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Best Warzone Assault Rifle class loadouts in Season 5: Attachments

Published: 23/Sep/2021 16:57

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 5 Reloaded update, we’ve put together an Assault Rifle tier list that ranks all of the best Warzone assault rifles and the attachments you should be using for them.

21. 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 Krig 6 and ever-popular FARA 83 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. 


20. 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 did famously see a small surge in popularity when both JGOD and Drift0r discovered a build that enhances its damage.

This loadout 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 Krig 6 and FARA loadouts, this build proves that even the non-meta guns can still shine.

19. 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 pretty high 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 AR into an absolute beast at range.

18. 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. Despite receiving some nerfs in Season 4, the Groza is one AR not to overlook.


Just like most Black Ops Cold War ARs, 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.

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 Raven Software reduced the bodyshot damage. It may no longer be the three-shot rifle it used to be, but it is still one of the most lethal ARs in Warzone.

In fact, you’ll be able to down a foe within five shots, provided you have the aim. Just don’t expect to be able to outgun fully automatic guns in close to medium-range firefights. Even those with a quick trigger finger will still get outpaced by the likes of the FARA 83.


16. 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 hyper burst 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 may be good, it really struggles to duke it out against full-auto and other burst-fire weapons.

15. AS VAL

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.

14. 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.

13. 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 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.

12. 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.

11. EM2

Em2 loadout warzone
The EM2 hits incredibly hard in Season 5.
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 27.4” Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd

The EM2 is the latest AR to join Warzone in Season 5 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.

10. 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, and yet another in 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.

9. C58

C58 Warzone loadout
Activision / Treyarch
The C58 is incredibly precise at across all ranges.
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Royal & Kross 4x
  • 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.

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 both Rebirth Island and Verdansk. 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.

8. M13

M13 Warzone
The M13 is still a reliable rifle in Warzone Season 5.

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. 

7. 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

While the Kilo 141 didn’t receive any changes in Season 5, 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.

6. 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 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. 

5. 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.

4. XM4

XM4 Warzone
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.

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.  

Raven Software buffed the Grau’s minimum damage from 22 to 24, which has helped it rival the Cold War 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. 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: 15″ CMV Mil-Spec
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag

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 Season 5. 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 across Verdansk as players continue to wreak havoc with it.

1. AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 has become a decent pick in Warzone Season 5.

Best AK-47 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • 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 a little uncontrollable. However, if you can master the recoil and hit those head and bodyshots, then you’ll be able to snap up some very quick kills.

So, there you have it, the best assault rifles  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.