An Assault Rifle is a type of weapon in the Call of Duty series. It bridges the gap between light machine guns and submachine guns, and replaces the support weapons from earlier games. Assault rifles are effective at medium range, but the individual stats of the assault rifle can determine other effective ranges, if any. Assault Rifles with low damage, high rates of fire and/or high recoil are more effective in closer ranges. On the other hand, assault rifles with high damage, lower rates of fire (or semi-automatic or burst fire), and/or low recoil are more effective at medium to longer ranges. Assault rifles with qualities that fall in between the two aforementioned types can perform well at all ranges with some exceptions.