Best Warzone 2 sniper rifle for Season 1

Equipping one of the best Warzone 2 sniper rifles is essential when dropping into Al Mazrah, the largest map yet in a Call of Duty battle royale

Best Warzone 2 sniper: MCPR-300 loadout with green camo

No top loadout is complete without the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle. The best snipers are crucial if you’re going to dominate across the long, open expanses offered by the new map. It’s no secret that Al Mazrah is the biggest and most ambitious map to come to the free game so far, so preparing appropriate custom loadouts will be a game-changer, and hopefully keep you out of the gulag.

To get the main question answered early, the best Warzone 2 sniper is the MCPR-300. As snipers – by definition – have excellent range and deal high damage, the best stats to improve when building your rifle are handling, mobility, and fire rate. Unlike in the first game, one-shot kills aren’t always possible in the FPS game, and even a close-range headshot won’t drop an enemy if they have three plates of armour equipped, so being faster makes all the difference. Here’s everything you need to know about the best sniper for Warzone 2.

Best Warzone 2 sniper

Here are our picks for the best Warzone 2 sniper:

  • MCPR-300
  • Victus XMR
  • SP-X 80
  • Signal 50
  • LA-B 330

Best Warzone 2 sniper: stock MCPR-300 viewed from the side

MCPR-300

The MCPR-300 sniper has one of the highest damage stats in the battle royale game, as well as good range, and accuracy. However, its real strength is that it marries power with handling and mobility. While not quite as lethal over extreme distances as the Signal 50 or Victus XMR, the MCPR-300 has decent mobility and handling stats by default, which means a lot less effort in the Gunsmith trying to shave weight off. Plus, you get 10 Round Mags as standard, which means much less time reloading in tense sniper fights.

Equip attachments like the FSS OLE-V Laser, FSS Merc Stock, and Cronen Cheetah Grip to make it even faster, or check out our best Warzone 2 MCPR-300 loadout for a great setup.

Best Warzone 2 sniper: stock Victus XMR viewed from the side

Victus XMR

This .50 cal sniper improves on the Signal 50’s impressive stopping power with much better handling stats. The downside is that you can’t reel off rounds anywhere near as quickly, but as Warzone 2 is all about well-timed peeks and clever angles, that’s barely a factor.

Because the damage is so great out of the box, you just need to focus on improving your bullet velocity, mobility, and handling stats. We suggest attachments like the .50 Cal High Velocity ammo, XRK Rise 50 stock, VLK LZR 7MW laser, and Bruen Q900 Grip – alternatively, check out our best Warzone 2 Victus XMR loadout for accompanying perk package and equipment recommendations.

Best Warzone 2 sniper: stock SP-X 80 viewed from the side

SP-X 80

Because one-shot kills can’t be guaranteed in Warzone 2 – unless you know for sure your enemy isn’t carrying three armour plates – handling is a vital stat to factor in when finding the best Warzone 2 sniper for you. The SP-X 80 has the best handling of any sniper in the game, so you can scope in, deliver a decently damaging shot, and sprint in to claim the kill with ease.

As you might expect, the SP-X 80’s weakness is its damage and effective range. Boost these weaknesses with the Nilsound 90 suppressor and .300 High Velocity ammo, while bolstering the decent handling with attachments like the FSS OLE-V Laser and PVZ-890 Tac Stock. Check out our best Warzone 2 SP-X 80 loadout for more.

Best Warzone 2 sniper: stock Signal 50 viewed from the side

Signal 50

This semi-auto .50 cal has surprisingly high mobility considering how bulky it looks, but its major downside is its handling: it’s got the slowest aim-down sight and sprint-to-fire speeds of any sniper in the game. That’s very hard to improve without ruining the aiming stability or damage, so our best Warzone 2 Signal 50 loadout sets out to make it deal the most damage at the longest range, helping each of the five bullets in your standard clip do their worst. For the best handling improvements that don’t totally spoil the Signal 50, grab the FSS OLE-V Laser and SA Finesse Grip.

Best Warzone 2 sniper: stock LA-B 330 viewed from the side

LA-B 330

The LA-B 330 finds itself comfortably at the bottom of the pile because it has no particular strengths and a couple of big weaknesses. It’s roughly as powerful as the SP-X 80, but has significantly worse mobility and handling stats. If you’re persistent, then our best Warzone 2 LA-B 330 loadout polishes this sniper up so it can still compete with the best.

So those are our picks for the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle when dropping into Al Mazrah. Of course, you’ll need to complement any of these with the perfect sniper support weapon, so consider this RAPP H loadout, or perhaps the best Lachmann sub MP5 loadout when setting up your sniper loadout. Finally, be sure to check out our main overview of the best Warzone 2 loadout drops so you get off to the best possible start in your battle royale career.