There's actually a ton of different weapons on offer in Metal Gear Survive, even if the vast majority of them do have to be crafted. In our Metal Gear Survive weapons guide, we'll be listing out each individual weapon item in the entire game, so you know which are the better items to try unlocking as soon as possible.
Metal Gear Survive Weapons
There are tons of different weapons options in Metal Gear Survive, each coming in different shapes and sizes. Firstly, you’ll note that you’ve got a total of four weapon slots to fill with your character, with two weapons on your back, and two on your hip. It’s up to you to decide which weapons to take out on any given mission with you, but note that weapons aren’t that easy to come across in Metal Gear Survive. As for the various weapons in Metal Gear Survive, you can find the complete weaponry list just below, divided up into appropriate categories:
Metal Gear Survive One-Handed Weapons:
- Survival Machete
- Rusty Machete
- Combat Machete
- Shock Rod
- Portable Shovel
One-handed weapons in Metal Gear Survive don’t excel at damage, and pale in comparison to both firearms and heavier two-handed weapons like the Bat. However they are useful for striking out with quick attacks, taking down single Wanderers or fending back a crowd of them with a swipe.
Metal Gear Survive Two-Handed Weapons:
- Battle Axe
- Heavy Bat
- Master Key
The two-handed weapons are obviously slower but more powerful than their one-handed counterparts, able to take out regular enemies with a few simple attacks. They aren’t the quickest weapons in the game, so you’ll need to be careful not to get caught out from behind when executing a chain attack.
Metal Gear Survive Thrusting Weapons:
- Survival Spear
- Pipe Spear
- Bayonet Spear
- Shock Spear
- Armor-Piercing Spear
- Drill Spear
The spears might lack attack power with each hit, but they’re ideal for keeping enemies at range, and they’re the weapons you’ll want to go to when you’re taking out Wanderers from behind fences.
Metal Gear Survive Heavy Weapons:
- Heavy Sledgehammer
- Blade Chopper
The slowest melee weapons in Metal Gear Survive are also the most powerful, able to consistently take out Wanderers with a single hit. They’re essential for crowd control, and they can even be used to remove armor from Armored Wanderer units.
Metal Gear Survive Bow Weapons:
- Survival Bow
- Composite Bow
- Recurve Bow
Bows are great for taking out single enemies from range. Every single Bow in Metal Gear Survive can work with three different arrow types for different effects: including Normal, Heavy, and Fire Arrows.
Metal Gear Survive Firearm Weapons:
- AM D114
- RASP TB-SG
- AM MRS-4
- Machine Gun
- S1000 EXT
- WU S362SB
Firearms are some of the most powerful, but rare weapons in Metal Gear Survive. They’re not easy to craft from the Weapons Workbench, and you’ll need to regularly keep them stocked with ammo that you’ve crafted, but they’re ideal for taking out Wanderers quickly.
Metal Gear Survive Throwing Weapons:
- Molotov Cocktail
- Chemical Light
- Strengthen Molotov Cocktail
Crafted from the Gadgets Workstation, you can cycle through these throwable items on the D-pad, using them to hinder and keep Wanderers at bay for a short amount of time.
These are all the different types of weapons you can obtain in Metal Gear Survive, and all outside the throwing weapons can be crafted straight from the Weapons Workbench. Head over to our Metal Gear Survive microtransactions guide for more, or our base building guide on how to upgrade your Base Camp.