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Warzone Season 4 Reloaded SMG Tier List - Best Submachine Guns In COD

With the mid-season season update now live, learn what the best submachine guns (SMGs) are in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.
Warzone Season 4 Reloaded SMG Tier List - Best Submachine Guns In COD

The Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update brings a ton of weapon tuning to nearly every class, and that means we need a brand new version of the best submachine gun tier list. Compared to other classes, there wasn't anything meta-shaking, but there are some note-worthy changes that can shift rankings.

Most of the submachine gun changes were focused around the max damage range, multipliers, or base damage numbers of a select few. As usual, the Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons received the most attention. And with nearly 200 weapons in the game now, it's impossible to focus on everything, but some love was spread between each title.

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded (2022) SMG Tier List

Marco 5
Season 4 SMG tiers have been altered by the Marco 5. (Picture: Activision)

One of the biggest changes to Warzone Season 4 Reload for the submachine gun tier list is geared toward the Marco 5. This SMG was introduced at the beginning of this season, along with plenty of other new adjustments to the class. In the mid-season update, the Marco 5 is set down a peg to make way for other options.

Assault rifles were the main focus of the mid-season patch. Raven Software mentioned that they were ranked almost entirely on recoil controllability, and a laundry list of weapons was nerfed. There wasn't anything that drastic for the submachine gun class this time. However, weapons like the Uzi and the UGR got some deserved attention.

Tier rank description:

  • S-Tier: This tier usually consists of the most popular 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.
  • A-Tier: These Submachine Guns come close to S-Tier, and much of the time the line is blurred. But in a fight with two equal players, the top-tier weapons are going to have the edge in consistency and power.
  • B-Tier: Here you'll find the middle tier of the Submachine Guns. These would still be considered usable, but they will certainly need the right attachments. Expect to lose some uneven fights.
  • C-Tier: This is where weapons start to lose quality. Attachments can help these, but they are mostly for fun. Some great plays can be pulled off, but they are going to lose a lot of fights.
  • D-Tier: Any weapon in this category should be avoided. They aren't competitive, and because of their lack of power, they are also usually not fun. Maybe they can get some buffs.

Note: This tier list will be ranked based on the latest Warzone Season 4 Reloaded patch. The goal is to create the most accurate tier list that reflects the meta, but all lists will have some differences.

S-Tier Submachine Guns

The UGR was already good, but new changes only help. (Picture: Activision)
  • MP-40
  • LAPA
  • PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
  • Armaguerra 43
  • H4 Blixen
  • UGR

The only major difference for the S-Tier in the mid-season update is the removal of the Marco 5. With the damage numbers changing, the Marco was moved down just one tier, while the UGR has become even more of a force. H4 Blixen users will also experience some minor nerfs, but nothing strong enough to change the listing.

A-Tier Submachine Guns

Both versions of the PPSh-41 are viable. (Picture: Activision)
  • MP5 (Cold War)
  • PP19 Bizon
  • Marco 5
  • Milano 821
  • MP5 (Modern Warfare)
  • PPSh-41 (Cold War)
  • MAC-10
  • OTs 9
  • Welgun

You'll notice the Marco 5 in A-Tier now, and it's easily one of the best at this rank. It's still viable and can easily compete with most guns. Along with the Marco, the Cold War MP5 also had some tuning, but it wasn't groundbreaking.

B-Tier Submachine Guns

The Sten is a great baseline perspective of the B-Tier weapons. (Picture: Activision)
  • LC10
  • MP7
  • Bullfrog
  • AK-74u
  • Type 100
  • Owen Gun
  • M1928
  • Sten
  • Uzi

B-Tier is full of the average weapons and it hasn't changed much at all. One change you'll want to note though is the addition of the Uzi. In Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, the Uzi has much better base stats and has moved up two tiers on the best submachine gun tier list.

C-Tier Submachine Guns

Using the Fennec can be great in niche situations. (Picture: Activision)
  • Fennec
  • AUG
  • P90
  • CX-9
  • Tec-9

These last two tiers haven't changed, and the odds are they won't. Uzi fans can rejoice at one weapon making out of the bottom. More of these weapons may move up in time. Until then, use them in niche situations where the strengths of the SMG meet the situation.

D-Tier Submachine Guns

D-Tier weapons should usually be avoided. (Picture: Activision)
  • ISO
  • Nail Gun
  • KSP 45
  • Striker 45

With Warzone 2 on the horizon, we'll probably never see any changes to these forgotten soldiers. They all offer some fun features and potential stats but aren't good. Avoid these if you want to win, or prove your skill in the Warzone.

So there you have it, our complete tier list for all SMGs at the start of Warzone Season 4 Reloaded (2022).

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