The best LMG in Call of Duty: WW2 must be the best at holding down a position against many incoming enemies. The MG 15 is a good candidate as it has excellent iron sights, fires quickly which makes it harder for enemies to fire back and has controllable recoil. When you are locked down in bipod mode in an advantageous position it will be hard for enemies to kill you.
However, the MG 15 runs out of ammo quickly due to its high fire rate. The MG 42 with extended mags has 100 rounds between reloads and shares the favorable characteristics with the MG 15 making it excellent at holding off waves of enemies. Therefore, the MG 42 is the best LMG in Call of Duty: WW2.
To unlock the MG 42 LMG in Call of Duty: WW2 you have to level up the armored division all the way to the end of level 4. The way that you level up the armored division is to use it in one of your classes during matches. Then enter the headquarters and go see the division prestige guy. Select the armored division and proceed with the prestige. This unlocks the MG 42 LMG no matter what your soldier level is.
The MG 42 LMG in Call of Duty: WW2 is a fast firing LMG with moderate recoil. It is best used in bipod mode behind cover with enemies in the open. Maneuver the map to a spot that overlooks a high traffic area, set the bipod up and wait for enemies. Keep an eye on the amount of ammo left in your magazine as reloading is slow and needs to be planned so that you don’t get surprised by enemies.
MG 42 Best Attachments
The best attachments for the MG 42 are those that help you whilst holding down a position. The grip attachment reduces the recoil of the MG 42. The extended mag attachment doubles the rounds per magazine which gives you more flexibility with the timing of reloads.
MG 42 Best Division
The best division for the MG 42 is armored as it gives you the bipod and protects against enemy lethal and tactical equipment.
MG 42 Best Basic Training
The best basic training is lookout which highlights the red enemy names from further away helping you spot and kill enemies you didn’t even know where there.
MG 42 Best Secondary and Equipment
Take your favorite secondary for close quarter areas or use the mk 2 fragmentation grenade to clear out tight areas before going through them.
MG 42 Best Class Setup
Here is the complete best class setup for the MG 42: