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Best Sniper Rifle loadouts for CoD: Warzone Season 3

As every squad runs a sniper in Warzone, we’ve put together the best Warzone sniper rifle loadouts for Season 3.

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Sniping is one of the most effective ways to win games of Call of Duty: Warzone, so we’ve put together the best Warzone sniper loadouts you need to dominate long-range engagements in Season 3.

As Warzone players are getting better at battle royale games, they’ve begun to realize that running at teams for close-range fights isn’t necessarily the best strategy to win. Almost every squad has a sniper on their team, and most fights are now decided at range.

We’ve put together the best sniper loadouts, secondaries, and perks you can use to give you the edge when fighting at range in Season 3.

Best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts

HDR: Best long-range sniping class

For extreme long-range sniping, there’s no better option than the HDR.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout
  • Ammunition: 7 Round Mags

As the HDR is a Modern Warfare Sniper Rifle, it’s considerably heavier than the other weapons on this list. You won’t be quick-scoping players up-close, but from far away, you’ll be unstoppable.

The HDR packs punch even with body shots, and has insanely fast bullet travel time, allowing you to click on enemies’ heads.

LW3 – Tundra: Best medium-range sniping class

Black Ops Cold War’s Tundra is incredibly is popular for its incredible bullet velocity. With the right attachments, you’ll hardly need to adjust your aim to hit far-off or moving targets.

  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: 29.1″ Combat Recon
  • Optic: Royal & Cross 4x
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
  • Ammunition: 7 Rnd

As the Royal & Cross 4x is technically an ACOG scope, it does not glint, and its magnification is only slightly lower than Modern Warfare’s standard Sniper Scope. You can take your time to line up a headshot without revealing your location, and you can quickly reposition in fights with the lack of glint, keeping enemies guessing.

While not being as powerful at range as the HDR, it’s perfect for medium-range engagements in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island and earns its spot in the best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts.

Swiss K31: Best close-range sniping class

Warzone Swiss K31

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3 added the Swiss K31 to the game – a Sniper Rifle designed for quickscoping.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Ammunition: 7 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Raider Stock
  • Stock: Serpent Wrap

Quickscoping is almost as old as Call of Duty itself, being the source of thousands of montage videos and the launchpad for some of gaming’s biggest brands such as OpTic and FaZe.

With the Swiss K31, you can take quickscoping into Warzone. With a fast ADS speed and bolt time, the K31 is a fun and effective weapon to push players at close-medium range. It doesn’t have the same range potential as the Kar98k, but pair it with an all-rounder Assault Rifle such as the M4A1 for a fun and off-meta loadout.

Kar98k: Best all-round sniping class

You’ll see many competitive players run the Kar98k, and for good reason. It’s arguably the best sniper on the list, being an all-rounder suited for almost any situation Warzone throws at you.

Warzone Kar98k loadout
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

With these attachments, the Kar98k will have an incredibly fast ADS time, allowing you to use it even in close-medium range situations. If a player is mounted on a head glitch, you can peak with the Kar for a quick and easy headshot.

It’s also strong at long range, but you’ll need to learn the bullet travel time and drop, as its velocity is lower than the others on this list. However, if you want a quick and powerful Sniper Rifle for any situation, you can’t go wrong with the Kar98k.

Best secondary weapons for Warzone sniping

MAC-10: Close range

If you like to get up-close and personal for your fights, the MAC-10 is the secondary weapon for you. Begin a fight with a well-placed headshot from the Kar98k or Tundra, then push up with your MAC-10 in hand for quick clean-up.

warzone mac-10 loadout
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

RAM-7: Medium range

Warzone RAM-7

For something to run alongside your sniper that will excel at medium range, the RAM-7 has climbed to the top of the pack in Season 3. You’ll struggle to use it at long range, but for following up on body shots or fighting multiple enemies at once, the RAM-7 is a great choice.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Eclipse
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

Grau 5.56: All-rounder

Warzone Grau

Being a strong choice since Warzone’s launch in March 2020, the Grau 5.56 is favored for its non-existent recoil and cleanest iron sight in the game. It doesn’t hit as hard as some of the other Assault Rifles, but it can be used at any range with pinpoint accuracy.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

Best perks for Warzone sniping

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

Snipers need to be moving fast to get the drop on their enemies and to stay unpredictable.

Double Time allows you to Tactical Sprint for longer and increases your crouch-walk movement speed. This allows you to quickly maneuver between cover and strafe shoot to be a hard target.

Double time Warzone perk

Snipers need a strong secondary weapon, and the Overkill perk allows you to take two primary weapons into the game. From your first loadout, you can get everything you need for the game ahead.

Then from your next loadout, you should take the Ghost perk. Pick up the weapons from your first loadout, and you’ll be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

With two primary weapons in hand, you’ll need to swap between them quickly. Whether you’ve been ambushed or you quickly need to follow up on a body shot with your sniper, the Amped perk will make weapons swap instantly.


Pair these Sniper Rifles, secondary weapons, and perks, and you’ll be able to dominate opponents at all ranges in Season 3 with the best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts.

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Swiss K31 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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Warzone devs tease “immensely popular” Modern Warfare attachment coming to Cold War snipers

The Warzone developers have teased that a Black Ops Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be arriving in the future.

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Raven Software teased in the latest set of patch notes for Warzone that an equivalent to a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be coming to Black Ops Cold War snipers in the Call of Duty battle royale.

May 7, 2021, was an exciting day for Warzone, as Raven Software applied the latest update to the game that made a significant amount of changes.

The Warzone developers also took the time to tease some upcoming changes to Modern Warfare weapons and the mysterious arrival of a Black Ops Cold War version of a fan-favorite Modern Warfare sniper attachment.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Sniper

This tease of a Black Ops Cold War version of an “immensely popular” Modern Warfare sniper attachment came under the changes for Combat Recon barrels for Black Ops Cold War snipers in the May 7, 2021, Warzone patch notes.

“As we continue assess the place of Cold War snipers within Warzone, we realize there is much work to be done. In addition to improving the overall efficacy of these weapons and attachments, we will also be taking a close look at their optics,” said Raven Software.

“This includes addressing attachment pros where there are few, if any, use cases,” Raven Software continued. “In specific… we may see a Cold War equivalent to an immensely popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment very soon.”

It remains to be seen what Modern Warfare sniper attachment Raven Software is teasing could potentially come to Black Ops Cold War snipers.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Sniper

The developer made a specific reference to the optics of the Cold War snipers, so perhaps an equivalent of a Modern Warfare optic for the long-range weapons could be coming to the Black Ops ones.

Still, there is also a possibility that it could be a Cold War version of the popular Modern Warfare tac laser attachment.

We will update this article with any new information regarding what this possible mysterious Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could when new information is made available.

For more Warzone, check out how the best CARV.2 loadout for Warzone Season 3, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.

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Best M16 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

The M16 Assault Rifle definitely packs a punch, and with these attachments and perks, you will have the best Warzone M16 loadout.

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Best Warzone M16 loadout

The M16 Assault Rifle has become a popular pick in CoD: Warzone and these attachments and perks will make the best Warzone M16 loadout for Season 3.

The M16 has been used to great effect in Cold War multiplayer, and while Modern Warfare weapons like the Grau 5.56 or the Kilo 141 have dominated the meta in the past, the burst rifle has become a fan-favorite for players to wield.

With its ability to deal huge damage at far distances, the M16 is undeniably a viable weapon for medium and long-range battles.

Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone M16 loadout.

Best Warzone M16 loadout

Best Warzone M16 Loadout

Best Warzone M16 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd mag

This M16 is best used at long range for its potential to down a fully armored opponent in only a couple of bursts. Pair this weapon with a close-range choice such as Warzone’s MAC-10 or FFAR, and you’ll find yourself a force to be reckoned with in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

For the muzzle, the Agency Silencer is the go-to for Cold War weapons, as it not only suppresses the sound of your bullets but actually increases the M16’s damage range.

When it comes to the barrel for the best Warzone M16 loadout, the 15.9″ Strike Team is the way to go as it increases the fire rate, meaning you can fire off bursts quicker while also increasing damage. Using this in conjunction with the Field Agent Grip will help you hit long-range shots easier, as it helps control the recoil in between bursts.

The Axial Arms 3x scope is perfect for the M16. This unobtrusive sight provides great magnification for hitting faraway targets and isn’t so zoomed that you’ll lose targets at closer range. Additionally, running the 45 Rnd mag will give you more bullets to use during fights.

Best perks for M16 Warzone loadout class

best perks Warzone M16 loadout class

Perk 1 – E.O.D.

E.O.D is the perfect accompaniment for Warzone’s M16, as you’ll be able to survive a barrage of explosive damage.

Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost

For our second perk in the best Warzone M16 loadout class, we recommend starting a loadout with Overkill and then using a second Loadout Drop to switch to a loadout with Ghost equipped.

This will give you two of your favorite weapons, with the bonus of being hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Perk 3 – Amped

And finally, Amped will allow you to switch weapons faster and reload launchers faster. This is great for quickly pushing enemies in close-range situations.

How to Unlock M16 in Warzone

How to unlock the M16

Unlocking the M16 is an easy task in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, only requiring the player to hit Level 10.

Hop into a few games of either Warzone or Cold War, and you’ll soon unlock this beast of a weapon without any trouble.

Best alternatives

If you fancy using a weapon other than the M16, there are some solid choices you can take advantage of. Although the AUG has had its recoil nerfed, it’s still one of the best weapons in the game if you can control it. And if automatic weapons are more your style, you can’t go wrong with the Stoner 63.

It’s also worth trying out Warzone’s new ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle for some significant long-range damage.

Try out the M16 with these attachments and perks, and you’ll be using the best Warzone M16 loadout to destroy all of the enemies you come across in the Call of Duty battle royale.

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Swiss K31 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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The Minigun makes an unexpected return in Warzone Season 3

Following the release of the most recent update for Warzone, the Minigun made an unexpected return in Season 3 of the Call of Duty battle royale.

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The May 7, 2021 update for Warzone made some major changes to the Call of Duty battle royale, but it looks as though an unintended change regarding the Minigun made its way through into Season 3.

The Minigun was once a rare weapon that players could acquire in Warzone and mow down multiple enemies thanks to its high fire and large ammo count rate. However, the Minigun was eventually removed from the game, and players could no longer acquire the powerful weapon.

The absence of the Minigun in Warzone was unexpectedly ended on May 7, 2021, when Raven Software applied the most recent update for the Call of Duty battle royale, as players began to report that they were getting the Minigun from loot boxes on Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

Following the application of the May 7 update for Warzone, members of the community began to discuss how they were now able to find the MInigun in supply boxes when playing. It was at first unclear if this was an intended decision by Raven Software or if it something unintended that resulted from the most recent Warzone update.

Raven Software soon updated their official Trello board for issues that they are investigating with the game and stated they were investigating the Minigun spawning from supply boxes on Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

This confirmed that the Minigun was not supposed to make a return in Season 3.

The Warzone developer went on to post an announcement on its Twitter account that it had applied a playlist update to the Call of Duty battle royale that should prevent the Minigun from spawning in supply boxes but asked players to let them know if the Minigun return issue was still persisting following the playlist update.

While the return of the Minigun in Warzone Season 3 was not supposed to happen, there are sure to be some players who took advantage and were able to have some fun with the powerful weapon before Raven Software pushed the playlist update to stop the Minigun from spawning.

Unfortunately for these players, it looks as though the unexpected return of the Minigun in Warzone Season 3 was a short-lived experience for the community.

For more Warzone, check out the promise that Raven Software recently made regarding “struggling” Modern Warfare weapons, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news.

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