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CoD Warzone 2.0: Best AR and Loadouts for Season 3 Reloaded


If you are curious about finding out which AR loadout is best in Warzone 2 then you have just hit the jackpot, as this guide will provide you with the best loadouts for AR in Warzone 2.0.

Assault Rifles (AR) are by far the most dominant and balanced weapons in long and mid-range fights. With their solid damage and low recoil, ARs are even preferred in close quarters. Whether Al Mazarah or Ashika Island ARs are ruling the world of Warzone 2.0.

There are many ARs available in Warzone and most of them have been nerfed recently so it is necessary to know the current meta to dominate the game.

Kastov 762

Kastov has gained more popularity in season 3 and season 3 reloaded as ISO hemlock and other ARs were getting back-to-back nerfs in both seasons. While there were no nerfs for the heavy hitter Kastov 762, which gained more popularity in mid-season. 

It still has the trademark leaning curve pattern of the AK-47 which requires good skill to control the recoil. However, getting zero Nerfs actually made it the perfect long and mid-range AR in the AK-47 family.

Best Loadout Choices: Kastov 762

  • Optic: DR582 Hybrid Sight / Aim-OP V4
  • Barrel: KAS-10 584MM Barrel
  • Muzzle: Zulu-60 / ZLR Talon 5
  • Magazine: 40-Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple / FTAC Ripper 56 / FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Ammunition: 5.56 Armor Piercing Rounds

In case you are looking for more firepower then you can replace the Underbarrel with Ammunition.

Note: Later ones are better to use Loadouts. However, giving choices is better for players who don’t own every attachment in Warzone.

ISO Hemlock

Since ISO Hemlock was launched in season 2 it has dominated the scenes in Warzone 2.0. Due to recent nerfs it has dropped to 2nd rank but it is still one of the best choices in the AR class. 

ISO Hemlock is one of the best ARs and its high damage and low recoil dominated long and mid-range clash. It is still one of the top choices for Steamers and YouTubers.

Best Loadout Choices: ISO Hemlock

  • Optic: SZ Holotherm / Aim-OP V4
  • Barrel: LR-30/56 / Fielder-T50
  • Muzzle: SAKIN Tread-40 /  Harbinger D20
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.6 High-Velocity Rounds

TAQ 56

TAQ 56 has the magic to it while used in-game. Its stats on the chart might look average and not appealing until you use it in-game and feel the magic yourself. This is one of the most underdog guns in Wazone 2.0 keeping a stable position in ARs.

It has all the features of a good gun, with its mobility, damage output, and accuracy TAQ 56 is far better than most ARs. you can see its advantage in long-range fights where other ARs struggle to clean kills TAQ 50 outshines everyone.

Best Loadout Choices: 

  • Optic: DR582 Hybrid Sight / Aim-OP V4 / SZ Recharge-DX
  • Barrel: 14.5” Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Muzzle: Echoless-80 / Harbinger D20
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90 / Phase-3 Grip
  • Magazine: 60-Round Mag
  • Ammunition: 5.56 Armor Piercing Rounds


The most balanced and easy-to-use classic M4 is back in the top ARs in season 3 of Warzone 2.0. With recent updates where other guns have seen bad days and nerfs M4 has gained some good buffs.

It is a perfect weapon of choice for mid and close-range engagements especially if you are using a sniper as the main weapon. M4 has gained its spot back because of its high fire rate and stability. 

Best Loadout Choices: M4

  • Optic: DR582 Hybrid Sight / Cronen Mini Pro / Aim-OP V4
  • Muzzle: Echoless-80 / Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90 / VX Pineapple
  • Magazine: 60-Round Mag
  • Ammunition: 5.56 Armor Piercing Rounds


Chimera is the top choice for close combats. It was launched in season 1 reloaded and quickly made its place among the best close-range guns. Instead of holding in a SMG Chimera is a far better option.

It has a high fire rate and low recoil of an SMG and the powerful damage of an AR. This is a top-choice gun for those who like close combat and more mobility and maneuverability. Although it’s similar to Kastov 74u, Chimera is way easier to handle.

Best Loadout Choices: Chimera

  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Barrel: 6.5″ EXF Vorpal
  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90 / Phase-3 Grip
  • Ammunition: .300 BLK Armor Piercing Rounds

Which Assault Rifle is Best for Long-Range?

If we look at AR based on its long-range damage and accuracy the best long-range AR will be ISO Hemlock. It has low recoil and high control which makes it easy to control in long-range fights. Hemlock has heavy damage and accuracy which makes it the perfect partner for long-range shooting.

Which Assault Rifle is Best for Short-Range?

Previously Kastov 74u was the top pick for close range, however, this changed after Kastov 74u got nerfed in Season 3. Currently, Chimera rules the close quarters. Chimera has high sprint speed and ultimate maneuverability coupled with its powerful damage and high fire rate locked its top position in close range. Another position for Close range is STB which is similar to Chimera and it is also effective in mid-range but lacks fire rate compared to Chimera.

Wrap up

Season 3 has brought the ARs back as dominant all-rounders. The meta has shifted back to ARs while some of the most dominating ARs have lost their position because of nerfs others have gained more popularity.  Kastov 762 and ISO Hemlock hold the top positions for the ARs in mid and long-range encounters and Chimera is still dominating the close quarters.

Keep on following the posts for upcoming season 4 and meta shifts.

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