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Days Gone: Best Weapons

There are a lot of guns in Days Gone, ranging from fast SMGs to punchy shotguns. Here’s everything you need to know about the weapons in Days Gone.

Days Gone features huge swarms of fast, dangerous, and hungry Freakers. You’ll need a lot of firepower to take them on, especially in large number, so it’s great that Days Gone has a huge range of powerful weapons to choose from. There are SMGs, pistols, shotguns, and more, but which ones are worth your time? Well, in this Days Gone Weapons Guide, we’ll be taking a look at the best weapons in Days Gone. We’ll also breakdown the stats for every weapon going, and answer the question of whether or not you can store weapons in Days Gone.

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Best Weapons in Days Gone

While there's a lot of weapons in Days Gone, we consider the best to be any of these. If you should happen to be close to their location, they're definitely worth getting!

  • Chicago Chopper - you pick this SMG up from Wizard Island, and you absolutely should. This weapon can kill Freakers with a single shot, and holds up to 330 rounds.
  • .50 BFG - For taking down elite enemies like Breakers and Ragers, you’ll want to pack the BFG. It will one-shot most enemies, and will down more powerful ones in just three.
  • Drifter Crossbow - The crossbow is great for its emphasis on stealth. You can also recover some of the bolts you use, and can craft ammo while out in the Shit.

All Weapon Types

There are a bunch of weapons to choose from in Days Gone, and not all of them are worth your time and hard-earned Camp Credits. To help you decide, we’ve detailed all of the weapons in Days Gone in the following table. We’ll take a look at price, stats, and more. First, here's a list of the different weapon types in Days Gone.

  • Assault Rifles
  • SMGS
  • Shotguns
  • Crossbows
  • Pistols
  • Sawn-Off Shotguns
  • LMGs
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Melee

Days Gone: What Are the Best Guns Early On?

Knowing what the best weapons in Days Gone are is great and all, but you won’t have access to a lot of them right away. At the start of the game, you’ll need to make do with the lower-level vendors, though there are some ways to get ahead early on. We recommend picking up the following guns as soon as possible.

  • Stinger SMG
  • MWS
  • PPSH-41
  • Crossbow

Weapon Stats

To help you decide which Days Gone weapons you want to go for, we've included a comprehensive weapon stats table below. Weapons are ordered by tier, and include everything listed in the game.

WeaponsTierCostTypeDMGRangeACCRate of FireBullet PenStopping PowerMag
22 Repeater21000Rifle3993325
Stinger21000SMG298103230
SAP921000Sidearm39843212
M4022250Sniper3991771
M1431000Rifle49894510
SWAT 1031500SMG398103230
Lil' Stubby32000Sidearm6912325
SMP931250Sidearm298104230
C8 Rifle32250Sniper4994655
MWS31500Rifle39893235
RSF6033000Shotgun5912325
US55633750Rifle39993230
MG4532500LMG3108104355
M50 Reising42500Rifle39894215
Crowdbreaker42500Shotgun79123316
Talon 743750Sniper410104655
Combat Shotgun42500Shotgun6922329
PPSH-4142500SMG398103230
Chi Chopper43000SMG498103255
The Cowboy41000Rifle410103366
Nock Volley42500Shotgun91041381
Eliminator42500Sidearm4984339
RPD41500LMG397103365
Liberator53000Shotgun9938346
Big Game53750Rifle7101023410
PDW51250Sidearm3109510320
.50 BFG53000Sniper1010105101010

For more on Days Gone, be sure to head over to our Days Gone Guides Hub. It's where you'll find all of our Days Gone content, like Where to Get Fuel in Days Gone, How to Fast Travel in Days Gone, a look at NERO Checkpoints , a breakdown of how to Upgrade Your Bike in Days Gone. Also, there's our guide on How to Increase Trust Level at Camps in Days Gone. For a look at the Best Weapons in Days Gone, there's our Days Gone Weapons Guide. If you're looking to trigger the Days Gone Secret Ending, you'll need our guide on all of the Days Gone IPCA Locations.

Can You Store Weapons in Days Gone?

While out killing baddies in Days Gone’s huge open world, you’ll likely come across weapons that have been left behind or dropped. You can pick up these weapons, but can you store them in your Gun Locker? Well, the bad news is no, you cannot store weapons that you can find out in the open. You’ll need to own them first, so get saving up those camp credits.

Ah yes, the BFG. | Jake Green/USG, SIE Bend Studio/Sony

Days Gone Best Sidearm

You’ll likely learn to rely on your Primary and Special weapons in Days Gone. And while these will see you through most situations, you’ll need your sidearm in a pinch. Here’s the best sidearm in Days Gone:

  • PDW - The PDW is the most powerful sidearm in the game. It will one-shot Freakers, and humans too!

We're shooting off all manner of content here at USG! You can find Mike's review of Days Gone loaded up here, or check out his first impressions of the game here.

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