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Warzone Pacific Sniper Rifle Early Tier List December 2021

DBLTAP's early sniper rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, updated for December 2021.
DBLTAP's early sniper rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, updated for December 2021. / Image courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone Pacific sniper rifle early tier list for December 2021 is here to project which guns will be the best to use as players begin to truly countdown the final days until the launch of Season One and Caldera.

From now until Dec. 9, the weapon meta has remained fairly stagnant as Activision, Raven Software and co. have pretty much let the Operation: Flashback encore limited-time mode for Verdansk do its thing, and are gearing up to usher in the Warzone Pacific era. As such, when the major seasonal update arrives, the main thing to note is that the Vanguard integration will take place and almost assuredly shake things up right away. In anticipation of that, here is a breakdown of what will likely be the best sniper rifles to use early on in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific in December 2021.

Warzone Pacific Sniper Rifle Early Tier List December 2021

S Tier

Sitting atop the Warzone sniper rifle summit continues to be the Swiss K31 and Kar98k, and they deserve to be viewed as the clear best until a major weapon balancing pass goes through.

A Tier

  • HDR
  • ZRG 20mm
  • SP-R 208
  • Kar98k (V)
  • 3-Line Rifle
  • Type 99
  • LW3 - Tundra
  • Pelington 703

In A Tier are options that are really good and remain generally very balanced to use. For now, all three of the Vanguard sniper rifles will likely be solid, but not feel as good to use as the Swiss K31 and Modern Warfare Kar98k. The Swiss K31 has that hard-hitting upper-body damage, while the Modern Warfare Kar98k benefits from having rotational aim assist due to it technically being classified as a marksman rifle.

B Tier

  • AX-50

Alone in B Tier will likely still be the AX-50, which remains viable, but could use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider mastering it.

C Tier

  • M82
  • Rytec AMR
  • Dragunov

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 should be no surprise that the M82, Rytec AMR and Dragunov all remain at the bottom of the list. While the M82 was the most recent of the trio to receive a buff, it's clear Raven Software still has work to do if they want to bring these snipers into the fold.