The LCMG is a great shout for early in Battlefield 2042's life span. Of all the Battlefield 2042 guns from unlocked right away as soon as you boot up the game, it's our favourite. Here, we're running through all the best LCMG's attachments, as well as a bit of advice on how best to use the gun.
We'll tell you the ultimate attachments for the LCMG, along with a few bits and pieces you can chuck on the Plus Menu for versatility in all situations. Let us know what you're running!
Best LCMG Loadout
The LCMG packs a hell of a punch at all ranges. even without the attachment combos brought up by the plus menu you'll still have a solid time with it. It's been our favourite go-to weapon thanks to its reliable range and surprisingly good damage. It's even pretty quick to handle, although you probably won't win in a close range firefight against someone with an SMG or the like.
Here's which attachments work best on the LCMG:
- Sight: Ghost Hybrid 1.25-2.5x
- Ammunition: Standard Issue / Extended Mag
- Underbarrel: BCG Light Grip
- Barrel: Extended Barrel
Now Battlefield 2042 is out and we've had a chance to play with the new guns on offer, we've managed to figure out the best way to deck the gun out in the plus menu.
Firstly, the Ghost Hybrid 1.25-2.5x sight is a nice, versatile scope to keep you covered at longer ranges. Of course, thanks to the plus menu you can grab a couple of other options - I recommend a longer-ranged one and a small reflex sight for close-quarters combat as secondaries. To be fair though, the hybrid scope will sort you out for a lot of engagements.
We like the Standard Issue ammunition, but with the Extended Mag, you'll be able to shoot for longer without having to reload. It'll harm your weapon handling a little bit but will also double your magazine capacity - pretty handy in lengthy firefights. It's good to have Armor Piercing rounds too, as tanks are ridiculously powerful in Battlefield 2042.
We're going for a really long-ranged build here, so let's put on some recoil management attachments. The BCG Light Grip is perfect here, as it boosts your accuracy while you're on the move, which you should be a lot of the time. For those campy moments, chuck on the ADR Bipod and beef up your accuracy massively when locking down a point.
In addition, the Extended Barrel is another fantastic addition. It's a booster for accuracy and range, at the cost of more of your handling. For close-range encounters, bring the Tactical Compensator too - it boosts your horizontal recoil at the cost of vertical, and doesn't harm your handling nearly as badly.
LCMG Secondary, Throwable, and Gadget
- Secondary: M44
- Throwable: Frag Grenade
- Gadget: FXM-33 AA Missile
As a secondary weapon alongside the LCMG, we really like the M44. It's basically a .44 Magnum, the classic powerful pistol from all the FPS games you've played in the past. You'll run faster while holding it than the LCMG, it'll feel like an absolute powerhouse when landing hits, and you'll feel like a six-shootin' cowpoke. Just remember, time between shots is quite slow, and reloading is even slower, so make them count.
The best throwable with this class has got to be the Frag Grenade. It's shockingly powerful for what it is, and while the Prox Sensor is nice when in a defensive play, the sheer damage and killing potential the frag puts out is invaluable when you're marching on an enemy point with an LCMG.
There are a whole lot of gadgets to use, but we're going for the FXM-33 AA Missile. Since you're using the LCMG and have access to its anti-materiel rounds, you can deal heavy damage to enemy vehicles. You have frags to help you blow up ground vehicles, and the AA missile can deal big damage to airborne units. If you get a hit, switch to your anti-materiel rounds and start popping them into the enemy chopper like there's no tomorrow and you might be rewarded with a bunch of kills if the enemy doesn't bail out.
LCMG Stat Improvement
The LCMG's base stats are as follows:
- Firepower: 56
- Accuracy: 54
- Range: 56
- Handling: 44
Once you add the above attachments to your loadout, your stat spread improves to this:
- Firepower: 56
- Accuracy: 59
- Range: 62
- Handling: 43
The handling is slightly slower, but that's well worth it thanks to the trade-off in improved range and accuracy. You shouldn't be facing enemies from point-blank range with this gun anyway.
That's all for our LCMG loadout! We have plenty more info on the Battlefield 2042 weapons though, including the K30 and the M5A3. We also have info on all the Battlefield 2042 game modes including Hazard Zone and rank up that battle pass as quickly as possible.