Best Assault Rifles for Warzone 2


Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is finally here, which means that now is perhaps the most exciting time to play considering players are still trying to figure out what the best assault rifles are.

Just like with the original Warzone, assault rifles will likely serve as the foundation of the meta, as most players will simply want a full-auto weapon that can consistently take down enemies at range with ease. Here's a breakdown of the best assault rifles to use early on in Warzone 2.

Best Assault Rifles for Warzone 2

5. M4

Kicking things off is the tried and true M4. It's everyone's first gun for a reason. There are going to be a lot of players running the M4 early, but it will likely not be the absolute meta option.

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Barrel: Hightower 20" Barrel
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
  • Stock: Tempus P80 Strike Stock

4. Kastov 762

Up next is the Kastov 762, which could easily become the meta down the line. The main reason why it may not be all that popular right out of the gate is due to its tougher recoil pattern. That being said, the Kastov 762 does has that CR-56 AMAX-vibe to it, as by far the hardest-hitting AR in the weapon class.

  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Barrel: KAS-10 584MM Barrel
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: KSTV-RPK Factory

3. Lachmann 556

Another sleeper favorite to takeover the meta in due time is the Lachmann 556. Accuracy has proven time and time again to be king in Warzone, and the Lachmann 556 is the most accurate AR in the game heading into Warzone 2. For those who loved the Grau 5.56, look no further.

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: 9" Lachmann Rapp Barrel
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: LM-S Factory G79 Stock

2. Kastov-74u

Likely to be the best sniper support option in the game is the Kastov-74u. The Kastov-74u has dominated MW2 multiplayer lobbies up to this point that to its hybrid AR-SMG properties, which makes it the perfect secondary option to complement any long-range weapon.

  • Muzzle: FSS Covert V
  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock

1. TAQ-56

Lastly is the TAQ-56, which appears to be the early fan favorite for best AR in Warzone 2. Perhaps making up for lost time with the FN Scar 17 being a complete pushover in the original Warzone, the TAQ-56 has a solid blend of accuracy and damage that could keep it at the top for a while.

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Barrel: 14.5" Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Stock: Tactique Brute Stock

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