Tactical gameplay and proper weaponry are what Ready or Not is about. There’s nothing better than booting up the game to save a couple of civilians or eliminate an active threat. Unfortunately, that can’t be done efficiently without a proper loadout. And since assault rifles are deemed highly efficient, today we’ll showcase our version of the best assault rifle loadout in Ready or Not.
To some, a loadout build like this may just be common sense, given how useful assault rifles are in Ready or Not. Regardless, we still went ahead and made a best-of list for assault rifles in case people don’t know which assault rifles to use and what to pair with them.
Even if you already know which assault rifle you like to use, we’d still recommend looking through today’s guide. There might be something useful for you here after all.
Brief Overview of Assault Rifles in Ready or Not
As it currently stands, assault rifles are pretty much your go-to weapons in Ready or Not. They perform better than nearly every other weapon category in this game. What we mean by this is that they get the job done in the quickest and most efficient way.
Nearly every assault rifle has a large caliber, meaning that you can bring it on any type of raid or mission in Ready or Not and have it quickly take out anyone standing in your way.
Their versatility is exactly why they’re such dominant options. You don’t have to worry about them not penetrating certain types of armor, or even walls in some situations. Their overall damage output is unmatched. Additionally, nearly every assault rifle comes with a decent magazine size. This will allow you to keep raining fire on an enemy that just can’t seem to die.
Rifles in Ready or Not can also be fitted with a wide variety of attachments, sometimes even more than other weapon categories. Flash hiders, grips, silencers, optic sights, laser pointers, all of those can be put on most assault rifles loadouts in Ready or Not.
These attachments will, in one way or another, drastically change your experience with a given assault rifle. It doesn’t matter whether you want to go the silent route or you simply want to go in guns blazing – assault rifles can do it all.
All in all, assault rifles are an integral part of the weapons arsenal in Ready or Not. It’s no wonder why they’re such a popular choice, especially when you take their accuracy, damage, and versatility into account.
Whether you’re involved in close-quarters or long-range combat, assault rifle builds will always stand as reliable and effective options.
Top Assault Rifle Loadout in Ready or Not
Now that we’ve gone over the most basic information you need to know about assault rifles, let’s finally delve into our loadout build. We have a lot to cover, so make sure to follow closely if you’re interested in enhancing your assault rifle loadouts.
Best Assault Rifle for this Ready or Not Loadout
There are so many assault rifles to choose from, and it was quite difficult to pick only one. However, our choice for the best assault rifle for this loadout goes to the ARN-18. Chambered in .300 Blackout rounds, the ARN-18 offers serious stealth and power in the hands of anyone who wants to use it. What always defined this assault rifle was its compact and deadly nature, paired with an even deadlier level of armor penetration.
Although it looks smaller than some of the other assault rifles, the ARN-18 packs a mean punch that can’t be replicated. Not only that but you’re also given a superior level of mobility whilst using it. There’s a reason why such a large percentage of the Ready or Not community prefers the ARN-18 over all of the other assault rifles.
Alternate Choice for the Best Assault Rifle
Although there’s not much wrong with the ARN-18 from the get-go, there is a chance that some people might not like it. Even if that might not be the case, maybe it just doesn’t fit your playstyle. With that being said, the second-best option would be the G36C. The G36C is modeled after the real-life G36 rifle, and it’s chambered in efficient 5.56×45 rounds.
The G36C performs well in all ranges of engagement, as it was built with only one thing in mind – stability. It is suited for all types of engagements and also allows for a lot of attachment customization and variety. Lastly, its damage output may not be anything special, but you’re rarely ever going to miss your shots due to its freakishly low recoil and stability.
These factors combine to make this one of the best Assault Rifles in Ready or Not and well-suited for this AR loadout.
Best Pistol for this Ready or Not Loadout
Many of our loadout guides list the 57 USG as the overall pistol of choice, but today we’re going to mix it up and actually give this spot to the USP45. The USP is as good as a sidearm can get in this, or any other game. It hits like a truck for something as small as a pistol, and it’s known for not disappointing people in dire situations.
The reason why the USP45 is so common in police work mainly stems from its reliability. However, even if you put that aside, it still has an impressively large magazine size.
Moreover, you can also customize it with many attachments. Whether it’s a silencer or just a simple optic, the USP45 can be turned into a beast if you treat it right.
Primary Weapon Attachments for this Ready or Not Loadout
The aforementioned assault rifles have a lot of attachments that can improve their performance in-game. We’re going to quickly cover what attachments we’d recommend for our two assault rifles above and what each attachment adds to the weapon.
- Optic: Holosight EXPS3 or MICROT2
- Muzzle: SMFB Brake (Situational)
- Underbarrel: Combat Grip
- Overbarrel: Laser Pointer or Flashlight
The Holosight EXPS3 optic should always be your first optic sight choice when playing assault rifles of all kind. If that isn’t available, then go with the MicroT2 red-dot sight.
Some rifles may kick a bit too much, so we’d recommend putting on the SMFB muzzle brake to mitigate that. The Combat Grip also combats additional recoil.
As for the laser pointer or flashlight, those are completely optional and should be switched depending on the situation.
Secondary Weapon Attachments for this Ready or Not Loadout
Attachments for your pistol may not matter as much, but it’s important to have one fully kitted out regardless of what primary you’re bringing. Here’s a short list of what you should add to your USP45:
- Optic: RMR Dot (Optional)
- Muzzle: Suppressor (Situational)
- Underbarrel: Laser Pointer or Flashlight
Realistically, you don’t need an optic sight for your pistol. But keep in mind that it does increase aim-down-sight speed. Equipping a suppressor is largely optional. However, if your primary weapon has a suppressor, then you might want to put one on your pistol as well. The underbarrel slot should also be chosen according to your primary weapon.
Best Tactical Equipment
You’d expect us to list a pretty common piece of tactical equipment like the Mirror Gun or Ballistic Shield, but those aren’t really suited for more aggressive playstyles that complement assault rifle players. Instead, we’ve decided to give this spot to the M320 Flashbang Launcher. A launcher that gives you the ability to flash someone from the other end of a given room.
It’s great for anyone that wants to take a bit more of an aggressive stance in their missions. This is amplified if that given player prefers to play raid or active shooter missions. It can also be useful in hostage rescue or bomb threat game modes, especially when other civilians are involved. A flashbang as big as that is bound to flash everyone and everything in that room.
Alternatively, if the M320 Flashbang launcher doesn’t suit you, then you can simply go ahead and take a Breaching Shotgun. These shotguns will make quick work of any doors standing in your way. In turn, that will then enable you to take on riskier situations and play more aggressively.
It’s safe to say that you won’t be as stationary with a loadout like this. Moreover, you will likely succumb to a lot of injuries if you don’t bring a proper piece of armor. That is why we’re going to advise you to put on Heavy Armor when playing this specific loadout. Heavy armor is currently the best armor that you can equip, with lighter armor not really seeing much use across the board.
Depending on what you’re looking to get out of this AR loadout, heavy armor should always be your first option in Ready or Not. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to play aggressively or you just want a great assault rifle, heavy armor is usually the answer.
This point is made even more valid when you take into consideration how unpredictable the AI can be in this game.
Best Armor Material
Armor material is also quite important when it comes to the loadout and how many bullets you’re expecting to soak in during one mission. Ceramic Plates offer a solid middle ground between Kevlar and Steel, with Steel plates being the sturdiest material that you can equip into your armor.
Unless you’re planning to always be on the front of your squad’s formation, you won’t really need steel plates to protect you. Ceramic plates may not be as sturdy as steel ones, but you’re much more mobile in them. Offering both protection and mobility is always the better bet in this case.
If you want to learn more about how armor and headgear work in Ready or Not, we’ve compiled an in-depth guide for you.
Ammo & Deployable Slots
You’re definitely going to get carried away when using assault rifles, and that will make you realize how fast they eat up magazines. Two magazines won’t be enough to clear out an entire floor of enemies on a raid, which is why we’ve rearranged the ammo & deployable slots to fit a more ammo-oriented loadout.
Here’s a full list of exactly how you should allocate your slots. Naturally, you can always tweak this to what you feel like is necessary:
- Primary Ammunition: x2 AP & x2 JHP Magazine
- Secondary Ammunition: x2 AP Magazine
- Grenades: x3 Flashbang
- Deployables: x2 C2 Explosive
We think it’s clear why so many slots were mainly put into ammunition. Furthermore, be sure to mix and use both AP and JHP ammo when using assault rifles. The ARN-18, in particular, is known for putting forth even more power when chambered in JHP rounds. We’ve also slightly increased the number of flashbangs you get. You will likely need them as you clear out rooms by yourself.
The choice to include 2 C2 Explosives is quite self-explanatory. Breaching a door will instill a new sense of fear into anyone who’s facing it from the other side. This is the best way to get the drop on heavily-armored opponents.
Everyone who has ever played Ready or Not knows how dangerous unlit areas are. They are used as ambush points, and you’re never safe when in one. That is why we went for the Night-Vision Goggles (NVSG) with this loadout. All of the other headwear options don’t really have that same level of usefulness that the NVSG do.
Just because it may be day in a certain mission doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t bring the NVGS. Specific parts of a house or complex don’t have natural light, and that is where those goggles come in really handy. Even if it doesn’t interest you as much, you’re pretty much forced to use it because of how situational the other options are.
Final Thoughts on this Ready or Not Assault Rifle Loadout
We had a lot to cover with today’s AR loadout. From the best assault rifles to the best headwear, we tried to explain everything as thoroughly as possible.
All of this information could change in the future. Ready or Not is still in early access and active development. Regardless, we believe this is currently the best Assault Rifle loadout in Ready or Not. We’ll do our best to stay on top of any game updates.
We don’t know what the future holds, but we know it’s more than promising. Be sure to check out our other guides, including our guide to all of the maps and blueprints in Ready or Not.