Battlefield™ 2042 Weapon Guide – Damage-Stats-Attachments & Build

Battlefield™ 2042 Weapon Guide – Damage-Stats-Attachments & Build 1 -
Battlefield™ 2042 Weapon Guide – Damage-Stats-Attachments & Build 1 -

Check out the weapon guides from Sorang, a published video game journalist who has been helping people on a korean community and on Reddit!


Hi! Maybe some of you already know me from my CoD Ultimate Weapon Guides on Reddit.
I’ve now decided to work on a BF guide, to see how it goes. All of the data comes from my own testing using the portal mode.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! But be nice. Some of y’all need a nap, I swear.
Quickly I want to mention that I am from Korea and though I try hard to translate things accurately, I’m not always perfect. Please let me know if you find any mistakes, and I’ll fix them!
Check out my other guides on my Twitter! – [] 



  • TTK = Times to kill
  • BTK = Bullets to kill
  • RPM = Round per a minute
  • SMG = SubMachineGuns



Base = 26 ~ 22 ~ 18 ~ 15
Headshot = 52~ 44 ~ 36
Fire Rate = 800 RPM
“I checked my stats before the game and know my bullets… Why didn’t he go down after 3 shots?! That should be way more than his entire health…” Because the Fire Power stat is a lie, my friend.
Fire Power is a combination of, like… velocity and range and…. Look, it’s a number the developers just came up with, honestly. I’m not sure why they weren’t more straight forward with the stat, but just because the Fire Power is a certain number, doesn’t mean your gun does that damage.

2. BTK


Armor Base 1 Headshot 2 Headshots
Base 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5
Armor Plate 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 ~ 8 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6

One Armor Plate adds 20 Health to an Infantry, giving you 120 Health in total.
As you can see on the chart above, Headshots can help at any range.

3. Range

5m ~ 20m ~ 40m
The range on PBX-45 is actually shorter than PP-29’s.
MP9 on the other hand has a shorter first range radius, but a longer max range radius.

4. TTK


Armor Base 1 Headshot 2 Headshots
Base 225ms ~ 300ms ~ … 150ms ~ 225ms ~ … 75ms ~ 150ms ~ …
Armor Plate 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 ~ 8 300ms ~ 375ms ~ … 150ms ~ 225ms ~ …

TTK for this gun is just okay. Quite mediocre. It starts to fall off a lot once you get beyond the first damage radius, especially against an Armor Plated enemy.

5. Recoil

PBX-45’s recoil is highly controllable, but the bullets bounce horizontally a lot. Even though it’s not ideal for an SMG, if you decide to use this gun for mid-range combat, you’ll need some horizontal recoil attachments.

Attachments & Build


Even though it says that the silencer decreases the range, that’s not entirely true. At any range, the silencer reduces damage by 10%. It does reduce the range, but only the first range radius. From 10m to 5m.
There are two kinds of silencers in the game, but they work exactly the same. You can choose whichever one you like the look of more .
High Power Ammunition
High Power Ammunition doesn’t increase the first damage radius, but the second and third go up by 10m. Making it 10m~30m~50m.
Close Combat Ammunition
I recommend this ammunition a lot. It says it reduces the gun’s effective range, and in return adds recoil control, reload speed, and rate of fire.
But the range it knocks off is only from the max range, and just from 40m to 30m. When you think about it, over 30m is already not an ideal distance for any SMG, and that’s not why we play those guns in the first place. The increased Fire Rate reduces TTK by a lot, and the other bonuses are nice too.

Recommanded Build


  • An optic of your choice
  • Close Combat Ammunition
  • +Accuracy While Moving / +Hipfire Accuracy
  • + Horizontal Recoil Control / Silencer

I recommend for the build. There isn’t really a recommended build, but based on the data I’ve gotten I’d say this.


If any Youtuber or Streamer wants to use this data, feel free to do so. These numbers are basically what anybody can get eventually by testing it themselves.
It would be nice, though, to credit me if you feel like I saved you any time.

Don’t forget to check my Twitter for more guides! – [] 

Written by Sorang

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1 Comment

  1. Damn pal. It cuted, uncomlete, or you just think everybody mind same way.
    I can’t understand any of it, until saw it all about PBX-45, if 5th paragraph.
    And i still understandn’t some of this! Why here’s two stats for headshots?!

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