What is the best SMG in Call of Duty: Mobile Season 11 (2022)? Our tier list reveals all.
Submachine guns (SMGs) have been dominating the Call of Duty: Mobile meta in recent months, with the CBR4, MAC-10, and the PPSh-41 proving too hot to handle.
In fact, the CBR4 and MAC-10 were so powerful that they were nerfed a number of times. And in an interesting turn of events, the CBR4 was subsequently buffed not once but twice.
With all these changes, it can be difficult to keep up with the COD: Mobile meta, but to help you out, we have compiled a tier list ranking all the game's SMGs - ranking them from best to worst.
COD: Mobile Season 11 - SMG Tier List
In a broad sense, SMGs are great for close-quarters combat, excelling up to medium range. With low calibers and light bodies, SMGs usually offer little recoil and an extremely quick time-to-kill (TTK).
Most also have plenty of available attachments that allow you to buff their weaknesses or tailor them to your play style.
For several seasons now, SMGs have been the subject of weapon balance changes, with many underperforming guns getting buffs to give greater parity across the weapon class. That means in Season 11, there are plenty of viable SMGs to choose from.
In total, there are 21 SMGs in COD: Mobile Season 11. The most recent addition is the LAPA, which was introduced in Season 10.
Our SMG tier list will rank the guns from S (the best) to D (the worst) and explain why they've found themselves where they are.
The CBR4 never really came out of the S-tier because, despite its recent nerfs, it was still one of the best SMGs in the game. An extremely high fire rate coupled with little recoil makes it the proto-typical SMG. The gun received a buff heading into Season 9, improving its mobility and increasing the lower arm damage multiplier, and it once again takes the top spot.
Coming in second is the recently buffed MAC-10, which has seen its damage range increased heading into Season 11. This fast-firing SMG is perfect if your play style is to duck and dive out of cover and get as close as possible to your opponent.
Coming in third is the PPSh-41, which was buffed in the Season 8 weapon balance changes and has proven a top-tier SMG. Accurate up to medium range, with low recoil and a high base magazine capacity, the Soviet-era weapon can dominate any lobby.
A new addition in the S-tier is the GKS, which has also been buffed heading into Season 11. A favorite of pro players because of its low TTK, though your ability to get the same utility out of it will depend on your skill level.
- KSP 45
- Switchblade X9
- ARG .556
Two of the newest SMGs find themselves in the A-tier, though they perform very differently from each other.
The KSP 45 is unlike most other SMGs; its burst fire mode and impressive range make it a great SMG for mid-range gun fights - you just have to make sure you land those three shots.
On the other hand, the Switchblade X9 is from the MAC-10 school of SMGs, small, lightweight, and fast-firing. However, it doesn't pack the same punch as the MAC-10, relegating it to the A-tier.
The MSMC was tweaked in back Season 9; its first range damage has been increased, while its first range has been decreased. What this means is that you will want to close the gap between you and your opponent, certainly more than you previously would have. A good SMG, especially with the right attachments.
The A-tier has four new additions, with the RUS-79U, Fennec, HG40, and ARG .556 all coming up from the B-tier after the three SMGs were buffed at the outset of Season 11.
- PP19 Bizon
Plenty to choose from in the B-tier, including the recently buffed HG 40 and MX9 and the brand-new LAPA.
The MX9 looks particularly powerful, with increased damage offering up more consistent four- and five-shot kills.
The HG40 also received big buffs to its damage range, and it now excels in medium-range duels, offering up a different profile of weapon than is usual in the class.
It is worth mentioning the PP19 Bizon, a very easy-to-use gun and one which has qualities across the board. If you are wanting a jack-of-all-trades, this is the one for you.
Coming up from the C-tier are two new additions, with the Razorback and PDW-57 both being buffed in Season 11.
The most interesting SMG here is the Pharo, which was given a rework heading into Season 8.
Its damage range has been noticeably reduced, though it does have improved recoil control, it is now much more like a MAC-10, and again, if you like to get up real close, this is a decent option.
Buffed back in Season 8, there is still little reason to pick up the much-derided Chicom. Drop it the first chance you get.
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