Best Weapons In Call of Duty Mobile Season 8 (2022)

Season 8: Train to Nowhere has once again shifted the COD: Mobile meta. To get you caught up, here are the best guns in each of the weapon categories.

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Season 8: Train to Nowhere arrives with a number of weapon balance changes that have shifted Call of Duty: Mobile's meta. | © Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty Mobile Season 8: Train to Nowhere has been released. And while the Train to Nowhere season and battle pass will not yet launch for a few days, the expected weapon balance changes are already in play.

This new season also introduces two new weapons to the game; the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle and Butterfly Knife melee, with the former, already deemed "broken" by players on account of its huge damage output.

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The ZRG 20mm and Butterfly Knife melee are the two new weapons coming to COD: Mobile Season 8. | © Activision Blizzard

All these changes can make picking the best weapon difficult, but thankfully that's where we come in, as we have looked at the numbers and compiled a list of the best guns for each category.

Best Weapons In COD Mobile Season 8

There are nine categories of weapons in COD Mobile secondaries (pistols, melees, rocket launchers), shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, light machine guns, marksman rifles, and sniper rifles.

Best Secondary In COD: Mobile Season 8

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The L-CAR 9 is basically an SMG and dominates all other secondary weapons. | © Activision Blizzard

There are a few great secondary weapons, but nothing can quite compete with the L-CAR 9. Introduced in Season 6: To the Skies, this machine pistol is a submachine gun in all but name, and while the Katana can one-shot, the Deagle can blow a hole in anything; with a meta that favors mobility and quick-fire rates, there is really nothing that can compete against the L-CAR 9.

Honorable mentions: Katana, .50GS.

Best Shotgun In COD: Mobile Season 8

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The KRM-262 got a buff heading into Season 8. | © Activision Blizzard

The already powerful KRM-262 shotgun has been given another buff heading into Season 8, improving its damage, range, and hip-fire accuracy.

This shotgun is going to terrorize players, and many will be opting for this over that over CQB darling, the SMG.

Honorable mentions: BY-15, HS0405.

Best SMG In COD: Mobile Season 8

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The PPSh-41 gets another buff heading into Season 8, nosing it in front of its competition. | © Activision Blizzard

Season 7 already saw the PPSh-41 buffed in an attempt to shake up an SMG meta that had come to be dominated by the CBR4 and MAC-10, and with another buff, this time reducing its horizontal recoil has us now crowning this the best SMG in the game.

Fast-firing, low recoil, and the ability to kit it out for a number of different functions make it a highly versatile weapon, excelling in both standard multiplayer and battle royale game modes.

Honorable mentions: CBR4, MAC-10.

Best AR In COD Mobile Season 8

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The Peacekeeper MK2 is an impressive assault rifle. | © Activision Blizzard

There are many good assault rifles in COD: Mobile Season 8, but for our money, the Peacekeeper MK2 is the best.

Little-to-no recoil and high damage output offer a potent mix, and once you get the best attachments tied to this - we suggest the Task Force Barrel as a good starting point - the Peacekeeper MK2 will rarely let you down.

Honorable mentions: AK117, M13, Kilo 141

Best LMG In COD Mobile Season 8

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The Holger 26 LMG is the best one currently in COD: Mobile. | © Activision Blizzard

The Holger 26 is a truly impressive piece of kit. With a 100-round base magazine, impressive range, and relatively decent mobility when compared to other LMGs, the Holger 26 has the potential to slay out in any lobby.

Honorable mentions: Chopper, S36.

Best Marksman Rifle In COD: Mobile Season 8

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The SKS is a top-tier marksman rifle. | © Activision Blizzard

The SKS has long been a popular weapon in Call of Duty, and in COD: Mobile, it is no different. The SKS is capable of one-shot kills when hitting headshots and two-shots when hitting the upper body, so if you like to play at range, there are few better options than this versatile marksman rifle.

Honorable mentions: SVD.

Best Sniper Rifle In COD Mobile Season 8

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The new ZRG 20mm sniper rifle looks to be an absolute beast. | © Activision Blizzard

We are cheating a bit here, but those that have got their hands on the new ZRG 20mm (it can't be unlocked through the battle pass until the season starts in a couple of days) are saying the new sniper rifle is a monster.

Capable of one-shotting players and reportedly offering up more mobility than the DL Q33, the ZRG 20mm may well come to dominate the COD: Mobile meta. Some are already calling for it to be nerfed, so try it out as soon as you can.

Honorable mentions: DL Q33

That's it for our best guns in COD: Mobile Season 8 for more from everyone's favorite mobile shooter, check out: