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 rifle weapon class stacks up in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 3 in May 2022.
Warzone Pacific May 2022 Sniper Rifle Rankings
As has been perhaps the biggest storyline of Season 3, the sniper rifle meta has drastically been shaken up 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 HDR is a bit of a consolation prize for those who don't have the ZRG 20mm leveled up as it follows the same recipe, but is just a bit less good on paper.
In A Tier are six snipers that appear to still be decent sniper options 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. The 3-Line Rifle is still able to one-shot players at any range as well as received some buffs in a handful of minor areas.
In B Tier are three options that should be pretty mediocre to use. 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. The Pelington 703 is a pretty unexciting alternative to the LW3 - Tundra.
- Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
- Rytec AMR
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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