The Best Guns in PUBG

If you’re careful and stealthy enough, you can achieve that coveted chicken dinner in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds without having to pick up a single weapon. But that’s boring. It’s a lot more fun to go in guns blazing, and if you want to win, you should pick these weapons first. These firearms are the best PUBG has to offer.
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Assault rifles
M16A4 Assault Rifle

Suggested Attachments:

Suppressor
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Half grip
4x scope

The M16A4 lacks fully automatic fire, but it’s still capable of delivering some real pain when placed in the hands of distinguished PUBG players. You won’t be able to rely on spray and pray tactics or an itchy trigger finger with this weapon, but you can use attachments like the Extended QuickDraw Magazine and suppressor to keep things rolling as you utilize burst fire to take out your targets quickly.
With high muzzle velocity and low recoil, you don’t need much to transform this versatile assault rifle into a viable option, but it’s still worth adding a half grip and 4x scope for good measure, especially if you want to increase your range. With that in mind, as well as the gun’s common nature, the M16A4 is very much a gun that you’ll want to keep in your rotation until you’re the last man standing (or until you find something better, like the next gun on this list). You won’t want to go toe-to-toe against others when it comes to midrange combat, but it’s a gem for close-up and long-range firefights.
SCAR-L Assault Rifle

Suggested Attachments:

Red dot sight
Suppressor
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Angled foregrip
4x scope

When you’re searching tirelessly for weapons out on the battlefield, you need something quick that can handle just about anything. The SCAR-L can do just that, whether you’re planning on getting up in an enemy’s grill or staying far away where it’s safe. It features four attachment slots, which is all you really need to conquer the battlefield, given its versatile nature.
The red dot sight is perfect for close range, and you can compensate for its shortcomings in terms of visibility with the 4x scope, combined with an angled foregrip for good measure. You could get away with 2x in a pinch, however, thanks to the hot-swappable nature of this particular firearm. It’s perfect for engaging targets at medium range, as well as an all-around flexible and malleable general purpose weapon.
If you’re the type of player who employs spray-and-pray tactics, you can opt to do just that with the SCAR-L, though the foregrip and a suppressor are recommended if you’re going to litter the battlefield with bullets without giving your position away immediately. That’s where the extended magazine comes in.
M416 Assault Rifle

Suggested Attachments:

Suppressor
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Half grip
4x scope
Tactical stock

You likely already know PUBG‘s assault rifles can do some serious damage, and the overall best weapon found throughout any map or in any weapon category is the M416. Not only can it utilize all five attachments at the same time, but it’s extremely versatile in close and long-range combat. That means if you can kit it out all the way, you’re looking at a powerhouse that can cut through enemies like a hot knife through butter.
Interestingly, it’s the only assault rifle that can use the tactical stock attachment, which increases recoil recovery speed and cuts down on unnecessary weapon movement. Additionally, instead of using a compensator, try a suppressor for an obvious tactical advantage with much quieter shots.
With that in mind, the M416 is quite versatile and can be used in up-close and personal situations, as well as long-range combat situations. You can opt for 4x or 8X optics, but the 4x is the clear-cut winner when lined up against the 2x option, holosight, or red dot attachments.  
SMGs
Micro Uzi SMG

Suggested Attachments:

Compensator
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Stock

You’re probably seeing this entry on our best PUBG weapons list and laughing. “The Micro Uzi is one of the worst weapons in the game! What next, the R1895?!”
It might not be the ideal weapon, but it is one of the most common, and learning how to use it properly will serve you well through the early game. The Uzi is actually a strong gun when compared to your other likely early-game choices.
The Uzi typically spawns with one or two compatible attachments close by. If you’re lucky, one of these will be the stock, which makes the gun much more controllable. If you can manage to add a Compensator, you’ll start to see just how useful of a weapon the Micro Uzican be.
At range, the Uzi isn’t great no matter what you add to it, but at close range and with the right attachments, you can become a bullet-spraying hellion. You can add an extended mag to increase the Uzi’s capacity from 25 to 35, which should be more than enough to go toe-to-toe with any weapon in the game at close range.
Vector SMG

Suggested Attachments:

Compensator
Vertical foregrip
Red dot sight
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Tactical stock

The Vector might seem like a dud at first sight with its 13-round magazine, but this weapon is hell on wheels when handled correctly. The Vector has a unique design that mitigates recoil and allows it to overcome the major control issues that are inherent when using submachine guns. The drawback to this weapon is that it sometimes takes luck and footwork to make it viable.
The Vector is a decent backup primary weapon in its stock form, but it really shines when paired with an extended magazine. Once that’s attached, your ammo capacity will rise from 13 to 25, and you’ll have what might be the best close-range weapon in the game in your hands. Load up the Vector with a vertical foregrip, red dot sight, and tactical stock, and you can use its automatic and burst modes to rip other players to shreds with surprising accuracy.
As you might have predicted, the Vector isn’t an ideal weapon for medium and long-range combat. However, in the final moments of the game, when the remaining players are pressed in closer and closer together, you can hardly ask for a better weapon than a tricked-out Vector.
UMP45

Suggested Attachments:

Red Dot Sight
Suppressor
Extended QuickDraw Mag
Vertical Foregrip
Compensator

The UMP45 may very well be the best SMG in the game. Of course, it comes down to preference, but the versatility of this weapon makes it stand out from the rest. Though it only has 25 rounds in each clip, it makes up for this by dealing high damage, effective at close range, but can work well at medium distances, too. What’s great is that it allows for many weapon attachments that make it even more effective, which are listed above.
It uses .45 ACP ammo, which might not be as common as 9mm, but you’ll be glad you’re using it because it packs a massive punch. The UMP45 has a hit rate of 41 and a fire rate or 670 rpm, along with a muzzle velocity of 360. If you pair it with a Compensator and the QuickDraw Extended Mag, you’ll be hard to take down. The Compensator will improve the weapon’s recoil, both horizontally and vertically, while the extended mags will increase your reload speed and bump up the ammo in each clip.

LMGs
M249

Suggested Attachments:

3x Backlit Scope
Red Dot Sight

There are only two LMGs in PUBG, and out of that selection, we like the M249 best. It’s got relatively high power, high rate of fire, and a massive clip size of 100 rounds. This weapon is for players who like to spray, while dealing high damage from close to medium range. Make sure you monitor your ammo levels when using the M249, since it’s easy to blow through a full clip in seconds. Keep in mind, this weapon is harder to find than many of the others on this list, as it’s available only from supply drops.
One thing we highly recommend (aside from equipping some sort of sight) is to utilize the M249’s bipod, which can be enabled by going prone. This greatly impacts the weapon’s recoil, so it’s best to use this feature when possible. Aside from that, try to stick to using the sights that are for close to medium range. Using the 6x scope can be tempting, but the weapon isn’t as effective at ranges in which this scope will be useful. The Red Dot and Holographic sight do just fine.
DMRs
Mini 14 DMR

Suggested Attachments:

Extended QuickDraw mag
Suppressor
8X CQBSS scope

The Mini 14 is a weapon you want to get comfortable with quickly in PUBG because it’s frequently going to be your go-to when you’re looking for a mid- to long-range gun. It doesn’t have quite the oomph of the Kar98k and SLR, but it has one thing going for it that puts it above those weapons: It’s common.
The Mini 14 can also be a great companion to a SCAR, M416, or M16A4. It’s the only marksman rifle chambered in 5.56mm. So instead of having to scour the land for both 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammo, you can concentrate on just stocking up on as much 5.56 as you can carry.
For accessories, like any gun that can take one, you should add an Extended QuickDraw mag. The Mini 14 has the highest magazine capacity out of the marksmen rifles and an extended mag will raise its respectable default 20-round limit to 30. A suppressor will lower the already relatively quiet report of the Mini 14, and this gun has the added bonus of being compatible with either the sniper suppressor or S12K suppressor.
Since the Mini 14’s high magazine capacity makes it suitable for midrange engagements, the 4x ACOG scope is the best choice for this gun. This sight will give you the flexibility to engage enemies at close to midrange, while also allowing you to take advantage of the Mini’s flat bullet trajectory to take out distant enemies. Though the Mini inflicts lower damage per second (DPS) than the other marksman rifles, it will still kill in two headshots, so don’t avoid it while on sniper duty.
SLR DMR

Suggested Attachments:

Extended QuickDraw magazine
Suppressor
15x PM II scope
Cheek pad

This DMR is a veritable powerhouse, with four attachment slots and the highest damage rating of any DMR weapons that spawn in the game. It’s excellent for medium to long range combat, though it can be difficult to master with its somewhat high recoil. Luckily, the cheek pad can help dampen this somewhat and make it much simpler to navigate its somewhat daunting sway.
If you’ve experimented with the MK14, you’ll find plenty of similarities here, and you won’t be able to utilize any grips to lessen recoil, which makes this choice a difficult recommendation for newbies. But it has definite potential, so much so that when you learn your way around the SLR, it’s one of the most formidable choices you can find as a spawnable weapon. It’s well worth practicing with, even if it means a few lost rounds as you find your sea legs with it.
Snipers
KAR98K Sniper Rifle

Suggested Attachments:

Suppressor
15x PM II scope
Cheek pad

The Karabiner 98 Kurz, or the Kar98K, is a vicious sniper rifle that’s an excellent choice in terms of stopping power and long-range ability. While it won’t win any awards in terms of its firing rate capabilities, it’s devastatingly accurate, and can pierce through armor like nobody’s business. It’s also simple to find, making it a sniper’s dream, especially since it’s scattered around the map and in airdrop crates.
The Kar98K is compatible with any scope and muzzle attachment, as well as the useful cheek pad, which softens the recoil and improves first shot recovery time to ensure you’re able to take a licking and keep on ticking in terms of finding your next target or continuing to pursue one across the map. It may not be the flashiest sniper rifle in the game, nor the most complicated, but sometimes keeping it simple is the best course of action.
Shotguns
S12K Shotgun

Suggested Attachments:

Compensator
Extended Quickdraw magazine
Red dot sight

The S12K (aka the Saiga) is the go-to gun if you have a thing for shotguns, and it’s great if you just want to close your eyes and tap the fire button. In interiors, the S12K is almost unmatched when it comes to laying down raw firepower fast but, even more so than the other shotguns, you don’t want to be caught using it at anything other than close range.
Strangely, the S12K uses AR attachments instead of the ones typically used with the other shotguns, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for those. Once you add an extended mag, you’ll really be bringing the pain with an increase from five shells to eight. You can’t use a choke on the S12K, but a compensator will help with the recoil so that spread is less of a concern. The red dot is just for style. If you need a sight with the S12K, you should probably be using another gun.
Pistols
P18C Pistol

Suggested Attachments:

Suppressor
Extended QuickDraw magazine
Red dot sight

In a perfect world, we would never have to use our sidearms in PUBG. Pistols just don’t have the power or range to go head-to-head against primary weapons. However, sometimes you might get caught in the middle of a reload or run out of ammo. In those cases, having a good sidearm is an absolute blessing.
Plus, the P18C is the single sidearm with fully automatic fire. Its 17-round magazine is also expandable to 25 with an attachment. The gun will give you as much power as a submachine gun (SMG) in an often overlooked slot. The P18C has a scope (check the red dot when aiming) and a suppressor, too. Whether you need to take out an enemy silently or not, the P18C is an excellent gun to have in your collection.

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