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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Weapons Guide: The Lowdown on All PUBG Guns

Weapons are a core element of any shooter-style game. That rings true for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as well. With a wide variety of weapons ranging from powerful precision sniper rifles to a solid iron frying pan – PUBG’s selection of weapons is pretty impressive. In order to truly master the game, it’s vital that you learn about all of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons, their strengths and their weaknesses.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Weapons Guide

In this article, we’re going to talk about all of the available guns, blunt objects, and other weapons players have access to in PUBG. We’re going to tell you what all of the weapons are in the game, where they excel, where they fall short, and provide tips for using each one.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Weapons

Understanding both the advantages and pitfalls of each weapon in the game will not only help you decide which weapons are best suited for your individual play style, but also give you a better idea of how to counter enemies using them in each match.

PUBG Weapons List

First, let’s check out exactly what weapons are available in the game. The lists below provide a full account of every weapon in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, segmented into individual weapon categories.

Assault Rifles

Assault rifles are meant to be versatile guns that are ideal for close to mid-range engagements. Generally speaking, they’re fairly accurate, can hold a decent amount of ammo, and they have a higher firing rate than most DMRs and sniper rifles.

PUBG Assault Rifles

The assault rifles in the game include:

  • AKM
  • M16A4
  • M416
  • OTs-14 Groza
  • SCAR-L

These rifles are highly recommended for both beginners and seasoned players. They’re relatively easy to master, work well in many different scenarios, and are usually among the most popular weapon types in the entire game.

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As of right now there’s only one weapon that falls in this category, but we figured we’d give it its own section in our breakdown of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons because more could be added in future updates to the game.

PUBG Crossbow

Current bows include:

  • Crossbow

In most games, including PUBG, the primary advantage of using a bow is the stealth factor. The noise made by this weapon is minimal and isn’t as likely to alert nearby players to your presence as much as firing off shots from an actual gun would be.

Right now, it’s definitely not the most ideal weapon to have on-hand – especially if your enemy spots you first. It is, however, a fun weapon to use, but does require great aim to use effectively.

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Want something with a little more power and a lot of accuracy without having to actually snipe? That’s where a DMR (designated marksman rifle) comes quite handy. These rifles pack serious punch, are incredibly accurate, and are great for taking out opponents at mid to medium-long range.

The DMRs featured in PUBG include:

  • SKS

We fully expect additional DMRs to make their way into the game in the future.


Prefer to engage enemies in short range firefights? Then you may want to try out one of the SMGs in the game. These are some of the core PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons that aren’t quite as powerful as assault rifles, but can spray lead at a faster rate, decimating opponents in range.


The SMGs in PUBG include:

  • Micro Uzi
  • Tommy Gun
  • UMP9
  • Vector

It’s important to note that these guns are ideal for close-range, but not necessarily in-your-face encounters. If another player rounds a corner with a shotgun, for example, they can quickly blow you away before you get many bullets from your SMG out of the magazine.


Up next in our PUBG weapons guide are the notorious shotguns. These are close-quarters weapons that deal significant damage across short distances. They lack in range – severely – so it is unwise to engage opponents at mid or long range with them, but up close they are the ultimate method of a swift, merciless kill.

The shotgun-style weapons in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are:

  • S12K
  • S1897
  • S686

These guns are incredibly potent when things get up-close-and-personal. Most of the shotguns are capable of a one or two-shot kill in intimate settings. As of right now, all of the shotgun models in PUBG are 12-gauges, but we could see other variations appear later on.


Next up are the sniper rifles. These are long-range weapons capable of dealing significant damage, are deadly precise, and their damage falloff extends for quite a bit.

PUBG Sniper Rifles

The following sniper rifles are available in PUBG:

  • AWM
  • Karabiner 98 Kurz
  • M24
  • VSS Vintorez

Snipers are excellent for camping out in fields under the cover of trees, bushes, and other obstacles that the player can peek over or around. You’ll definitely want to make sure you’re a superb marksman when using these weapons, though. One misplaced shot can alert the enemy to your location and bring on a world of hurt.

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The last of the core gun-style weapons in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are the light machine guns (LMGs). These guns pump out lead faster than assault rifles and deal a moderate amount of damage, but don’t have as great of range or accuracy as assault rifles.

The LMGs in PUBG include:

  • M249

LMGs have a rather large ammo capacity, but they burn through the ammunition fairly quickly. Both their increased firing rate and their low accuracy cause the player to expend bullets at a fast rate of speed with, in many cases, very little payoff.

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Melee Weapons

Melee weapons in PUBG are often considered the most useless of the bunch. They are mostly ineffective because you literally have to be in your opponents face or against their back to make use of them. These weapons are just a slight step up from using your bare fists.

PUBG Melee Weapons

PUBG’s array of melee weapons include:

  • Crowbar
  • Machete
  • Pan
  • Sickle

Melee-style weaponry is meant to be utilized as a last resort when you either have no other weapon or you’ve run out of ammunition. If you do manage to get within range of your opponent, they can be effective if you can land your hits – otherwise, however, they mostly lead to certain death when engaging opponents with guns of any sort.


A step above melee weapons and using your fists are pistols. These are mostly intended to be used as secondary sidearms, but, if need be, they can be utilized as a primary means of defense as well.

PUBG Pistols

The available pistols in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds include:

  • P1911
  • P92
  • R1895

Again, pistols are designed to be used as a secondary or last-resort form of weaponry, but if you’ve got excellent aim and your opponent is weak or has awful aim pistols can be effective in combat.


Grenades are fairly effective explosive devices or serve the purpose of providing cover or momentarily disorienting your opponent. The explosive type deal a fair amount of damage, allowing the player to utilize them as a means of quickly eating away at enemy health or cleaning up a kill that has run behind cover after being wounded.

These are the grenades available in PUBG:

  • Frag Grenade
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Smoke Grenade
  • Stun Grenade

Both the frag grenade and molotov cocktail serve as damage-dealing items while the smoke and stun grenades are intended to provide cover or disrupt your opponent for a brief amount of time.

Weapon Attachments

Most of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons also have attachments that can be scavenged and added to the weapon for enhanced capabilities.

PUBG Weapon Attachments

Attachments are categorized as such:

  • Muzzle Mods
  • Grips
  • Stocks
  • Magazines
  • Bullet Loops
  • Sights

Muzzle Mods

Available muzzle mods in PUBG include:

  • Choke (for S1897 and S686)
  • Compensator for Automatic Rifle
  • Compensator for Sniper Rifle
  • Flash Hider for Automatic Rifle
  • Flash Hider for SMG
  • Flash Hider for Sniper Rifle
  • Suppressor for Automatic Rifle
  • Suppressor for Pistol
  • Suppressor for SMG
  • Suppressor for Sniper Rifle

Compensators are perhaps the most useful as they provide a reduction in weapon recoil. The suppressor is also quite handy due to its ability to reduce the sound caused by firing shots.


Grip attachments are another piece of equipment designed to reduce weapon recoil.

The following grips are available in-game:

  • Angled Foregrip
  • Foregrip for Crossbow
  • Vertical Foregrip

The Angled Foregrip can only be used on the M416, SCAR-L, and UMP9.

The crossbow foregrip, obviously, can only be used on the crossbow.

The Vertical Foregrip is able to be attached to the M416, SCAR-L, UMP9, and the KRISS Vector.


Next up for the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapon attachments are the stocks. These somewhat reduce recoil, but generally just help improve accuracy and reduce gun sway.

The stocks in the game include:

  • Cheek Pad for Sniper Rifle
  • Stock for Micro UZI
  • Tactical Stock

The first two are fairly self explanatory. The Tactical Stock, however, fits the M416 and the Vector.


Magazine-based attachments are mostly for increasing the ammo capacity of certain PUBG weapons. Variations, however, can increase draw speed, improve ammo capacity, or even do both.

Magazine attachments include:

  • Extended Mag Drum
  • Extended Mag for Automatic Rifle
  • Extended Mag for Pistol
  • Extended Mag for SMG
  • Extended Mag for Sniper Rifle
  • Quickdraw Mag for Automatic Rifle
  • Quickdraw Mag for Crossbow
  • Quickdraw Mag for Pistol
  • Quickdraw Mag for SMG
  • Quickdraw Mag for Sniper Rifle
  • Extended Quickdraw Mag for Automatic Rifle
  • Extended Quickdraw Mag for Pistol
  • Extended Quickdraw Mag for SMG
  • Extended Quickdraw Mag for Sniper Rifle

Perhaps the only one that needs explanation is the drum. This is a special attachment specifically for the Tommy Gun.

Bullet Loops

Bullet loop attachments are for the most classical-style PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons. Their effects vary a bit depending on what weapon they equip to.

Loops in the game include:

  • Bullet Loops for Kar98k
  • Bullet Loops for S1897 and S686

The Kar98k loop reduces reload time and improves the base spread. The loops for the S1897 and the S686, on the other hand, provide more ammo and faster draw speeds.


Sights are intended to help better focus your fire whether it be iron sights of the stock weapon or magnified optics that allow the player to see better at range.

Weapon sights available in PUBG include:

  • 15x PM II Scope
  • 2x Aimpoint Scope
  • 4x ACOG Scope
  • 8x CQBSS Scope
  • Holographic Sight
  • Red Dot Sight

Each sight is able to be equipped to a specific set of weapons in the game.


Last, but certainly not least, to conclude our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons guide, let’s talk about ammunition. Attachments fall into several different categories based on what part of the weapon they are equipped to.

All gun-style weapons obviously need ammo to be utilized.

Ammunition types in PUBG include:

  • .300 Magnum Ammo (for the AWM)
  • .45 ACP Ammo (for the P1911, Tommy Gun, and KRISS Vector)
  • 12 Gauge Ammo (for the S1897, S686, and S12K)
  • 5.56mm Ammo (for the M164A, M249, M416, and SCAR-L)
  • 7.62mm Ammo (for the AKM, Kar98k, M24, R1895, SKS, and OTs-14 Groza)
  • 9mm Ammo (for the Micro UZI, P92, UMP9, and VSS)
  • Bolts (for the Crossbow)

Ammunition is commonly found on the floors within buildings.

That wraps up our guide to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapons for now. We’ll be posting about our preferred PUBG loadouts, tips and tricks for each weapon, and more in the near future.

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