Best Warzone Melee Weapon: Season 4 Tier List

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Image showing Warzone player holding Kali Sticks
Credit: Activision

During a Warzone match, players will often find themselves in situations where an opponent suddenly appears with minimal time to react.

These scenarios can often determine whether you make it to the final circle or end up back on the main menu. More often than not, using a shotgun or SMG doesn't do the job, leaving many to utilise the battle royale's extensive range of melee weapons to their advantage.


With Season 4 Reloaded on the horizon, we've managed to build the definitive melee weapon tier list showcasing the best and worst to use in a loadout.

What Is The Best Warzone Melee Weapon?

S Tier Riot Shield, Kali Sticks

Warzone Melee Weapon Tier List

Unlike our full weapon tier list which focuses on every single gun in the Warzone arsenal, this list specifically focuses on the game's melee weapons, giving you the perfect opportunity to see which is the best to use when up close and personal with the opposition.


  • Riot Shield
  • Kali Sticks

For some additional protection, the Riot Shield can prove to make all the difference in situations where you may be outnumbered by several squads. Use it to block incoming bullets while it's on your back or face the action head-on.

For something that deals more damage, the Kali Sticks are capable of breaking through armour and eliminating opponents in the blink of an eye, making them one of the strongest close-quarters weapons in the entire game.

Riot Shield Warzone Melee Weapon Tier List


  • Dual Kodachis
  • FS Fighting Knife
  • Katana
  • Sawtooth
  • Sai
  • Battle Axe
  • Hammer & Sickle
  • Ballistic Knife
  • Baseball Bat
  • Mace
  • Cane

Despite the sheer variety of weaponry in A Tier, many of them feature exactly the same in-game statistics which is why they're all in here. For some additional range, the Ballistic Knife is perhaps the best thanks to the additional range it possesses but other than that, they're impossible to separate.


  • Combat Knife
  • Sledgehammer
  • Wakizashi
  • Machete
  • E-Tool

Just like A-Tier, the weapons in B-Tier are almost identical from a statistical perspective but compared to the effectiveness of the Kali Sticks and the Riot Shield, they're nowhere near as strong. We recommend looking higher up the list for a viable melee weapon to use in your loadout.

That's the definitive Warzone melee weapon tier list! Once Vanguard is integrated, we will update our list to see how the new additions compare. For more Warzone intel, check out our tier lists for the LMGs, sniper rifles, and marksman rifles.