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Warzone Weapon Tier List September 2021

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for September 2021.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for September 2021. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone weapon tier list for September 2021 is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use in Verdansk '84 and Rebirth Island now that the release of the Season 5 Reloaded mid-season update is on the horizon.

Although Raven Software has continued to release patch after patch in recent days that have seen the C58, EM2 and Krig 6 nerfed on Aug. 20, and the Modern Warfare MP5 10mm rounds stealth buffed, the meta has remained fairly stable in Season 5. Here are the best weapons to use in Call of Duty: Warzone in September 2021.

Warzone Weapon Tier List September 2021

S Tier

Krig 6
Krig 6 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Krig 6
  • C58
  • Kar98k
  • Swiss K31
  • OTs 9
  • MAC-10
  • Bruen Mk9
  • PKM
  • HDR
  • ZRG 20mm
  • JAK-12

Sitting atop of the Warzone meta at the moment are the Krig 6 and the C58. Remaining the most popular weapon in the game by far, the Krig 6 is the easiest AR to suggest thanks to its nonexistent recoil pattern. Meanwhile, the C58 continues to register superb K/Ds for players able to master its tougher recoil pattern, according to WZ Ranked. The Kar98k and Swiss K31 remain outstanding snipers, allowing any nimble player to rack up headshot feeds in style. In terms of serving the traditional SMG role, the OTs 9 and the MAC-10 are players' best bets at this point, with their handling and TTKs remaining the most superior of the bunch.

A Tier

MG 82
MG 82 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

In A Tier are a wide variety of options that are really good and remain generally very balanced to use in Warzone. From the FARA 83 to the MG 82, feel free to try these guns out to see if you can find an underrated sleeper.

B Tier

MP7
MP7 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • PPSh-41
  • MP7
  • XM4
  • M13
  • Uzi
  • CX-9
  • PP19 Bizon
  • DMR 14
  • AK-47 (BOCW)
  • Groza
  • AK-74u
  • FFAR 1
  • FiNN LMG
  • M16
  • CARV.2
  • AX-50
  • AUG (MW)
  • Fennec
  • ISO
  • P90
  • KSP 45
  • Streetsweeper
  • Sykov

These weapons in B Tier remain viable, but could use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider mastering them. While the higher end of this tier could probably be fine for players to use regularly in their loadouts, it gets pretty dicey by the bottom of the list.

C Tier

R9-0 Shotgun
R9-0 Shotgun / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • RAM-7
  • Kilo 141
  • FN Scar 17
  • FAL
  • AN-94
  • VLK Rogue
  • R9-0 Shotgun
  • Diamatti
  • Renetti
  • AMP63

The C Tier includes guns that definitely need a buff in Warzone. From the RAM-7 to the Kilo 141 and FN Scar 17, these are mostly guns that were pretty strong back in their heydays, but simply are not worth players' time in Season 4 Reloaded.

D Tier

X16
X16 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • Nail Gun
  • Striker 45
  • AUG (CW)
  • SKS
  • M82
  • Oden
  • FR 5.56
  • Hauer 77
  • M60
  • EBR
  • X16
  • LC10
  • MG34
  • Holger-26
  • AK-47 (MW)
  • Model 680
  • Magnum
  • M91
  • Type 63
  • Rytec AMR
  • 1911 (MW)
  • 1911 (CW)
  • 725

At this point in the tier list, these guns from here on out don't have a place in the meta at all. The most notable weapons in here are the Nail Gun and LC10, which have drastically fallen from grace with major nerfs to their maximum damage, minimum damage and headshot multiplier values over time.

F Tier

Dragunov
Dragunov / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • .357
  • Mk2 Carbine
  • Crossbow (MW)
  • Crossbow (CW)
  • Dragunov
  • .50 GS

There is little to no hope for these weapons in F Tier, as well as those who happen to pick them up in game. If you're in the Gulag, do what you need to do. Otherwise, look to swap out these guns from your inventory immediately.