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10 best guns in CoD Warzone: Weapon tier list

Call of Duty: Warzone has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every gun and counted down Season 4’s top 10.

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The key to a Warzone victory is carrying the best guns, so we’ve placed every Season 4 primary weapon into a tier list, and counted down the top 10 meta weapons you should be using in CoD’s Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

In Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4, there are over a hundred weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War are available to take into Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use.

Warzone Season 4’s meta is mostly Assault Rifle-based, but if you’re looking for the best or just want something new to experiment with, we’ve ranked all 81 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.

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Call of Duty Warzone: Weapon tier list

Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.

Here’s our official tier list of every primary weapon in Warzone.

  • S-Tier: FARA 83, C58, Kar98k, Swiss K31 XM4, AK-47 (CW), MP5 (CW)
  • A-Tier: Milano, MG 82, CR-56 AMAX, PKM, RAM-7, FFAR 1, Bullfrog, Bruen Mk9, Grau 5.56, MAC-10, LC10, Stoner 63, HDR, AS VAL, MP5 (MW), SP-R 208
  • B-Tier: , Krig 6, M4A1, MP7, Kilo 141, M13, PPSH, DMR 14, ZRG 20mm, LW3 – Tundra, M16, Gallo SA12, AK-74u, Oden, Origin 12, Groza, Streetsweeper, JAK-12, SA87
  • C-Tier: FN Scar 17, Pelington 703, AX-50, M82, AUG (CW), Uzi, P90, RPD, QBZ-83, VLK Rogue, Holger-26, Riot Shield, AN-94, CARV.2, R9-0
  • D-Tier: AUG (MW), Crossbow, PP19 Bizon, M60, MG34, Hauer 77, ISO, Striker 45, Fennec, FAL, FiNN LMG, M91, Type 63, FR 5.56
  • F-Tier: Draganov, Rytec AMR, EBR 14, 725, KSP 45, MK2 Carbine, R1 Shadowhunter, AK-47 (MW), SKS, Model 680

S-Tier weapons are the meta in Warzone Season 4 – the best of the best. Weapons in A-tier are incredibly strong and extremely viable, and could quickly become the meta if any of the S-Tier weapons receive a nerf in future updates.

B-Tier guns are useable, and very viable if built right and used in the right circumstances, whereas C-Tier weapons would only need some buffs to increase their popularity.

D-Tier weapons are ineffective, but you can try them out and have some fun with them, while F-Tier guns shouldn’t be in your loadout at all.

Top 10 weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4

10. MG 82 – Best LMG in Warzone Season 4

Warzone MG 82

When Warzone Season 4 first launched, the new MG 82 quickly became the game’s best weapon. With a rapid fire rate, incredible range, and minimal recoil, there was simply no better choice. However, Raven Software were quick to acknowledge its dominance and nerfed almost every aspect of the weapon.

While only being a shadow of its former self, the MG 82 is still an extremely viable weapon in Warzone Season 4, and something you should consider using if you’re an LMG fan.

9. CR-56 AMAX

best cr-56 amax warzone loadout

It appears that the reign of the CR-56 AMAX is finally over. Once the tyranny of the AUG and M16 finally ended, the AMAX became the top dog for the whole of Warzone Season 3, even after several nerfs. One final blow in the Season 4 update has knocked it from the top spot, but it’s still an extremely effective weapon in the right hands.

8. Milano 821

Warzone Milano 821

The Milano 821 was one of Warzone’s weakest weapons before Season 4, but significant buffs have now made it one of the best weapons in the game.

The beauty of the Milano is that, although being an SMG, it can be used at essentially any range. With a 3x scope and some attachments for bullet velocity, it can be effectively used at medium range. Or, you can build it like a standard SMG for close-quarters combat.

7. Swiss K31

Best Warzone Swiss K31 loadout

Buffs to Cold War’s Sniper Rifles have improved the previously lackluster Swiss K31. If you’re looking for a close-range Sniper Rifle ideal for quickscoping, you can’t go wrong with the Swiss. The only thing that gives the Kar98k the edge is a cleaner crosshair and faster bullet velocity.

6. AK-47 (Cold War)

Cold War AK47 in Warzone

The AK-47 is one of the best guns Cold War, and following the Season 4 buffs, it’s become one of the best options in Warzone too. It’s even better than most SMGs at close range, and if you’re good at controlling recoil, it will also be a monster at medium to long range.

5. MP5 (Cold War)

Best Warzone MP5 loadout

If you’re good at controlling recoil, Cold War’s MP5 is the weapon for you. With an incredibly strong time-to-kill, you’ll be able to rip through enemies at point-blank range. This is the weapon favored by most competitive players for its power up-close, so it’s well worth using in your loadout.

4. XM4

Warzone XM4 loadout

The XM4 is by far the most versatile Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 4. You can build it almost any way, and it’ll be an effective choice. We recommend using it at close-medium range as a Sniper Support weapon, but slap a grip and optic on it, and you’ll rival the FARA 83 and C58.

3. Kar98k – Best Warzone Sniper/Marksman Rifle

Warzone Kar98k

If you want a Sniper Rifle that’s both quick and accurate, the Kar98k is the strongest choice available. Although being a Marksman Rifle, equipping the Kar with a Sniper Scope will make it the most aggressive sniper build in Warzone.

Although not quite as fast as the Swiss K31, it’s fast enough that you’ll be able to quickscope enemies up close. Starting a fight with a couple of easy headshots will put your team at a distinct advantage.

And with its one-shot headshot and minimal bullet drop, you can effectively snipe at long-range too.

2. C58

Warzone Season 4 C58

Warzone players quickly realized the power of the C58 in Season 4. It’s the weapon you want in your hands before getting your loadout and becomes even better with a custom build. It has a slow fire rate and high damage, making it an even better version of the CR-56 AMAX.

1. FARA 83 – Best Warzone Assault Rifle

Warzone FARA 83

The FARA 83 has quickly risen to the top of the pack in Warzone Season 4. With no recoil, a fast fire rate, and a competitive TTK, it’s one of the easiest-to-use weapons in the game.

Raven acknowledged how easy it was to control and gave it a small recoil increase, but many players believe it wasn’t enough.

It doesn’t hit quite as hard as the C58, but because it’s so easy to control, it can be used by players of all skill levels and playstyles – making it the best Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 4.


Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Season 4. As new seasons, weapons, and balance changes come to Call of Duty’s battle royale, we’ll keep this list updated.

And if classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Black Ops Cold War weapons.

Do you disagree with any of our selections? Be sure to let us know on our Charlie INTEL Facebook Page and Charlie INTEL Twitter Page!

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Warzone players call for devs to remove stuns and other tacticals from Gulag

Recent discussion in the Call of Duty: Warzone community has focused on players wanting stuns and other tactical equipment removed from the Gulag.

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Members of the Call of Duty: Warzone community have been calling for the developers of the battle royale to remove stun grenades and other tactical equipment from the Gulag.

One of the features that have separated Warzone from other battle royale games has been the Gulag which allows players who have been eliminated from a match to fight for a chance to respawn and get back into the fight.

Players must fight with random loadouts in the Gulag that includes a weapon and various lethal and tactical equipment.

However, recent discussion in the Call of Duty community has focused on how many players would like to see the game developers remove stun grenades and other pieces of tactical equipment from Gulag loadouts.

The recent discussion around stuns and other tactical items being available for players to use in the Gulag was brought into the spotlight on the official Warzone subreddit by community member garymc88, who posted an image displaying their displeasure and frustration over stun grenades being in the Gulag.

This post soon had a great deal of communication amongst community members, as many other players agreed with the idea that stun grenades and other tactical grenades should not be in Gulag loadouts, as they allow players to get easy wins thanks to what many players feel is the overpowered nature of stun grenades and other tactical items.

Stuns and other tactical items have been in Gulag loadouts since the Call of Duty battle royale was first released in 2020.

It remains to be seen if Raven Software will indeed ever remove these items from the Warzone Gulag.

However, the developers of the high-profile game have made plenty of major changes to how things work in Warzone in the past, so it would not be extremely shocking to see the developers respond to this community request and take these items out of Gulag loadouts.

For more Warzone, check out the best loadout you should be using for the powerful Fara 83 Assault Rifle in Season 4, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone players call for devs to add permanent Rebirth Island playlists

Rebirth Island has become a popular map for Warzone players, but the community is calling for permanent playlists like Verdansk.

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Rebirth Island is one of the maps Call of Duty: Warzone can battle on, but players have begun to call for the developers of the battle royale to make permanent playlists for the popular map.

The integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone saw Rebirth Island become a playable map for the Call of Duty battle royale.

It has become a popular pick for players as of late, as many community members enjoy Rebirth Island’s faster pace and action-packed nature.

However, a major point of frustration for players has been the lack of permanent playlists for Rebirth Island, as the game’s developers consistently change the available playlists instead of having a static set in the same way that Verdansk does.

The discussion around the desire for Raven Software to implement permanent playlists to Warzone for Rebirth Island was thrust into the spotlight when the most recent playlist update for the battle royale took away Resurgence Quads and replaced it with Resurgence Trios.

Community member LegionofGrixis took to the official subreddit for Warzone and started a thread where they stated their frustration over the fact that the developers constantly change the Rebirth Island playlists and how Trios are less favored by many Warzone players compared to Quads.

This sentiment was shared by popular Warzone content creator JGOD who had a simple statement on the topic.

There is no doubt that players who primarily play on Rebirth Island would be excited to see a permanent set of playlists that do not ever change be added to the Black Ops Cold War map.

It remains to be seen if the developers of the Call of Duty battle royale will ever implement this feature, but we will be sure to inform you and update this piece if permanent playlists are added to the Rebirth Island map for Warzone.

For more Warzone, check out the best loadout you should be suing for the powerful Fara 83 Assault Rifle, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

Warzone Season 4 made big changes to the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, so take advantage by making and dominating with the best Warzone Fara 83 loadout.

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The FARA 83 Assault Rifle is one of the weapons that got changes in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, and you can make it a formidable force by selecting the right attachments and perks to make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout.

Season 4 brought a whole host of major weapon buffs and nerfs to the world of Warzone, with some of the most significant changes coming to the barrels for Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifles.

These changes have helped boost weapons like the Krig 6 and the FARA 83 to be top-tier long-range weapons that will mow down enemies with ease in CoD: Warzone. The FARA has become an absolute monster in Warzone Season 4, with NICKMERCS offering his unbeatable loadout.

While this Assault Rifle was on the receiving end of some nerfs in Season 4 Reloaded’s massive weapon balancing update, it is still a very formidable weapon for players to use.

With this in mind, check out the attachments and perks you should use to make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout and maximize its potential following the Season 4 update.

Best Warzone FARA 83 loadout

Best Warzone Fara 83 loadout

Best Warzone FARA 83 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

We’ll start this loadout with the Gru Suppressor, which will help you avoid enemy detection on their radars while also drastically increasing the damage range of this Assault Rifle. This will allow you to dish out heavy amounts of damage at further distances.

The 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel will improve both the Assault Rifle’s effective damage range, horizontal recoil control, vertical recoil control, and bullet velocity. This helps prime the weapon for mid to long-range combat, where you need to pick off enemies from a distance by having the largest damage increase and recoil control of all of the gun’s available barrels.

You can use the Axial Arms 3x to have a very clear and precise view of the battlefield and help improve your accuracy at farther ranges.

The Spetsnaz Grip will give you the biggest boost in accuracy when it comes to the underbarrel attachments and will help you land more of your shots than without it. Thanks to the boost, it provides your vertical and horizontal recoil control.

We’ll complete the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout by equipping the Spetsnaz 60 Rnd Mag so that you can take advantage of the weapon’s incredible fire rate and have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies before having to reload.

Best perks for Warzone FARA 83 class

best perks warzone fara 83 class
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

It doesn’t matter how skilled you are with the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout if you’re caught off-guard by foes carrying explosives. Other players will attempt to blow you up while you’re in a good position during battle, so you’ll want to equip E.O.D to survive.

This Perk allows you to tank huge amounts of explosive damage while you have your armor equipped. While you’ll mostly be fighting in medium to long-range combat situations, it still helps to be prepared for any surprises and protect your plates.

Warzone matches can have various tactical requirements, so you can equip Overkill which allows you to select two primary weapons from any category. This means that you’ll be able to keep guns that are ideal for different situations.

You can then snag Ghost from a second loadout drop to keep yourself hidden from enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

If an enemy can sneak up on you in close quarters, you’ll want to swap to your secondary weapon before they have a chance to eliminate you. This perk makes switching weapons almost instant, which can be the difference between victory and defeat.

How to unlock the FARA 83

Best Warzone Fara 83 loadout

You can unlock this Assault Rifle by getting 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches while using Assault Rifles in Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

Players can also unlock this Assault Rifle by going into Black Ops Cold War Zombies and killing 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times.

Once you do either of these challenges, you will have the weapon available to use in the popular Call of Duty battle royale and make the best Warzone FARA 83 loadout.

Best alternatives

The FARA 83 is now one of the most impressive weapons in Warzone following the Season 4 update. But it’s very SMG-like, and if you want something a bit more rapid, then Warzone has some fabulous SMGs: MAC-10, LC10, PPSH-41, AK-74u, and Bullfrog.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best loadouts below.

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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