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Best Assault Rifle class loadouts in Warzone Pacific Season 1: Attachments

Published: 5/Jan/2022 23:35 Updated: 5/Jan/2022 23:46

by James Busby

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Choosing the best AR in Warzone is incredibly important to any player looking to get a competitive edge, especially those trying to claim a dominant victory in Warzone Pacific Season 1. 

The best AR in Warzone constantly changes with each update. This weapon category offers fantastic damage, incredible accuracy, and great range — making the Assault Rifle class the most dominant 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.

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

19. NZ-41

RAM-7 Warzone
Activision
The NZ-47  is a heavily underrated AR in Warzone.

Best NZ-41 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Orbweaver 360MM BC
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Orbweaver E Pack
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Ammunition: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Rubber Grip

With the STG44 still being the most popular Assault Rifle in Warzone, many players have forgotten about other potential choices. The NZ-41 has been praised by many streamers and it has also been called one of the most underrated ARs in the game.

This weapon has exceptional damage potential, great accuracy and manageable recoil — all traits of a strong weapon in Warzone.

18. RAM-7

RAM-7 Warzone
Activision
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.

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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.

17. EM2

Em2 loadout warzone
Activision
The EM2 hits incredibly hard in Warzone.

Best EM2 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 25.8″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd

The EM2 joined Warzone’s weapon roster in Season 6 and boy does it pack a punch. In fact, when kitted out with the right attachments this Assault Rifle can down a foe in 5 to 7 shots.

While its fire rate may be on the sluggish side, the EM2’s overall kill potential is through the roof. Even in close-quarters scenarios, our EM2 loadout can obliterate players before they can even react. This makes it extremely competitive in the game’s current meta.

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16. FFAR 1

FFAR
Activision / Infinity Ward
The FFAR had been one of the most dominant weapons in recent seasons of Warzone.

Best FFAR 1 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2″ Ranger
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 50 round Fast Mag

The FFAR was hit with a whole wave of nerfs in the mid-season update – in fact, the only thing that wasn’t reduced was the gun’s neck multiplier, which has been increased from 1 to 1.2. 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.

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15. AS44

Warzone gameplay
Activision
The AS44 can be unlocked just by playing Warzone and leveling up.

Best AS44 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Empress Falchion A
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: ZAC Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: .30 Russian Short 60 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip

While the AS44 in Warzone is classified as an Assault Rifle, its rapid fire rate and close-range effectiveness makes it act quite similarly to an SMG.

Instead of trying to tailor this weapon more into an Assault Rifle role, the goal of this loadout is to further improve its fire rate and speed. Pair this weapon with one of the best sniper rifles in Warzone, and you’ll be deadly at all ranges.

14. C58

C58 Warzone loadout
Activision / Treyarch
The C58 is incredibly precise at across all ranges.

Best C58 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd

Not only does this weapon have an incredible rate of fire, but it is also capable of having no recoil when kitted out with the build above. This makes it extremely potent across all engagement ranges.

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It’s certainly not hard to see why the C58 has quickly risen up the ranks, with many of the game’s top players utilizing it across Warzone. If you’re after an AR that can rival SMGs in close-quarter firefights as well as gun down foes at mid-range, then the C58 is a solid choice.

13. Automaton

Automaton Warzone
Treyarch/Activision
The Automaton is deadly in medium range skirmishes.

Best Automaton Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5MM Sakura 75 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip

The Automaton in Warzone quickly became a fan-favorite after the Vanguard integration thanks to its medium-range effectiveness, solid TTK, and controllable recoil.

The most lethal Automaton loadout is all about pushing the gun to its ranged limits, while also keeping its ADS speed to a minimum. This loadout also ensures that the recoil is kept at bay.

12. CR-56 AMAX 

Activision
The CR-56 AMAX  may not be as deadly as it once was, but it still packs a punch.

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, and yet another in Warzone Season 4, this AR is still a great 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. 

This is especially true when you manage to capitalize on the gun’s headshot multiplier.

11. Krig 6

Krig 6 Warzone
Activision
The Krig 6 dominated in Warzone for consecutive seasons.

Best Krig 6 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15″ CMV Mil-Spec
  • 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 weapons in Warzone currently. Raven Software recently nerfed the Krig’s maximum/minimum damage, which has seen it drop from the top spot.

Despite this nerf, the Krig’s is still a great pick thanks to its great accuracy and minimal recoil. Expect to see this loadout still pop up frequently as players continue to wreak havoc with it.

10. BAR

BAR preview screen in Vanguard
Activision
The BAR is one of the strongest Vanguard AR picks in Warzone.

Best BAR Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: CGC 27” 2B
  • Optic: 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom
  • Stock: Cooper SP
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .50 BMG 30 Round Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip

The BAR assault rifle arrived in Warzone as a result of the Vanguard integration. While many pros and streamers still use the Automaton and STG44, the BAR’s high damage output and accuracy make it irresistible.

To take this AR to the next level, we’ve listed attachments that improve accuracy, ammo count and damage output. If you’re in search of a new AR to add to your list of favorites, then look no further than the BAR.

9. FARA 83

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

Best FARA 83 Warzone loadout

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

Despite having its maximum damage decreased from 31 to 29 and featuring increased recoil, the FARA continues to remain firmly within the top five.

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.

8. XM4

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

Best XM4 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent  Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

Previously known as the Commando, this reliable Black Ops rifle shares a lot of similarities to that of the M4A1. While the XM4 may have been nerfed, it still absolutely melts 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.

7. M4A1

M4A1 Warzone
Activision
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 a dominant Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare since the game was 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. 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
Activision
The M13 is still a reliable rifle in Warzone.

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 picking the best 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. CW AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 is a staple in Call of Duty games.

Best AK-47 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnds

The Cold War 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 a little uncontrollable. However, if you can master the recoil and hit those head and body shots, then you’ll be able to snap up some very quick kills.

4. Kilo 141

Kilo 141 Warzone
Activision
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

While the Kilo 141 didn’t receive any changes in Warzone Pacific Season 1, this highly versatile AR has long been a dominant pick 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.

3. Grau 5.56 

Grau Warzone
Activision / Infinity Ward
Have you ever seen an iron sight 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.  

Raven Software buffed the Grau’s minimum damage from 22 to 24, which has helped it rival the Cold War and Vanguard competition. If this damage buff wasn’t enough, the Grau’s overall speed enables players to quickly snap onto their targets and put an end to their game-winning dreams. 

2. Cooper Carbine

Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout screen
Activision
The best Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout boosts the gun’s fire rate.

Best Cooper Carbine loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 14” Gracey Rapid
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Rnd Drums
  • Ammunition: Compressed Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip

The Cooper Carbine specifically excels in close range engagements thanks to its incredible fire range and mobility. For those players who enjoy playing aggressively, then this AR is definitely a solid choice.

When kitted out with the right attachments, this weapon’s effectiveness can be boosted even further easily making it one of the best ARs in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

1. StG44

STG44 in Warzone
Activision/Sledgehammer Games
The STG44 is currently the best AR in Warzone.

Best STG44 loadout

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x scope
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 30. Russian Short 45 Round Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip

When the STG44 originally released as a Vanguard weapon in Warzone, no one could imagine it would eventually claim the top spot. However, this quickly changed with the Vanguard integration.

The STG44 has become the most popular AR in Warzone thanks to its balanced, yet effective nature. And to make full use of this weapon, be sure to apply our STG44 loadout.


Looking for more of the best Warzone loadouts? Check out our list of guides below:

C58 | Grau 5.56 | Kilo 141 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX FFAR 1 | Mac 10 | MP5 | Kar98k | HDR | Best controller settings | Top 10 best class setups and loadouts | Top highest-earning Warzone players