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Remnant 2 best weapon mods

Get an overview of the Remnant 2 best mods so you can craft a loadout and build to go with the class of your choice and your weapons.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: Ava can be seen

Are you looking for the Remnant 2 best weapon mods? Most firearms in the game have an available mod slot and these allow you to select an item that grants a powerful weapon skill, often a projectile that has various effects. Our guide discusses seven of the best Remnant 2 mods that you can obtain during the campaign.

With the game available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, you’ll have many items to discover. You will want to know which ones are worth checking out, alongside the best Remnant 2 weapons, best Remnant 2 amulets, best Remnant 2 rings, and best Remnant 2 mutators. These choices were picked out after extensive playtime for our Remnant 2 review.

Remnant 2 best weapon mods

The best Remnant 2 weapon mods are:

  • 1. Hot Shot
  • 2. Voltaic Rondure
  • 3. Corrosive Rounds
  • 4. Helix
  • 5. Astral Burst
  • 6. Fargazer
  • 7. Defrag

For this guide, we’ve chosen seven of the best Remnant 2 mods. Due to the game’s dynamic campaign progression feature, your experience may vary from ours and you will find different ones. As such, we suggest checking out various areas and dungeons to gather more loot until you roll these areas. The mods listed here are also in no particular order.

Take note that mods require crafting materials, which can be exchanged with Ava in Ward 13. Lastly, bear in mind that some weapons in the game also have their own unique mods that can’t be put on other guns.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: Ava can be seen

Hot Shot

  • Location and boss: Prologue — Defeat the Root Mantis.
  • Material: Root Ganglia; can also be purchased for 1,500 Scrap if you did not select it at the start of the campaign.
  • Effect: Imbues ammunition with fire and increases ranged damage by 15% for 20 seconds; shots apply burning, dealing fire damage over 10 seconds.
  • Tips: Early in the campaign, you’re asked to choose from four different rewards. The Hot Shot happens to be the top option, as it’s one of the best mods in Remnant 2. If you have a full-auto weapon, such as the XMG57 Bonesaw or Blackmaw AR-47, then all bullets will cause the burning status effect while the buff is active. It’s a quick and easy way to melt most elites and bosses.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The ring location can be seen

Voltaic Rondure

  • Location and boss: Losomn — Great Sewers – Defeat the Bloat King.
    Material: Bone Sap.
  • Effect: Launches a slow-moving orb that deals shock damage and applies overload to nearby enemies; the orb lasts 20 seconds.
  • Tips: The Voltaic Rondure is viable early on, especially since it causes constant shock damage to hostiles that are near the orb. Ideally, though, you’ll use it in cramped quarters or interiors, so the orb doesn’t fly away into the distance too soon.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The boss can be seen

Corrosive Rounds

  • Location and boss: Losomn – Shattered Gallery — Defeat Magister Dullain.
  • Material: Tainted Ichor.
  • Effect: Imbues ammunition with acid and increases ranged critical chance by 15% for 20 seconds; shots apply the corroded status, which also deals damage over time.
  • Tips: This is an alternative to Hot Shot, as it causes acid damage and the corroded status effect instead.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The player can be seen


  • Location and boss: Yaesha – Astropath’s Respite — Defeat the Astropath.
  • Material: Seeker Residue.
  • Effect: Shoots multiple missiles that deal damage, before splitting into smaller rockets that track targets.
  • Tips: Helix is good for slow-firing guns and close-quarters combat. Shoot a barrage of missiles directly at your foe, and watch as other missiles continue to track and pepper them with hits.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The player can be seen getting the item

Astral Burst

  • Location and boss: Yaesha – Cathedral of Omens — Solve the Cathedral of Omens puzzle.
  • Material: Faith Seed.
  • Effect: Shoots a burst of seven-star fragments that can bounce off walls up to three times.
  • Tips: Astral Burst is akin to Helix in that there are also multiple projectiles. This time, though, they’ll bounce off walls. This is a decent option if you’re facing enemies in caverns, tunnels, and narrow corridors.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The player can be seen


  • Location and boss: Yaesha – Twisted Chantry — Defeat Legion.
  • Material: Agnosia Driftwood.
  • Effect: Creates an Eye of Legion that applies a stack of madness when you aim and look at targets. Each stack, up to a maximum of 10, deals damage; and lasts up to 30 seconds.
  • Tips: Fargazer’s effect has decent uptime when activated considering how often you aim-down-sights while targeting enemies.

Remnant 2 Best Mods: The player can be seen


  • Location and boss: Root Earth – Ashen Wasteland — Defeat Cancer.
  • Material: Necrocyte Strand.
  • Effect: Shots apply the fragmented effect, which creates a “glitch” when an enemy dies. Picking up this glitch increases damage by 20% for 15 seconds. You may also destroy the glitch to create a pool to deal damage and apply the fragmented effect to all enemies within it.
  • Tips: Defrag is one of the best Remnant 2 mods, though it comes fairly late in the campaign. It offers multiple boons, such as a damage buff, AoE damage, and the potential to spread the fragmented effect once more, leading to a deadly cycle.

Now you know the Remnant 2 best mods. If you’re still looking for epic loot in the game, then you might want to take a look at our guide on the best Remnant 2 class to find out which one is right for you so you can take on higher Remnant 2 difficulty levels. For other tips, you can visit our Remnant 2 walkthrough article.