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The best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout

After the best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout? We’ve got you covered with the best attachments, gadgets, and specialist classes.

Best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout: A PBX being held up to the sky

 Battlefield 2042 is no longer receiving major updates and additional content. However, this PBX-45 loadout is still usable.

The PBX-45 will always be one of the best weapons in Battlefield 2042, with a stranglehold over the meta ever since we could first get our hands on it. Boasting great damage, a moderate rate of fire, and impeccable recoil control, this SMG is remarkably versatile.

But how do you set it up for success? Here’s our best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout that’ll see you tearing through enemies in no time.

Best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout

The best Battlefield 2042 PBX-45 build is:

  • K8 Holo
  • Standard Issue / Extended Mag
  • Arcom Tactical Muzzle Brake
  • Rattlesnake Light Grip

As mentioned, the PBX-45 is much more versatile than you’d expect for an SMG. Sure, you won’t be beaming enemies across the map, but its manageable recoil and great damage see it punch well above its weight.

For the best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout, we’d recommend using the K8 Holo sight. After all, you’ll be looking to keep things up close and personal, though its clear sights can still help out at medium range in a pinch. The Bravo 3X is a good option to have on your Plus Menu, particularly if you’re out in the open and you need to switch to targets at range.

The Arcom Tactical Muzzle Brake helps you with the vertical recoil control, which is a must with an SMG. This will help you nail every shots and secure the killing blow in record time. The Extended Barrel is a great second option as it increases the PBX’s bullet velocity, firepower, range, and accuracy. Paired with the 3X scope, you’ll be able to contest objectives even at mid-range.

As for the ammunition, Standard Issue / Extended Mag High-Power is a must. You’ll have plenty of ammo to sustain you through fights, but when things get interesting, slap the Close Quarter rounds in.

Lastly, the Rattlesnake Light Grip is the perfect attachment for the PBX-45, helping stabilize recoil when moving. For a secondary, we’d recommend the LS-1 Laser Sight which will help you with hip fire accuracy for when things turn into a proper skirmish.

Best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout: A PBX-45 Plus menu

Best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout gadget

Now you know what attachments you’ll need, you might be wondering about what gadget you should use with this PBX-45 loadout. Well, we believe the IBA Armor Plate is the best option, as it will give you a little bit more protection in close fights – though this will require you to play the Assault class.

Any gadget is viable with this build though, so pick whatever works for you – and your team. Some other great options include the Medical Crate, Ammo Crate, Proximity Sensor, and SPH Explosive Launcher, depending on your chosen class.

Best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout specialist class

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to classes and specialists, and you can’t really go wrong with any of them. With that said, we love playing the Assault class with an SMG like the PBX-45. Mackay and Skydance are standouts here, letting you quickly reposition and keep your enemies on their toes.

The Support also works well here as the medical and ammo boxes can keep you and your team in the fight for longer. When you’re running around in a chaotic firefight, these can come in clutch.

On the other hand, even Recon – the traditionally long-range class – has some great tools. The intelligence-gathering nature of Recon can be very helpful so you know when and where your next target will come from.

There’s our best PBX-45 Battlefield 2042 loadout in full. Since it’s one of the best Battlefield 2042 guns, we’re confident this SMG will serve you well.