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Warzone Sniper Tier List August 2021

DBLTAP's sniper rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for August 2021.
DBLTAP's sniper rifle tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone, updated for August 2021. / Photo courtesy of Activision
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Our Warzone sniper rifle tier list for August 2021 is here to breakdown which guns are the best to use in Verdansk '84 and Rebirth Island now that the community has had a chance to see how the Season 4 Reloaded meta has shaken out.

As content creators, pro players and casual gamers alike continue to discuss and experiment with different weapons to see what truly got nerfed and buffed, here are the best sniper rifles to use in Call of Duty: Warzone in August 2021.

Warzone Sniper Tier List August 2021

1. S Tier

Swiss K31
Swiss K31 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Sitting atop of the Warzone sniper rifle summit at the moment are four options that ultimately showcase the versatility of the weapon class in Season 4 Reloaded. While the Kar98k and Swiss K31 remain far and away at the front of the pack in terms of popularity since they are the most likely to allow aggressive players to stylishly take over a lobby, the HDR and ZRG 20mm are the best options for those who don't mind having slower handling if it means having higher bullet velocity and less bullet drop at much longer ranges.

2. A Tier

LW3 - Tundra
LW3 - Tundra / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • SP-R 208
  • LW3 - Tundra
  • Pelington 703

In A Tier are three options that are really good and remain generally very balanced to use in the SP-R 208, LW3 - Tundra and Pelington 703.

3. B Tier

AX-50
AX-50 / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • AX-50

Alone in B Tier is the AX-50, which remains viable, but could use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider mastering it especially as other snipers have entered the game and excelled. Nonetheless, longtime players know exactly what this rifle is capable of, and it makes sense to see it still dropping in loadouts.

4. C Tier

Dragunov
Dragunov / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision
  • 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.

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