Best Weapon in Battlefield 2042: SMG, Assault, Marksman, Utility

What's your favorite weapon in the new Battlefield?

November 21, 2021

What is the best weapon in Battlefield 2042? We have some nominees here from each major category.

Battlefield 2042 is finally here and players are excited for the next level of chaotic warfare in a modern setting, which has not been around in the series since Battlefield Hardline.

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Unlike the previous entries, Battlefield 2042 doesn’t feature too many options for each category of weapons, however, you will still need to reach level 60 to be able to use all guns in the game. Overall, there are 22 guns in Battlefield 2042 at launch.

Here, we will guide you through all the best weapons in each category, including best SMG, best Assault, and best Sniper Rifle.

Battlefield 2042 | Hazard Zone Official Trailer

Battlefield 2042 | Hazard Zone Official Trailer

Best Weapons in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 features weapons in seven distinct categories, and here, we will introduce four of the best weapons in the game in four different categories.

Best SMG


Let’s just call PP-29 the meta weapon in Battlefield 2042. Minor vertical and horizontal recoils, combined with a high rate of fire and significant damage have made PP-29 an over-powered weapon in Battlefield 2042, which is on the edge of getting nerfed by the developers.

Use a 1.5x sight and an Arcom Tactical Muzzle Brake to tweak your aiming and recoil.

Best Assault


This is a temporary choice. To be honest, SFAR-M GL is a better Assault Rifle than M5A3, however, some technical issues at the moment in the game make M5A3 the best AR.

The problem with SFAR-M GL is that the bloom after firing the weapon is too big that almost blocks the player’s sight on enemies – when using ADS – and makes it difficult to get kills.

On the other hand, M5A3 is also an accurate AR with an acceptable amount of recoil, magazine capacity, and fire rate.

Best Marksman


This Russian marksman rifle is a perfect choice for long-range and medium-range battles with great accuracy and a high damage rate. Two bullets are enough for every enemy force on your sight to fall dead.

Probably the only thing that limits the power of SVK is its 5-round magazine.

Best Utility

GVT 45-70

GVT 45-70 is something between a shotgun and an old-school rifle. While the weapon is super effective from close range, it’s a great choice for accurate long-range shooting as well. Of course, you might get a better result with SVK for long-range, but still, GVT 45-70 could be an ideal option for any type of combat.

Best Weapon Overall in Battlefield 2042


As mentioned earlier, PP-29 is the meta weapon in Battlefield 2042 and it puts you at a clear advantage against any weapon other than snipers. However, a possible nerf in the future for this weapon will probably change the equation for the best weapon.

But don’t worry about that, as we will update this post with every new update that hits the game.

Battlefield 2042 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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