Best Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Battlefield 2042 Guns List

Best Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Battlefield 2042 Guns List
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


13th Oct 2021 15:00

The Battlefield 2042 weapons are extensive assortment of LMGs, SMGs, snipers and more, and will hopefully continue to grow as the game ventures into its post-launch content. Battlefield 2042 features a variety of weapons that diversify gameplay, comprising of new additions and some fan-favourites. For this guide we're going to get into all of the best Battlefield 2042 weapons that are currently in the game. 

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Best Battlefield 2042 Weapons: All The Guns

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The best Battlefield 2042 weapons are made up of a total of 23 weapons, spanning sidearms, SMGs, assault rifles, LMGs, marksman rifles, snipers and utility weapons or shotguns. These weapons are very gradually unlocked thanks to Battlefield 2042's levelling system. You'll need to get to level 60 to unlock every weapon, and each weapons needs on average 300-400 kills to unlock all attachments. 

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Assault Rifles

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Battlefield 2042 assault rifles (ARs) serve as great all-around starter weapons. The MCX Spear, known in-game as the M5A3, is a perfect example. This AR has a solid rate-of-fire, decent range, and easy to control recoil. Additionally, it can bounce between fully automatic and single-fire mode with the tap of a button. 

These Battlefield 2042 assault rifles are versatile and can be fitted with attachments to enhance their abilities in different combat scenarios. Below are all of the assault rifles that feature in Battlefield 2042 so far:

  • M5A3
  • AK-74
  • SFAR-M GL 
  • AC42

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: SMGs

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Players that like to get right up close into the action will gravitate toward the Battlefield 2042 SMGs. At launch, we have an exciting cast of SMGs featuring some of the more iconic gun models of the day and age. SMGs will likely be prominent in the Battlefield Portal which features more contained maps and modes. 

Below are all of the SMGs featured in the best Battlefield 2042 weapons so far:

  • PBX-45
  • PP-29
  • MP9
  • K30

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Marksman Rifles

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Not quite a sniper rifle, but not an assault rifle either, marksman rifles are a sort of hybrid weapon best fit for mid to long-range combat. DMRs are a great choice for players that want to be effective at range without the bulkiness of a sniper scope. DMRs are also much more viable close-range than their sniper rifle counterparts, in the best Battlefield 2042 weapons list. 

Below are all of the DMRs featured in Battlefield 2042 so far:

  • DM7
  • SVK
  • VCAR

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: LMGs

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Not traditionally a fan-favourite weapon class, LMGs serve their purpose in list of best Battlefield 2042 weapons. LMGs come equipped with high-capacity magazines and bullets that pack a punch. Paired with their high rates of fire, LMGs are deadly in the right hands. Battlefield LMGs are held back by their lack of mobility, long reload times, and somewhat difficult to control recoil, but they can rip at mid-range. 

The KAC LWAMG, also known in-game as the LCMG, is probably the best of the bunch. This gun was a force to be reckoned with in the Battlefield 2042 beta. And to top it all off, the KAC LWAMG can be fitted with anti-material rounds that allow the user to take down enemy vehicles with ease.

Below are all of the LMGs featured in Battlefield 2042 so far:

  • LCMG
  • PKP-BP

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Utility/Shotguns

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With the grand size of the Battlefield 2042 maps, shotguns are more of a niche weapon class. Shotgun users will struggle to close the distance on assault rifle, sniper rifle, and DMR users while SMGs and LMGs will also compete for dominance at close range. Shotguns are best fit for a run-and-gun playstyle or for camping objective points, and can also find a home in Battlefield Portal. 

Below are all of the shotguns currently usable in Battlefield 2042:

  • CMCS-880
  • GVT 45-70
  • 12M Auto

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Sniper Rifles

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The Battlefield franchise has always been a haven for snipers, and that won’t change in Battlefield 2042. At launch, The best Battlefield 2042 weapons feature a selection of three different bolt action sniper rifles to choose from. Snipers will be one-shot kills to the head and occasionally the torso area, while hits to limbs and extremities will leave your opponents standing upright. Sniper rifles are absolutely deadly in a marksman’s hands but they are a liability at close range.

Below are all of the bolt action sniper rifles featured in Battlefield 2042:

  • SWS-10
  • DXR-1
  • NTW-50

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Sidearms

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Everyone focuses on the primary weapons, but sidearms are the underrated element of the best Battlefield 2042 weapons. All three of the sidearms currently available are pistols. You'll never want to go into battle with one of these as your main weapon, but these Battlefield 2042 secondaries can be a great tool in sticky situations.

Below are all of the sidearms currently featured in Battlefield 2042:

  • G57
  • MP28
  • M44

Battlefield 2042 Weapons: Battlefield Portal

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One of the new exciting additions to Battlefield 2042 is Battlefield Portal. Battlefield Portal is a sandbox game creator where Battlefield 2042 players can build and create their own custom game modes using content from historic Battlefield titles.

Battlefield 2042 features a myriad of returning fan-favourite weapons for use in Battlefield Portal. This list includes:

Battlefield 1942

  • StG 44
  • K98
  • K98 Sniper 
  • No4 Sniper
  • M1 Garand
  • BAR 1918
  • P38
  • M1911
  • MP 40
  • Thompson

Battlefield Bad Company 2

  • AN-94
  • M16A2
  • XM8 Prototype
  • M416
  • G3
  • GOL Sniper Magnum 
  • M24 Sniper
  • M1 Garand
  • M60
  • Type 88 LMG 
  • XM8 LMG 
  • M1911
  • M93R
  • MP443
  • M0412 REX 
  • XM8 Compact 
  • AKS-74u
  • Thompson 
  • PP-2000
  • SPAS-12
  • Tracer Gun Dart

Battlefield 3

  • AN-94
  • M16A3
  • M416
  • SCAR-H
  • G3A3
  • M98B
  • A-91 
  • ACW-R
  • M39 EMR
  • SVD
  • MS40B
  • M60E4
  • Type 88 LMG
  • MP443
  • M93R
  • M1911
  • MP412 REX
  • AS Val
  • P90
  • PP-2000
  • AKS-74u
  • DAO-12
  • SPAS-12

That wraps up all of the best Battlefield 2042 weapons, and including Battlefield Portal, there are certainly a lot to work through. Have a look to see which of them pairs up well with operators like Battlefield 2042 Sundance and Battlefield 2042 Casper

Stay tuned here at GGRecon for Battlefield 2042 news, guides, features, and more.


Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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