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Warzone Assault Rifle tier list - Every AR ranked from best to worst for Season 2

With Season 2 almost upon us, we've ranked every AR to give you an edge in battle.
Warzone Assault Rifle tier list - Every AR ranked from best to worst for Season 2

Getting your hands on the perfect gun can be the difference between coming out on top or getting killed in the Gulag in Call of Duty: Warzone. In this regard, Assault Rifles are still a very reliable all-arounder type of weapon.

Depending on what you're looking from your AR loadout, you can have weapons like the M13, with low damage but an incredible rate of fire, or a Groza, which can melt enemies in the blink of an eye.

With Season 2 of Warzone on the horizon, both new and returning players will be eager to try and kick it off with some satisfying battle royale victories, and we're here to help you by telling you which ARs are the ones you should be on the lookout for. 

Furthermore, with a new AR dropping with Season 2, the FARA 83, some players might be inclined to test out new setups with their loadouts.

Let's break down what each tier means down below:

Warzone Season 2 Tier list AR
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  • S-Tier: The best of the best. Even with mediocre attachments, this gun's better than half of the others in its category.
  • A-Tier: Solid choices that can net you good results with the appropriate attachments. 
  • B-Tier: Middle of the pack. Solid choices for certain situations but can't directly compete with any top-tier gun.
  • C-Tier: Very specific uses, mainly to compliment a loadout. This shouldn't be your primary weapon but can save you from sticky situations
  • D-Tier: Almost worthless. Perhaps you're a big fan of this weapon from previous seasons, but generally, you're better off with almost any other AR
  • F-Tier: Trash, possibly competing for the worst gun in the game overall. Avoid at all costs.

The best Assault Rifles in Warzone Season 2


Warzone Season 2 best assault rifle
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All of these guns are highly potent, either due to the amazing rate of fire, incredible burst damage, or a mix of both. 

The FAL's recent nerf makes it one of the AR's with the most damage output in the entire game, with a little setback in the form of a slightly lower reload time.

Meanwhile, the M13, a personal favourite, can cover you during mid and long-range encounters with an amazing rate of fire to pressure enemies.

Simply put, you can't go wrong with any of the guns in this tier.


Most of these can compete with the best AR's with the right loadout. The AMAX has one of the slowest reload times but has a nice and smooth recoil to compensate for it, so you'll have an easier time hitting your shots.

The Kilo is another fan favourite, mainly because you can have a 100 round mag attached to its very precise build, making it a semi-LMG without the big reload time penalty.


Warzone AR season 2 tier list
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These weapons have potential but are lacking in crucial aspects that bump them outside our top-tier categories.

Takes for instance the AS VAL, who can shred enemies at close distances but doesn't have a good mag attachment, with limited rounds per mag available. 


As we've said, these guns can compliment a loadout perfectly, but we do not recommend them as your go-to AR's with all the options we believe are stronger.

Take for instance the AK-47. Amazing damage, but one of the worst recoils in the entire game that's simply not worth putting up for seeing all the other more precise and equally as damaging guns. However, if you're in the middle of a firefight, and need to swap to the AK, you might take enemies close to you by surprise. 


Warzone season 2 tier list assault rifles
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We've reached the why would you bother part of the tier list. The AN-94 tries to do too much and doesn't excel at anything. Decent is an overstatement when describing its TTK, attachments, fire rate, reload time.


Trash, garbage, avoid at all costs unless you want to severely handicap yourself. Burst fire guns have no place in Warzone and the FR 5.56 can rot at the bottom of the barrel where it belongs.

Disagree with our list? We don't care. Why not check out our SMG Season 2 tier list as well as our Light Machine Gun and Sniper Rifle tier list to be more disappointed.

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