11 Best Weapons in The Division 2

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Tom Clancy's: The Division 2 is finally out and, aside from a plethora of other loot, there are a lot of guns to collect. 

Of course, you can pick weapons up in The Dark Zone, too, fighting other players for various weapons and gear. In general, the gameplay component and the mechanics of The Division 2 are not much different from those in the first game.

Right now, there are over 70 variants of weapons in the game, but if you never played the first Division, it might be hard to tell which ones are the best.

So we're here to help with our selection of the best weapons you can currently get in The Divsion 2.

Weapon: AK-M

The Kalashnikov is a staple AR in many shooters, including The Division 2. It has rather hefty recoil, which can be annoying at times, but the amount of damage it deals totally compensates for this little nuisance.

To get the most out of this gun, shoot the AK-M in short bursts so that it doesn't stray away from its target too much. As one of the best guns in the game, it can kill your opponent in short order. 

The black market version of AK-M can be modified with a long, underbarrell rail and a 7.62 muzzle, but if you get the classic variant, it's going to do the job just as well.

Weapon: AUG A3 Para XS

What sets the A3 SMG apart from other, similar weapons is its prolonged barrel. This feature makes the weapon very accurate, which is exactly what many machine guns lack.

The A3 also has the highest rate of damage among all SMGs in the game. However, keep in mind its magazine slot needs to be upgraded as it's rather limited in the vanilla version.

Taking all of this into consideration, the AUG A3 is one of the best options for both PvP and PvE in The Division 2. Everything from DPS to RPM is very well balanced here, and the gun works in various scenarios very well.


Weapon: Classic M60

LMGs are without a doubt the most versatile and effective weapons in The Division 2. The classic variant of M60 is probably the best LMG you can currently get.

Many players may skip on an LMG as their main weapon due to a very long reload time, which at times can take 5-6s. That is a lot, especially when you're in the middle of a shootout.

But M60 has an advantage over the rest of the LMGs in the game due to its huge magazine capacity and sheer damage power. This means that you will kill a lot more enemies with it and reload a lot less.

Weapon: Military Mk17

Although Mk17 is categorized as a standard rifle in The Division 2, many players simply call it the "Cannon". It has a rather low firerate, but the damage output is so high that you don't need to shoot too fast, really.

Another cool feature of Mk17 is almost a complete lack of recoil, which makes it very accurate by definition. On top of that, this weapon doesn't care about the range. It takes care of targets at close, mid, and long ranges equally effectively.

So, if you're looking for a precise weapon with high DPS, then military variant of Mk17 would be an excellent choice.


Weapon: FAMAS 2010

The legendary FAMAS or Bullfrog is a cult weapon at this point, and an obvious choice for many The Division 2 players. This assault rifle has the highest fire rate amongst all weapons in the game, which equals extremely high damage output.

However, FAMAS is not the best choice for long range shooting. In case your gameplan includes sniping enemies from afar, there are better weapons for that kind of purpose.

But if you do enjoy shooting opponents in the face at close range, there is no better option for that in the game right now.

Weapon: Black Market T821

The Italian UZI, as it is known among veteran players, is the epitome of fun. If you're not too interested in getting FAMAS, but you still want a weapon with a high fire rate, then this is an excellent alternative.

Although T821 has a lower fire rate than FAMAS, this seeming disadvantage actually adds up to its accuracy. It also has a much faster reload time of only 1.9s, which is essential for a close range combat.

The only actual drawback here is that you will need to supply it with a lot of ammo, since those rounds sink really fast.


Weapon: M249 B

This light machine gun is very similar in stats to M60, but it loses in terms of stability a little bit. This means that your first few shots may miss the desired target. But as soon as you're firing on all cylinders, M249 B will get better and better.

This is a typical trait of heavy weapons that tend to stabilize the longer you shoot. But besides that it is a great alternative to M60 in case you can't find a better option in The Division 2.

Weapon: Classic M1A

Sniper rifles are just as important here as any other weapon. The M1A rifle is considered by most to be the best sniper rifle in the game.

Of course, you will need to find a scope for it and maybe even a bigger magazine to make it so much more effective. But this high-end sniper rifle has a huge damage output and a really high fire rate for a rifle of this type.

But the best part is the hit range that reaches up to 60-70m and beyond, which is incredible. If you like to take out your enemies from afar, then this would be the best choice for you.


Weapon: Double Barrel Shotgun

Usually shotguns are not necessarily the most sought out weapons in the game, but picking up the DBS isn't such a bad idea if you're looking for a sheer power.

Just look at that damage stat and imagine what it does to enemy players in close range. You guessed it - it absolutely devastates them.

Of course, you can't use it effectively against a group of enemies but if you're having a hard time dealing with one or two opponents in a closed environment, then a shotgun will serve you the best.

Weapon: M870 Express

Here is the classic police and military shogun M870. It's not as powerful as DBS, but it has a bigger magazine tube.

The real reason why you would want to look out for M870 instead of DBS is that you can actually modify M870 with attachments that will eventually make it a more exciting weapon than it is, while DBS can't be modified at all.

If you like to give your weapons a bit of boost in terms of accuracy and fire rate, then M870 with a couple of attachments would be the best choice for your shotgun slot.

Weapon: Classic M44 Carbine

The last good weapon in The Division 2 is another sniper rifle with an insane damage output. However, with each consecutive shot the fire rate, which isn't high to begin with, decreases even further.

This means that you have to be very precise with your shots and try to kill enemies with single headshots. This, of course, requires a lot of practice and patience.

As usual, you can attach optics and improved muzzle to M44 and make it a truly serious weapon.


Which of these weapons excite you the most? Share your opinion in the comments section below, and be sure to come back soon for more guides for The Division 2 on GameSkinny.

Published Mar. 19th 2019


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.


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