PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Best Guns in the Game

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Best Guns in the Game

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players jump out of a plane onto an island populated by 99 enemies that are out for blood. As players explore the island, they will come across a lot of weapons, but since they can only carry two primary weapons and one sidearm, some players may not know which loot to keep and which to leave behind. While some of it boils down to personal preference, we think we have narrowed down the best guns in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

The most common way players will survive in the mega popular PUBG is by acquiring a long-ranged weapon and waiting things out until the circle becomes small. At this point, players should hide and pick off enemies from a distance. This can be accomplished with sniper rifles, though keep in mind that some rifles in the game will need to be outfitted with a scope before they become especially useful.

Generally speaking, these are the three best guns players can find in PUBG:

  • M16
  • M24 Sniper
  • SCAR


If players come across a sniper rifle, they will definitely want to add it to their arsenal. Many of the strategies to win in PUBG revolve around playing the long-range game, and while some may prefer shotguns, trying to kill other players with shotguns leaves one open to taking serious damage themselves. Shotguns are very useful for close quarters combat inside houses, though, so they are most useful in the early stages of the match.

As for other weapons in the game, it’s generally a good idea to grab any grenades players come across, assuming one has a big enough backpack for them. Melee weapons are far less useful than guns, but they can come in handy in situations where both players are out of ammo and the fight devolves into a brawl. Any of the melee weapons in the game will do the trick.

One unique weapon players can collect in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the crossbow. The crossbow is almost always a one hit kill, but the problem with it is that it is difficult to actually hit anyone with it. Having said that, the crossbow can be a great weapon to sneak up on other players with, and having one handy isn’t the worst idea in the world, especially for those that are playing stealthily.

With these weapons in mind, players should be able to improve their performance in PUBG. However, as the developers continue to update the game on a regular basis, it’s possible that some of these weapons will receive balancing tweaks or new weapons will be added to the game, which could potentially change which guns are the best.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now for PC and on Xbox One through the Game Preview program.

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