The latest version of the series - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive significantly contributed to the development of modern e-sport. One of the most recognizable weapons in the world is the M249 - a machine from Italy, designed for close combat. This one was painted with spray paint, using cardboard and grid as a template. Exchange your Soul Gems for the M249 Nebula Crusader! The M249 is a machine gun designed to fire belts of 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition found in use with NATO forces. The M249 was designed and manufactured by FN Herstal and introduced in 1984. It has been adopted by many armed forces across the world. It was painted with a nebula as a template, using blue spray paint. Exchange your Soul Gems for the M249 Nebula Crusader.