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Best Sniper Rifle loadouts for CoD: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded

As almost every squad runs a sniper in Warzone, we’ve put together the best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts for Season 5 that will dominate enemies.

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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 following the Season 5 Reloaded update.

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 Warzone sniper loadouts, secondaries, and Perks you can use to give you the edge when fighting at range following the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Best Warzone Season 5 Sniper Rifles ranked list

Warzone player sniping from rooftop

Across Warzone’s bolt-action Marksman Rifles and Sniper Rifles, there are plenty of viable options. Yet, some weapons are always better than others, so we’ve ranked Warzone’s Snipers from best to worst.

  1. Swiss K31
  2. Kar98k
  3. HDR
  4. SP-R 208
  5. ZRG 20mm
  6. LW3 – Tundra
  7. AX-50
  8. Pelington
  9. M82
  10. Rytec AMR
  11. Mk2 Carbine
  12. Dragonov

Best Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Sniper Rifle loadouts

Aiming sniper rifle in Warzone

Now that we’ve ranked all of the Sniper Rifles in Warzone, here are the best Warzone Sniper loadouts you can use, no matter what range you plan on fighting at. Also, we’ve got the best Sniper Support weapons and Perks you can pair with the best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts.

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3. HDR – Best long-range Warzone sniping class

Best Warzone HDR loadout
  • 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 quickscoping players up-close, but from far away, you’ll be unstoppable with this entry in the best Warzone Sniper loadouts.

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

2. Kar98k – best medium range Warzone sniping class

Best Warzone Kar98k loadout

You’ll see many competitive players run the Kar98k, and for a good reason. Its fast ADS speed makes it perfect for quickscoping and hitting impressive shots, but it can also deal with opponents farther.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope (Crossthread Reticle)
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

The Kar98k will have a swift ADS time with these attachments, allowing you to effectively use it in close-medium range situations.

If a player is mounted on a head glitch, having every advantage, you can quickly peak with the Kar for an easy headshot.

If you want a quick and powerful Sniper Rifle, you can’t go wrong with this Kar98k loadout.

1. Swiss K31 – Best all-round Warzone sniping class

Swiss K31 loadout

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3 added the Swiss K31 to the game. Although initially underpowered, tweaks have turned it into the best all-around Sniper Rifle in the game.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

With a fast ADS speed and bolt time, the K31 is a fun and effective weapon to push players at close-medium range. It’s not quite as fast as the Kar98k, but its clean iron sights and fast bullet velocity make it the perfect weapon for all engagements.

Best Warzone Sniper Support weapons

MAC-10: Close range

MAC-10 loadout
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

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 Swiss, then push up with your MAC-10 in hand for quick clean-up.

MP7: Medium range

sniper support MP7 loadout
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FFS RECON
  • Optic: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

For a weapon that’s effective at close-medium range, the MP7 remains a solid choice in Season 5. It has great ADS speed, bullet velocity, and an extremely easy-to-learn recoil pattern.

Whether pushing into a room with enemies inside or taking on players from a medium distance, the MP7 will be a great addition to your arsenal.

M4A1: All rounder

sniper support M4A1 loadout
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Stock: FORGE TAC CQS
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

For something to run alongside your sniper that will excel at almost all ranges, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 is one of Season 5’s best options. You may struggle to use this build at extremely long-range, but for following up on body shots or fighting multiple enemies at once, the M4 remains a great choice to support the best Warzone Sniper loadouts.

Best Perks for Warzone sniping

double time warzone perk
  • 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.

The best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts 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.

Warzone Ghost Perk and Operator

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 when using any of the best Warzone Sniper loadouts.

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 best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts, secondary weapons, and Perks, and you’ll be able to dominate opponents at all ranges in Season 5 with the best Warzone Sniper Rifle loadouts.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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How to unlock the Sai in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how to unlock the Sai melee weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War during The Numbers Event in Season 5 Reloaded.

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A new melee weapon called the Sai is now available for players to earn in Warzone and Cold War as a part of Season 5 Reloaded’s The Numbers event.

Season 5 Reloaded brought a ton of free content to Cold War Multiplayer and Zombies and Warzone. This included new maps and multiplayer modes and also a new Zombie region.

Players can also enjoy events in Outbreak, Black Ops Cold War, and Warzone. The Warzone & Black Ops Cold War The Numbers event allows players to unlock a new melee weapon.

The Numbers Event is currently taking place in Cold War and Warzone. It started on September 21 at 10 AM PT. This event will reward players with exclusive cosmetic items as well as XP. But the limited-time challenges hold the best reward, which is the Sai.

Kitsune Operator using the Sai in Black Ops Cold war

How to unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War

To unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War, players will have to complete a full set of The Numbers challenges in either game. There are 9 challenges in both games, with 18 challenges total.

However, players can only unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War by completing a full set of challenges. You cannot unlock the Sai by completing 9 challenges from both games.

The Sai in Warzone and Cold War is a dual-wield melee weapon and the first-ever event reward weapon. It is one of 19 rewards players can earn during the event. Other rewards include stickers, charms, calling cards, and XP.

The Numbers Event in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

All 9 challenges require players to interact with Mobile Broadcast Stations dotted around the map. These trucks have been placed by Perseus in different parts of Verdansk. Investigating unique Mobile Broadcast Stations will complete the nine challenges and allow you to unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War.

You can find all of the Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event challenges below:

Warzone

  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station northwest of the Military Base
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station south of the Port
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station north of the Airport
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station west of the Train Station
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station between the Boneyard and Superstore
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station east of the Salt Mine
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Farmland
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Hills
  • In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station southwest of the TV Station

Black Ops Cold War

  • Complete 3 Multiplayer matches on Zoo or earn Objective Milestones in Outbreak Survival
  • Win a Multiplayer Demolition match or earn 2 or more Zombies Round or Objective Milestones and Exfil successfully
  • Get a total of 50 Eliminations in Multiplayer or Slaughter Medals in Zombies (killed 5 enemies rapidly)
  • Get 10 kills with Lethal Equipment in Multiplayer or earn Lethal Equipment multi kill medals in Zombies
  • Earn 25000 total Multiplayer Score or Zombies Essence
  • Get 3 Multiplayer kills without dying or recover 500 health with food items in a region of Outbreak Survival 3 times
  • Get 5 kills with Scorestreaks in Multiplayer or earn Support multi kill medals in Zombies
  • Get 5 kills with or assisted by your Field Upgrades in Multiplayer or earn Field Upgrade multi kill Medals in Zombies
  • Earn 3 multi kills in Multiplayer or Eliminate Elite enemies in Zombies

How to get Warzone and Cold War Spectral Sai bundle Tri Chroma blueprint

Warzone Black Ops Cold War Spectral Sai Bundle

Players can also unlock the Sai in Warzone and Cold War by purchasing the Spectral Sai bundle in the Call of Duty store, which will automatically unlock the Tri Chroma blueprint for the melee weapon.

A blog post on the Call of Duty website claims, “The Sai’s lightweight design allows for improved agility and fast attacks, which is great for taking out zombies or the competition in Multiplayer and Warzone.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how to open the secret yellow door on Rebirth Island, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations: Locations & everything we know

One of the most interesting additions for Warzone Season 5 is Mobile Broadcast Stations. Here’s their locations and everything else we know.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations

Warzone Season 5 is finally upon us, and it’s come with a whole host of tweaks and changes. One thing players will have noticed is Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations popping up around Verdansk. But what are they, and where can you find them?

As is the case with every update, players are eager to dive back into Warzone Season 5 and check out the latest batch of changes. From new weapons such as The Cane to stylish skins to chase after, such as Kyube Kitsune, there’s plenty to play for and unlock this time around.

One of the changes, however, is causing a mysterious broadcast to be played around Verdansk. The patch notes for Warzone Season 5 noted that Mobile Broadcast Stations would be coming to the game as a new point of interest for players to fight over. Here’s everything we know about the Mobile Broadcast Stations that are now ready for players to activate.

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What are Mobile Broadcast Stations in Warzone Season 5?

These mysterious little POIs had begun spawning around the map since the launch of Season 5 and have been dormant until September 21, 2021, when Raven Software activated them. Players can now travel to these vehicles to complete challenges and earn various rewards.

Raven Software has kept their use relatively vague up until now, urging players to “keep their head” when they approach one and “tune out” the broadcast each one emits.

To look at, they are essentially large trucks with telegraph poles sticking out the top of them. If you stumble across an active one, you will be greeted by an alarm sound and see that the antenna is raised further into the air.

All you need to do is walk up to one and press a button to activate it.

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations

You can find all of the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations on the map below:

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations
  • Northwest of the Military Base
  • South of the Port
  • North of the Airport
  • West of the Train Station
  • Between the Boneyard and Superstore
  • East of the Salt Mine
  • At the Farmland
  • At the Hills
  • Southwest of the TV Station

That’s all we know about the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations right now. We’ll keep you updated as The Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event continues.

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Best MG 82 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The MG 82 can be mighty in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, especially with the right attachments and perks. Here’s our best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

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Best Warzone MG 82 Loadout

Warzone’s MG 82 LMG boasts the highest fire rate of its category, making it a powerful choice for your Season 5 Reloaded loadout. Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout and maximize its potential.

As with all new seasons, there are new weapons in the mix, and the MG 82 LMG was added to Warzone at the start of Season 4.

Fans of the M13 are likely to enjoy the MG 82 as it boasts an insanely high fire rate, having the highest in its class. While it only does moderate damage, its fire rate, accuracy, and magazine size more than make up for it.

While the MG 82 was nerfed following its brief run as the dominating force in the Warzone meta, it can still be a helpful weapon in Season 5 Reloaded if built correctly.

With this in mind, here are the attachments and perks you should use to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

Best Warzone MG 82 loadout

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Best Warzone MG 82 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 16.4″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 125 Rnd Mags

There’s no better choice than the Agency Suppressor for the muzzle attachment of the best Warzone MG 82 loadout. Not only does it hide your shots from the minimap, but it also increases bullet velocity, damage range, and recoil control of the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

The 16.4″ Task Force barrel is ideal for the best Warzone MG 82 loadout to complement this silencer. This barrel improves every aspect of the weapon’s long-range potential, giving a massive boost to recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range.

For optics, the Axial Arms 3x is the perfect magnification for this LMG. You’ll have no issue taking out targets at a distance, but it isn’t so zoomed in that you’ll lose targets at closer distances. And to further help keep your shot on target, you should use the Field Agent Grip.

And for ammunition, the 125 Rnd Mags give you a little more bang for your buck without affecting your ADS speed. If you prefer to prioritize reload time over ADS speed, you should opt for the 125 Rnd Speed Mag instead.

Best perks to use with MG 82 class

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

As the MG 82 is a heavy LMG, you’ll move significantly slower than you would with an Assault Rifle. Double Time will increase your Tactical Sprint duration, allowing you to move around the map much faster.

As it’s much slower, the MG 82 won’t be as effective in close-range situations. Overkill will allow you to take a custom SMG along with the LMG straightaway, making you lethal at all ranges. Then, you should prioritize getting the Ghost perk from another loadout drop to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

And finally, Amped will allow you to swap between your two weapons almost instantly.

Most recent MG 82 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

It has been a bit since Raven Software last made any significant changes to the MG 82 LMG in the Call of Duty battle royale. We will update this section with the latest buffs or nerfs when they are applied to the weapon.

How to unlock the MG 82

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The MG 82 is free to unlock for all players, as it came as part of Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s free Battle Pass. You needed to hit Tier 15, and then you can equip and rank up this fast-firing LMG to make the best Warzone MG 82 loadout.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to get there during Season 4, as there is still a way you can get this weapon for free.

Players now need to complete one of two unlock challenges to acquire this LMG, which you can find below:

  • Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer/Warzone: Using LMGs, kill 3 or more enemies without reloading in 15 different completed matches
  • Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using LMGs, kill 250 enemies that are stunned by your Tesla Storm

Best alternatives

If you haven’t unlocked the MG 82 yet, or you’re looking to use something else besides the best Warzone MG 82 loadout, there are plenty of other viable heavy LMGs you can use, such as the RAAL MG.

The PKM has also been a powerful choice for its low recoil and large magazine size, but you could also use the underrated SA87 if you’re looking for something more versatile.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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