Best Warzone sniper rifle (March 2024)

Image showing golden sniper rifle from Call of Duty Warzone
Credit: Activision

Image showing golden sniper rifle from Call of Duty Warzone
Credit: Activision
March 19, 2024: With the final weeks of Warzone underway, we've adjusted our list to showcase the best Warzone sniper rifle to use.

Due to the immense power and versatility of the Kar98k Marksman rifle, Sniper rifles in Call of Duty Warzone rarely feature in the metagame thanks to their lack of mobility. Despite this, they're still strong choices if you're looking for a gun to dominate in long-distance duels.

With a total of 13 snipers to choose from and with Season 5 underway, players are on the hunt for the best Warzone sniper rifle to use

The Season 3 update introduced widespread changes to a number of popular snipers, resulting in a significant shift in the long-range metagame. As Raven Software continues to adjust the best Warzone guns, we're still looking for the very best Warzone sniper to use. After some testing, check out which is the best sniper to use in Season 5 below!

What is the best Warzone sniper?

Best Warzone sniper rifle


XRK Stalker
KV Inhibitor

As the Season 5 meta continues to evolve, there are numerous snipers that make an impact.

The AX-50 from Modern Warfare continues to prove popular while the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle is also making an impact in those competitive long-distance duels.

Warzone sniper rifle tier list

While this list does showcase the best and worst snipers Warzone has to offer, it doesn't rank the very best weapons in the arsenal which is where the best Warzone guns come into play. Here's a closer look at the snipers!



The undisputed champion among Warzone snipers is the KATT AMR. Renowned for its unmatched accuracy and the ability to eliminate any enemy with a single shot, regardless of their health, it rightfully earns its place in our S-tier.

Setting itself apart from other sniper rifles, the KATT AMR doesn't require explosive ammunition, thus avoiding any loss in accuracy.

Swiss K31 Warzone Sniper Rifle Tier List
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  • KV Inhibitor

As the sole Semi-Automatic sniper rifle in our arsenal, the KV Inhibitor stands out with its unique attributes. While it offers the second-highest damage among rifles of its type, its rapid rate of fire may surprise you. Functioning more like a close-ranged sniper, akin to a blend of the MTZ Interceptor and Longbow, the KV Inhibitor can swiftly dispatch enemies with just three shots.

However, its potency comes with a drawback—it exhibits the expected kickback and recoil of a high-powered sniper rifle. While it can be devastating like the MTZ Interceptor, it lacks the ability to eliminate enemy operators with a single shot, as typical of sniper rifles.


  • Longbow

The Longbow is a bolt-action sniper rifle known for its rapid rate of fire, resembling that of a semi-automatic rifle. However, its standout feature is marred by its drawback—the lowest damage range among all sniper rifles. Regrettably, it lacks many other positive attributes to elevate it to a favorable position.

In Warzone, the Longbow falls short due to its limited range and mediocre damage, especially in the vast sightlines of Urzikstan. However, its swift fire rate proves advantageous in medium-range engagements, allowing for rapid shots that can catch opponents off guard and secure unexpected kills.

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  • XRK Stalker

Occupying the lowest tier is the XRK Stalker, introduced in Season 1 of Warzone, yet failing to make a significant impact. While resembling the KATT AMR in some aspects, it falls short of expectations, leaving a lackluster impression.

The XRK Stalker fails to achieve a one-shot takedown on enemy operators without explosive ammunition at full damage. This limitation leads to decreased accuracy and difficulty in landing shots effectively, resulting in a weapon that either frequently misses its mark or struggles to reliably eliminate enemies.

There you have it, that's our definitive Warzone sniper rifle tier list! For more Warzone, check out the best Warzone Assault Rifle to use along with the best Warzone SMGs.

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