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Warzone Season 6 Assault Rifle Tier List

DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season 6.
DBLTAP's assault rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season 6. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone Season 6 assault rifle tier list is here to break down which guns are the best to use in Verdansk '84 and Rebirth Island with the launch of Raven Software's latest major update.

Albeit quietly, Raven Software had continued to release fairly surprising patches that have shaken up, and brought some balance it seems to the AR meta in Season 5 Reloaded. Now that Season 6 has arrived with further nerfs to the C58 and EM2, as well as the GRAV and STG 44, here are the best assault rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6.

Warzone Season 6 Assault Rifle Tier List

S Tier

AK-47 (BOCW)
AK-47 (BOCW) / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • AK-47 (BOCW)
  • XM4
  • FARA 83
  • EM2

With pretty hefty nerfs to the MG 82 and the Stoner 63, as well as the aforementioned C58 and EM2, the meta has lost a bit of its variety, admittedly. For now, the Black Ops Cold War AK-47 and XM4 remain likely the two best options for mid-to-long range, with the FARA 83 and EM2 not far behind as top-tier viable as well.

A Tier

C58
C58 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • C58
  • 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 C58 drops down a bit due to it recoil being even tougher to control, while the Grau 5.56, QBZ-83, CR-56 AMAX and M4A1 all remain sleeper favorites to use.

B Tier

STG 44
STG 44 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Krig 6
  • M13
  • Groza
  • FFAR 1
  • GRAV
  • STG 44

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. Although the GRAV is a fun new weapon to use thanks to its decent damage and lack of open-bolt delay, its recoil at range will make it less viable to use at all times than the options above it. Since the STG 44 is only available in the form of its Battle Pass Weapon Blueprints, it sits in B Tier due to players being unable to customize the new gun's attachments at the moment.

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.