The 5 Guns to Buy First in Battlefield: Hardline

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Battlefield: Hardline, the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise from publisher Electronic Arts has departed from many of the traditional game modes while still keeping the tight gun-play of its predecessors.

Unlike Battlefield 4, where players gradually unlocked guns, players earn cash in Hardline that they must use to purchase new weapons and upgrades to those weapons.

It might be easy to get enough cash to buy all the weapons if you play all-day everyday, but who has time for that?

Here are the five best weapons that you should buy first in Battlefield: Hardline if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

1. M416

The M416 can be used only on the Criminal team when you originally buy it for $43,800, but with an 850 RPM fire-rate, this assault rifle is worth it.

Great range and accuracy make this an all-around solid gun, and easily the best for the Operator class.

The M416 is also one of the easiest guns to unlock for use on the opposite team in Battlefield: Hardline. Thanks to its great stats, you'll be able to get the 1,250 kills needed to use it on the Cops easily.

2. SCAR-H

For those longer range gunfights in Battlefield: Hardline that don't happen too often, the SCAR-H is your best friend.

This battle rifle not only has the range to hit enemies from far away, but the damage to actually do something to them when you do hit them.

While this gun does not have a high rate of fire, it will do just fine in longer range fights. Up close, though, you'll want to be sure to switch to a pistol quickly, or you'll get over run by most other weapons in the game.

3. R700 LTR

Are you a fan of one-shot kills? They don't happen a lot in Battlefield: Hardline, but when they do, they are usually a result of a bullet flying from the barrel of a R700 LTR.

This Cop weapon has 100 damage and 100 accuracy, all at a whopping 90 range. Of course, the rate of fire suffers due to the bolt-action nature of the weapon, but that won't matter if you can place your shots and switch to a pistol quickly when there's an enemy up close.

4. K10

Coming in at just $33,000, this Cop gun for the Mechanic class is a relative steal for the amount of easy kills that you can get quickly.

This SMG, like many other SMGs in Battlefield: Hardline, favors the run-and-gun play style, and places less emphasis on aiming down sights (ADS) and more on hip-firing.

If you stick to small buildings and leverage the 1200 RPM fire-rate, you'll have no regrets on this purchase.

5. UMP-45

As much as SMGs in Hardline tend to depend on pure fire-rate, the UMP-45 does not. It mixes in some higher damage and accuracy with half the fire-rate of the previous weapon, providing a solid multi-use gun for just $10,200 on the Criminal side.

With the UMP, you'll be winning a lot of the in-between range gunfights, as you'll be beating out the pure SMGs with accuracy and the assault rifles with fire-rate.

And there you have it, the five guns that you should buy in Battlefield: Hardline first to get the most bang for your buck.

Think we missed one? Let us know in the comments!

Published Apr. 7th 2015

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