Though the changes are not as drastic as they were in the previous season, they are bound to dethrone the nerfed guns from the top of their class and make space for some other guns to rise in power and popularity as the Season 5 meta develops.
As with the previous sets of balance changes, the big focus of this update is on the SMG class, as two of the most powerful weapons in this class received significant nerfs, the QXR and the PP-19 Bizon.
With all the changes taken into consideration, as well as new weapons, we present you the most powerful COD: Mobile weapons for every class in Season 5.
Best weapons in COD: Mobile Season 5
Below are the best weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile for the start of Season 5, with the five main weapon classes represented.
Best Assault Rifle: CR-56 AMAX
While we do love our AK-47, after hours of intense testing of a new assault rifle, we have no doubts that the CR-56 AMAX is one of the top guns in Season 5.
The weapon performs great both at mid and close range and in many cases it acts like an SMG, making it a perfect choice for generally smaller COD: Mobile maps. Mobility of an SMG and a rate of fire of AR? Yes, please!
Best SMG: Razorback
The biggest changes come for the SMG class. As we mentioned earlier, the QXR dominated the Season 4 meta, with all the buffs the weapon has received, but it turns out it was simply too powerful for the meta to be healthy, which resulted in several strong nerfs in Season 5.
With the PP-19 Bizon being severely nerfed as well, the title of a new SMG king now belongs to the Razorback. With its very high damage and a solid rate of fire, it is a perfect choice for close-range combat.
Best Sniper/Marksman rifle: MK2 Carbine
Here we have another usurpation at the top. The Locus has been nerfed slightly but more than enough to be removed from our list of the best weapons in COD: Mobile.
- Read more: COD: Mobile Sniper tier list - Every Sniper and Marksman Rifle ranked from best to worst for Season 5
Our new go-to choice is the MK2 Carbine, a marksman rifle added in the previous season. With its insane damage and range, it can kill anyone from anywhere with just a single bullet. When you add the weapon's reliable accuracy to the mix, you get the ultimate mid-range weapon in COD: Mobile.
Best light-machine gun: UL 736
As one of my colleagues describe it, the UL736 is like an AK-47 with way more bullets.
- Read more: COD Mobile LMG tier list - Every light machine gun ranked from worst to best for Season 5
It's rather deadly in long-range combat, while still being reliable at close and mid-range. The weapon's accuracy and range are the combo that makes this weapon such a good choice. On top of that, it is one of the easiest LMGs to control in the game. There is no mistake when picking the UL 737.
Best shotgun: KRM-262
Finally, the only class that hasn't undergone changes in our list of top COD: Mobile weapons.
The KRM-262 has been standing out as a top COD: Mobile shotgun for several seasons now, and things are not going to change in Season 5. The weapon offers a lot of versatility for a class that usually pigeonhole you into a very specific playstyle, and that's why the KRM-262 still remains popular and keeps the title of the best shotgun in COD: Mobile Season 5.
And there you have it, the best COD: Mobile Season 5 weapons for all the main classes in the game!
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