Best Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle 2022

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The best Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle is already catching the attention of players dropping into the two beta weekends. Designed to act as a hybrid between an assault rifle and a sniper, marksman rifles tend to feature a high damage output alongside mobility levels superior to the aforementioned categories.

In mid-range combat, marksman rifles are more than capable of beating assault rifles and submachine guns but at extremely long distances, the damage drop-off can cause plenty of hitmarkers to appear.

Before we reveal more about the best Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle to use in multiplayer, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG to use along with all there is to know about the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.

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What is the best Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle?

S Tier Lockwood MK2

Although it's the beta and the full game is still a few weeks away, the early frontrunner in the marksman rifle category is the Lockwood MK2.

This bolt-action rifle is capable of beating the strongest assault rifles in mid-range engagements and if your reaction times are fast enough, it's very easy to quick-scope anyone that wanders into your crosshair during a match.

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Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle tier list

S Tier Lockwood MK2
A Tier
B Tier
C Tier
Z Tier

At the moment, the Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle tier list looks relatively empty as there's very little information on which weapons will feature in this particular category.

So far, we know the Lockwood MK2 is definitely making an appearance in addition to the LM-S. Once we have a chance to compare the LM-S against the Lockwood, we will add it to the list.

When the full game launches at the end of October, we'll test the entire category and rank them so you know which marksman rifles to use and which ones you should avoid.

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Modern Warfare 2 release date

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With the second beta well underway, attention is turning toward the full launch of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. While those who pre-order the game gain early access to the campaign, multiplayer will remain locked until October 28, 2022.

If you're wondering what the full multiplayer build will contain, be sure to check out our hub containing all of the details including some of the leaked guns, rumoured maps, and more.

That's everything there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 marksman rifle. For more, check out our guides containing intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and the Modern Warfare 2 maps arriving in multiplayer.