The Best Snipers In Battlefield 2042

Using the strongest weapons can give you a huge advantage in Battlefield 2042; the balance is far from perfect right now... So make sure you don't get caught out picking trash! Here's a complete ranking of every sniper rifle.

Tier Ranking Every Sniper in Battlefield 2042
It's time to answer the most important question in shooters - what's the best gun? | © EA

Battlefield 2042 has a lot of depth and diversity in its gameplay, but there's always going to be one question that, when you get down to it, is first on every gamer's mind: what's the best weapon? What weapon should you put the time into leveling? Don't worry, we're the same. That's why we've broken down the best weapons in the game in our complete guide to the BF2042 meta. But in this article, we're going to go on a deep dive, and rank every sniper rifle in Battlefield 2042. Enjoy!

What Are The Best Snipers In Battlefield 2042?

3. DXR-1

Battlefield Weapons DXR
There's just no real place for the DXR that isn't covered by other weapons | © EA

The DXR-1, as its description claims, can comfortably reach targets out to 800 m. But so can the NTW-50. In fact, the NTW-50 can get people at almost double that range. And for close-range targets, the SWS-10 is easily the best of the three, so the DXR-1 doesn't really have its own niche to fill. That’s the reason we place it last out of all the available sniper rifles. If you want to camp a rooftop and get long-distance trick shots, just use the NTW.

2. NTW-50

Battlefield Weapons NTW
You can pop choppers out the sky with this, but those are hard shots to make | © EA

The NTW just brings a bit more oomph than the DXR, and you do feel it. Seriously, this is a heavy-hitting gun, and it's got enough power to be a threat even to vehicles when you take the AP ammunition. Too much so in the first few weeks of the game, and it had to be nerfed for the kind of nonsense people were pulling off. A magazine size of three is obviously a weakness here, but it shouldn't be a problem for anti-vehicular play and extreme long-range. Anyhow, if you're going for something with more anti-infantry kill potential, then check out the rifle in first place.

1. SWS-10

Battlefield Weapons SWS
This is a fantastically fun rifle | © EA

The SWS-10 looks sleek as hell, it sounds great, and it's satisfying to use, what's not to love? What we especially like about this rifle is that it's quite usable from the get-go. You don't need to unlock too many attachments to get it in the position you want, and its base version starts with that great 30 handling stat, which is really what makes it the best anti-infantry choice.

Battlefield 2042 Sniper Rifle Stats Comparison

Beneath are the base stats of each weapon:




That's it for our roundup of the best sniper rifles in Battlefield 2042. We're pretty sure that balance will improve, but as we said at the start, picking the right weapons is crucial to success right now. There are some real duds and there are some broken beauties. Hopefully, we've helped you pick the latter. Good luck out there!