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Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle Tier List January 2022

DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for January 2022.
DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for January 2022. / Image courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone Pacific assault rifle tier list for January 2022 is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use now that the new meta has settled down a bit at the turn of the new year.

Now that the early "honeymoon" phase of Warzone Pacific and Caldera has firmly passed, along with Call of Duty: Vanguard integration and Raven Software's barrage of weapon balance passes that came with it, the battle royale's assault rifle meta has pretty much been established once again. Here are the best assault rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone in January 2022.

Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle Tier List January 2022

S Tier

STG44
STG44 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

In S Tier is four ARs that have established themselves as ahead of the rest of the pack. Similar to the Krig 6 back in its heyday, the STG44 has become the most popular AR in this game. Although the STG44 isn't necessarily the best of the best mid-to-long range option at the moment, it is the quintessential "meta" assault rifle to use right now. For those looking for the best sniper support option in the game, look no further than the Cooper Carbine. Meanwhile, the C58 and EM2 have certainly dropped drastically in popularity, but have still translated to high K/D ratios for those using them so feel free to keep doing so.

A Tier

Volkssturmgewehr
Volkssturmgewehr / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

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 Volk and AS 44 would be the best sniper support options in the game if it weren't for the Cooper Carbine. For those behind on the Vanguard guns, the Black Ops Cold War AK-47 is still a great option behind the C58 and EM2, while the XM4, RAM-7, CR-56 AMAX, Grau 5.56, FARA 83, QBZ-83, and GRAV aren't too far off either. Unfortunately, for the Automaton, NZ-41, and BAR, they each had their times to shine in the Caldera spotlight for a bit, but just aren't that special to use after their recent nerfs.

B Tier

Krig 6
Krig 6 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Kilo 141
  • FFAR 1
  • M13
  • M4A1
  • Krig 6
  • AS VAL
  • Groza

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. Ultimately, a lot of these are fairly popular still, but aren't as good statistically compared to the guns above.

C Tier

AN-94
AN-94 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

The C Tier includes rifles that definitely need a buff in Warzone. An unfortunate, but telling sign of the times is that even in the new Warzone Pacific era, all of these guns as well as the ones below it, save for the disappointing Itra Burst, are all from Modern Warfare.

D Tier

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

At this point in the tier list, these ARs are not close to having a place in the meta. They have long been weak in a lot of departments and remain irrelevant.