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COD Mobile SMG Tier List - Best Submachine Guns in Season 6

With Season 6 arriving in COD Mobile, find out what the new SMG tier list is featuring all the best submachine guns for the brand new season.
COD Mobile SMG Tier List - Best Submachine Guns in Season 6

Submachine guns, also known as SMGs, have always been some of the most powerful weapons in Call of Duty (COD) Mobile. Because of the importance, the weapon class brings to the mobile game, having an SMG tier list for Season 6 and previous installments are important to understanding the full meta.

The further you climb the ranks in competitive play, the more consistently you will find players that rely heavily on the close-quarters machines. There are a ton of SMG options to choose from, but in recent seasons, the meta has become very cut and dry. In Season 6 of COD Mobile, the goal is to shift some of the weapon tuning for a more diverse roster of weapons.

COD Mobile Season 6 To The Skies - SMG tier list

KSP 45
Season 6 will have a brand new SMG to utilize. (Picture: Activision)

As one of the three most dominant classes in the game, submachine guns are an incredibly crucial tool for any set of loadouts in COD Mobile. Assault rifles are the only options that can truly be considered on par, but in general, SMGs will win plenty of close to mid-range battles.

Many of the best submachine guns that rank high on the seasonal tier list share similar traits. They all have super fast TTKs and next to no recoil to worry about. Mobility is also a major strength that many other classes can't rely on with the same TTK output. In Season 6, the goal for weapon balancing was to make even more submachine guns viable with higher control and damage overall.

Tier rank description:

  • S-Tier: This tier usually consists of the most popular weapons, and for 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 in close quarters can be pulled off, but they are going to lose a lot of fights. High TTK and bullet spread are usually the problems.
  • 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. However, they can be great for variety and loadout experiments if that's your style.

Note: This SMG tier list for COD Mobile Season 6 To The Skies is based on the latest patch notes set to go live. The goal is to create a list that accurately reflects the meta and the changes being implemented to the weapons. Some lists will have differences in their rankings.

S-Tier submachine guns in COD Mobile Season 6

The QXR and the QQ9 are at the top of the list. (Picture: Activision)
  • MSMC
  • CBR4
  • QQ9
  • PP19 Bizon
  • QXR

S-Tier is mostly the same aside from a change to the QQ9. While the weapon was already fantastic, it was given buffs in nearly every way. Increased damage multipliers, consistent reloaded, less flinch, and so on.

A-Tier submachine guns in COD Mobile Season 6

The PPSh-41 received a control buff this season. (Picture: Activision)
  • RUS-79U
  • PPSh-41
  • MAC-10
  • Fennec 
  • KSP 45
  • HG 40
  • AGR 556

The A-Tier had the most changes and it's clear that more weapons are viable in Season 6. You may notice the KSP 45 in this tier, and that's because it is uncertain. The weapon appears good, but burst submachine guns have historically performed worse.

B-Tier submachine guns in COD Mobile Season 6

Using a GKS ensures reliability without any crazy stats. (Picture: Activision)
  • GKS
  • MX9 
  • Cordite
  • Razorback

Both the Cordite and the Razorback managed to get just enough buffs to move up a rank. They made the B-Tier more usable overall, but that came at a cost to the weapon balance in tiers below.

C-Tier submachine guns in COD Mobile Season 6

The Pharo remains by itself in the C-Tier. (Picture: Activision)
  • Pharo

This tier is a lonely tier at this point, especially with so many changes in the SMG class. Most weapons were given upgrades if they were changed at all, and that means ranks like C-Tier are less common.

D-Tier submachine guns in COD Mobile Season 6

Burst weapons have proven to be weak in the SMG class. (Picture: Activision)
  • PDW-57 
  • Chicom 

These weapons were not touched in the Season 6 patch notes for COD Mobile, and they are still at the bottom of the barrel. Everyone should avoid them if possible until there are some major changes given out.

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Featured image courtesy of Activision.