Which Guns You Should Upgrade in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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Here is a complete guide on which weapons to upgrade first in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Ratchet & Clank is one of the only games which takes full advantage of the dual sense controllers. One of the significant aspects of Ratchet & Clank is the crazy setup of weapons available in the game.

Moreover, the enormous lineup of weapons will keep you guessing which one you should upgrade. So, we have created a guide that can help you to decide which weapon you should upgrade.

Best Weapons to Upgrade in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Here are my picks for the top 6 weapons that you must definitely prioritize upgrading in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

6. Blast Pistol

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Blast Pistol
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While this is the very first weapon players get after a few hours into the game, the Blast pistol can come in handy if you upgrade it further as the damage output increases dramatically.

After you fully upgrade this weapon, it has an impressively fast rate of fire, a much tighter spread, faster projectile speed, and greater ammo capacity. All of these contribute to the fact that you must upgrade this pistol as soon as possible in the game.

5. The Shatterbomb

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart The Shatterbomb
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The Shatterbomb is pretty much the second weapon you get in the game. The grenade is worth upgrading as it can inflict damage over a wider area of effect, allowing you to regain momentum when you’re in a tight spot. When you max out its upgrades, it will give a larger blast radius and higher damage output.

4. Ricochet

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Guide: Ricochet
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Here is where things get interesting in the game as the crazy set of weapons starts turning up. The ricochet gun is a unique weapon that lets you do lots of damage by bouncing the fired shots of the enemy. Upgrading it can result in you hitting multiple targets with the ricocheting projectiles. These can sum up to dealing a great deal of additional damage to surrounding enemies.

3. Topiary Sprinkler

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Guide: Topiary Sprinkler
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Remember when I told you this is the part where Ratchet and Clank starts to get crazy? The Topiary Sprinkler is one of those weapons that lets you turn your enemies into shrubs and flowers. Upgrading this weapon can be helpful as it can help when you are dealing with tanks especially. When you max out its upgrades, players will do extra damage when enemies are frozen.

2. Negatron Collider

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Guide: Negatron Collider
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Looking to go all ham in the game? Ratchet & Clank has got you covered. The Negatron collider allows you to wipe out multiple enemies at once with its laser beam.

Once upgraded to the max, it can deal devastating damage with increased ammo capacity once upgraded to the max. However, it still deals more damage than any other weapon at the base level.

1. Lightning Rod 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Guide: Lightning Rod
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Talking about dealing damage to multiple enemies, Lighting Rod does it better than any other weapon in the game. Upgrading the lighting rod will give you more range, allowing you to shock multiple enemies at the same time.

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