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Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout

Are you after the best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout? Here’s how to turn this next-generation Russian AR into your go-to weapon for All-Out Warfare.

Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout: Sundance holds a AC-42 with a big silencer on it

 Battlefield 2042 is no longer receiving major updates and additional content. However, this AC-42 loadout is still usable.

Do you want the high rate of fire of a submachine gun, but the power of a standard assault rifle? Well, we have a Battlefield 2042 weapon for you. Say hello to the AC-42, a next-generation Russian AR that rivals some of the best Battlefield 2042 guns in the game.

This bullpup rifle comes with a whole host of attachments, and getting to grips with which ones will turn you into a medal-winning soldier is a difficult undertaking. Fortunately for you, though, we’ve spent many hours in-game trying out each and every one of them, and we’re confident that we’ve found the best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout.

Intrigued? Read on to find out what attachments we’ve slapped on this bad boy, including what gadgets and class specialists we’d pair up with it too for your next big Conquest match. Here’s everything you need to know about our best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout.

Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout

The best Battlefield 2042 AC-42 build is:

  • UHL-1 SMART 1.5x
  • Warhawk Compensator
  • Standard Issue
  • LS-1 Laser Sight

The AC-42 has a long list of compatible scopes which cover all distances. However, this fast-firing weapon is best when used at medium to short ranges, so you’ll want to avoid using hybrid scopes if you can. We’ve opted for the UH-1 SMART 1.5x scope since it’s great at both distances, but something like the SHAN 2.5x will help you scan the horizon too.

To complement the optic, we’ve selected the Warhawk Compensator as the barrel attachment as it’s the only one that doesn’t have a negative effect on recoil. The Warhawk improves vertical recoil control, but if you’re looking to be a bit stealthier, the Wrapped Suppressor is a good shout too.

For ammunition, we’ve kept things simple. For the default loadout, we’ve stuck with the Standard Issue ammunition as it has the biggest magazine size of the three options. The Subsonic option is great to have on your Plus Menu though, as the Tracer rounds come in mighty useful when fighting in dark, crowded areas.

Unlike our best SFAR-M Battlefield 2042 loadout, the AC-42 has nearly endless underbarrel attachments. While it might be tempting to slap a grenade launcher on this gun, you ideally want to pick something that’ll help you control the gun’s recoil pattern. Since it is extremely fast, we’d recommend running either the LS-1 Laser Sight, which will help you when hip firing, or the Rattlesnake Light Grip which improves your accuracy while moving.

Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout: A soldier holds a rifle in BF2042 marketing material, which features the iconic orange beam of light.

Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout gadget

This bullpup rifle is effectively an SMG with more range, so you’re going to need a lot of ammo where you’re going. With that in mind, the best gadget for this AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout is the Ammo Crate.

Remember though, gadgets are restricted based on your class now, unlike at launch. Other good options include the Med Crate, Ammo Crate, Prox Sensor, and SPH Explosive Launcher. Depending on your class and playstyle, pick your poison – there’s no wrong answer.

Best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout specialist class

There are plenty of classes and specialists to choose from in Battlefield 2042, all of which are great pairings for the AC-42, depending on your playstyle. However, while you can’t go wrong with any of them, we particularly love pairing the AC-42 with a Support class specialist for some great self-healing and ammo resupplies. After all, when you’re up in the enemy’s face, you don’t have time to sit and wait for your health to refill.

There you have it – our best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout. Now get out there and capture some flags.