This is how you can get your hands on the AK-47 in XDefiant.

XDefiant's weapon selection offers much of what you'd expect in a modern first-person shooter (FPS) game. However, there is a hot debate about which gun is superior to the others. While some swear by the ACR 6.8, others would argue the AK-47 rightfully deserves that title. Today, we'll explain what you need to do to unlock the AK-47 in XDefiant, and then you can decide which is better.

How to unlock the AK-47 in XDefiant

The AK-47 is unlockable by dealing 4,000 damage with Assault Rifles. This is in the "Challenges" section on XDefiant's main menu. It's pretty straightforward, requiring you to queue into a public match and damage enemies with the M4A1 or any other Assault Rifle you have at your disposal.

Once you have dealt 4,000 damage with Assault Rifles, you will unlock XDefiant's version of the AK-47, which the game describes as follows:

"The AK-47 is a challenging weapon to use and combines best-in-class damage with a low rate of fire and relatively poor handling. At longer ranges, only skilled hands and burst fire can tame its recoil."

This description accurately summarizes the AK-47 experience in any game; those who master it can be lethal opponents. Utilizing short, controlled bursts is always a go-to technique while wielding this Assault Rifle.

How to deal 4,000 damage with Assault Rifles

(Image via Ubisoft)
(Image via Ubisoft)

Each of your opponents spawn with 100 HP, meaning about 40 kills should be plenty to complete this challenge. Remember, even if you don't get the kill, it's important always to be firing at enemies to continue progressing through this challenge. Both playstyles work for this challenge, whether you're a ranged or close-range player.

There are many more weapons beyond the AK-47 to unlock and try in XDefiant. Various SMGs, Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols await you. If the AK-47 is not your cup of tea, perhaps try another weapon class or one of the many Assault Rifles available in XDefiant.

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