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Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List October 2021

DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for October 2021.
DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for October 2021. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone assault rifle tier list for October 2021 is here to break down which guns are the best to use in Verdansk '84 and Rebirth Island with the launch of Season 6 on the horizon.

Albeit quietly, Raven Software has continued to release fairly surprising patches that have shaken up, and brought some balance it seems to the AR meta in Season 5 Reloaded. Before Season 6 arrives and drastically shifts the meta once again, here are the best assault rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone early on into October 2021.

Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List October 2021

S Tier

XM4
XM4 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Out goes the Krig 6, in goes the Black Ops Cold War AK-47, XM4, and EM2. At the moment, the Stoner 63 and MG 82 remain the kings of ranged fights, deleting enemies way too quickly and easily. For those not interested in picking up one of the two LMGs, however, the XM4, AK-47 (BOCW), C58 and EM2 are each able to compete for thanks to their abilities to hit as hard as the heavier options.

A Tier

FARA 83
FARA 83 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • FARA 83
  • Grau 5.56
  • QBZ-83
  • CR-56 AMAX
  • M4A1

In A Tier are a wide variety of options that are pretty good and remain generally very balanced to use in Warzone. The FARA 83 remains one of the most viable ARs in the game, while the Grau 5.56, QBZ-83, CR-56 AMAX and M4A1 are all still sleeper favorites to use.

B Tier

Krig 6
Krig 6 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

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 have since shot back up the list. After being most popular weapon in the game by far, the Krig 6 had a damage drop-off adjustment, maximum damage nerf, minimum damage nerf, recoil nerf and neck multiplier nerf that ultimately made it as Raven long intended — an entry-level long-range AR that limits the capabilities of higher-skilled players.

C Tier

RAM-7
RAM-7 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • AS VAL
  • RAM-7
  • Kilo 141
  • FN Scar 17
  • FAL
  • AN-94

The C Tier includes rifles that definitely need a buff in Warzone. An unfortunate, but telling sign of the current meta is that all six of these guns, as well as the ones below it, are all from Modern Warfare.

D Tier

FR 5.56
FR 5.56 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Oden
  • FR 5.56
  • AK-47 (MW)

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.