerald Poison Dart
In-game, it is one of the two machine guns in the multiplayer Counter-Strike games. It is available to both teams. Players prefer M249 in public matches as opposed to competitive play in which the MG makes its appearance rarely because of its very high cost ($5750) for the weapon itself and its ammunition (in the older games). Currently in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the CS GO weapon is cheaper at $5200 instead of $5750.
The MG makes its appearance Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes, only in Building Recon.
Terrorists cannot purchase this machine gun in Assassination maps.
The CS:GO MG is a heavy weight weapon. When wielded, the player movement speed is 220 units/second (default speed is 250), meaning it suffers 12% speed reduction. In Global Offensive, the movement speed is 195 which means they have 22% speed reduction.
Contrary to popular belief, this weapon can be effective in long ranges. Burst firing is the most effective tactic at long ranges.
|Chest & Arm||32||25|
|Weapon||Finish||Rarity||Minimum Wear||Maximum Wear|
|M249||Blizzard Marbleized||Industrial Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Contrast Spray||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Emerald Poison Dart||Restricted||0||0.45|
|Gator Mesh||Industrial Grade||0||0.6|
|Impact Drill||Consumer Grade||0||1|
|Jungle DDPAT||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Shipping Forecast||Industrial Grade||0||0.5|