Saints Row‘s collection of weapons is bigger than ever before in the reboot, and there is a bigger variety of weapons for you to use across categories. But, what are some of the best weapons in Saints Row?
This guide will give you recommendations for some of those strongest guns and weapons that can really make light work of your foes. Really you will want to have at least one or two of these in your arsenal at all times to bring an end to the Los Panteros, Idols, Police, or Marshall troops quickly.
This guide on the Saints Row best weapons featured at least one gun in each category so you can build a perfect arsenal of weapons before you head out for a fight.
Saints Row best weapons and guns
Here are our seven choices for the best weapons in Saints Row:
AR-55 Burst Rifle – best rifle
The AR-55 is an incredible accurate weapon in Saints Row and can be your go-to for almost any combat scenario. It is capable at close range with its deadly bursts and from a distance can be used to pick-off enemies who are sniping at you from afar.
With some nice upgrades and the signature ability allowing you to do more damage to vehicles and dynamic objects, it is the most reliable weapon in the game.
TEK Z-10 SMG – best SMG
SMGs have a lot of downsides in Saints Row, as they always have in the franchise. But, the TEK Z-10 SMG is the most accurate of the easy-to-grab SMGs in the game. It is great up close when you are in amongst a large group of enemies and its accurate aiming can drop targets quickly.
With significant upgrades available to its power, its signature ability can also cause bleed and stun enemies. Who wouldn’t want that?
MDI-50 Tac Shotgun – best shotgun
Shotguns are a bit of a personal preference in this latest version of Saints Row. But, we found the MDI-50 Tac Shotgun to be by far the easiest to use due to its fast fire rate.
That fast fire rate can drop enemies with just one or two headshots and its signature ability pairs nicely with the TEK Z-10 as it can stun and electrify targets.
AT Rocket Launcher – best big gun
When it comes to big guns in Saints Row, there’s only one weapon you really need to worry about. That weapon is the AT Rocket Launcher.
This behemoth is packed with a magazine of four rockets and can take out some vehicles in just one or two hits. The upgrades for it, which allow you to control a rocket’s flight are also invaluable, especially if you want to destroy a car from a distance or a helicopter or Marshall jet.
TOGO-13 Sniper Rifle – best Special weapon
The special weapons in Saints Row are very situational. And, you won’t ever be relying on them. But, when you need it, the TOGO-13 Sniper Rifle is the better of the options.
This pairs along nicely with the rifle recommendation above and help you cover the longer distances in a firefight. Nice, snappy lock-on aiming also gives this weapon a boost to your arsenal. Its signature ability will give you more ammo when you land headshots which is super useful as special ammo is rare on the Santo Ileso streets.
KA-1 Kobra Pistol – best pistol
The best pistol in the game is actually the one you get right from the beginning. With fast reloads and snappy aiming it is a trusty reliable backup. It might not do the best damage but upgrades can help with that.
Its signature ability is also a great way to keep yourself stocked up on ammo for it as a headshot will automatically refill the magazine.
Smelterville Slugger – best melee weapon
Finally, what would a Saints Row game be without a melee weapon? And, while, there might not be a penetrator, the Smelterville Slugger is a great part of your arsenal.
Melee weapons aren’t the most useful in this reboot, but the ability to fling people into the air once the Slugger’s signature ability is unlocked is nice.
These choices are still early picks for the best weapons in the game as we are still making our way through and discovering everything in Santo Ileso. But, we will update this article in the coming days if any of our recommendations change.
That covers all of our recommendations for the best weapons in Saints Row. If you want some other guides to create a perfect build for your boss, check out our best skills guide and best vehicles guide which are in our detailed Saints Row walkthrough.