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JGOD explains what the best snipers are in Warzone after latest update

With all the latest updates to Call of Duty: Warzone, JGOD gives us a break down of all the snipers, but which one is the best in Season 3?

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With Warzone Season 3 Reloaded bringing about updates and changes, many players may be wondering what the best Warzone snipers are and how the long-range meta now looks.

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded landed with a bang, introducing an ’80s Action Hero theme, with new operators, a Power Grab LTM, and even weapon buffs and nerfs.

On May 27, Warzone received another update, which reworked some of the Cold War optics to make them feel more natural in the Modern Warfare engine. This, of course, shifted the balance a little, and popular YouTuber JGOD decided to break all the snipers down in a new video.

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The update on May 27 saw some of the Black Ops Cold War optics get a little rework, adjusting their clarity and zoom to be more in tune with the Modern Warfare optics players are so used to.

Although this update seems a little late, with the Black Ops integration into Warzone happening way back in December 2020, this change was well received and has even changed the use of these optics.

JGOD’s best snipers in Warzone

Due to the new Cold War optics change, many of the players using the 3x and 4x optics to increase ADS while maintaining the same magnification on regular sniper scopes will be disappointed to see that these sights have now been reworked and corrected to fit their actual use.

In light of this change, JGOD broke down all the most used snipers and showed exactly how they perform in the three most important categories: aim down sight speed, bullet velocity, and rate of fire.

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For ADS, the sniper that comes out on top of the best Warzone snipers is the Kar98k. A sniper considered the best by many players. If players are looking for an aggressive sniper to stay on the move and be ready to snipe at all times, the Kar is definitely the best choice.

Coming in second is the Cold War sniper, the Pelington, which JGOD says is “a funny one there because it feels like you just get hitmarkers.”

The Cold War snipers definitely take some getting used to, as the animation is not what Warzone players are accustomed to. After some time, the Pelington can definitely be a good choice, but players will need to “relearn” with the new reworked optics.

JGOD generally advises players now to use the default scopes instead of the variable zooms and 3/4x scopes, as the rework has definitely shifted the viability of the default scope.

Bullet velocity

In terms of bullet velocity, the “ZRG, which is the top dog,” a slower longer-ranged sniper that is the best option for those who are looking to snipe from a distance. After the ZRG, the SPR can also be a great sniper for both long and shorter ranges due to great bullet velocity compared to the Kar98k, a similar style sniper.

Further, the Swiss has the slowest bullet velocity but can also be a great option for those aggressive players due to its fast ADS and rate of fire.

The order for bullet velocity makes sense, as the longer-ranged snipers have higher bullet velocity. In contrast, the more aggressive, mobile snipers are slower as players will generally using them for closer ranges, making bullet velocity not as important. So, if you’re looking for a longer-ranged sniper, bullet velocity is a great indication of the best ones you should be using.

Rate of fire

This is arguably the most important category of them all and makes the Kar98k one of the best Warzone snipers. Not only does the Kar have the best ADS out of the snipers, but it also comes a close second in the rate of fire category.

Taking the top spot is the SPR, a very fast-firing sniper, making it a very strong sniper. The SPR is arguably better than the Kar, depending on your playstyle.

Those who want speed will definitely want to use the Kar, while for those who want a more versatile sniper to deal with various ranges and situations, the SPR is the sniper for you.

Overall rank

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In conclusion, the SPR is the top-ranked sniper in terms of the average across all these categories. This doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best sniper in Warzone, as the Kar98k is clearly still the best aggressive sniper in the game.

However, it does mean it is the best all-around sniper for those looking to be aggressive and take on long-range engagements. As for the Cold War snipers, the ZRG is the top-rated. However, the Pelington is also very viable.

That’s it for the best snipers in Warzone since the latest update. For more, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on best SMG loadouts for Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone players call for Raven to steal exciting Apex Legends feature

Warzone players are calling for the developers to add a feature seen in Apex Legends to improve the player experience.

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Warzone players are calling for Raven Software to add a certain feature to Warzone that is available to players in Apex Legends.

Since Vanguard’s integration, Warzone has been receiving a lot of stick, not just over the bugs and issues, but also the new map, Caldera, which is supposedly receiving some changes soon.

Although players were seemingly looking forward to the prospect of a new battle royale map for Warzone Pacific, there’s clearly a lot that players would like to see improve, with NICKMERCS recently sharing his opinion on the matter.

Now, players are calling for a feature from Apex Legends that may alleviate player frustrations when it comes to the map.

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Reddit user duffwardo posed a question in the Warzone subreddit that asks: “Would adding timed map rotations into Warzone improve the game?”

The post has an image attached showing Verdansk ’84, the original Verdansk map, and Caldera side by side suggesting that these maps would be in rotation for the battle royale.

This is a feature that is already present in Warzone’s battle royale competitor Apex Legends. In Apex, battle royale maps rotate every hour or so to keep the game fresh and exciting.

This means that players aren’t just fighting in the same locations again and again, and they get to experience some variation when the map rotates. It seems this is something Warzone players would like as well, especially those who miss Verdansk, as one player in the comments wrote:

“That would be great so I could skip Caldera every time its in rotation, like everyone else would. Everyone wants Verdansk back.”

The major difference is that Apex Legends has four maps to rotate between and will sometimes take a map away for a whole season and then bring it back to make it feel even more refreshing.

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Warzone really only has two maps, Caldera and Verdansk. As one comment points out, it may be pointless to have both Verdansk and Verdanks ’84 due to their likeness: “I see no point rotating between verdansk and verdansk 84, one or the other but preferably OG verdansk.”

This probably won’t be added to Warzone due to the sheer size that it would make the game, especially as it would likely cause even more bugs and issues than already present.

Perhaps this is something we will see for the reported Warzone 2, which is set to be a completely new battle royale game.

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Warzone January 26 update patch notes: Buy Station freeze fix, Xbox improvements, more

Warzone has been given a brand new update on January 26 and it seems Raven are focussing on eliminating bugs and performance issues.

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The Warzone January 26 update brings a variety of bug fixes and improvements to the game, including a partial fix for the dreaded Buy Station freezing bug.

Warzone has been going through a pretty rough period when it comes to bugs, exploits, and performance issues. Players have been complaining about a variety of things including the Buy Station freezing glitch and, more recently, invisible guns in the Gulag.

Since the delay of Season 2, the devs promised to work harder on improving the experience for players, and it seems that’s what this Warzone January 26 update is all about.

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While this wasn’t explicitly in the patch notes for this update, Raven Software took to Twitter to let players know about “major improvements” to players freezing at Buy Stations.

Although the bug is seemingly still in the game, Raven have explained that the “frequency” of this issue should be reduced for the time being.

As it is still an issue, we expect to see more improvements and fixes for this bug in a future update.

Warzone January 26 update patch notes

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across Caldera allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing instability when typing non-ASCII characters (eg: ©, ®, ™, ∅).
  • Fixed an additional issue causing the menu screen to flicker.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to respawn via buy back with part of their original Loadout.
  • Fixed an issue causing additional placeholder images to appear in various Store Bundle previews and/or purchases.
  • Fixed an issue causing live matches to crash.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to fall into a bottomless pit of despair when attempting to take a dip in the pool.
  • Fixed an issue causing the second Loadout Public Event to not occur in core Battle Royale modes.

Xbox improvements

  • Fixed an issue causing instability when pressing the Xbox home button twice while in-game.

Warzone Pacific Season 2 will be the game’s next big update, so stay tuned for all the information when it is released on February 14.

For more, check out the leaks, rumors, expected release date, and platforms for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.

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CoD Warzone 2: Leaks, rumors, platforms & release window

Activision are reportedly developing Warzone 2, so here’s everything we know about the rumored sequel to CoD’s battle royale.

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While Call of Duty: Warzone has just undergone its huge Pacific overhaul, there are reports that Activision are developing ‘Warzone 2.’ Here’s everything we know about Warzone 2, the rumored sequel to CoD’s hit battle royale.

Call of Duty: Warzone will soon hit its third year, and the game has changed significantly since its March 2020 release. Every weapon from Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard have arrived, Verdansk was nuked and given a 1980’s overhaul, and now the game takes place in the Pacific.

But it appears that Activision are looking at moving the battle royale title on further, with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reporting that “a new iteration of Call of Duty Warzone” is in the works.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.

What is Call of Duty: Warzone 2?

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is the rumored sequel to CoD’s hit battle royale, where it’s reported to be “a completely new game” with “no past weapon integrations.”

Warzone’s sequel was first reported by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier and corroborated by well-known industry insider Tom Henderson.

When could Warzone 2 release?

Schreier reported that Warzone 2 is on track for a 2023 release, which puts it at three years after Warzone’s original launch.

There’s no way of knowing whether it will be attached to CoD 2022 (believed to be titled Modern Warfare II) similar to how the original Warzone was released as part of Modern Warfare, or whether it will launch alongside CoD 2023 at the end of the year.

Warzone 2 platforms

According to Tom Henderson, Warzone 2 will only be on current-gen and PC, which means it will release on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

He described it as a “completely new game for better hardware,” so it will likely take full advantage of PC and current-gen console’s power.

We would expect improved visuals, and maybe even the highly-requested FOV slider on consoles.

Warzone 2 gameplay

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We’re completely in the dark about what Warzone 2’s gameplay will be like, but Henderson said that there will be “no past weapon integrations etc.”

So it seems that Warzone 2 will be a clean slate, only taking in weapons from the current CoD title or having its own separate weapon pool.


Microsoft have announced they’re in the process of buying CoD publishers Activision Blizzard, so you can also check out the five ways the deal could change Call of Duty forever.

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