Best Warzone 2 AR: Assault rifle tier list

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April 25, 2023: Which is the best AR to use in Warzone 2 right now? Check out our guide containing a tier list ranking the rifles from best to worst.

The best Warzone 2 AR is always changing. Call of Duty's second iteration of the battle royale will act as a fresh start with a brand-new arsenal of weapons and an all-new map for players to drop onto. Although players will need to master a new collection of guns, the possibility of assault rifles (AR) dominating the meta is high.

Armed with impressive mid-range damage and plenty of customisation options, you can gear an AR to make an impact in nearly every single scenario you encounter over the course of a match.

With a few months until the game launches, some members of the community are already looking at the best Warzone 2 AR to use to ensure they have the upper hand as soon as the servers go live. Before that, check out our guide showcasing the latest intel including the Warzone 2 release date.

What is the best Warzone 2 AR?

The Warzone 2 arsenal contains an extensive range of assault rifles and after a closer inspection, the Kastov 762, M4, and TAQ-56 possess qualities that set them apart from the rest of the category.

Whether it's incredible mobility, a fast rate of fire, or unmatched firepower, the above ARs are bound to prove popular when players drop into Al Mazrah.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2 AR tier list

S Tier M4 Kastov 74u TAQ 56 M13B
A TierKastov 762 STB 556 Chimera ISO Hemlock
B TierKastov 545 Lachmann 556
Z TierM16

With a total of ten ARs to choose from in the loadout selection screen, it's tricky to decide which are viable options on the battlefield. As mentioned above, the M4, M13B, and TAQ-56 are the cream of the crop but there are other options that could prove popular as season two progresses.

Closely following the top tier are the Kastov 762 and the ISO Hemlock. Although their damage output is close to beating the top ARs, the flaws of each slot them into A tier. Although they're not the best, they're still worth using.

At the very bottom of the list is the M16. It doesn't matter which attachment combination you select, recoil makes this particular AR very hard to control in situations where accuracy is the key to success.

Warzone 2 season reloaded start date

The mid-season update for Warzone 2 Season Two could begin in mid-March as there are only 55 days before the start of Season Three.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 AR. We will update this guide regularly once the game is out and we've managed to determine which one is best to use as part of a loadout. In the meantime, check out the best Warzone 2 FOV settings.

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