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Tier Ranking: What's The Best Assault Rifle In Warzone Season 3?

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Warzone Assault Rifles Ranked
Don't get caught with yesterday's Warzone meta! (Credit: Activision)

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 is well underway, and after a lot of balance patches, we wanted to put together a complete tier list of all the Warzone Assault Rifles. Here are the best Assault Rifles in Warzone.

Just before the launch of Warzone Season 3: Reloaded, Raven nerfed the AMAX. This is just one of the many Warzone Assault Rifles that have been nerfed over the past few months, to try and make more of the weaker weapons viable. Because of this, we thought it was worth giving readers a complete ranking for all the Warzone Assault Rifles, so that they know which ones to avoid. 

Remember, though, some Warzone Assault Rifles will be great for pros with their incredible aim, but a lower TTK is pointless if you're missing shots, so consider the best Warzone Assault Rifle with handling that suits you. We've ranked these Assault Rifles from the perspective of decent, regular players – neither pros nor beginners.

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Best Warzone Assault Rifles: S-Tier Assault Rifles In Warzone

These are the best Assault Rifles in Warzone right now. If you're playing the meta, then you should be using one. 

Note: Click on any of the following images to be taken to the meta attachment guide for each weapon. 

Warzone Assault Rifles S-Tier: CR-56 AMAX

Well, quite obviously this was going to be on top. The AMAX was recently 'nerfed' by a single point of damage. Needless to say, it still shreds at any distance.

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The CR-56 AMAX Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our setup guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles S-Tier: FARA 83

The FARA 83 has some fantastic blueprints available right now, and they're worth checking out in the store. Its main appeal is that the Ironsights are usable enough that you can take something other than optics in the fifth attachment slot. It also has a competitive TTK, which is essential to keep up at the moment. 

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The FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Best Warzone Assault Rifles: A-tier Assault Rifles In Warzone

These Warzone Assault Rifles are strong enough to compete with the meta, and are well worth leveling. 

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: M4A1

It pains me not to be able to put the M4A1 in the top tier. If we were judging weapons for their ranking throughout Warzone's history, then the M4A1 would be an easy winner. It's never been the best weapon, but it's always been in the top 3 or 4. It's just the perfect generalist's rifle, and has attachments to be set up as a great mid-range assault rifle, a handy little submachine gun, or a long–range rifle. 

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The M4A1 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: Grau 5.56

The Grau proves why weapon handling and easy-to-control recoil are so important. It no longer has the kind of unstoppable TTK that it once did, but with the Grau, you'll be landing all your shots. The Archangel barrel in particular takes the Grau to another level, the thing is an absolute laser.

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The Grau 5.56 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: RAM-7

The RAM–7 has the opposite problem to the Grau; its time–to–kill is fantastically fast, but the gun is really difficult to control compared to others in its class. You'll see lots of pros and streamers use this weapon, but be wary of going for it yourself unless you've got the gun–skills.

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The RAM-7 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: Krig 6

The Krig 6 would not have made this tier if it were not for its recent buffs. It definitely underperformed previously, but it's looking more and more like the one to watch, especially with its predictable recoil pattern. 

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The Krig 6 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: FFAR 1

The FFAR 1 has unfortunately been nerfed, and it's been nerfed a lot. Though in fairness, I think even its biggest fans would agree it was overpowered. That said, the FFAR 1 is still a great gun in Season 3, and probably the strongest close–range Warzone Assault Rifle.  

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The FFAR 1 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles A-Tier: AK-47 (BOCW)

Wow, they really saved Kalishnikov's reputation with this one, because the Modern Warfare AK never really found its footing in Warzone. Luckily, this one has. The AK is a heavier, slower weapon, but it's nimble enough, and when it gets firing, it hits like a truck. 

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The AK-47 BOCW Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Best Warzone Assault Rifles: B-Tier Assault Rifles In Warzone

Now we're getting to the Warzone Assault Rifles that will put you at a disadvantage against stronger Assault Rifles, but they aren't so bad that you should avoid them if you like the handling. 

Warzone Assault Rifles B-Tier: Kilo 141

This was a sad one to have to place in B–Tier, the Kilo was once a king, and it still fires with pinpoint accuracy. It just lacks the TTK in the current meta, and cannot specialize enough to be used for a specific role. 

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The Kilo 141 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles B-Tier: FAL

The FAL is incredible, it really is. Back in 2020 it had the lowest TTK by far during Season 2 and 3. So why is it in B–tier? It's semi-automatic, and that single shot rate of fire is always going to be more difficult to use, there's no way around it. So, like the RAM–7, if this weapon was in the hands of a pro it could easily place in S–tier. 

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The FAL Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles B-Tier: AS-VAL

A bizarre little gun that few people know what to do with. Don't be mistaken, some people absolutely slay with the AS–VAL but it sits in an awkward place between submachine gun and assault rifle, and its lack of larger extended magazines holds it back for Warzone. 

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The AS-VAL Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles B-Tier: XM4

The XM4 is a short sharp little number. I personally have a huge soft–spot for the weapon, as it looks great and feels super comfortable to use. The fact of the matter, though, is that an XM4 just cannot compete with other weapons in its class on TTK, and over any range, it had a punishing damage dropoff.

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The XM4 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles B-Tier: M13

The M13 suffers the same problem as the XM4 - the TTK is just not good enough for Season 3. An M13 will shoot like a laser, it's easily one of the nicest guns to fire in Warzone, but it's also a pea–shooter. 

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The M13 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Best Warzone Assault Rifles: C-Tier Assault Rifles In Warzone 

These are going to perform noticeably worse than the better weapons in their class, and you should avoid using them. 

Warzone Assault Rifles C-Tier: AK-47 (MW)

The Modern Warfare AK was just too sluggish, and using it will really put you at a disadvantage against other players. Sure, it hits hard, but not hard enough to justify the handling penalties. 

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The AK-47 Modern Warfare Assault Rifle in Warzone. (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles C-Tier: FR 5.56

As a burst–fire weapon, this one was always going to be more difficult to use than other assault rifles, it's stats are generally pretty strong, but unlike the FAL, they are not competitive enough to counteract the lack of full–auto. 

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The FR 5.56 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles C-Tier: AN-94

The AN–94 has a unique firing mechanism. The first two rounds are shot almost simultaneously and without recoil, but then the gun continues to fire in full–auto, and with an unpredictable recoil pattern. This will take any player a long time to master, and ultimately it isn't worth it for the damage numbers an AN–94 can put out. 

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The AN-94 Assault Rifle in Warzone. (Credit: Activision)

Best Warzone Assault Rifles: F-Tier Assault Rifles In Warzone

Unusable. Unless you're being ironic or challenging yourself, you should never use these weapons. 

Warzone Assault Rifles F-Tier: SCAR-17

Oh, the SCAR, the sweet child of Modern Warfare that never received the buffs it deserved. On paper, it should be a great weapon for Warzone – a marksman-like assault rifle that fires a larger caliber than most. The problem is, SCAR's were never made powerful enough to make up for how slow they are, and the magazine capacity cannot be taken beyond 30 rounds, which is just too low for Warzone. 

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The FN SCAR 17 Assault Rifle in Warzone. (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles F-Tier: QBZ-83

The QBZ–83 has been repeatedly buffed, a weapon that the developers would clearly rather see get more play. The weapon exchanges damage for mobility, but frankly, it trades far too much for too little, and the iron sights are terrible. Also, the recoil pattern is hell - just steer clear of this weapon. 

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The QBZ-83 Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles F-Tier: Groza 

The Groza was a wacky little thing, and it's a shame to see it didn't work. But really, it didn't. So don't pick one up just because it looks fun. At best you can set it up for close–range, but that begs the question... Why not just take a submachine gun?

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The Groza Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

Warzone Assault Rifles F-Tier: Oden

Absolute trash. If anyone uses the Oden unironically, then I want to meet them. A few YouTubers will pretend it's the bizarre new meta for clout, but it isn't. If you need to know why the Oden is so bad, just load up a game and try it out. It trickles out shots at a snail's pace, and handles like a mule. 

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The Oden Assault Rifle in Warzone. Click for our Setup Guide! (Credit: Activision)

You've reached the bottom of the barrel, congratulations! But seriously, head back to the top for your loadouts. Unless you fancy a challenge with the next Warzone drop...

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