Battlefield 2042 | Best PP-29 Loadout Attachments & Setup

Battlefield 2042 has finally launched. Now it's time to get into the details: what are the best weapons and what attachment setups do you want? Here's the best loadout for the PP-29.
Battlefield Weapons PP 29
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Battlefield 2042's PP-29 is a great little SMG that's more capable than other weapons in its class for drawn-out gunfights. Having 53 rounds in the magazine provides fantastic sustained fire, while its range gives you just enough to challenge people in the mid-range. Here's the complete setup guide for a PP-29.

To see how well the PP-29 places against other weapons, just check out our complete tier rating of every weapon in Battlefield.

Best Battlefield 2042 PP-29 Loadout

Best Attachments for the PP-29

In Battlefield 2042 you have the option to bring three attachments in each slot, you can effectively, therefore, bring three different builds for each weapon. And we're capitalizing on that by prepping this weapon with an all-around setup, a short-range setup, and a long-range build.

Best SetupBest Short-Range SetupBest Long-Range Setup
SightK8 Holo

K8 Holo

Ghost Hybrid 1.25-2.5X
AmmunitionStandard IssueStandard IssueHigh-Power
UnderbarrelRattlesnake Light GripLS-1 Laser SightLWG Grip
BarrelExtended BarrelWrapped SuppressorExtended Barrel

The PP-29 has 53 rounds in its iconic helical magazine, to begin with, and that's absolutely huge. Some of the best attachments we've found in Battlefield 2042 have been the high-capacity mags, so to get one for "free" is great. We can therefore take standard mags without incurring the usual handling penalty for taking extended ones. This affords us the luxury of having an extended barrel while remaining very mobile. As opposed to most of our other builds, we advise you to stick almost exclusively to the best setup and save the short and long-range setups for rare occasions.

You can see the effects of these three attachment setups beneath.

Attachment Effects on the PP-29

DefaultBest SetupBest Short-Range SetupBest Long-Range Setup

Firepower

3030 (0)25 (-5)30 (0)
Accuracy4050 (+10)50 (+10)55 (+15)
Range4249 (+7)42 (0)54 (+12)

Handling

6050 (-10)60 (0)48 (-12)

The PP-29 is certainly one of the more balanced SMGs stats-wise, in fact with our best setup it's range is almost approaching that of an assault rifle. Therefore, you should bear in mind that this SMG is more capable than you might expect in the mid-range, so don't be afraid to challenge fights that you would deem too far for the K30 or MP9.

Best Specialist, Secondary Weapon, Throwable & Gadget for the PP-29

Specialist: Webster Mackay

There's a reason this Specialist is so popular, he has unparalleled handling and in a close-range gunfight, you can capitalize on that to make the most out of SMGs. He's a perfect choice for the PP-29 therefore.

Secondary Weapon: MP28

As good as 53 rounds in the mag are, you'll still run out, and if you don't have support players nearby you won't get a refill. This is where the MP28 is perfect - unlike the other two sidearms it can take over as your primary weapon thanks to its versatile stat distribution.

Throwable: EMP

If you play with an SMG in Battlefield then you're going to be in the thick of the fight, and that means coming face-to-face with thanks. What the EMP allows you to do is disable those tanks and rotate into a different position. Perfect!

Gadget: IBA Armor Plate

IBA Armor Plates gets recommended a lot in Battlefield 2042 weapon guides, and while they aren't an original pick, they are usually the right gadget to go for. You can focus on your gunfighting, and enjoy the passive buff provided by IBA Armor Plate, everything a PP-29 users wants!

Well, there you have it, folks, the complete rundown of how to build the best attachment setup and loadout for the PP-29.