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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Best Weapons Guide

If you want to succeed in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you will definitely need to up your game when it comes to the weapons department. With 20 weapons at your disposal, it pays to know which are great for dealing damage and keeping you alive. If you want to get ahead of the competition, our Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart guide to the best weapons will give you the edge.

Be sure to also check out our Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Guide Wiki for other important information about Insomniac’s latest hit!

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Close Quarters Combat

The Enforcer, Shatterbomb, and Warmonger are great choices when you are fighting in a tight space. Clear all the enemies using the explosive power of both the Shatterbomb and the Warmonger. The Enforcer, on the other hand, is also handy with the power of all its barrels.

If you have the Bouncer, its collection of micro-grenades can also make short work of any foes unfortunate enough to be stuck in the room with you.

Mid-Range Engagements

When you are fighting against enemies that can be harder to reach, you are going to need some weapons made for this kind of engagements. The Burst Pistol is a great workhorse in this department, with good ammo reserves and decent damage. The Ricochet is also awesome with its generous adjustment for your aim, allowing you to get enemies even behind cover.

The Buzz Blades, Lightning Rod, and Drillhound are great as well. The latter has a lock-on mechanic that increases damage dealt, while the others can auto-aim most of the time as well.

Long-ranged Shootouts

When it comes to ranged combat, you cannot go wrong with the Headhunter. The sniper rifle allows you to aim at enemies and slow time, allowing for shots to hit weak points for maximum damage.

The Blackhole Storm minigun is also a competent weapon to dish out the hurt at a longer range. The massive ammo count will make up for any errant aim. The Neutron Collider can also make up the distance, with the bonus of going through enemies with its beam.

Best For Everything

When it comes to giving you the edge, the following weapons should always be in your rotation no matter how you are fighting. Mr Fungal and the Gloves of Doom can give you enemies more cause for concern, with our heroes gaining allies that are deadly.

The Topiary Sprinkler and Cold Snap are perfect for trapping enemies, all while granting you increased damage against them. Plus, everything looks awesome when they take effect. The Warmonger and the Blackhole Storm can also fall under this category, with great damage and all-around usefulness.

Lastly, the RYNO deserves a mention for its sheer destructibility, you only need to worry about finding ammo once everything has been levelled out.


With so many weapons of varying destruction in your arsenal, you will definitely find something that works for your playstyle in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. For more help and guides for everything Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, be sure to check out our guide wiki for all the other information you need!


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