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Best Sniper Rifle Warzone class loadouts: Attachments, Setup, Perk

Published: 10/Feb/2021 10:01 Updated: 22/Feb/2021 9:42

by Theo Salaun


Warzone’s Verdansk is a large place and sometimes you’ll need a little extra range to defeat your enemies. The game offers plenty of sniper and marksman rifles to use, but you’ll want to equip the very best if you wish to claim those montage-worthy headshots. 

Personal preference should dictate your loadout choice Warzone, but with snipers, there is a more obvious trade-off to choose between. After all, any of the game’s best options will let you knock a fully armored enemy with a well-placed headshot. However, both the damage range, fire rate, and bullet velocity (which dictates your drop-off at range) greatly vary.

Instead of messing around with attachments to make a gun something that it’s not, here are rankings for the best snipers in Warzone, with loadouts and attachments that maximize their individual efficiencies.

5. Best LW3 Tundra loadout for Warzone

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The LW3 – Tundra is an intriguing sniper that can be maximized for some real impact.
  • Muzzle: Stabilizer .308
  • Barrel: 28.2″ Tiger Team
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

While Warzone’s best players aren’t particularly infatuated with the Black Ops Cold War snipers (or even assault rifles, for that matter), the best option is undoubtedly the LW3 Tundra. Some have dabbled in the semi-automatic rifles or the Pelington sniper, but the Tundra hits harder and has carved itself a reputation as BOCW’s best ranged sniper rifle. Since you can’t use the Gunfighter perk in Warzone, you’re limited to five attachments — making the choices somewhat difficult.

As far as the best LW3 Tundra class, you can’t go wrong with the one made infamous by Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow’s R11 ace during the Challengers Cup.

Karma is arguably the greatest CoD player of all time, so it’s especially hard to disagree with his choices here. This class boosts the gun’s potential for speed and ADS, but, more importantly, helps its firepower and accuracy. It’s not the fastest or the deadliest, putting it somewhere around the efficiency of Modern Warfare’s balanced SP-R and AX-50 options. Like those guns, if you run this LW3 class, you should opt for a mobile AR or a steadier, mid-range-capable SMG.

4. Best AX-50 loadout for Warzone

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: Singuard Arms Assassin
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

A tried and tested favorite of the Call of Duty League, the AX-50 is probably the most balanced sniper in the entire game. While it can’t down people across the map quite as easily as the HDR, it’s a much more versatile option given its mobility, aim-down-sight (ADS), and firing rate advantages.

This AX-50 class maintains enough bullet velocity and accuracy to prove lethal from range, while still enjoying some mobility. You can be fairly comfortable pulling it out for a quick down during a gunfight before pushing with an AR or SMG

Making this gun even more mobile to use is the Tac Laser, Singuard Arms Assassin stock, and Stippled Grip Tape. Collectively, these will steady out your movement, giving you increased aim stability and decreasing your ADS speed. 

3. Best HDR loadout for Warzone

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One of Verdansk’s most dangerous snipers. If you’ve ever been downed from hundreds of yards away out of nowhere…it was probably an HDR. This gun is heavy and slow-moving, but its sway and drop-off at range are both entirely negligible.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Variable Zoom Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

This is the HDR loadout for those who want to hit obnoxious shots. It’s not about moving around, downing an enemy, and rushing in with a numbers advantage. It’s about sitting back, taking out enemies from afar, and trying to knock Most Wanted contract-bearers out of their helicopters across the map.

Forget your VLK 3.0x Optic ARs and any SMGs when running this HDR, it’s slow and nasty from very far, so you’ll need a secondary that can handle work in the mid and short-range. That makes the FFAR 1 or CR-56 AMAX the way to go.

2. Best SP-R 208 loadout for Warzone

sp-r 208 best warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: SP-R 26”
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Solozero SP-R 28mm
  • Ammunition: .338 Lapua Mag 5-R Mags

Like the AX-50, the SP-R is a balanced rifle, but on the other side of the spectrum. It’s not quite as fast as the Kar98k or as effective at range as the AX-50, but it’s a nice option somewhere in between.

For those who want to retain a speedy ADS and firing rate, but also want to knock enemies more easily at range, this SP-R class is perfect. And yes, this is the class that HusKerrs uses to crush the competition. You can pair this with a mobile AR, like the FFAR 1, or, if you’re feeling particularly confident in close-quarter scenarios, feel free to pair it with an SMG like the MAC-10, MP5, or MP7.

1. Best Kar98k loadout for Warzone

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

With an incredibly quick firing rate and ADS speed, this rifle takes the top spot for its high kill potential. The Kar98k is best-suited to those with the mechanical accuracy to hit headshots on the regular.

At long ranges, you won’t be able to knock enemies so easily with a headshot. But, with the Tac Laser and Sleight of Hand equipped, you can whip this Kar98k out at a moment’s notice and get a couple of kills in quick succession.

Not only does this class feel great to use, it also works incredibly well when paired with one of Warzone’s best assault rifles. This leaves you with an incredibly fun, balanced loadout.

Ultimately, snipers are the guns most dependent on feel in Call of Duty. You can’t spray and pray with a ranged rifle, you just have to be comfortable leading and landing headshots. The best way to choose your preferred option is to give each a chance until you hit upon one that suits you.

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Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: tiers & rewards

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:12

by Albert Petrosyan


With Season 2 of both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone coming in the very near future, Activision have revealed new details about the new content that’ll be available in the Battle Pass.

The Battle Pass has become a key part of every new season in Call of Duty over the past year-plus, and Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone is no exception.

Once again, players have 100 Tiers to level up through to unlock all the fresh new content, including Operator skins, weapon blueprints, charms, watches, XP tokens, CoD Points, and more.

As usual, the S2 Battle Pass has both a paid and free version; the former gives players access to every single reward while the latter allows fans to still unlock some of the items without paying a dime, such as the two new guns. Everything you need to know about the BP can be found below.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Price & bundle

There are two options for the premium (paid) version of the Battle Pass. The first is to just buy the barebones version, which costs 1,000 CoD Points and unlocks only the items available at Tier 0.

However, for those who want a nice head start, there is also a Battle Pass Bundle that can be purchased for 2,400 CP, and it includes 20 instant Tier Skips, unlocking everything between Tier 0-20.

It’s also always worth pointing out that completing the full BP grants you a total return of 1,300 CP, which means you get all your Points back plus an extra 300. This technically means you can buy a BP once and always get enough CP back to buy future Passes as well.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: New guns

FARA 83 in Season 2
The FARA 83 assault rifle can be unlocked by reaching Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

There are two new weapons released at the launch of Season 2: the FARA 83 assault rifle and LC-10 SMG. As usual, both of these are completely free for players to unlock; all you have to do is reach the necessary Tiers in the BP by grinding the game.

The FARA is available at Tier 15, while the LC-10 gets unlocked by reaching Tier 31.

LC-10 SMG in Season 2
The brand new LC-10 SMG is available at Tier 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Free items

In addition to the FARA 83 and LC-10, there are a few other rewards that can be obtained through the S2 BP without having to purchase it:

  • FARA 83 Assault Rifle: Tier 15
  • LC-10 SMG: Tier 31
  • Three War Track Packs
    • Black Ops 2 Mixtape: Tier 44
    • Rock Pack II: Tier 72
    • Pop Rock: Tier 94
  • Glade Ripper LMG Blueprint: Tier 21
  • Dragon Idol SMG: Tier 55
  • 300 CoD Points
  • And more

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Tier 100

Tier 100 is usually reserved for the most prestigious cosmetic items in the entire Battle Pass and S2 seems to follow that trend as well. Reaching the final Tier unlocks two high-end cosmetics:

  • Warlord Naga Operator Skin: Naga is the new Operator in Season 2, and this skin features him wearing a ceremonial mask and a gold-trimmed leather jacket to show off his warlord status. Tier 100 also unlocks two Operator Missions for Naga.
  • Poison Dart Legendary LC-10 Blueprint: With the brand new LC-10 being one of two featured weapons in the BP, the final tier unlocks a special camo for it that has a green-and-black amphibian design to it.
Tier 100 in Season 2 Battle Pass
Unlock this Naga skin & LC-10 Blueprint by reaching Tier 100 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Reactive Blueprints

A brand new type of cosmetic is introduced in Season 2: the ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprints. These function the same as regular blueprints, in the sense that they’re for a specific weapon and have pre-set attachments, but they feature a “reactive” design that changes with the more kills you get.

The Battle Pass contains one such item, the Vulture Exo, which has a “pulsating green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon.” As you get kills with the gun, the color of the energy goes from green to blue to orange and finally, red. Vulture Exo gets unlocked at Tier 95 of the paid BP.

While this is the only Reactive Blueprint in the Battle Pass, Activision have confirmed that one for the AK-74u, called the “Z-74u,” will be available as part of the Maxis Operator Bundle, which will go on sale during the second week of Season 2.

In addition to the Z-74u, the bundle will also contain the new Samantha Maxis Operator, a finishing move, and several other cosmetic items.

Maxis Operator Bundle in Season 2
An Reactive Blueprint for the AK-74u is coming in the Maxis Operator Bundle.

That wraps up the breakdown for the Season 2 Battle Pass – the full BP will be available on February 25, so make sure to check back here when the new season launches for a look at all the items and Tiers.