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COD Mobile SMG tier list - Every submachine gun ranked from best to worst for Season 8

The "2nd Anniversary" update brought little changes to the submachine gun meta, however, those guns that got a buff could develop into something great. Here's our list of the best SMGs in COD Mobile Season 8.
COD Mobile SMG tier list - Every submachine gun ranked from best to worst for Season 8

With COD Mobile Season 8 just starting, submachine gun (SMG) enthusiasts are scrambling to find out which guns remain at the top of the category.

This season sadly didn't bring any significant changes to the SMG weapon class, although some received much-needed buffs that could salvage them from being trash-tier weapons.

Having said this, let's take a look at our SMG tier list for Season 8 of COD Mobile.

COD Mobile Season 8 SMG tier list

SMGs are reliable close-quarters weapons with a high rate of fire and mobility, however, they're not recommended when you're engaging at mid to long-range distance.

Description of the tiers

Description of tiers
A visual representation of how our rankings work. (Picture: Tiermaker)
  • S-Tier: The absolute best SMGs in COD: Mobile Season 8 which can melt the faces off opponents with ease.
  • A-Tier: With a great loadout these Submachine Guns could go toe-to-toe against the S-Tier.
  • B-Tier: These SMGs are very capable with a perfect loadout that fits your playstyle.
  • C-Tier: This SMG tier absolutely requires you to use a perfect loadout. While these SMGs have some downsides, they can still work well.
  • D-Tier: The trash tier. You would be much better off using one of the other SMGs in this list.

SMG tier list

There is a total of 15 SMGs in COD Mobile Season 8, it's time to rank them all.

S-tier SMGs:

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They dominated Season 7 and still reign supreme in Season 8. (Picture: Activision)

As we've said, the current SMG meta hasn't changed moving into Season 7 and we believe that these three weapons maintain their spot at the top of the list. Each of the S-Tier weapons boasts high base stats, are versatile, and lethal in their own rights. These SMGs should be your go-to SMGs to use in COD Mobile Season 8.

A-tier SMGs:

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SMGs got little to no changes for Season 8. (Picture: Activision)
  • PP19 Bizon
  • Cordite
  • RUS-79U

After receiving a buff back in Season 7, the RUS-79U maintains its spot alongside the Bizon and Cordite as the runner-up SMGs this season. While they lack comparable impact and damage output to that of the S-tier SMGs, these can save you when you're in a tight spot.

B-tier SMGs:

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The Fennec reign of terror is well and truly over. (Picture: Activision)

B-tier weapons also remain unchanged this season, with these weapons lacking in several departments. Despite this, they can still be viable with the correct attachments. The Fennec's reign of terror is finally over and it looks unlikely to make a comeback anytime soon.

C-tier SMGs:

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The HG40 got some slight buffs. (Picture: Activision)
  • AGR 556
  • HG40
  • PDW-57

Neither of these weapons is "trash tier" status, but they are pretty close. This present season saw both the PDW and HG40 receive slight buffs, however, the damage output has not changed much. As a result, it doesn't strike us as worth putting these weapons above C-tier, for now.

D-tier SMG:

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Chicom finally makes it to trash tier (Picture: Activision)
  • Chicom
  • GKS
  • Pharo

Last season the Chicom and GKS missed out on the prestigious trash tier, however, with buffs to the aforementioned weapons, Season 8 has finally found both of these weapons sharing the spot for worst SMGs in the game.

Want more tier lists? You got it! Take a look at our assault rifle, LMG, sniper and shotgun tier lists.


For more on all things COD Mobile, check out our dedicated section filled with gun guides, tier lists, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Activision.