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Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021 / Photo courtesy of Activision

Call of Duty: Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021 is here as a new weapon in the class was added for Season 3.

We're finally back in a position where more than one or two Sniper Rifles are viable in Warzone. For too long, Assault Rifles have taken command in Warzone with no sign of letting up. Now that the meta allows for a wider range of weapon choices the Sniper Rifles can make a solid, threatening return.

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021

1. S-Tier

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
LW3 - Tundra / Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Kar98K
  • LW3 - Tundra
  • HDR

These three rifles are accurate and reliable. The LW3 - Tundra has a lot of flexibility in its build, and allows players to make a loadout comparable to that of the Kar98K while retaining higher bullet velocity. No choice is the wrong choice here, it really depends on your play style.

2. A-Tier

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
SP-R 208 / Photo courtesy of Activision
  • SP-R 208
  • AX-50

Both the SP-R and AX-50 have had their share of glory and gutters. Personally speaking, as an AX-50 user, it currently feels similar to how it used to in the beginning days of Warzone. The SP-R is a solid choice, and a great alternative to the Kar98K on those "off days."

3. B-Tier

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
Pelington 703 / Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Pelington 703
  • Swiss K31

The Swiss K31 is a promising new addition to the roster, but not enough users to really gather accurate data on its current ability. A lot of FaZe Clan members have made YouTube videos showing off its potential, and as time goes on we'll probably see it rise in the ranks. The Pelington seems to have a love-hate relationship with the community, but chunky mechanics and a strange bullet velocity makes this Sniper Rifle feel out of place.

4. C-Tier

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
Rytec / Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Rytec AMR
  • M82

These Sniper Rifles look intimidating, but if your opponent isn't standing still you will not pose much of a threat. The M82 allows for a headshot down, which is great for a semi-automatic Sniper Rifle, but it has an atrocious bullet velocity. The Rytec is good for explosive rounds, but that is it.

5. D-Tier

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List May 2021
Shadow Hunter Crossbow / Photo courtesy of Activision
  • Crossbow
  • Shadow Hunter Crossbow
  • EBR-14
  • SKS
  • MK2 Carbine
  • Dragunov

These weapons aren't good at all. The crossbows are fun to use now and then, but none of these weapons are efficient enough to pose any real threat.