When it comes to selecting the best submachine gun (SMG) in Warzone, there are numerous options that are capable of giving you the upper hand in close-quarters scenarios. With Season 6 in full swing and the meta constantly evolving, it can be tricky to determine what is the best Warzone SMG to be using in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
With several SMGs added since Warzone launched back in March 2020, there are plenty of SMGs to choose from and limitless attachment combinations to suit all styles of play. With that said, here's our definitive Warzone SMG tier list. Before we begin the list, this isn't a ranking of the best Warzone weapons, but rather, a ranking of each SMG in the game.
Warzone SMG Tier List
There are 21 SMGs in Warzone, including the recently added LAPA which arrived as part of The Haunting Halloween event. More SMGs will arrive once Vanguard has been integrated on December 2nd. Once the integration has taken place, we will update this list to see how the new weapons compare against the existing arsenal.
Throughout Season 6, these SMGs have been the standout performers thanks to their ability to shred through armour and eliminate the opposition in the blink of an eye. The most recent arrival to the highest tier is the OTs-9 thanks to its incredible rate of fire and non-existent recoil.
These weapons are strong choices but fall slightly short compared to the S-Tier weaponry. The LC10 is hugely underrated, with low recoil and a low damage drop-off making it one of the better choices in mid-range engagements.
Some of these weapons once dominated the meta but thanks to numerous nerfs, they've slipped down the list into B-Tier, which is still pretty good. The likes of the Fennec have incredible fire rates but the lack of damage range often leads to players looking to the higher tiers for a viable SMG to use.
These four weapons are average at best. They're certainly not the worst SMGs to use but weapons such as the Bizon have one of the slowest times to kill out of the entire category, which is certainly a disappointment.
These are the worst SMGs to use in Warzone by some distance. We recommend looking at another SMG rather than attempting to use either of these in a match.
There you have it, that's the definitive SMG tier list for Call of Duty Warzone. Check out our Warzone AR tier list for even more ratings. For Warzone Pacific intel, check out our Season 1 hub containing everything you need to know.