Warzone Sniper Tier List - Every Sniper & Sniper Rifle Ranked Best To Worst For Season 5

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As tradition dictates, a new season in Call of Duty: Warzone means a ton of new content, from new POIs to all-new weapons (Tec-9 SMGs and EM2 ARs), a shiny new battle pass, and much more. With so much to do, including unlocking new levels of prestige and rewards, Warzone Season 5 is jam-packed with content. While there are no new sniper or sniper rifles in Warzone Season 5, that doesn't mean the meta hasn't changed, which is why we've compiled a new list of levels for sniper rifle fans.

The Swiss K31 has been released since the start of Season 3, and with no new additions, the count of sniper and sniper rifles in Warzone Season 5 remains at 16. Considering the current meta , we have classified all snipers and snipers. guns from best to worst in our tier list.

Please note:There are no balance changes at the start of Warzone Season 5. These are coming "in the near future". The meta, however, has changed a lot.

Warzone Season 5 Sniper Rifle & Sniper Tier List

Verdansk is a big place and if you like taking out enemies from afar, a sniper or sniper rifle might be your best bet. These long-range weapons can and will destroy opponents if you pick the best ones. This is where our sniper rifle and sniper tier list for Warzone Season 5 comes in.

Let's break down what each level means below.

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A visual representation of how our Tier Lists work. (Photo: Tiermaker)
  • S-Tier: The best of the best for lovers of long-distance engagements. These sniper/sniper rifles don't even need the best accessories to make their bullets sing.
  • A-Tier: With the right attachments, these sniper/sniper rifles can still take down your opponents with ease in Warzone Season 5.
  • B-Tier: If you choose all the best attachments, these sniper rifles can do the job in Verdansk.
  • C-Tier: Useful in certain situations with a perfect loadout, these early Warzone Season 5 sniper rifles aren't that great.
  • D-Tier: the level of the recycle bin. Throw away those sniper/sniper rifles for something better, really anything!

With our explanation of how we rank sniper and sniper rifles, let's get into the nitty-gritty with the actual tier list.

Warzone Season 5 Sniper Tier List

As always, remember that these tier lists aren't an exact science. We strive to always have our tier lists as accurate as possible. The developer can however choose to nerf or upgrade weapons throughout the season. When this happens, we will update our sniper rifle and sniper tier list.

Let's start with the best sniper and sniper rifles at the start of Warzone Season 5.


HDR is making its way into the S-Tier in Warzone Season 5. (Photo: Activision)
  • kar98k
  • K31 Switzerland
  • HDR

The Kar98k sniper rifle stands out as the best for those aggressive and fast-paced antics, while the K31 Swiss has seen a surge in popularity, being one of three meta weapons in Warzone Season 5 in terms of combat. long distance.

Going up a few tiers, HDR barely makes it into the S-Tier, as a hard-hitting Modern Warfare-era sniper that's been increasingly spotted in the meta.

Level A:

The SP-R 208 descends to Level A. (Photo: Activision)
  • Tundra LW3
  • ZRG 20mm
  • SP-R 208

While still considered one of the best hybrid sniper rifles in Warzone Season 5, the SP-R 208 drops down to Tier A. The 20mm ZRG is a traditional, solid sniper rifle from Warzone Season 5, ideal for long range engagements.

Level B:

While the Pelington 703 is satisfying to play, it's not that effective. (Photo: Activision)
  • AX-50
  • M82
  • Pelington 703

The AX-50 can make a big impact in Verdansk and is close to A-Tier rating. Find the best gear to suit your needs and these sniper/sniper rifles can get the job done.


The EBR-14 drops one level at the start of Warzone Season 5. (Photo: Activision)
  • EBR-14
  • credits
  • carbine mk2

Those C-Tier weapons on our Warzone Season 5 sniper tier list aren't that great. When paired with an SMG or AR simply as a secondary option, they can still come in handy in certain situations.

Level D:

The Shadow Hunter crossbow is only good for intimidation. (Photo: Activision)
  • Rytec AMR
  • Dragunov
  • Shadowhunter R1
  • Crossbow

Despite some great names like Dragunov and R1 Shadowhunter, these are the trash-level sniper and sniper rifles at the start of Warzone Season 5. You'd be much better off with one of the other 12 on the list, and only use them when you need some sort of challenge. The only even remotely repairable sniper rifle for Warzone Season 5 in this tier is the Rytec AMR.

So there you have it, all of the best sniper and sniper rifles in Warzone Season 5, ranked from absolute best to absolute worst.

  • Read more: Warzone Season 5 Battle Pass: All Tiers, Ultra-Rare Operator Blueprints & Skins, Prices, More

Don't agree with our list? We don't care. To be more disappointed, why not check out our SMG, Shotgun, LMG, Tactical Rifle, and Assault Rifle tier lists.

For everything Call of Duty players could want, check out our dedicated section filled to the brim with gun guides, news, leaks and more.

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