[Top 5] The Division 2 Best LMG and How to Get Them

Division 2 Best LMG
5 of the best LMGs in The Division 2.

Light machine guns are very fast, very powerful weapons in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

Often times, these instruments are overlooked as compared to other options in the game like assault rifles and rifles. 

Players have created amazing builds centering around LMGs, praising the efficiency of LMGs to deal powerful damage to enemies. 

We’re going to look at the five best LMGs in The Division 2, and hopefully change the minds of some folks who have been avoiding them. 

1. Pestilence

Pestilence is an exotic weapon and is dubbed as the most favorable of LMGs. 

While all LMG save for the RPK-74 have slow reload speeds, that won’t stop this beast from tearing people into shreds. 

With this weapon, it is wise to settle with mods that will focus on improving accuracy and stability.

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 550
  • Reload Speed: 5.4s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-50m
  • Magazine: 100

What Brings Out The Best In The Pestilence:

  • Permanent Talents:
  • Plague of the Outcasts
    • “After hitting the same enemy 5 times, that enemy is inflicted with Plague of the outcasts for 10 seconds.”
  • Pestilence
    • “This debuff reduces healing received by 50% for 10s. Whenever an enemy with Pestilence would be downed, they are instead instantly killed. This debuff is removed is the enemy is repaired to full armor.”
  • Outcast Resilience
    • “While holstered gain 20% bonus armor for 5s whenever you are affected by Blind, Bleed or Burning.”

How To Get Pestilence: 

  • Looting
  • Blueprint

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2. M60

Outside the realm of exotics, the M60 is a fan favorite amongst players.

Its reload speed is a gift in the world of LMGs and with the proper talents can be used at its full potential to create a never-before-seen gaming experience. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 500
  • Reload Speed: 4.4s
  • Optimal Range: 10-50m
  • Fire Mode: Automatic
  • Magazine: 100

What Brings Out The Best In The M60:

Talents:

  • Compensated

    • “Weapon damage is increased by +15% when your critical hit chance is below 20%. Requires 3 or less crosshairs.”
  • Unhinged
    • “Receive +25% weapon damage at the cost of -35% weapon handling.”
  • Measured 
    • “The top half of the magazine has a +15% rate of fire and -20% weapon damage. The bottom half of the magazine has -25% rate of fire and +20% weapon damage.”

How To Get M60: 

  • Looting
  • Blueprint

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3. L86

As if LMGs weren’t ignored enough, the L86 is stuck in the shadows of the M60 or Mk-46. 

With its low Mag one can see why it would be overlooked in terms of Mag size but it makes up for it with reload speed. 

Once your Mag does run out, you’ll be back in the game, quick!

  • Weapon Stats:
  • RPM: 610
  • Reload Speed: 3.0s
  • Optimal Range: 10-50m
  • Fire Mode: Automatic
  • Magazine: 30+1

What Brings Out The Best In The L86:

Talents:

  • Frenzy

    • “Reloading from empty grants +35% weapon damage and +35% rate of fire for 7s. Requires 4 shields or less.”
  • Optimist 
    • “Weapon damage is increased by +3% for every 10% ammo missing from the magazine. Requires 5 or less crosshairs.”
  • Unhinged 
    • “Receive +25% weapon damage at the cost of -35% weapon handling.”

How To Get L86: 

  • Looting
  • Blueprint

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4. Military Mk-46 (M249 B Variant)

The Military Mk-46 is a variant of the M249 B LMG and is a very honorable LMG in the game. 

With proper talents, especially the ones offered below, this weapon can be extremely formidable. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 550
  • Reload Speed: 5.50s 
  • Optimal Range: 10-35m
  • Fire Mode: Automatic
  • Magazine: 100

What Brings Out The Best In The Military Mk-46:

Talents:

  • Jazz Hands

    • “+10% reload speed.”
  • Fast Hands
    • “Critical hits add a stack of 3% reload speed bonus. Max stack is 20.” 
  • Transmission 
    • “While holstered, shock applied to the Agent transfers to an enemy within 10m. Can occur once every 60s.”

How To Get Military Mk-46: 

  • Looting
  • Blueprint

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5. RPk-74

A low Mag but fast reload speed, this easy to control LMG has succeeded in the realm of stability and rate of fire. 

Weapon Stats:

  • RPM: 650
  • Reload Speed: 3s
  • Optimal Range: 28m
  • Fire Mode: Automatic
  • Magazine: 45+1

What Brings Out The Best In The RPK-74:

Talents:

  • Allegro

    • “+10% rate of fire.”
  • Frenzy
    • “Reloading from empty grants +35% weapon damage and +35% rate of fire for 7s. Requires 4 shields or less.”

How To Get RPK-74: 

  • Looting
  • Blueprint

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If you were fond of these LMGs, why don’t you try them out? 

The talents provided are merely considerations, but have been mentioned by some players as being best fits for the weapons. 

Which LMG is your favorite in the game, and did yours make it to the list?

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