Best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle in Season 6

Image showing Modern Warfare player laying prone with sniper rifle
Credit: Activision

Image showing Modern Warfare player laying prone with sniper rifle
Credit: Activision
October 2, 2023: Season 6 is now underway and we've updated our MW2 sniper rifle tier list so you know which is best to use in multiplayer

Known for their long-distance prowess, the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifles often possess the ability to eliminate an opponent with a single bullet. With Season 6 officially underway there's every chance Modern Warfare 2 fans continue to excel in long-range engagements.

The most recent addition to the MW2 sniper rifle category is the Carrack .300, a semi-automatic sniper acting as an alternative to some of the more popular bolt-action offerings.

Before we share the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle, take a look at our guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and when the next double XP event takes place.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle?

So far, the Signal 50, SP-X 80, and the FJX Imperium are proving popular as the top sniper rifles to use. All three come with plenty of firepower and thanks to the Gunsmith, you can gear them to suit any style of play with ease.

Competition at the top of the category is extremely close but the Signal, SP-X, and FJX continue to steal the show. We'll keep monitoring the category as the Modern Warfare 2 game cycle progresses.

Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle tier list

S Tier
Signal 50 SP-X 80 FJX Imperium
A Tier
LA-B 330 Carrack .300 Victus XMR MCPR-300

With a total of seven Modern Warfare 2 snipers to use, there are minimal differences between the rifles on offer.

The list continues to change as Infinity Ward continues to make adjustments and if there are any changes, we'll update our list so you know which snipers are worth using and which ones to avoid.

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How many snipers are in Modern Warfare 2?

There are seven sniper rifles available to use in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. With seasonal updates expected to add new weapons to the arsenal, this number will increase over time.

Is the Intervention in Modern Warfare 2?

Technically, the Intervention is in Modern Warfare 2 as the FJX Imperium but if you're expecting the original Intervention from 209's Modern Warfare 2, you're out of luck.

When is Modern Warfare 2 Season 6 Reloaded?

Season 6 Reloaded is the next Modern Warfare 2 update. The mid-season update is expected to arrive on October 17, marking the halfway point of Season 5.

There's every chance some sniper receive a few nerfs but we'll have to wait and see what the developers have in store.

That's everything we know about the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle so far. Be sure to check back once the beta begins to find the full tier list. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing the best ISO Hemlock loadout for mid-range action.

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