Best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifles Loadouts Season 3

Best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifles Loadouts Season 3
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


29th Apr 2022 10:25

The Warzone best assault rifles are your typical pick for all-rounder weapons that will work well with most encounters in this expansive battle royale. Caldera has placed a new emphasis on assault rifles, as it features tight valleys, high up peaks, and claustrophobic buildings. However, with Warzone weapons coming in from Modern Warfare, Cold War, and Vanguard, you can be a little spoiled for choice. So, we're breaking down the Warzone best assault rifles that you should be picking up in Caldera. 

  • Looking for something a little lighter? Check out our guide to the Warzone best SMGs.

5 - Warzone Best Assault Rifle: Cooper Carbine

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Despite losing the crown as the best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle, the Cooper Carbine remains a decent choice for your primary in Season 3, fending off competition from other Vanguard weapons and Cold War stalwarts that have refused to be written off. The Cooper Carbine is the most-picked Assault Rifle according to WZRanked, due to its Season 2 buffs, but now faces more fearsome opponents. Nonetheless, familiarity is key with your chosen weapon, and you can still find success with the Cooper Carbine with this Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle loadout.

  • Muzzle - MX Silencer
  • Barrel - 22" Cooper Custom
  • Optics - G16 2.5x
  • Stock - Cooper 45W
  • Underbarrel - M1914 Hand Stop
  • Magazine - 9mm 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition - Lengthened
  • Rear Grip - Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1 - Tight Grip
  • Perk 2 - Fully Loaded

If you need to adapt your AR to have more mobility, try out our full guide to the best Warzone Cooper Carbine loadouts.

4 - Warzone Best Assault Rifles: AK-47 (Cold War)

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Possibly being able to be ranked higher in this list is the AK-47 from Black Ops Cold War. The reliable franchise classic has never quite lived up to its reputation, despite being a long-range phenomenon at the start of its multiplayer career. Instead, on Warzone, this is now the new XM4 - and by that we mean it's the successor to the auxiliary/flex rifle that can be used as a submachine gun styled weapon too, much like that FARA and FFAR of Verdansk. Only placed at fourth because of its damage range drop off, you'll do well to find a Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle loadout that will beat this up-close.

  • Muzzle - GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel - 20" Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optics - Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel - Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine - 45 Round Mags 
  • Laser - None
  • Stock - None

Fancy the AK-47 but with a little more flexibility? Try out some other variants in our AK-47 Warzone Loadout guide.


3 - Warzone Best Assault Rifles: Automaton

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Having become a staple of Vanguard's AR economy, the Automaton is still a great go-to in Warzone. By this stage, most players will have maxed-out the Automaton's kit and got to grips with its speedy fire rate and easy-to-control recoil pattern, once you've equipped the right attachments. Boasting the second-highest win rate of Season 3 so far, the Automaton is one of the best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle loadouts.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600mm BFA
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Hand
  • Perk 2:  On-Hand

If you are looking to go more in-depth with the Automaton, check out our best Warzone Automaton loadouts guide. 

2 - Warzone Best Assault Rifles: Nikita AVT

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It's close but no cigar for the brand-new Nikita AVT, albeit you won't find a better weapon for mid-range right now. Only losing out to top spot through its range, meaning Caldera can sometimes out-size the weapon, the Nikita AVT is absolutely one of the best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifles. Yes, you will have to grind to at least level 30 of the battlepass to unlock it, but you'll soon reap the rewards.

  • Muzzle - Recoil Booster
  • Barrel - VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic - SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock - VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel - M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Ammunition - 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drums
  • Rear Grip - Polymer Grip
  • Perk - Focus
  • Perk 2 - On-Hand

Are these attachments not quite your style? We've got some more in our Warzone best Nikita AVT loadout guide.

1 -  Warzone Best Assault Rifles: EM2

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Back on top of the best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifles loadouts list is the EM2, as the weapon excels in everything that an AR is supposed to do. Mixed with an SMG for point-blank confrontations, the EM2 will wine and dine at any other range, and is so steady you'll scarcely miss a bullet. Having never quite become the most popular AR in Warzone history, you might need to start showing it some love. Only 0.39% of players are using this right now, but it currently sits top of the average win-rate charts and mean K/D tables. To get the most out of your best Warzone Pacific Assault Rifle, this loadout is key:

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel:  Empress 613mm BFA
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Empress Notch
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62x54mmR 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk1: Brace
  • Perk2: Fully Loaded

If you would like to go a little more in depth, check out our best Warzone EM2 loadout guide

Those are all of the Warzone best assault rifles. If you are diving into Warzone over the holidays, why not check out our Warzone Vanguard Royale quads playlist guide, to go fully for the WW2 experience. 


Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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