Assault rifles continue to dominate Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, so we’ve put every assault rifle on a ranked list and counted down the best ARs you can run in Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep.
Assault rifles are a staple in Call of Duty. Capable of dealing heavy damage at almost any range, they are the choice for most players. They’re especially prominent in Warzone for their versatility, and through the Gunsmith system, you can build them however you want.
With every season and update, the Warzone meta changes. Raven Software nerfed the meta-dominant NZ-41 in the Season 4 Reloaded update, and as a result, a new weapon has taken the top spot.
Here’s a ranked list of each AR, as well as a roundup of the best assault rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
Ranked List Of The Best Warzone Assault Rifles
This is our full list of every AR in call of duty: war zoneand we’ve ranked them in ascending order so you know which ones are worth using.
While there used to be an even spread of Vanguard, Modern Warfare, and Cold War weapons, you’ll find that Vanguard weapons make up the majority of the meta selections. However, some solid MW and Cold War weapons make up the top 10 if you want to use them instead.
Here are all the Warzone assault rifles in Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, ranked:
- KG M40
- copper carbine
- Vargus 52
- Nikita AVT
- Cold War AK-47
- FARA 83
- Grau 5.56
- kilo 141
- Krig 6
- CR-56 AMAX
- burst itra
- FFAR 1
- AS VALUE
- FR 5.56
- Modern warfare AK-47
Best Warzone Assault Rifles
It took several nerfs in a row to finally bring down Vanguard’s NZ-41 assault rifle in the ranks. It absolutely dominated Warzone for an extended period, but following the Season 4 Reloaded update, it’s finally in a balanced state.
It’s still a powerful weapon that most players shouldn’t have too much trouble controlling at long range. It is an excellent weapon for the open areas of Caldera where you can punish players from a distance.
4. Vargus 52
Cold War’s Vargo 52 claims fourth place and has been a mainstay of consistency since joining Warzone Pacific. The weapon has never been considered overpowered, but it has an excellent TTK that makes it a devastating sniper support assault rifle.
As you may have guessed, the Vanguard ARs outperform the Vargo 52 when it comes to long-range firefights thanks to their magnified optics. However, very few assault rifles can compete with the Vargo when it comes to medium range firefights.
3. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine has always been the best choice thanks to its high rate of fire and low recoil, and it’s still a great choice for medium-range fights.
The Cooper’s bullet speed isn’t the greatest, so you won’t be throwing players through Caldera, but take it to Fortune’s Keep or Rebirth Island and you’ll have a fantastic assault rifle on your hands. Thanks to a broken attachment discovered in Season 4 Reloaded, Cooper Carbine is now considered one of the best ARs out there.
This may surprise some, but Vanguard’s Volk Assault Rifle is one of the best weapons in Warzone. Its relatively low pick rate of 0.62 reveals that the weapon is still being ignored by most players.
However, if you’re looking for a mid-range assault rifle for Rebirth Island or Fortune’s Keep, there are no better options than the Volk.
This is the third assault rifle on the list that is not intended to be used in long-range firefights. Instead, an LMG like the UGM-8, or the next weapon on our list, is probably your best bet for a long-range weapon in Season 4 Reloaded.
1. KG M40 – The best assault rifle in Warzone
Warzone players love low-recoil assault rifles, and the KG M40 hardly has anything to deal with. While it doesn’t have the most incredible stats, the KG M40 is so easy to use that you won’t have any trouble landing shots.
The KG M40 has high bullet speed and deals a ton of damage from headshots, but its low TTK slows it down when hitting body shots. Unsurprisingly, with the NZ-41 receiving a significant nerf, this assault rifle took the top spot and is currently the most popular weapon in Warzone.
Bring any of these ARs to Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded and you’ll find yourself using some of Warzone’s best assault rifles in Call of Duty battle royale.
If you’re looking for more information on Warzone, be sure to check out everything we know about Warzone 2 and how to play the Modern Warfare 2 beta.
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