When it comes to weapons, Deathloop takes a unique approach. Rather than having dozens of different weapons, Bethesda’s latest IP opts for varying mods for a select few. With a few special weapons to unlock and a streamlined tier system, finding the best weapons in Deathloop won’t take long.
We’ve broken down each class of weapons and detailed the modded versions you should be using. Keep in mind, the weapons mentioned below are assuming you’ve found the rare versions.
The best overall weapon in Deathloop
A silenced Tribunal is, without a doubt, the best weapon in Deathloop. We played the entire game like James Bond wielding the golden gun when we had the right Trinkets. However, finding a Tribunal with the Suppressor perk will require a bit of luck. As soon as you find the silenced Tribunal, infuse it, and you’ll never have to worry about which gun to use again. However, this is only true if you have the best Trinkets. So, what are the best Trinkets to run for the Tribunal that has been silenced?
- Straight Shooter: Accuracy of aimed shots is greatly increased across the board.
- Lighting Strike: The distance over which your weapon does full damage is greatly increased.
- Sure Shot: Greatly increases the range at which this weapon is accurate.
With a silenced Tribunal, the best Slabs in Deathloop, and the right Character Trinkets, you can tear through every Visionary in one clip.
The best LMG in Deathloop
Now that we’ve finished gushing about the Tribunal, it’s time to focus on the Pepper Mill. It’s all about finding the right mods for these weapons once again. When it comes to the MG-1 Pepper Mill, Zero In and Open Wounds are the best mods available. With continued firing, Zero In reduces your bullet spread. Zero In keeps Colt on target, especially when tracking Julianna across the rooftops, because the Pepper Mill isn’t very accurate with sustained fire.
For a variety of reasons, Open Wounds works against normal NPCs. Colt wants to stay in constant motion, avoiding incoming fire with his Shift Slab and general acrobatic abilities. Once you’ve shot an enemy, Open Wounds inflicts a bleed debuff and deals damage over time.
Of course, Deathloop doesn’t lend itself to all-out gunfights with NPCs. With a heavy focus on the “silent assassin” mechanic, tearing through Blackreef with an LMG feels counterintuitive to the game design.
The best shotgun in Deathloop
In Deathloop, Charlie Montegue drops the best shotgun. We’re not talking about Charlie’s sadistic game in Karl’s Bay, where you can get the Heritage Gun. It’s the Strelak 50-50 we’re talking about. The base range of this full-auto shotgun is incredible, and it gets even better when you equip the Lighting Strike Trinket. Players of Call of Duty: Warzone will recall how powerful the Streetsweeper shotgun was. That level of OP is the Strelak 50-50. Finally, it fires two shots in rapid succession. Yes, this passive perk will deplete your ammo, but with so many munition boxes and vendors on Blackreef, you shouldn’t run out of ammo too frequently.
Mod-wise, we aren’t too concerned with finding the “right mod” for the Strelak 50-50. Instead, let’s focus on the best Trinkets for Charlie’s shotgun.
- Speedloader: Reload Speed is greatly increased. (As close to an instant reload as you’re going to get.)
- Hipster: Shots from the hip have minimal spread.
- Lighting Strike: Because we’re banking on increased damage range.
These Trinkets, paired with the Strelak’s base stats, make it the best close-midrange weapon in the game. Juliana will never stand a chance.
The best SMGs in Deathloop
We’ve chosen two weapons to receive the “best SMG in Deathloop” award. The first goes to Frank’s favourite weapon, Constancy Automatic, which we’ll call legendary tier. Even though it’s a legendary weapon, different versions can still be found. All you have to do is repeatedly locate and kill Frank in his Fristad Rock nightclub. Constancy always comes with the same main buff, which allows you to reload and shoot at the same time.
The best version of Constancy we’ve found (shown above) includes the Feedback Loop buff, which stacks damage when shots are landed. We combined it with the Hailfire Trinket to boost the rate of fire of a gun that already fires at a high rate. This Constancy rips through everything it comes across, including Julianna.The best version of Constancy we’ve found (shown above) includes the Feedback Loop buff, which stacks damage when shots are landed. We combined it with the Hailfire Trinket to boost the rate of fire of a gun that already fires at a high rate. This Constancy rips through everything it comes across, including Julianna.
You’ve probably developed a special relationship with the LIMP-10. The rusty version has been with you from the moment you woke up on that beach all those loops ago. So what’s the best LIMP-10 in Deathloop?
You can get your hands on one that is silent. You’ll have to rely on luck to find it, though. To create the ultimate silent assassin, equip your silenced LIMP-10 with the same Trinkets as your silenced Tribunal. The Hailfire Trinket can also be used to turn your LIMP-10 into a stealthy laser beam. After opening the secret service tunnel door connecting Hangar 1 and Hangar 2 in Karl’s Bay, we were able to locate this LIMP-10. In that room, there will always be a rare LIMP-10. It’ll only take a few times of rinsing and repeating to find the silent one.
When Aleksis Dorsey is killed, he always drops two LIMP-10s, making him a good source for LIMP-10 farming. We’ve discovered LIMPs with vampire mods on their bodies, which, when dual-wielded, keep Colt alive in the face of a barrage of bullets.
Best rifle in Deathloop
Everyone in Deathloop wants to get their hands on the Sepulchra Breteira sniper rifle, let’s face it. (We, too, have no idea how to say it.) So, let’s discuss how to locate the sniper and why you should always keep it on your back. In the afternoon, travel to Updaam. A grumpy Eternalist will complain about having to work late after spending too much time gift wrapping a present for Colt. Outside of Dorsey Manor, that Eternalist is hiding in the sniper nest.
To take them out before the ambush, face the present then:
- Turn around and look up. You’ll see an open window.
- Toss a grenade through the window and then Shift up to it once it blows up.
- Take out the remaining enemies and claim the sniper. You can repeat this as many times as you’d like to find different mods for the sniper.
So, why should you keep a sniper on your back at all times? Julianna is much easier to spot with the scope. You won’t be sniping Eternalists for anything other than fun, and the best way to use the sniper rifle is to defend yourself against your assassin rival.