COD Mobile AR Tier List (Season 8): All Assault Rifles Ranked From Best To Worst

What is the best assault rifle in Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8? Our tier list reveals all.

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Season 8: Train to Nowhere is out, and the meta has shifted. Here are the best assault rifles in Call of Duty: Mobile. | © Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8: Train to Nowhere has had its global launch, introducing a new espionage-themed battle pass and two new weapons in the shape of the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle and Butterfly Knife melee.

There has also been a number of weapon balance changes that put many of the game's class perks and items under the microscope.

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

But where does that leave your trusty main?

Our COD: Mobile Season 8 assault rifle tier list is here to answer that very question, breaking down all of the ARs in the game to determine which is the best and which one should be left back in the lockup.

COD: Mobile Season 8 - Assault Rifle Tier List

Assault rifles are the most popular weapons in the game. Endlessly adaptable, with a vast of attachments, assault rifles can be kitted out to excel in both CQB and long-range engagements.

As of Season 6, there are 22 assault rifles in COD: Mobile, with the most recent being the Oden which was introduced with the Season 5 update. Each has its place in the game. but which is the best?

Our assault rifle tier list will rank the guns from S (the best) to D (the worst) and explain why they've found themselves where they are.

S-Tier

  • M13
  • Kilo 141
  • Peacekeeper MK2

When it comes to the absolute best assault rifles in COD: Mobile Season 8, you have three options: the M13, Kilo 141, and the Peacekeeper MK2.

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The Kilo 141 continues to dominate in COD: Mobile Season 8. | © Activision Blizzard

These guns have dominated the assault rifle category, and for good reason, offering up high damage output, low recoil, and, perhaps most importantly, plenty of adaptability with their large array of attachments.

If you prefer to play at close-range, the Peacekeeper MK2 is the one for you. If you prefer to keep a bit of range to your engagements, it's the Kilo 141.

The M13 is a special case because it is just so easy to use, with almost zero recoil; this assault rifle is for those that don't have the phrase 'recoil pattern' in their vocabulary.

A-Tier

  • HVK 30
  • AK117
  • DR-H
  • Type 25
  • AS VAL
  • Oden

Plenty of good options in the A-tier that may miss out on the top spot because of some slight peccadillo. Worth noting the Oden is the focus of another buff, and some hands-on time with this often slept-on assault rifle may see it climb higher.

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The Oden has been buffed again. | © Activision Blizzard

The AS VAL is an interesting choice, too; this assault rifle, which behaves more like a submachine gun, has many fans and is an interesting choice, especially in the standard multiplayer game modes.

B-Tier

  • AK-47
  • ASM10
  • LK24
  • ICR-1
  • Man-O-War
  • KN-44
  • CR-56 AMAX
  • Swordfish
  • HBRa3

These are those middle-of-the-pack guns, a growing category after the developers looked to make as many of the game's arsenal of weapons viable picks.

Plenty of these are viable, with the CR-56 AMAX and Man-O-War the picks of the bunch.

Kn 44 best
The KN-44 packs a serious punch and, with the right attachments, can mix it with the big boys. | © Activision Blizzard

It may well be that with the right attachments, you find yourself performing better with these, so give them a try and see how you go.

C-Tier

  • M4
  • BK57
  • FR .556

Some less-than-ideal choices, which is surprising considering how popular the M4 continues to be.

The FR .556 is best left alone, but the BK57 could arguably be a little higher, possessing good damage and a high fire rate.

BK57
The BK57 is ugly, but it has some qualities. | © Activision Blizzard

D-Tier

  • M16

The worst assault rifle in the game, and also arguably the worst gun outright, the M16 is slow-firing, difficult to use, and just pretty useless. Drop it for almost any other weapon.

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