The Best Sidearms In Battlefield 2042

Using the strongest weapons can give you a huge advantage in Battlefield 2042; the balance is far from perfect right now...So make sure you don't get caught out picking trash! Here's a complete ranking of every sidearm.

Tier Ranking Every Sidearm in Battlefield 2042
It's time to answer the most important question in shooters - what's the best gun? | © EA

Battlefield 2042 has a lot of depth and diversity in its gameplay but there's always going to be one question that, when you get down to it, is first on every gamer's mind: what's the best weapon? What weapon should you put the time into leveling? Don't worry we're the same. And that's why we've broken down the best weapons in the game in our complete guide to the BF2042 meta. But in this article, we're going to go on a deep dive, and rank every sidearm in Battlefield 2042. Enjoy!

What Are The Best Sidearms In Battlefield 2042?

3. M44

Battlefield Weapons M44
A bit silly in a modern military context, but it's a good laugh. | © EA

The M44 is good fun but it isn't very competitive. It's slow and limited by only six rounds. If you've damaged someone and need to switch to your secondary while in close-range then the M44 can get the job done, but it can't be relied upon as your primary if you run out of ammo. That said, we're sure it will still be popular because it just looks so damn cool.

2. G57

Battlefield Weapons G57
Simple, but it gets the job done. | © EA

The G57 can keep you alive when you're primary weapon is out of ammo, especially with burst fire. It doesn't hit hard but it has solid enough accuracy and will shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger. It just misses out on the number one spot because it really is quite weak, so you'll need to be hitting chest or head to win gunfights against undamaged opponents.

1. MP28

Battlefield Weapons MP28
Such a cool sidearm. | © EA

The MP28 is peak tacticool. But it isn't the best sidearm for that reason, no, it's in first place on our rundown of sidearms because the MP28 has fantastically well-balanced stats. Of all the sidearms the MP28 is most capable of standing on its own two feet as a primary weapon. The range and accuracy make for a very controllable sidearm that feels like a miniature VCAR, and the firepower produces consistency in TTK that the other two sidearms lack.

Battlefield 2042 Sidearm Stats Comparison





That's it for our roundup of the best sidearms in Battlefield 2042. We're pretty sure that balance will improve, but as we said at the start, picking the right weapons is crucial to success right now. There are some real duds and there are some broken beauties. Hopefully, we've helped you pick the latter. Good luck out there!