Here is a list of the best Medium build weapons in The Finals
The Finals is a new FPS title recently released by Embark Studios. The game was suddenly announced to be released during this year's Game Awards event on December 7. The game had a successful beta phase before its release and had fans hyped for the final product to come out. The developers added many new features and mechanics to the game with its official release. This includes new game modes and weapons for each class, making the game more diverse.
So we have decided to list the best weapons to go for if you’re playing a medium build. Be sure to take a look at our tier list of all the best weapons in the game currently, so that you know what to go for based on the build you picked.
The Finals Best Medium Build Weapons
Medium builds are the balance between heavy and light. They can move around pretty fast and take a few hits simultaneously. If you’re playing a Medium build, your job is to take gun fights and provide support for Heavyy Builds. Therefore we are going to focus on guns that have a higher potential to win gunfights and can be efficient against multiple enemies. Our best picks are listed below:
- Magazine Size: 36
- Damage per shot: 20
- Fire rate: 600
- Reload time: 2.6 seconds
Probably the best weapon in the game, the AKM, modeled after the iconic AK-47, is well-balanced across all categories. It is effective in both close and long-range engagements. It does lack some versatility considering its size, but makes up for it with its damage. People may think that the AKM has a difficult recoil pattern, which reduces its accuracy while spraying. It is true that compared to a few of the other guns, the recoil for the AKM is a bit more complicated. However, with some practice the recoil can be easily mastered with your muscle memory, allowing its user to be a deadly force on the battlefield.
- Magazine Size: 20
- Damage per shot: 30
- Fire rate: 600
- Reload time: 1.8 seconds
The FCAR is the second and only other rifle available for Medium build players. Compared to the AKM, the FCAR has better stats in many categories. It has better accuracy, a better fire rate, and a much easier recoil pattern. There is one glaring issue that holds this weapon and its user back, it is the magazine size.
With only 20 bullets in the magazine, combined with a fire rate of 600, you’ll run out of ammo during every fight with this weapon. This may cause difficulties in winning gunfights, especially against Heavy build players. Regardless, if one can master the accuracy of the weapon and practice good movement, it is possible to find greater impact with the FCAR in hand.
- Magazine Size: 6
- Damage per shot: 74
- Fire rate: 180
- Reload time: 2.5 seconds
The R. 357 has one of the highest damage ratings of all the guns in the game currently. It is exactly like a regular revolver, it packs a punch but requires high accuracy. If you think you have good aim and tracking, then you’ll for sure dominate with the R. 357. Since there are only six bullets in the chamber you will need to make every hit count. If used with enough precision, the gun can show its true potential and easily take down multiple enemies one by one.
- Magazine Size: 4
- Damage per shot: 75-100
- Fire rate: 210
- Reload time: 3 seconds
The CL-40 is a pump-action grenade launcher that is highly effective in a game like The Finals. Despite it being very situational, it is great for clearing out rooms and destroying any kind of enemy utility. Since the game requires players to camp and defend a vault to cash in money, the CL-40 can easily clear out the area. Considering the intricate destruction mechanics in The Finals, weapons like the CL-40 can be very useful in destroying walls and opening up the rooms for players to access easily. It also has very high damage that can vary from 75 to 100, based on the range of the explosion of the grenades.
- Magazine Size: 6
- Damage per shot: 125
- Fire rate: 72
- Reload time: 4 seconds
The Model 1887 is a lever-action shotgun which acts very similar to the R. 357. Despite it being titled as a shotgun, the weapon is effective across very long ranges. Due to its tight bullet spread and accuracy, the Model 1887 can be useful from ranges where normal shotguns can’t even land a single hit. There is, however, a lack of fire rate in the Model 1887. Players will have to adjust their movement and positioning to deal with the reload and fire rate so that they aren’t caught out before being ready to take a shot.
- Magazine Size: 1
- Damage per shot: 85
- Fire rate: 100
- Reload time: 0 seconds
The Riot Shield is just a shield that can deflect bullets and can be used as a melee weapon at close ranges. It also has a baton that can be used to strike enemies. There are, however, many drawbacks to the weapon. It is very slow and sluggish, which in a game like The Finals where movement is key, can be a severe weakness.
It also keeps the player’s feet exposed, so enemies can target your feet and kill you even with the shield at hand. The baton also requires 2 hits to kill Light-build players, 3 for Medium, and 5 for Heavy. Considering all these factors, playing the Riot Shield in a game with so many guns can be quite difficult and we suggest you steer clear of it.
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