The M82 certainly isn’t a weapon for those who are looking to rush into gunfights aggressively, but it remains a solid sniper rifle with the correct attachments equipped.
While the M82 was previously known for its fast fire rate, drastic changes in the Season 3 Reloaded update saw the sniper completely reworked. Now, it’s a semi-automatic rifle with a slower fire rate in exchange for higher damage output.
Other picks may top the list while the M82 finds its footing in this new role, but for early adopters, you can be rewarded with one of the most devastating guns in Warzone today.
With the right attachments, this Black Ops Cold War sniper can be absolutely devastating at medium to long-range. Without further ado, let’s check out exactly how you should kit out your M82.
Best M82 sniper loadout in Warzone
- Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
- Barrel: 22.6″ Tiger Team
- Optic: Ultrazoom Custom
- Underbarrel: Bipod
- Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
With a completely new rate of fire, any of your previous M82 loadouts will more than likely be redundant. Rather than trying to boost this stat, you’re now free to focus on other areas of improvement thanks to the Season 3 rework. Therefore, our build prioritizes Bullet Velocity and Recoil Control above all else.
For starters, the Wrapped Suppressor Muzzle and 22.6″ Tiger Team Barrel are must-picks to get the most out of the M82. With an added 50% Bullet Velocity, shots will be connecting with targets much faster than usual.
The only big downside to these two powerful attachments is your mobility. You’ll need to time shots well and accept a slower ADS speed by default. This can be improved somewhat with the Airborne Elastic Wrap, but don’t expect a world of difference. Last but not least, we run with the Bipod Underbarrel to keep the Ultrazoom Custom OpTic on point at all times.
Best M82 sniper loadout in Warzone (Perks & Equipment)
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: AK-74u SMG
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Given how slow you’ll be firing with the new M82, you won’t be able to rely on it for close-range gunfights. Quickscoping simply isn’t a great idea with a lowered ADS speed. As a result, keeping a powerful SMG on standby is absolutely the way to go, that’s where the AK-74u comes in.
Rocking the Overkill perk allows you to prepare for any type of engagement. Moreover, Amped will have you swapping between guns in the blink of an eye to quickly adapt no matter where you are in Verdansk.
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There’s no looking past the typical Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor to round things out as well. They’re by far the most common picks in the current meta so there’s no reason to avoid using them.
Hopefully, this guide has provided you with a deadly M82 setup that will help you dominate your Warzone games.
Don’t forget to check out our dedicated aim guide if you’re struggling to land all of your shots.