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Warzone LMG tier list - Every light-machine gun ranked from best to worst for Season 5

Warzone Season 5 has arrived and it has shaken up the meta once again, spurring us on to rank all the LMGs from best to worst with a brand-new tier list.

As is tradition, a new season in Call of Duty: Warzone means a tonne of new content, from new POIs to brand-new weapons (Tec-9 SMG and the EM2 AR), a shiny new battle pass, and much more. With so much to do, including unlocking new prestige levels and rewards, Warzone Season 5 is certainly packed with content.  

Each season, and every update, we continually rank Warzone's arsenal from best to worst in our gun tier lists. Here we are looking at light-machine guns (LMGs), though we have you equally covered if you prefer to run an assault rifle or submachine gun.

But if going big is the way you roll in Verdansk, then you are in the right place - here are Warzone Season 5's LMGs ranked from best to worst.

Please note: There are no balance changes at the start of Warzone Season 5. These are coming "in the near future". The meta, however, has shifted quite a lot.

Warzone Season 5 LMG tier list

Light-machine guns are high capacity, high RPM killing machines. Possessing good range, and high damage output these guns aren't exactly light and thus mobility usually is affected.

Best paired with an SMG or marksmen rifle.

Description of the tiers

Warzone season 5 LMG tier list best worst
A visual representation of how our tier lists work. (Picture: Tiermaker)
  • S-Tier: Meta picks for Warzone Season 5, with the right attachments these could be considered overpowered.
  • A-Tier: While not quite worthy of a seat at the top table, they are still absolute shredders and more than capable of dominating Verdansk.
  • B-Tier: In the right hand, and with the right attachments, these LMGs can still sla[. Just make sure you know what you're doing with them.
  • C-Tier: Don't pick these up there are other options. 
  • D-Tier: Don't pick these up even if there aren't other options.

Light-machine gun tier list

We always aim to make our tier lists as accurate as possible, however, the developer can choose to either nerf or buff weapons throughout the season as well. When this occurs, we will update our LMG tier list accordingly.

S-Tier

The best light-machine gun in Warzone Season 5 PKM
The PKM is as deadly as it looks. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)
  • PKM

Keeping its place at the top of the LMG tier list at the start of Warzone Season 5 is the PKM. Featuring attachments that can make recoil super easy to control and having an insanely fast TTK makes the PKM the undisputed LMG king.

A-Tier

Best LMG in Warzone Season 5 2021 tier list
The Bruen MK9 has long been a favourite in Verdansk. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)
  • Bruen MK9
  • M60
  • FiNN
  • MG34

The MG34 moves down one spot as it can't compete with the PKM in the S-Tier. It is joined by other great LMGs in our Warzone Season 5 tier list, from the M60 to the ever-popular Bruen MK9 and the good old FiNN. 

B-Tier Warzone LMGs

Best LMGs in Warzone Season 5
Recently the Stoner has been one of the most-picked LMGs in Verdansk. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The MG 82 has been popular for quite some time but has dropped off a bit in Warzone Season 5. Joined by the Stoner 63 and the M91, these are middle-of-the-road LMGs that can still do the job well with the best possible loadout.

C-Tier Warzone LMGs

LMG Tier list Warzone season 5 2021
The British-made SA87 is a versatile LMG, capable of being fitted to an assault rifle role. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Due to comparatively low mobility and high recoil, the SA87 and M91 aren't all that great. You would be better off going with one of the other LMGs at the start of Warzone Season 5 from the upper tiers.

D-Tier Warzone LMGs

Worst LMG in Warzone Season 5
The Holger has never really impressed with a slow fire-rate and poor mobility making it a hard gun to love. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)
  • Holger-26

The poor old Holger-26 simply doesn't cut it. You would be much better off going for one of the other LMGs at the start of Warzone Season 5, as this one is simply the worst. 

Disagree with our list? We don't care. To be more disappointed, why not check out our assault rifle, shotgun, SMG, tactical rifle and sniper rifle tier list.

For everything else Call of Duty players might desire, check out our dedicated section filled to the brim with gun guides, news, leaks and much more.