Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2: Every Season 3 Reloaded AR ranked

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Assault Rifles continue to dominate Warzone 2 thanks to their solid damage, low recoil, and versatility. We’ve ranked every Season 3 Reloaded Assault Rifle from best to worst and counted down the top five ARs you can use in Ashika Island and Al Mazrah.

If you’re looking for a versatile but deadly weapon class to use in Warzone 2, look no further than the Assault Rifles. Weapons such as the Kastov-74u and M4 have been praised as dominant choices in Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer, but you’ll need to look for different attributes when considering what to bring to Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

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The meta has changed once again in Season 3 Reloaded thanks to all the buffs and nerfs as well as the brand-new weapons, so we’ve taken all 11 of Warzone 2’s Assault Rifles and sorted them into a ranked list, then counted down the top five choices so you know the best weapon for every playstyle and situation.

Best Warzone 2 Assault Rifles ranked list

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 features 11 Assault Rifles after the ISO Hemlock arrived at the start of Season 2, so we’ve ranked every AR in ascending order so you know which to prioritize unlocking and leveling up:

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  1. Kastov 762
  2. ISO Hemlock
  3. TAQ-56
  4. Lachmann-556
  5. Chimera
  6. Kastov-74u
  7. M4
  8. M13B
  9. STB-556
  10. Kastov 545
  11. M16

Best Warzone 2 Assault Rifles

5. Chimera

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The Chimera is the perfect Sniper support option.

The Chimera Assault Rifle arrived with the Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded update and in little time it cemented itself as a fantastic close-range choice.

With low recoil and a fast fire rate, the Chimera is perfect for those players who like to get up close and personal. Although very similar to the Kastov-74u, we’ve ranked it higher because it’s slightly easier to use and more forgiving.

4. Lachmann-556

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After not making much impact in the first three seasons of Warzone 2, the Season 3 Reloaded update buffed the Lachmann-556 straight into meta contention. The AR was handed major damage and range boosts, allowing it to compete with the very best in its category in terms of TTK.

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Throw in the fact that the Lachmann-556 has very low recoil and is easy to use, and you’re left with one of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 right now.

3. TAQ-56

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The TAQ-56 has remained one of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2.

The TAQ-56 includes an element of what makes every other Assault Rifle great, combining them into the perfect package. Whether you’re going for a more mobile iron sight build or equipping a scope for those long-range fights, you’ll be killing players with ease.

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The SCAR is slightly harder to use than the M13B or some of the other guns on this list, but the damage you’ll be dishing out makes for a worthwhile trade.

While the SCAR did catch yet another nerf in Season 3 Reloaded, it’s still absolutely devastating in skilled hands.

2. ISO Hemlock

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The ISO Hemlock was hit with nerfs in Season 3 Reloaded.

Season 2’s ISO Hemlock Assault Rifle was quickly recognized as a powerful choice once it was in players’ hands, combining high damage with low recoil for medium to long-range dominance.

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It received back-to-back nerfs in Season 3 and Season 3 Reloaded, which has seen it lose its place as Warzone 2’s best Assault Rifle, but it’s still no slouch in second place.

The ISO has been compared to powerful choices such as the EM2 and Grau 5.56 as those hard-hitting bullets are easy to land. Top streamers and content creators have gravitated to the weapon and it’s currently a top-tier long-range weapon in Warzone 2.

1. Kastov 762 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2

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The Hemlock’s pain was the Kastov 762‘s gain in Season 3, and the long-range Assault Rifle manages to hold on to the top spot following the mid-season update. When it comes to the AR category, this version of the AK-47 ticks every box.

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While there is a bit of a learning curve when comes to its recoil pattern, the weapon’s TTK is second to none and can make light work of enemy teams at almost any range. With this in mind, it more than earns its name as the best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

You can also check out some of our other guides to help you dominate Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded:

How to ping enemies in Warzone 2 | How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 | How to get a nuke in Warzone 2 | How to play Warzone 2 Private Matches | How to fix low FPS issues & stuttering in Warzone 2 | Best Warzone 2 controller settings | Best Warzone 2 PC settings 

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