Warzone Season 3 Reloaded Weapon Tier List

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season 3 Reloaded.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season 3 Reloaded. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Our Warzone Season 3 Reloaded weapons tier list is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use in Caldera and Rebirth Island, following the launch of Raven Software's latest major balancing update.

With the Season 3 Reloaded patch, we saw a hefty amount of changes made to a handful of options in a good variety of weapon classes. Following up the M1916 marksman rifle, Nikita AVT assault rifle and UGR SMG, the H4 Blixen SMG from Vanguard finally made its debut as well. Ultimately, it appears it's as important of a time as ever to get those meta Vanguard guns unlocked and maxed out as the Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War options took some hits once again. As such, here is how the weapons stack up in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded Weapon Rankings

S Tier

Type 100
Type 100 / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

These options in S Tier all make up Warzone's weapon meta moving forward. While the STG44, Type 100, Armaguerra and Volk are the most likely to dominate in their respective roles, the rest of the options here could certainly still emerge as go-to weapons.

A Tier

Groza / Image courtesy of Activision/Screenshot: Ralston Dacanay

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 Black Ops Cold War AK-47 received even more nerfs. After falling out of the S Tier at the start of Season 3, it appears Raven Software just does not like this gun.

Finding itself out of the S Tier for the first time in a while, the Owen Gun will certainly drop in popularity moving forward after getting hit with even more nerfs. After nearly two years since it was first teased that it could be receiving a buff, the M82 could actually now be viable in Warzone.

B Tier

Bren / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

These weapons in B Tier remain viable in Season 3, but could all use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider mastering them. Overall, these weapons are just fine but don't have anything that makes them stand out as fun or exciting options to use. A lot of these are fairly popular still but aren't as statistically sound compared to the guns above. Perhaps the most uncalled-for change in the Season 3 Reloaded update, the CR-56 AMAX sort of got nerfed to oblivion, so it seems we won't be seeing them in lobbies again. After receiving some nice boosts to their slaying potential, the Dragunov and Rytec AMR are finally not in the worst tier of snipers in Warzone. Unlike just about all the other shotguns that got nerfed in the new update, the Combat Shotgun received a nice variety of buffs. Now that the AX-50's hitscan bug has been fixed, the weapon is not worth using once again.

C Tier

M1916 / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • 725
  • Whitley
  • CARV.2
  • 1911 (BOCW)
  • AUG (BOCW)
  • M1916
  • DMR 14
  • EBR-14
  • FR 5.56
  • Hauer 77
  • Holger-26
  • ISO
  • KSP 45
  • M19
  • M60
  • M91
  • MG34
  • Mk2 Carbine
  • Model 680
  • 1911 (MW)
  • AK-47 (MW)
  • Origin 12 Shotgun
  • P90
  • R9-0 Shotgun
  • FN Scar 17

The C Tier includes guns that definitely could use a buff in Warzone. Taking a look at the list of options here, there just aren't any inspiring names worth grabbing in a custom loadout drop at the moment. The recently added M1916 slots in here — although it appears to be fun to use for medium range, having to use sniper ammo makes it tough to truly view as a decent option.

D Tier

Klauser / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

At this point in the tier list, the guns don't have a place in the meta at all. Although the higher end of this tier could perhaps be fine for players to still somehow get a kill or two, it gets pretty dreadful by the bottom of the list.

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