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How to Pick the Best Weapon for Every Situation

A guide to all the weapons in PUBG, including gun stats, strengths, and weaknesses.

Last updated September 14 2017

Assault Rifles

AKM

Base Damage
48
High
Shots to Kill
3/4/5
per vest level
RPS
10
Slow
Ammo
30 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon AKM

The Good:
High damage. Hits incredibly hard at close to mid-range.

The Bad:
Hard to hit shots at range. Slow reload speed and fire rate.

Special Notes:
Lead your shots at range to compensate for the AKM's low bullet velocity!

M16A4

Base Damage
41
High
Shots to Kill
4/5/6
per vest level
RPS
13
Fast
Ammo
30 (5.56mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Burst
In-game image of PUBG Weapon M16A4

The Good:
Very accurate. Good for controlled distance shooting in single-fire.

The Bad:
Recoil may make burst-fire at range difficult.

Special Notes:
The gun has the highest muzzle velocity of any Assault Rifle!

SCAR-L

Base Damage
41
High
Shots to Kill
4/5/6
per vest level
RPS
10
Slow
Ammo
30 (5.56mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon SCAR-L

The Good:
Smooth handling and decent damage. The all-around workhorse.

The Bad:
Slow full-auto firing mode. Don't spray and pray.

Special Notes:
The gun can take a variety of attachments, so pick and choose what works for you!

M416

Base Damage
41
High
Shots to Kill
4/5/6
per vest level
RPS
12
Medium
Ammo
30 (5.56mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon M416

The Good:
Very accurate. Even better with a full set of attachments.

The Bad:
Lowest in-class impact power. Enemies won't flinch as much when hit.

Special Notes:
The Tactical Stock attachment significantly reduces your recoil, so keep your eyes open for one!

Groza

Base Damage
48
High
Shots to Kill
3/4/5
per vest level
RPS
12.5
Fast
Ammo
30 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Airdrop Crate Weapon Groza.

The Good:
High damage with a decent fire rate. You'll melt people.

The Bad:
Low Muzzle Velocity. Lead your shots at range!

Special Notes:
Airdrop Only!

Submachine Guns

Micro-UZI

Base Damage
23
Lowest
Shots to Kill
6/7/9
per vest level
RPS
21
Fastest
Ammo
25 (9mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Micro-UZI

The Good:
Fastest-firing gun in the game. Make it rain!

The Bad:
Weakest base damage of all primary weapons. Better hit all your shots!

Special Notes:
Slap on a Micro-UZI stock to reduce the gun's recoil!

UMP

Base Damage
35
High
Shots to Kill
5/5/7
per vest level
RPS
11
Slow
Ammo
30 (9mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Burst / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon UMP

The Good:
High damage. Very manageable recoil.

The Bad:
Slow muzzle velocity significantly hurts the gun's performance at range.

Special Notes:
Great in the early game against players with low-level Armor!

Vector

Base Damage
31
Medium
Shots to Kill
5/6/6
per vest level
RPS
18
Fast
Ammo
13 (.45 ACP)
Firing Modes
Single / Burst / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Vector

The Good:
Incredibly fast fire rate and decent damage.

The Bad:
Very low base magazine size (13 rounds).

Special Notes:
The Vector can also utilize a Tactical Stock, so keep your eyes open for one!

Tommy Gun

Base Damage
38
High
Shots to Kill
4/5/6
per vest level
RPS
12
Slow
Ammo
30 (.45 ACP)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Tommy Gun

The Good:
Highest damage in SMG Class.

The Bad:
No option to add optics.

Special Notes:
You get to look like a Prohibition-era gangster.

Sniper Rifles

VSS

Base Damage
38
Lowest
Shots to Kill
5/5/7
per vest level
RPS
12
Fastest
Ammo
10 (9mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon VSS

The Good:
Already comes with a built-in Suppressor and Scope.

The Bad:
Incredibly low damage. Easy to drain magazine (10) in full-auto.

Special Notes:
You can go full-auto with it! Great for when you get caught off-guard in close quarters!

Mini-14

Base Damage
44
Low
Shots to Kill
4/4/6
per vest level
RPS
10
Fast
Ammo
20 (5.56mm)
Firing Modes
Single

The Good:
Very fast and accurate. Highest muzzle velocity and magazine size in class.

The Bad:
Low damage and impact power. Requires many body shots to kill.

Special Notes:
Its 20-round magazine and low recoil make sustained fire a viable option.

SKS

Base Damage
55
Medium
Shots to Kill
3/4/5
per vest level
RPS
11
Fast
Ammo
10 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon SKS

The Good:
Great customization options. Gun can take a bunch of attachments.

The Bad:
Spamming shots send the recoil out of control.

Special Notes:
Aim for the head with your first shot, and look to clean up with body shots!

Mk14 EBR

Base Damage
60
Medium
Shots to Kill
3/3/4
per vest level
RPS
11
Fast
Ammo
10 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Mk14

The Good:
Good damage. Full-auto capability. Going prone deploys the built-in bipod and increases your accuracy!

The Bad:
Heavy recoil when full-auto.

Special Notes:
Airdrop Crate Only!

Kar98k

Base Damage
72
High
Shots to Kill
2/3/4
per vest level
RPS
.5
Slow
Ammo
5 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Kar98k

The Good:
One headshot instantly kills anyone without a Level 3 Helmet!

The Bad:
Slow fire rate and low ammo capacity makes missed shots very punishing.

Special Notes:
Hold Shift to hold your breath while scoped in to increase your accuracy!

M24

Base Damage
84
High
Shots to Kill
2/2/3
per vest level
RPS
.5
Slow
Ammo
5 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon M24

The Good:
Very high damage and impact power. When you hit someone, they'll really feel it.

The Bad:
Slow fire rate and low ammo capacity makes missed shots very punishing.

Special Notes:
Airdrop Crate Only!

AWM

Base Damage
132
Highest
Shots to Kill
2/2/2
per vest level
RPS
.5
Slow
Ammo
5 (.300 Magnum)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon AWM

The Good:
Highest damage gun in the game. Will ALWAYS kill with a single headshot.

The Bad:
Uses .300 Magnum ammo only found in Airdrop Crates.

Special Notes:
Airdrop Crate Only!

Pistols

P92

Base Damage
29
Low
Shots to Kill
5/6/8
per vest level
RPS
7.4
Slow
Ammo
15 (9mm)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon P92

The Good:
Super common to find.

The Bad:
Very low damage.

Special Notes:
Save for emergencies only!

P1911

Base Damage
35
Medium
Shots to Kill
5/5/6
per vest level
RPS
9
Medium
Ammo
7 (.45 ACP)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon P1911

The Good:
Good damage. Great against unarmored players.

The Bad:
Low base magazine size (7).

Special Notes:
Throw a Red Dot on it and go for headshots!

R1895

Base Damage
46
Highest
Shots to Kill
3/4/5
per vest level
RPS
2.5
Slowest
Ammo
7 (7.62mm)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon R1895

The Good:
Highest Damage Pistol.

The Bad:
VERY SLOW reload speed.

Special Notes:
Just one headshot will kill an enemy without a helmet.

P18C

Base Damage
19
Lowest
Shots to Kill
8/9/12
per vest level
RPS
17
Fastest
Ammo
17 (9mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon P18C

The Good:
Very fast fire rate. Only pistol with full-auto capabilities.

The Bad:
Hard to find. Easy to drain the magazine with uncontrolled fire.

Special Notes:
An Extended Quickdraw Pistol Magazine is the P18C's best friend.

Shotguns

S686 Double-Barreled Shotgun

Base Damage
25x9
Highest
Shots to Kill
1/1/1
per vest level
RPS
5
Medium
Ammo
2 (12 Gauge)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon S686 Double-Barreled Shotgun

The Good:
Best range and fire rate of all shotguns.

The Bad:
You've only got two shots. Don't miss.

Special Notes:
Throw on a Shotgun Choke for increased range!

S1897 Pump Shotgun

Base Damage
25x9
Highest
Shots to Kill
1/1/1
per vest level
RPS
1.3
Slowest
Ammo
5 (12 Gauge)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon S1897 Pump Shotgun

The Good:
High damage. Five-round capacity offers flexibility.

The Bad:
Slow to cycle rounds. Take your time with each shot!

Special Notes:
Shotgun Bullet Loops increase your reload speed!

S12K

Base Damage
22x9
Highest
Shots to Kill
1/1/1
per vest level
RPS
7.4
Fastest
Ammo
5 (12 Gauge)
Firing Modes
Single
In-game image of PUBG Weapon S12 Auto Shotgun

The Good:
High damage, semi-automatic shotgun.

The Bad:
Lowest range of all shotguns.

Special Notes:
The gun takes the same magazine attachments as Assault Rifles. Slap on an Extended Magazine if you can!

Special

M249

Base Damage
44
High
Shots to Kill
4/5/6
per vest level
RPS
13
Medium
Ammo
100 (5.56mm)
Firing Modes
Single / Full Auto
In-game image of PUBG Weapon M249 Light Machine Gun

The Good:
HUGE ammo capacity. Built-in bipod auto-deploys when prone.

The Bad:
Recoil heavy when not prone.

Special Notes:
Airdrop Crate Only!

Crossbow

Base Damage
105
Highest
Shots to Kill
2/3/4
per vest level
RPS
Single Shot
N/A
Ammo
1 (Bolt)
Firing Modes
Single Shot
In-game image of PUBG Weapon Crossbow

Good luck, Legolas.

Melee

For the truly desperate players (or montage hunters).

Machete

In-game image of PUBG Melee Weapon Machete

Super popular in sugar cane harvests and lakeside horror plots.

Crowbar

In-game image of PUBG Melee Weapon Crowbar

Step 1: Swing.

Step 2: Repeat.

It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to use one of these.

Pan

In-game image of best item in PUBG the pan

The Pan is actually the strongest melee weapon in PUBG and, when equipped, offers the benefit of shielding your character’s lower back from bullets! If you run with it in-hand, it will actually block shots from the right that may have otherwise hit your head. Perfect for frying up chicken dinners!


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