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Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 5

Best AR loadouts in WZ2.

The Season 5 update for Call of Duty: Warzone 2 introduced two new weapons and some other changes to the game. Despite the weapon balancing patch pushed by the developers, the meta seems to be the same as before. Below, I've listed the best Assault Rifles (ARs) to use right now.

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Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 5

Typically, players use an Assault Rifle as their long-range weapon and pair it with an SMG for close-range. In the current state of Warzone, Battle Rifles perform better than the Assault Rifles, thanks to their fast time-to-kill (TTK). Therefore, I've also included two best Battle Rifles in this guide. But first, let's have a look at the top 5 ARs:

  1. Tempus Razorback: Tempus Razorback is the best Assault Rifle in Season 5 of Warzone 2. It has everything you need on a good weapon: fast TTK, high fire rate, and very low recoil.
  2. M13B: This gun has been one of the best ARs since it was added to the game back in the first season.
  3. Kastov 545: If you're looking for a low-recoil option other than the Tempus Razorback, go with the Kastov 545.
  4. M4: The most iconic weapon in Call of Duty history performs almost similarly to the Kastov 545 TTK-wise but has just a bit more recoil.
  5. Chimera: Chimera has the fastest TTK of all Assault Rifles in Warzone. However, it's best used as a sniper support due to its poor effectiveness over longer ranges.

Some other noticeable Assault Rifles are the Kastov 762 and STB 556. While the former is harder to control, the latter is held down by the lack of a bigger magazine. Now, have a look at the Battle Rifles that you should be using if you want better TTK than the ARs:

  1. TAQ-V: This Battle Rifle has the best TTK and is the current long-range meta gun. The weapon becomes very easy to control with the right attachments. Its TTK is overshadowed only by a few other guns in the game, primarily LMGs like Rapp H and Sakin MG38.
  2. Cronen Squall: For the second Battle Rifle, you may require some practice to master its recoil plot. Regardless, this gun is a preferred choice of several professional players.

Related: Top Meta Loadouts in Warzone 2 Season 5

Best AR Loadouts in Warzone 2 Season 5

1. Tempus Razorback Loadout - Meta

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  • Muzzle: Echoless-80 / FJX Fulcrum Pro (for zero recoil)
  • Barrel: 16" Tankr-V
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: DM Proto-Grip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

2. M13B Loadout

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  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: 14" Bruen Echelon
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

3. Kastov 545 Loadout

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  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Barrel: IG-K30 406mm
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

4. M4 Loadout

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  • Muzzle: FJX Fulcrum Pro
  • Barrel: Hightower 20" Barrel
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

5. Chimera Loadout

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  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Barrel: 10" SA Phoenix
  • Optic: Slimline Pro
  • Stock: Ravage-10
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

Related: Best loadout and attachments for FR Avancer in Warzone 2

Best Battle Rifle Loadouts in Warzone 2 Season 5

1. TAQ-V - Meta

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  • Muzzle: Tempus GH50
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

2. Cronen Squall Loadout

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  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Barrel: HR6.8 Barrel
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

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Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.

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