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Best Warzone Assault Rifle class loadouts in Season 3: Attachments

Published: 1/Jun/2021 11:25

by James Busby


While the Warzone meta changes with every new update and content drop, there have been a number of Assault Rifles that have remained staple picks throughout each season. 

Warzone features plenty of deadly weapons, but Assault Rifles tend to lead the charge more often than not. This weapon category offers fantastic damage, incredible accuracy, and great range — making it the most dominant class in the entire game. Versatility is imperative in Warzone, so it’s not hard to see why ARs remain such staple picks among both competitive and casual players. 

Whether you wish to beam your foes with laser-like precision or simply want a do-it-all gun you can rely on, you’ll want to add an AR to your loadout. However, not all weapons in Warzone are the same. In fact, there are only a few that are truly worth leveling up and using.


To help you blast through Warzone’s Season 3 update, we’ve put together an Assault Rifle tier list that ranks all of Warzone’s deadly ARs and the attachments you should be using for them.

19. QBZ-83

QBZ-83 Warzone
The QBZ-83 does have the potential to unleash some pretty devastating damage.

Best QBZ-83 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag

The QBZ is often overlooked by a lot of players, but this AR is a pretty well-rounded weapon. This particular loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower.

While this bulky rifle may struggle in long-range firefights, it is pretty deadly in close to medium distances. Unfortunately, the tradeoff in mobility does leave it feeling a little off, particularly when it isn’t all that powerful.


18. FN Scar 17

FN Scar 17
The limited clip size makes the Scar hard to recommend.

Best FN Scar 17

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC 20.0″ LB
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrell: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

With the likes of the overpowered AMAX and ever-popular M4A1 loadouts dominating the Modern Warfares virtual battlefields, the FN Scar 17 has struggled to shine in the current Warzone meta. This is largely down to its incredibly small clip size and slow rate of fire.

Despite this shortcoming, the Scar is capable of delivering some highly accurate shots – just don’t expect to kill multiple foes in a single clip. 

17. FAL

Fal loadout screen in Modern warfare
The FAL is no longer the monster it once used to be.

Best FAL Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor 
  • Barrel: XRK Marksman
  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

While the FAL proved to be a popular pick in previous seasons, it has fallen from grace after Activision reduced the bodyshot damage. It’s no longer the three-shot rifle it used to be and it is now one of the least used ARs in Warzone.


However, the headshot damage is still decent and you’ll be able to down a foe within two hits, provided you have the aim. Just don’t expect to be able to outgun fully automatic guns in close to medium range fights. Even those with a quick trigger finger will still get outpaced by the likes of the FARA.

16. Groza

Groza Warzone
The Groza excels in mid to close-range fights.

Best Groza Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 16.7 VDV Reinforced
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Underbarrell: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: VDV 60 RND Fast Mag

The Groza is another assault rifle that comes packed with a speedy rate of fire. This makes it particularly lethal in close to medium-range fights where quick-firing weapons dominate the competition.

Just like most Black Ops Cold War AR’s, you’ll need to try and avoid any long-range engagements as the damage drop-off is fairly significant. It may not be a meta pick, but the Groza can net you a decent bounty of kills if enjoy aggressively pushing your foes.


15. AN-94

AN-94 loadout
The AN-94 is another burst-fire rifle that just falls short.

Best AN-94 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Casket Mags

This Russian rifle is one of the more unique guns in the AR category as it features a hyperburst mechanic, which greatly improves accuracy and alleviates the initial recoil. This reduction enables players to fire off tightly grouped 2-round bursts towards the target without having to constantly wrestle for control.

Unfortunately, when compared to the likes of the AUG and M16, there is just little reason to take the AN-94. While its accuracy and damage may be good, it just struggles to duke it out against the current burst-fire weapons.

14. FR 5.56

FR.56 Warzone
The FR 5.56 certainly is going to win any awards for its damage.

Best FR 5.56 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FR 24.4″ Sniper
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Ammunition: 50 Rnd Mag
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip

The FR 5.56 has underperformed in every category since Season 1 thanks to its terrible damage and ridiculously slow rate of fire. However, the FAMAS has seen a surge in popularity after both JGOD and Drift0r discovered a build that enhances its damage.


This build is centered around using the weapon in semi-automatic mode. Not only does this increase the gun’s overall accuracy in mid-range firefights, but it also helps decrease the FR’s recoil. While it still won’t beat the AMAX and FARA loadouts, this loadout proves that even the non-meta guns can still shine.

13. Oden

Oden loadout
This Oden loadout hits incredibly hard.

Best Oden Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
  • Barrel: Oden Factory 810mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

Despite having one of the beefiest recoil patterns in the entire game, the Oden packs a mighty punch if you’re willing to learn its intricacies. In fact, if you can master its vertical recoil pattern and deal with its methodical fire rate, you’ll have a gun that can down fully armored opponents in just a few shots.

The damage per bullet is absolutely through the roof and if you manage to land any headshots, then your foes will be hitting the ground quicker than the Oden’s reload animation. Make sure you utilize both the Colossus Suppressor and Oden Factory 810mm Barrel as both these attachments turn the Oden into an absolute beast at range.

12. XM4

XM4 Warzone
The XM4 is a great pick if you’re a fan of the M4A1.

Best XM4 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 13.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent  Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag

Previously known as the Commando, this reliable Black Ops rifle shares a lot of similarities to that of the M4A1. While the XM4 may not deal as much damage at range as the M4, it does absolutely melt opponents in close to mid-range firefights.

This particular XM4 loadout is all about boosting the gun’s effective damage range and accuracy, while also greatly improving its handling when going full-auto.

11. FARA 83

Activision / Treyarch
The FARA 83 has a ludicrous rate of fire.

Best FARA 83 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 3.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 50 Rnd

This lightning-fast AR was originally released as part of Warzone’s Season 2 update, but it’s only really after the Season 3 buffs that it has started to shine. While the FARA 83 received two nerfs, one to headshot multiplier and one to ADS stats, it still packs a mighty punch.

The FARA 83 comes kitted out with a blisteringly quick rate of fire, high damage profile, and low recoil pattern, which make it absolutely devastating in close to mid-range engagements. Consider pairing the FARA 83 with one of Warzone’s best snipers to help with those long-range kills.

10. AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 could become a staple pick in Warzone Season 3.

Best AK-47 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.2″ Takedown
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnds

The AK-47 is one of the most instantly recognizable guns in the Call of Duty series and boy does it pack a lethal punch when kitted out with the right attachments.

Unlike the majority of guns in Call of Duty, this Russian-made AR can often feel uncontrollable. However, if you can control the recoil and hit those head and body shots, then you’ll be able to snap up some very quick kills.


AS-VAL loadout
The AS-VAL performs more like an SMG than an AR.

Best VAL Warzone loadout

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: VLK Strelok
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

This assault rifle boasts a blisteringly fast rate of fire and incredibly quick TTK, making it more akin to that of an SMG. Not only does the AS VAL’s lightning-fast fire rate allow it to rival the game’s most popular SMGs, its clean iron sights and integral suppressor give you a lot of choices when it comes to attachments.

Due to the large-scale nature of Verdansk and the limited ammo from the 30 Round Mags, this gun does struggle to kill any foes in mid to long-range distances. There’s also the fact that if you pair it with another AR, you’ll have to split your already limited ammo reserves between the two.

8. FFAR 1

Activision / Infinity Ward
The FFAR is currently the most dominant gun in Warzone.

Best FFAR 1 Warzone loadout

  • Laser: Steady Aim Laser
  • Barrel: 19.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 50 round fast mag

The FFAR nerf has finally seen this once-dominant AR tumble out of the spotlight. While it may no longer be the best Assault Rifle in Warzone, it can still dish out decent damage, provided you kit it out with the right attachments.

With this loadout, it’s all about the close-quarter gunfights and pushing enemies aggressively at speed. The FFAR thrives in these engagements and with the Steady Aim Laser, your hip-fire accuracy will be pretty potent at close range.

7. M4A1

M4A1 Warzone
It’s not hard to see why the M4A1 has remained a staple pick.

Best M4A1 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The M4A1 has been the dominant Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare since the game released. While its moderate recoil keeps it from being the single best pick, its high damage and great range make it one of the most versatile ARs in Warzone. 

The M4A1 can be kitted out in a multitude of different ways, but this build is all about bolstering the M4’s range while still allowing you to play aggressively and push. The added 60 rounds also enable you to punish multiple players, giving you the potential to claim those all-important squad wipes. 

6. M13

M13 Warzone
The M13 is still a reliable rifle in Warzone Season 3.

Best M13 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The M13 is often overlooked in Warzone when it comes to Warzone’s Assault Rifles. It may not deal as much damage as the current top pick, but this gun makes up for this with its blisteringly fast rate of fire. Despite having manageable recoil, it’s often best to focus on close to mid-range engagements.

After all, the high rate of fire can quickly leave you in the dirt if you miss those first initial shots. If you’re after an AR that offers both speed and precision, then you’ll want to give the M13 a whirl. 

5. Krig 6

Krig 6 Warzone
The Krig 6 has seen a rise in popularity across Warzone lobbies.

Best Krig 6 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7” Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd

This Black Ops Cold War assault rifle delivers excellent precision and deals great damage across all ranges, making it one of the most viable assault rifles in Warzone Season 3. The Krig’s methodical fire rate also helps minimize recoil and keeps your shots accurate.

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The recent buffs to the Krig’s damage have led to this AR becoming incredibly popular, so expect to see this loadout appearing more frequently in Verdansk. Even Call of Duty content creator, NICKMERCS revealed that the Krig is his next best weapon.

4. RAM-7

RAM-7 Warzone
The RAM-7 is one of the most underrated ARs in Warzone.

Best RAM-7 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

This lightning-fast AR famously became popular in Season 4, back when it was introduced as floor loot. Since then, Warzone players have discovered how powerful this AR can truly be. While the RAM-7’s popularity has dwindled, it can still shred through even the tankiest of foes.

The current meta build is all about increasing the gun’s range and accuracy, which makes it a lot more viable in mid-range firefights – an area the RAM-7 has often struggled to excel in.

3. Grau 5.56 

Grau Warzone
Activision / Infinity Ward
Have you ever seen an ironsight so clean?

Best Grau 5.56 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4” Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The Grau has the cleanest iron sight in the entire game, which frees up an extra attachment slot when creating the perfect loadout. While the Grau’s lack of optic may make it slightly harder to remain accurate at a distance, it does give you the edge in close to medium engagement ranges.  

Despite receiving several nerfs, the Grau still rewards those who prefer to aggressively push their foes. In fact, this gun’s overall speed enables players to quickly snap onto their targets and put an end to their game-winning dreams. 

2. Kilo 141

Kilo 141 Warzone
The Kilo 141 has been one of the strongest guns in Warzone for a number of seasons now.

Best Kilo 141 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

The Kilo 141 has long been a dominant Assault Rifle in Warzone thanks to its incredible accuracy, minimal recoil, and fantastic damage range. In fact, this AR has proved so devastating that the majority of the player base utilized it in past seasons. 

With this loadout, you’ll be able to effortlessly beam players from all distances without much recoil. Simply click on your target and let the bullets fly. On top of this, opting for the 50 Round Mags will allow you to rotate quickly and push an enemy once they’re weakened.

1. CR-56 AMAX 

The CR-56 AMAX continues to dominate the AR meta.

Best CR-56 AMAX Warzone loadout

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

The CR-56 AMAX (or the Galil) has remained a popular pick since its introduction into Warzone. Despite the small nerf to its damage, this AR is still the best option for those that wish to rack up high kill count games. 

The most lethal AMAX loadout is all about pushing the gun to its ranged limits, while also keeping its ADS speed to a minimum. Don’t be put off by the AMAX’s 45 Round clip, as this AR is capable of pumping out some truly dizzying damage numbers. 

So, there you have it, the best ARs in Call of Duty Warzone. Be sure to give each of these loadouts a go and see which one works for you. Check out our Call of Duty page for all the latest news and updates.