Best Battle Rifles in Warzone 2: Season 5 ranked list

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Warzone 2 features a bunch of powerful Battle Rifles that can be used to lay waste to enemy teams from long-distance power positions, so here’s our ranked list of the best Battle Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 5.

Warzone 2 is dominated by fully automatic weapons in the Assault Rifle and SMG categories, and if anyone wants to use a hard-hitting semi-auto weapon they usually opt for Sniper Rifles.

For players looking to strike a balance between the two, the Battle Rifle category is perfect because of the extreme versatility of the weapons. If you want to know which Battle Rifle is the best to use then we’ve got you covered.

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Here are the best Battle Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 5.

Best Warzone 2 Battle Rifles ranked list

There are a total of five Battle Rifles in Warzone 2 following the addition of the Cronen Squall back in Season 3 Reloaded. Here are all of the Battle Rifles ranked from best to worst so you can decide which one is right for you:

  1. SO-14
  2. TAQ-V
  3. Lachmann-762
  4. Cronen Squall
  5. FTAC Recon

Best Warzone 2 Battle Rifle

5. FTAC Recon

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The FTAC Recoil boasts solid mobility and handling in Warzone 2.

First up, we have the FTAC Recon, which has decent handling, mobility, and recoil control, while also maintaining great damage. It had its minimum armor damage increased in Season 3 Reloaded, making it far more effective than in past seasons. This remains true in Season 5.

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However, since many Battle Rifles on this list have received similar buffs, there are still better options out there, especially when it comes to switching from single-fire to fully automatic.

4. SO-14

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The SO-14 is experiencing a resurgence in Warzone 2 Season 5.

Warzone 2’s SO-14 comes in fourth place in Season 5. While the weapon used to be noticeably better thanks to buffs in previous seasons, it still has a low pickrate. However, some players are finally gravitating to the SO-14 in Season 5, so let’s see what the following seasons have in store for the weapon.

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The SO-14 is the long-range weapon with the best TTK in Warzone 2. This fact alone has led to it establishing a place in the meta. Of course, a fast TTK without excellent accuracy is rather useless, which is why top players seem to find the most success with the weapon.

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3. Lachmann-762

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The Lachmann-762 can be used to beam enemies in Warzone 2 Season 5.

The Lachmann-762 is a deadly Battle Rifle with a great fire rate and damage range, claiming third place following consecutive buffs in previous seasons. These improvements have allowed it to take on some of Warzone 2’s best guns in Season 5, especially at long-range.

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It’s extremely versatile and is capable of beaming enemies in Season 5, and it’s well worth switching the weapon to its full-auto mode to take full advantage of its capabilities.

2. Cronen Squall

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The Season 5 Cronen Squall is still a great weapon, despite taking a hit with some nerfs in Season 4.

As is usually the case with seasonal weapons, the Cronen Squall made an immediate impact on the Warzone 2 meta when it appeared in Season 3. It packed a devastating punch whether you decided to use its incredibly accurate semi-auto mode or its fully-automatic form.

Unfortunately, the Warzone 2 Season 4 and Season 5 updates delivered significant damage nerfs to the Cronen Squall. As a result, the weapon has been knocked off the top spot within the Battle Rifle category.

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1. TAQ-V: Best Battle Rifle in Warzone 2

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The TAQ-V boasts impressive accuracy and recoil control, meaning you’ll hardly miss a shot. It’s also a rare case of a Battle Rifle that is naturally fully automatic, making it extremely versatile and a choice that can also perform extremely well in single-fire for ranged engagements.

It manages to maintain a podium spot on this list following Season 5, with top players praising the weapon’s quality. If you’re looking for an accurate rifle capable of melting enemies, the TAQ-V remains a top Battle Rifle that’s worth trying out.

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If you’re confident in your aim, then give the TAQ-V a whirl in Warzone 2 Season 5.

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