Warzone data proves the “most overpowered” Assault Rifle is back in Pacific Caldera

Liam Mackay
Ghost with Grau 556 in Warzone

The Grau 5.56 dominated Warzone’s first few months, but data proves that it’s still one of the best weapons you can use, beating out the best Vanguard Assault Rifles.

Modern Warfare’s Grau 5.56 Assault Rifle has one of the cleanest iron sights Warzone has to offer, and it also has extremely low recoil to boot. Its popularity dropped once Black Ops Cold War’s weapons arrived, but it’s made it back into the top 10 in Warzone Pacific.

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Players love it for its low recoil, but data proves that has an extremely competitive time to kill, or TTK, beating out the best Vanguard Assault Rifles at almost any range. Here’s why it’s so good, and the best loadout you can use.

 Grau 5.56 Assault Rifle in Warzone

Call of Duty YouTuber WhosImmortal highlighted the Grau again, using TrueGameData.com to compare it against the Cooper Carbine, STG44, and Cold War’s AK-47. Surprisingly, the Modern Warfare Assault Rifle is only beaten out by the AK.

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When hitting chest shots, the Grau 5.56 kills only slightly slower than the Cooper Carbine up to 25 meters, and the AK-47 up to 38. But it doesn’t have another damage drop-off until almost 50 meters, so it becomes much more powerful when taking on targets at medium-long range. Plus, its low recoil makes it much easier to use, so the realistic TTK is much lower.

Its headshot damage is on par with the AK-47 but doesn’t drop off as early, and kills much faster than the Cooper and STG. It only struggles with neck shots, but its hitbox is so small that it shouldn’t matter too much.

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If you haven’t tried the Grau 5.56 again in Warzone Pacific’s Caldera, WhosImmortal said it’s “one of the better choices in the game,” so it’s well worth your time.

Best Warzone Pacific Grau 5.56 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mags

As WhosImmortal explains, it’s the Monolithic Suppressor and Tempus 26.4″ Archangel barrel that makes the Grau so accurate and powerful.

He explained that the barrel has the cleanest iron sights of any weapon in Warzone, where it’s “so easy to track players, trace players, honestly at any range.”

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The rest of the attachments improve its speed and accuracy, making it effective in almost any situation Caldera and Rebirth Island throw at you.

More weapons will arrive in Warzone with February 14’s Season 2 update, so you can check out how to unlock both the KG M40 and Whitley when the season arrives.

Image Credit: Activision

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].