Rise of the Tomb Raider Weapons Locations and Upgrades Guide

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Rise of the Tomb Raider feature a range of different weapons. From close-range and long-range weapons are a part of the game.  These can be upgraded to for better performance, damage boost, faster reloads and more.

For more help on Rise of the Tomb Raider, read our Outfits Unlock Guide, Side Missions Guide and Tomb Challenges Guide.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Weapons Locations

Some weapons can be bought at the Supply Shack, while other are provided to Lara via game progression or completing certain missions.

Bows

Makeshift Longbow
This is a very simple bow that crafted using sticks. Damage is low, range is limited and once you get your hands on a different bow, you won’t likely come back to it. However, it can be upgraded to make a little more useful than it is.

Lara will craft this one during his visit to the Siberian Wilderness.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 20
  • Draw Speed – 30
  • Hold Time – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 30

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Reinforced Limbs – Damage Boost
  • Grip Wrap – Quicker Draw Speed
  • Wrapped String -Better Hold Time
  • String Nocks – Improved Firing Rate

Level 2

  • Waxed String – Faster Draw Speed

Recurve Bow
Recurve is a very use and effective bow that is suitable for an array of situations. You will get it as part of the story progression at a certain point in Gulag. It has better draw speed and causes much more damage then Makeshift.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 40
  • Draw Speed – 40
  • Hold Time – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 30

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Reinforced Limbs – Damage Boost
  • Grip Wrap – Quicker Draw Speed
  • Wrapped String – Increased Hold Time
  • String Nocks – Faster Firing Rate

Level 2

  • Waxed String – Better Draw Speed
  • Notched Rest – Better Firing Rate

Level 3

  • Shooting Glove – Better Hold Time
  • Reinforced Shaft – Damage Boost

Level 4

  • Custom Shaft – Better Hold Time

Compound Bow
Compound is a powerful weapon but in order to get you hands on it, some work needs to be done. Gather different parts from Strongboxes to craft this weapon. You can use Triple Shot and True Shot with it to make it even mre deadly.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 60
  • Draw Speed – 20
  • Hold Time – 20
  • Rate of Fire – 20

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Reinforced Limbs – Damage Boost
  • Grip Wrap – Better Draw Speed
  • Wrapped String – Better Hold Time
  • String Nocks – Better Firing Rate

Level 2

  • Waxed String – Better Draw Speed
  • Trigger Release – Better Hold Time
  • Adjusted Limbs – Damage Boost

Level 3

  • Stabilizer – Faster Firing Rate
  • Improved Cams – Better Hold Time

Level 4

  • Lubricated Cams – Better Draw Speed
  • Drop Away Rest – Damage Boost

Ancient Horn Bow
Ancient Horn Bow is a reward for completing “Surveillance Disruption” in the Geothermal Valley.

You shouldn’t use this bow to turn into a bloodthirsty Assassin due to its low damage, but you can use its faster fire rate to great effect. Of course, there are upgrades for damage to improve the weapon and you can use Specialty Arrow attacks with it as well.

Basic Stats

  • Damage – 45
  • Draw Speed – 50
  • Hold Time – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 50

Upgrades (Level 1)

  • Reinforced Limbs – Damage Boost
  • Grip Wrap – Better Draw Speed
  • Wrapped String – Better Hold Time
  • String Nocks – Better Firing Rate

Level 2

  • Waxed String – Better Draw Speed
  • Weighted Horn – Better Firing Rate

Level 3

  • Shooting Glove – Better Hold Time
  • Thumb Release – better Firing Rate

Level 4

  • Custom Horn Shaft – Damage Boost

Handguns

Revolver
It is a decent weapon to have and you can use it for as long as you want. However, keep upgrading it to for better performance. You will get the revolver at first part of Soviet Installation map.

Basic Stats

  • Damage – 30
  • Recoil Stability – 40
  • Reload Speed – 30
  • Ammo Capacity – 15
  • Rate of Fire – 30

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Polished Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Hollowed Hammer – Improved Rate of Fire
  • Muzzle Break – Better Recoil Stability

Level 2

  • Hair Trigger – Better Rate of Fire
  • Padded Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Rifled Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Speed Loader – Better Reload Speed

Level 4

  • Chromoly Barrel – Damage Boost

Semi-Auto Pistol
Strongboxes are your source of getting the Semi-Auto Pistol. Damage per-round is impressive and fire rate is decent too.

Basic Stats

  • Damage – 20
  • Recoil Stability – 30
  • Reload Speed – 50
  • Ammo Capacity – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 40

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Polished Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Hollowed Hammer – Better Rate of Fire
  • Muzzle Break – Better Recoil Stability
  • Polished Magazine – Better Reload Speed
  • Large Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Hair Trigger – Better Rate of Fire
  • Ergonomic Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Extended Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 3

  • Rifled Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Improved Ejector – Better Rate of Fire
  • Port Vented Slide – Better Recoil Stability
  • High Capacity Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 4

  • Counterweight – Better Recoil Stability

Heavy Pistol
It is a highly useful pistol for that is very effective against enemies wearing armor.

Of course, shotguns and rifles work better against such enemies but if you have to other option, then rely on Heavy Pistol. Use the Strongboxes to get the pistol later in the game.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 45
  • Recoil Stability – 50
  • Reload Speed – 40
  • Ammo Capacity – 30
  • Rate of Fire – 20

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Polished Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Hollowed Hammer – Better Rate of Fire
  • Muzzle Break – Better Recoil Stability
  • Polished Magazine – Better Reload Speed
  • Large Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Custom Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Extended Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity
  • Lubricated Well – Better Reload Speed

Level 3

  • Rifled Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Improved Ejector – Better Rate of Fire
  • Port Vented Slide – Better Recoil Stability

Level 4

  • Quick Release Magazine – Better Reload Speed

Rifles

Assault Rifle
You get this rifle early in the game and last throughout if you keep upgrading it. It can used in any scenario, for both close and long range fire fights.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 20
  • Accuracy – 20
  • Reload Speed – 40
  • Clip Capacity – 50
  • Rate of Fire – 50

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Match Grade Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Modified Firing Pin – Better Firing Rate
  • Padded Stock – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Better Reloading
  • Extended Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Barrel Extension – Damage Boost
  • Polished Receiver – Better Firing Rate
  • Wrapped Magazine – Faster Reloading
  • Custom Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Chromoly Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Taped Double Magazines – Faster Reloading
  • Muzzle Brake – Better Recoil Stability
  • High Capacity Magazine – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 4

  • Improved Gas Port – Better Firing Rate

SMG
The SMG is pretty much useless against Deathless and Enforcers, so try and not use it in such encounters. However, other enemies will not take many hits of it before meeting their maker. You find this rifle through game progression.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 20
  • Accuracy – 30
  • Reload Speed – 50
  • Clip Capacity – 30
  • Rate of Fire – 50

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Match Grade Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Modified Firing Pin – Better Firing Rate
  • Padded Stock – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading
  • Extended Magazine – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Polished Magazine – Faster Reloading
  • Custom Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Chromoly Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Hair Trigger – Better Firing Rate
  • Muzzle Brake – Better Recoil Stability

Level 4

  • Custom Recoil Assembly – Better Firing Rate
  • Folding Stock – Better Recoil Stability

Bolt Action Rifle
Best of really long-range battles and Lara can target unaware enemies from a distance. The weapons will be available through game progression.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 60
  • Recoil Stability – 50
  • Reload Speed – 10
  • Ammo Capacity – 10
  • Rate of Fire – 10

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Match Grade Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Padded Stock – Better Recoil Stability

Level 2

  • Barrel Extension – Damage Boost
  • Polished Bolt – Faster Reloading
  • Custom Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Chromoly Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Lubricated Bolt – Faster Reloading

Level 4

  • Custom Bolt Handle – Faster Reloading
  • Custom Stock – Better Recoil Stability

Military Rifle
This weapons is best for both long and short range encounters. This will weapons will also be available to you via game progression.

Basic Stats

  • Damage – 25
  • Recoil Stability – 50
  • Reload Speed – 30
  • Ammo Capacity – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 20

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Match Grade Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Modified Firing Pin – Better Firing Rate
  • Padded Stock – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading
  • Extended Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Barrel Extension – Damage Boost
  • Polished Receiver – Better Firing Rate
  • Custom Magazine – Faster Reloading
  • Custom Grip – Better Recoil Compensation

Level 3

  • Chromoly Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Quick Release Magazine – Faster Reloading
  • Muzzle Brake – Better Recoil Stability
  • Drum Magazine – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 4

  • Custom Receiver – Better Firing Rate

Shotguns

Pump Action Shotgun
This is a short range and high damage weapons that will be available to through game progression.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 40
  • Recoil Stability – 35
  • Reload Speed – 30
  • Ammo Capacity – 30
  • Rate of Fire – 30

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Custom Forcing Cone – Damage Boost
  • Rapid Fire Modification – Faster Firing Rate
  • Padded Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading
  • Tube Magazine Extender – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Custom Trigger – Better Firing Rate
  • Modified Ejector – Faster Reloading

Level 3

  • Back-Bored Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Muzzle Weight – Better Recoil Stability

Level 4

  • Auto Load Modification – Faster Reloading)
  • Pump Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Break Action Shotgun
You will come across this weapon at the later of Rise of the Tomb Raider. It is brute force but you will need to reload often and fire rate is a pain.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 60
  • Recoil Stability – 20
  • Reload Speed – 40
  • Ammo Capacity – 10
  • Rate of Fire – 40

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Custom Forcing Cone – Damage Boost
  • Padded Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading

Level 2

  • Custom Trigger – Better Firing Rate
  • Wrapped Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Back-Bored Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Forced Ejector Mod – Faster Reloading)
  • Muzzle Weight – Better Recoil Stability

Level 4

  • Lubricated Hinge – Faster Reloading
  • Balanced Stock – Better Recoil Stability

Full-Auto Shotgun
Damage per-shot is lackluster but this weapons makes up for it with its fire rate and accuracy. You will come across this weapon at the later part of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 20
  • Recoil Stability – 25
  • Reload Speed – 50
  • Ammo Capacity – 40
  • Rate of Fire – 50

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Custom Forcing Cone – Damage Boost
  • Padded Grip -Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading

Level 2

  • Extended Magazine – Higher Ammo Capacity
  • Modified Ejector – Faster Reloading

Level 3

  • Back-Bored Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Improved Feeder – Faster Firing Rate
  • Large Drum Magazine – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 4

  • Quick Drum Release – Faster Reloading

Tactical Shotgun
You can buy this weapon from the Supply Shack. It is a great weapon to have and you can upgrade it to make it even more effective in close-range battles.

Base Stats

  • Damage – 30
  • Recoil Stability – 55
  • Reload Speed – 30
  • Ammo Capacity – 30
  • Rate of Fire – 25

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Custom Forcing Cone – Damage Boost
  • Rapid Fire Modification – Better Firing Rate
  • Padded Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading
  • Tube Magazine Extender – Higher Ammo Capacity

Level 2

  • Custom Trigger – Better Firing Rate
  • Modified Ejector – Faster Reloading

Level 3

  • Back-Bored Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Vented Barrel – Better Recoil Stability
  • Drum Magazine – Better Ammo Capacity

Level 4

  • Ghost Ring Sight – Better Firing Rate

ThunderClap
This isn’t an easy weapon to get as you will need to get 100% completion in Rise of the Tomb Raider. However, it is a deadly weapon and worth the grinding.

Base Stat

  • Damage – 80
  • Recoil Stability – 20
  • Reload Speed – 40
  • Ammo Capacity – 10
  • Rate of Fire – 40

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Custom Forcing Cone – Damage Boost
  • Padded Grip – Better Recoil Stability
  • Barrel Shroud – Faster Reloading

Level 2

  • Custom Trigger – Better Firing Rate
  • Wrapped Grip – Better Recoil Stability

Level 3

  • Back-Bored Barrel – Damage Boost
  • Forced Ejector Mod – Faster Reloading
  • Muzzle Weight – Better Recoil Stability

Level 4

  • Lubricated Hinge – Faster Reloading
  • Balanced Stock – Better Recoil Stability

Axes

The Climbing Axe
You start the game with this weapon that is now only used in battle but also used for climbing.

Base Stats

  • Strength – 10

Upgrades (level 1)

  • Wrapped Handle – Melee combos knock down even armored opponents
  • Honed Edge – Better prying speed

Level 2

  • Reinforced Shaft – More Damage to enemy armor with melee attacks

Level 4

  • Leashed Handle – Almost instant prying speed

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