Warzone Season 5 Deployment
Image Credit: Activision via Twinfinite

Warzone Weapon Tier List: Best Meta Guns For Season 5

Ashika Island or Al Mazrah, here is the ultimate WZ2 weapon tier list.

Warzone’s Season 5 Reloaded update came and went on August 30. Among Fort Resurgence, DRC – Zone 1 multiplayer map and much more, it changed a whole host of weapons in Warzone. Here’s the ultimate Warzone weapon tier list, giving you the best guns for Season 5 Reloaded.

Recommended Videos

Season 5 Reloaded brought way more weapon changes than were expected. Many were only targeted at MW2 but a lot were Warzone-based, ensuring that the battle royale’s weapon pool was tweaked massively.

We’re taking all the changes into account in our Warzone weapon tier list, ranking guns based on their performance and viability. After our list, we’ll go in-depth on what we think are the three best weapons in Warzone at the moment.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Weapon Tier List

With so many changes in S5R, it’s actually been slightly tough to keep track of which have emerged strongest. The Chimera, FR Avancer and Lachmann 556 were among the biggest winners, with each seeing damage output and range improved considerably.

At the other end of the spectrum, the ISO Hemlock received another nerf, as did the Cronen Squall. Both have defied past nerfs but look set for a spell in the lower regions of our tier list (and player picks). In fact, we’re sticking both in B-Tier until we know if they can defy these nerfs, too.

The FR Avancer and Chimera move up to A-Tier. Both have a fair bit of kick to learn and combat. There damage, though, is mind-blowing after the August 30 update’s changes.

The Lachmann Shroud, the new SMG that’s essentially a silenced and burst-fire Lachmann Sub, debuts in B-Tier. It’s reliable and accurate but not capable of killing fast enough to really upset the balance.

Our full Warzone weapon tier list is detailed below:

SISO 45, Kastov 762, Lachmann Sub, M13B, Signal 50, VEL 46
ABAS-P, Chimera, Fennec 45, FR Avancer, FJX Imperium, FR Avancer, Kastov 545, KV Broadside, Lachmann 556, M4, MCPR 300, PDSW 528, Rapp H, TAQ-56, TAQ-V, Tempus Torrent, Vaznev-9K
BCarrack .300, Cronen Squall, EBR-14, FSS Hurricane, FTAC Recon, HCR 56, 556 Icarus, ISO Hemlock, Kastov-74u, Lachmann 762, Lachmann Shroud, M16, M13C, Minibak, MX9, MX Guardian, RAAL LMG, RPK, Sakin MG38, SO-14, SP-X 80, STB 556, Tempus Razorback, Victus XMR, X13 Auto
CBasilisk, Bryson 800, Bryson 890, Expedite 12, LA-B 330, Lockwood 300, Lockwood MK2, SP-R 208, TAQ-M,
D9mm Daemon, Crossbow, .50 GS, LM-S, P890, RPG-7, SA-B 50, X12
ECombat Knife, Dual Kodachis, JOKR, PILA, Riot Shield, Strela-P

Naturally, different players will excel with different weapons depending on their skillset and playstyle. Our picks are subjective and will change moving forwards, so check back in the near future to see how this list’s developed.

Warzone Season 4 Hydrogen Peroxide
Image Credit: Activision via Twinfinite

Best Weapons in Warzone Season 5

Now the tier list has been detailed in full, we’re taking you through our three favorite guns in the entire BR. Again, these are subjective (and so are the attachment choices). Regardless, we’re sure there’ll be one up your street.


It’s been here before and it’s back after a surprising Season 5 Reloaded buff. The M13B was already mighty powerful in Warzone thanks to its fast fire-rate and a significant damage buff makes it even more lethal. Control your shots with our build below, and you’ll be primed for wins and high-kill ones too:

  • Stock: Bruen R90 Factory
  • Barrel: 14″ Bruen Echelon
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

ISO 45

A juggernaut of a SMG, the ISO 45 could yet rule the roost when it comes to fast-firing and close-range weapons. It’s powerful, versatile and easy enough to control. You’ll certainly struggle against ARs at medium ranges but, provided you use it sensibly you’ll be rewarded:

  • Underbarrel: Schlager Tango
  • Magazine: 45 Round Drum
  • Barrel: 9″ PTX Trainer
  • Stock: SK-3 Cheetah
  • Rear Grip: EXP Shear

VEL 46

Now arguably the best SMG in Warzone, the VEL 46 (or MP7 of old) is a true juggernaut up close, dropping enemies in a way no other SMG can do. While it does struggle at longer-ranges, the right attachments put it in a league of its own where SMGs thrive:

  • Muzzle: AVR-T90 Comp
  • Magazine: 50 Round Mags
  • Stock: Demo RXT Stock
  • Underbarrel: Schlager Tango
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Soldier Grip

Those are the best guns in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, as well as the ultimate tier list for the BR right now. Check out the related content for everything else Call of Duty, or how the MW3 and Warzone transition will shake down.

Twinfinite is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Joe Craven
Joe Craven
Joe is a writer and publisher based in England. He loves history, video games and football. As you read this, he's probably reading about an obscure war, playing a video game or moaning about Leeds United.