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Warzone Season 6 SMG Tier List

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

Our Warzone Season 6 SMG 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 had shaken up, and seemingly brought some balance to the SMG meta in Season 5 Reloaded. Now that Season 6 has arrived with nerfs to the Tiger Team Spotlight Laser and several OTs 9 magazines, here are the best SMGs to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6.

Warzone Season 6 SMG Tier List

S Tier

Bullfrog
Bullfrog / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Bullfrog
  • MAC-10
  • MP5 (BOCW)
  • OTs 9
  • PPSh-41

Sitting atop of the SMG meta in Warzone Season 6 is the Bullfrog, which statistically isn't the best in any category, but is incredibly balanced and easy-to-use regardless of players' skill levels. Despite the Sept. 15 OTs 9 nerf, as well as its aforementioned attachment nerfs, the weapon is still a dominant SMG to use for close-quarters fights thanks to its insane TTK. With the OTs 9 being targeted so much by Raven in recent weeks, the Black Ops Cold War MP5 has been brought back to S Tier as the two are the most dangerous SMGs to use for barrel-stuffing. Meanwhile, the MAC-10 and PPSh-41 remain consistent, forgiving, mobile ADS SMGs.

A Tier

TEC-9
TEC-9 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • TEC-9
  • Milano 821
  • MP5 (MW)

In A Tier are four SMGs that are quite good up close, but generally won't outpace the aforementioned S Tier options. From the TEC-9 to the Modern Warfare MP5, feel free to try out any of these options to see if you can find an underrated sleeper.

B Tier

MP7
MP7 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • AK-74u
  • MP7
  • CX-9
  • Uzi
  • PP19 Bizon
  • AUG (MW)
  • Fennec
  • ISO
  • P90
  • KSP 45

In the B Tier are 10 SMGs that are viable, and could even become niche, hidden gems for certain players. However, these options are all pretty similar to each other at the end of the day, and just aren't quite as good as the more meta options.

C Tier

Striker 45
Striker 45 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Nail Gun
  • Striker 45
  • LC10

Lastly, in C Tier are three SMGs that have fallen behind in the pack with the way things have settled down. The Nail Gun was essentially replaced by the OTs 9, the LC10 took major nerfs to its maximum damage, minimum damage and headshot multiplier values, while the Striker 45 has just remained an afterthought it seems.