A QBB-97 Wall Mount in a Cabin.

QBB-97 as ground loot

The Norinco QJB-97 LSW, or QBB-97 LSW, known in the game as the QBB-97, is a bullpup 5.56mm LMG. It was added in the v0.5.0 “Air drop it like it's hot" update on July 26, 2018. It is an LMG with a large magazine capacity, and often comparable to a nerfed M249.


The QBB-97 is a common drop in Tier Airdrop Uncommon. It also has a 1/121 chance of spawning in a Cabin Wall Mount, and very rarely spawns as Tier World loot.



  • The QBB-97 is one of the most accurate LMGs even when moving; therefore, it is recommended to use this with a high-level Scope.
  • The QBB-97 can destroy obstacles quickly, giving an opponent nowhere to hide.
  • Use Mines and other Throwables to limit a target's movement, forcing them to move out in the open.
  • Be sure to reload whenever possible, as having all 75 ready to go is vital.
  • Its stats are very similar to the M249, so use it in a similar fashion.
  • Make sure to pack a lot of ammo since this gun can deplete the whole magazine in a matter of seconds.


  • Always have high Adrenaline so it is easier to dodge bullets.
  • The best way to kill a QBB user is to get in close range and shoot them with a Shotgun, or a high DPS SMG, since the QBB is not suited for close-range fights because of its low DPS.
    • Using a Melee Weapon would also work, but is much more risky.
  • Due to the near-zero bullet spread, it is easy to dodge QBB-97's bullets, sometimes even surviving an entire magazine without taking significant damage.
    • Inversely, a player with good aim can easily kill others with this gun, so err on the side of caution and play more defensively.
  • Attempt to outgun the QBB-97 user with a higher DPS gun, such as the SCAR-H, and attack during the long four second reload time.
  • Seek cover, preferably indestructible, and peek out with a Sniper Rifle, such as the SV-98. The high bullet damage can shred through them.
    • Smoke Grenades can also be used as temporary cover, as the QBB user is unlikely to hit you due to the low spread.
  • Be aware that if this weapon is not naturally spawned and is on the ground, the odds are good that someone is using it to bait people into a trap because of it's rarity and usefulness. Look around for areas other survivrs can hide before you rush towards it.


Body Shots

14 damage No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Level 4 Helmet
No Vest 14 12.95 12.32 11.69 11.06
Level 1 Vest 10.5 9.7125 9.24 8.7675 8.295
Level 2 Vest 8.68 8.029 7.6384 7.2478 6.8572
Level 3 Vest 7.7 7.1225 6.776 6.4295 6.083
Level 4 Vest 5.6 5.18 4.928 4.676 4.424

Head Shots

28 damage No Helmet Level 1 Helmet Level 2 Helmet Level 3 Helmet Level 4 Helmet
No Vest 28 21 16.8 12.6 8.4
Level 1 Vest 28 21 16.8 12.6 8.4
Level 2 Vest 28 21 16.8 12.6 8.4
Level 3 Vest 28 21 16.8 12.6 8.4
Level 4 Vest 28 21 16.8 12.6 8.4



  • The QBZ-97 is an export variant of the 5.8×42mm QBZ-95 assault rifle, converted to use 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition and STANAG magazines. The weapon in-game is based on the QJB-97 (often misreported as the QBB-97) which is an export variant of the QJB-95 (an LSW version of the QBZ-95).
    • The QBZ family rifles are exceedingly rare in the US, as they are banned in under the National Firearms Act. However, the export variant is commonly available as semi-automatic civilian rifles in Canada (as the Emei Type 97 NSR) and various other countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Africa.
    • While the weapon has a correct STANAG magazine for an export variant, it still features an asymmetrical 5.8×42mm drum magazine.
  • It is the first weapon to be made by Norinco, the second being the Hawk 12G.
  • It's the second weapon in the game to be a bullpup design (a gun where the action and feeding are located behind the trigger), with the FAMAS being the first.
  • It is one of the only 5 weapons to have a visible magazine in the world sprite, along with the M249, the DP-28, the PKM, and the PKP Pecheneg.
  • It is the only Weapon that was added in the "Air drop it like it's hot" update that can be found somewhere else.
  • With the Firepower Perk, the QBB-97 has a 95-round magazine, still in 5th in terms of magazine size after the M249, PKM, PKP Pecheneg, and M134.
  • The QBB-97 is the only weapon without a quality tag (which determines if you can get it if you have the Rare Potato Perk). This is probably a bug, as everything in code, including unreleased weapons (such as the Iron Bomb from the Air Strike and the secondaries from the MIRV Grenade), have a quality tag.
  • This is the third gun to have a bi-pod in its loot image, after the DP-28 and Mk 12 SPR.


  • v0.6.0
    • Decreased drop rate
  • v0.5.02
    • Nerfed Shot Spread from 3.75 to 4
    • Slightly lowered the drop rate
  • v0.5.0
    • Added