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PUBG: Best Guns and Weapons to Use

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The Best Guns and Weapons to Use in PUBG

Although it’s possible to win a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) match without firing a single shot, your best chances of survival are going to involve pulling the trigger. Here, we’ve compiled a list of our picks for the best guns and weapons in PUBG.

We have not included hand guns, principally because they tend to be panic weapons that you’ll only ever use as a last resort. Similarly, the melee weapons in PUBG: frying pan, sickle, crowbar, and machete, have not been included in this guide for the same reason. Each of these will only be ever used as a last resort and there is little difference between each. It’s likely that when you first parachute onto the island, you’ll quickly find a melee weapon, but you shouldn’t try to take on an enemy until you’ve got a proper weapon. Your first port of call should always be to set yourself up with a loadout of weaponry that should include something capable of longer range engagements.


Here are the best guns in PUBG by category:

Assault Rifle (AR)

Best Guns and Weapons to Use in PUBG

M16 A4 – This semi auto/burst fire assault rifle is our pick of the bunch in PUBG. Our recommendation is to get good using semi auto and ignore the burst fire mode. Even without the fully automatic rate of fire of the AK and SCAR, you’ll be able to put plenty of rounds downrange. Importantly, you can put accurate rounds on target, especially at a longer distance where the M16 reigns supreme. This is absolutely the most accurate AR in the game, and it actually works well at longer ranges with a scope in place of a proper sniper rifle.

The M16 only has two weapon slots beyond its optics: magazine and barrel options. Use the extended magazine and a compensator for best results. Ideally, fit a scope for better accuracy. If you are using the 8x scope, consider carrying a red dot for closer engagements.

Other notable attributes include its lesser bullet drop and recoil than rifles like the AKM. It is also a common rifle with ammunition that should be readily available.

Ammo: 5.56mm
Ammo Capacity: 30 stock, 40 extended
Attachment Slots: 3

M416 – Our runner up rifle in PUBG, the M416 is a smaller carbine version of the M16 that boasts full auto fire. Its range is shorter, though still satisfactory at medium distances. The weapon’s full auto fire might be better suited to players who prefer closer engagements, or even as a weapon to swap to depending on the ebb and flow of the match.

The weaker power of the rifle is made up for by its multiple weapon slots. By end game, you can pimp this rifle’s stats to make up for those shortcomings. Like the M16, it’s a rifle you should find in plentiful supply.

Ammo: 5.56mm
Ammo Capacity: 30 stock, 40 extended
Attachment Slots: 5

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