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Best Assault Rifles in Warzone: Every Season 4 AR ranked

Assault Rifles are great all-rounders in Warzone Pacific Season 4, so here are Warzone’s ARs ranked and the best ones to use.

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Assault Rifles continue to dominate Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4, so we’ve placed every Assault Rifle into a ranked list and counted down the top ARs you can run in Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Assault Rifles are a staple in Call of Duty. Capable of dealing severe damage at almost any range, they’re the go-to for most players. They’re especially prominent in Warzone for their versatility, and through the Gunsmith system, you can build them any way you like.

With every season and update, Warzone’s meta shifts. While Raven Software nerfed the meta weapons in the June 30 and July 7 updates, there’s still one gun on top. However, there are still plenty of viable Assault Rifles in Season 4.

Here’s a ranked list of every AR as well as a summary of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone Assault Rifles ranked list

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This is our comprehensive list of every AR in Call of Duty: Warzone, and we’ve ranked them in ascending order to let you know which ones are worth using.

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

Here is every Warzone Assault Rifle in Pacific Season 4, ranked:

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

Best Warzone Assault Rifles

5. KG M40

KG M40 assault rifle in Warzone

Warzone players love a low-recoil Assault Rifle and the KG M40 has barely any. While it doesn’t have the most incredible stats, the KG M40 is so easy to use that you’ll have no trouble landing shots.

The KG M40 has high bullet velocity and it deals a ton of headshot damage, but it’s held back by its low TTK when hitting body shots. If the NZ-41 ever sees a significant nerf, this Assault Rifle is a strong contender for the meta spot.

4. M13

M13 in Warzone

Modern Warfare weapons have always been fan-favorites because of their modern aesthetic and realistic animations, and the M13 is a great way to have some Modern Warfare season nostalgia.

The M13 has the stats to match the best Assault Rifles on the list, it’s only held back by its damage-per-mag, where you’ll find you run out of ammo quickly. But, take the M13 into solos or duos and you’ll be using one of the best Assault Rifles in the game.

3. Cooper Carbine

Best Warzone Pacific cooper carbine loadout

The Cooper Carbine was a popular choice thanks to its high fire rate and low recoil, and it’s remained a great choice for medium-range fights.

The Cooper’s bullet velocity isn’t the greatest, so you won’t be beaming players across Caldera, but take it into Fortune’s Keep or Rebirth Island and you’ll have a fantastic Assault Rifle in your hands. If you’d rather have something with more range then we’d recommend the BAR, which is up next.

2. BAR

BAR assault rifle in Warzone

The BAR was a meta weapon when Warzone Pacific first launched in December 2021 and cemented itself in the meta ahead of Season 4.

While its slower fire rate makes it slightly unforgiving, landing your shots will absolutely delete players. It has extremely low recoil too, where you barely need to move your mouse or thumbstick to keep it still.

Although a little bit slow for Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, there will be few weapons capable of outgunning it in Caldera.

1. NZ-41 – best Assault Rifle in Warzone

NZ-41 Assault Rifle in Warzone

Vanguard’s NZ-41 Assault Rifle was almost completely ignored until the June 2 update where it received a game-changing overhaul, and it’s been the best and most popular weapon in the game ever since.

Although Raven have nerfed it in three consecutive updates, the NZ-41 is still the best Assault Rifle in the game thanks to its low recoil and high zoom. It’s by far Warzone’s easiest weapon to use, and it needs another considerable nerf to knock it from its pedestal.


Bring any of these ARs into Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 4 and you’ll find yourself using some of the best Warzone Assault Rifles in Call of Duty’s battle royale.

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

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Warzone Pacific August 8 update patch notes: Dev Error fix & H4 Blixen nerf

Here are the full patch notes for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded’s August 8 update which has nerfed the H4 Blixen and fixed a Dev Error.

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Warzone devs Raven Software released a patch on August 8 that fixes a common Dev Error as well as provides a movement speed nerf for the H4 Blixen in Season 4 Reloaded.

Season 4 Reloaded has been a breath of fresh air for players as Warzone’s meta is the most varied and balanced it’s been in a long time. While minor nerfs to some Modern Warfare weapons on August 3 slightly dampened the excitement, most would agree that the meta is still in an excellent state when it comes to variety.

Unfortunately, since the start of Season 4 Reloaded, several players were encountering a Dev Error that would prevent them from enjoying the new meta. Now, Raven Software have taken the appropriate steps to fix the Dev Error issue plaguing the Warzone experience.

Dev Error 5476 fix & H4 Blixen nerf

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Dev Error 5476 was preventing players from joining matches after the Season 4 Reloaded update. While there were a few DIY fixes for the Dev Error, this should no longer impact players trying to enjoy Warzone as the devs have fixed the issue with the August 8 update.

Furthermore, the devs have reverted an unwanted change from the August 3 update that was supposed to nerf the H4 Blixen‘s 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mag attachment.

When the update went live on August 3 it accidentally buffed the attachment. This unwanted change has been corrected with the August 8 update and the attachment’s movement speed has been decreased by 2%. In addition, the popular SMG also had its max damage reduced to 38 from 39.

Warzone August 8 update patch notes

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue causing Players to encounter Dev Error 5476 which caused the game client to crash.
  • Fixed an issue causing the H4 Blixen’s (VG) 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mag to increase movement speed by 2% rather than decrease it as intended.

WEAPONS

Weapon Adjustments

» Submachine Guns «

H4 Blixen (VG)

  • Max Damage reduced to 38, down from 39

For more, check out our ranking of the best guns in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.

Source: Raven Software

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Best guns in Warzone: Every Season 4 Reloaded weapon ranked

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 150 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.

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Best weapons in Call of Duty Warzone Pacific

Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded and ranked the weapons from best to worst.

In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, there are well over 150 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep, offering a ton of choice.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded delivered the new Vargo-S Assault Rifle so there’s even more choice for players. Plus, the meta changed considerably following all of the buffs and nerfs.

While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 130 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.

Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list

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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 every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.

  1. KG M40
  2. Armaguerra 43
  3. H4 Blixen
  4. UGM-8
  5. Marco 5
  6. NZ-41
  7. 3-Line Rifle
  8. Cooper Carbine
  9. Whitley
  10. Volk
  11. Type 100
  12. Vargo 52
  13. STG44
  14. HDR
  15. M13
  16. Owen Gun
  17. Welgun
  18. ITRA Burst
  19. MG 82
  20. FARA 83
  21. MP40
  22. AX-50
  23. Nikita AVT
  24. Automaton
  25. ZRG 20mm
  26. BAR
  27. LAPA
  28. EM2
  29. Kilo 141
  30. AK-47 (Cold War)
  31. Grau 5.56
  32. XM4
  33. VLK Rogue
  34. M4A1
  35. MAC-10
  36. Vargo-S
  37. Bruen Mk9
  38. Milano 821
  39. Pelington 703
  40. PPSh-41 (Cold War)
  41. OTs 9
  42. PP19 Bizon
  43. Bullfrog
  44. JAK-12
  45. RAM-7
  46. Grav
  47. Bren
  48. Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
  49. Swiss K31
  50. Krig 6
  51. MP5 (MW)
  52. MP7
  53. Crossbow
  54. SPR-208
  55. MP5 (Cold War)
  56. CR-56 AMAX
  57. MG42
  58. M16
  59. PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
  60. AUG (MW)
  61. M1928 Thompson
  62. AS44
  63. Kar98k (Vanguard)
  64. LC10
  65. DP27
  66. QBZ-83
  67. Sten
  68. FFAR 1
  69. AS VAL
  70. Oden
  71. Stoner 63
  72. Riot Shield
  73. Fennec
  74. Gallo SA12
  75. PKM
  76. Type 11
  77. Type 99
  78. RAAL MG
  79. TEC-9
  80. Nail Gun
  81. CX-9
  82. M1916
  83. DMR 14
  84. LW3 – Tundra
  85. Einhorn Revolving
  86. Combat Shotgun
  87. FAL
  88. AK-74u
  89. Gracey Auto
  90. Origin 12
  91. Groza
  92. Streetsweeper
  93. SA87
  94. M1 Garand
  95. SVT-40
  96. FN SCAR 17
  97. M82
  98. AUG (Cold War)
  99. FiNN LMG
  100. G-43
  101. Uzi
  102. P90
  103. RPD
  104. Holger-26
  105. AN-94
  106. CARV.2
  107. R-90
  108. Combat Shield
  109. Double Barrel
  110. Marshal
  111. M60
  112. MG34
  113. Hauer 77
  114. ISO
  115. Striker 45
  116. 410 Ironhide
  117. M91
  118. Type 63
  119. FR 5.56
  120. Dragunov
  121. Rytec AMR
  122. EBR-14
  123. KSP 45
  124. SKS
  125. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
  126. MK2 Carbine
  127. R1 Shadowhunter 
  128. AK-47 (MW)
  129. Model 680
  130. 725

Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded

10. Volk

Volk in Warzone

The Volk is technically an Assault Rifle but it is best utilized as a close-range weapon in Warzone. Thanks to buffs it received in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Volk’s bullet velocity is truly impressive.

It’s this blistering bullet velocity and lightweight maneuverability that makes this Assault Rifle a menace in close quarters. Of course, it still performs incredibly at medium-range, which makes it the ultimate Sniper support weapon.


9. Whitley

Whitley in Warzone

Much like the Volk, the Whitley was on the receiving end of some pretty hefty buffs in Season 4 Reloaded. It was always a powerful option, but with buffs increasing its recoil control, the Whitley has become a great long-range LMG.

In addition, the weapon was also buffed in an August 3 update which further boosted its damage range. With excellent range, damage, and control, it has become the ideal weapon of choice for players who enjoy Caldera.


8. Cooper Carbine

Best Warzone Pacific cooper carbine loadout

The Cooper Carbine is an Assault Rifle known for its versatility since it entered the battle royale all the way back in Season 1. Players build it for various engagements including medium-range on Fortune’s Keep or long-range on Caldera.

This Assault Rifle doesn’t always pack the hardest punch, but it is supremely easy to control as a low-recoil weapon. If you’re looking to land your shots and improve your aim, then the Cooper Carbine is the way to go.


7. 3-Line Rifle – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone

3-Line Rifle in Warzone Pacific

The Warzone Season 3 update drastically changed how Snipers perform in the battle royale. Only a select few Snipers could still one-shot kill with a headshot at any distance. Luckily, the 3-Line Rifle not only maintained its one-shot kill potential, but it also received a buff to ADS speed.

Some Warzone players have expressed their displeasure with the Sniper changes, but it does not look as though they will get reverted. If you’re looking to come to terms with Sniping in Warzone, the 3-Line Rifle is your best bet.


6. NZ-41

NZ-41 Assault Rifle in Warzone

The once dominant NZ-41 was on the receiving end of several significant nerfs, which have led to its slight downfall. It may not be the laser beam it once was, but it is still accurate and strong enough to claim the sixth spot on this list.

It took some time but it seems the NZ-41 has finally achieved a balanced state after truly being in a league of its own for months on end. While it should be off Raven’s radar, one more nerf would likely see it drop out of the top ten.


5. Marco 5

Marco 5 SMG Warzone

The Marco 5 maintains its spot on the top ten list since joining the weapon pool in Season 4. Although its unique Akimbo Perk allows for players to dual wield the weapon, it’s best to use one at a time and take advantage of the quick ADS speed.

The relatively new SMG makes for an excellent Sniper support SMG as well thanks to its fantastic damage range. The Marco 5 doesn’t have what it takes to challenge the top SMGs just yet, but it’s a close step behind.


4. UGM-8 – Best Warzone LMG

Best UGM-8 loadout in Warzone

With the KG M40 and NZ-41 receiving nerfs throughout Season 4 Reloaded, the UGM-8 is patiently waiting to claim the title of best long-range weapon in Warzone. The UGM-8 is unique in that its burst fire loadout is just as viable as its fully automatic loadout, so it’s up to the player to decide which version they prefer.

Due to the fact that LMGs are less popular than ARs, the UGM-8 produces a great discrepancy between its popularity and K/D. If more players come to understand how powerful the LMG is, this could change quickly.


3. H4 Blixen

Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout

The H4 Blixen was Season 3 Reloaded’s new weapon, and it didn’t take long to have an impact on the Warzone meta. In half a season the H4 Blixen established itself as the best SMG in Warzone, but it got knocked down slightly following a recent nerf.

As of August 8, the H4 Blixen still maintains the best overall K/D in Warzone at 1.39. However, once an accidental buff is reverted, a nerf to movement speed could see it fall off slightly. Nonetheless, we expect it to remain in the top ten.


2. Armaguerra 43 – Best Warzone SMG

Warzone Armaguerra 43

Despite the abundance of top SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded. JGOD has proclaimed it the best close-range weapon in Warzone at the moment and we agree.

The weapon is one of the easiest SMGs to master thanks to its lack of recoil. While it has the speed to finesse enemies up close, it’s also great at medium-range making the weapon incredibly versatile.


1. KG M40 – Best Warzone gun right now

KG M40 Assault Rifle Warzone

At the start of Season 4, the KG M40 seemingly came out of nowhere to mark its place on this list. However, due to an incredibly balanced and varied meta, the KG M40 is powerful enough to claim the top spot in Season 4 Reloaded.

Despite recent nerfs, the KG M40 is still a laser beam in Warzone and it continues to be the best long-range weapon in the game. It’s currently the most popular weapon in Warzone and the weapon with the best win ratio at 4.44. If it could avoid consecutive nerfs, it should maintain the top spot heading into Season 5.


Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.

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Warzone players divided over frustrating skydiving gunfights

The Warzone community is split over how they feel about skydiving gun battles, with some claiming they’re unrealistic.

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Skydiving into the map on Warzone can be quite the task, especially when enemies are gunning you down mid-air, leading to mixed opinions about the mechanic.

Upon release of the Warzone Season 4 Reloaded update, the community was happy to see some much-need changes to the meta, bringing Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons back in line.

Unfortunately, many haven’t been too fond of the recent efforts to reverse this in the August 3 update, which saw the Kilo and VLK Rogue nerfed.

Along with this, players have also been experiencing some serious frame drops associated with the ping system, leading to some disappointed players. Now, some in the community are having an issue with a mechanic that has been in the game since the start.

Warzone character parachuting

The ability to gun down your enemies while dropping into the map on Warzone has been a feature since the very beginning.

While it has frustrated players over the years, as starting a game and instantly being downed isn’t the greatest feeling, it has never been a serious issue in the community.

However, after GodOfEggs69 highlighted the feature on the Warzone subreddit and expressed their opinion, it created a divide. The user feels that players “should not be able to ever so accurately hit multiple shots at another target that is falling from 1000 feet.”

Ultimately, they feel it is unrealistic that an enemy can beam them while skydiving, and with almost 400 upvotes at the time of writing this article, it seems many agree. A comment under the post even said: “I still don’t understand why we can shoot our guns when falling at 200mph, but not when we have our parachute pulled.”

Others in the comments of the post feel differently, with opinions such as “It’s a video game lol,” and that the user should “try getting better instead of complaining about everything.”

Some also feel it is odd that this is being complained about now, with another user saying “did you just install the game? lmao where are these complaints coming from, this s*** has been in the game since day 1.”

Perhaps the new iteration of Warzone will address all these concerns and issues, as even Zlaner has requested that the devs remove a feature from the game for Warzone 2.

On the topic of Warzone 2, make sure you check out our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 beta for a chance to play the new title early.

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