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PUBG Weapon Attachment Guide: Muzzle Mods

Get a grip on your grips, sights, muzzles, and magazines!

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In the world of PUBG, guns don’t kill people, people with well-outfitted guns kill people. While it is true that any player can possibly reach victory using only their fists, your chances drastically improve if you manage to procure a firearm of some type. Generally, very experienced first person shooter players can control most hostile encounters through superior recoil control and rapid, pinpoint aiming. For the other 98% of PUBG players, outfitting your guns with a few attachments can help to level the playing field, or at the very least, make it slightly easier to land a critical shot.

For an absolute beginner, the array of attachments you can find for weapons can be overwhelming. Some attachments only work with a single weapon type, others are more versatile and can provide enhancement to several weapon types. As the gameplay in PUBG is rather dynamic, there really is no “best” attachment or set of attachments for every situation. While a long-range scope and silencer is incredibly handy to have on an assault rifle for engagements beyond 250 meters, that same configuration will put you at a severe disadvantage when confronted with an up close and personal firefight. Today, we cover all the muzzle attachments currently in the game.

Muzzle Attachments


Choke for S1897, S686


Attaches To: S1897, S686

What it does and when to use it:
The shotgun choke reduces the spread of pellets when firing around 20%. It has an added benefit if increasing the speed at which the pellets leave the barrel by around 15%. This attachment is considered essential for all situations. It can increase the usable range of the shotguns and is a “no compromise” improvement. As it is the only available muzzle attachment for shotguns, there is no need to worry about looking for other options once you’ve equipped the choke.

Compensator for AR, S12K


Attaches To: AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K

What it does and when to use it:
The assault rifle compensator attachment helps to reduce recoil. Primarily it is designed to offer compensation to the vertical recoil from the assault rifles and offsets it by 15%. Additionally, horizontal recoil is reduce by 10% and using it can slightly reduce bullet spread at a given distance. The assault rifle compensator is very effective when used for bursts of fire or controlled, full-auto fire. It can help you land more of your shots in the close to intermediate range engagements. Unlike the assault rifle flash hider, the compensator still allows other players to see the full muzzle flash when you fire.

Compensator for SMG


Attaches To: Micro UZI, UMP9, Vector

What it does and when to use it:
The SMG compensator reduces recoil by redirecting muzzle gas in the opposite direction of muzzle drift. The SMG compensator offers a 20% reduction in horizontal recoil, a 25% reduction in vertical recoil, and a 25% reduction in the overall recoil pattern. Attaching the compensator to your SMG provides a serious upgrade in close quarters combat and in many encounters under 100 meters. Most SMGs in PUBG are at their best when set to fully automatic fire and the compensator provides that extra control you need to land more of the shots during your spray.

Compensator for Snipers


Attaches To: M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR, Mini 14

What it does and when to use it:
The sniper compensator works the same way as the assault rifle and SMG compensators by redirecting muzzle gas to reduce recoil. It will reduce horizontal recoil by 20% and vertical recoil by 20%. This attachment is at its best when paired with the semi-automatic sniper rifles, such as the SKS or Mini 14. As those rifles offer the opportunity to fire off multiple shots in quick succession, the recoil compensation can be very helpful, especially in intermediate engagements. With long distance engagements, you will likely be waiting longer for the bullet to arrive at your target than you will for the aiming reticle to return to your target from recoil, so the compensator may be less useful in those situations. Bolt-action sniper rifles don’t really see much benefit from the compensator since they require the spent bullet to be ejected and replaced prior to taking the next shot.


Flash Hider for AR, S12K


Attaches To: AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K

What it does and when to use it:
The assault rifle flash hider completely removes muzzle flash from your weapon. This can be incredibly effective at keeping you out of enemy crosshairs while you are firing on a target. In long range engagements, only players with higher-end optics can clearly make out enemy targets in the distance. If you are firing your gun without a flash hider, the resulting muzzle flash stands out like a sore thumb against the backdrop of trees, grass, or desert sands. Sometimes, the few extra seconds it takes a player to spot you after you being firing on them can mean the difference between life and death. As an added bonus, the assault rifle flash hider reduces vertical and horizontal recoil by 10%, making it an excellent all-around choice.


Flash Hider for SMG


Attaches To: Micro UZI, UMP9, Vector

What it does and when to use it:
The SMG flash hider eliminates muzzle flash when your weapon is fired. Because of the limited effective range for SMGs, the flash hider is less desirable that it would be for assault rifles or sniper rifles. For engagements involving SMGs, you or your targets will be close enough to each other that hiding the visual evidence of the weapon discharge will be mostly ineffective at keeping you concealed. Still, the SMG flash hider provides a 10% horizontal and vertical recoil reduction, so it is worth picking up, especially if your SMG has no other muzzle attachment.

Flash Hider for Snipers


Attaches To: M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR, Mini 14

What it does and when to use it:
The Sniper Rifle flash hider should be an essential part of any sniper’s arsenal. It eliminates muzzle flash when firing and provides a 10% reductions in vertical and horizontal recoil. Sniper rifles excel at intermediate to long-range engagements. This makes it hard for targets being fired on to pinpoint the location of the shooter by sound alone. If the visual cue of the muzzle flash is eliminated, you will be incredibly hard to spot during a quick visual sweep, even while you fire on your target(s). The longer it takes for your location to be discovered, the more time you have to rain bullets down on your targets.

Suppressor for AR, S12K


Attaches To: AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K, Groza, AUG A3

What it does and how to use it:
The assault rifle suppressor effectively reduces the amount of sound your rifles makes when firing and greatly reduces muzzle flash. The suppressor can give players a serious advantage over opponents who don’t pay incredibly close attention to the audio cues in game. It will allow you to open fire on targets while making substantially less noise than if you were using a flash hider or no muzzle attachment at all. The loud crack of the muzzle gas leaving the barrel is reduced to a lower frequency “thump”. Your shots will still be audible to other players in close vicinity, but intermediate to distant players will not hear anything when you fire. A careful, skilled player can use the concealment provided by the suppressor to wipe entire squads of players who don’t listen carefully and work together to find the source of incoming fire. Any time you see this attachment, you must pick it up.

Suppressor for Pistol


Attaches To: P1911, P92, R1895, P18C

What it does and how to use it:
The pistol suppressor helps reduce the amount of sound your weapon makes when it is fired and also provides a reduction in the visible muzzle flash. It can reduce the audible distance of your pistol fire from 400 meters to 100 meters. It is the most commonly found suppressor attachment. While most players move away from pistol use as each round progresses, they are incredibly important in the early stages of each round after the parachute drop. Having a suppressor on your pistol in the early moments of a round when players are scrambling for firearms and basic gear can give you a real advantage. Most players get locked into the hunt for a primary firearm or equipment and are less likely to pay attention to the lower volume discharge of a silenced pistol. Use this to your advantage when possible. As an added bonus, running around equipped with one of these suppressors makes it feel like you are playing Goldeneye!

Suppressor for SMG


Attaches To: Micro UZI, UMP9, Tommy Gun, Vector

What it does and how to use it:
The SMG suppressor works similarly to those made for assault rifles and pistols. It greatly reduces the noise you make when firing your SMG and provides a reduction in muzzle flash. Because you make less noise during engagements, your location will be harder for enemy combatants to pinpoint. In the right situation, the suppressor makes an excellent addition to your SMG kit, though it can be outclassed by the SMG compensator in close-range, full-auto engagements. Still, it can be perfect for times when discretion is of the utmost importance. In my opinion, it works best when paired with the UMP9 in single-fire mode. It allows the UMP9 to become a close-range to intermediate replacement for a similarly outfitted assault rifle, even though its bullet do slightly less damage per round.

Suppressor for Snipers


Attaches To: M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR‎, Mini 14

What it does and how to use it:
The Sniper rifle suppressor, like the Sniper flash hider, is an essential part of a sniper kit. It can greatly reduce the noise made when you fire your sniper rifle and provides some reduction to the amount of muzzle flash generated. The suppressor is an incredibly valuable tool for intermediate to long-range engagements. When you fire on an opposing group while suppressed, landing a shot has a chance to cause a small panic within the group as they scramble to locate the shooter with no audio or visual clues as to where they are being hit from. Arguably the most effective muzzle attachment in the game, the sniper suppressor manages to tame the noise generated by the loudest gun in the game, the AWM. Typically, the AWM generates enough racket when fired to warn any player within 500 meters that a sniper is on the prowl. When using the suppressor, that distance in greatly reduced, making the giant sniper rifle even more terrifying to those not holding it.

That wraps up the overview for muzzle mods for your guns in PUBG. For a closer look at the various weapon magazines, check out our guide. If you are looking for detialed information on the various weapon sights, check our guide on sights and grips. For tips and suggestions to get the best performance from your PC while playing PUBG, chck out our Graphics Settings Guide and increase your FPS.

Contributing Tech Editor