COD Mobile AR Tier List – Every Assault Rifle Ranked Best to Worst for Season 8

COD Mobile Season 8 "2nd Anniversary" is here, and each new season start means there will undoubtedly be changes to the meta.

The extent of these changes depends on several factors, from balance changes introduced with the update, to new weapons, new maps, or just a small fluke in the meta when some old weapons suddenly become popular.

As for Assault Rifles, the Season 8 update has some really big changes in store for this class, as it nerfed Assault Rifles across the board.

All assault rifles now have reduced damage range and weapon damage. The developers say the reason behind this decision is to "promote greater accuracy" and we're inclined to agree with that position.

Assault Rifles have been a go-to class as a primary weapon and making them slightly more skill intensive is good for the overall health of the game.

Of course, that doesn't mean ARs are no longer viable in COD Mobile, they're still by far the safest choice and cornerstone of any gunsmith setup.

Let's see which are the best and worst assault rifles at the start of the season 8 meta.

COD Mobile Season 8 Assault Rifle Tier List

In case you didn't know, ARs are versatile weapons and the most widely used class in the game. Depending on the attachments and equipment used, weapons can be adapted to a variety of use cases.

Notes: Our tier lists are not an exact science, however, we strive to make our AR list as accurate as possible.

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A visual representation of how our leaderboards work. (Photo: Tiermaker)
  • S-level: Even without the perfect loadout, COD Mobile's S-Tier Assault Rifles are considered the best of the best. You simply cannot go wrong.
  • Level A: With the right accessories and a large load capacity that suits your playstyle, A-Tier assault rifles can compete with the S-Tier.
  • Level B: B-Tier ARs can still pack a punch with a perfect loadout and should be considered average.
  • C-level: Only really effective in specific situations or for specific playstyles. You'll need the perfect loadout to get the job done.
  • Level D: The trash level. You're better off just opting for one of the other assault rifles on this list.

AR Tier List

There are a total of 18 assault rifles in COD Mobile Season 8, with the 19th assault rifle, the M13, coming later in the season. We've ranked all ARs from best to worst, taking into account balance changes for weapons and attachments, as well as the current meta.

S-level AR:

Since there is no balance change in S-tier weapons, DR-H remains one of the best assault rifles in Season 8. (Photo: Activision)
  • Man-O-War
  • DR-H
  • ASM-10
  • LK24

Tier S on our Assault Rifle tier list was not scratched in the last round of balance changes, thus remaining the same.

The Mann-O-War and ASM-10 are still some of the strongest weapons in Season 8, and you'll never go wrong if you choose the DR-H.

The LK24 entered the S Tier the previous season and it remains here in Season 8.

AR Level A:

The CR-56 AMAX moves up to Tier A on our list. (Photo: Activision)
  • AK-117
  • HVK-30
  • CR-56 AMAX

The CR-56 AMAX is slowly moving up our tier list, trading places with the AS VAL, which saw some of the biggest changes in the Season 8 update. Added in Season 5, the weapon has insane mobility and one of the fastest fire rates in its weapon class, making it perfect for mid-range combat.

AR level B:

AS VAL saw the biggest set of changes in the Season 8 update. (Photo: Activision)
  • MK2 blue helmet
  • KN44
  • YES 47
  • AS-VAL

Changes to the AS-VAL are aimed at making it less useful in medium and long range combat while improving its performance at close range. The weapon now has slightly increased vertical recoil and recoil, making it harder to control, and we don't like that, so we're downgrading it from Season 7. But we'll have to test further.

C-level AR:

The Type 25 needs more buffs if the devs want to see it perform better. (Photo: Activision)
  • BK-57
  • HBRa3
  • Type 25
  • FR.556

No changes here, all of these weapons have some potential, but only if you are a really skilled player who is confident with these weapons, otherwise avoid them.

D-level AR:

  • M4
  • M16
  • ICR-1

Our Tier D list remains the same in Season 8. We will continue to advise players to avoid AR M4s, M16s, and ICR-1s this season. They are in this level for a reason.

This completes our list of the best COD Mobile Season 8 Assault Rifles, ranked from best to worst.

  • Read more: COD Mobile: How to Unlock the R9-0 Shotgun in Season 8

Be sure to check out our dedicated COD Mobile section, featuring all the news, guides, weapon tier lists, loadouts, and more.

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