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Best Weapons in Starfield

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It's no secret that you have a lot on your to-do list in Bethesda's newest RPG Starfield. From constructing a ship to exploring planets, completing side quests, and finding companions, the list is practically endless. Regardless of what you intend to do on your interstellar journey, you'll need some dependable firepower to get you through it. Thankfully, we've compiled a list of the best weapons in Starfield for you right here. So, no matter what kind of galactic conflict you encounter on your galactic adventure, these weapons will help keep you protected.

8. Sir Livingstone’s Pistol

Best Weapons in Starfield

Although you may be wondering why an old M1911 pistol would be in your Starfield weapon arsenal, there is a good reason for it. If you select the Kid Stuff trait when creating your character, you will receive this pistol as a gift from your father to begin your game. So, not only does it have sentimental value, but it's also one of the best weapons in Starfields early and mid-game. The pistol itself holds 15 rounds and has a 67 overall fire rate, as well as can be equipped with up to four mods to help you take it to the next level.

7. The Elegance

Best Weapons in Starfield

If you don't want to give up a trait to acquire a pistol, or want something a bit more fitting to your environment, consider the Elegance. Yet another pistol, but this one is unlike any other in the game. This is not only a rapid-fire pistol, but it can also be outfitted with a scope, suppressor, and other mods to make it your personal sidekick. If you're hunting for it, you can buy it from Rowland Arms in Akila City.

6. The Grendal

Best Weapons in Starfield

Okay, let's move on from pistols to SMGs with the Grendal. This space SMG is easy to obtain as a drop from Pirates and Spacers early in the game, which also means you'll be finding ammo for it constantly. The fact that it's one of the game's early guns may turn you off, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the best weapons in Starfield.

There are a ton of different stat/modification rolls for this gun that turn it into a beast of a weapon. Some of which can shred through the game's tougher adversaries. Overall, it's a very reliable weapon to have on your side that's also very easy to obtain. Thus, we highly recommend it for any newbie space pilot.

5. The Old Earth Shotgun

Best Weapons in Starfield

If there's one weapon you need by your side, not just in Starfield but in any game for that matter, it's a 12 gauge shotty. Thankfully, Bethesda was kind enough to add the “Old Earth Shotgun” into Starfield. Although it only holds six rounds in its chamber, its firepower is enough to level enemies in one to two shots. On top of that, can chip down a chunkier boss with ease. In our eyes, it's not only one of the best weapons in Starfield, it's the only shotgun you need.

4. UC Naval Cutlass

Best Weapons in Starfield

There aren't as many melee weapons as there are ranged weapons in Starfield. Nonetheless, there are still a few options. Furthermore, every player will eventually acquire a melee weapon. If that's the case, the UC Naval Cutlass is one of the best and easiest melee weapons to get your hands on in Starfield. This weapon is typically obtained as a drop from Spacers. It has a base damage of 20 per swing and can be swung fast to quickly stack the damage.

As a result, it's ideal for slicing down enemies with low health or just rushing them if that's your style of play. You can also get some Legendary Rolls for it and mod it yourself to make it even deadlier.

3. The Maelstrom

If there's one thing we love about assault rifles, it's the ability to customize them. If that's what you're after, there isn't a more versatile AR in Starfield than The Maelstrom. There are an infinite number of ways to modify this weapon, whether it's a CQC machine or a mid-ranged head-tapping rifle that drops enemies silently. Regardless of how you mod it, The Maelstrom is one of the best weapons in Starfield that can be equipped for any situation.

2. Beowulf

Because of its semi-automatic fire mode, Beowulf is more of a hybrid than a true assault rifle or sniper. Nonetheless, not every player prefers the spray-and-pray type playstyle; others prefer the classic one-tap rifles that will never fail you so long your aim doesn't. If that's your case, Beowulf might be one of the best weapons in Starfield for you. Find one with some Legendary Rolls and then you're really talking.

1. Lawgiver

If you want to take out enemies at range, hunt wildlife stealthily, or simply look down the barrel of a scope, you'll want to use the Lawgiver. This space-cowboy-style sniper is one of the game's most powerful weapons. All you need to do is mount a scope on it and you're ready to go. Furthermore, there are numerous builds for this weapon that are not only visually appealing but also reliable. So, if you're looking for a sniper, the Lawgiver is one of the best weapons in Starfield and will satisfy any sniping enthusiast.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our picks? Are there other guns in Starfield you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.