|“||An entrenched machine gun manned by stationed troops.||„|
|— In-game description|
The Machine Gun Garrison is a defensive Bunker garrison.
It is the bunker equivalent of a Machine Gun Pillbox, it fires 12.7mm in a 90 degree firing arc. It only functions when its AI is activated (large flag on the turret) by being within the range of a base with AI Upgrade. You can enter it by pressing
Q (like a pillbox) from underneath it, inside the bunker. The garrison remains a part of the bunker complex and still share its health.
Garrisons with active AI will shoot at optimal targets in their range and LOS much like Pillboxes. They will also reactively fire back at any enemy soldier or vehicle that hits it. The range for the reactive-fire is farther than their auto-fire. This is true for the entire connected bunker structure, so if an AT turret bunker was shot with a pistol, the Machine Gun Garrison next to it will return fire.
The machine gun takes 2.5 seconds to each its maximum fire rate (6.7 rounds/s) and accuracy.
Machine Gun Garrisons come in three tiers. Higher tiers have more health, a faster firing speed, and are harder to suppress.
Machine Gun Garrison can be constructed on any Bunker with the following requirements:
- Not adjacent to another bunker modification
- Connected to a Bunker Base through trenches or bunkers
- Bunker Base must have unlocked the Infantry Garrisons tech
You can either modify an existing Bunker of a given tier to a Machine Gun Garrison of that tier with a Hammer in Upgrade Mode, or you can upgrade an existing Machine Gun Garrison to the next tier.
The direction of the gun is chosen by moving the
Mouse Wheel while your cursor is on the Machine Gun option of the Hammer's upgrade menu.
Modifying a Tier 3 bunker into a Tier 3 machine gun garrisonis more expensive than upgrading a tier 2 machine gun garrison into tier 3 as you will need to spend Concrete Materials twice overall.
If a Machine Gun Garrison is powered with 600W, the spotlight on top of it turns on which increases the night range of the defense's AI. Powering the defense does NOT activate its AI! The direction of the spotlight doesn't matter, when enemies are in range the spotlight follows them.
Structure Integrity Rating
The Machine Gun Garrison modification slightly decrease the Structural Integrity of its bunker, less at higher tiers.