Best Warzone 2 marksman rifle (Season 3 Reloaded)

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Warzone 2 marksman rifle
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May 25, 2023: Season 3 Reloaded is coming to an end and to reflect the current meta, we've tweaked our marksman rifle tier list so you know which one is best to use.

Wondering what the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle is for the final stages of Season 3 Reloaded? We've got you covered. Acting as a hybrid between a sniper and an assault rifle, this particular category often gets overlooked despite containing weapons that pack a lethal punch.

Some feature excellent mobility while others pack a lethal punch giving you the ability to down an opponent with a few well-placed shots to the upper body. Despite this, marksman rifles rarely feature in the Season 3 Reloaded meta. However, thanks to recent weapon buffs and nerfs, there's a chance marksman rifles could increase in popularity.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle, don't forget to check out our other guides showcasing all of the ranked play rewards and the best AR to use.

What is the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle?

Although there are several marksman rifles to choose from, there are a couple that stand out from the crowd thanks to their superior firepower and versatility on the battlefield. For Season 3 Reloaded, the best Warzone 2 marksman rifles are the Tempus Torrent and EBR-14.

The bolt-action rifle features incredible power capable of eliminating an opponent with a single bullet along with impressive mobility that creates plenty of versatility. As the cycle progresses, we'll continue to update and tweak our tier list to reflect the current meta.

Warzone 2 marksman rifle tier list

S tier

  • Tempus Torrent
  • EBR-14

A tier

  • Lockwood MK2
  • SA-B 330
  • SP-R 208

B tier

  • LM-S

Z tier

  • TAQ-M

While the EBR-14 and the Tempus Torrent sit at the top of the list, they're closely followed by the Lockwood MK2 which shares several similarities to the top tier. However, the lack of damage sees it slip into A tier.

The next tier contains the LM-S. The semi-automatic rifle packs a deadly punch but the high levels of recoil are extremely difficult to control in long-distance combat.

Sitting at the bottom of the list is the TAQ-M. Despite its incredible damage, it's almost impossible to control in mid-range and long-distance combat even with a strong attachment combination equipped.

Warzone 2 player holding SP-R 208 marksman rifle
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How many marksman rifles are in Warzone 2?

There are a total of seven marksman rifles to use in Warzone 2. Each possesses a range of qualities and drawbacks but the two in our top tier are the only viable options to use as part of a loadout.

We expect the number of marksman rifles to increase as Infinity Ward adds new weapons to the arsenal. Once they appear, we'll compare and contrast them against the current crop and reveal if they're worth using.


When does Warzone 2 Season 4 start?

Thanks to the in-game timer, we know when the Season 4 update for Warzone 2 launches. The timer says Season 4 will begin on June 14 which isn't far away. Will marksman rifles make an impact? We'll have to wait and see.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 marksman rifles. For more on the battle royale, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 SMG and the latest intel on Warzone 2 ranked play.

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