Best sniper Warzone: what is the best sniper rifle in Warzone?

Best sniper Warzone

Trying to improve your win-rate in Call of Duty’s new battle royale and want to know what the best sniper in Warzone is? There are only three sniper rifles in Warzone, although there are more if you include some modded marksman rifles like the Kar98k and EBR-14, so we’ve compared all five options to tell you what the best sniper is in Warzone.

There are a lot of factors to consider, including which attachments you choose to equip your chosen Warzone sniper with, how confident you are at judging travel time, and what your peeking skills are like. We’ve analysed the lot to give you the definitive answer on which Warzone sniper is best for your playing style. So while this is largely a toss up between the HRD and ARX-50, we’re on hand to dispel any rumours about which of the two is better and for which combat scenarios.

If you’re curious about how to build these sniper rifles into your Warzone loadout drops or what other Warzone guns you should equip, then check out our dedicated guides on those.

Best sniper in Warzone

ARX-50

This is one of just two Warzone snipers capable of downing a fully armoured opponent with a single shot to the head, which makes it a very influential weapon in the right hands. Land the first shot and your trio has an immediate 3v2 advantage in the ensuing fight.

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The ARX-50 differs from the HDR in one key area: time to cycle rounds. If you get into a prolonged Warzone sniper shootout then the ARX-50 can burn through its mag at least two rounds faster. In the right hands this can be the difference between settling a particularly difficult sniper duel, or securing a team wipe when racing against the gas.

Its downside is that it’s got slightly more travel time on round compared to the HDR, so you’ll need to be able to judge bullet drop and enemy movement a little better. Here’s the best ARX-50 setup for Warzone:

Monolithic Suppressor
Singuard Arms Pro
Variable Zoom Scope
Singuard Arms Marksman
Fully Loaded

HDR

The other Warzone sniper that’s capable of downing with a single headshot, the HDR is great for extremely long-range sniping shenanigans as – with the right attachments – you can mod this sniper to have almost no travel time or bullet drop. In most situations, that range advantage won’t really help you out, but it can make the HDR a little more user-friendly. Here are the attachments you’ll want to bring:

Monolithic Suppressor
26.9″ HDR Pro
Tac Laser
Variable Zoom Scope
FTAC Stalker-Scout

Kar98k

The Kar98k falls short in one key area: it’s not capable of downing with a single shot to a fully armoured enemy. However, it will dish out a lot of damage to them and is one of the best quick-scoping snipers in the game, so if you’re very confident with a sniper in close-quarters then you’ll find this a lethal and versatile tool. Equip the following to get the best marksman rifle in Warzone:

Scout Combat
Singuard Custom 27.6”
Flash Guard
FTAC Sport Comb
Stippled Grip Tape

Dragunov

More lethal than the EBR-14, but trickier to use in close-quarters. The Dragunov is a little underrated in mid-range battles, but overall it’s just a bit weaker than its bolt-action counterparts. Here’s our recommended Dragunov Warzone build:

Monolithic Suppressor
660mm Extended Barrel
20-Round Mags
FTAC Hunter-Scout
Thermal Scope

EBR-14

This actually fares better in Warzone as a long-range poker rather than a sniper. It deals decent damage with decent muzzle velocity and a fast rate of fire that makes shredding armour surprisingly easy – although bagging the kill with the same clip, not so much. Here’s how we spec our EBR-14:

FORGE TAC Precisions 22.0″
Any short-range optic
FSS Raider Chassis Pro
Sleight of Hand
Commando Foregrip

SKS

We’re still waiting to see how the new Season 3 marksman rifle fits into Warzone’s meta, so check back for our ranking of this new rifle. Or, read our guide on how to level up your Modern Warfare battle pass fast in order to unlock the SKS and Renetti.

And there you have it, our tier list of the best sniper in Warzone. Hopefully this helps you perfect your setups and bag a few more wins.