Remnant 2 best weapons and guns

Find out what the best Remnant 2 weapons are so you know which of the best Remnant 2 guns to equip on your character for the top builds.

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What are the Remnant 2 best weapons? In Gunfire Games’ epic co-op shooter, your armaments come in the form of long guns, handguns, and melee weapons, and while that sounds quite limited, we can assure you it isn’t. There are over 80 weapons in the game, and our Remnant 2 best weapons guide will brush the mediocre ones to one side to show you what you should be using in the heat of battle.

No matter whether you are on PS5, Xbox, or PC, in order to succeed in blasting through levels and taking on the Remnant 2 bosses, you’ll need some decent firepower with the best guns, or hack, slash, and smash through opponents with some lethal melee weapons. You might also want to use the best Remnant 2 mods and the best Remnant 2 mutators to further boost your offensive capabilities.

Remnant 2 best weapons

The best Remnant 2 weapons are:

  • 1. XMG57 Bonesaw
  • 2. Nightfall
  • 3. Aphelion
  • 4. Sagittarius
  • 5. Chicago Typewriter
  • 6. Merciless
  • 7. Crescent Moon
  • 8. Crossbow
  • 9. Alpha/Omega
  • 10. MP60-R
  • 11. Sorrow
  • 12. Cube Gun
  • 13. Enigma
  • 14. Meridian
  • 15. Labyrinth Staff
  • 16. Red Doe Staff
  • 17. Atom Smasher
  • 18. Assassin’s Dagger
  • 19. Dreamcatcher

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The XMG57 Bonesaw can be seen

1. XMG57 Bonesaw

Starting off our Remnant 2 best weapons list, we’ve got what can only be described as the only long gun you’ll ever need for the next 15 hours, possibly more. It’s none other than the XMG57 Bonesaw, the Medic’s starting weapon. If you didn’t choose this class early on, then you can purchase this weapon for 1,000 scrap.

Coincidentally, we consider the Medic the best class in the game due to its capabilities and this gear piece. With 150 rounds in the mag and an extra 150 in reserve, you’ll have tons of ammo that can pepper your opponents dead in their tracks. Likewise, when you add mods like Hotshot and mutators like Momentum or Deadly Calm, then you’ll have a rapid-fire beast.

Just try not to get hit while you’re reloading. You could probably watch a movie on Netflix while waiting for it to reload.

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2. Nightfall

The Nightfall can be crafted by using Cursed Dream Silks, a material that drops from the Nightweaver boss in Losomn. While its base stats aren’t anything to write home about, its unique mod, Dreamweaver, more than makes up for it.

When activated, the weapon gains infinite ammo, +35% rate of fire, and 10% lifesteal. And, yes, it also becomes fully automatic, while making you harder to hit while you’re moving. How’s that for being teleported to the shadow realm?

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The Aphelion can be seen

3. Aphelion

Aphelion is an extremely cool-looking weapon that can be yours by defeating the Sha’hala Guardian boss in N’erud. However, you do need to complete the alternate kill method, which involves getting the Override Pin.

This futuristic rifle has the Supernova mod, which creates a moving flare that burns everything it touches. Moreover, its basic shot, a crescent beam arc, can trigger an even bigger explosion.

Perhaps the only downside to getting this weapon is that the entirety of the N’erud biome becomes inaccessible due to storyline shenanigans. As such, you should only consider going for this once you’ve discovered everything in your playthrough (unless you want to reroll or try Adventure Mode).

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4. Sagittarius

The Sagittarius is a longbow, a reward for completing all puzzles in the Cathedral of Omens in Yaesha. You can hold the trigger button longer to charge your shot, making it more powerful.

However, its unique mod, Starfall, is what sets it apart. It shoots an arrow that spawns a portal, raining down star fragments in an area. If you can manage to get enemies grouped together, or if you’re fighting in cramped spaces, then the projectiles can make quick work of them.

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5. Chicago Typewriter

The Chicago Typewriter returns from the first game. This old-school Tommy Gun has a high rate of fire, and 80 bullets in the magazine, with an additional 240 to spare. Its classic high fire rate and ability to gun down enemies is just as good here, which is why it makes it into this list.

Our guide on how to open the Remnant 2 Ward 13 Portal will take you through how to get both the gun and the Leto Mark II Armor. Both of which can be added to your gear and loadout to craft a solid build.

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The Merciless can be seen

6. Merciless

The Merciless can be obtained from the Corrupted Ravager boss in Remnant 2 fight. Specifically, you need to let the Ravager eat the Doe before you kill it. Once the boss dies, you can exchange the material for this weapon.

Its flechettes cause bleeding damage if you continuously fire. Moreover, its unique mod, Bloodline, shoots a penetrating blast with a high critical hit chance. The projectile blasts also increase in damage the more enemies they pass through.

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The Crescent Moon can be seen

7. Crescent Moon

Few weapons are as deadly as the Crescent Moon. You can discover this if you hit Nimue with the Dreamcatcher while she’s sleeping, and you’ll be able to make use of its Moonlight Barrage mod.

While active, it improves your basic shots, charged shots, firing speed, and reload speed. Moreover, the enemies you hit will return the arrow, as well as restore a portion of your HP.

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The crossbow can be seen

8. Crossbow

An old fan favorite from the first game returns. The Crossbow doesn’t have a unique mod, but it still deals decent damage. It’s also fairly accurate and can hit targets at great distances.

It can be yours by solving the Imperial Gardens puzzle, which has a dial device akin to what you’d encounter in The Lament Remnant 2 puzzle.

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9. Alpha/Omega

Alpha/Omega might be one of the best weapons in Remnant 2, but it can only be acquired at the end of the game. Specifically, the material that you need, the Forgotten Memory, drops from the campaign’s final boss.

Alpha/Omega is a pulse rifle, though you need to hold down the trigger button to shoot a burst of five energy bolts (each hit also reduces the charge time). This armament’s unique mod, Beta Ray, pays the bills (pun intended), as it creates brands on your targets. Reloading or swapping weapons detonates said brands and any opponents that die also refund ammo and mod power.

Basically, your playstyle will involve applying brands to as many enemies as possible, reloading or switching weapons, watching those explosions, and getting a bit of mod power back so you can activate the ability once more.

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10. MP60-R

The MP60-R is a submachine gun, obtained once you’ve unlocked Ford’s Safe in Ward 13. The container gives you a key that opens a cargo room where you’ll find this SMG.

It’s one of the few full-auto “handguns” (i.e., sidearms/small arms). Just remember that its effective range and recoil mean that you need to be somewhat closer to your targets.

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11. Sorrow

The Sorrow is a hand crossbow. It can be yours if you pick up the Tear of Kaeula, coincidentally one of the best rings in the game since it adds +2 Relic charges. If you don’t like its effects, you can visit Meidra, an NPC in Yaesha – Dappled Glade to exchange the ring for the Sorrow.

Sorrow’s unique mod, Eulogy, allows you to recall bolts from the enemies that you just shot. This does extra damage, while also restoring HP and ammo reserves.

Remnant 2 best weapons: Remnant 2's Cube Gun, a firearm made of ancient grey stone with a small purple cube glowing on the barrel

12. Cube Gun

With unlimited ammo and a mod that gives you a spongy shield, you can see why the Cube Gun would be considered one of the best Remnant 2 weapons on its concept alone. This handgun fires literal cubes of energy, hitting for decent damage – especially at close range. While it can overheat, the cubes will zip straight back to you after hitting a target, meaning you will never run out of ammo. The defensive capabilities of this weapon are also very handy, as its Cube Shield will provide you with a damage-deflecting wall that can absorb up to 500 points of damage once you activate it.

To get the Cube Gun, take down the Labyrinth Sentinel boss, which will drop a Conflux Prism, one of the materials you need to craft the weapon. Once you’ve done that and also gathered seven Lumenite Crystals and 650 Scrap, go to McCabe, and you’ll be able to craft the Cube Gun with her.

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13. Enigma

We think that the Enigma is one of the best Remnant 2 weapons because of how it works. All you need to do is hold down the trigger, and it’ll cast a stream of electricity, frying nearby enemies. It’s great for robots, droids, and anything with a shield, too.

As for its unique mod, Chaos Driver, it allows you to create multiple rods on surfaces (i.e., the ground, walls, or enemies themselves). Tethered rods will then constantly shoot electricity. If you’ve played Destiny 2, then this is akin to having a temporary mini-Anarchy.

You can acquire the Enigma by heading to the shifting/changing portal in the Labyrinth. Wait for the destination to change to that of an empty sky, with a ledge further beyond. Pass through it as the view pans more to the right, and you’ll surprisingly fall just as a bridge begins to form. After eliminating a few enemies, you’ll find the Cipher Rod material, which lets you craft the Enigma.

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14. Meridian

The Meridian is both a handgun and a pocket grenade launcher, with explosives that can either bounce off surfaces or go boom with a direct hit. Oddly enough, the process to obtain it requires time to pass by: you need to wait for 90 minutes to elapse so that water fills up a secret room in the sewers.

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The Labrynth Staff can be seen

15. Labyrinth Staff

The Labyrinth Staff is found in, you guessed it, the Labyrinth zone. Specifically, you’ll need to reach the area with the Shifting Portal. To your left, you’ll be able to drop down a set of platforms. This leads to a battle against a miniboss called Bastion. The reward itself is in the same chamber.

While the Labyrinth Staff doesn’t have a unique mod, hits with this weapon restore extra mod power. Moreover, a charged attack does an AoE shockwave in a small area, generating even more mod power for you.

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16. Red Doe Staff

The Red Doe Staff can be crafted by using the Doe’s Antler. This can be yours if you choose to defeat the Corrupted Ravager boss (i.e., you did not kill the Doe). Its Lifeline effect causes your next charge attack to spawn a Spirit of the Doe, stampeding and bulldozing enemies in front of you, while also regenerating 10% HP for your team. If there’s one thing you’ll always need, it’s a bit of emergency healing.

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17. Atom Smasher

One of the Remnant 2 best weapons is the Atom Smasher, a future tech sledgehammer. It deals tremendous damage and has a fairly decent 11% stagger modifier. Additionally, its Accelerator mod increases the speed of all melee attacks once you do a charge attack.

The Atom Smasher can be found in Terminus Station. You’ll have to delve deeper into the facility until you reach its underbelly. There, you’ll need to complete the train encounter, which involves eliminating dozens of robots within the time limit.

Remnant 2 Best Weapons: The Assassin's Dagger can be seen

18. Assassin’s Dagger

The Assassin’s Dagger is for those who love to use bleed-focused builds, due to its Bloodthirst mod. To get it, you have to pick up the Assassin’s Dagger quest item, and then hand it over to Nimue to make the actual weapon. It’s just one of many secret Remnant 2 Nimue crafting items that you can discover in the game.


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19. Dreamcatcher

At a glance, you might not think much of the Dreamcatcher due to its low damage output and hokey Dreamwave mod. However, it’s actually one of the best Remnant 2 weapons. This is because it leads to many secrets, including the aforementioned Crescent Moon bow and the Invader class. Make sure you do at least one run that leads you to Morrow Sanatorium so you have a chance at obtaining it. You can learn more in our Nightweaver quest and boss guide.

That covers every one of the best Remnant 2 weapons and guns you should be using in your playthrough. Remnant 2 is one of the best co-op games of recent times, and its varied arsenal of exciting weapons as a big reasons why. For even more tips as you play, why not take a look at our Remnant 2 best class guide and more in our Remnant 2 walkthrough article?