M249 SAW
M249 SAW model

Appears in

Spec Ops: The Line


Light Machine Gun

Magazine size


Spare Ammo


Used by

33rd Infantry

The M249 SAW is a light machine gun or LMG that appears in Spec Ops: The Line. The M249 SAW is the only LMG weapon seen in the entire game.


The M249 SAW is Adam's primary weapon and can be picked up from multiple dead 33rd Infantry soldiers that the player had killed on missions. It is also wielded by Heavy Troopers.


It is unlocked at level 31, and can only be equipped on a loadout as a Gunner.


  • The M249 SAW has the largest ammo capacity of any mobile weapon.
  • While Adams' SAW is in good condition, the SAWs used by the 33rd Infantry are being held together with bands or tape, likely due to the fact they have been unable to properly maintain their weapons while Adams was just sent to Dubai.
  • The M249 is the only light machine gun appeared in Spec Ops: The Line as there are no other LMGs seen in the game.