Warzone Sniper Tier List Season 2

Is The Kar98k still the king of the snipers?
Is The Kar98k still the king of the snipers? / Photo by Activision

Season 2 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is here and with a new season comes boatload of new weapons to try out. So without further ado, here is our up-to-date weapons tier list for the snipers and marksman Rifles in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2.

Warzone Sniper Tier List

1. S - Tier:

  • Kar98k
  • HDR

It goes without saying that the Kar98k manages to retain its spot as one of the best weapons in all of Warzone. Despite being classed in the Marksmen Rifle class, its laser-like accuracy can make just about any player feel like a Navy Seal as they patrol the boundaries of Verdansk. And then we have the HDR which has firmly established itself as the best sniper in the game. The HDR's optimal range, high damage output and bullet velocity strikes fear into players upon simply hearing the sound of one being fired. It does require a bit more skill than the Kar98k, but once you've got a good feel for the weapon there won't be much anyone can do to stop you.

2. A-Tier: Worthy Choices

  • SP-R 208
  • AX-50

The AX-50 hasn't been quite as versatile as it was when Warzone first came out last year. In fact there was a time where if you weren't using this sniper, you were considered a little loony to say the least. However it is still a viable option to use, as it is probably one of the easier snipers to use in the game in relation to being able to judge the bullet drop.

The SP-R 208 is, like the Kar98k, a lot of fun to use in Warzone. It isn't quite as powerful as its fellow Marksman Rifle, however it can certainly get the job done for you when you need it the most. If you feel like trying out a new sniper for your loadout, then we would highly recommend using the SP-R.

3. B-Tier: The Black Ops Tier

  • LW3 Tundra
  • Pellington 703

Despite its initial dominance when it was first released in Warzone, the Tundra finds itself being knocked down into B-Tier in Season 2. Both the Tundra and the Pellington are still very good snipers to use, and given that you can get both of them via supply crates means that there will always be a good long-range option lying around in Warzone. The Tundra does still boast a pretty good damage output when compared to the ones ranked above it, however it still hasn't quite reached the heights of being considered a God tier weapon. But that doesn't mean it won't ever be able to do so.

4. C-Tier: Good, But Could Be Better.

  • M82
  • Rytec AMR
  • SKS

Both versions of the iconic Barrett .50cal find themselves in C-Tier. These two are an enigma of sorts in the Warzone community, on some days they can be very good and on other days they can end being the thing that get you killed. The Rytec especially has the capacity to win you long-range sniper duels, but it ultimately comes down to whether you have got the right attachments on it, and the same can be said for its Black Ops Cold War counterpart.

The SKS is a decent enough Marksman Rifle to say the least, however most people probably won't be using this unless they get it in their gulag match. However, that doesn't mean it can be of any use to you outside of a deathmatch. In the right hands it can work similarly to the FAL in that it works well with a good trigger finger at close range.

5. F-Tier: The Pellet Rifles

  • Dragunov
  • Crossbow
  • EBR-14
  • MK2 Carbine

It goes without saying that these weapons just aren't any good, nor are they any fun to use in Warzone. While the crossbow is a guaranteed one-shot kill if you manage to hit someone with it, it isn't the best weapon to have, especially in the late game. It's slow to fire, slow to reload and it is very hard to land a hit on someone with it. If you don't want to be put in an awkward situation, steer clear of the crossbow unless there is no other option.

And then the other three chuckle brothers are just bad in general. They have been in the F-tier of weapons since Warzone first launched a year ago and it hasn't gotten any better for them.