Wondering which ship weapons are the best in Everspace 2? These are our picks, plus a full list of the weapons in the game.

Everspace 2 Ship Weapons Guide and Full List

Wondering which ship weapons are the best in Everspace 2? These are our picks, plus a full list of the weapons in the game.

Everspace 2 has a slew of ship weapons that you can use to destroy countless enemies in the void of space. Some tend to be more effective in certain situations, while others aren’t so useful. You have to make sure that you’ve got the right loadout. This Everspace 2 focuses on the best ones to give you the best chance at survival and provides a full list if you’re looking for something different. 

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The Best Ship Weapons in Everspace 2

Technically, there are no “best Everspace 2 ship weapons” since each type has a particular function that should serve you well in dogfights. As such, we suggest bringing different kinds so you can swap when necessary. However, here are some good picks based on general scenarios: 

  • Scatter Gun: This weapon is great for close-range dogfights. 
  • Beam Laser: Best for medium-range engagements. 
  • Rail Gun: Perfect for hitting distance ships before they can engage you. 

Everspace 2 is an RPG looter-shooter. That means the higher your level, the better the chance of acquiring items of higher rarity.

Craftable weapons have the following rarities:

  • Common (white)
  • Uncommon (green)
  • Rare (blue)
  • Superior (pink).

A higher rarity means better stats and additional passive boons. For example, superior items have three perks.

Primary weapons are those with unlimited ammo, but they require a bit of energy. Secondary weapons have limited projectiles/charges and are to be used sparingly. These, as well as consumables, are equipped via the Inventory menu.

Weapons can drop from enemy ships that you destroy, be picked up from containers that you can loot, or crafted via the menu if you have the required materials.

Armaments can be given a Catalyst, which provides additional boosts, though replacing one with another will cause the previous Catalyst to be destroyed. 

Related: The Best Ships in Everspace 2

Complete List of Everspace 2 Ship Weapons

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Here’s a complete list of all the primary and secondary weapons in Everspace 2, including their basic effects and potencies to help you decide on the fly which is best for the current situation or mission. 

Primary Ship Weapons

  • Pulse Laser: Energy-based weapon that rips apart shields.
  • Beam Laser: Fires a high-intensity beam; no tracking needed.
  • Rail Gun: Requires a full charge-up before firing; great for hitting distant enemies.
  • Autocannon: Rapid-fire weapon that shreds through armor.
  • Scatter Gun: A slow-firing projectile launcher that’s effective at close range.
  • Blaster: Has quick-firing projectiles for close-range dogfights and larger targets.
  • Thermo Gun: Long-ranged beam that burns through energy.
  • Flak: Deals kinetic splash damage to multiple enemies.
  • Gauss Cannon: High damage potential as it ramps up in both fire rate and spread the longer you shoot.
  • Coil Gun: Shoots projectiles via a mass driver; has decent range and damage but uses up energy faster.

Secondary Ship Weapons

  • Homing Missiles: Lock on to track a target; deals kinetic damage.
  • EMP Missiles: Lock on to track a target; disables the ship temporarily and deals minor energy damage.
  • Shieldbreaker Missiles: Deals extra damage to shields.
  • Armorbreaker Missiles: Deals extra damage to armor.
  • Destabilizer Missiles: Makes the target more susceptible to kinetic and energy damage.
  • Web Missiles: Temporarily impairs a target’s movement.
  • Corrosion Missiles: Disintegrates armor and hulls over time.
  • Cruise Missiles: Radar-guided warhead used against long-range targets.
  • Rockets: High-capacity projectile launcher that doesn’t require lock-on functions.
  • Mines: High-yield explosives used for crowd control; can be grappled and thrown.
  • Corrosion Mines: Leaves behind a debilitating cloud in an area that corrodes the armor and hull of a ship that passes through it.
  • Web Mines: Discharges a substance that can impair the movement of ships that pass through the area.

Those are the best ship weapons in Everspace 2, as well as a complete rundown of all the death dealers in the game. Check out our best ship devices guide next or the best hero perks for Adam. Several options are related to your damage output, which should synergize well with your picks here.

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