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Assault Rifles continue to dominate Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, so we’ve placed each Assault Rifle in a ranked list and counted the best ARs you can run at Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep.

Assault Rifles are a staple in Call of Duty. Capable of inflicting serious damage at almost any distance, they are the go-to for most players. They’re especially important in Warzone for their versatility, and thanks to the Gunsmith system, you can build them however you want.

With each season and update, the Warzone meta changes. Raven Software nerfed the NZ-41 meta-dominant in the Season 4 Reloaded update, and a new weapon took the top spot as a result.

Here is a ranked list of each AR along with a summary of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Ranking the best Warzone assault rifles

Here’s our complete list of all ARs in Call of Duty: Warzone, and we’ve listed them in ascending order to let you know which ones are worth using.

While there was an even spread of Vanguard, Modern Warfare, and Cold War weapons, you’ll find that Vanguard weapons make up the majority of the meta picks. However, some solid MW and Cold War guns are the top 10 if you want to use them instead.

Here’s every Warzone Assault Rifle in Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, ranked:

  1. KG M40
  2. volk
  3. Cooper rifle
  4. Vargo 52
  5. NZ-41
  6. STG44
  7. BAR
  8. M13
  9. Vargo-S
  10. XM4
  11. EM2
  12. Nikita AVT
  13. Cold War AK-47
  14. automaton
  15. AS44
  16. C58
  17. RAM-7
  18. FARA 83
  19. QBZ-83
  20. Gray 5.56
  21. Kilogram 141
  22. M4A1
  23. Krig 6
  24. CR-56 AMAX
  25. Itra Burst
  26. Grav
  27. FFAR 1
  28. AS VAL
  29. Groza
  30. Oden
  31. AN-94
  32. FN-SCAR
  33. FAL
  34. EN 5.56
  35. Modern Warfare AK-47

Best Warzone Assault Rifles


NZ-41 Assault Rifle in Warzone

It took several nerfs in a row to finally knock Vanguard’s NZ-41 assault rifle down the ranks. It absolutely dominated Warzone for an extended period of time, but after the Season 4 Reloaded update, it’s finally in a balanced state.

It remains a powerful weapon that most players shouldn’t have too much trouble controlling at long range. It’s a great weapon for open areas of Caldera where you can punish players from a distance.

4. Vargo 52

Vargo 52 in Warzone

Cold War’s Vargo 52 claims fourth place and it’s been a mainstay of consistency since joining Warzone Pacific. The weapon was never considered overpowered, but it has excellent TTK which makes it a devastating assault rifle for sniper support.

As you might have guessed, the Vanguard ARs have Vargo 52 pace when it comes to long-range gunfights thanks to their magnified optics. However, very few Assault Rifles can match the Vargo when it comes to mid-range firefights.

3. Cooper Carbine

Best Warzone Pacific Cooper Rifle Loadout

The Cooper Carbine has always been a top choice thanks to its high rate of fire and low recoil, and it remains an excellent choice for mid-range combat.

The Cooper’s bullet speed isn’t the greatest, so you won’t be beaming players through Caldera, but take it to Fortune’s Keep or Rebirth Island and you’ll have a fantastic assault rifle in your hands. Thanks to a broken attachment discovered in Season 4 Reloaded, the Cooper Carbine is now considered one of the best ARs around.

2. Volk

Volk in Warzone

This may come as a shock to 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 majority of players continue to ignore the weapon.

However, if you’re looking for a mid-range assault rifle for Rebirth Island or Fortune’s Keep, there’s no better option than the Volk.

This is the third assault rifle on the list that is not intended to be used for very long range gunfights. 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 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone

KG M40 Assault Rifle in Warzone

Warzone players love a low recoil assault rifle and the KG M40 has next to none to deal with. Although it doesn’t have the most amazing stats, the KG M40 is so easy to use, you won’t have any trouble landing.

The KG M40 has high ball speed and does a ton of headshot damage, but is held back by its low TTK when hitting body shots. As expected, with the NZ-41 receiving a major nerf, this Assault Rifle took first place and is currently the most popular weapon in Warzone.

Bring one 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’s battle royale.

If you’re looking for more Warzone, be sure to check out everything we know about Warzone 2 and how to play the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

Image credits: Activision/Sledgehammer Games/Raven Software

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