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MMOs With Guns – The 12 Best Shooter MMORPGs in 2023

MMOs With Guns – The 12 Best Shooter MMORPGs in 2023

Are swords, daggers, and magical wands just not your thing in MMOs? Would you rather wield a high-powered rifle, dual guns, or a bazooka? We have selected our favorite MMOs with guns in the list below.

We have included a variety of different types of gun-toting MMOs. Some are fast-paced and action-packed while others are more methodical and tactical. There is something for everyone on this list.

Take a look and find out which one of these shooter MMORPGs suit your playstyle. From classic fantasy MMOs lightly featuring guns to all-out FPS-MMOs.

12. World of Tanks

  • Developer: Wargaming
  • Release Date: August 12, 2010
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Does a tank count as a gun? Sure it does! The game features over 600 different tanks to choose from, ranging from small light tanks to large heavy tanks.

Players can also use a variety of abilities and upgrades to help them in battle.

World of Tanks is available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation four.

11. New World

  • Developer: Amazon Game Studios
  • Release Date: September 28, 2021
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A lot of fun can be had with a Musket build in New World.

Amazon Game Studio’s New World isn’t exactly what you would classify as a shooter, but the game’s Musket lets you aim and hunt down animals, monsters, and even other players in PvP in a way that’s quite different from other traditional MMOs.

New World is a MMORPG set in the 17th century during the age of exploration. Players will take on the role of one of three factions vying for control of Aeternum, an island located in the Devil’s Triangle off the coast of South America.

While guns are not the main focus of combat in New World, they are still a viable weapon type. Ranged weapons such as muskets and pistols do decent damage and have a good range. They are perfect for taking out enemies from afar.

Guns are not the only ranged weapons in New World though. Players can also use bows and crossbows. These weapons are a bit more difficult to use than guns but can be very effective in the right hands.

If you are looking for an MMORPG with guns, New World is definitely worth checking out. The game has a great setting and combat is fun and strategic.

10. Secret World Legends

  • Developer: Funcom
  • Release Date: June 26, 2017
Secret World Legends feature guns of different sorts
SWL might be worth checking out if you like the combination of horror and guns.

Secret World Legends is a MMORPG set in the modern-day world. The game features a variety of guns, from handguns and rifles to machineguns and grenade launchers.

The Secret World has been praised as one of the most original and different games in the MMO market. It was re-released as Secret World Legends in 2017.

The world is inspired heavily by H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King and should be a hit for fans of horror and mystery.

The game has a great plot, PvE and PvP combat, and a huge range of abilities.

The game is free-to-play with a variety of optional microtransactions.

STO is even available on Xbox and Playstation 4 if PC gaming isn’t your cup of tea.

9. Star Citizen

  • Developer: Cloud Imperium Games
  • Release Date: TBA
The gun design in Star Citizen is very impressive
Star Citizen has some of the most detailed gun designs in any MMO.

The main draw of Star Citizen might be its space simulation and ships, but the guns in this game look absolutely amazing as well, and a lot of effort goes into designing the game’s weaponry.

Star Citizen is an MMORPG set in the 30th century. The game focuses on space exploration and combat with a heavy emphasis on player-owned ships.

Players will be able to use a variety of guns in Star Citizen, including pistols, rifles, and even sniper rifles. All of the guns are highly detailed and look amazing.

Simply do a Google image search for “Star Citizen guns” and you’ll know what we mean.

8. Fallen Earth Classic

  • Developer: GamersFirst
  • Release Date: October 12, 2011
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Fallen Earth is a good pick for some post-apocalyptic action.

Fallen Earth is a MMORPG set in the post-apocalyptic world of the 22nd century.

The game features a wide variety of guns, from small pistols to large sniper rifles.

In addition to its great gunplay, the game also features an interesting plot, a unique setting, and a variety of abilities.

Fallen Earth is available on PC.

7. Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Release Date: December 20, 2011
Swtor has a wide range of available blaster rifles and guns
SWTOR sports a range of iconic weapons such as blasters and blaster rifles.

While the Jedi and Sith in SWTOR go to battle with their legendary lightsabers, the other classes heavily favor guns of all sorts.

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe. The game takes place after the events of the Sith Emperor’s reign of terror. Players can choose to play as one of eight classes, each with their own unique storyline.

The Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, and Trooper classes are particularly proficient with guns. These classes favor guns over all other weapons and have abilities that make them even more deadly with ranged weapons.

While the Jedi and Sith in SWTOR go to battle with their legendary lightsabers, the other classes heavily favor guns of all sorts.

Troopers wield heavy blaster cannons and rockets. Smugglers use either single or dual-wield lightweight blasters.

6. Star Trek Online

  • Developer: Cryptic Studios
  • Release Date: February 02, 2010
Star trek online lets you command your own ship
STO also has its fair share of big guns

More of a Star Trek fan than a Star Wars fan? We’ll your in luck because Star Trek Online is also a great MMO and it also features a selection of futuristic guns.

In STO you play as the captain of your own ship that you can control but can also “beam down” and adventure on foot through various adventures and settings.

STO has a wide variety of guns, ranging from small hand-held phasers to large ship-mounted cannons.

5. Final Fantasy XIV

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Eorzea has it all, even huge guns.

Final Fantasy XIV is a MMORPG set in the fantasy world of Eorzea.

The Machinist class is the only one that uses guns in the game.

The class was added in the Heavensward expansion and has quickly become a fan-favorite.

In addition to its great gunplay, the game also features a great story, world, and characters.

FFXIV is available on PC and Playstation.

4. Destiny 2

  • Developer: Bungie
  • Release Date: September 06, 2017
Destiny 2 guns
Destiny 2 delivers some of the best action found in an FPS-MMO.

The Bungie giant is one of the most well-known FPS-MMOs, featuring a vast range of guns and equipment, from machineguns, shotguns, and sniper rifles to grenade launchers.

Destiny fans were excited when the sequel was announced and even more so when it was revealed that the game would feature a host of new and improved guns.

Destiny 2 is a MMORPG set in a “mythic science fiction” world. The game revolves around shooting and looting.

Character progression is achieved through PvE or PvP gameplay.

Destiny 2 is available on PC, Xbox, Playstation, and Stadia.

3. Planetside 2

  • Developer: Daybreak Game Company
  • Release Date: November 20, 2012
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Big guns and big battles, Planetside 2 has both.

The original Planetside was developed and released in 2003 by Sony Online Entertainment who was already a major player in the MMO space with its fantasy MMO Everquest.

Planetside 2 has been around for many years and is still going strong on PC and PS4. The game features large scale battles with up to 2000 players on each side.

Guns are a big part of Planetside and there is a wide variety to choose from, ranging from small pistols to large rocket launchers.

Planetside 2 can even boast a Guinness World Record for most players in a single battle, with 1283 combatants in one epic fight.

Daybreak confirmed last year that Planetside 3 is in development.

2. Guild Wars 2

  • Developer: ArenaNet
  • Release Date: August 28, 2012
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GW2 is not only one of the best shooter MMOs but one of the best MMORPGs.

Looking for a more traditional fantasy MMO experience but with some guns sprinkled in? Then Guild Wars 2 might be the game for you.

Guild Wars was a popular MMORPG that was released in 2005 by ArenaNet. The game was so successful that it spawned an entire franchise, including a sequel.

Guild Wars 2 focuses on both PvE and PvP combat and has a wide range of guns and equipment for players to choose from.

If you are looking for guns and ammo in GW2, the engineer is the class choice for you. They use a combination of melee weapons with rifles and pistols, along with a selection of gun turrets, grenades, and more.

Guild Wars 2 is one of the few MMORPGs that does not have a monthly subscription fee and is completely free-to-play after you purchase the game.

1. Warframe

  • Developer: Digital Extremes
  • Release Date: March 25, 2013
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Warframe is never short on action.

If you are looking for an MMORPG with a focus on guns and shooting, then Warframe is the game for you.

Years after its initial release it’s still going strong and boasts a huge player base.

There are a wide variety of weapons to choose from, including rifles, pistols, shotguns, and more.

The game has over 300 weapons and guns that you can modify to match your playstyle.

Players can also use a variety of abilities and Warframes to help them in battle.

Warframe is available on PC, Xbox One, Playstation four, and Nintendo Switch.


Thursday 14th of July 2022

some of these should not even be considered MMORPG because like in the instance of planetside 2 where is the RPG? and in the instance of warframe how is instanced everything a MMO?

Billy Cross

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

@marc, also much of what was in this list aren’t MMO’s the first game for instance, is a 16 player arena

Billy Cross

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

@marc, never winner, is definitely an MMO and it is definitely instanced everywhere. You seem to be confusing an open world game with a massively multiplayer game. It doesn’t have to be open world. I find it. Curious, that war frame bothers you but destiny two doesn’t bother you. If you login and there are other people already in the world somewhere when you login that’s an MMO doesn’t matter if it’s three or 100 or 1000. if you login and you have to join a group that’s co-op or if you login and you’re in a hub all by yourself that’s co-op. Also, you’re right about planetside too. It’s not really in mmorpg. It’s an MMOFPS


Sunday 5th of December 2021

PSO2 NGS is missing from this list. Guns and gameplay is the main reason I started playing, after being burnt out my fantasy.


Saturday 4th of December 2021

Another one with guns, and lots of fun, is the MMORPG 7 Days To Die.