Call of Duty: Is the Koshka the best sniper rifle in Black Ops 4?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was released back in October, yet sniper rifle specialists still can’t agree on which weapon is the most powerful.

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While some prefer the Paladin HB50, others use the Koshka to pick off enemies, and fans of each have been defending their weapon of choice for the past few months.

YouTuber and Call of Duty expert Brad ‘Drift0r’ Overbey is hoping to settle the argument with his latest video, in which he takes an in-depth look at the Koshka to find out just how good it is in Black Ops 4. 

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Drift0r states that the lowest damage the Koshka will deal with one shot is 150 health points when the bullet hits the hands or feet of an opponent, while a shot to the head, neck or chest above the pectoral muscles will result in a one-shot kill even if they are using armor.

While players who enjoy Quickscoping with sniper rifles do use the Koshka, Drift0r believes that those who are sticking with the Paladin in Black Ops 4 are making a mistake. Overbey reckons that the Koshka is the most well-balanced sniper in the game, arguing that the weapon’s better mobility sets it apart.

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Given its impressive damage statistics, Drift0r thinks that a Koshka with Quickdraw and either a scope or an ELO sight can be used to great effect in Black Ops 4, especially in close-quarters combat where sniper rifles generally struggle.

Drift0r believes the Koshka has the perfect balance of mobility and power in multiplayer.
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However, it is a different story in Blackout, Call of Duty’s battle royale mode. Here, Driftor says the Koshka is perhaps the worst sniper rifle you can use. 

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The Koshka is still a decent weapon in this mode if it’s all you can find, but the Paladin is more powerful at long range, while the SDMM and the Outlaw have a faster rate of fire.

You can watch Drift0r’s full breakdown of the Koshka sniper rifle in the video below.

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