Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2.0: RANKED

Pick the right AR and win every close/medium range fight!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Best Assault Rifles In Warzone 2.0

Assault rifles in Warzone 2.0 are great weapons that are the main gun of choice for most players. They are ideal at close/medium range since they have a lot of damage and a good fire rate as well. If you want to know which AR to use, you’ve come to the right place.

We will show you the best assault rifles in Warzone 2.0 so that you can decide which one is worth picking up and using your attachments on. Keep in mind that this list will be constantly updated depending on the meta. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started!

What Is the Best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2.0?

The best assault rifle in Warzone 2.0 is the Kastov 74-U. If you don’t mind the high recoil, this gun will prove worthy by providing high damage and an amazing fire rate. The best part is that it also gives you more mobility thanks to its lightweight. Other assault rifles cannot compete with it when it comes to close-range combat.


Kastov 74-U

Kastov-74U Stats

Starting off with the best assault rifle in Warzone 2.0, the Kastov 74-U. It has a high fire rate and hits like a truck. When it comes to close-range fights, there is no way any other weapon will outperform this. However, due to its high recoil, you will have issues while using this on longer ranges.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3Secondary: Expedite 12
Optic: Cronen Mini DotBase Perk 1: Overkill
Muzzle: Gauge-9 MonoBase Perk 2: Double Time
Stock: Ivanov Wood StockBonus Perk: Fast Hands
Ammunition: 5.45 High VelocityUltimate Perk: Ghost

The best part is that since it is a lightweight weapon, you will have enhanced mobility as if you were holding an SMG. Before you use any attachments, this gun only excels at close range. However, when you progress and unlock the relevant attachments, you will notice that this weapon is almost perfect and easily the best assault rifle in Warzone 2.0

Excellent damage at close range

Tremendous firing rate

Below-par recoil control

Insufficient accuracy



The STB-556 has great recoil control and high damage output

I almost put the STB-556 at the first spot due to how good it is. You can easily take out enemies even at medium ranges, thanks to its precise aim, damage, and amazing recoil control. The STB-556 is one of the best ARs in Warzone 2.0 right now and you should take advantage of it as much as you can.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Rear Grip: Stip 40 GripSecondary: Expedite 12
Optic: Slimline ProBase Perk 1: Overkill
Muzzle: Ftac Castle CompBase Perk 2: Double Time
Under Barrel: Operator ForegripBonus Perk: Fast Hands
Barrel: 508mm Rear GuardUltimate Perk: Ghost

However, the reason why it’s not number one is due to its low fire rate. Warzone 2.0 is a fast-paced game where every second matters. This is especially true if you are fighting someone at close range in a building or any enclosed space. If your opponent has a weapon that has more fire rate, chances are that you will lose that fight.

Outstanding recoil control

Precise accuracy

Sub-par firing rate

Useless at close range




The M13b is a weapon that has come back from its grave due to popular demand. It was the best weapon in Modern Warfare 1 (2019). It can be unlocked after killing the chemist in DMZ mode. It has a very good firing rate and overall tremendous damage.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Barrel: 14″ Bruen EchelonSecondary: Expedite 12
Muzzle: Harbinger D20Base Perk 1: Overkill
Optic: Teplo Clear ShotBase Perk 2: Double Time
Magazine: 60 Round MagBonus Perk: Fast Hands
Stock: Bruen R90 FactoryUltimate Perk: Ghost

The M13b is a part of the season 1 update. It is very overpowered as of now. You can immediately spray down anyone in under a second, thanks to its tremendous firing rate, all while having little to no recoil.

Overwhelming firing rate

High damage

Small magazine

Magazine attachments decrease mobility



The M4 is one of the best ARs in the game

The M4 is an iconic weapon that is preferred by most players. If you are a new player, this is the first assault rifle that you’ll unlock, and it will absolutely help you to win more games or get eliminations. If you’ve used this weapon before, you will know that it has a high fire rate and a good amount of damage.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Barrel: Hightower 20″Secondary:
Stock: Tempus P80 Strike StockBase Perk 1: Battle Hardened
Rear Grip: XTEN GripBase Perk 2: Double Time
Under Barrel: FSS Sharkfin 90Bonus Perk: Cold-Blooded
Muzzle: Echoline GS-XUltimate Perk: Ghost

Plus, the M4 also has a precise aim which is quite rare since most rapid-fire rate weapons don’t have good recoil control. However, to balance it in Warzone 2.0, the devs have increased its recoil a bit which can be a bit of a downside. Nothing a few attachments cannot fix!

High damage output

Good accuracy

average mobility

High recoil without attachments


Kastov 762

Stats of Kastov 762

You might instantly recognize this gun because it is based on the AK 47 rifle. As such, the Kastov 762 boasts high damage and a decent fire rate. If the other player isn’t geared up or has been damaged previously, you will finish them swiftly thanks to your high bullet velocity.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Laser: Corio Laz-44V3Secondary: .50 GS
Optic: VLK 4.0 OpticBase Perk 1: Battle Hardened
Muzzle: Kastovia DX90Base Perk 2: Double Time
Stock: KSTV-RPK FactoryBonus Perk: Hardline
Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity Ultimate Perk: High Alert

However, as you might have suspected, the Kastov 762 is a victim of high recoil. Due to that, taking medium-range fights can be a bit problematic, especially against someone who is using the M4 or the STB-556. If you can look past the high recoil issues and add a few good attachments, you will have a great time!

Highest damage in all the assault rifles

High firing rate

High Recoil


Kastov 545

Stats of Kastov 545

Moving on to another Kastov, this time the Kastov 545. It is a decent weapon at close ranges, thanks to the high fire rate. While the overall damage isn’t what you would expect, the fire rate allows you to have a decent damage output.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Laser: Corio Laz-44V3Secondary: .50 GS
Optic: VLK 4.0 OpticBase Perk 1: Battle Hardened
Barrel: IG-K30 406MMBase Perk 2: Double Time
Stock: KSTV-RPK FactoryBonus Perk: Hardline
Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity Ultimate Perk: High Alert

However, with a high fire rate, you can expect it to have bad recoil control. Even at close ranges, you will feel the effects of its recoil in some cases. If you can manage to control the recoil with a few attachments, this is a great close-range weapon that will get you a few free and quick kills.

Good firing rate

High recoil

Average damage



Lachmann 556 has decent recoil control and a high damage

After using the Lachmann-556, I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it is a powerful gun with good damage and a decent fire rate. However, on the other hand, it is not worth it in the current meta when you have better options available.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Muzzle: Harbinger D20Secondary: .50 GS
Barrel: 15.9″ Lachmann Rapp BarrelBase Perk 1: Battle Hardened
Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56Base Perk 2: Double Time
Optic: Teplo Clear ShotBonus Perk: Hardline
Magazine: 40 Round MagUltimate Perk: High Alert

If we are to overlook the STB and M4 for a bit, you will have a great time with the Lachmann-556. This is especially true if you are a new player. Thanks to the good damage and recoil control, you will get a few free kills here and there.

Adequate damage

Decent recoil control

Lower fire rate than the STB

Lower damage than the M4/STB

Good damageLower fire rate than the STB
Decent recoil controlLower damage than the M4/STB



The Chimera is easy to handle and has a high fire rate

I love the Chimera due to a number of reasons. This weapon has a high fire rate, and the recoil is quite easy to control as well. I would love to put the Chimera higher on this list, but it falls flat due to its low damage. Players are comparing it with the STB or the M4.

However, both those weapons have a higher damage output which makes them better and worth picking up. If you cannot get your hands on other weapons, the Chimera is a decent choice. But, if you come across a squad or more than one player, you will have a difficult time dealing damage to them if they have armor.

Good firing rate

Precise accuracy

Moderate damage

Attachments unavailable

Good fire rateLower damage than other rifles
Easy to control the recoil




The TAQ-56 is an assault rifle that has very low recoil control and suffers from a mediocre firing rate. It is best used in close to medium-range encounters. The damage is better as compared to other assault rifles in this list.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot GripSecondary: Expedite 12
Stock: TV Xline ProBase Perk 1: Overkill
Muzzle: Komodo HeavyBase Perk 2: Double Time
Under Barrel: FTAC RipperBonus Perk: Fast Hands
Barrel: 14.5″ Tundra Pro BarrelUltimate Perk: Ghost

Because of the high damage, this weapon is best used in a controlled manner, such as shooting in bursts instead of spraying the whole magazine. In order to make better use of this weapon, you need to use attachments that will increase recoil control and increase overall accuracy.

Above average damage

low recoil control

mediocre firing rate




The M16 is the least effective assault rifle in the game, that is the reason why it is the last entry in our list. It features low recoil, which is a plus but has a very low firing rate and overall adequate damage.

Gun SetupClass Setup
Rear Grip: XTEN GripSecondary: Expedite 12
Stock: Corio Precio FactoryBase Perk 1: Overkill
Muzzle: FTAC Castle CompBase Perk 2: Double Time
Optic: Teplo Clear ShotBonus Perk: Fast Hands
Ammunition: 5.56 Overpressued +PUltimate Perk: Ghost

One of the biggest drawbacks that this gun face is that it can only shoot in a burst firing mode. Although being very effective at long range, this burst firing mode can become a double-edged sword very quickly. As you will never be able to mow down someone at close range.

Very effective at long range

only shoots in burst

ineffective at close range.


There you have it. These are the best assault rifles in Warzone 2.0. These rifles will help you laser the enemy at close/medium ranges. Whether you are fighting someone in a building or in an open field, you cannot go wrong with these ARs.

Which assault rifle do you like most? Do you agree with our list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! In the meantime, check out our guide about the best Warzone 2.0 loadouts as well!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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