Best SMGs | Cyberpunk 2077

New details revealed for Patches and DLC Content!
Update Roadmap for 2021

Did you find any bugs? Share and and get solutions!
List of Bugs (975)

We're updating daily with new tips and information!
Story Walkthrough
All Side Quest Guides
Best Weapons
Romance Guide
Crafting Spec Locations

This is a list of all the best SMGs available in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn the details of all the best and most powerful SMGs for the endgame, mid-game, and early game.

Best Early Game SMG

Name Reason
M221 Saratoga.pngM221 Saratoga ・Reduces weapon sway by 50%

The M221 Saratoga is a dependable SMG that can be picked up from enemies early on in the game. It can also be purchased from weapons vendors. The reduction in weapon sway is particularly useful for SMGs, allowing your fire to be more concentrated.

Best Mid-Game SMG

Name Reason
Prototype Shingen Mark V.jpgProtoype Shingen Mark V ・Smart Link allows to hit enemies behind cover
・Fire explosive rounds
・Modified automated targeting system guides bullets to up to three targets while aiming

The Prototype Shingen Mark V that can be obtained in a shipping container in the mission Gimme Danger is a great mid-game SMG. It is a unique Smart weapon that allows its explosive bullets to lock-on up to 3 targets while aiming. This gun is a sure-fire way to quickly light up your enemies in an explosive display of style and destruction.

Best Endgame SMG

Name Reason
Yinglong.pngYinglong ・Smart Link allows to hit enemies behind cover
・Auto-tracking headshots
・Deals additional Electrical damage with a small chance to apply an EMP on impact

The Yinglong is a powerful Smart SMG that can hit enemies hiding behind cover. Its additional Electrical damage and chance to apply EMP effect make it even more reliable in combat.

One drawback to fully utilizing this weapon is that it needs to be crafted. After finding its specs, using the Edgerunner Artisan perk to craft a Legendary version is the best way to use this weapon.

Cyberpunk 2077 Related Links

Best Weapons

Best Weapons by Type

Best Ranged Weapons
Best Pistols Best Assault Rifles Best Sniper Rifles
Best SMGs Best Shotguns Best Revolvers
Melee Weapons
Best Katanas Best Knives Best Blunt Weapons

All Cyberpunk 2077 Guides

Guides by Category
News and Game Info Quests and Walkthrough
Perks and Attributes Weapons
Clothing and Armor Cyberware
Cars and Vehicles Items and Gear
Quickhacks Mods and Attachments
Tips and Tricks Game Mechanics
Characters Best Builds
Best Weapons Best Armor
Maps and Locations Lifepaths
Factions Trophies
Message Boards

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Best SMGs" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    • I'd really like to see a flowchart with all the Main Quests, Side Quests, and Gigs that exist so we can easily see what you need to do before unlocking XYZ quest (kind of like they did here https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/cyberpunk-2077-walkthrough-main-story-quest-list-main-missions-order-5077 except with everything, not just the Main ones)

    • On xbox one. After fighting with rancho coronado i get stuck in some parts of the Arena.

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more