With the Season 3 patch, we didn't get a new sniper rifle, but we did see Raven deliver some "meta shifting" changes, as promised, to the weapon class. As such, here is how the sniper rifles stack up in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 3.
Warzone Pacific Season 3 Sniper Rifle Rankings
- ZRG 20mm
- Kar98k (MW)
It appears the time has finally come. The sniper rifle meta has officially been reworked in Season 3 as snipers may now use damage ranges as a defining characteristic of their one-shot potential, meaning the lighter and quicker ones will no longer be able to one-shot players at all ranges. As such, perhaps remaining atop the Warzone Pacific sniper rifle summit until further notice is the ZRG 20mm, which appears the best sniper to use for those looking to still simply one-shot heads. Meanwhile, the Modern Warfare Kar98k's supreme handling makes it perhaps still a superb option as long as you are playing within its maximum damage range.
In A Tier are six snipers that appear to be primed to make an impact on the meta this season. The AX-50 is perhaps the biggest winner of the bunch, reclaiming some of its appeal from the early Verdansk days as a decently handling sniper that can one-shot to the head at any range. Meanwhile, the SP-R 208 and the Swiss K31 have taken some pretty substantial hits now that they don't one shot to the head at all ranges, yet aren't as light as the Modern Warfare Kar98k.
In B Tier are two options that should be solid and remain generally very balanced to use. The 3-Line Rifle will still be able to one-shot players at any range as well as received some buffs in a handful of minor areas, while the Pelington 703 will be a bit of a mediocre alternative to the LW3 - Tundra.
The C Tier includes guns that definitely need a buff in Warzone. As the story remains with semi-automatic snipers in Call of Duty, it's no surprise that the M82, Rytec AMR, and Dragunov all remain at the bottom of the list as they still cannot one-shot players, as well as received further minor nerfs for some reason.
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