Our Warzone assault rifle tier list for December 2021 is here to break down which guns are the best to use as players begin to truly countdown the final days until the launch of Season One and Caldera.
From now until Dec. 9, the weapon meta is almost assuredly going to remain fairly stable as Activision, Raven Software and co. have pretty much let the Operation: Flashback encore limited-time mode for Verdansk do its thing, and are gearing up to usher in the Warzone Pacific era. Before Season 1 and Vanguard integration arrive and drastically shift the meta once again, here are the best assault rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone early on into December 2021.
Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List December 2021
- AK-47 (BOCW)
At this point in the Warzone meta, the EM2, Black Ops Cold War AK-47 and XM4 have remained the clear best options for mid-to-long range engagements. Their TTKs and handling are simply a tier above the rest, and it comes down to preference between each of the three which players decide to main.
- FARA 83
- CR-56 AMAX
- Krig 6
- FFAR 1
- AS VAL
- STG 44
In A Tier are a wide variety of options that are top tier viable and remain generally very balanced to use in Warzone. Essentially, these options are right outside of the main meta, but are still able to get the job done and allow you to be competitive. The FARA 83 remains one of the most reliable ARs in the game, while the C58, QBZ-83, CR-56 AMAX, M4A1, Krig 6, RAM-7 and GRAV are all still sleeper favorites to use. The FFAR1 is really only viable as a sniper support option of course, as well as the AS VAL for those who play solos. Since the STG 44 is only available in the form of its Battle Pass weapon blueprints, it's tough to place it any higher due to players being unable to customize the new gun's attachments at the moment.
- Grau 5.56
These weapons in B Tier remain viable, but could still use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider using them as shown by the AK-47 (BOCW) and XM4, which were here in previous tier lists. The Grau 5.56 is a great option for those who play Warzone more casually, and aren't fond of constantly unlocking and ranking up guns to keep up with the meta.
- Kilo 141
- FN Scar 17
The C Tier includes rifles that definitely need a buff in Warzone. An unfortunate, but telling sign of the current meta is that all four of these guns, as well as the ones below it, are all from Modern Warfare.
- AK-47 (MW)
- FR 5.56
At this point in the tier list, these ARs are not close to having a place in the meta. These three D-Tier assault rifles are really lacking a lot in a lot of departments and simply won't stand a chance at the moment.