The M739 Light Machine Gun, also known as the SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon), is used in heavy engagements where sustained or suppressive fire is required.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

  • The SAW is powerful enough to take down most enemies in just a small burst.
  • The SAW has a large magazine.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

  • The SAW recoils a player's aim upwards as it fires.
  • The SAW has a long reload time.
  • The SAW is ineffective at long range.

Changes in the Halo 4 Weapon Tuning Update[edit | edit source]

Main article: Weapon Tuning Update
  • The SAW's damage has been increased to maintain double the damage-per-second of the Assault rifle.

Changes from Halo 4 to Halo 5: Guardians[edit | edit source]

  • Ammo counter has lines now.
  • Slightly higher rate of fire.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The SAW has a holographic ammunition indicator bar on the back of its top rail. As the ammunition in the magazine is used, the bar depletes and changes color from yellow to red.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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