There is a somewhat large panel of weapons choices in Payday 2, with a wide range of prices (from $10k to $500k) and unlocking requirements.
After a some tests, I'm pretty convinced that, regarding handguns (secondary weapons), the Deagle is one of the most interesting: few ammo and some recoil, but great damage and gadgets possibilities. It's also one of the most expensive handguns (and secondary weapons).
The Kobus 90 stands at the exact same price ($501,300), unlocks at the same level (36) and looks like the sub-machine gun counterpart. Way less interesting to me, but perhaps it's the "best" sub-machine gun ?
Does it mean that all the pistols cheaper than the Deagle are not worth it and can simply be sold back once I've bought the Deagle ?
Same question goes for the rifles and shotguns (primary weapons).
I'm wondering it because:
- It doesn't sound like a good game-design choice (once you can afford the most expensive weapon, you can sell back all the others)
- It didn't work this way in the first Payday
I feel some "better isn't revelant" remarks coming up: of course I mean "overall better", which requires a bit of abstraction over the gameplay, I have to admit it ;) But since some weapons are almost never part of any matchup (stealth, rush, endurance, ...), it doesn't sound completely absurd to imagine some overall ranks for each category of weapon. I rarely see players playing with other handguns than the Deagle, for instance (it happens, but rarely), nor with the basic AMCAR or AK.