Best Guns in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Here are the best guns to help you survive in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

It can be difficult for some players to determine which gun is the best gun in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, as there are many different weapons that spawn throughout the map. Since most encounters occur and medium to long range, a good weapon should be able to perform well at these distances. Sniper rifles and assault rifles are the best in this regard, but some are still better than others. This guide features several of the best guns in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to help players know what weapons to keep an eye out for. 

Best Guns in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

AWM Sniper Rifle

The AWM sniper rifle is likely the best gun in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, at least for ranged weapons. The AWM is the most powerful sniper rifle in the game, and can one-shot most enemies who aren’t wearing vests. This weapon also has the highest effective range in the game, making the AWM the best sniper rifle for long range combat.

Of course, there are a few caveats to finding such a powerful sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The AWM only uses .300 Magnum ammunition, and both the gun and its ammo are only found in crate spawns. If you come across this extremely rare sniper rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, quickly find a sufficient secondary weapon for close range combat and keep the AWM as your primary.

AKM Assault Rifle

While sniper rifles are certainly useful in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, assault rifles are the better alternative for players who want to be effective at medium to long range and who aren’t necessarily adept at sniping.

In terms of damage, the best assault rifle in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the AKM assault rifle. It has the highest power, damage, and stability ratings of the current assault rifles, and can be equipped with additional attachments to boost its effectiveness. The only real downside of the AKM is that it has the lowest fire rate of all the assault rifles. 

M16A4 Assault Rifle

If you’re willing to forego a bit of firepower for a better firing rate, then the M16A4 assault rifle is a decent alternative to the AKM. The M16A4 has comparable stats to that of the M416, but benefits from having the highest range and rate of fire of all the assault rifles. The M16A4 is a great middle of the road option that can be used effectively for both close-quarters and long range encounters.

Vector SMG

The KRISS Vector is relatively new to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, as it arrived as part of the one-month update back in April 2017. The Vector is considered to be the best submachine gun in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds due to its high power rating and impressive stability compared to the other SMGs.

Attaching a silencer to the Vector helps you maintain a low profile when shooting while also stabilizing the gun even more. The Vector SMG is a great choice if you need something effective at close to medium range in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. 

Now that you know which weapons are the best guns in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, make sure to hold onto these weapons if you find them in a loot crate or out in the field.  Let us know which guns are your favorite to use in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the comments below. 

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Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.


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