You're going to be coming up against beasts of all shapes and sizes in the apocalypse of Far Cry New Dawn, so come prepared. In our Far Cry New Dawn weapons guide, we'll be providing you with a list of the best weapons in Far Cry New Dawn, so your weapons always pack a punch against even the strongest opponents.
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Far Cry New Dawn Guns
The weapons in Far Cry New Dawn are split into four rankings: Rank 1, 2, 3 and Elite. You won’t have access to Elite weapons until you’ve reached later on in the game, but with some careful planning, you can have a pretty good loadout relatively early on. Let’s take a look at the weapons of Far Cry New Dawn.
Far Cry New Dawn Weapons List
To help you plan out your arsenal, we’ve listed all of the weapons you can get in Far Cry New Dawn below. We’ve broken them up by weapon rank, as you’ll likely want to have a good range of different killing machines.
Far Cry New Dawn Rank 1 Weapons
|Rusty .44 Magnum||Handgun||100||290||6|
|Rusty AR-C||Assault Rifle||38||900||30|
|Rusty SVD||Sniper Rifle||85||280||5|
|Rusty M60||Light Machine Gun||40||526||50|
|Rusty RPG-7||Rocket Launcher||300||10||1|
|Saw Launcher V.0||Sawlauncher||200||82||1|
Far Cry New Dawn Rank 2 Weapons
|"Space Force" Vector.45 ACP||SMG||58||1200||40|
|Makeshift M133 MS||Shotgun||273||180||9|
|"Retro Sci-Fi" M133 M||Shotgun||273||180||9|
|"Sin Eater" D2||Shotgun||615||180||2|
|Makeshift 45/70-T||Assault Rifle - Stealth||200||180||4|
|Makeshift AK-47||Assault Rifle||67||600||40|
|Makeshift 308 Carbine||Sniper Rifle||250||165||5|
|"Claymore" SVD||Sniper Rifle||200||280||5|
|"Hurk's Wrath M249||LMG||60||800||160|
|Makeshift RAT4||Rocket Launcher||500||10||1|
|"Blast-Off" RAT4||Rocket Launcher||700||10||1|
|Chosen Bow||Bow - Stealth||400||60||1|
|Makeshift Slingshot||Slingshot - Stealth||400||60||1|
|Saw Launcher V.1||Sawlauncher - Stealth||400||82||1|
Far Cry New Dawn Rank 3 Weapons
|"Guerilla-Gear" .44 Magnum||Hangun||325||290||6|
|Optimized Vector.45 ACP||SMG||75||1200||40|
|Optimized MP5SD||SMG - Stealth||125||810||24|
|Optimized MS16||Assault Rifle - Stealth||250||650||15|
|Optimized AKMS||Assault Rifle||100||600||40|
|Optimized MBP .50||Sniper Rifle - Stealth||400||165||10|
|"Gardener's Fury" M249||LMG||85||800||160|
|Optimized RAT4||Rocket Launcher||700||10||1|
|Optimized Recurve Bow||Bow -Stealth||800||60||1|
|Saw Launcher V.2||Sawlauncher||800||82||9|
Far Cry New Dawn Epic Weapons
The very best weapons in Far Cry New Dawn are Epic Weapons. You’ll need to level up your Weapons Bench in order to be able to craft them. This will take a lot of Ethanol, so to learn the best ways to make Ethanol fast in Far Cry New dawn, head over to our Far Cry New Dawn Ethanol Guide. In the meantime, take a look at all of the Epic Weapons you can get in Far Cry New Dawn:
|"It's A Tarp" P08||Handgun - Stealth||265||370||10|
|"Blood Dragon" A.J.M.9||Handgun||135||1050||18|
|"X-Mas TAPE" A-99||Handgun - Stealth||135||850||30|
|"Belt It Out" BZ19||SMG||100||700||84|
|"Spraypaint and Pray" SPAS-12||Shotgun - Stealth||398||240||9|
|"Such a Boar" D2||Shotgun||945||180||2|
|"Blissful Agony" D2||Shotgun||945||180||2|
|"Rock-Paper-Scissors" AR-C||Assault Rifle||155||900||30|
|"The Works" BP-2||Assault Rifle - Stealth||140||800||40|
|"Giant Tool" M-16||Assault Rifle||100||900||30|
|"Radiation-Pink" AK-MS||Assault Rifle||155||600||40|
|"Length Of Pipe" SA-50||Sniper Rifle - Stealth||800||180||10|
|"Space Force" SA-50||Sniper Rifle - Stealth||800||180||10|
|"Guerilla-Gear" MBP .50||Sniper Rifle - Stealth||800||165||10|
|"Bison Burger" M-79||Launcher||700||30||1|
|"Color Spray" M-79||Launcher||700||30||1|
|"Lucky Shot" Compound Bow||Bow - Stealth||1200||60||1|
|"Blood Dragon" Recurve Bow||Bow - Stealth||1200||60||1|
Far Cry New Dawn Best Weapons
You’ll want to go into each battle with the best loadout possible, especially some of the final boss battles. To help you out, we’ve collected a list of all the very best weapons in Far Cry New Dawn.
- Lucky Shot Compound Bow - For our money, this is the very best weapon in Far Cry New Dawn. It can one shot up to Rank 3 anywhere on the body, two shots for Epic enemies. It can be upgraded too, and is completely silent.
- Giant Tool M16 - If it’s an assault rifle you’re after, go for the M16. It has very low recoil, a great scope, and a screwdriver on the end. This final point, in particular, allows you to finish off enemies with ease.
- Bison Burger M79 - You’ll need a launcher with you at all times in Far Cry New Dawn, particularly for when reinforcements are called in. This one is unstoppable, able to tear through even the most armored of vehicles like soft cheese.
- Guerilla Gear BP .50 - This silenced sniper rifle packs a real punch, and allows you to decimate an outpost from afar.
How to Upgrade Weapons in Far Cry New Dawn
Once you’ve purchased an Epic weapon in Far Cry New Dawn, you can upgrade it further at the weapons bench. You’ll need extra materials to do so, but you’ll increase the damage of it each time. For example, upgrading the Lucky Shot Bow adds 5 percent damage per upgrade, which can mean one shot kills to Epic enemies.
Far Cry New Dawn Melee Weapons Breaking
Melee weapons are the only type which work a bit differently than the rest. This is most noticeable in that melee weapons will break over time. The higher the rarity, the more hits you'll get until your weapon breaks. If it does break, then you just need to get to a weapons store to add it back into your inventory, free of charge.
That’s everything you need to know about weapons in Far Cry New Dawn. For more on the game, why not check out our Far Cry New Dawn Treasure Hunt Locations Guide. You should also take a look at how to earn more circuit boards fast, so that you can craft Epic weapons.