PUBG weapons guide

All PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds weapons and their stats.

Now that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to the family of Xbox One consoles, players will need to know the stats of every single gun in PUBG. When you first start playing, you will just want to know the basics of PUBG, but as you get better, you’ll want to learn about a weapon’s bullet velocity and average damage before armor calculations.

PUBG Weapons Guide

There are a lot of different weapons in PUBG, and while some of them can only be found in supply crates (obviously these are rare and incredibly powerful weapons), most are found around the island of Erangel in reasonable quantities. Below are the stats of every weapon currently available in the game.

Damage numbers are based on the amount of damage dealt to an unprotected torso. If you manage to hit an enemy’s head, you will deal roughly twice as much damage. The bullet velocity is, as the name suggests, the speed at which the bullet travels after leaving the barrel. A gun that has a faster bullet velocity requires less “leading” of a target when shooting at range.

Assault Rifles

The Groza is one of the newest additions to the Assault Rifle line-up, and can only be found in a crate.
The Groza is one of the newest additions to the Assault Rifle line-up, and can only be found in a crate.

Assault Rifles will be your bread and butter for your entire PUBG career. These offer excellent damage, high rates of fire, long-range accuracy, and a high ammo capacity. Typically, an AR will be your primary weapon followed by another powerful weapons, such as an SMG or Sniper Rifle.

Assault Rifles Ammo Damage Bullet Velocity Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
M416 5.56 41 880 30 High Single/Auto Normal Drop 5
M16A4 5.56 41 900 30 High Single/Burst Normal Drop 3
SCAR-L 5.56 41 870 30 High Single/Auto Normal Drop 4
AKM 7.62 48 715 30 Mid Single/Auto Normal Drop 3
Groza 7.62 48 715 30 High Single/Burst/Auto Supply Crate Only 3

Sniper Rifles

While it might not be the most powerful, the VSS is the quietest sniper rifle, and it comes with its own scope.
While it might not be the most powerful, the VSS is the quietest sniper rifle, and it comes with its own scope.

Sniper Rifles are hard to find, but if you do manage to find them, it can be difficult finding attachments. However, if you manage to find a sniper rifle and deck it out with attachments, you’re in for a good time.

Sniper Rifles Ammo Damage Bullet Velocity Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
SKS 7.62 55 800 10 Mid Single Normal Drop 5
Karabiner 98 Kurz 7.62 72 760 5 Very Low Single Both 3
M24 7.62 84 790 5 Very Low Single Supply Crate Only 4
Mk14 EBR 7.62 60 853 10 Low Single/Auto Supply Crate Only 4
VSS Vintorez 9mm 38 330 10 Low Single/Auto Normal Drop 2
AWM .300 Magnum 132 910 5 Very Low Single Supply Crate Only 4
Mini 14 5.56 44 900 20 Mid Single Normal Drop 3

Shotguns

Rarely will you use a shotgun past the first few moments of a battle. While they are extremely powerful at close range, the PUBG average combat range might as well be represented by a bell curve, with “extreme close range” being the tapered ends. However, my personal favorite is the S686, as it might as well be considered a “sniper” – when aimed correctly (and when used with a choke), it can easily hit people at 10+ meters.

Shotguns Ammo Damage Effective Range Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
S686 12 Gauge 25 Very Low 2 Very Low Single Normal Drop 2
S1897 12 Gauge 25 Very Low 5 Very Low Single Normal Drop 2
S12K 12 Gauge 22 Very Low 5 Very Low Single Normal Drop 3

SMGs

If you can get a fully kitted-out Vector, you'll be laughing if you get into close-range fights.
If you can get a fully kitted-out Vector, you'll be laughing if you get into close-range fights.

Submachine Guns offer excellent rate of fires and decent damage. If you can’t get your hands on a sniper rifle or a DMR, SMGs are an excellent alternative. It can help to keep your AR on “single fire” while your SMG is on "full-auto", that way all combat ranges are covered.

SMGs Ammo Damage Effective Range Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
Micro Uzi 9mm 23 Low 25 High Auto Normal Drop 3
UMP9 9mm 35 Low 30 High Single/Burst/Auto Normal Drop 4
Vector .45 ACP 31 Low 13 High Single/Burst/Auto Normal Drop 5
Tommy Gun .45 ACP 38 Mid 100 Very High Single/Auto Normal Drop 3

Pistols

The Glock might not deal the most damage, but it can fire in full-auto, making it a bit of a
The Glock might not deal the most damage, but it can fire in full-auto, making it a bit of a "pocket uzi".

The more you play PUBG, the less likely you are to even pick up a pistol. They can be excellent for finishing off an enemy or early-game fights, but more often than not, the ammo will take up precious space.

Pistols Ammo Damage Effective Range Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
R1895 7.62 46 Mid 7 Very Low Single Normal Drop 1
P92 9mm 29 Low 15 Mid Single Normal Drop 3
P1911 .45 ACP 35 Low 7 Low Single Normal Drop 3
P18C 9mm 19 Very Low 17 High Single/Auto Normal Drop 3

Misc

Crossbows might as well not be in the game and the M249 is only available in supply crates, making it a rare pickup. However, if you do get your hands on an M249, prepare to unleash a torrent of bullets on your enemies. If you brave the Crossbow, be prepared for its sharp bolt drop, but if you do get a solid headshot, the enemy will go down fast.

Misc Ammo Damage Effective Range Clip/Mag Firing Rate Firing Modes Locations Found Attachments
Crossbow Bolt 105 Low 1 Very Low Single Normal Drop 2
M249 5.56 44 High 100 High Auto Supply Crate Only 1

As new weapons are introduced to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, we’ll be sure to update our guide so you can stay up to date on what guns excel at different tasks!

Sam Chandler is the Australian piece of the AllGamers puzzle. Out of all his gaming-related passions, collecting N64 games, speedrunning, and Souls games rank among the most important. You can reach Sam through Twitter, @SamuelChandler, or through his email, sam.chandler@allgamers.com, at any time of the day or night on either side of the globe.

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