Deep Rock Galactic – How to Unlock Weapons

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In Deep Rock Galactic, you play as one of the 4 dwarves to enter the world of Hoxxes. The goal is to mine minerals and fight waves of bugs to return to your space rigs.

And that’s why weapons (or guns) are super important! In today’s article, we’ll show you how to unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic so you can survive on this planet easier!

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To unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic, you have to level up the respective dwarf and do the Equipment Licenses assignments. Each class has up to 4 assignments to unlock 4 new weapons, so there are a lot of possibilities to play!


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How to unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic

In Deep Rock Galactic, each class has 3 different primary weapons and 3 secondary weapons. The first one in both categories is free.

To unlock new weapons, you have to do Equipment Licenses assignments. These assignments can only appear in the Assignment Board if you reach a specific level of a class.

In general, you can unlock the new equipment assignments for the main weapons at levels 10 and 18, respectively. The secondary weapon assignments are unlocked at player levels 15 and 21.

Each Equipment Licenses assignment contains 3 missions and may vary depending on the class and the weapon you’re currently unlocking.

Below is the list of weapons you can unlock in Deep Rock Galactic:

  • Gunner:
    • “Thunderhead” Heavy Autocannon: require level 10 and Point Extraction, Mining Expedition, and Elimination.
    • BRT7 Burst Fire Gun: require level 15 and Mining Expedition, Escort Duty, and Egg Hunt.
    • “Hurricane” Guided Rocket System: require level 18 and Elimination, On-site Refining, and Point Extraction.
    • ArmsKore Coil Gun: require level 21 and Mining Expedition, Elimination, and Escort Duty.
  • Scout:
    • M1000 Classic: require level 10 and Egg Hunt, Mining Expedition, and Escort Duty.
    • Zhukov NUK17: require level 15 and Escort Duty, Point Extraction, and Mining Expedition.
    • DRAK-25 Plasma Carbine: require level 18 and Egg Hunt, Mining Expedition, and Point Extraction.
    • Nishanka Boltshark X-80: require level 21 and Point Extraction, Mining Expedition, and Salvage Operation.
  • Driller:
    • Cryo Cannon: require level 10 and Salvage Operation, Egg Hunt, and Point Extraction.
    • Experimental Plasma Charger: require level 15 and Salvage Operation, Egg Hunt, and Elimination.
    • Corrosive Sludge Pump: require level 18 and On-site Refining, Point Extraction, and Escort Duty.
    • Colette Wave Cooker: require level 21 and Egg Hunt, On-site Refining, and Mining Expedition.
  • Engineer:
    • “Stubby” Voltaic SMG: require level 10 and Point Extraction, Salvage Operation, and Mining Expedition.
    • Breach Cutter: require level 15 and Egg Hunt, On-site Refining, and Elimination.
    • LOK-1 Smart Rifle: require level 18 and Salvage Operation, On-site Refining, and Escort Duty.
    • Shard Diffractor: require level 21 and Escort Duty, Salvage Operation, and Mining Expedition.

After you complete the third mission in the assignment, the weapon is unlocked! Now you have to go to the Equipment Terminal and buy your brand-new weapons for credits and rare minerals.

All the hard work pays off! You can equip the newly unlocked weapons and try them on bugs (or maybe your ally’s dwarves). Rock and stone!


Frequently asked questions

How do you unlock weapons on assignment boards?

When you see the new assignments that have the new weapon image, start and complete them to unlock the weapons. You just need to play the correct mission. No specific hazard is required!

Do I have to do the Weapon Licenses assignment immediately?

No, you don’t need to! Weapon License assignments are just like normal assignments. They won’t expire, so you can do them whenever you want!


Now you know how to unlock weapons in Deep Rock Galactic! Let’s get ready for the assignment!

Rock and Stone, everyone!

Binh Tran

I'm an enthusiast who has played video games for 10 years, as well as other survival/idle/RPG/FPS games. At Gamer Empire, I think, write, and grind for the best content!

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