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

Published: 28/Apr/2021 18:25

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 damage profiles and rankings for the best snipers in Warzone, with loadouts and attachments that maximize their individual efficiencies. 

Warzone Snipers damage statistics

These Warzone stats are courtesy of Downsights and show the profile of every sniper in-game. Check them out below:

Weapon Base Damage Magazine Size Reload Time RPM ADS Speed Range
M82 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 3.0 seconds 180 275ms <70m
Rytec AMR 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 5.40 seconds 165 340ms <61m
LW3 Tundra 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 3.0 seconds 47 300ms <99m
HDR 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 4.1 seconds 31.5 300ms <100m
Pellington 703 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 5.1 seconds 54 340ms <105m
AX-50 250 | 112 | 102 | 91 5 4.1 seconds 39 342ms <100m
Dragunov 175 | 136 | 70 | 70 10 4.0 seconds 185 271ms <70m

9. Best Dragunov loadout for Warzone

Dragunov sniper
The Dragunov is one of the least popular snipers in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 660m Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 20 Round Mags
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

Considered one of the most underwhelming snipers in Warzone, the Dragunov is rarely used by the majority of players. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to get a bunch of kills with the gun if you position correctly and use the right loadout.


It’s key when using this Dragunov loadout that you’re stationary and sniping enemies from distance. The weapon is certainly not the most devastating sniper in the game, but if you hit your headshots, it’ll always do a solid amount of damage.

Even if the Dragunov isn’t at the top of the tier list, it’s well worth pulling out for a game to see how you can perform with the weapon.

8. Best Rytec AMR loadout for Warzone

It’s rare you’ll see many players using the Rytec in your Warzone games.


  • Muzzle: Rytec AMR Suppressor
  • Barrel: FTAC Seven Straight
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 25x59mm Thermite 5-R Mag
  • Stock: STOVL Tac Wrap

Next on our list is the Rytec AMR and while this is certainly better than the Dragunov, it remains incredibly unpopular among Warzone players. The weapon is relatively slow and heavy to use, but if you’re positioned in a stationary spot above your enemies the Rytec can be extremely deadly.

This loadout focuses on allowing a player to take out enemies at range with a stream of bullets. However, you’ll have to make sure you hit your shots as the Rytec has an incredibly small mag size.

Make sure you pair your Rytec up with a consistent AR or SMG so you can deal with opponents who try to aggressively push you.

7. Best LW3 Tundra loadout for Warzone

lw3 - tundra in cod black ops
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.


6. Best ZRG 20mm loadout for Warzone

ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle
Raven Software
The ZRG 20mm is the latest gun to be introduced to Warzone.


  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Barrel: 43.9″ Combat Recon
  • Rear Grip: Speed Tape
  • Ammunition: 5 Rnd
  • Muzzle: Agency Moderator

The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle is the latest weapon to be added to Warzone and it certainly looks the part. The gun is described as a high-damage bolt action rifle that thrives at long-range and our loadout allows the weapon to do exactly that.

Using this setup you’ll be able to one-shot enemies from a distance with a well-aimed shot. However, despite the weapon’s fearsome appearance, it isn’t powerful enough to take one of the spots as a top-tier sniper rifle in Warzone.

5. Best M82 loadout for Warzone

Warzone M82
The M82 has seen a resurgence in popularity in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: 22.6″ Combat Recon
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: Fast Mag
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

Despite being relatively unpopular at first, the M82 has seen a resurgence in Warzone on account of the gun’s low bullet drop. This means the sniper is extremely easy to use at medium range and allows players to line up their shots a lot easier.


While this M82 loadout certainly isn’t built for long-range, it’s perfect for players who love to run a sniper alongside their AR or SMG. There’s a reason why so many players are picking up this sniper rifle in Season 2, it packs a punch and with this loadout, you’ll be dominating your online matches.

4. Best Swiss K31 loadout for Warzone

Swiss K31 setup
Activision / Treyarch
Make sure you pair the Swiss K31 with a meta AR to cover all scenarios.


  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9” Tiger Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

The Swiss K31 sniper rifle is one of the brand new weapons introduced to Warzone with the major Season 3 update. The deadly rifle is incredibly accurate at long-range and is perfect for fans of the Kar98k.

While the aim-down sight speed of the weapon can certainly feel a little slow, our loadout fixes this issue and gives you the best chance at landing a clean headshot.

It’s not quite powerful enough to contest with the top spots on this list, but it’s certainly a solid long-range option for players.

3. Best Pelington 703 loadout for Warzone

Pelington WZ
The Pelington is the perfect sniper for aggressive Warzone players.


  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel:  26.5″ Tiger Team
  • Ammunition: 7 Rnd
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

The Pelington 703 is the perfect sniper rifle for aggressive Warzone players who prefer to take pop shots. While the weapon definitely won’t do as much damage as the HDR, it does provide you with more mobility and a reduced ADS speed.

It’s worth noting that to down an opponent with the Pelington, you’ll need to land headshots. So, if you’ve got a sharp aim and prefer a less stationary playstyle, consider picking up the Pelington and giving this loadout a try.

Don’t forget to run an SMG or AR alongside the sniper in case you need to take any close-range gunfights – it’s always best to be prepared.

2. Best AX-50 loadout for Warzone

ax-50 best warzone loadout


  • 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. 

1. Best HDR loadout for Warzone

hdr best warzone loadout

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.

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.