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Best Assault Rifle loadouts for Warzone Season 3: Ranked & tier list

Assault Rifles are great all-rounders in CoD: Warzone Season 3, so here’s every AR in a tier list and the best loadouts to run with them.

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Best Warzone assault rifle loadouts

We’ve placed every Warzone Assault Rifle into a tier list and counted down the top six AR loadouts you can run in Season 3, whether as Sniper support or as your primary tool.

Assault Rifles are a staple in Call of Duty. Capable of dealing high damage at almost any range, they’re the go-to for the majority of 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. Significant buffs and nerfs have made Season 3’s meta extremely Assault Rifle-based, with them now being the go-to weapons for fighting at medium-long range.

Best AR in Warzone – Tier List

Warzone fara 83 in-game

To explain our ranking system, S-Tier weapons are the meta in Warzone Season 3 – the best of the best. Assault Rifles 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 ARs would only need some buffs to increase their popularity.

D-Tier weapons are ineffective, and we wouldn’t recommend using them in your loadouts.

  • S-Tier: CR-56 AMAX
  • A-Tier: Krig 6, RAM-7, AK-47 (CW), FARA 83, AS VAL, XM4
  • B-Tier: Kilo 141, FFAR 1, Grau 5.56, M4A1, M13
  • C-Tier: Oden, AN-94, Groza, FAL, QBZ, FR 5.56
  • D-Tier: FN-SCAR, AK-47 (MW)

Best Warzone Assault Rifle loadouts

Here are the best Assault Rifles to use in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 3.

These AR loadouts suit a range of different playstyles, whether you’re using it as a long-range beamer or as a support weapon alongside a Sniper Rifle.

6. AS VAL

Warzone AS VAL

The AS VAL isn’t one of the most popular weapons in the game, but it boasts an insanely high time to kill, making it an underrated gem.

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: FSS Intl. Gen 4 GRU
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

Likely for balance reasons, the only thing holding the AS VAL back is its low magazine size. You don’t want to use it in squad matches, but for BR Solos and even Duos, it’s an excellent choice.

5. RAM-7

RAM-7 Warzone Season 3

While never quite being the meta weapon in Warzone, Modern Warfare’s RAM-7 has always been a great choice. With a blisteringly high bullet velocity and solid damage output, the RAM-7 has been a viable option in almost any meta.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Eclipse
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

It’s strongest at mid-range, so it’s best to use the RAM-7 as a Sniper Support weapon. As YouTuber JGOD explained, it will be difficult to pull off as a long-range AR, but as a secondary, it’s perfect.

4. FARA 83

Warzone FARA 83

When Warzone Season 3 launched, the FARA 83 become one of the best close-range weapons in the game. However, several balance teaks have turned it into a solid weapon for fighting at medium-long range.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.5″ Liberator
  • Optic: SUSAT Multizoom
  • Grip: Spetnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

This FARA 83 is built for versatility, being especially effective medium distance, but the SUSAT Multizoom allows you. Along with other scopes, the SUSAT Multizoom received a significant buff, and its ability to switch between 2x-4x makes it an excellent choice for a variety of engagements.

3. AK-47 (Cold War)

AK-47 Cold War Season 3

The AK-47 has been a mainstay in all modern Call of Duty games. You’ll be able to take two versions of this classic weapon into Warzone, but the Cold War variant is, without doubt, the better option.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.2″ VDV Reinforced
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Speed Mag

This is another weapon that falls under the ‘support’ category, with its strong time-to-kill and high bullet velocity making it more effective when fighting in longer-range engagements than your typical MAC-10 or MP5.

If you need a support weapon for fighting in these close to medium range engagements, the AK-47 is an excellent choice in Season 3.

2. Krig 6

Krig-6 Warzone Season 3

The Krig 6 received a significant buff at the start of Season 3, making it one of the best long-range Assault Rifles in the game.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Grip: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

This Krig 6 is built to be most effective at range, reminiscent of the Grau 5.56 and Kilo 141 at their prime. With minimal recoil, you’ll be able to melt enemies with ease. The only downside is a slow fire rate, but if you land a few shots, the enemies don’t stand a chance.

1. CR-56 AMAX – Best AR in Warzone

Modern Warfare AMAX in-game

Even while the M16 and AUG were the meta, the CR-56 AMAX silently dominated. Now, in Warzone Season 3, if you’re looking for an AR to run as your primary weapon, there’s no better choice than the AMAX.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

Raven Software has nerfed both the AMAX’s damage and headshot multiplier in recent updates, but it still remains the best Assault Rifle in the game.

Although having considerable recoil, it has blisteringly high damage. Practice with the AMAX in either Plunder or Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, and you’ll soon be able to control the kick and melt players at any range.


Bring any of these ARs into Verdansk ’84 in Warzone Season 3, and you’ll find yourself using some of the best weapons in Call of Duty’s battle royale.

If you’re looking for the best weapon loadouts overall, you can check out or top 10 Warzone loadouts for Season 3.

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Best Ghost loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Having a strong Ghost class can help you perform much better in Warzone, so here is how to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

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Best Warzone Ghost Loadout Class

Ghost is one of the most powerful perks in Call of Duty: Warzone, with players putting themselves at a disadvantage when they do not use it, so here is the best Warzone Ghost loadout you can use in the battle royale game.

Perks are some of the most powerful items in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, as they give players beneficial bonuses that can be the difference between winning or losing a fight.

The Ghost perk has become one of the top perks players use in their loadouts in the Call of Duty battle royale thanks to its ability to keep players hidden from enemy UAVs and heartbeat sensors, which is very useful in a game like Warzone where knowing the location of your enemies can help win a fight.

With this in mind, we have gathered together the weapons and additional perks you should use to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

Best Warzone Ghost loadout

Best Warzone Ghost loadout

Best Warzone Ghost loadout weapons

Using Ghost means that you can not take advantage of Overkill and have two main weapons for your loadout drop.

This is why we suggest using the CR-56 AMAX Assault Rifle from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Diamatti Pistol from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The CR-56 AMAX is still arguably the best Assault Rifle in Warzone, even after a couple of nerfs, and with its great damage output, it is a solid choice to have as your main weapon in the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

You can find the attachments for the AMAX you should use below:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

Without Overkill, you will need a powerful secondary weapon for close-quarter battles. The Diamatti Pistol is a monster up close, and its burst fire can take down enemy players with just a couple pulls of the trigger, making it a perfect choice for your secondary weapon in a Ghost class.

You can find the attachments for the AMAX you should use below:

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.2″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Laser: SOF Target Designator
  • Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Best perks for Warzone Ghost class

best warzone ghost class

While your second perk in this class is already selected as Ghost, you will need to make sure that your other two perks complement this class.

This is why you will be wise to have E.O.D. as your first perk, as it will reduce the amount of damage you take from enemy explosives, which can be the difference between winning or getting eliminated.

Now, most of the best loadouts will have Amped as the third perk, as it increases your weapon swap speed, which is essential in Warzone, where it can take some time for your character to switch weapons sometimes.

However, since you will be using the Diamatti Pistol in this class, you will not need Amped, as the switching speed to Pistols is plenty quick enough on its own.

This is why Battle Hardened is an excellent choice for your third perk, as it will reduce the effectiveness of enemy flash and stun grenades, which can easily save you from being eliminated by an enemy who has stunned or flashed you before a fight begins.

How to unlock Ghost

Players who would like to use this powerful perk will need to reach level 24, as this is the rank where Ghost will be unlocked and become available for you to use in your loadouts.

best ghost class

Best Alternatives

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

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Warzone hacker openly uses cheats while streaming on Twitch

Warzone unfortunately has hackers, but it’s not everyday that one of them is showcasing it on Twitch, which recently caught the community’s attention.

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A Warzone hacker was found cheating online while streaming to an audience on Twitch, seemingly not caring about the damage they are doing to the developers’ work and the community.

Raven Software is constantly combatting the hackers their game holds, even attempting “hardware bans” to those who cheat.

With the hackers becoming more abundant, even making their own operator skins, one has been caught streaming on Twitch, openly discussing his cheating with the chat.

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Warzone hacker found streaming on Twitch

The hacker found cheating on Twitch was “AGuyNamedCody,” who was streaming himself, eliminating enemies, and winning games with ease.

The hacker’s reason for cheating is extremely counterproductive, as he says, “I got tired of playing against cheaters, so I was like, oh I’ll make my own.”

The Reddit post by CorySellsDaHouse has received a lot of attention, with many in the comments directing hate towards the hacker. Warzone players are fed up with the game being abused by cheaters, especially on PC, so it seems players are taking out their anger on this hacker.

In the video, the hacker responds to a comment in the Twitch chat who asked: “So you ruin it for the folks who just wanna play and maybe have an hour a day?”

The hacker responded by saying: “Yeah, go find another game.”

This attitude towards ruining player experience shows how hackers like this have no shame in what they’re doing. They have nothing to lose, and as he says in the video if he gets banned, it takes him “two minutes to make a new account.”

Hopefully, something will be implemented for the Call of Duty battle royale that will make major progress in stopping hackers from populating servers, as cheating by players has been one of the main topics for Warzone since it was released.

Stay tuned via Charlie INTEL for more on Warzone, and check out our recent article on when the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event is.

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5 things we want to see in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4

Verdansk ’84 has seen a big change for Warzone in Season 3. But despite new weapons and POIs, here are 5 things we’d like to see in Season 4.

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Warzone Season 4 is almost here, so we’re counting down the top five things we’d most like to see in the next major update for Call of Duty’s battle royale.

Warzone Season 3 is one of the most successful in the game’s short history. Whereas Season 2 rested on its laurels and became associated with its burst and FFAR meta, Season 3 majorly shook things up.

After the Nuke Event, Warzone took Verdansk back to 1984, added lots of new POIs for players to rotate around, and transformed the game’s meta into arguably the most stable and balanced. All the best Assault Rifle loadouts feature a multitude of weapons from the AMAX to the Kilo 141 to the AS Val to the Cold War AK-47.

But to continue Warzone’s success, here are the top 5 things we want to see in Warzone Season 4 and beyond.

5. Make rocks easier to traverse

Mara vaulting in Warzone

Despite being in 1984 and the rocks being slightly younger, better maintained, and haven’t fallen apart yet, they are still troublesome.

Getting caught next to rocks with the zone on your heels or enemies above you can leave you with little option other than running around until you can find an area you can actually climb.

We don’t necessarily want every single rock to be climbable, but in a big cliffside area, we feel there should be one or two footholds to climb. To compensate for this, a climbing animation could be put in place to penalize players ascending, in the same way, that rappeling leaves players vulnerable for a few seconds.

4. More Killstreak options

cod warzone killstreaks

Warzone’s offering of Killstreaks is so awkward. Again, you either go all-in, or you need to leave Killstreaks out altogether. The current offerings are mainly Precision and Cluster Strikes, neither of which are particularly effective and are practically signposted anyway.

UAVs are useful and not too overpowered as they can easily be counteracted, and drones aren’t used by anyone. There’s no excitement in finding one, which begs the question as to why they’re in the game in the first place.

At the very least, Raven Software should experiment with Sentry Turrets and perhaps Care Packages to give the player a random goodie e.g a loadout, UAV, etc. It’s an area of Warzone that could do with a shake-up.

3. Reduce Dead Silence and Stopping Power

Warzone dead silence

Stopping Power and Dead Silence abuse needs to stop, most importantly the latter. When it’s possible to find between five and ten different Dead Silence pickups per match, it’s time to put your foot down.

Once someone triggers Dead Silence, then it’s just over for anyone that gets in that person’s way as they literally make no sound. It’s completely unfair. The attacking player gains a ridiculous advantage, and they can do this multiple times per match if they search enough.

Stopping Power isn’t as bad, but when you get into a 1v1 with someone and you’re landing consistent headshots and still get downed because your opponent’s bullets were artificially stronger, then it’s frustrating.

2. More events like the 80s Action Hero Event

cod warzone nakatomi plaza

The 80s Action Hero Event was a breath of fresh air for many reasons. The addition of Rambo and John McClane as Operators for Cold War and Warzone was fabulous and a really solid scoop for Activision.

But not only did players get special skins to acquire and equip, but Warzone as a whole got an incredible new POI in the process – the legendary Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard.

It was incredibly exciting and many players would drop there regularly to try and be the first to acquire the building’s sacred treasure tucked away in the Vault. It added a whole other dimension to the game, and even after the Vault was closed, the location still remains popular.

Extra locations and POIs don’t need to all be included at once, drip-feeding them through limited events is another way to keep players invested.

1. Maintain Warzone’s meta and keep on top of it

CoD Warzone FFAR

Season 1 of Warzone eventually succumbed to the Black Ops Cold War DMR after the integration. Every man and his dog was using the DMR, leading to the term “DMRzone” being thrown around.

Then, Season 2 nerfed the DMR, but this led to players moving onto pastures new, and discovering burst weapons and the FFAR in the process. As a result, most loadouts contained either an AUG, M16, or FFAR. Once again, after many complaints, Raven nerfed all burst weapons and the FFAR.

Apart from a bit of the light being cast on the AMAX Assault Rifle, Season 3 of Warzone has been a joy for most players as there isn’t really one or two guns that tower above the rest. It’s meant a greater variety of loadouts, weapon choices, and long may it continue as Warzone enters Season 4.


With these five changes, Warzone Season 4 could be the game’s best season yet, plus we know some ways to make any future live event the best too!

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