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The 7 best weapons in Back 4 Blood

Pinpointing the best weapon within each archetype.

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Back 4 Blood has many weapons spread across seven different weapon types: Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Sidearms, and Melee.

Here’s a look at the best gun from each weapon type in Back 4 Blood.

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Assault Rifle

Ranch Rifle

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The Ranch Rifle might not have the fastest rate of fire, but it packs a punch and can help you to satisfyingly defeat even the toughest Ridden.

Light Machine Gun

RPK

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WB Games

The RPK strikes an ideal balance between its rate of fire, power, and recoil to make it a reliable weapon in almost any sticky situation.

Submachine Gun

UMP 45

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WB Games

The UMP is very accurate and has low recoil for a Submachine Gun, but it still has all of the weapon type’s greatest strengths.

Shotgun

Super 90

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WB Games

The Super 90 balances the expected strength of a shotgun with a fast rate of fire to create a shotgun that’s nearly as effective as a Machine Gun or Assault Rifle.

Pistol

Desert Eagle

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The Desert Eagle is your best sidearm choice in Back 4 Blood because it’s the strongest of the pistols. It’s a backup weapon, but it’s no slouch.

Sniper Rifle

M1A

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While it doesn’t deal as much damage as other Sniper Rifles, the M1A’s fast rate of fire ensures that snipers like Jim can actually make a difference in a fight.

Melee Weapon

Machete

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The Machete’s attack is a wide sweep instead of an overhead swing. This means you can hit multiple zombies at once without using much stamina.

Back 4 Blood is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.