Best Weapons and Attachments in Back 4 Blood

Best zombie killing loadouts!

Back 4 Blood is the newest zombie survival game from Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of the Left 4 Dead series. This game holds nothing back, offering players a wide assortment of campaign missions, PvP activities, and lots of upgradability for your character and team. But besides that, there is a decent-sized armory with plenty of choices on how to wipe out horde after horde of zombies.


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Desert Eagle

This high-damage, high-recoil sidearm packs a real punch. And while many of the sidearms in the game may offer better handling or mobility, you will probably just use an AR or a Shotgun for clearing hordes. With the right attachments, this weapon can go toe-to-toe with pretty powerful enemies.

Recommended Attachments: Reflex, Compensator, Light Tac Stock, Extended Ap Mag


While this weapon certainly doesn't put out as much damage as the Desert Eagle, it more than makes up for in rate of fire and mobility. This is a great accompanying weapon if you are using a sniper rifle or a semi-automatic or burst AR.

Recommended Attachments: Long Barrel, Light Tac Stock, Extended +P Mag

The Belgian

The Belgian is a secondary, double barrel, sawed-off shotgun. Although it only fires two rounds at a time, this heavy-hitter has a quick reload and high damage output.

Recommended Attachments: Light Tac Stock, Fast AP Mag

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Submachine Guns

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Since there are only 4 options when it comes to SMGs, the UMP45 seems to be the best out of the bunch, especially with the right attachments. It offers the highest damage output, which is important for an SMG, and balances nicely with decent handling and accuracy.

Recommended Attachments: Compensator, Light Tac Stock, Reflex, Extended HP Mag


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870 Express

This weapon is a pump-action shotgun holding up to 8 rounds and outputting some of the better damage when it comes to taking down powerful enemies or even bosses. And with a good fast reload attachment, this thing is unstoppable.

Recommended Attachments: Reflex, Light Tac Stock, Compensator, Fast AP Mag

AA 12

Who doesn't want to use an automatic shotgun to mow down crowds of zombies? While this weapon does the least damage of all the shotguns, when you are close enough, it doesn't really matter. Plus, the base magazine size is 12 rounds, which is very good.

Recommended Attachments: Fast AP Mag, Compensator, Light Tac Stock, Reflex

Assault Rifles

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M4 Carbine

This classic weapon is usually an absolute favorite when it comes to any FPS game, and B4B is no different. This weapon is reliable and easy to control, making it much more accurate than most ARs in the category. With the right attachments, this weapon pushes out high damage and deadly accuracy.

Recommended Attachments: ACOG Sight, Light Tac Stock, Long Barrel, Extended AP Mag

Ranch Rifle

This weapon may be easily looked over for its simple appearance, but this weapon does the most damage in the category. It's a semi-automatic rifle that is very accurate and comes with a decent-sized magazine.

Recommended Attachments: Long Barrel, Reflex Sight, Light Tac Stock, Extended AP Mag

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Sniper Rifles

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Phoenix 350L

With only three options in this category, the Phoenix 350L is a happy medium between high damage and effective range. And with the right attachments, this weapon actually overtakes the 50 cal in damage output and still has a decent-sized magazine.

Recommended Attachments: H Zoom Scope, Long Barrel, Light Tac Stock, Fast AP Mag

Light Machine Guns

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Between the two options in this category, the M249 is an excellent weapon for taking down hordes and sustaining damage against bosses. It has slightly better accuracy and handling than the other option and with the right attachments, it has high damage output as well.

Recommended Attachments: Light Tac Stock, Holo Sight, Compensator, Extended HP Mag

Melee Weapons

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This melee weapon is small but offers the best damage-to-mobility ratio of all the other melee options. It only has a downward strike but it is deadly.


Despite having lower damage than the Hatchet, this weapon is much faster, being able to swing it side to side repeatedly until your stamina runs out.

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