Warzone Sniper Rifles Tier List Season 1

DBLTAP's sniper rifles tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season One.
DBLTAP's sniper rifles tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for Season One. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone sniper rifles tier list for Season 1 is here to breakdown the best weapons to use in Call of Duty's self-proclaimed new battle royale experience now that Black Ops Cold War content has entered the mix.

With Warzone and Black Ops Cold War integration now in place, there are now 30-plus new weapons and blueprints for players to equip in Verdansk and Rebirth Island, but will they be able to shake up the meta? Here are the best sniper rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season One.

Warzone Sniper Rifles Tier List Season 1

S Tier

  • HDR
  • LW3 - Tundra

These are probably the two best long-range options in Warzone, depending on the play style of the person pulling the trigger. While the HDR remains one of the best in its class thanks to its minuscule bullet drop, superb bullet velocity, and seemingly limitless range, the LW3 - Tundra is a nice addition to Warzone as it should be able to compete right away with the Kar98k marksman rifle for those who prefer to play more aggressive and quick scope.

A Tier

  • AX-50
  • Pelington 703

Both of these options group nicely together as while they are viable options, it feels like most of their fans have abandoned ship for their stronger, easier to handle S tier counterparts in both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War.

B Tier

  • Rytec AMR
  • M82

Two snipers that are semi-automatic, both the Rytec AMR and the M82 are more viable than the Dragunov, but remain a notch below A tier as their damage outputs have left a lot to be desired. It's worth mentioning that the M82 just received buffs in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, so it will be interesting to see if it translates well over to the Warzone meta soon.

C Tier

  • Dragunov

The Dragunov remains at the bottom of the tier list and is tough to recommend regardless of the scenario. Its damage and range still remains weakest in the class, while its idle sway and hit flinch make it difficult to consistently put down opponents.