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Warzone Assault Rifle Tier List October 2022

DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, updated for October 2022.
DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, updated for October 2022. / Activision, screenshot by DBLTAP

Our Warzone assault rifle tier list for October 2022 is here to go over which of the guns are the best to use now that the new meta has settled down a bit once again after the launch of what appears to be Raven Software's final major balancing update.

With the Season 5 Reloaded patch, not only did we get the all-new BP50 assault rifle, but a handful of major changes were also made to various options in the weapon class as well. As such, here is how the assault rifles stack up in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded in October 2022.

October 2022 Warzone Assault Rifle Rankings

S Tier

STG44
STG44 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

In the S Tier are 12 ARs that have proven to be key parts of the meta in Season 5 Reloaded. With the nerfs to the Automaton and buffs to the EM2, the assault rifle meta rankings have been reordered once again with the usual suspects. For sniper support, look no further than the Volk, which should still be a perfect option in the Resurgence modes.

A Tier

CR-56 AMAX
CR-56 AMAX / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

In A Tier are a wide variety of options that are top-tier viable and remain generally balanced to use in Warzone, especially after the buffs to the FFAR 1, CR-56 AMAX, M4A1 and QBZ-83. Essentially, these ARs are sitting right outside of the main meta, but are still able to get the job done and allow you to be competitive.

B Tier

EX1
EX1 / Image courtesy of Activision/Screenshot: Ralston Dacanay

These weapons in B Tier remain viable, but could still use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider using them. Unfortunately, this is where the fun stops. These ARs aren't as popular, nor as statistically sound compared to the guns above.

C Tier

FR 5.56
FR 5.56 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Whether it's for long-range or sniper support, these C Tier rifles are still not close to having a place in the meta and definitely need some buffs in Warzone.


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