Our Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 assault rifle tier list is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use in Caldera, Fortune’s Keep, and Rebirth Island with the launch of Raven Software’s latest major update.
With the Season 4 patch, not only did we get the new Marco 5 SMG and UGM-8 LMG, but also a handful of major changes were made to options across the board. As such, here is how the weapons stack up in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4.
These options in S Tier all make up Warzone’s weapon meta moving forward. While the NZ-41, H4 Blixen and Volk are the absolute best options in their respective roles, the rest listed here could certainly still emerge as go-to weapons. Now that the STG44 has been nerfed just about across the board, the NZ-41 with the Orbweaver 360mm BC barrel is now the undisputed best AR option in Warzone. Perhaps the only “broken” SMG option at the moment would be the H4 Blixen, which, to be fair, is said to be less effective in mid-range fights moving forward.
In A Tier are a wide variety of options that are top tier viable and remain generally very balanced to use in Warzone. Essentially, these options are right outside of the main meta but are still able to get the job done and allow you to be competitive. Early returns have suggested that it is just a matter of time until the all-new UGM-8 LMG takes over the meta. Meanwhile, the all-new Marco 5 SMG will slot in here as well since the jury’s still out in regards to just how meta this thing will be. The Modern Warfare Kar98k could see players return to using it now that its Flinch has been buffed. After receiving some buffs, the Itra Burst and FFAR 1 could perhaps enter that elite sniper support conversation soon.
These weapons in B Tier remain viable in Season 4, but could all use some buffs to make more players seriously consider mastering them. Overall, these weapons are just fine but don’t have anything that makes them stand out as fun or exciting options to use. A lot of these are fairly popular still but aren’t as statistically sound compared to the guns above. The Swiss K31 was a part of that group that had its Flinch buffed, but is still unimpressive for the most part since it isn’t as light as the Modern Warfare Kar98k. The Bren did see a slight buff to its Muzzle Velocity, but it still won’t be nearly what it once was because of the nerfs it received over the seasons.
The C Tier includes guns that definitely could use a buff in Warzone. Taking a look at the list of options here, there just aren’t any inspiring names worth grabbing in a custom loadout drop at the moment. The Black Ops Cold War AUG did some get nice buffs to its Damage, but it remains to be seen if that will inspire players to use it again.
At this point in the tier list, these guns don’t have a place in the meta at all. Although the higher end of this tier could perhaps be fine for players to still somehow get a kill or two, it gets pretty dreadful by the bottom of the list.
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