This chapter of the Deep Rock Galactic guide is dedicated to alternative weapons, which can be unlocked for each character class.
In Deep Rock Galactic, each character has a pre-made set of equipment - aside from a pickaxe and flares, the player receives a primary weapon, secondary weapon, additional items characteristic for each class and throwables. However, the player has the ability to unlock alternative primary and secondary weapons, which greatly influence the character's playing style.
How to unlock alternative weapons
Access to alternative primary and secondary weapons can be unlocked by performing a special series of missions, called License Upgrade. Performing these special tasks assigns the characters a license for additional weapons, which they can later purchase at the equipment terminal.
The task for the alternative primary weapon can be unlocked on Level 10, while the task for the alternative secondary weapon is unlocked on Level 15. License Upgrade tasks consist of several simple missions that can be performed at any threat level, either solo or in a group game.
After completing the tasks, the player unlocks a gun license, which they then have to purchase for a certain amount of credits and resources. Alternative weapons can be unlocked in an equipment terminal located on the ground floor of the space station.