The Best Sniper Rifles In Warzone 2 | Complete Ranking

What is the best Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2.0? What rifle should you take for the job? Here are the best snipers in Warzone 2.0.

Which Warzone 2.0 sniper is the best? | © EarlyGame

Warzone 2.0 has been out long enough for a meta to have emerged. Sadly, snipers are not a part of it. Generally speaking, the gameplay design of Warzone 2.0 is intended to eliminate sniping as a playstyle. Namely, because snipers no longer one-shot down with a headshot by default.

So why use a sniper at all? Why not just take an AR and an SMG, or the impressive new RPK? I'll tell you for why: you can now stow a third weapon in your backpack, so the sniper can still be worth taking as a third weapon for engagements at very long distance. Right, let's get to the ranking!

Note: This is a ranking of snipers for Warzone 2.0, if you're looking for the best sniper in Modern Warfare 2 you want this list. Interestingly, it's almost the exact reverse ranking.

The Best Sniper In Warzone 2.0

5. SP-X 80

The SP-X 80 slaps in multiplayer because it has incredible ADS speed. Now, in Warzone 1 this would make the SP-X 80 the obvious meta sniper, much like the Kar and the Swiss of days gone by (we'll always have the memories), but now we're living in a world without one-shot headshots.

In fact, the SP-X 80 does such low damage in Warzone 2 that you're going to need possibly three shots on target to down. This makes the weapon completely unviable, as even the worst of players will be able to get to cover and plate by then.

SP X 80
Not enough damage for Warzone. | © Activision

Speed isn't everything (in Warzone 2).

4. LA-B 330

The LA-B 330 is in the exact same boat as the SP-X. Sure, the ADS is impressive, but when it does such low damage at range it's effectively pointless. However, follow-up shots are marginally quicker and easier to land, so the LA-B is just slightly better than the SP-X in our opinion.

If you still want to give it a try, here is our best LA-B 330 Loadout.

LA B 330
Same problem as the SP-X: you need better damage output. | © Activision

3. MCPR-300

Now we're cooking. The MCPR still can't one shot down, but it can reliably break three plates and do flesh damage as it's a "heavy sniper". Of all the heavy snipers it has the best ADS times, so if they ever revert the changes to sniping and allow at least heavy snipers to one-shot down, then this could be the meta.

MCPR 300
This is a good middle ground between the light and heavy snipers. | © Activision

The MCPR could easily become the meta if they allow heavy snipers to one-shot headshot.

2. Victus XMR (AWM / L115A1)

The Victus was the number one for quite some time because of a broken build that allowed the Victus to do enough damage to down with one heady. This used the high-explosive ammo, which increased the damage just enough. But of course, the ammo was nerfed shortly after. So now the Victus is just a slow, heavy sniper that can't one-shot.

If you still want to try the best Victus XMR loadout go for it.

Victus XMR
Without the explosive ammo, it just is a heavy sniper.. | © Activision

1. Signal 50

The Signal 50 has similar damage to the MCPR or the Victus, but the fire-rate is so good. Usually fire-rate is pointless in Warzone, but when you need multiple shots it becomes a lot more relevant. So as of now, the Signal takes the crown.

Here you can check out our best Signal 50 Loadout.

Signal 50
The rate of fire benefits us when we need two shots to down. | © Activision

What's The Best Sniper In Warzone 2.0?

After the Victus XMR was nerfed, the Signal 50 has now become the best sniper in Warzone. We will of course keep you updated with weapon balancing, and you'll always be able to find the full patch-notes along with post-patch meta analysis on this page.

Where To Snipe In Warzone 2.0?

The best rooftop camp spots we've found in Warzone 2.0 so far are above Strongholds. There are generic Stronghold buildings that make up the majority of Strongholds on the map (they're the three-story ones), and if you get right on to the rooftop, you only need to defend one ladder. Plus, the surrounding wall of the rooftop is about chest-height, which is more than enough cover for when people start shooting back.

How Should You Snipe In Warzone 2.0?

In general, you want to be as quick and unpredictable as possible: aim quickly, land hits, and then switch to a new position. Here are some tips:

  • Never peek the same spot twice, rotate after every shot
  • Never hardscope for very long, the optic glint will give away your position
  • Don't over adjust on moving targets or targets within 100 m, velocity should guarantee you hit exactly where you aim
  • Allow for bullet drop at greater distances, but never too much. As a rule of thumb, imagine you're shooting a hat off their head when they're between 100-200 m away.
  • Save your Mortar Strikes and Precision Airstrikes for eliminating downed enemies

That's how we rank every sniper in Warzone 2.0 and some basic tips on how best to use a sniper. But what's your favorite sniper? Have we missed a banger?

And if you're only here because you're desperately far behind on the meta and levelling, here's a tier-ranking of every weapon in Warzone 2.0, and here's a link to buy MW2 (for the fastest weapon levelling).

If you decide you don't want to snipe at all, check out some of these puppies:

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