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Call of Duty Warzone Best Assault Rifles

Call of Duty: Warzone is filled with a plethora of guns, just the kind of the thing you'd expect from a Call of Duty game. Out of all the weapons in the game, the assault rifle is by far the most versatile and dependable weapon class in the game. Thanks to their reliability, high shoot rate and low reload times, assault rifles are the backbone of pretty much all Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts.

Currently, there are 13 assault rifles in Warzone. In this guide, we'll go over the stats, attachments, and relative power of all 13 Assault Rifles in the game, and then cherry-pick the 5 best assault rifles for you. We'll also briefly touch upon the remaining 8 assault rifles and why they didn't make it to the final cut.

Warzone Assault Rifles Comparison Chart

Name Damage Shots To Kill RPM Mag Reload Time ADS Move %
Kilo 141 42 | 28 | 28 | 28 3-6 | 4-9 | 5-12 | 6-14 750 30 2.61s 267ms 93.5%
FAL 100 | 58 | 49 | 49 1-3 | 2-5 | 2-6 | 3-8 470 20 3.57s 228ms 94%
M4A1 42 | 28 | 28 | 28 3-6 | 4-9 | 5-12 | 6-14 800 30 2.36s 250ms 95%
FR 5.56 64 | 40 | 40 | 40 2-4 | 3-5 | 4-7 | 4-8 560* 30 2.88s 317ms 93%
Oden 77 | 62 | 48 | 48 2-3 | 2-5 | 3-6 | 4-7 410 20 3.31s 367ms 93%
M13 36 | 24 | 24 | 24 3-6 | 5-8 | 6-11 | 7-14 900 30 2.65s 250ms 94%
FN Scar 56 | 35 | 35 | 35 2-4 | 3-5 | 4-7 | 5-8 570 20 2.60s 266ms 93%
AK-47 56 | 42 | 35 | 35 2-4 | 3-5 | 4-7 | 5-8 560 30 2.61s 267ms 93%
RAM-7 42 | 28 | 28 | 28 3-6 | 4-9 | 5-12 | 6-14 860 30 2.92s 234ms 95%
Grau 5.56 42 | 28 | 28 | 28 3-6 | 4-9 | 5-12 | 6-14 730 30 2.71s 234ms 97%
CR-56 56 | 42 | 35 | 35 2-4 | 3-6 | 4-8 | 5-9 620 30 2.82s 260ms 93.5%
AN-94 46 | 34 | 34 | 29 3-6 | 4-9 | 5-12 | 6-14 560* 30 2.58s 260ms 94.5%
AS VAL 47 | 37 | 30 | 30 3-5 | 4-7 | 5-9 | 6-11 900 20 2.40s 225ms 94%

Going purely by the stats, the FAL is the best assault rifle when it comes to damage, however, the M4A1 is better at reloading times. If you start judging a gun by a single criterion, you'll end up with multiple 'best' assault rifles in Call of Duty Warzone. While they'll be good at one aspect, they'll probably lack at another. Furthermore, the stats don't take attachments and loadouts associated with each rifle into account. Hence, the stats don't tell the complete story.

The Best Assault Rifles in Call of Duty Warzone

1. Grau 5.56

GRAU 5.56 in Action

GRAU 5.56 in action

The Grau 5.56 was, and still is, the king of assault rifles in Call of Duty Warzone. Thanks to a nerf it received in season 4, the Grau was temporarily overshadowed by the mighty M4A1, but with the right attachments, the Grau 5.56 is still the best assault rifle in the game.

The range and accuracy of the Grau 5.56 are simply phenomenal, good enough to take down enemies at a sniper distance with the right attachments. The gun has virtually no recoil. However, low DPS is the price you have to pay for accuracy and range. Give it an extended mag, kit it out for range, don’t bother with optics thanks to the amazing Archangel barrel iron sights.

2. FAL

FAL in action

FAL in action

The FAL had no place among the best assault rifles in Call of Duty Warzone, but then it got a massive damage buff in season 4 and now sits proudly at #2 in our list... until it gets nerfed again. It's the only assault rifle in the game with which you can do a one-shot kill.

Accurate and diabolically powerful at any range are the only two definitions for FAL. The only downside is the fact that it's a semi-auto, and that's also why it's sitting below Grau 5.56, a fully automatic assault rifle.

3. Oden

Oden in Action

Oden in Action

The Oden is the most powerful fully automatic weapon in Warzone. Even at its maximum range, you can kill a 250HP enemy with 4-7 shots (77 max damage each shot). It's trailing closely behind the FAL with 100 max damage.

On the flip side, the Oden has a low fire rate and a high recoil. The latter is not a problem as it can be fixed with the right attachments, but the fire rate can be a problem if your shots aren't accurate. The Oden is a sleeper gun that's easy to learn but hard to master, but once you have the hang of it, the Oden becomes a formidable weapon.

4. M13

On the opposite end of the damage spectrum, the M13 has the lowest damage out of any assault rifle in the game. So why is it in the top 5 list? Top of the class rate of fire!

The M13 has an unmatched rate of fire which compensates for the low damage. Pair that with recoil as low as that of the Grau 5.56 and you have a worthy weapon in your hands. Kitting the M13 out for range is an absolute must because you need to minimize its damage dropoff as much as possible. But once you’ve done that, the M13 is easily one of the deadliest rifles in the game.

5. M4A1

M4A1 in Action

M4A1 in Action

The M4A1 is a balanced assault rifle that does not lean on any stat too much, while completely neglecting another. It has a decent damage stat that's great at close and medium range. Furthermore, the M4A1 has the fastest reloading time (2.36s) out of any assault rifles.

Slapping on a Monolithic Suppressor, M16 Grenadier Stock, and Hybrid Sight helps give it a much-needed range boost without compromising its close-quarters effectiveness. Check out out full loadout guide for the M4A1 here.

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