The Best Sniper Rifles in Vanguard

You want to 360-no-scope your enemies? Then you probably need a good sniper rifle, so what are the best sniper rifles in Vanguard? We got a complete tier list with all available snipers for you!
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What are the best sniper rifles in CoD: Vanguard? | © Activision

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the up and coming new CoD of 2021. We already had the chance to test the multiplayer in the Open Vanguard Beta and had quite a lot of fun with it. Finally, the movement and feeling overall returns to the Modern Warfare engine (sorry, but I just didn't like BOCW at all).

Not every player is interested in Shotguns or LMGs, so we will rank all the guns of each weapon category from worst to best for you. If you are looking for the best Vanguard weapon in a specific category, we got you covered. Since we already talked about the best SMGs, the best LMGs, the best DMRs, best Shotguns and the best assault rifles in Vanguard, we will now continue with the sniper rifles. What are the best sniper rifles in CoD: Vanguard?

If you are looking for the best sniper in Warzone, go here.

4. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle

Gorenko Anti Tank Rifle
The Gorenko hits like a truck. | © Activision

The Gorenko was only introduced with Season 1 and is a huge anti-tank rifle. It has the highest damage per shot of any weapon in Vanguard and kills everything with just one hit. However, it has a small magazine, is quite slow, and has insane recoil. Firing two shots in quick succession is almost impossible thanks to the recoil. For fast multiplayer matches, the Gorenko is therefore simply inferior to the other sniper rifles. If you still want to test it, here is our best Gorenko loadout.

3. 3-Line Rifle Vanguard Sniper Rifle

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Just not as good as the Kar98k. | © Activision

Don't get me wrong, the 3-Line Rifle isn't all bad, it just isn't as good as the Kar98k. It has high damage and can kill enemies with one shot on the upper chest and higher, but it just lacks speed and mobility compared to the Kar. Especially in multiplayer, a sniper rifle has to be really quick to be viable, otherwise you can't compete with the fully automatic guns in the game. Since the 3-Line Rifle takes way too long to aim in, it might be good for longer distances, but not as an aggressive sniper. This is why we recommend going for a more traditional sniper build and only using it on the biggest multiplayer maps. Who knows, maybe it will be good in Warzone. Here is our best 3-Line Rifle setup and loadout for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

2. Type 99 Vanguard Sniper Rifle

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The Type 99 sniper rifle is good, just not as good as the Kar. | © Activision

Just like the 3-Line Rifle, the Type 99 is simply not a serious competitor for the Kar98k. With the right attachments, however, it can be converted into a mobile and quite fast sniper – definitely faster than the 3-Line. For Warzone we don't see a bright future for the Type 99, but in Vanguard Multiplayer it is quite fun. Just try out this Type 99 setup and loadout.

But now let's see what gun takes place number 1. I mean, you probably all guessed it already, but still, here it is:

1. Kar98k Vanguard Sniper Rifle

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The Kar98k is back stronger than ever. | © Activision

Yep, the Kar98k is back! The Modern Warfare Kar still is one of the best guns in Warzone and after playing the Vanuard beta, we are confident to say that the Vanguard Kar98k will be just as good, if not better. The Kar is a one-hit on the upper chest and everything above, and has a ridiculous sprint-out and ADS-time. It is the best aggressive sniper rifle in Vanguard and probably also Warzone. If you have great aim and like sniping, you should pick up and level the Kar98k as soon as possible. It slaps in multiplayer, and there is no reason at all to pick any sniper rifle above the Kar98k in Vanguard. Here is the best Kar98k setup and loadout in Vanguard.

These are all currently available sniper rifles in CoD: Vanguard. Of course, we will also provide rankings for the Shotguns and all the other weapon categories of Vanguard. Until then, make sure to check out our best Vanguard Loadouts and if you prefer playing Warzone, we also have the best Warzone guns right here for you.