Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List November 2020

Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List
Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List / Photo Courtesy of Activision

Sniper rifles are some of the most difficult weapons to use in Warzone, but they can also be some of the most rewarding. Their range makes it simple for skilled players to pick off enemies from afar without ever putting themselves in danger. But even the most elite player will have trouble winning a game if they pick a terrible sniper.

Here is a tier list to let you know what snipers you should be picking up, and which ones you should avoid. We’re including the class of “Marksman Rifles” as Snipers, too, because with the right scope these guns effectively become sniper rifles.

1. S Tier: Always Grab

- AX-50
- Kar98k
- Loadout Snipers

These are the no-brainers. If you have a solid loadout for a sniper then obviously you’ll want to pick it from a loadout drop regardless of what gun it is. Comfort should be king here, if for some ungodly reason you’re amazing with the C-Tier Crossbow then disregard this list and get it in every loadout. Generally speaking though, you’ll perform a lot better if you learn the AX-50 or Kar98k, which are in this tier for their high kill potential. With these two guns, it becomes trivial to pick off enemies from extreme distances.

2. A Tier: Pick Up if You Plan on Sniping

- Rytec AMR

These guns are still good, but they offer less kill potential than the ones featured in the S-Tier. The HDR and Rytec AMR are still great weapons if you can find them with some attachments, but in many situations, they require two shots to kill. An excellent player can do that no problem, but the average Joe will be better off using a one-shot to kill gun.

3. B Tier: Not great, but not terrible

- EBR-14
- Dragunov

The criteria for being in this tier is similar to the ones above. These two guns require a lot more to kill than the guns in higher tiers. The Dragunov and EBR-14 require two shots to kill more often than not. Again, highly skilled players will always land headshots and have little problem using either of these, but we can’t all be S-Tier players.

4. Avoid at All Costs

- Crossbow
- MK2 Carbine

These ones are just bad. In every encounter we’ve seen, the Crossbow is more of a hindrance than a help. Honestly, a pistol would probably be better. Same for the MK2 Carbine, it is just too weak to justify ever picking up. And these two weapons fail the sniper test! They’re not good at a range.