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The Top 5 Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded, Ranked

here are the best rifles in warzone 2 for a meta loadout
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The Top 5 Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded, Ranked

Breaking down which ARs to pick and how to use them.

For most, Assault Rifles will be their go-to weapons in Warzone 2, offering all-round firepower that gives you a fighting chance at most ranges. Naturally, they’re best at medium ranges but they can also keep you in the fight at much longer distances. With that being said, here are the five best Warzone 2 Assault Rifles in Season 2 Reloaded.

You may have noticed that there are more than five ARs in Warzone 2, so some do miss out by virtue of just not being quite as strong as these top five. As we head towards Season Three, these are simply the fastest killing and overall strongest options from the AR weapon class, especially considering how they were essentially left alone in the Season Two Reloaded patch.

5) TAQ-V

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The TAQ-V has quickly risen to prominence as one of the strongest ARs in Warzone 2. Essentially the TAQ-56’s bigger brother, it’s a solid all-rounder that boasts excellent stopping power, albeit at the cost of slightly more volatile recoil.

Resultantly, our chosen attachments look to balance recoil control with preserving damage and range. Note that, whatever attachments you opt for, the sluggish handling of the TAQ-V may require you to slightly alter your playstyle because it’s simply too slow to use up close. With that said, here are the attachments you want to be rocking:

  • Barrel: 18″ Precision-6 Barrel
  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Magazine: 30 Round Mag

4) Kastov 762

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For Warzone 2 Season 2, the Kastov-762 has been slightly nerfed in terms of damage output but it’s still one of best ARs in the game. Its recoil remains slightly tricky, but it’s certainly more manageable than some and designed for middling to long-range gunfights.

The below build seeks to maximize accuracy and preserve damage range, ensuring it’s as easy as possible to hit your shots and drop enemies rapidly:

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: KAS-10 584mm Barrel
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Mag: 40 Round Mag

3) Kastov 74-U

Kastov 74U in Warzone 2 and MW2 Gunsmith
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The punchiest of the best Warzone 2 Season 2 assault rifles, the Kastov 74-U shreds enemies at close to medium ranges with its high damage output and impressive handling. Its range and recoil are more problematic than some other ARs, but this AR-SMG hybrid should be treated as such.

With that being said, our recommended build looks to capitalize on its superior handling and strong performance at medium ranges, ensuring you’re always primed and ready for action:

  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Stock: MARKEEV R7 Stock
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp

2) TAQ-56

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The TAQ-56 is a superb all-rounder that essentially takes the best element from each AR and combines it in a single package. It’s got excellent stopping power, great range and handles better than the aforementioned TAQ-V.

Right now, it’s only held off top spot by the ISO Hemlock, which looks set for a spell of dominance after avoiding a nerf in the Season Two Reloaded update. Our TAQ-56 build seeks to augment its range and damage, without ignoring recoil:

  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X

1) ISO Hemlock

ISO Hemlock AR in Warzone 2 and MW2 Gunsmith
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The ISO Hemlock dropped with Season Two and dropped hot. It’s flown straight up to being one of the most-picked weapons in Warzone 2 and, for us, it’s certainly the most powerful assault rifle. Its fire-rate is slightly slower than some and its handling clunkier, but its overall damage output and easy-to-manage recoil make it a laser beam that drops enemies at the longest of ranges.

It dodged a nerf in Season Two Reloaded so there’s no reason to not get it equipped in Warzone 2 with the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Barrel: Fielder T-50
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

That’s all you need to know about the best rifles in Warzone 2 Season 2. Check out our related content, such as the best SMGs in Warzone 2.0, so you’ll have those close ranges sorted as well as the longer ones.

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