Deathloop: Best Guns to Have in Your Loadout, Everywhere Guns Ranked

Whether you’re starting a new loop or just want to be careful about which guns you pick-up, here’s the ranking of the best guns in Deathloop.


Deathloop is often a brutal game, and even if you’ve managed to collect some guns through some strategic runs, you could still lose them all with a bit of bad luck early on – or even just through progression at times.

So, the guns that you add to your Loadout or pick-up in Blackreef need to be of use immediately, and unless you absolutely have to trade, it’s best to stick to the best guns in Deathloop.


Here are all of the Deathloop guns that you can find just about everywhere ranked, as well as an ideal build for a gun Loadout of these easy-to-find weapons.

8. LIMP-10

Symbol: Sub-Machine Gun
Handling:
Single-Handed, Dual Wield Compatible
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Small Calibre
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 20/50

The starter gun for a reason: the LIMP-10 sprays bullets loudly, dealing relatively small amounts of damage, and recoils too much for it to be overly reliable.

Once upgraded or found at a higher rarity, the LIMP-10 is most effective as a dual-wield weapon alongside another LIMP-10. This way, the rate of fire of two helps to negate the inaccuracy and low damage output of just one of these sub-machine guns.


7. MG-1 ‘Pepper Mill’

Symbol: Rifle
Handling:
Two-Handed
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Small Calibre
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 40/50

With better accuracy and more punch than the LIMP-10, the MG-1 ‘Pepper Mill’ offers an upgrade if you want a more rapid-fire weapon, but it comes at a cost. With the MG-1, you can’t dual wield or keep the Hackamajig or a Strelak Sapper Charge handy.

Aiming down the sights is certainly the way to go with the MG-1 ‘Pepper Mill,’ but don’t expect it to be a one-shot kill every time – unless you get a headshot from medium-to-close range. It’s a fair corridor clearer, but base models do have a tendency to jam at the worst times.


6. Vopat Trencher

Symbol: Shotgun
Handling:
Two-Handed
Base Jamming Tendency: Never
Ammo: Shells
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 5/20

In close combat, everyone wants a shotgun to hand, and the Vopat Trencher certainly packs a punch. Its rate of fire and magazine size can hold you back from going on a total rampage, but it’s certainly a good fallback gun if you find yourself cornered.

Naturally, the best aspect about the Vopat Trencher is that it won’t let you down in the worst situations, having a jamming tendency of ‘Never.’ Still, it’s very loud, so it’s not the kind of gun that you’ll want as your default while trying to get from A to B.

5. PT-6 ‘Spiker’

Symbol: Handgun
Handling:
Single-Handed, Dual Wield Compatible
Base Jamming Tendency: Never
Ammo: Nails
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 12/15

All of the guns in Deathloop have their uses, but the only benefit of using the PT-6 ‘Spiker’ is that it will never jam and that it’s silent. Naturally, it helps for sneaking, but your aim has to be exemplary while you’re getting into the game, at which point, you can usually get away with a hit-and-run Machete approach.

Using nails as its ammunition makes it a bit of a pain to restock at times, and unless you land a critical headshot, it’s unlikely that you’ll only need to pull the trigger once for the ‘Spiker’ to defeat a foe.

As with all Deathloop guns, the PT-6 can be found in its improved form further into the game, but even then, it’s not the weapon of choice when you need to start shooting the most. So, if used strategically, it’s a great aid to a sneaky build, but it needs to be swapped out when the bullets start coming your way.

4. Tribunàl

Symbol: Handgun
Handling:
Single-Handed, Dual Wield Compatible
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Small Calibre
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 8/50

With a good aim and over short to medium-long distances, the Tribunàl can be a one-shot kill handgun. It has a decent magazine capacity and a great rate of fire when you need to quickly empty the clip when cornered.

It’s certainly not the strongest of the handguns in Deathloop, so the noise that it makes when firing needs to be worth it if you’ve crept your way into a busy area. Still, hitting from the shoulders and up will often result in a kill, and if not, you can just keep hitting the fire button to clear a lane.

3. Strelak 50-50

Symbol: Rifle
Handling:
Two-Handed
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Shells
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 20/20

A monstrous weapon that fires huge shells to achieve kill shots – even if they hit a leg in many instances – the Strelak 50-50 might just be the most powerful gun in Deathloop.

While it could be seen as a benefit, given that you don’t want to be wasting ammunition too often in Deathloop, the Strelak 50-50 is far from being a rapid-fire machine gun.

Strangely enough, for such a high-powered weapon, it’s the sights of the Strelak 50-50 that make it so useful. Perhaps the easiest to use of the base everywhere weapons, you can all but guarantee an accurate shot, with almost any bullet that lands resulting in a kill.

2. The Fourpounder

Symbol: Handgun
Handling:
Single-Handed, Dual Wield Compatible
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Large Calibre
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 7/25

If you need a gun that’s single-handed, has a decent rate of fire, and doesn’t entirely require you to land critical hits, The Fourpounder is the best Deathloop gun for you.

Firing large calibre rounds, The Fourpounder can be quickly switched to and shot off-the-cuff to defeat a foe: as long as it hits above the waist, this handgun will usually result in a one-shot kill and works from a decent range.

1. Rapiér

Symbol: Rifle
Handling:
Two-Handed
Base Jamming Tendency: Frequent
Ammo: Large Calibre
Base Magazine Size & Capacity: 1/25

A gun to fear in the hands of the enemy, but a superbly effective weapon to have while scouting out an area, the Rapiér can strongly be argued as the best – or at least, the most effective – gun in Deathloop.

It boasts tremendous range, with its sights offering just enough for you to nail headshots from great height and distance. As the Deathloop mechanic for enemy line of sight is exemplary, the Rapíer gives you a tremendous advantage, especially when approaching from above.

The only setback of the Rapíer is that it’ll sometimes stop reloading midway, and a jam takes a while to sort out. However, as it’s best used from range, you’ll usually have enough time to get the next bullet loaded before enemies have a chance to close in on you. 

The images above are of the base guns, with a couple of exceptions, but for our playthrough, these rankings stand true as you find the higher-quality versions, too.

Best gun build Loadout in Deathloop

  • Rapiér
  • Strelak 50-50
  • PT-6 ‘Spiker’

While these three don’t adhere to the above rankings exactly, they make for a solid Deathloop build. Sneaking is essential in Deathloop, and even though the PT-6 isn’t great as a weapon, it can certainly prolong spells of going undetected.

In some situations, when you have the high ground, setting up behind a barrier and picking off enemies can be a very effective strategy. So, having the best gun in Deathloop, the Rapiér, at your disposal is a must.

When you’re up against it or find yourself caught off-guard by a swarm of Eternalists, particularly in a space with a clear line of sight, the Strelak 50-50 can be your saviour. Most people would turn to a shotgun in these instances, but the additional range and clip offered by this gun gives it a bit more utility.

Naturally, the very best guns in the game are the unique weapons found along the story, but for picking up guns while out in a district, use the rankings above to know which ones add to your Loadout.

What’s your gun of choice in Deathloop? Let us know in the comments section below.


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