See what we think is the best sniper rifle in Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone’s Verdansk is such a large map and sometimes you just need a little extra range to take out the other enemies. Luckily for you, the game offers plenty of sniper and marksman rifles to choose from, but you’ll want to equip the very best sniper rifle in Call of Duty Warzone if you want to get that dub. 

Sniper Rifles are slowly but surely starting to make a comeback in Warzone. Thanks to the various updates since launch, especially to the marksman rifles. They are such an important aspect of the game because of the landscape of the map itself. With how big the map is, the number of rooftops one could camp out on, or even the amount of brush there is to hide in, you’re going to need the best sniper rifle for that ever-elusive headshot.

 So the question is: what is the best sniper rifle in Call of Duty?

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5 Best Sniper Rifles in Call of Duty: Warzone

5. Dragunov

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To start off the list here is the least popular and arguably the most underwhelming sniper in Warzone. The Dragunov is rarely used by a solid majority of players. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to get kills with the gun if you position it correctly and use the right loadout. The last part is key. 

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 660m Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 20 Round Mags
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

When using this Dragunov loadout, it’s the best practice that you’re stationary and sniping enemies from a distance. This is certainly not the most devastating sniper in the game, but as long as you hit your shot, it’ll always do a solid amount of damage.

4. Swiss K31

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This sniper is just a little different than the rest. It is the newest addition to the game since Season 3. Although the default version of the K3 isn’t anything to write home about, because of its fast ADS speed, it is incredibly effective at medium range as well. 

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  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9” Tiger Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

The aim-down sight speed of this sniper can certainly feel slower compared to the rest of the list, the loadout above gives it a little more speed and range. It’s not quite powerful enough to contest with the top 3 on this list, but it’s certainly a solid long-range option for players.

3. LW3 – Tundra

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This sniper, originating in Black Ops Cold War, is arguably the most popular in Warzone due to its HIGH bullet velocity. As long as you give it the right loadout, you will not only have the fastest sniper around, you also won’t adjust your aim all too much either. 

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  • Wrapped Suppressor
  • 29.1” Combat Recon
  • 7 Rnd
  • Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Royal & Kross 4x

With this loadout, especially with the Royal & Kross not having any glint on the scope, your target won’t be able to tell which direction they are being shot from. Even though it does not have as much range as the HDR, it’s perfect for medium-range engagements and earns its spot in the list of the best sniper rifles in Warzone. 

2. HDR

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If you’re looking for long-range and power, look no further than the HDR. Even without a loadout, it is a seriously formidable sniper. It is considerably heavier than the rest on this list but that doesn’t mean it’s not effective. If you have been randomly knocked from hundreds of meters away, it was probably the HDR. 

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Variable Zoom Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

This loadout gives the gun just a bit more speed and that adjustable sight is always killer. Many players will still opt for a much faster sniper thanks to the current meta, but nothing will be better for long-range sniping like the HDR. 

If someone in your party is holding one of these, then it’s not about moving around, and rushing in with the advantage. It’s all about sitting back, taking out enemies from a distance, and trying to take out those elusive most wanted contracts. This is why the HDR makes it to the top 2. 

1. KAR98K (Best Sniper Rifle in Call of Duty)

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To top the list we finally have the KAR98K, the most used and arguably the most well-rounded sniper in the game. This is the one sniper that can get you out of nearly any situation you find yourself in Warzone. You will see this gun with nearly every streamer and professional esports player. 

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Variable Zoom Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

With this loadout, it will have an incredibly fast ADS time, allowing you to use it even in close-medium range situations. Because of this, most players pair this with an SMG to be more effective at close range. If a player is mounted, you can get a good peak with the Kar for a quick and easy headshot.

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