By default, their bullet velocities are about the same as Modern Warfare’s As, so try to modify your aim to compensate. You’ll need to kit this thing out with bullet velocity-increasing attachments like the Wrapped Suppressor and 27.2” Combat Recon Barrel, as well as a couple ones that help cut your sprint out and ADS time.
Kitted out correctly, this gun will feel a bit like the Kar98k from Modern Warfare thanks to that snappy ADS and one-shot headshot. In another tale of semi-auto sniper rifles being underwhelming, this gun beats the Dragon thanks to its ability to one-shot headshot in War zone.
This means you can’t use your attachments in other areas, like to make the gun’s mobility better, so all in all the M82 has a bit of a rough time in War zone. With its unique explosive and termite round attachments, it can lay waste to a vehicle in just a few shots.
The trouble with the Rate is that the termite and explosive rounds enormously reduce your bullet velocity, meaning it’s extremely difficult to land shots at long ranges against players. The Dragon is a formidable weapon, but more so in standard Modern Warfare than War zone, thanks the latter’s inflated health pools.
Far outstripping its fellow sniper rifles in the fire rate department (including the other semi-auto sniper in this category, the new Rate AMR), the fact remains that the Dragon is incapable of incapacitating a fully armored enemy with a single shot, which makes it far less potent a threat-neutralizer than the HDR or the AX-50. The effect is compounded in sniper battles, with two teams gunning for each other across hundreds of meters from separate rooftops.
Hopefully now you’re a master of the WarzoneSniper Rifles arsenal, and you’re ready to put your newfound knowledge to the test. We have all the best dangers you can play in your car with Warzone’s war tracks, and if you’re after something a bit closer range, check out our best MAC-10 class.
There are plenty of options to pick from in the battle royale game, and now that the Call of Duty Cold War guns have made their way to War zone, it’s even harder to decide which sniper rifle is worth your time. There are a lot of factors to consider, including which attachments you choose to equip your chosen Warzonesniper with, how confident you are at judging travel time, and what you're peeking skills are like.
We’ve analyzed the lot to give you the definitive answer on which Warzonesniper is best for your playing style. This is one of just four War zone snipers capable of downing a fully armored opponent with a single shot to the head, which makes it a very influential weapon in the right hands.
In the right hands this can be the difference between settling a particularly difficult sniper duel, or securing a team wipe when racing against the gas. Its downside is that it’s got slightly more travel time on round compared to the HDR, so you’ll need to be able to judge bullet drop and enemy movement a little better.
Lightweight Suppressor 32.0 Factory Barrel TAC Laser Sigurd Arms Assassin Stippled Grip Tape The Kar98k is not a Warzonesniper rifle for popping heads at extremely long range, but if you’re a fast-scoping, aggressive sniper then it’s the best option the game.
Monolithic Suppressor 26.9 HDR Pro TAC Laser Variable Zoom Scope FTA Stalker-Scout It might take some time for the latest Warzonesniper rifle to bed into the meta, but at the moment it ranks highly for the same reason as the HDR and AX-50.
FORGE TAC Precision 22.0 Any short-range optic FSS Raider Chassis Pro Sleight of Hand Commando Foregrip There are a lot of options to choose from in the Battle Royale game, and now that Call of Duty Cold War weapons have made their way to War zone, it’s even more difficult to decide which sniper rifle is worth your time.
There are many factors that need to be considered including what accessories you choose to equip your chosen Warzonesniper with, your self-confidence in judging travel time, and your surveillance skills. We’ve analyzed the lot to give you the definitive answer on which Warzonesniperbest suits your play style.
You’ll want to pair your sniper rifle with a powerful secondary weapon, like the Mac-10, Street sweeper shotgun, or the best Diamante gear. It is one of four War zone snipers capable of taking down a fully armored opponent with a single blow to the head, making it a very influential weapon in the right hands.
In the right hands, it can be the difference between settling a particularly tough sniper duel or getting a team wiping in a race against gas. Its downside is that it has a slightly longer travel time than HDR, so you’ll need to be able to judge bullet drop and enemy movement a bit better.
Monolithic suppressor 26.9 inch HDR Pro Laser TAC Variable zoom range Tracker-Scout FTA The latest Warzonesniper rifle may take a while to get into the meta, but at the moment it ranks very well for the same reason as HDR and AX-50.
The main reason for this placement is its ability to take down an enemy with a single headshot. Read our guide on how to quickly increase your Modern Warfare Battle Pass in order to unlock the ASKS and Menotti.
FORGE TAC 22.0 precision All short range optics FSS Raider Pro Chassis Sleight of hand Commando Foregrip There are a lot of new guns in War zone, but NICKERS' opinion on the best sniper in Season 1 is no surprise.
With a huge battle royale map to explore, it feels so satisfying to be able to pick off enemies from a distance. With the addition of Black Ops Cold War weaponry, sniping just got more complicated in War zone.
Now it seems that even the best sniper class in Black Ops Cold War can't compete with the Kar98k's dominance in War zone. (Source: NICKERS)Unfortunately, you won't be able to take advantage of Warzone's new no scope glint glitch that Black Ops Cold War snipers enjoy.
Using this Kar98 build, which NICKERS dubs 'Old Growth', players will be able to eliminate enemies at incredible range. And with a backup weapon like the new king of War zone for close encounters, you'll dominate the competition in no time.
It's worth mentioning that the M82 just received buffs in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, so it will be interesting to see if it translates well over to the War zone meta soon. Its damage and range still remains weakest in the class, while its idle sway and hit flinch make it difficult to consistently put down opponents.
We’ve earned plenty of wins and are pretty confident that we have the best loadout for War zone to help you secure your first W, no matter how you prefer to play. The DMR 14’s incredible damage output, coupled with the low amounts of recoil make it a dangerous weapon in the right hands.
Avoid close range fights and instead stick to picking off enemies from medium to long distances. By selecting the correct attachments to reduce recoil and increase the weapon’s rate of fire, the DMR 14 can become a nightmare to deal with.
SODOM Eliminator 6.5” Takedown SWAT 5mw Laser Sight Salvo 30 And Fast Mag Dual Wield War zone Season 1 has introduced a number of powerful loadouts to try out, but the DMR 14 and Diamante combo may be the best of the bunch.
When your fights start to get up close and personal, simply switch to the akimbo Diamante pistols to wreak havoc on groups of enemies. Choosing the correct attachments will provide the Rig 6 with a big damage boost, allowing you to pick off enemies from a distance.
Agency Suppressor 19.7” Ranger Axial Arms 3x Field Agent Grip Salvo 60 And Fast Mag Though the Rig 6 is more than capable of taking out nearby enemies, if you run into a squad you’ll need a backup secondary weapon.
SODOM Eliminator 6.5” Takedown SWAT 5mw Laser Sight Salvo 30 And Fast Mag Dual Wield Another lethal combination of weapons introduced in War zone Season 1, the Rig 6 and Mac-10 loadout gives you the tools to shred through enemies.
You may have some trouble taking on enemies from a distance, however, this loadout specializes in close quarters combat, so try to play to its strengths. These War zone Season 6 goodies make a surprisingly good pairing, with the AS VAL offering frightening power up close with some flexibility for mid-range combat, and the SP-R 208 dishing out plenty of damage for longer range engagements.
This isn’t the bestWarzone loadout for extreme distances, but as most fights in War zone happen in mid-range, you’ll find both of these weapons more than capable of getting the job done. There’s nothing exceptional about our War zone Kilo 141 loadout, but its ability to get the job done in practically any situation makes it one of the most reliable weapons in the game.
This shotgun has recently entered the close-quarters meta in a big way and is now the strongest option for clearing rooms, especially in trio or squad games. As for perks, we believe Tracker, Overkill (which you’ll swap out for Ghost when you grab your second loadout), and Cold-Blooded should be your picks.
Tracker compliments the Origin 12 wonderfully now, while Cold-Blooded no longer triggers High Alert making life out in the open a little safer. We’ve gone for the biggest drum mag, plenty of damage range, and a tighter pellet spread to ensure your DPS output is extremely high.
5mW Laser 32 Round Drum Mags FORGE TAC Marauder JAK Urban King Mere Foregrip With the right attachments it even behaves more like an assault rifle, so no arduous aim down sight times or reload animations.
You’ll see this loadout mentioned again and again, but that’s because this MP5 is still arguably the best close-quarters option in the game, capable of taking down any threat in a blink of an eye. A recent nerf to ‘no stock’ attachments means we’re now opting for faster aim down sight speeds via the rear grip option.
Monolithic Integral Suppressor TAC Laser 45 Round Mags Mere Foregrip Stippled Grip Tape This is pretty much our default equipment and perk setup, but it’s always worth mentioning that you should have a Ghost class ready to change to as soon as you can grab your second loadout.
We have Amped selected here instead of Tracker as swapping to and from an LEG can take a long time and this can genuinely save you in tense situations. As for the MP5, reload speed can be an issue, especially if you’ve only got 45 rounds in a mag, so it’s sometimes worth swapping out the Stippled Grip Tape or TAC Laser for Sleight of Hand.
Our bestWarzone loadout draws from our Gray War zone class setup, but pairs it with a close range weapon, so you’re equipped to deal with any situation. The attachments should make this feel extra mobile for when you’re sprinting around Downtown or Hospital hunting down kills, while the SMG’s raw DPS means you’ll win any fight so long as you can land your hits.
For your first perk we suggest is EOD, which will stop you being one-shot by an RPG and generally help you sustain explosive damage. There’s nothing worse in War zone than running into a random mine or someone firing an RPG through your window and going down instantly.
The combination high damage and moderate rate of fire also make the CR-56 MAX powerful in mid-range engagements and up close in a pinch. It may lack in bullet velocity, damage range, and mag size, but if you need to clear a building then the Fennec is the best option.
In terms of attachments, you really want to gear this towards fast aim down sights times as this is the main reason to choose the AX-50 over the HDR. We’ve also included the weapon perk Fully Loaded as sniper ammo can be hard to come by if you’re stalking through woodlands.
However, the AX-50 has a much, much faster cycle rate and improved ADS times, making it the better option for prolonged sniper battles and aggressive players. You can swap Fully Loaded for a Monolithic Suppressor if you want to stay off enemy radars, but the plan for this setup is to play as aggressively as possible.
32.0 Factory Barrel TAC Laser Shinguard Arms Assassin Stippled Grip Tape Fully Loaded The mobility and magazine size of the MP7 makes it great for securing any gains, and perks like Tracker will ensure no enemies escape the fray.
The combination of Heartbeat Sensor, Tracker, and C4 means you’ll have an easy time locating enemies and hunting them down without necessarily exposing yourself. We realize Ghost is an essential perk in War zone, so make sure you grab that off a second loadout drop.
Overkill lets you carry two primary weapons, and Tracker allows you to follow enemy footsteps, which is great for battling in buildings. You’ll want another War zone loadout with Ghost as the second perk, so you can grab that near the endgame and avoid those UAVs, if only to swap back to these weapons.
Not only does the M13 dominate at medium range thanks to its minimal recoil and high rate of fire, but it’s also very capable of winning fights in close-quarters battles. While this marksman rifle was initially only favored for flashy plays, it’s now being used much more in War zone thanks to its very fast aim down sight speed.
Equipment, as ever, should include the C4 and Heartbeat Sensor as this combination is great for intel and aggressively pushing enemies who are holding a strong position. There’s a nice mix of mobility and ranged effectiveness here, but with only 20 rounds in the mag you’ll need to make every shot count.
The clutch potential of the Akimbo Menotti War zone build mixed with ASKS’ versatility is a beautiful and distinct combo. It’s capable of downing a whole group if their weak or too close, and if you use it on any jeep it will net you and instant team wipe.
You’ll definitely need Amped for this loadout as it increases you weapon swap and ready time, making the RPG-7 much easier to use.