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Warzone AR tier list - All Assault Rifles ranked for Season 3 Reloaded

Our AR tier list ranks the best assault rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.
Warzone AR tier list - All Assault Rifles ranked for Season 3 Reloaded

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded was a bombshell update featuring massive balance changes to shake up the meta. While many of the best assault rifles (ARs) in Warzone Pacific are still in the S-Tier ranking, not all survived the recent gameplay update.

For example, some rifles got base damage or multiplier changes that changed them overall. In other instances, attachments were changed, drastically altering their performance. Nevertheless, this AR tier list ranks all the assault rifles from best to worse in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded (2022) Assault Rifle tier list

Season 3 reloaded assault rifles
Vanguard assault rifles are dominating the top tier. (Picture: Activision)

Nearly all assault rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded have been ranked based on their versatility and effectiveness in different ranges. The best rifles have almost no recoil, a ton of effective range, and will melt enemies with ease.

Some weapons to pay special attention to in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded include the NZ-41, the Nikita AVT, and the BAR, among others. Notably, some assault rifles that were meta in the previous season have been demoted; however, this doesn't mean they're not viable this season, with plenty of great loadout options available for them in that tier.

Tier rank description:

  • S-Tier: This tier typically comprises the most popular "meta" weapons, and for a good reason. These are picks that most competitive players will continue to use until something better comes along. They are nearly flawless at almost any range.
  • A-Tier: These assault rifles come close to S-Tier, with subtle differences in their consistency and power. Simple nerfs can bring a weapon down here; however, these can be ameliorated with a solid loadout.
  • B-Tier: Here, you'll find the middle tier of assault rifles. These guns would still be considered usable, but they need the right attachments. Again, expect to lose some uneven fights depending on the loadout.
  • C-Tier: This is where weapons start to lose quality. Attachments can help these, but these assault rifles are primarily used for fun. You can pull off some great plays, but you'll likely lose a lot of fights.
  • D-Tier: Any weapon in this category should be avoided. They aren't competitive, and playing with them is not fun because of their lack of power.

Note: This tier list will be ranked based on the latest Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded patch. The goal is to create the most accurate tier list that reflects the current meta, but all lists will have some differences depending on perspective.

S-Tier Assault Rifles

call of duty warzone Season 3 reloaded AR tier list Cooper Carbine
Using the Cooper Carbine is a safe bet. (Picture: Activision)
  • STG 44
  • XM4 
  • Krig 6
  • Grau 5.56
  • C58
  • Vargo 52
  • Automaton
  • AK-47 (BOCW)
  • Cooper Carbine

Not much has changed about assault rifles in this tier. These rifles have dominated in Warzone Pacific for a while, which likely won't change anytime soon.

A-Tier Assault Rifles

warzone Season 3 reloaded AR tier list best assault rifles NZ-41
Warzone Season 3 Reloaded brings the NZ-41 back in the fold. (Picture: Activision)
  • EM2
  • Grav 
  • KG M40
  • BAR
  • AS44
  • QBZ-83
  • Nikita AVT
  • NZ-41
  • M4A1
  • CR-56 AMAX

There are several new additions to the A-Tier list of assault rifles in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded. In particular, the CR-56 AMAX drops down from the S-Tier, while the BAR and the NZ-41 found their way back up the rank following several buffs. Any weapon in this category is an excellent option in your loadout.

B-Tier Assault Rifles

warzone Season 3 reloaded AR tier list Fara
The FARA 83 remains a reliable loadout option in Caldera. (Picture: Activision)
  • RAM-7
  • AS VAL
  • Kilo 141
  • ITRA Burst
  • Volk
  • FARA 83
  • M13

These assault rifles are your typical middle-of-the-line options, and you can't go wrong with them. Many were the best at one point, but now they are mediocre. You'll undoubtedly lose against S-Tier ARs in an even fight, but you can still rip through lower weapons.

C-Tier Assault Rifles

Season 3 reloaded AN94
Many Modern Warfare weapons have gone down in rankings over time. (Picture: Activision)
  • AN-94
  • FFAR 1
  • Groza
  • FN Scar 17

C-Tier is full of weapons that could have potential, but they don't offer anything worthwhile in Warzone Pacific Season 3. Most C-Tier weapons have a niche worth exploring, but not enough for a competitive rifle class.

D-Tier Assault Rifles

warzone Season 3 reloaded Oden
The only acceptable reason to use these weapons would be for memeing. (Picture: Activision)
  • Oden
  • FAL
  • FR 5.56
  • AK-47 (Modern Warfare)

Every weapon in the D-Tier rank is essentially useless compared to the rest of the assault rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. The only reason anyone should use them is for fun or to try out some unusual loadouts that other weapons can't offer.

So there you have it, our full tier list for all ARs at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded (2022).

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