When you’re heading into large-scale 128-player battles, you need to know that you’re well equipped for the job. In other words, you need to make sure you’re using the best Battlefield 2042 guns for each and every situation. With dozens of weapons to choose from, across a variety of categories, working out which ones are worth your time and which ones aren’t is a battle in itself.
So what are the best Battlefield 2042 guns to use in the heat of war? Well, after spending a considerable amount of time with the game already for our Battlefield 2042 review and watching a whole load of content creators play the game too, we’re pretty sure we’ve got the definitive list of the best Battlefield 2042 guns to use in the game’s All-Out Warfare experience.
Of course, our list below is based on our experience and might not necessarily reflect your picks or your preference. We do our best to keep this guide updated with the Battlefield 2042 meta in mind, but if you find success with a gun that’s not on our list – keep using it.
Here are the best Battlefield 2042 guns:
Best Battlefield 2042 guns
The PP-29 is undoubtedly the best SMG in Battlefield 2042 right. Unlike the other SMGs, the PP-29 has a huge default mag and can do damage both up close and at range. While it’s not quite as fast-firing as the K30, which also makes our list, you’ll be hard pressed to find something better than this gun right now.
You can read more about our best PP-29 Battlefield 2042 loadout here.
The K30 isn’t quite as good as the PP-29, but it’s a very close second. This gun, which is basically a KRISS Vector, is an absolute beast up close, killing enemies in one quick burst. Its impressive fire-rate, handling, and accuracy make it the perfect option for players who like playing up close. However, while you can slap an extended mag into the K30, it’s not quite enough to defeat multiple enemies at once.
The AC-42 is by far the best Battlefield 2042 assault rifle. There’s not much in it at the moment, because all the guns need rebalancing, but this bullpup gun is practically an SMG in an assault rifle casing.
It’s fast firing and deals a hell of a lot of damage, and it has some of the best attachments in the game.
You can find our best AC-42 Battlefield 2042 loadout here.
The M5A3 is the best assault rifle for new players as it’s super easy to control and comes with some decent early upgrades. However, it’s not quite the best assault rifle in the game right now. The ARs are all a bit underpowered at the moment, but since the AC-42 can only be unlocked at level 42, we’d advise sticking with the M5A3 until then.
If you’re looking to snipe, you’ll be stuck with the DM7 for a while. But, eventually, after some time you’ll unlock the SVK – one of the best marksman rifles in the game. The SVK packs one hell of a punch, reducing the average time-to-kill on the battlefield.
Sure, it’s not as accurate as some of the other guns, but if you master it, you’ll have a pretty good game.
Here is our best SVK Battlefield 2042 loadout.
Want something that’s a bit more deadly than the SWS-10? You’re not alone. The DXR-1 unlocks once you get to level 24 and it has a huge amount of firepower. While it’s not quite as good as the NWT-50 – the DXR-1 is better when sniping from a hill or a rooftop, since its stats can be booted by one of many attachments.
Here’s how to set up the best DXR-1 Battlefield 2042 loadout.
Sick of running out of bullets in the heat of the moment? The LCMG has you covered. In fact, this is one of the only guns in the game that has AP rounds – allowing you to damage vehicle armour and light materials. The LCMG is perfect for the support player in your team, and despite boasting fairly high firepower stats, it’s quite easy to control with the right grip.
Here’s our best LCMG Battlefield 2042 loadout.
Want to carry a secondary that’s more than just a pistol? The M44 is a Magnum that comes with a Raven 4x scope and AP rounds. Yep, you read that right – this secondary has a zoom level not even afforded to some primaries. If you’re a hot shot or you’re running a loadout built for close-quarters, consider having the M44 as your secondary.
There you have it – our list of the best Battlefield 2042 guns so far. We’ll update this list if there’s been any major rebalances, but if you’re looking for reliable weapons that’ll get you through the roughest of rocket launches, you know where to come.