Best Warzone 2.0 Sniper Rifle class loadouts: Attachments, Setup, Perks

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Warzone 2 Season Three is well underway with the meta coming together. No category of weapons experienced a more drastic change in Season 3 than sniper rifles. Here are the best sniper rifles in Warzone 2, ranked from worst to best after all the balance changes.

Warzone 2’s meta in Season 3 went through a big change. Bolt action sniper rifles that have access to the Explosive Rounds attachment can now secure one-shot kills. The downside is that these rounds massively decrease bullet velocity but the payoff for those that can land their shots is worth it.

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Although snipers still aren’t as strong as they are in Warzone Caldera this buff certainly gives them a place in Warzone 2’s meta. Just be prepared to struggle a little at first as adjusting to the low bullet velocity can take some time.

Al-Mazrah features as many large open spaces as Verdansk did and, resultantly, players have quickly realized that having a sniper rifle in the back pocket is conducive to eliminating enemies at all ranges. The same is true of the smaller Ashika Island, even if you’re more likely to need an SMG as your secondary.

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We’re also including a few marksman rifles, specifically those that players use like snipers rather than those that are designed and profiled as strictly DMRs.

9. Lockwood MK2

The Lockwood MK2 is a marksman rifle in MW2 and WZ2.0.

Best Lockwood MK2 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Laser: ACCU-Shot 5MW Laser
  • Barrel: 25″ Buffalo Barrel
  • Stock: Lockwood Bullseye Stock
  • Comb: Lockwood Merciless
  • Muzzle: FTAC Dreadnaught

The Lockwood MK2 is not particularly viable in Warzone 2 or Modern Warfare 2. It’s quick and forgiving, but its penchant for hit markers rings true in the battle royale as well, meaning you’ll need to hit enemies multiple times before their armor and health are gone. By that time, you’ll probably be eliminated.

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8. SA-B 50

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The SA-B 50 in MW2.

Best SA-B 50 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock: Assault-60 Stock
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The SA-B 50 is another marksman rifle and, like the Lockwood MK2, it struggles to transcend its mediocre damage. Its recoil is fairly easy to learn and its handling is favorable too. However, you might be eliminated before you’ve had a chance to hit all the shots you need to.

7. LA-B 330

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The LA-B 330 is the a solid if unspectacular choice.

Best LA-B 330 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Barrel: 23.5″ Fluted R-67
  • Laser: SZ 1MW PEQ
  • Optic: Raptor-FVM40
  • Stock: ZLR T70 Pad Extension
  • Comb: Cronen G140 Cheek Riser

The LA-B 330 is an all-round decent sniper in both WZ2.0 and MW2. What it lacks in damage it just about makes up for in speed, recoil and handling, but it’s too middle-of-the-road to stand out in the current sniper rifle pool.

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6. SP-X 80

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The SP-X 80 is a behemoth in WZ2.0.

Best SP-X 80 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Barrel: 22″ Cavalry
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V laser
  • Stock: PVZ-890 TAC
  • Ammunition: .300 Mag High Velocity
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The SP-X 80 is a decent pick in the current Warzone 2 meta. It’s strong and dynamic, but its recoil and handling are fairly average and, right now, are holding it back from being anything more than decent.

5. SP-R 208

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The SP-R 208 is another marksman rifle.

Best SP-R 208 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: 12.5″ Carbon Barrel
  • Optic: HMW-20 Optic
  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

The SP-R 208 is a bit like the above Lockwood, albeit stronger and generally better. It’s not quite as quick, but higher damage and better range mean it gives players a decent chance of knocking and eliminating opponents, even if it’s still some way off the best long-range weapon in Warzone 2.0.

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4. Signal 50

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The Signal 50 is a semi-auto sniper in MW2 and WZ2.0.

Best Signal 50 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Barrel: 21.5″ Fluted Fifty
  • Optic: Raptor-FVM40
  • Stock: SO Inline Stock
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V laser
  • Rear Grip: SA Finesse Grip

The Signal 50 gets access to the Explosive Rounds however you don’t want to equip them. Unfortunately, as this is a semi-auto instead of a bolt action sniper its rounds will never be able to one shot regardless of build. Even so, this is still a good choice for getting consistent and fast two-shot kills.

3. Victus XMR

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The Victus might make players victors.

Best Victus XMR Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90 Silencer
  • Barrel: Mack 8 33.5 Super
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Optic: SP-X 80 6.6x
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal Explosive

Of the three bolt action snipers that can one shot in Warzone 2 the Victus XMR is just about the worst of the three. It has comparable power to the other two but suffers from lower bullet velocity and slightly slower handling. It’s still a solid choice though for those that enjoy using it.

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2. MCPR-300

The MCPR-300 is another excellent sniper.

Best MCPR-300 Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90
  • Barrel: 22″ OMX-456
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Ammunition: .300 Mag Explosive
  • Magazine: 5-Round Mag

The MCPR-300 offers the best balance between ease of landing shots and decent mobility and weapon handling. Be aware that the .300 Mag Explosive is a new attachment that was added to the MCPR-300 in Season 3.

Even players who have maxed out this sniper’s level beforehand will need to earn one extra level before being able to equip it.

1. FJX Imperium

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The Intervention returns to CoD as the FJX Imperium.

Best FJX Imperium Warzone 2.0 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90
  • Barrel: Fahrenheit 29″
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Ammunition: .408 Explosive
  • Bolt: FJX Blast

The legendary Intervention sniper has returned and it doesn’t disappoint. This monstrous sniper rifle can down in one shot using the .408 Explosive rounds and handles better than the Victus XMR. The FJX Blast Bolt is particularly nice as it mitigates the FJX Imperium’s slower fire rate.

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That rounds off our list of best Warzone 2 sniper rifles and loadouts right now. Be sure to check back to this list in the future because buffs and nerfs are almost certain to shuffle it around.

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