5 Medium Build Weapons in The Finals to Secure Most Victories

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you a Medium Build main in the Finals? Then here are the best weapons you should use for Medium Build in the Finals.

The Finals is a newly released FPS developed by Embark Studios. It is available on all platforms, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. The game puts players into a virtual arena with gadgets and weapons.

The Finals is a trio team-based shooter with classes such as Light, Medium, and Heavy Build. Each class has its weapon pool containing a wide range of options. If you’re a Medium Build main, you might find it hard to choose a weapon that supports your playstyle. However, we have tested out the available weapons, and here are the best weapons you should use for Medium Build.

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How Many Weapons Are Available for Medium Build?

Currently, there are a total of 21 weapons in the game divided across all builds. In the future, more weapons will be added for each category. For Medium Build mains, you can choose from 6 weapons. Here are all weapons for Medium Build ranked according to their effectiveness:

  1. R .357
  2. FCAR
  3. AKM
  4. Model 1887
  5. CL-40
  6. Riot Shield
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Best Weapon You Should Use for Medium Build

There are 21 weapons in the Finals, with 6 of them exclusive to the Medium Build. Although all weapons for Medium Build are potent in-game, a few stand out due to their versatility and damage output. Here are the best weapons you should use for Medium Build:

5. CL-40

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Weapon Overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 75 max splash (+ 25 direct hit)
  • Headshot damage – 75 max splash (+ 25 direct hit)
  • Damage per second – 145.45
  • Magazine capacity – 4
  • Reload time – 3.3 seconds

The CL-40 is a pump-action grenade launcher. While playing with the weapon, we found the weapon to be underwhelming. The splash damage of the nades takes out almost all classes easily if they connect in the first place. However, if you’re too close to the splash range, then it is safe to say you will lose a good chunk of your health.

ProsCons
High splash damageSuitable for narrow pathways
Requires intermediate game and map knowledge
Self-inflicting splash damage at close-range

4. Model 1887

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Weapon Overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 128 (8 per pellet x 16 pellets)
  • Headshot damage – N/A
  • Damage per second – 151
  • Magazine capacity – 6
  • Reload time – 0.94×6 = 5.64 seconds

Model 1887 is a lever action single-load shotgun. During our weapon tests, we found the Model 1887 to be the weakest yet the strongest weapon for Medium build. It has excellent damage at close range. But if you extend a little further to mid-range or long-range, the shotgun deals zero damage, which means you will most likely die at the hands of your enemies.

ProsCons
Excellent close-range damageHigh bullet spread
High damage drop-off
No long-range capability

3. AKM

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Weapon Overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 20
  • Headshot damage – 30
  • Damage per second – 205
  • Magazine capacity – 36
  • Reload time – 2.3 seconds

The AKM or AK-47 is one of the most iconic weapons across all media. Safe to say, the AKM is currently the most balanced weapon in the Finals. We found the weapon to be a perfect rifle for all ranges during our play sessions. It dealt good damage at close to mid-range gunfights. However, the iron sight at longer ranges made the weapon’s handling a little erratic compared to its peer, the FCAR.

ProsCons
Decent DPSLimited visibility at longer ranges
Solid fire rate
High damage output

2. FCAR

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Weapon Overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 26
  • Headshot damage – 39
  • Damage per second – 260
  • Magazine capacity – 20
  • Reload time – 2.0 seconds

The FCAR is the iconic SCAR-L found in many games, including Call of Duty and Battlefield. The rifle’s optic sight is good for medium to long-range gunfights. We found the rifle to be very strong in team environments as well as solo ventures. However, the only issue with the rifle is its small magazine size.

ProsCons
Optic Sight (Holograph)Small magazine size
High damage output
Excels at long-range engagements

1. R.357

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Weapon Overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 74
  • Headshot damage – 148
  • Damage per second – 225
  • Magazine capacity – 6
  • Reload time – 2.50 seconds

The R .357 is the strongest handgun in the game. During our play sessions, this revolver excelled over its counterparts for Medium Build. It has excellent damage at all ranges, especially close to long ranges. Here’s a secret tip for the R .357 if you choose to fight in the arena – Deal chunks of damage to any enemies getting hit by your opponent. You will easily lower their health, and you might end up getting a quick kill in the process.

ProsCons
Shreds through all classesLimited visibility
High damage outputSlow reload
Great for close to medium-range

So, if you’re a Medium Build main, we recommend you take one medium-range weapon and a long-range weapon as reserve, allowing you to switch and pick weapons depending on your or your team’s needs.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.