Counter Strike 2 best weapons - Gun tier list

Counter Strike 2 player holding AK-47
Credit: Valve

Counter Strike 2 player holding AK-47
Credit: Valve
September 1, 2023: What are the best Counter Strike 2 weapons to use? Find the latest information in our guide.

The topic of the best Counter Strike 2 weapons is bound to become an area of debate once Valve's overhaul of Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) launches across the globe. The tactical shooter features an extensive arsenal of weaponry that includes everything ranging from revolvers to highly powerful sniper rifles.

Counter Strike 2 acts as a clean slate for Valve. The game contains a wealth of updates to map visuals and major changes to grenade mechanics that are guaranteed to change how the game is played on a casual and competitive level.

Before we take a closer look at our Counter Strike 2 gun tier list, check out our other guides showcasing all of the confirmed maps so far and whether the game is free-to-play.

What are the best Counter Strike 2 weapons?

Based on their in-game performance, there are a few weapons within the Counter Strike 2 arsenal that stand out from the crowd. Here are the very best weapons to use:

  • AK-47
  • M4A4
  • M4A1-S
  • SG553
  • AWP

As Valve fine-tunes weapon balance, there's always a chance of the list changing. As soon as it does, we'll update the guide with everything you need to know about the current meta.

Counter Strike 2 players holding guns on white and orange background
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Counter Strike 2 gun tier list

Although the game is currently open for a limited test, there's a high chance the current Counter Strike 2 weapon balance is somewhat similar to CSGO. This means we can formulate an early tier list so you know which weapons are viable and which ones you should avoid.

S Tier
AK-47 AWP M4A4 M4A1-S SG553
A Tier
AUG FAMAS Galil Desert Eagle Tec-9 SCAR-20
B Tier
MAG-7 P90 UMP 45 MAC-10 MP7 P250 GSG31 MP5-SD
C Tier
Five Seven CZ75 XM1014 SSG-08 Negev
D Tier
P2000 Nova USP-S
E Tier
Sawed-Off PP-Bizon M249 Dual Berettas Glock-18
Z Tier
R8 Revolver

Sitting at the very top of the pile are both M4 variations, the AK-47, and the AWP thanks to their incredible damage output. The AK and AWP have the ability to take down an opponent with a single bullet to the head and although the M4s require a few more rounds, they're the best assault rifles to purchase on the CT side.

It's worth noting that this is a very early ranking of the Counter Strike 2 weapons and as soon as the full game launches, we'll tweak the list to reflect any buffs and nerfs Valve decides to make.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the best Counter Strike 2 guns and weapons. For more, check out our guides revealing if the game is coming to consoles and a closer look at the potential release date.

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