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Warzone SMG Tier List January 2021

DBLTAP's SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated again for January 2021.
DBLTAP's SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated again for January 2021. | Photo courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone SMG tier list for January 2021 is here to breakdown how the current meta has settled down after the latest weapon balancing patch released by Raven Software on Thursday.

While it appears the R9-0 Shotgun and Dragon's Breath close-range meta has finally settled down, the StreetSweeper and Diamatti have begun to emerge as the prime options these types of engagements. However, SMGs still hold up fairly well in Verdansk too. Here are the best SMGs to use in Call of Duty: Warzone in Season One at the moment.

Warzone SMG Tier List January 2021

S Tier

Despite the nerf to its headshot damage multiplier, the MAC-10 still holds up incredibly well, but don't expect it as effective as it was in longer ranges before. While the MAC-10 will probably remain the most popular of the S-tier SMGs, the MP5s from both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare will perform right in line with it, if not better in some aspects.

A Tier

  • MP7
  • Fennec
  • P90

These three SMGs can definitely be viable, and punch above their weight class at times with the right attachments. Whether it be due to limited magazine offerings or slightly worse TTK stats, however, these options sits solidly below the S-tier weapons.

B Tier

  • ISO
  • Bullfrog
  • AUG
  • KSP 45
  • AK-74u
  • PP19 Bizon
  • Striker 45
  • Milano 821
  • Uzi

Lacking in areas such as bullet velocity and magazine size, these options feel like they're simply outclassed. While the higher weapons listed here aren't anything to write home about, these SMGs become nearly unusable the lower you get.