Starfield has a ton of different weapons, and if you are just getting started, finding some of the best ones is going to make things much easier. If you are someone like me who likes to go in guns blazing rather than taking a more stealthy approach, then better guns are always going to come in handy. In this Starfield guide, we go over some of the best weapons that you can get your hands on early.


Best Weapons To Get Early In Starfield

The following are some of the best weapons that you can get early on in Starfield:

The Revenant

The Revenant Starfield Best Early Weapons

The Revenant is a unique weapon that you can get by working with the Crimson Fleet. You can get the weapon during the mission Eye of the Storm. When you get the objective to locate the vault control center, you can find the weapon on a table, and you can simply pick it up.

The Revenant has an extended magazine, inflicts bleed on enemies, and weighs close to nothing. All this makes it a great weapon to get early on.


Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage ballistics pistol

During the mission Legacy’s End, you can choose to side with the UC or to go with the pirates. If you decide to side with the pirates, then you can kill Commander Ikande. Once you kill him, you can take Unfair Advantage from him.

Unfair Advantage is a ballistics pistol that that a lot of mods and comes with the Radioactive perk, allowing you to deal radioactive damage randomly.

Marksman’s AA-99

Marksman's AA-99 Best early Starfield weapon

The Marksman’s AA-99 is one of the best weapons that you can get early in Starfield. If you have enough credits, then you simply need to head over to New Atlantis and go to the residential district. This is where you can find Centaurian Arsenal, the weapon supplier for the city. Talk to the vendor and buy Marksman’s AA-99.

The Marksman’s AA-99 does cost you some credits, but it does consistent damage and comes with a decent amount of mods. It can carry you through a decent part of the game but will lose its charm as you progress and find better weapons.


Despondent Assassin

Despondent Assassin is a reward that you get for completing a questline that starts with the mission called Defensive Measures. Continue through the questline, and you will eventually be rewarded with Despondent Assassin.

The despondent Assassin is a great long-range weapon. It has a chance of demoralizing targets, does +15% damage while aiming, and does +10% damage to humans.

Boom Boom

This is a powerful shotgun with a large magazine that can randomly shoot explosive rounds that damage and stagger nearby enemies. To get Boom Boom early on, you need to travel to Neon in the Volii Alpha system and buy it from Frank at Neon Tactical.


This is another great shotgun that you can get from the UC Distribution Center at New Atlantis. This is a bit more expensive but is fully automatic and has a slightly higher range. I personally would go with Boom Boom over this, but to each their own.



Elegance Rare Pistol

This is a rare pistol that can shoot through armor. Not only does it come with a reflex sight, but it also has a suppressor, which makes it ideal for stealth kills. The penetrating rounds can even pass through multiple enemies. The pistol has a crazy fast firing rate, allowing you to shoot quickly. You can buy Elegance from Rowland Arms in Akila City.

The Mutineer

This is a unique weapon that you can get when you visit The Eye and talk to Vladimir. Choose the dialogue option “So you’re retired from the Crimson Fleet. Didn’t know that happened”. He will then tell about about his home that you can visit. You can check out the activities tab in your missions to get to the location.

Before heading there, make sure that you have Advanced Lockpicking (Security skill), and you will also need a Digipick. Head to the location of the house and head downstairs. Unlock the locked door, and you will find The Mutineer on the table in front of you.

This is a rare pistol that does a lot of damage and is fully automatic. It deals +30% damage when in space and -15% damage when on a planet. The pistol does use three ammo in a single shot, so it does use a lot of ammo but can deal insane amounts of damage.

These are some of the best weapons that you should get early on in Starfield. If you are interested in learning more, then you can check out our guide on how the infinite money glitch works. For more content, check out our Starfield guides hub.


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