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Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021 | Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty: Warzone Assault Rifle tier list for May 2021 is here. Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone brought massive weapon balances and nerfs along with it, and the battle royale has its largest number of viable Assault Rifles to use across Verdansk. A better balance means a stricter list, and thus a few weapons have fallen or raised in the ranks.

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021

1. S-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
Krig 6 | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • CR-56 AMAX
  • Krig 6
  • FARA 83

No surprise, the CR-56 AMAX is still the king of the Assault Rifles. Raven Software announced on April 28 that it will receive a balance nerf, along with the FARA 83, but for the moment the two are still top tier weapon choices. The FARA 83 has essentially replaced the FFAR 1's role in double assault rifle loadouts. The Krig 6 received a huge buff at the beginning of Season 3, and the community is loving its accuracy and new damage at range.

2. A-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
Grau 5.56 | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Grau 5.56
  • AK-47 (Cold War)
  • M4A1
  • FFAR 1

The Grau 5.56 and M4A1 continue to be staples in Verdansk, often preferred for their easy-to-manage recoil patterns. The adjustments to the Cold War AK-47 made its recoil pattern easier to manage to as well, and many players are opting for an SMG alternative in the Cold War AK-47.

The FFAR 1 has taken a large hit, but despite the multiple nerfs included Season 3 it is still usable in the current climate of meta weapons and alternatives.

3. B-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
Ram-7 | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Kilo 141
  • M13
  • Ram-7
  • AS VAL
  • XM4

This should not come as a large surprise, but the Kilo 141 has been made a B-Tier weapon because of the damage adjustments made since it was S-Tier. Likewise, the other weapons on this list do not particularly out perform the weapons higher up. Nonetheless, there has been a resurgence of variety in weapon choices. Many players opt-in for some of these classics because they're so familiar with them.

4. C-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
Groza | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Oden
  • FAL
  • Groza

Players run C-Tier weapons quite often, especially the Oden. Its high damage output has always been a favorite of those who are accurate with it. Changes to the FAL since its S-Tier days have dropped it significantly, though we do see players use it from time to time. The Groza was supposed to be the FFAR 1 alternative, but nerfs at the beginning of Season 3 shut that down quickly.

5. D-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
AK-47 Modern Warfare | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • AN-94
  • AK-47 (Modern Warfare)
  • FR 5.56

Aside from the rapid fire first shots of the AN-94, and the high damage output of the Modern Warfare AK-47, these weapons are barely above F-Tier. Along with the FR 5.56, they've each proven to be useful in ground loot, but not effective once players can grab their loadouts.

6. F-Tier

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List May 2021
QBZ-83 | Photo courtesy of Activision
  • FN SCAR 17
  • QBZ-83

Finally, we make our way to F-Tier weapons. The QBZ-83 actually has some comparable damage output numbers to the Kilo 141, but it's hard to put a value on this weapon since it is barely used as is. The FN SCAR will never be a viable weapon as long as Raven Software continues to leave it untouched.