XDefiant Best Weapons Tier List

Image of a character posing with a gun in XDefiant

XDefiant has just been released but already some weapons perform better than others. Keep reading to see the best weapons tier list for XDefiant.

Ubisoft’s arena shooter, XDefiant, has been released on May 21. With various factions, drawn from other Ubisoft games, and over 20 weapons, there is something for everyone. Whether you like the classic mid-range assault rifle approach or are more of an up close and personal shotgun-wielding type, you will find no lack of weapons in XDefiant. But, as is the case with almost every multiplayer shooter, some weapons prove to be generally better than others. So, with that in mind, we have compiled a best weapons tier list for XDefiant.

Best Weapons Tier List

The best weapons have to excel in every field. While every weapon can be deadly in the right hands, the so-called “meta” weapons will perform well in practically everyone’s hands. In that regard, take a look at our tier list of the best weapons in XDefiant.

Sceen shot during a firefight in XDefiant
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  • S Tier
    • ACR 6.8
    • AK-47
    • MP7
  • A Tier
    • M4A1
    • RPK-74
    • TAC-50
    • MP5A2
    • MK 20 SSR
    • Vector .45 ACP
    • M60
    • P90
    • M16A4
  • B Tier
    • M44
    • Double Barrel
    • M249
    • D50
    • MDR
    • 686 Magnum
    • SVD
  • C Tier
    • AA-12
    • M870
    • M9
    • M1911
    • 93R
XDefiant promotional image of a soldier
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Top 5 Best Weapons in XDefiant

ACR 6.8

Arguably the best weapon in the game, the ACR 6.8 combines high damage on mid-to-long-range, with an incredibly low recoil, making it a fast-shooting and accurate weapon. Combine it with a couple of attachments and this weapon will outperform any other weapon in the game.


The classic AK-47, this Assault Rifle deals more damage than the ACR, but at the cost of a higher recoil. But, once you get more familiar with the game and learn to manage the recoil AK has, you will be carrying the deadliest weapon in the game.


Able to unload 35 rounds at close range before reloading, the MP7 is the best Submachine gun in XDefiant. A great weapon for those who like to sneak up close and unload a hail of bullets into the enemy team. As you’d expect from an SMG, its use is fairly limited on medium and long range.

Screenshot of a firefight in XDefiant
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The default Assault Rifle you start the game with, the M4 is still a great all-round choice. It deals a decent amount of damage, is fairly accurate, and has a low recoil, making it a great choice for every situation. Add a couple of mods and you’ll have a reliable weapon in your hands.


Light Machine Guns are generally a go-to choice for most XDefiant players, and RPK-74 is the best among them. It combines high damage with decent maneuverability for an LMG. With 45 bullets per magazine, it can fire for a longer time than Assault Rifles but is more wieldy than other, heavier LMGs.


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