CoD Mobile best guns in each category

The list of CoD Mobile's best guns and their alternatives

CoD Mobile best guns in each category

Updated: August 3, 2022 - adjusted to the current season

We have got you covered with our detailed list of the best guns in Call of Duty: Mobile. This list comprises all the five major gun categories and we have highlighted the best options in each of them.

If you are a fan of Call of Duty: Mobile, then you must be aware of the major changes that came with the brand new Season 4. that introduced several alterations to the guns and pieces of equipment.

While you are on the battlefield, you might feel that the guns that worked great earlier are lacking damage or you might notice that some guns have gone through major changes in their stats.

What categories of guns are available in Call of Duty: Mobile?

As in most FPS games, weapons are sorted into a couple of different categories. We will go through each of them and point out the best guns to use on the battlefield.

What are the best guns in each category?

Choosing CoD Mobile's best guns for the battlefield depends on the skills and playstyle of the player as each weapon works and deals damage differently. So we would definitely encourage you to identify your preferred playstyle before choosing a suitable weapon accordingly. But don’t worry, we have a general list of weapons from each category regardless of playstyle, which you can choose to carry into the heat of battle.

Best Assault Rifle in CoD Mobile - AK-47

It is safe to say that currently, Kilo 141 is the best automatic assault rifle. In short, the Kilo 141 is a well-balanced weapon. The rifle has decent damage, a good rate of fire, and easy recoil. However, the main feature of this gun is a large number of different loadouts. Thanks to this, everyone will be able to adapt Kilo to their play style.

Alternative - LK-24

Can be a replacement for the AK-47, since boasts high damage with less recoil. We would recommend it for players with average aiming skill. The gun is compatible with almost every attachment.

Best Sniper Rifle - Locus

Since its release in the Season 2 update, the Locus bolt-action rifle has received numerous praise for its high accuracy and one-shot kill damage. Yes, the gun’s damage is unbelievable if the target is shot at the head, torso and chest.


But users of Locus must hone their accuracy skills as the gun lacks damage area. So, if you wish to inflict damage on the enemy make sure you have very good aiming or you may simply miss the target and alert the enemy.

Alternative - MK2 Carbine

Considered as the best alternative to Locus. Easy to use and needs average precision to take down the enemy as the bullets possess high damage. The only con of this gun is its availability.

Best Light Machine Guns (LMG) - RPD

The only LMG with firing power that is unmatched without any additional equipment. The RPD was the very first LMG game introduced in Season 1 and since then, the abilities and stats of the game remain unchanged.


One of the best things about RPD is its ammunition. You can find plenty of it lying around the maps, so you will likely never run out. Apart from that, the magazine holds 100 rounds of bullets, so if you are a pro shooter you can manage to dominate the battlefield with this gun itself.

Alternative - QQ9

Can act as a quick replacement, of course for a short period of time. The QQ9’s fast reloading and fire rate are what make it a decent gun.

Best Sub-Machine Guns in CoD Mobile - PPsh - 41

Although a huge magazine will make you think it's closer to LMG than SMG, you'll have high mobility with this one. It was introduced recently in S1, and the first thing you'll notice is that you can use it in a hip-fire mode easily at shorter distances.

COD Mobile PPsh-41 gun showcase

Besides having a huge magazine drum, this weapon also packs an exceptional rate of free at the cost of horizontal recoil. You can sort this out through mods, and it will take some time to get used to it. Besides that, it takes a while to reload that huge magazine, so that's another downside. At the moment we would have to say this is, by far the best gun in CoD Mobile at the moment.

Alternative - Fennec

Although the gun got nerfed on stability, a few months back, it still works great to give support. T damage can be further increased by using specific attachments.

Best Shotgun - Echo

Not a fan of shotguns due to high recoil and fewer rounds of bullets? You might want to use this one after we discuss its abilities. The Echo is one of the best shotguns in Call of Duty Mobile right now, due to its self-reloading capability and very high damage output in extremely close combat.


The recoil can be fixed by using multiple attachments. Moreover, the gun guarantees a kill in just one shot if aimed at the head and eats up more than half of the HP if catching the target elsewhere. The Echo can be useful to land a kill if the situation is 1v1. These stats put it high on the list of CoD Mobile's best guns. 

Alternative - KRM-262

Introduced in Season 3 and praised for its explosive damage, the KRM-262 can also be used as a main weapon if you have mastered close combat skills. It is also the only shotgun that does the job in long-range combat.

That’s all for the lists of CoD: Mobile's best guns to use at the moment. As we are all aware of the changing meta in-game,  keep visiting us as we keep the list up to date with new gun listings.

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Original article by Suchit Mohanty, updated by Pocket Gamer staff.