Best Gadgets In Spider-Man 2 [All Ranked]

The best gadgets in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will allow you to combo your special abilities using Peter and Miles.

The Best Gadgets in Spider-Man 2 can be unlocked pretty early, especially if you own the digital deluxe edition. Even if you don’t have the deluxe version, all of the gadgets in Insomniac’s latest Superhero title can be obtained easily and early in your playthrough.

Key Takeaways
  • Gadgets make a return in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and they are limited in number but are more useful and can be utilized in combos.
  • There are a total of 6 different gadgets that Peter Parker and Miles Morales can use in Spider-Man 2.
  • Most of these gadgets are action-focused, and only 1 stealth gadget is currently available. 
  • Some gadgets are unlocked initially, whereas you’ll need to craft others using Tech Parts and Tokens.
Important: It seems like Spider-Man 2 only features a total of 6 gadgets, but I will update the guide later if I find more gadgets during the end game.

The Best Gadgets In Spider-Man 2

Here is a list of all of the gadgets and what they allow you to do as Spider-Man;

GadgetFeatureBest For
Web GrabberPulls a group of enemies together which allows you to follow up with a special attack.The Best Gadget For Gathering Enemies
UpshotSuspends enemies in air and makes them susceptible to your attacks.The Best Gadget For Elevating Foes
Web-ShootersCan be used to either finish off enemies at low health or make brutes vulnerable.The Best Gadget For Shooting Opponents
Web LineStealth focused gadget that allows you to move around bases with more versatility. The Best Ability For Stealth
Concussion BurstCreates a shockwave that pushes back a group of enemies and leaves them susceptible to attacks for a few seconds.The Best Gadget Against Venom Enemies
Ricochet WebCan be used to web multiple enemies as the single shot bounces between enemies.The Best Gadget To Trap Multiple Foes

1. Web Grabber

The Best Gadget For Gathering Enemies.
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The Web Grabber Gadget In Spider-Man 2 (Image Captured by Us)
  • Why I Chose This: Web Grabber can effectively gather foes, leaving them susceptible to more dmg, and clear out hordes.

The Web Grabber is undoubtedly the strongest gadget that you can use, and it becomes apparent once you start pairing it up with the special abilities that utilize Peter’s Iron Arms or Miles’ Venom Powers.

Basically, the Web Grabber pulls a group of enemies together and holds them in one place in a vulnerable state. You can either use that to take out a single strong enemy or a whole group using the special moves.

  • Since I purchased the deluxe edition of Spider-Man 2, the Web Grabber was unlocked for me early.
  • You can also craft the Web Grabber by using 115 Tech Parts and 3 City Tokens.
  • One of the upgrades for this gadget even increases the range from which it grabs enemies.
  • Effectively gather enemies, leaving them vulnerable to dmg.
  • Upgrading the gadget significantly improves gathering ability.
  • Cannot be used against very distant enemies.
  • Requires upgrades to be effective against larger foes.

2. Upshot

The Best Gadget For Elevating Foes.
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The Upshot Gadget In Spider-Man 2 (Image Captured by eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Spider-Man 2 has great aerial combat mechanics and Upshot lets you utilize them efficiently.

Upshot is another gadget that leaves enemies vulnerable, but this time, in the air. It lifts a group of enemies into the air and suspends them there for a brief period of time. You can utilize the opportunity to either extend combos in the air by using the web strike, or you can also yank the enemies down and then hit them with your special attacks.

  • The Upshot gadget is actually available from the get-go, and you can access it during the tutorial mission.
  • You can also upgrade the Upshot, which will allow it to suspend heavier enemies such as brutes.
  • Leaves enemies open for considerable amount of time.
  • Opens many possibilities with the Yank Down Skill.
  • Every lifted enemy can not be attacked.
  • Upgrades are neccessary when dealing with Brutes.

3. Web-Shooters

The Best Gadget For Shooting Opponents.
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The Web-Shooters Gadget In Spider-Man 2 (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Web Shooter can effectively trap brutes for more dmg possibility and can finish off smaller enemies by webbing them.

The good old Web-Shooters make a return and are better than ever in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. From making brutes vulnerable to attacks to finishing off enemies on low health, the Web-Shooters are really reliable.

Spamming R1 whilst fighting will always ensure to finish off fodder enemies by pinning them to walls or other structures. You can easily use this gadget as a finisher or to make enemies susceptible to attacks.

  • The Web-Shooters are also available from the tutorial mission in Spider-Man 2.
  • This gadget is the trademark of Spider-Man and has been available early on in all of Insomniac’s Spidey titles.
  • I personally never get bored of taking down enemies using the Web-Shooters in Spider-Man 2.
  • Can instantly eliminate smaller enemies standing against surfaces.
  • Traps enemies in one place, granting you time to think strategies.
  • Possesses limited shots, requires recharge time.
  • Is more of a utility skill rather than damage.

4. Web Line

The Best Ability For Stealth.
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Using The Web Line In Spider-Man 2 (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Web Line is by far the best ability to use in stealth encounters, making it an ideal choice for stealth enthusiasts.

Technically, the Web Line is not listed in the gadgets section, but it actually acts like a gadget specifically built for stealth. There are no upgrade paths, and you unlock the gadget by playing through the campaign.

I am not a fan of stealth in Spider-Man 2, but for people who are, this gadget will allow you to sneak around easily, and you’ll be able to clear out entire bases without getting spotted.

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Bad Guys On The Block Story Mission (Image Captured by Us)
  • To unlock the gadget, you will need to play through the main mission known as Bad Guys On The Block.
  • During the mission, Peter scans some of Kraven’s tech and builds the Web Line gadget.
  • Web Line can be used to easily take out foes unspotted.
  • Allows freedom of mobility in stealth encounters.
  • Requires story progression to unlock.
  • Not suitable if you like to charge head-on.

5. Concussion Burst

The Best Gadget Against Venom Enemies.
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The Concussion Burst Gadget In Spider-Man 2 (Image Captured by eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Concussion Burst is the best gadget for knocking down enemies and leaving them open, highly useful against venomized enemies.

The Concussion Burst gadget can only be crafted once you reach level 11 in Spider-Man 2. The requirement for its unlock is still early, and you’ll reach level 11 easily after a few missions.

As for the gadget, it creates a shockwave that knocks a big group of enemies backward and makes them susceptible to your attacks for a few seconds. The gadget is pretty good in situations when you’re getting ganged up on.

  • You’ll need 170 Tech Parts and 4 Rare Tech Parts to craft the gadget in Spider-Man 2.
  • There are many upgrades for Concussion Burst as well, which increase both its charges and effectiveness.
  • Invaluable for escaping an ambush situation.
  • Especially effective against Venom enemies.
  • Enemies can be missed if thrown far.
  • Usability slightly diminishes against non-Venom enemies.

6. Ricochet Web

The Best Gadget To Trap Multiple Foes.
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The Ricochet Web Gadget In Spider-Man 2 (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: Ricochet Web sticks multiple enemies to the ground and allows you to escape out of gank situation.

This is probably my least favorite gadget and the one that I used extremely rarely since it achieved the same end result as the Web-Shooters, but each shot jumped between a group of targets.

Instead, I would just use my Web-Shooters to manually aim and web the enemy that I wanted. However, you can pair the gadget with a special ability and get better results, but even there, the Web Grabber is a better choice.

  • Firstly, you’ll need to reach level 13 in order to unlock the Ricochet Web gadget for crafting.
  • After unlocking, you can craft it using 200 Tech Parts and 6 Hero Tokens.
  • Can trap multiple enemies at once.
  • Immobilizes smaller foes, allowing you to focus on others.
  • Same results can be achieved through Web Shot.
  • Upgrades are necessary for full potential.

My Thoughts On Gadgets In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

I’m really enjoying using each and every gadget in Spider-Man 2 except the Ricochet Web, which is either a hit or a miss for most players. Pairing gadgets with special attacks to create some amazing combos really shows how much improvement Insomniac has made to the gameplay. Making all of the gadgets easy to unlock early on is also a much-welcome addition.

Spider-Man 2 is Insomniac’s biggest project yet that also harnesses the complete power of the PS5 to deliver the best Superhero adventure. With a strong cast of characters that are voiced by talented voice actors, Spider-Man 2 offers a narrative-rich experience that is packed with fluid gameplay. There are over 65 suits for your favorite heroes, and 10 more can be obtained as digital deluxe edition suits of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

This concludes my guide on the best gadgets in Spider-Man 2. I have not only listed all of the gadgets but have also ranked them from the best to the worst. I hope that the guide was helpful in learning about the best gadget that you can use. Let me know if you’re enjoying Spider-Man 2 so far in the comments below!


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Usama Mehmood is a Games Specialist, and writer on eXputer who's either hunting for the richest loot in Destiny 2 or endlessly playing his favorite games such as Yakuza or Final Fantasy. Usama has been gaming for 15+ years during which he has accumulated 4000+ hours on Destiny 1 & 2. His constant adoration for video games has allowed him to pursue eXputer as a platform to showcase his striving talents in writing helpful articles. Get familiar with Usama's extensive gaming library on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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